Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
If your definition of a vacation is access to an otherworldly tropical fantasy Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, located on the roaring Ayung River, delivers.
The adventure begins as soon as you cross the entryway sky-bridge. At the end of it, stop a moment for the lush rainforest views just beyond the expansive lily pond that appears to be suspended in mid-air. From this point, you’ll be escorted down to the heart of the property, where you’ll find the open-air lobby and Ayung Terrace restaurant perched on the crest of a gorge. On your way to your room — the resort has 18 suites and 42 villas — you’ll notice that the grounds are sprinkled with the exact greenery you’d imagine for an Indonesian paradise: pink frangipani trees, red palms, magenta-colored bougainvillea, yellow plumeria trees, white jasmine and even rice fields. Vegetable and herb gardens that supply the hotel’s two restaurants with fresh, organic produce dot the grounds, too. It’s no wonder Julia Roberts chose to stay here when she was filming the movie Eat, Pray, Love.
Simply put, the property is stunning. Around each corner is another gasp-inducing bit of beauty. From the infinity pool overlooking the river to the island-style tree house for kids, no detail is left askew.