Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan – A resort immersed in the green hills of Bali

For those who love the sight of lush greenery cascading down a hillside, for those who love the murmuring of water as it flows through the valley, for those who love the way sunlight caresses the skin after dawn, there is the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The piece de resistance of this resort is its accommodation. Each of the 18 suites and 48 villas integrates with its surroundings in such a way as to create an extraordinary, immersive experience for the guests.

The extraordinary experience begins at the entrance to this resort. Guests walk across a suspended wooden footbridge with the jungle to either side which ends at a large “infinity pond” as though suspended in mid-air.

Each room comes with a distinctive style and lush scenery, but all have deep soaking tubs, outdoor areas with a private plunge pool. The interior is the epitome of understated luxury using magnificent dark teak wood in a fusion of contemporary and local design. The collection of villas at the resort are worth a special mention.

The Royal Villa is entered through the rooftop. It has three-bedrooms, filled with a rare collection of Indonesian art and hand-woven fabrics. The open-sided living and dining pavilion offers views of the forest highlands, rice terraces and the Ayung River.

The River-View villa is a private two-bedroom sanctuary serenaded by the hypnotic sound of the river. It offers a meditation area, a spacious outdoor living room, a plunge pool, a sheer white bed canopy and a private terrace for each bedroom offering views of the Ayung River and rice field.

Sayan Villa offers breathtaking valley views from the Resort’s highest point. This unique villa affords the utmost comfort, ideal for honeymoons and executive retreats alike. The decor features unique, hand-made Indonesian furniture.

The Two-Bedroom villas are expansive villas and ideal for luxurious entertaining. Each bedroom has a private terrace offering views of the lush hillside and the garden. It features its own lily pond and meditation area. Enriched with Teak furniture, traditional ikat fabric and Balinese-inspired art.

Riverfront One-Bedroom villa is nestled along the riverbank and features a sheer white canopy bed, a wood-panelled walk-in closet, a lavish marble bathroom with a freestanding tub and an outdoor shower with teak flooring.

The resort’s spa is traditional and offers Balinese Ayurveda, yoga, massages and signature treatments focusing on the chakras. In terms of dining, the resort’s immersive experience continues while serving contemporary and exotic local treats; a highlight being the themed dinners such as the Lotus Pond dinner.