Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
Rice paddies, Sophisticated Design, Blues & Whites, Incredible
The Samata really was something else for us. We’ve stayed in quite a few Resorts and private Villas, but this resort has a special place in our hearts. Where to begin… the incredible architecture, numerous pools, delicious cuisine or the sea breeze keeping the humidity at Bay. The Resort was only recently renovated and taken under Lifestyle Retreats management, so during our stay we were so lucky to actually be the only two guests in the Resort. There is also a gigantic Gym on the grounds, the size of which rivals most members gym’s i’ve seen in Australia, it has everything you need to keep your body fit whilst staying in this idyllic place. I have such great memories thinking back our stay, we really didn’t want to leave in the end 🙂
It’s another gem by Lifestyle Retreats, this company does not disappoint.
Our room was amazing. The bed was huge, the bathroom even bigger. There is an outdoor Bathtub, a huge Showerhead simulating the feeling of heavy rain. The interior decorative style reminds one more of Sweden than of Indonesia. There is Aircon and Internet, and walking out to our private pool we overlooked a pristine Rice paddy as far as the eye could see. We also found out that the land on which the rice Paddies stand is now under the Resorts ownership, to ensure that this beautiful sight will remain that way for as long as the Samata exists. There’s also a TV, fridge, outdoor dining area, mini gazebo, bathrobes and everything else you could need to make your stay here a dream.
The cuisine was absolutely delicious. We ordered their Signature Ricepaper rolls at least 10 times during our stay. The food was delivered promptly to our rooms, though we also dined during the day in the Resort Restaurant overlooking the grounds. The pricepoint was very reasonable and so was the portion sizes. Highly recommended
Something Lifestyle Retreats have seriously excelled at, is finding a select group of special individuals who staff their resorts. We’ve experienced this now time and time again. It feels more like a family among the staff than a workplace, though a very well behaved and attentive family 🙂 I had the pleasure of being accompanied to the nearby beach for sunrise by one of the friendly staff, who gave me a history lesson of the surrounding area, and then led the way back to the resort through the rice paddies. There were even members of staff checking in on their days off, so closely knit are this lovely group of people looking after the Samata. We hope to be back one day to once again see their warm & friendly faces.
The internet at the resort sufficed for Email and general Browsing, though if you’re looking to watch youtube etc, it’s recommended to get one of the local data sim packages, which are fast and very affordable (8GB for AU$10 if i remember correctly)
Lifestyle Retreats, you’ve done it again, this place is nothing short of a dream.
Website – http://www.thesamata.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lifestyleretreats/