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and pleasing, generating an overwhelming feeling of well-being. The Imperial three-bedroom, three- bathroom villa offers the ultimate in luxurious, Balinese, residential-style accommodations for families or groups. With over 14,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space, the split-level villa sleeps up to nine guests. It boasts a fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, multiple sundecks, swimming pool, and private gym, and offers 180-degree panoramic views across Jimbaran Bay. The villa comes with a private chef, private yoga master, private fitness instructor, and butler service. When you’re ready to step away from your private oasis, Sundara beach club and restaurant offers outstanding modern Asian cuisine, happy hour cocktails, a 50+ meter infinity pool, live music, and beachside daybeds. The Cooking Academy is a Balinese restaurant and cooking school; the Healing Village Spa offers a myriad wellness

The family-owned and run Viceroy encompasses 25 mountainside villas, (with ten more under construction) a spa, top tier restaurant, bar, boutique, helicopter pad, swim up infinity pool, gym and conference room. Enjoy yoga, a cooking class, Balinese massages, bike riding into nearby villages, or trekking through the rice paddies. Dine in Cascades restaurant by candlelight, or choose a romantic tête-à-tête by the pool, in your villa or on your balé (Balinese pavilion). Each villa, with high thatched roofs, a private heated pool, valley and jungle views, lavish marble bathrooms, and graceful teak furniture, exceeds expectations. Toiletries come in little clay pots, (no plastic!) and sweet-smelling flowers dot the rooms.

carry your essentials. While the Temple at Uluwatu is better known and heavily visited, the Four Seasons can arrange a private tour of the nearby Gualgong Temple in Jimbaran, carved into the mountainside and in use since medieval times. Participate in a traditional water blessing, and a karma cleanse. Realign your karmic energy: put out good to receive good! *A flower tucked behind the ear (or a petal for men) is actually for good luck in Hindu tradition, and is often worn all day. fourseasons.com/jimbaranbay VICEROY BALI UBUD Climb to the hills above Bali’s Valley of the Kings, for an intimate, awesome, boutique hotel experience. A necklace of fragrant frangipani and a cool cocktail served in the open-air bar overlooking the stunning

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Ubud is the center of Bali’s diverse and sophisticated arts, offering quality painting, sculpture, woodcarving, and handcrafts. Call on master craftsmen and women in each of these fields, or take in a Balinese dance performance at the palace. Be sure to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex. A tour of the nearby Pod Chocolate Plantation allows visitors to learn about cacao and the chocolate making process, with lots of sampling and hands-on activity thrown in. podbali.com Although the rest of Indonesia is overwhelmingly Muslim, Over 80% of Bali’s population adheres to Balinese Hinduism. Put on your sarong to visit a local temple. Learn the reason for offerings displayed everywhere up high and down low, to appease both good and evil spirits. Viceroybali.com WESTONMAGAZINEGROUP.COM 155 *

valley and encroaching jungle welcome you. At Viceroy, all the senses are stimulated: the property is visually stunning, lush with scented flora, offers elegant and refined a la carte dining, and presents inspiring traditional music and dance performances. Ah, Bali bliss.

options for mind, body and spirit. Leaving the property, a two-minute walk brings you to a stretch of Jimbaran beachside seafood cafes; a 20-minute drive has you in nearby Semenyak for restaurants, bars, boutiques and nightlife. Grab the handy colorful beach bag provided in your villa to

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