We reached out to the Head Concierge of Laguna, Verina Rendiza to share her top tips on making the most of your luxurious holiday to Bali!
Bali seems very familiar and you may have seen many of the more popular places on your Instagram reels. However, Bali still has many unexplored places, authentic culture, rooted traditions, and hidden gems that amaze people every time. From luxury high-end choices to curated experiences for our guests, it is my duty to unlock a sense of exploration and invite our guests to boost their adrenaline. Here at The Laguna Bali, we engage through our Brand Signature programs: Destination Discovery, the Be Epicurean experience with the Jamu Ritual, the Ramayana Cultural performance, Balinese Blessings, as well as the Epicurean Journey. Our guests at the resort are keen to open the gates to discover Bali, exploring different sides of the island, to seek the unknown. They are eager to learn more deeply about the Balinese culture that has touched their hearts. There is plenty to do in Bali beyond the crowds of Kuta, Ubud, and Seminyak. Read on for more:
Still a very rare trip, this off-the-beaten-path cave and its sprawling labyrinth of underground tunnels is found in Bayan village. Visitors must first trekthrough the jungle to reach the cave, where its complex network of tunnels extends an impressive 2,000 meters. They are thought to have been built around 750 years ago, originally as the irrigation system for nearby rice paddies. Strongly connected to the traditional culture of the Balinese and their deep respect for the earth, Goa Maya has a mystical atmosphere. Seek out the shrine within, where locals still come to pray and where many claim to feel a powerful, spiritual energy.
A special visit to the Royal Family of Kerambitan, who represent Bali in its current progressive form with roots in Balinese history dating from the 13th century. The visit can be arranged only for special guests from The Laguna, who will have assistance from the seventh generation of the royal family, the present monarch, King Anak Agung Ngurah Oka Silagunadha, who prefers to be called Bapak Oka. Guests can learn about the rich history of the palace and about Balinese culture, such as Balinese offerings and dances, as well as having lunch with the Royal Family.
Discover the rituals of Bali’s ancient villages by visiting Kedisan village. Aside from spending a day in the most spectacular of scenery, guests will havethe chance to learn from knowledgeable and passionate villagers about their history. The journey is followed by visiting Trunyan and Bayung Gede villages for their unique and distinctive funeral customs.
Nestled on Bali’s pristine white sand beach of Nusa Dua with infinite Indian Ocean views, The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali boasts seven shimmering lagoon pools, one for each day of the week, and 287 guestrooms, suites and villas surrounding lush tropical gardens. Featuring an enchanting Lagoon Spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre, contemporary indoor and outdoor meeting venues all complemented by the personalized touches of the Luxury Collection Concierge service, which curates its programs to unlock the true essence of Bali for global explorers. The Laguna Resort & Spa delivers a variety of dining options from around the world: Banyubiru for Pan-Asian and international cuisines, beachfront Arwana for unparalleled premium coastal cuisine showcasing fresh live seafood, oysters, sushi, and the island’s favourite Sunday Beach & BBQ Brunch. Cornerstone, a private wine room and Deli highlighting casual dining, homemade treats, and daily specialties. Signature cocktails, wines, spirits, and light bites are on offer throughout the resort at Kul Kul Bar, de Balé Lounge & Bar and Sapphire Bar.
Prices start from: 330$ / £278 for a Deluxe Garden View Room. March – April (including Easter)