JUMEIRAH BALI, A STUNNING ARCHITECTURAL TRIBUTE TO THE LOST MAJAPAHIT EMPIRE
Ancient Hindu-Javanese culture is remixed with tropical touches amid exquisite Indian Ocean vistas in an opulent royal water palace in Bali’s Uluwatu
Sitting gracefully on the beach area of Uluwatu, one of the most coveted locations on the island, the stunning cliffside resort is a collaboration between Martin Grounds from Grounds Kent Architect, who developed the architectural concept, and Jean-Michel Gathy from Denniston International, an interior design consultancy. Wrapped around the property are the sprawling gardens designed by Late Made Wijaya.
Jumeirah Bali’s 123 spacious villas are a carefully choreographed composition of light and space. Drawing on the “water palace” design narrative, Grounds Kent Architect ensured that guests are never more than a few metres away from a gurgling stream or a fountain inspired by a royal purification pavilion from the Majapahit era.
Starting from 210 square metres, the one- and two-bedroom villas feature sublime tropical views of the garden or the Indian Ocean and offer pockets of private space for concentration and calm. Each villa comes with a private pool, outdoor living area and a landscaped tropical garden for guests to indulge in a spiritual, secluded, and soulful experience. To root villa interiors to the location, the Denniston International team incorporated outdoor showers and covered pendopo pavilions overlooking the sunset horizon into the design, instantly transporting guests to a royal Balinese summer home.
The stately four-bedroom Royal Water Palace marries Balinese and Javanese influences to create a sense of exclusivity and ultimate seclusion, as well as featuring a unique glass elevator that takes guests down to the beach level where a natural cave converted into a high-tech, temperature-controlled wine cellar houses an extensive collection of fine vintages.
Features & Facilities
- Airport Transfers
- Butler Service
- Kids Club