I want to share with you my experience at the wonderful Intercontinental Bali Resort, perfectly located in Jimbaran Bay, Bali.
Actually this is my second stay at the Intercontinental Bali Resort.
This time I stayed for five nights and, although it was rainy season, I was lucky enough to see the sun every day.
Located in the Jimbaran area, just 15 minutes from the airport and with easy access to Ubud, Kuta and Seminyak.
The resort is within walking distance of Jimbaran Beach, with white sand and palm trees.
This beach is a perfect location to enjoy beautiful sunsets.
You experience peaceful atmosphere inside the resort. All of the exterior spaces are perfectly decorated with gardens, palm trees and areas to relax.
Of the five accommodation options they offer, I enjoyed the “Club Intercontinental”, set in a private area surrounded by gardens. This option offers an exclusive range of privileges: 24-hour butler service, exclusive access to the Club’s private pool, use of the “Inspiration Space”, unlimited access to Club InterContinental Lounge, access to the 5 different breakfast places of the resort, etc.
As you can see in the photo, the room is inspired by the artistic heritage of Bali, with a modern twist.
The bed is super comfortable and comes with several pillows of different level of softness, so you can choose the ones that best suit you.
I could not help but doing some yoga on the bed!
In addition, you will also find a sofa, a desk, a TV, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer, personal care kit, etc.
The resort offers many dining options. Here are the ones I tried.
Jimbaran Gardens – Taman Gita Restaurant
Outdoor restaurant located next to the main pool. I came here to have breakfast most of the time because in the buffet you will find everything you need and more.
At lunchtime they offer dishes from different cuisines: seafood, pizza, local dishes and even a section of raw dishes.
I enjoyed sitting on the floating platform overlooking the pool.
Ko Restaurant Japanese
This was my favorite place for dinner; an elegant restaurant with authentic and contemporary Japanese cuisine divided into three rooms joined by open air corridors immersed in Japanese gardens.
Teppanyaki room: in this space the chef cooks the dishes on the grill in front of the guests. It is an interactive and creative culinary experience that satisfies the palate and entertains the view.
Sushi restaurant: this is a more informal space where you can enjoy sushi, sashimi, tempuras, salads, Japanese meats, heavy dishes and other delicacies.
Cocktail room: lounge with chill-out music where you can have a cocktail or a beer before or after dinner.
A more elegant and refined option is the Club Lounge, open 24 hours a day for Club guests.
Here they offer a smaller buffet and gourmet à la carte dishes.
In the afternoon many guests gather here for afternoon tea, which is accompanied by delicious pastas and canapes to the music of a live pianist.
In the evening, cocktails and wines are served with snacks and canapés (children under 12 can not enter).
Italian restaurant, open only for dinner, with outdoor terrace for those, like me, who prefer to be outdoors.
Sunset Beach Bar and Grill
More casual outdoor restaurant, in front of Jimbaran Bay overlooking the sunset where you can sip a cocktail or sit down to have dinner.
The menu is varied, with seafoods, salads, sandwiches and Mediterranean dishes.
At Intercontinental Bali Resort you will find 6 different pools.
This is the largest swimming pool in the resort (35m long) overlooking the bay.
Typical pool of Balinese palaces, with jets of water emerging from the wall.
These are two small pools with fountains where you can play with jets of water.
Swimming pool about 25m long and Balinese style, adorned with water fountains.
Intercontinental Club Pool
Private area for members of the Intercontinental Club.
I enjoyed trying different combinations of natural fruit juices.
My favorite was the pineapple with strawberry juice!
I liked to come here at dusk enjoying drinks while soaking my skin in the pool.
I went to the Uluwatu Spa on three different occasions; I tried the deep tissue massage (60m) and the full balinese massage (90m).
Before entering the room and starting with the treatments, I was offered a tea and I was pleased with the 10m ritual of feet washing-massage.
I like deep massage and the truth is that each of the three women who attended to me, satisfied my preferences.
The resort offers multitude of activities both within the resort (yoga, cooking classes, meditation, pool activities, cultural activities to learn the traditions of Bali, etc.) and outside the resort (bike tours, Paddle boarding, surfing , Kayak tours, etc.).
And they also offer activities for children
I did not try any activity because I already had scheduled other activities outside the hotel, but I will definitely try them for my next visit!
As you can see, this is a very complete resort. Here I can assure you that you´ll have a very pleasant stay, full of fun and relaxation.
Love and gratitude