With 30 hectares of beachside land, a much anticipated and ultra extravagant development, and a suitably spectacular opening season, the new Mulia Resort and Villas are giving new meaning to high-end luxury in Bali.
From the moment we arrived at the imposing grand lobby, it was evident that The Mulia take great pride in offering a lifestyle that is elegant and tasteful in every sense. Smartly outfitted staff can be seen ushering guests amongst the marble floored corridors and airy public spaces, lounges abound under cascading chandeliers and spiralled staircases, and even the smallest of decorating details have been given the signature Mulia touch. The design aspect of the resort and villas is exceptional – nothing has been overlooked or overdone, this is all about chic sophistication on an island that is more known for modern exotic than contemporary classic.
With no less than five swimming pools, huge in scale and dominated by monolithic carved stone statues that stand sentinel over the grounds, The Mulia Resort & Villas are dramatic in their offerings. Situated in the high-end community of Nusa Dua, it exists as a three-part estate – Mulia Resort sits in the middle of the private hillside Villas (ideal for families or couples wanting seclusion, with your own butlers, exquisite lounge and breakfast dining and the bonus of a private in-villa plunge pool) and the sophisticated beachside suites of The Mulia. All of these are equally elegant and superbly decorated and comfortable and every comfort and desire is catered for with highly personalised service and attention to detail.
The Mulia Resort & Villas is a major show of luxury, pampering, indulgence and extravagance. And no stay is complete without at least the one visit to the Mulia Spa. We took the plunge and went for the signature Emotional Shower, having heard that designer Giorgio Armani has one in his house. If it’s good enough for Mr Armani, it’s good enough for us. Lights, scents, sounds, mists … it was a truly unique experience, made all the more memorable by a quick run to the adjacent cold room where we could scrub ourselves with fresh frozen ice before darting to the sauna next door. A total sensory experience, finished off with a full traditional Balinese massage. Absolute bliss!
A stay at The Mulia Resort & Villas is unlike anything else to be found in Bali. And that’s saying something in a land that is known for exquisite hospitality. This here is an unparalleled experience that transcends the notion of a tropical escape. Beyond indulgence, this truly is six star luxury.