With a dazzling blend of beachfront beauty, effervescent entertainment, boutique shopping outlets, luxury resorts and decadent dining venues; it’s no surprise that Seminyak has become one of Bali’s most popular holiday hot-spots (and one of our Travel Team’s favourite destinations!).
On this occasion, we were in for a real treat and enjoyed a fresh take on the lively beachside district on Bali’s stunning west coast from the perfect launching pad of the Courtyard by Marriott.
Situated in the heart of Seminyak, Courtyard by Marriott provides inviting accommodation in 290 designer rooms and suites set against the sun-drenched backdrop of one of Bali’s most iconic locales. The resort has received rave reviews on TripAdvisor thanks to an irresistible blend of five-star service, convenient facilities and stylish accommodations.
Guests are invited to relax and unwind in a series of spectacular modern guestrooms and suites that exude sophistication, decadence and subtle hints of Balinese charm. Most properties feature a plush king-size bed, gorgeous ensuite bathroom containing a rain-shower and premium Nirvae amenities, an LED TV, mini-bar, writing desk and a private balcony.
Our Upgraded Deluxe Pool View Room served as a plush haven and welcoming refuge from the Balinese sun, while the in-demand Deluxe Pool Terrace Rooms (available as an upgrade package) offered direct access to one of the property’s interlinking series of gorgeous turquoise swimming pools.
Speaking of the pool, we absolutely adored Courtyard’s Pool Bar & Lounge – a super-cool hangout spot with a swim-up service bar that dispenses thirst-quenching cocktails and delicious lunch items all day long.
Our Travel team couldn’t get enough of their signature ‘Bloody Mary Burgers’ (served with an accompanying shot of the namesake cocktail) and crispy Bintang Fried Chicken – think KFC with the added indulgence of Bintang Beer-infused batter!
Mornings at the resort also presented us with moments to savour – Courtyard’s in-house Seminyak Kitchen boasts the best breakfast in town! The delectable buffet-style eatery dishes up irresistible servings of all your western and eastern favourites from eggs cooked a variety of ways, to fresh tropical fruits and more.
The inviting restaurant also set the scene for a mouth-watering ‘Taste of Bali’ dining experience that showcased classic Balinese cuisine with bold modern twists.
Courtyard by Marriott also presents guests with a range of on-site facilities to enjoy including the Zanti Retreat Spa, three stunning sky-blue swimming pools, sunken pool bar, in-house Seminyak Kitchen restaurant, handy concierge desk and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Our group was also granted unlimited complimentary access to the 24-hour gym which definitely came in handy after our culinary indulgences!
The Zanti Spa is certainly a place where indulgence is in no short supply. The Spa offers an array of soothing treatments ranging from rejuvenating facials to deep tissue massages that will leave you feeling utterly pampered. We can definitely recommend the traditional Balinese Massages – pure heaven!
While mum and dad enjoy some downtime at the spa, the little ones are sure to love running amok at Courtyard’s on-site Kids Club – there are lots of fun activities and games to keep young minds blissfully occupied.
The best part about being on holiday is that you can do as much or as little as you deem fit. Whether you prefer to unwind by the poolside, partake in some water aerobics, or achieve inner peace with a yoga class; you can do it all.
The chic establishment is also close to all that Seminyak is famous for – from the clubs, bars and dining venues of the town’s main street (affectionately coined ‘Eat Street’); to the sandy shores of the beachfront (only ten-minutes away on foot). Some of the most famous locations are the Ku De Ta and Potato Head Beach Clubs, where you can hang out right throughout the day – from breakfast to sunset, and then enjoy an evening dinner and cocktails beyond.
The engaging Bali Nusa Dua Theatre is also a leisurely drive away. The theatre is home to the incredible Devdan Cultural Show – a spectacular sound, light and acrobatic display that takes centre stage and leaves audiences awed with a mix of traditional song, dance and flair.
You can even choose to head inland to the charming Ubud region where you can experience true Balinese village life, immerse yourself amid pristine rainforest scenery, and peruse markets laden with locally-made handicrafts.
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