Bali had always been one of my dream destinations, so I was over the moon when I was confirmed to fly over there for a few days to emcee for an international conference. As the conferenced took place at Le Méridian Bali Jimbaran the entire time, lucky me was also assigned to stay there.
Located int the South West of the island Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran is one of the newest luxury hotels inBali located in the South West of the island. Launched in late 2012, the resort boasts its unique design–modern and futuristic, with a touch of Balinese arts and culture. It has won a number of prestigious, internationally recognised awards over the years, including “Best Honeymoon Resorts” by Five Star Alliance and “Southern Asia’s Luxury Contemporary Hotel in 2016” by World Luxury Hotel Awards.
To my surprise, I was given one of the best “rooms” in the hotel. In fact, to call it a “room” would be quite an understatement.
Here is a hint: with my keycard I opened my “main door” from the corridor and this was what I found.
Well, I found another door. Oh, and also a mini staircase to my right. Confused and very intrigued, I was very tempted to walk up the stairs to see if there was actually anything above “my room”, but I had very limited time to prepare for my emcee work that evening. I, then, had to head straight through this other door to settle down. Don’t worry, we’ll come back to see what’s above “my room” later.
My 82 sq.m. room was spacious and quite modern. It had very simple decor, but surely with a touch of Indonesia. I Unfortunately I didn’t have much time at all to take proper photos of the room, but below are a few decent ones.
And I must say I was rather impressed with the bathroom.
The event I emceed for the next day took place in the hotel’s rooftop conference room. Placed right by it was something no ordinary: their indoor beach with a funky glass roof design.
This certainly is something Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran seems to be quite proud of. It was almost boiling hot in the blazing sun during the day, but there were big powerful air conditioners inside, making the climate suitable for human in suits and work attire.
The intense blue infinity pool really added a good touch–though it was for decorative purposes. Guests are not allowed to swim in it, but they can swim in the main lagoon on the ground floor.
I did not have a chance to take a single photo here at sunset, but below is a photo I borrowed from Travel with Bender travel blog.
The next afternoon I managed to sneak out from work for a few minutes and found out where the mini staircase between my doors led me to.
Wow, I had my own private balcony. AND a small infinity pool! (Steps on the left!)
So it turned out I was given the hotel’s largest duplex suite with Al Fresco dining and a private plunge pool. AND it took me a while to realised how much I had been spoilt with this! I, though, did not relax into my private pool, as it was more fun to dive into the hotel’s 1,300 sq.m. salt-water lagoon with my happy colleagues.
In summary, from my super hectic 4-day 3-night stay there, I can say this is a fantastic hotel. It’s in a good location in Jimbaran, which is not too far from the Temple of Uluwatu, one of Bali’s most visited attractions. There are also plenty of fresh seafood restaurants on the beach right in front of the hotel. Though I did not have time to do proper dining in their restaurants, their breakfast and lunch buffet was good. I would like to add the lagoon bar made the best Coconut Mojito I had ever tried to date!
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