Immerse yourself in pure opulence and luxury at The Sakala Resort Bali. Situated upon the northern tip of the Nusa Dua peninsula, The Sakala Resort exudes a contemporary ambience delicately balanced with classic Balinese charm. The grand circular lobby is bold, striking and unique – with its combination of black, ivory and bronze. Marble accents are featured throughout the resort and provide sophisticated elegance. For those seeking a tropical beach haven, the meandering lagoon pool and luscious tropical gardens await. The Sakala Resort also boasts stunning vistas, with Sakala Beach Club overlooking the turquoise waters and sandy shores of Tanjung Benoa.
Modern Balinese textures and artefacts are tastefully integrated into the sumptuous design of the suites and villas at The Sakala Resort. The colour palette is rich, featuring dark wood accents and warm citrus tones. We stayed in a Deluxe Pool View suite, which is absolutely perfect for a family with one child.
Each suite comprises of a kitchenette with adjacent living and dining area, a separate bedroom, expansive bathroom (complete with separate tub and rain shower) with wardrobe, and a private balcony. It truly feels like you have your very own private Balinese residence!
The Sakala Resort also offers Deluxe Pool Access suites – allowing you to dive straight into the sparkling lagoon pool from your deck. Please note that there is no safety gate between the deck and the pool, so this suite may not be suitable for families with young children. For those guests wanting even more space, why not splurge on a luxurious villa stay? The two-level villas feature classic Balinese décor with open, airy living spaces, a full kitchen, private pool with built-in whirlpool and a second-floor terrace with plush daybed.
The layout of the resort is slightly unusual, with Sakala Beach Club (and the beach) located on the other side of the road to the main resort. Hotel security always assisted with stopping traffic and allowing guests to easily cross the road. The resort design is also quite intricate, with interlinked pathways, corridors and bridges to cross when going from your suite to the restaurant and lagoon pool. We didn’t find this to be an issue, but it may be worth noting if you have a young child who wants to walk everywhere but tires easily.
The tranquillity of Tanjung Benoa is mesmerizing, making The Sakala Resort perfect for those wanting a relaxing family holiday.
Make a splash in the sprawling lagoon pool and discover the different elements that make this pool special. There are waterfalls, sunken loungers with jacuzzi jets, an interactive play section for kids and a swim-up bar for the adults. The lagoon pool is so expansive that we could always find a peaceful little section just for us to enjoy! My only negative would be the lack of sun loungers available by the lagoon pool.
The Sakala infinity pool is located across the road at the trendy Sakala Beach Club. Take in the sweeping views of Tanjung Benoa beach as you relax by the pool.
The Kids Club at The Sakala Resort is available for children between 3 and 12 years of age. The set-up is impressive and features three interconnected rooms. The first area is a playroom for younger children and houses art and craft activities, Lego, blocks, books and more. Another playroom is designed for older kids and features lounging beanbags, TVs and the latest gaming consoles. The third area comprises of bunk beds, cots and sofas – providing the perfect space for little ones to nap or relax. The Kids Club program includes a range of fun activities such as Balinese dancing, traditional craft and face painting. Open daily from 9am to 6pm (charges apply).
Tanjung Benoa beach is a haven for water sports such as parasailing and jetskiing. This beach is perfectly suited for an array of aquatic activities, but is not ideal for those wanting to swim at the beach. The Sakala Resort provides daybeds directly on the beach, allowing guests to relax and take in the stunning views while lounging in comfort. Tanjung Benoa beach also provides a beautiful backdrop for a sunrise, so be sure to wake up early and enjoy!
The Sakala Resort features a state-of-the-art Health Club, with four levels dedicated to wellness and health. Work out while enjoying spectacular views of the lagoon pool through the floor-to-ceiling windows on each level. The latest cutting-edge and innovative Techno gym equipment is available, in addition to a tranquil yoga studio. Access to the Health Club is available 24 hours a day and is complimentary for resort guests.
Enjoy cuisines from all around the world as you dine in style at The Restaurant. Featuring dramatic stone walls and beautiful wood panelling, this poolside restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh fruit juices, homemade breads and made-to-order eggs were a few of our breakfast highlights. We also enjoyed the relaxed vibe of dining by the pool, while experiencing the warm hospitality of the amazing staff.
The Sakala Resort is located down the quiet end of the Nusa Dua peninsula so there were not many options for dinner outside the resort. We generally chose to dine at The Restaurant and enjoy the Indonesian specialities each evening. However if you were staying here for a long stay you may tire of the dining options. The resort does cater well for children, with a special kids menu featuring mini cheese burgers, fish and chips, mini pizzas and more.
Sakala Beach Club offers an all-day dining menu ranging from tapas and beachside snacks to fine dining options. Executive Chef Nyoman Wardana offers contemporary dishes fusing Asian flavours with fresh Indonesian produce. This dining venue is unique in so many ways, offering rooftop terraces to take in the palm-fringed beach and ocean beyond. The selection of desserts at Sakala Beach Club was divine and we found ourselves coming back each day for more!
As you make your way down the majestic, hand-carved, spiral staircase you will find yourself in the Wellness Spa. Traditional and therapeutic treatments are available, including massages, skin-rejuvenating facials, body wraps and more. The luxurious treatment rooms offer the finest facilities for your pampering session, including heated spa beds, steam showers, oversized stone baths and a relaxation lounge. You can also choose to be pampered in the privacy of your suite or villa, or enjoy a treatment by the beach. Little ones are not forgotten at The Wellness Spa, with a range of spa treatments available for children over 10 years of age.
LITTLE LUXE TRAVELLER TIPS
- Children under the age of three can enjoy the amazing Kids Club facilities when accompanied by an adult, so take your little ones for a fun-filled play date
- Take advantage of the complimentary resort shuttle service to Bali Collection shopping mall in Nusa Dua. Book your spot with reception staff
- Do your Bali sightseeing and tours while based at a hotel that is more centrally located (if possible). The traffic around this area is quite busy, so we preferred to just relax and unwind at the resort during our stay
If you have any comments or questions, I would love to hear from you.
You can find out more about The Sakala Resort Bali here.