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Banyan Tree Ungasan
UNgasan, Bali, Indonesia
web: banyantree.com
email: ungasan@banyantree.com

By Mayumi Tatsuta, Creative Director

About Banyan Tree Ungasan // Voted onto Conde Nast Traveler’s 2010 Hot List, the Banyan Tree Ungasan boasts one of the best panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. This 72 villa-only resort is situated on the high cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula, near the Uluwatu Temple. Only 35 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the Banyan Tree Ungasan envelops you in the charm and beauty that is Bali.

Choose from a number of activities on the resort, including swimming in your private pool or experiencing the relaxing services offered by the Banyan Tree’s award-winning spa. Surrounded by Bali’s natural beauty, other activites range from a bike trip through Ungasan’s village, to a nature walk, to discovering the history (and the monkeys) of Bali’s ancient temples

Villas // Starting at 2,500 square feet, each villa consists of a separate dining area, living room and bedroom, a guest toilet, a spacious marble bathroom with separate shower and even a TV for the oversized bathtub. Step out of the bedroom directly into your private infinity pool, While swimming in your pool or having a soak in the adjoining jet pool, enjoy the scenery of the lush garden or the view of the sea or Indian Ocean. The spacious Balinese balé is an ideal spot for alfresco dining at night.

Each villa is outfitted with the convenience of flat screen LCD TVs, iPod dockets, mini stereo system, complimentary wireless internet connection, wine cooler, incense/oil burner, selection of pillos, and a spacious work table. Guest can also enjoy the standard features: mini bar, hairdryer and bathrobes, walk-in closets, iron and ironing board, IDD telephone, air-conditioning, in-villa safe, coffee and tea making facilties and each night, turndown service.

Activities // Fitness ethusiasts can enjoy aerobics and yoga classes in the modern gym or take a guided bike ride or nature walk and discover the flora and fauna of Ungasan village. The main pool, an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, is the perfect place for a swim or for sipping on Banyan Tree’s signature cocktails. For some bedside reading or TV viewing, the library stocks a collection of DVDs, novels and current magazines.

For those looking to take in the local history and cultural, the tour office at the Banyan Tree can arrange private escorted tours to all the popular temples and villages.

Dining & Entertainment // Staying true to their reputation for culinary excellence, the Banyan Tree Ungasan offers five unique dining experiences. Bambu: Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while overlooking the Indian Ocean as you dine on signature dishes like Chicken Satay Lilit, Gado-Gado and Mie Goreng. With indoor and outdoor cooking stations, Bambu also offers sushi and Balinese barbecue. On select days, Bambu offers live traditional Balinese entertainment and performances accompanied by a themed buffet dinner.

Ju-Ma-Na Bar and Restaurant: Sip stylish cocktails and aperitifs in a chic Moroccan ambience at Ju-Ma-Na Bar surrounded by unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean. The bar is ideal for drinks at sunset or a tête-à-tête post-dinner. Enjoy a whiff of the aromas coming through a shisha pipe, as well as a wide selection of snacks and beverages in-line with the bar's Arabic ethos. Perched high on Bali's southernmost cliff, Banyan Tree Ungasan's signature restaurant serves a gourmet feast of delectable fresh seafood with an Asian twist. Our chefs at Ju-Ma-Na pride themselves on using only the freshest ingredients to create a contemporary fine dining menu. See them at work through a display kitchen which sits in the middle of the restaurant. Ju-Ma-Na is a unique addition to Bali's culinary scene, with its novel cuisine, impeccable service and dramatic views of the Indian Ocean. Tamarind: Set in the tranquil grounds of Banyan Tree Spa, Tamarind Restaurant offers wholesome delicacies using fresh local ingredients. Our Indonesian "Jamu" Master will also be present to introduce a unique menu of herbal drinks to enhance your well-being. The light and healthy menu ensures an ideal end to an invigorating spa session and will please any palate. Unwind indoors or within an outdoor seating area overlooking the relaxation pool.

In-Villa Dining: Our In-Villa Dining menu offers a great variety of selections throughout the day. In-Villa Barbecues, prepared by a private chef, are available for poolside dining. Choose from a selection of menus including: a “romantic” bbq, a seafood bbq, and an Indonesian bbq. Pool Bar: The Pool Bar is the ideal chill-out place for sun lovers, serving light snacks, drinks and cocktails throughout the day. Located just next to the main swimming pool, this casual bar is full of surprises. The Bar also offers a variety of games and entertainment options.

Spa // With its holistic approach to physical and spiritual well-being, the Banyan Tree Spa Ungasan is a sanctuary for the senses. The architecture of our spa draws upon local inspiration to blend seamlessly with the beauty of the natural environment. Our massage treatments are based on evolving techniques that have passed through the hands of many generations. Our health and beauty remedies make use of aromatic oils, herbs and spices with ancient healing powers. Under the intuitive touch of our therapists, simple sensory pleasures are reawakened, completing the experience that defines the Banyan Tree Spa.

Banyan Tree Spa opened in Asia’s first luxury spa resort – Banyan Tree Phuket, Thailand in 1994. As the first luxury oriental spa in Asia, it pioneered the tropical garden spa concept, with its Eastern therapies and holistic focus on spiritual, mental and physical harmony, and it rediscovered and reintroduced an exotic blend of ancient Asian health and beauty practices, passed down from generation to generation of local health practitioners. The spa menu features Western-style massages, facials, rainmist body treatments but it’s worth exploring Balinese treatments like a hot stone oil massage, or the Balinese Boreh, a variation of a deep tissue massage, or the Nusantara Massage which combines kneading techniques and thumb pressure.

Fitness // The state-of-the-art gymnasium with free-weights, treadmills, elliptical machines, weight machines, an aerobics room and a yoga room is located in the spa area. By the Pool Bar and Bambu Restaurant is the property’s main pool, an infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Shopping // For a cultural and visual memoir of your trip to the Banyan Tree, shop the gallery, where you’ll find all their products that are created in partnership with the local communities. Items include apparel, furnishings, souvenirs, Banyan Tree Spa products and items unique to the region.

Banquet & Meeting Facilties // Set boardroom meetings against a spectacular backdrop. The agenda of your next meeting will have your team excited when you hold it at Banyan Tree Ungasan. Our dedicated catering and events team will make your meeting or event successful through our expertise and attention to the smallest of details.

Weddings // Banyan Tree Ungasan offers breathtaking views and a fabulous setting for this most special of days, whether in your private villa or at the cliff’s edge with the spectacular ocean as a backdrop.

Location & Transportation // 35 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 1 hour drive from Ubud.

By Mayumi Tatsuta, Creative Director

The Balinese touches within our villa and throughout the property really made us feel like we were in Bali. Everything from the attentive staff to the authentic dishes to the Balinese spa treatments coupled with the daily view of the Indian Ocean and it’s proximity to Uluwatu temple made it feel like a little piece of Heaven right there in Bali.

DESTINATION SNAPSHOT

LOCATION:UNGASAN, BALI, INDONESIA
ROOMS: 72 ALL-POOL VILLAS
CLOSEST MAJOR AIRPORT: Ngurah Rai International Airport
RESTAURANTS: 3 (+2 BARS)
LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, BAHASA INDONESIAN
CURRENCY: INDONESIAN RUPIAH


WEBSITE:
banyantree.com

EMAIL:
ungasan@banyantree.com
PHONE (RESERVATIONS):
1 800 591 0439
+62 361 300 7000