Living Grand - the island life way.
The first time the Grand Hyatt wowed me was at the #LivingGrand dinner hosted at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
The second time was last month in Bali.
A quick geography lesson on the beautiful island of Bali - there's the party central Kuta & Legian, family-friendly Seminyak, off-the-beaten-track Ubud and then there's Nusa Dua, an enclave of luxury resorts, home to the most popular golf course in Bali and the most pristine beaches.
Grand Hyatt Bali is the crown jewel of resorts in Nusa Dua, with 636 luxury rooms and suites nested in low-rise Balinese villas, located in 4 villages across its huge compound.
Arriving in style at the Grand Hyatt Bali
Just 12 km away from the Ngurah Rai Airport (approx 15 min drive), a world of exotic pampering, exquisite dining and authentic fascinating Balinese culture awaits you.
We were put up at the Grand Club rooms where we got to enjoy many privileges in the self-contained Grand Club Village such as complimentary continental breakfast, all-day tea and coffee, evening cocktails, magazines and a private swimming pool.
We spent most of our afternoons lazing at the open-air lounge and making new friends. I ended up befriending this sweetest couple from Melbourne who told us they were putting up at the Grand Hyatt Bali for three weeks and counting.
I shared this - very excitedly - to the PR Manager ("They said they were going to stay here for a month!") and she told me that they have guests who return every year, staying for 3 months each time.
But I can totally see why. The compound is seriously hugeeeeeeeee with SO many things to do.
Such as their 5 swimming pools. Located at different areas of the resort, each pool displays their own uniqueness. My favourite is the outdoor river pool pictured above with a 50m water slide.
The Grand Club rooms have a certain charm of their own - teakwood and marble grace the floors of the 49-sqm room furnished with one king bed, daybed (which is practically an entire bed in itself) and private balcony overlooking tropical gardens or a serene lagoon.
I've always associated the Grand Hyatt brand to good food haha. Like when I receive wedding invites in Singapore to dinners hosted at the Grand Hyatt, I can be assured that my ang bao is paying for a good meal :sweat_smile:
The Grand Hyatt Bali certainly lived up to my culinary expectations. You'll be spoilt for choice with their wide variety of dining options ranging from authentic Indonesian cuisine to Japanese and even Italian.
Dining under the stars at Pasar Senggol was an experience like no other.
Designed as a contemporary Balinese night market, the restaurant not only serves authentic Indonesian and Balinese dishes, it also features various artisans from the local villages and their handicrafts.
We were also treated to live Balinese cultural performances in the open amphitheatre!
And the next day, we had Japanese for dinner.
Set in a rustic Japanese Izakaya inn, Nampu serves up Japanese cuisine at its best with open kitchens, a Teppanyaki section and a sushi bar.
This was easily one of the best Japanese meals I've had - the gyu don is a must try!
And the tofu cheesecake... divine!
We had a choice of 3 different restaurants to have breakfast at (of course we had to try them all!) but my favourite's the one at beach-front Italian restaurant Salsa Verde.
One of my favourite things about the Grand Hyatt Bali is how they have pretty much left the natural environment untouched.
Don't be surprised if a squirrel comes up to you at breakfast. I even saw an entire flock of ducks getting in the water one by one - follow the leader style!
In a private village of its own, the Kriya Spa's inspired by the magnificent architecture of an ancient Balinese water palace and is the contemporary, luxurious reflection of ancient Balinese traditions of wellness.
With 24 exotic spa villas, your authentic Balinese healing treatments take place in your own private villa.
Their spa offerings ared based on the rituals of Harmony, Purity, Energy,and Bliss derived from traditional Balinese healing philosophies and are individually tailored to each guest.
Each villa comes with its own private pool!
I went for their signature traditional healing massage that helps to loosens tight muscles, relaxes the mind, and increases circulation of the blood.
The massage ended with the special Grand Hyatt Bali ritual of being awoken by a golden ball and making a wish :)
Followed a good soak in the outdoor jacuzzi.
I certainly had the time of my life and I couldn't possibly think of anything that would make life sweeter.
Except perhaps afternoon tea.
The Sweet Memories spa package comes with afternoon tea included that you can enjoy at the Pesona Lounge before or after your treatment.
Their signature drink Lemon Nana was sooo refreshing!
And of course, what's a visit to Bali without checking out their beautiful beaches?
The Grand Hyatt Bali has the longest stretch of private beach at Nusa Dua and the beaches here are glorious - white sand, deep, long and safe for swimming.
And of course this was where I tried to snap that perfect playing with water shot...
But we all know how THAT turned out :smirk:
I had SUCH a great time at the Grand Hyatt Bali and absolutely can't wait to be back!
Grand Hyatt Bali
Kawasan Wisata Nusa Dua BTDC
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 80363
Room rates start from US$196 average per night.
This was a media stay but opinions, as always, are my own.