The Retreat – Six Senses Uluwatu, Bali

The southern tip of this endlessly popular island sits much like an inverted bay, reaching out into the water. This is where you will find Six Senses Uluwatu which, much like the nearby temple, sits on the cliffside overlooking the Indian Ocean below Bali.

The vast resort has 28 ‘Sky Suites’, 62 one-­bedroom villas and seven two-bedroom villas, with interior design that mixes Balinese style with contemporary trends (some with a private infinity pool to boot).

Those looking for Bali’s ‘Instagrammable’ features won’t be disappointed here, especially if they have a private pool from which to treat themselves to a famed floating breakfast (something which contributed to the island’s social media fame).

You will find two restaurants, a pool bar, a Chef’s Table, cooking school and extensive organic garden where produce is grown onsite. There is a spectacularly landscaped spa, gym and yoga room set amidst an expansive water feature and, last but by no means least, three long infinity pools blending into the horizon atop the Indian Ocean. 

The spa features Balinese massage and relaxation rituals together with a menu of signature therapies and wellness screening for personalised guidance on how to approach health, fitness and food. Following from this, the main restaurant dishes are also noted in accordance with the four approaches that can be recommended, such as cleanse and detox or trim and fit. If you are less interested in wellness, you’ll be happy to know there is free ice cream all day long.