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The Epitome of Indonesian Luxury: The Apurva Kempinski Bali

Perched on the majestic cliff of Nusa Dua, The Apurva Kempinski Bali commands attention with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean and lush tropical gardens. More than a mere hotel, this five-star gem stands as a living testament to Indonesian elegance, a masterfully designed haven boasting a majestic open-air theatre. Its elegant suites and villas, adorned with private plunge pools, offer a sanctuary of opulence against the backdrop of breathtaking surroundings. In this article, we will share more reasons why immersing yourself in the serene embrace of The Apurva Kempinski Bali is a journey into unparalleled luxury.

9 Luxurious Experiences to Discover at The Apurva Kempinski Bali 

1. An embodiment of Indonesian elegance

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - embodiment of Indonesian elegance

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience the moment you step into The Apurva Kempinski Bali,  a 5-star resort hotel that offers nothing short of a lavish escape into the heart of Balinese luxury. As you arrive, the stunning hotel exteriors offer a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, resembling a picturesque postcard brought to life. There is even a majestic open-air theatre that is sure to immerse you further into Indonesian elegance.

The grandeur continues as you step into the hotel lobby, an architectural masterpiece with soaring ceilings that create a sense of opulence. Every inch of the walls is meticulously crafted by talented Balinese artisans, making the lobby a unique and captivating space that immerses you in a world of its own. But what truly captured our attention was the lobby’s grand piano, SR1928 The Awakening Concert Grand Piano, which is said to be one of only two in the entire world. This exquisite instrument not only adds to the visual allure of the hotel but also delivers a mesmerising auditory experience. The sound is out of this world!

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Indonesian elegance

2. Relax in spacious Balinese luxury

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - spacious Balinese luxury

Apurva Kempinski Bali stands as the epitome of beachfront luxury, boasting 475 iconic rooms, suites, and villas, with a remarkable 60% featuring private plunge pools. Among these accommodations, the perfect family retreat is found in the Cliff Private Pool Junior Suites. These generously sized one-bedroom suites, spanning 100 square meters, offer a serene escape overlooking the breathtaking views of the ocean (or the garden if you prefer that). Words probably do not do justice so just check out our photo above! Now, imagine taking a dip in your private plunge pool, surrounded by these breathtaking views. It is not just a stay; it is an experience. Even our little ones could not resist the joy of swimming in this paradise!

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - luxurious hotel suite

Inside the suite was luxuriously comfortable. The open-plan design fills the suite with natural light, complemented by a comfortable King bed (with an extensive Pillow menu!), a spacious balcony, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom. And when we arrived, the hotel staff went above and beyond by providing us with a welcome message with our family photo printed on it! This was such a luxurious touch on our already luxurious hotel suite.

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - welcome message
Thank you, The Apurva Kempinski Bali!

Furthermore, guests of these exclusive suites gain privileged access to the Cliff Lounge and its pools. With the added perks of exclusive lounge access, each stay at The Apurva Kempinski Bali is an elevated experience of sophistication and comfort.

3. Take a plunge in luxurious pools throughout the resort

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - luxurious pools throughout the resort

As mentioned above, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is known for having plenty of pools throughout the resort. Beyond the private plunge pool in your luxurious suite and the beach in front of the resort, a water paradise unfolds. From wading pools for tiny tots to shallow delights for kids, not to mention the thrill of 4 water slides and a giant water bucket – the options are as refreshing as they are diverse. And if you are staying in a suite, don’t miss the hydro pool on level 9 – a luxurious touch exclusive to you and other suite guests!

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - little Ally in suite’s plunge pool
Our little Ally in our suite’s plunge pool

If you ask us, the best swimming experience is at Reef Beach Club, boasting an enticing 42-meter infinity pool that offers a stunning view of the vast ocean. This idyllic beachfront retreat seamlessly blends leisure with luxury, inviting you to immerse yourself in a laid-back and enjoyable experience. In addition to swimming, you may indulge your palate with a thoughtfully curated fusion of Asian and international dishes, creating a tantalising culinary journey that complements the breathtaking ocean backdrop.

Family photos on two of The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s many pools

4. A tranquil sanctuary overlooking the ocean

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Apurva Spa

While the views from The Apurva Kempinski are already breathtaking, you can relax further with a relaxing spa treatment from Apurva Spa. Perched overlooking the ocean, the spa stands as a tranquil haven, drawing inspiration from the ancient proverb ‘rupasampat wahyabiantara‘: where inner and outer beauty harmonise, true beauty emerges. Rooted in the traditional healing wisdom of Indonesia, the spa’s treatments are meticulously designed to guide guests towards rediscovering their balance. Tailoring each experience to the four stages of life – teenage, adult, married, and post-adult – their therapists select a variety of oils and lulur, catering to individual needs. And hey, the experience will be made more special with an oceanfront view! 

