Four Seasons Sayan
If looking for a five-star resort in Bali that you could, quite literally, spend days on end merely roaming its grounds, lying by the picturesque pool and absorbing the view, then book a room at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. This bewilderingly beautiful hotel makes an impression on all who visit here, and you don’t need to look too far or too hard if you want to know why. The first and most obvious standout feature is the property’s unbeatable setting and surroundings; close to the village of Sayan yet enveloped on all sides by tropical rainforest, with the Ayung River below.
Such a pristine and picturesque environment, albeit only 10 minutes from Ubud, connects you instantly with the landscape and invites nothing but peace, calm, and absolute serenity. That is something easily achieved, especially when left in the expert hands of notoriously hospitable Four Seasons staff. So, having recovered from the initial thrill of that first elevated glimpse across the rainforest canopy, from the Four Seasons’ tranquil communal areas or treetop suspension bridge, it’s time to explore. You may wish to take an early dip in the all too inviting infinity pool, perhaps pick up a cocktail, find a secluded section of decking, recline on a daybed, and let the sounds of the rainforest wash over you.
However you spend your first moments at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, time then spent in the privacy of your villa or suite will be as special as anywhere else. Inside lies a world of traditionally styled bespoke furniture, hand-carved ornaments and wooden tones throughout, befitting of your forest surroundings. The interior design generally is, of course, at the five-star standards of the Four Seasons Hotel Group, though also feels authentic and reflective of a more local style. Step onto your decked terrace and you may not wish to leave, whether in an entry-level suite or Riverview Villa with its own stunning infinity pool. There may be differences between them in terms of luxury but one thing remains the same – that extraordinary and intimate setting.
There are activities here too and this is indeed a family-friendly Bali resort, one which has wellness and cultural exploration at its heart. You’ll be hard pushed to find a better or more soothing spa anywhere in Bali, and when looking to explore a little you are perfectly placed for biking tours, walking trails through the Sayan Valley, or maybe visiting nearby Ubud. Meanwhile, children will be masterfully entertained at the interactive kids’ club, leaving you with little else to do aside from enjoying some fine Indonesian cuisine, a traditional massage or yoga session in the jungle. There really is nowhere quite like the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.
Four Seasons Sayan Facilities
60 suites and villas, including the Riverfront One-Bedroom villa which welcomes guests with their own lily pond and meditation area, an outdoor living area with plunge pool and views of the Ayung River.
Ubud, 75 minutes from Denpasar International Airport.