Enjoy a slice of paradise in Bali

Anantara Resort has views of the azure Indian Ocean. (SUPPLIED)

Summer vacations are round the corner and it's that time of the year when people start making their holiday plans and reservations.

So if you are all set to pack your bags and head out of the UAE this summer, then why not try out the Anantara Resort in Bali's uber-chic Seminyak district.

Once there, enjoy early-morning walks amidst landscaped gardens, surrounded by the natural beauty of the pristine Seminyak beach. Or experience the toast-famed sunsets, explore the enviable line-up of chic restaurants and boutique shops and indulge in its trendy nightlife.

Anantara Resort Seminyak is situated on a stunning beach under a canopy of greenery, from where you can see the azure Indian Ocean. The 59 suites are infused with all the touches of 21st century convenience and feature expansive, free-flowing living spaces with Balinese-inspired décor, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. You can take in views of the sparkling ocean from signature terrazzo hydro tubs from your own private balcony.

However, if you want to enjoy the ultimate luxury then be sure to check into the Anantara Penthouse suite. Michael Sagild, COO of Anantara told Emirates Business: "Being a boutique resort, Anantara Seminyak only has 59 rooms and 12 have direct access to one of the three pools. Guests can step straight out of their rooms into a refreshing pool within seconds.

"The resort has several luxuries for guests to take advantage of, but the penthouse suite is a truly breathtaking feature. The suite is spread across 420 sqm and has beach-front views and a private beach access."

Offering sweeping 180-degree ocean view, this Dh18,365 a night penthouse suite is the embodiment of the ultimate luxury experience.

It consists of two bedrooms, a lounge, library, kitchen, bar and dining area in an open-plan style.

Outdoors, it features a concept pool with a glass roof, spacious sundeck with Weber barbecue area, loungers, daybeds and a jacuzzi.

Let the butler indulge your every whim, from arranging spa treatments, private yoga and meditation sessions, to sunset cocktails prior to a lobster barbecue on the private deck. If it's nature and new experiences you want, then the possibilities to explore hidden corners of the island and to enjoy extraordinary experiences are endless here.

Michael Sagild said: "A very special activity to add to the Anantara experience is the Discover Seminyak tour of Bali in a Vespa sidecar.

"For a truly cultural experience guests can enjoy a visit from a Bali spirit man. During the session the spirit man will take you through a cleansing ritual, meditation in tiered rice paddies and a visit to a nearby temple."

If you are not spiritually inclined, then dive into the ocean for an up-close discovery of Bali's famous coral reefs or take up surfing lessons. Michael Sagild said: "Seminyak is known for its great surf conditions so we provide lessons for all levels at the resort. We also offer kite flying, an activity very close to the cultural roots of Bali."

However, if you are the adventurous kind then a hike to volcanic hinterlands will no doubt provide endless enjoyment, while boundless thrills are guaranteed from tours on Harley Davidsons to elephant back rides. Round off an adventurous day by relaxing at one of three pools overlooking the ocean or enjoy an invigorating Thai massage, ancient Ayurvedic spa therapy or the signature spa treatment utilising long-pressure treatments and local oils at the Anantara Spa.

"The Anantara Spa, located on the sixth floor, provides an extensive luxury spa menu complimented by amazing views over the tree tops of Bali," Sagild said.

A number of popular water sports and activities can be enjoyed, while the fitness centre is well equipped to work up a sweat. And if you get thirsty hit Sunset on Six, a rooftop bar that has stunning sunsets on the menu along with tall and cool designer drinks.

So don't think twice. Go ahead and book yourself for the newest Anantara experience in Bali, the island of gods.
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