On a recent trip to Indonesia, I spent seven nights in Bali: the first night at the ultra-exclusive Alila Villas Uluwatu, and the last four nights at the Hyatt Regency Bali, a large hotel with an incredible lounge. In between, I spent two nights at the Andaz Bali.
I absolutely adored the Andaz Bali! The hotel is unique and exceptional (as is the entire staff).
The Andaz Bali, a category 4 World of Hyatt hotel, opened in 2021 as the first Andaz in Indonesia and the first Andaz resort in Asia. It is rich in Balinese art and craftsmanship, and offers a modern interpretation of the traditional Balinese village. There is nothing about the Andaz Bali that I didn’t love (except the heavy rain downpours, but even those were beautiful!).
The hotel has 149 guestrooms including 18 Garden Villas and four Beach Villas arranged in a series of courtyards. The rooms are all spacious, most over 700 square feet, and are designed in contemporary Balinese style, using locally sourced materials such as bamboo, stone, marble and teakwood. Each room has a private balcony overlooking the garden, ocean or lagoon.
The heart of the Andaz Bali is the Village Square. Among other things, many of the hotel’s restaurants are built around this square.
When we got to our suite, after all of the appropriate ooohs and aaaahs, I said I could live here. When it came time to check out, I said I never wanted to leave. Two months later and I can’t wait to return.
The Andaz Deluxe Suite is 871 square feet, with a large outdoor space, with a separate living room and bedroom.
Water was refreshed daily, and there was a Nespresso machine in the suite.
The bedroom is gorgeous! Look at those details!
The bathroom, designed with many types of stones, with double sinks, distinctive bathtub and shower as well as a separate room for the toilet (that can be opened from either the bathroom or from the front of the suite), is as breathtaking as it is functional.
There is also a separate walk-in closet.
When I say we were treated royally, I’m not kidding. These are the beautiful welcome amenities we received, including thoughtful handwritten notes, flowers, coconuts, a bottle of wine, cookies, local fruit and so much more. All from the heart.
Our patio looked out on one of the pools at the hotel.
The hotel had many pools, the main ones closer to the beach.
There were beautiful lagoons everywhere.
This is the list of hotel activities.
Sunrise yoga on the beach was such a nice way to begin the day!
Breakfasts at the Andaz Bali were the best hotel breakfasts I’ve ever had! I’m not kidding! Breakfast was served at all of the restaurants that surround the hotel village square: The Blue Oven (a Mediterranean style restaurant), The Fire Fox (Asian Steakhouse) and Wok Wok (Indonesian comfort food).
At breakfast, the restaurants shared the same menu.
As a globalist, we could order as much as we wanted from the menu, and boy did we ever! Everything was great.
There is one other restaurant at the Andaz Bali, the Fisherman’s Club, which is on the beachfront. If you haven’t guessed, it specializes in fish and seafood. We had dinner there the first night. It was good, but there are many restaurants along the boardwalk which offer comparable food and drinks at better prices.
The spa and fitness center is shared with the Hyatt Regency Bali and reviewed here.
My final thought. As is apparent, I loved, loved, loved the Andaz Bali. The only way to possibly make it even more perfect would be to offer Andaz guests use of the club next door at the Hyatt Regency Bali for the evening cocktail hours. Now that would be nirvana!
My sincere thanks to Marc Walz, the General Manager, and his entire staff, for making the hotel so special.