Bali, the enchanting paradise known as the Island of the Gods, captivates with its natural beauty and cultural richness. Nestled within this tropical haven, Soori Bali embodies the essence of what makes Bali truly exceptional. From the moment you set foot on its volcanic black sands and gaze upon the majestic Mount Batukaru and the surrounding lush rice fields, you know you have arrived at a place that embodies the essence of a perfect Bali vacation. As they say, this haven is what Bali should be – rejuvenating, peaceful, and authentic. In this article, we will delve into the reasons why a stay at Soori Bali is an absolute must for anyone seeking an unforgettable and authentic Balinese experience.
9 Reasons to Stay in the Luxurious Soori Bali
1. Create a paradise of your own
Welcome to Soori Bali – a luxurious haven nestled in the enchanting Island of the Gods. Set on a volcanic black sand beach in the Tabanan Regency between the majestic Mount Batukaru and terraced rice fields, Soori Bali is a hidden refuge perfect for those who are seeking rejuvenation and peace. With the resort’s secluded location and breathtaking beachfront setting, it provides an oasis of tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the famous tourist spots in Bali.
2. A luxury resort that prioritises sustainability
Showcasing a remarkable blend of contemporary Asian architecture that seamlessly integrates with the surrounding rice fields and coastline, Soori Bali is designed, owned, and operated by the renowned architect Soo K Chan from the design firm SCDA. Drawing inspiration from the natural environment, the hotel embodies Soori’s global vision of holistic design, creating a harmonious flow between the interior and exterior spaces.
By utilising locally sourced materials, an authentic sense of place is evoked, complemented by the sublime minimalist lines, the interplay of architecture and light, and the invigorating energy that permeates the entire setting. With this exquisite balance between exceptional facilities and untouched natural beauty surroundings, the property epitomises Soori Bali’s commitment to sustainability and reverence for nature, as evidenced by its certification under the rigorous EC3 Global EarthCheck Standard for Building, Planning, and Design.
Up until now, Soori Bali continues to serve as a life-enhancing gift that honours the inherent beauty of Bali’s landscape, people, and culture. And with that, this property stands as a testament to the transformative power of harmonising human ingenuity with the natural world.
3. Bask in the serenity and luxury of your hotel suite
What could be more indulging than staying in your very own Oceanfront Villa? Soori Bali’s Ocean Pool Villas are uniquely designed to maximise awe-inspiring ocean views while ensuring complete seclusion, offering a truly exceptional retreat.
As you step inside, the seamless blend of contemporary elegance and Balinese charm will captivate your senses. Conjointly, the villa is outfitted with modern amenities that are sure to make your stay even more comfortable. In fact, we even saw a Dyson hairdryer in our villa, which is one of the most luxurious amenities thus far in all our hotel experiences. For the utmost relaxation, Soori Bali offers an extensive pillow menu, and allows guests to choose from four comforting pillows such as an aromatherapy pillow, a contour pillow, a neck pillow, or a hypoallergenic pillow.
Another highlight of the Ocean Pool Villas is the private infinity pool that beckons you to unwind and embrace the soothing waters while reveling in the mesmerising ocean views. Moreover, the villa’s inner courtyards, adorned with vibrant foliage, enhance the ambiance of serenity, fostering an even deeper sense of relaxation. Whether you choose to bask in the warm sunlight or seek shade under a poolside umbrella, this private oasis offers the perfect escape.
4. Experience pure bliss with a romantic Sunset Cliff Golf
One of the top activities at Soori Bali is their Sunset Cliff Golf. The concept is simple: golfing on a cliff at sunset. Drink champagne whilst practising your golf swing and feeding the fish, hitting right into the ocean the sustainable golf balls made from fish food. This is truly an experience unique to Soori Bali, and we highly recommend it if you are visiting the resort with your beloved. Even if you are not a golfing pro, this golfing spot is still a great place to unwind and relax in the golden hours with breathtaking views in blissful solitude.
5. Have a romantic sunset dinner on the beach
In addition to Sunset Cliff Golf, Soori Bali offers other romantic experiences for you and your partner. One of which is the Sunset Dinner on the beach. This is absolutely perfect if you are spending your honeymoon in Bali. Picture this: an idyllic, secluded moment with your beloved, set against the backdrop of Bali’s ever-changing sunsets on the west coast. Sink your toes into the soft sand as you overlook the vast ocean, savouring the finest culinary delights that Indonesia has to offer. This ethereal setting promises to create lasting memories and a truly magical evening for you and your loved one(s).
We recommend starting with a cocktail drink at around 5:30pm before dinner, to gently witness the sun setting on the Indian Ocean. As expected of Bali, sunsets are gorgeous – but even more magical in Soori Bali as they perfectly complement and reflect on the sparkling black sand beach. A spectacular sight blessed by Soori’s nature that you have to witness with your own eyes.
After the cocktail, prepare your tastebuds for a tantalising culinary adventure.
The Carpaccio Di Manzo Pepato, with its tender beef tenderloin slices bursting with exquisite flavours, proves to be a delectable delight. Another culinary highlight is the Terong Balado, a fried eggplant dish that offers a divine and unforgettable taste sensation. For those who crave the flavours of Indonesia, the Ikan Sambal Matah is a must-try, while the Sate Ayam showcases familiar satay flavours reminiscent of our home country. Above all, make sure to save room for desserts like the refreshing Es Cendol and the crispy Pisang Goreng.
Indulge in these exquisite dishes during a Sunset Dinner on the beach
In addition to the beachfront dinner, another must-try experience at Soori Bali is their Movie Night under the Stars – perfect for date nights with your partner. The resort only showcases traditional Balinese movies, so this experience is a wonderful opportunity to not only cherish quality time with your loved one but also immerse yourselves in the rich Balinese culture.
