Bali, Indonesia is well known to be one of the popular wedding and honeymoon destinations in SouthEast Asia. Its beautiful landscapes, spectacular beaches and warm Indonesian hospitality exude a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere to couples all around the world. Nusa Dua, an area in Southern Bali is particularly known for being a hotbed of luxurious resorts, white sand beaches, golf resorts, fine dining and R&R, making the perfect enclave for a memorable honeymoon. In this issue, we take a deep dive to explore the first and only all-inclusive luxury resort in Bali – Samabe Bali Suites & Villas.
Recently awarded ‘Best Wedding Destination in South East Asia’ by Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards this year, we were excited to check out Samabe Bali and what it has to offer engaged couples. We were presented with a luxury beachfront resort that housed 81 full ocean view suites and villas. Plus, their ‘all-inclusive’ package showcased a luxurious lifestyle. Located at the Southern cliffs of the island, this secluded 8-hectare paradise epitomizes the tranquillity of a beach resort in lavish style. Serene, airy and spacious, we were swept off our feet the moment we stepped into the estate. Read on to discover what’s in store for you for your wedding day.
9 Reasons to visit Samabe Bali Suites & Villas
1. Get wed in an idyllic chapel
Featuring a contemporary glass wedding chapel with 180 degrees of the ocean, exchanging your vows at the Pearl Chapel in Samabe Bali will be an experience you will never forget. Here you can walk on the illuminated bridal walkway to the altar. The marriage of white-sand beach and turquoise ocean brings about a magical backdrop for your ‘I Do’ moment. View a real wedding at the Pearl Chapel here.
After exchanging your vows, you can host your reception in the lawn area of the Royal Samabe Residence. As dawn turns to dusk, this beautiful outdoor lawn will provide the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding. The Residence’s lawn area seats up to 100 guests and the Green Lagoon seats up to 300 guests. Click here for more information.
2. Delight in a breezy beach wedding
Apart from the iconic Pearl chapel, you can also choose to get married on the sandy beach! For smaller style weddings of up to 10 guests, the beach wedding package at Samabe Bali is one of the most popular picks. It includes even an English-speaking celebrant or a Christian priest (non-legal) and a dedicated romance coordinator! Exchange your vows under a beautiful bamboo canopy or a flower arch. The beach package starts from S$2,000 and includes fresh flowers, decorations, and more. Click here to see all package inclusions.
3. Host your wedding at the Ring of Fire
Overlooking the spectacular Indian ocean is a beautiful ring-shaped, open-air venue for you to exchange your vows in an upbeat and elegant way. Also located at the poolside, your venue radiates vibes of boundless joy! This space seats approximately 10 persons. Packages here start from S$1,600 and include flowers, cake and mocktails! Click here for inclusions.
4. Hold a simple yet unique cave wedding just for the both of you
Another option offered by Samabe Bali for a simple yet unique ceremony would be a cave wedding! Just for the 2 of you, Samabe Bali can set up a wedding ceremony for you in a cave that truly focuses on an intimate and beautiful moment. It also makes for a gorgeous spot for a photo shoot spot.
Samabe has also prepared a photoshoot package that couples can sign up for, to take beautiful photos within their resort against their gorgeous backdrops. The package provides a dedicated butler and buggy service for you to ensure that everything runs smoothly during your shoot.
5. Get cosy with an intimate villa celebration
Voted ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Indonesia’ by TripAdvisor Travelers Choice this year, it came as no surprise to us when we saw that the suites and villas in Samabe Bali are incredibly gorgeous. Traditionally inspired, stylishly designed and luxuriously furnished, each suite and villa aims to deliver a fine and lavish experience to its guests – which it definitely did during our stay. We love that the Balinese culture is preserved in the finer touches of the rooms. The villas are also built with iconic thatched roof-structures and wood elements. Yet each villa opens up to reveal a sense of modern and stylish living within its interiors. In total, Samabe Bali houses 39 luxury suites and 42 luxury villas.
The luxury villas of Samabe breakdown into 4 categories – the 1 bedroom pool villa which we had the pleasure of staying at. The 2-bedroom Pool Villa, 2-bedroom Penthouse Pool Villa and lastly, the Royal Samabe Residence.
If you are in search of privacy and exclusiveness for your wedding, a villa wedding for 2 is your perfect choice. Surrounded by nature, be accompanied by light breezes, the sounds of breaking waves and a beautiful floral set up during your ceremony.
Each villa features spacious living quarters and a terrace that comes complete with a sundeck for you to sunbathe just steps away from your very own private pool that measures 8 x 4 metres. The 265 sqm ocean pool villa that we made our home for 2 nights boasted ocean views that made it very difficult for us to leave on the third day. Our favourite part of the villa was that it came with a choice of both indoor and outdoor shower! We can only imagine how this space will make your wedding and honeymoon vacation a memorable one. Watch the video below to explore the 1-bedroom Ocean Pool Villa for yourself!
