BEST BEACH HOTELS: The Oberoi, Bali
WHERE: Renowned for it’s laid back attitude and picture perfect surrounds, Bali is the go to island for a touch of hedonism. The Oberoi, Bali is in the heart of the chicest part of the island, Seminyak fusing together luxury and escapism with perfection. With extensive golden sands on one side with beach front bars offering cocktails and hard-to-beat sunsets and an abundance of great shops selling everything your heart (just maybe not your suitcase) could desire on the other, you’d be hard pressed to find a more perfect setting.
WHAT: Taking over 15 acres of lush tropical gardens set right upon Seminyak Beach, The Oberoi, Bali is quintessential Balinese in its offering. Comprised of 74 luxurious thatched villas dotted throughout, privacy and luxury is the name of the game. Most villas offer their own pool and are clad in Balinese perfection with teak furnishings, local art and batik prints. With two restaurants, a bar, tennis courts, an outdoor pool overlooking the beach as well as a truly indulgent spa (it is Bali, after all), it’s hard to come close to The Oberoi, Bali for indulgent escapism Bali style.
Why: For a true escape from the daily grind, this is the place. Showcasing the beauty that Bali has to offer with tropical green gardens and the golden sand, your troubles shall melt away. From breakfast under the shade of the fragrant frangipani trees to afternoon tea on the lawn via a rather good Balinese massage, The Oberoi, Bali will leave you wishing for no more.