THE RITZ AND FAMOUS. The Ritz-Carlton hospitality chain is rekindling its old flame with Bali as it recently celebrated its comeback to the island with The Ritz-Carlton, Bali (Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Lot 3, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Bali; +62 361 849 8988; ritzcarlton.com).
This luxurious five-star is set on a 12.7-hectare cliff-side plot, boasting dramatic ocean views and pristine beaches. The hotel’s 313 rooms and 34 clifftop and ocean-view villas are opulent, to say the least, with exotic local touches of anyaman or weaving-styled décor produced by local craftsmen. One of the most iconic facilities here is the 70-meter high-glass elevator, which affords guests a bird’s-eye view over the expansive property. For culinary treats, head down to the signature Bejana restaurant, among others, which offers fine Indonesian delicacies. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali also promises an unforgettable vacation for your little ones at the Ritz Kids, a dedicated building that can accommodate the many needs of young guests.