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Samabe Suites & Villas
Nusa Dua, Bali
Best for: Beach, Honeymoon
Perched high on the clifftops and enjoying panoramic views, the indulgent luxury resort of Samabe can be found in the exclusive area of Nusa Dua at the southern tip of Bali and is a perfect spot for a romantic and relaxing beach holiday.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Samabe Suites and Villas' clifftop location offers stunning and uninterrupted sea views and the suites and villas have been built across several terraces, to maximise the privacy of guests. There are two types of stay to choose from; Unlimited Privileges includes all-inclusive premium food and drink, a 24-hour butler service, special welcome amenities and spa treatments, while Standard Benefits include complimentary soft drinks, afternoon tea, yoga and non-motorised watersports. The hotel has a private beach at the bottom of the cliffs, with lovely white sands and clear blue water. For those who don’t want to take the stairs, a jeep service is available to transport you up and down from the hotel.
Samabe has 39 ocean-front suites, all with generous balconies, outdoor dining areas and telescopes to give a new dimension to stargazing. Guests can choose from studio-style accommodation or suites with separate living areas. There is also the option to include a private plunge pool. Alongside this, Samabe has 42 opulent one and two-bedroom pool villas, all beautifully-appointed and most with ocean views. Larger groups and families can stay in the Royal Samabe Residence, which sleeps up to five adults, or four adults and two children.
There are several dining options available, including the main restaurant, Rempah Rempah and the Crystal Blue Ocean Grill, which is known as one of Nusa Dua’s finest restaurants. For light snacks and drinks, guests can chose from the Ring of Fire Pool Bar or the TE.JA.CO Lounge & Bar. In-room dining is also on the menu. The resort has a lovely infinity pool with fantastic ocean views, there is a fitness room, spa and even a wedding chapel at the top of the cliff.
When to go
Bali enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round, with a distinct wet and a dry season. Bali’s dry season spans from April to September, with the wet season starting in October and generally lasting until March. Characterised by hot temperatures and clear skies, the dry season is considered to be the best time to visit Bali. In particular, months at the start or the end of the dry season benefit from fewer crowds and slightly cooler temperatures than often present during July and August. Bali’s wet season is characterised by bursts of tropical downpours interspersed with sunny spells, as opposed to constant torrential rain. Those visiting Bali during the wet season can benefit from reduced crowds at major sites, as well as cooler temperatures and less humidity in the central highlands.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
Things to do
Central Bali by Bike and Foot
Enjoy a day of exploring the countryside around Ubud by bike and foot, seeing the incredible rice terraces of Tegalalang, visiting an artisan market, enjoying an exotic lunch and trekking through the green gasses of Campuhan Ridge.
Bali Street Food Experience
Discover the culinary delights of Bali on a guided tour where you will learn how to prepare and cook a local dish in a traditional Balinese house, visit a local warung and the Gianyar Night Market, before enjoying an authentic dining experience.
Fat Bike Volcano Ride
Explore the Mount Batur Caldera on a Fat Bike, a bike with oversized tires that allow for a more leisurely exploration of the difficult terrain.
Rainforest Trekking and Canoeing Lake Tamblingan
Enjoy a day exploring Bali’s central highlands and three caldera lakes, Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan. See the iconic ‘floating’ Ulun Danu Temple, trek through rainforest to the shores of Lake Tamblingan and travel in a traditional dugout canoe.
Paon Bali Cooking Class
Discover the art of traditional Balinese cuisine on this half day cooking class as you learn to cook a selection of sumptous local dishes.