6. Wake up to ocean views in the suites of Samabe Bali
The suites boast an uninterrupted view of the Indian ocean and are accompanied with a private and spacious balcony for your afternoon leisure. Oh, what blew our minds was that each suite had a telescope, so we could spend our nights stargazing!
This is by far one of the most romantic inclusions we have seen. We can only imagine, returning back to these suites after your wedding celebration presents an unforgettable vacation to remember. We also absolutely loved how the bathroom stares out into the calm ocean.
You can request for a special honeymoon suite for your stay for they come with special touches! Knowing that your wedding or honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime affair, the team at Samabe Bali wants every couple to feel special. They prepared plenty of honeymoon surprises for couples to enjoy. Our stay here was accompanied by thoughtful service throughout, and the staff at Samabe Bali made us feel that the little details were always well taken care of.
7. Celebrate the epitome of romance with Samabe’s Proposal Ideas
If you are not planning a wedding, but a proposal instead, Samabe Bali is also the place for you. With these 4 engagement ideas and packages, work together with the team who are happy to assist you in making that precious moment come to live. You can choose between a private cave dinner by the ocean, an unexpected helicopter proposal that overlooks a flower message on the beach, a message in a bottle, a cliffside proposal, or a high tea romance in a beautiful tented house. At Samabe, never let it stop at your imagination. Watch a wonderful real-life proposal at Samabe Bali below.
8. Experience the luxury of an all-inclusive stay
When you stay at Samabe Bali, you can pick from 1 of 3 packages to be included during your stay – the ‘Standard Benefits‘ package that gives you limited privileges, the ‘All inclusive package‘ that gives you unlimited privileges, or the ‘Honeymoon Benefits‘ package that gives you special touches you will remember long after the vacation.
Imagine this – unlimited meals and drinks any time of the day. A dedicated butler to service your needs 24 hours throughout your stay. Signature exciting activities and relaxing spa treatments. This is what the all-inclusive experience at Samabe Bali feels like.
We are thankful to have experienced the all-inclusive package during our stay. The experience was priceless and indulgent with benefits aplenty. To add, the service staff of Samabe Bali were very warm and genuine. Without a second thought, I would recommend it to all couples heading to Samabe Bali. Fit for royalty, click here and here to find out what this enticing package entails.
Our personal butler was charming, discreet and anticipatory with all our needs. We were so well taken care of to the extent that we felt spoiled silly! On days when we did not feel like waking up for the buffet breakfast, we could easily pick up the ala-carte menu when we woke up, to enjoy meals in the comfort of our villa. It was the first time that we did not have to set our alarms for breakfast!
Every evening from 5 pm to midnight, the resort serves up free-flow alcoholic beverages. This means you can enjoy cocktails, beers, wine as much as it pleases you. The Ring of Fire Pool Bar (outdoor) and the Te.Ja.Co lounge (indoor) are great spots for you to unwind over drinks. Your mini-bar (which has 4 cans of beers) is also restocked every day and you can feel free to indulge in it without fear of a crazy bill at the end of your stay.
9. Unique dining experiences & exciting activities for you to discover
Samabe Bali is home to unique experiences. The Samabe Cave Dinner , also known as The Power of Love, in our opinion, is not to be missed. Be lured with the romantic candlelit dinner set in an exotic aura of a private cave with magical settings of candles, lanterns and the breeze of the ocean. The dinner menu is a specially curated 4-course seafood & prime cut BBQ dishes paired with refreshing beverages.
Also, enjoy other dining experience at Rempah-Rempah restaurant, the main dining hall that delivers a rich taste of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine to your mouths. Crystal Blue, their second restaurant accentuates the sensation of tasty mouthwatering modern European cuisine in an al fresco setting with ocean view right before your eyes. At Crystal Blue, you can dive your taste buds right into luxury dishes such as Oscetra caviar blinis, foie gras parfait, and ravioli of lobster with sea urchin foam. In the day, be sure to seat yourself at their open-air teakwood deck to enjoy soft breezes from the ocean as you dine!
As part of your ‘unlimited privileges’ package, be sure to book one of the signature activities at Samabe Bali. For each day of your stay, you can indulge in one of these activities – batik painting, sunset tour, body scrub, foot reflexology, body massage, cave dining, Devdan show, sea-walker and more. As big fans of the spa, we opted to visit the Galangal spa for a 60-minute body scrub.
We also enjoyed the cave dining experience and would recommend you give it a go!
Set on a cliff, facing the breezy ocean, with unlimited benefits, there is nothing quite like it. Samabe Bali introduced to us a beautiful and quaint spot in Southern Bali that offered a respite for our weary city-souls. There are also plenty of things to do in Bali if you wish to head out to explore.
For couples in search of a romantic haven to host your wedding, surprise your other half with a proposal, or to celebrate romance for an anniversary – we recommend you check out Samabe Bali. The room rate at the Samabe Bali starts from S$350/night. Book direct with them and get special inclusions* such as late checkout and complimentary airport transfer for a 3-night stay.
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