Holiday Issue 2019

69 Mar19549 A Deep Dive into Balinese Luxury Bali has many tempting offerings for discerning travellers looking for their next curated escape. In the face of such difficult competition, Latitude Bali makes luxury hospitality look easy, marking itself as exceptional even in a market known for an ability to exceed the highest of expectations. Following the property’s recognition as 2019's Best Luxury Wedding Destination of the Year in LUXlife’s Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards programme, we took a closer look to find out more about this incredible establishment. Of Indonesia’s many islands, Bali has distinguished itself through its joie de vivre, a free-spirit vibe and a natural charm that entices travellers from all over the world. From Canggu’s surf-shack bohemianism, Seminyak’s sophisticated style and the bombastic punch of Kuta, Bali is an island of many different personalities, each living harmoniously alongside the other. Latitude Bali is in the midst of this cultural melting pot, a gorgeous ultra-luxe 6-bedroom villa that seeks to impress from the very first glance. The villa’s modern, glass-fronted façade offers an enviable sea view, but Latitude’s offerings certainly do not end there. With an ability to comfortably cater to twelve guests, Latitude is a grand architectural statement, uniting open-aired living with sophisticated design. Moreover, it pampers guests with six sumptuous Bedroom Suites – the Master Suite, Pool Suite and 4 Guest Suites – to host 12 guests in sublime luxury & privacy. Large spaces are made even larger as doors are opened wide and the world is invited in. The villa’s resplendent 36-metre long infinity pool brings together azure waters with sapphire skies, the perfect place for guests to enjoy a cocktail or simply drink in the unbeatable view. Below the pool is the villa's very own Home Theatre and Entertainment/Cinema room. Here a skylight looks straight up into the swimming pool above –an eye-catching feature. Expect unparalleled excellence at Latitude – the 24-hour Butler service ensures guests receive the most attentive yet discreet pampering, whilst the Private Chef conjures up culinary delights for any occasion. What’s more, the villa’s entertainment pavilion opens out onto the pool and features a large lounge and dining area, alongside the villa’s state-of- the-art kitchen. A staircase to the side of the kitchen leads up to an intimate and private dining room, fully air-conditioned for a formal dining experience. Moreover, the villa comes with a cocktail bar to the eastern side of the pool to enjoy a drink and take in the view. With these qualities in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising that the villa has become the pre-eminent wedding venue on the island. Based on a clifftop, the atmosphere is distinctly romantic, and magical, with the villa and its amenities offering the perfect base and backdrop to the event. Bespoke Bride and Groom rooms, with full air-conditioning, and plush sofas complete the package and start off festivities the right way. Address: Karang Kembar Estate No.1, Jalan Karang Kembar, Bjr Jabapura, Desa Kutuh, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali, 80364, Indonesia Website: Telephone: +6285337964047 Style