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - tranquil sanctuary

5. Indulge in Bali’s first aquarium dining experience

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Bali’s first aquarium dining experience

No, this is not the Maldives! The Apurva Kempinski Bali is truly in a league of its own by offering Bali’s first aquarium dining experience. Surpassing the ordinary, Koral brings the wonders of the ocean to the table with a menu featuring fresh ingredients and grilled delights inspired by the Indonesian archipelago. Diners are treated to an elegant feast of coastal-inspired flavours, meticulously crafted from locally-sourced ingredients. More than just a restaurant, Koral offers a complete bistronomic experience, enveloping guests in a captivating ambience enriched by the presence of an aquarium and accompanied by the mesmerising soundtrack of the ocean, capturing the enchantment of life below the waves. Make sure to book your reservation in advance though as slots get full quickly! 

6. Satisfy your oriental food cravings

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Bai Yun

You can also get your Oriental food fix at The Apurva Kempinski Bali. For instance, you can indulge in an authentic Chinese hotpot experience at Bai Yun. Meaning ‘white cloud’ in Chinese Mandarin, the name Bai Yun perfectly captures the essence of the hot pot adventure within the restaurant. As the pot generates heat, the steam rises, resembling ethereal white clouds in the air. Elevating the experience, a tempting array of homemade dim sum is available, ensuring a taste sensation that lingers on the palate and beckons diners for more. Not only were all the hotpot ingredients fresh, but a standout was the visually stunning presentation of beef hanging from chopsticks adorned with dry ice – really delicious!  We all had our individual hotpots for better hygiene too. 

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Bai Yun staff
Thank you Bai Yun staff for making our little Ally happy!

The Apurva Kempinski Bali also has its signature Japanese restaurant, Izakaya by OKU, inspired by the award-winning OKU Japanese Restaurant Jakarta. With a focus on showcasing the best of its creations in a dynamic and convivial atmosphere, the restaurant offers a bistro-chic setting and an open-kitchen dining experience, encouraging interaction between guests and chefs for deeper enjoyment. The meticulously crafted dishes feature the finest ingredients, employing the latest composition techniques to present a truly tasteful and artistic masterpiece on each plate.

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Izakaya by OKU

7. Indulge in signature cocktails at the hotel’s rooftop bar

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - hotel’s rooftop bar

With The Apurva Kempinski’s picturesque views, having evening cocktails by its very own rooftop bar is a must. Situated above the hotel’s Pala Restaurant, the sophisticated rooftop bar provides an ideal space for all-day relaxation with friends and family. Once the sun goes down, guests are invited for dinner under the evening sky, uncovering the secrets of the stars. You must definitely try the Acaraki, a signature cocktail unique to the hotel! 

8. Be spoilt with endless choices for breakfast

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - Pala Restaurant Breakfast

Another thing that we love about The Apurva Kempinski Bali is how it offers multiple restaurants for breakfast, especially if you are booked in a hotel suite. This way, you get to try different types of cuisine every morning. Pala Restaurant is the biggest place for breakfast, set in the midst of a long pool within the main gardens, It features live cooking stations with an extensive array of local and international cuisines. If you prefer to savour breakfast by the beach, there is the Reef Beach Club. However, our personal favourite is the Lv 10 Cliff Lounge, where we indulged in delectable à la carte dishes such as lobster omelette, roast duck, and eggs benedict with smoked salmon Super yum! 

Always starting our day right with endless breakfast choices from The Apurva Kempinski Bali

9. Stay in one of Bali’s most family-friendly hotels

The Apurva Kempinski Bali - one of Bali’s most family-friendly hotels

When it comes to travelling with my whole family, finding a truly family-friendly hotel is a top priority, and The Apurva Kempinski Bali goes above and beyond expectations. Beyond the multiple pools, which are a definite hit with the little ones, the hotel features a Kids’ Club that guarantees entertainment for the youngsters. With two expansive levels, it is a spacious and fun haven for kids, complete with a playground offering a myriad of activities. A highlight is the daily Fantasea activity, where children aged 4-12 can enjoy a complimentary visit to the mesmerising underwater Koral Restaurant, observing fishes, sharks, and Eagle rays. Ally and I had tons of fun there watching the fishes (and even baby sharks!) swim around. 

And of course, having the beach right in front of the hotel is always a plus, as little kids always love hanging out by the sea and sand. 

Little Ally and Aaron at The Apurva Kempinski Bali’s Kids Club

Whether revelling in the awe-inspiring ocean vistas and sumptuous comforts of the expansive ocean-facing hotel suites or enjoying the diverse array of family-friendly amenities – from the engaging two-level Kids Club to the inviting swimming pools – every facet of our stay at The Apurva Kempinski Bali has been truly unforgettable. But even if it seemed like we had experienced it all, we’d love to come back and experience everything all over again! 

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📍 Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Denpasar, Indonesia, Bali
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