The Laguna Hotel



Overlooking the Indian Ocean, framed by tropical gardens and flecked with no fewer than seven lagoon pools, this peaceful retreat has all the trappings of an idyllic beach break. You’ll find it sitting pretty on Bali’s southern shores in Nusa Dua, a short drive from the airport and easy hop to both Seminyak and Uluwatu.

A stalwart of the island’s hotel scene for some 30 years, a head-to-toe revamp marries local heritage and craftsmanship with contemporary design. New-look rooms sport clean lines and rich textures including sulaman embroidered headboards, buttery leather and woven keban – a material typically used to carry daily offerings. The villas, meanwhile, offer a more decadent design with canopied beds, open-air bales, indoor-outdoor bathrooms and generous private pools.

Elsewhere, the expansive lobby offers breezy spaces aplenty, and there are six restaurants and bars –new dining room Banyubiru is inspired by the island’s fishing villages with food stations set out like warung stalls offering Pan-Asian cuisine, while seafood is the order of the day at beach-side Arwana. And De Bale is the ideal spot to toast your getaway with craft cocktails nodding to the region’s historic spice routes. Chin chin.

Doubles from £236. 00 62 361 771327,

Words by Blossom Green.

This review was taken from the October 2022 issue of Food and Travel. To subscribe today, click here.


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