6. Create lasting memories with your loved ones at the beach
The beach at Soori Bali is a constant source of breathtaking beauty, even beyond the mesmerising sunset hours. Nestled in the heart of Bali’s natural wonders, this beach possesses a unique allure that sets it apart. The black, sparkling sand creates a striking contrast against the azure waters, captivating visitors with its distinctive charm. It truly is a sight to behold, more so than any other beach you may have visited.
Furthermore, a delightful surprise awaits you at the end of the beach: a bat cave. Our family discovered this unique spot during one of our leisurely beach walks, and it proved to be a captivating experience. Indeed, the beach at Soori Bali offers a perfect setting to create cherished memories with your loved ones. Whether you are walking on the black sand, marvelling at the pristine waters, or venturing towards the bat cave, this beach promises a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience for all.
In line with their eco-friendly practices, Soori Bali also has a yearly turtle release activity held on the beach. Sadly, we arrived a month too early for this special event. It would have been an amazing opportunity for our kids to witness and learn about baby turtles up close.
7. Embark on a unique Soori journey
Soori Bali goes above and beyond to offer its guests an array of enriching experiences beyond the beach. The resort has meticulously curated a collection of personalised and tailored experiences called Journeys by Soori, encapsulating a comprehensive series of mindful experiences set within the serene and captivating environment of Soori Bali and the powerful nature of Tabanan Regency.
Designed to tap into the restorative powers of the surroundings, these Journeys by Soori enable guests to reconnect with themselves on a profound level. Guided by the Balinese philosophy of “Tri-Hita Karana,” which emphasises harmony with nature, people, and spirits, Soori Bali’s holistic approach remains true to the island’s environment, culture, and its people. From exclusive private access to the highly spiritual Tanah Lot temple, a private waterfall picnic, Sea turtle rescue and release in collaboration with the Indonesia Sea Turtles Foundation, to private helicopter rides, the hotel offers journeys that are beyond extraordinary.
If you are visiting Soori Bali with your entire family, you will also appreciate how Soori Bali also offers specially curated experiences for the little ones. With their Journeys for Younger Guests, children can embark on unforgettable adventures that ignite their curiosity, spark their creativity, and leave a lasting impression. Whether it is through exploring nature, engaging with the local community, or immersing themselves in Balinese culture, these experiences will create cherished memories that your little ones will treasure for years to come.
8. Indulge in relaxing treatments in an award-winning spa
Discover a haven of wellness and tranquility at Soori Spa, the perfect destination for those seeking ultimate relaxation. Step into a realm of healing and rejuvenation as highly skilled practitioners and visiting wellness experts cater to your every need, offering an array of holistic healing and nurturing treatments that guide you towards a lasting sense of well-being.
Furthermore, the spa is thoughtfully designed within a serene environment, providing an idyllic backdrop for your transformative wellness journey. Reinvigorate your senses at one of their five treatment rooms. For a truly indulgent experience, retreat to the dedicated Thai massage room, adorned with soothing dark stone and hand-crafted terracotta tiles.
Among all their spa treatments, what we especially recommend is their Therapeutic Massage, an incredible treatment that will awaken your entire body, combining various therapeutic massage techniques with smooth and soothing strokes. The skilled therapists (we highly recommend Devy and Tami!) use firm pressure with their palms, thumbs, and forearms to release muscle tension and improve joint mobility. You will feel like a brand new person after experiencing this rejuvenating deep tissue massage. Through their deeply transformative experiences, Soori Bali invites you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, where the mind, body, and spirit find true rejuvenation and alignment.
9. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure
Embracing the essence of purity, the restaurants at Soori Bali invite you on a culinary journey, showcasing authentic Indonesian dishes and Mediterranean-influenced tasting menus crafted with the freshest produce sourced from nearby farms and herbs harvested from the resort’s own garden. With three enticing dining options to satisfy your palate, Soori Bali guarantees to bring your tastebuds into an adventure.
Begin your day at Cotta, an open-air Bali beach restaurant, where a daily rotating breakfast menu awaits. Delight in the ‘tasting-style’ approach that showcases local flavours and innovative interpretations of beloved breakfast classics, offering a refreshing twist to start your day. What we especially recommend for breakfast is the Nasi goreng kampung, Huevo Rancheros (just order any Mexican food on their menu – it is so good!). Hummus, Moroccan Egg Shashuka, Mie Goreng Mamak, Parma Ham with rock melon carpaccio (this is Joce’s absolute fave as she ordered it for 3 days straight!).
For lunch, Cotta serves Asia’s favourites, while dinner highlights authentic Indonesian cuisine from across the archipelago with a strong Balinese focus.
In the afternoon, Soori Bali’s newest addition to its tasting experiences, The Reading Room, is the place to be. This exquisite lounge brings Indonesia’s finest teas and single-origin coffees, sourced freshly from the best gardens in the country.
For a captivating evening, the Ombak Bar and Lounge provides the perfect setting to witness the ever-changing hues of the stunning west coast sunsets. Sip on handcrafted cocktails that are a testament to Soori Bali’s commitment to creativity and quality, as their talented mixologists skillfully blend the island’s abundance of fresh fruits with premium spirits. As for the food, Ombak features a Mediterranean-inspired menu. Relax, unwind, and allow the picturesque backdrop of the setting sun to enhance your bar experience at Soori Bali.
Soori Bali is more than just a place to stay; it is a destination that will capture your heart and make you want to come back again and again.
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