The Bvlgari Resort Bali is located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, a veritable emblem of the tropical exoticism of the Orient, combining the breathtaking beauty of unspoiled nature of Bali beach resorts with a sophisticated contemporary design born from the encounter between traditional Balinese forms and high Italian style. The quality of the services along with the views of the Indian Ocean offered by its magnificent position 150 meters over the sea are the perfect introduction to the second luxury hotels from Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts.
About this Destination
Bulgari Resort Bali is located 150 m above sea level and offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. It features luxurious villas with a private sundeck and plunge pool. A 1 km long beach is accessible only through the resort’s inclined elevator. The resort also offers an infinity swimming pool overlooking the ocean.
The spacious villas at Bulgari Resort Bali come with traditional Balinese décor and audiovisual systems. The floor-to-ceiling glass bathrooms overlook the private courtyard. Padang Padang Beach is 3.9 km from Bulgari Resort Bali, while Dreamland Beach is 5 km from the property. It is 4 km from Uluwatu Temple and 18 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
First inhabited around 2000 BC, Bali’s cultural roots run deep. Below, we’ve rounded up a few key things to know about the culture of an island justifiably known as “The Island of the Gods.”
Hindu influences reached the Indonesian Archipelago as early as the first century. There are two major theories for the arrival of Hinduism. The first belief is that South Indian sea traders brought Hinduism with them. The second describes how Indonesian royalty first embraced Indian religions and culture, and soon after, the masses followed their lead.
Bali has been known to leave mouths agape with its dramatic dances. These intricate dances express a story of drama using the whole body. The Balinese like a blend of seriousness and slapstick and their dances reveal this; like a vaudeville show, the audience cheers on the good guys and cringes at the bad guys. Dancers learn the craft at an early age. While the aspiring dancers are taught to dance with their hands before they can walk, official training starts as young as seven. Balinese dance is inseparable from religion. Based on their religious functions, traditional Balinese dances can be divided into three categories:
Wali means “sacred,” but the literal meaning of the word is bantén, or offering. This refers to the direct link to deities, and is not just a form of entertainment for the Balinese, but a formal exchange of energies. These dances are considered sacred and must be performed in the inner court of the temple.
Bebali dances, usually performed in the middle court of a temple, comprise ceremonial performances. They fall in the middle of sacred and secular. These dances are considered more as entertainment for the deities than as a direct means of contact.
Balih-balihan (To watch) Dances
These dances are often considered secular and take place solely for the entertainment of people. They are performed in the outer court or even outside the temple.
Though Bahasa Bali is the local language spoken in Bali, Bahasa Indonesia is the most common spoken language around the tourist areas.
Helpful Words & Phrases in Bahasa Indonesia
Good morning: Selamat pagi (S’LAH-maht PAH-ghee) Good afternoon: Selamat siang (S’LAH-maht PAH-ghee SEE-yang) Good evening: Selamat sore (S’LAH-maht PAH-ghee soh-ray) No: Tidak (TEE-dah/) Yes: Ya (EEYAH) Thank you: Terima kasih (Tuh-REE-mah KAH-see) You’re welcome: Terima kasih kembali (Tuh-REE-mah KAH-see kem-BAH-lee) Excuse me: Maaf (mah-AHF) Excuse me (to get past): Maaf, permisi (ma-AHF, pehr-mee-see)
The rupiah is the official currency of Indonesia. Issued and controlled by Bank Indonesia, the ISO 4217 currency code for the Indonesian rupiah is IDR.
Weather and Climate
Bali has a tropical climate, hot all year round, with a rainy season from November to March, and a relatively dry season from April to October, when, however, some showers can still occur.