Sarah Owen

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

with Sarah Owen
  • Where:Ubud, Bali

  • Why:To celebrate my 30th birthday.

  • When:April 2017

  • Who:Me and @dotmophoto

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Highs & Lows

  • The architecture is truly incredible. Every angle is super considered and despite being designed pre-Instagram era, definitely lends itself to being the perfect backdrop for any pic.

  • Service is top notch. You don’t want to walk to the restaurant? A buggy is just a dial away with your own driver. You want smaller, custom size dishes off the breakfast menu? Anything you want, how you want it.

  • The hotel really taps into local culture, offering activities like Balinese cooking classes, rice field tours (and planting rice), and white water rafting by the adjoining Ayung river.

  • Such a restorative vibe: the hotel villas are designed for total privacy but surrounded by breathtaking nature and subtle sounds of the river. It’s such a relaxing atmosphere.

  • More food options in the mini bar, but you don’t want to miss out on the food at the Riverside café anyway so just head there.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury hotel

  • Vibe

    Luxurious jungle feel meets sci-fi stylistic exclusivity.

  • Location

    Off the grid surrounded by endless nature #bliss.

  • Rooms

    60 suites and private villas.

  • Music

    Low key lounge and traditional.

  • Year Opened

    1998

  • Designed By

    The very talented John Heah.

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes, one in each villa and a beautiful infinity pool looking over the Ayung river.

  • Restaurant

    Three restaurants and lounges. Be sure to have dinner at the Riverside Café by the pool.

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    All the basics needed.

  • Wifi

    Yep, everywhere throughout the hotel (except the spa).

  • Children

    Not many in sight but they have babysitters on hand.

  • Price

    A little pricey but worth it for the service and specialness.

A raw, vegan spot just five minutes down the road. Must try the gluten free pizzas, such a game changer!

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Four Seasons Resort Bali At Sayan, Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

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