Earlier this year, The Laguna, a 5-star Marriott Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, underwent an incredible redesign that now immerses travelers in the best of Bali’s arts, history, heritage, cuisine, and culture. Located on stunning Nusa Dua beach, the property’s transformation and reimagining boast touches that are unique to this tropical paradise.
The 287 rooms, suites, and villas feature décor and designs inspired by traditional Balinese elements. The spectacle of each room is a colorful “sulaman” embroidered headboard, with woven keben baskets, used to carry offerings at temples, that accent the room’s furnishings and specially commissioned local artwork. Guests will appreciate the resort’s signature butler service while those in the grand lagoon suite and villas can enjoy an enchanting floating breakfast in their private pool.
Seven lagoon-style swimming pools (including one for children) are hidden among the resort’s expansive tropical gardens, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Nearby, guests can explore a renowned Uluwatu Temple and the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park to learn more about local Balinese traditions.
Six restaurants, lounges, and bars serve a range of cuisines from around the world. Guests can dine among the lagoons at Banyubiru, featuring a pan-Asian and international menu. The beachfront Arwana restaurant serves gourmet fresh seafood under the moonlight.
The award-winning Lagoon Spa, with azure pools and calming waterfalls, is the ultimate Balinese retreat. With eight indoor treatment rooms and steam and sauna facilities, this wellness escape is the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day. For a real treat, indulge in a signature lagoon Kelapa ritual, a full body 150-minute treatment that starts with a soothing coconut milk foot soak followed by a complete Balinese massage using the purest virgin coconut oil.
There’s a full slate of daily activities including beach volleyball, sunrise yoga, circuit training, fruit carving, beach soccer, and Balinese hat-making. Special experiences have also been created for children from paper weaving to beaded bracelet and mask-making to exciting treasure hunts.
For guests who really want the most authentic Bali vacation, a special evening event begins with a cultural Rindik and Legong dance followed by a jamu ritual and an indigenous blessing ceremony at the resort’s temple garden. Next, guests move on to a traditional hand-washing ritual followed by a feast of Indonesian and Balinese cuisine.