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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Samata: A Peaceful and Beautiful Retreat in Bali


Every year, the opening of a new resort is inevitable in Indonesia's most popular destination. The challenge for most properties in Bali is making themselves stand out from the rest. Having a unique position in the market is necessary to elevate the resort experience to exciting and surprising ways. Otherwise, you will not make it in Bali.  

During my recent vacation here, I found one resort that had the "X" factor - The Samata. It is not located in the more popular areas like Kuta, Seminyak, Legian or Ubud. Situated in a quiet part of Sanur, The Samata is THE place for guests who completely want a relaxing getaway in Bali. The location is special since guests can have the best of both worlds -- the verdant rice fields directly fronting the whole property and the Indian Ocean from a short distance. Having only 10 exceptional and well-appointed Suites and Villas, The Samata has that air of exclusivity that I always look for. They even provide a 24-hour butler service. As part of the Lifestyle Retreats group, the Samata (which means the state of equilibrium between mind, body and soul in Sanskrit) promotes a more holistic kind of getaway. While eating healthy, they want guests to engage in sports or any fitness activity as well. I can attest that they have the most hardcore and impressive gym I had ever seen in a resort or hotel. 

Before arriving, I already knew this this trip was going to be about pure indulgence and pampering. I stayed in their beautiful Spa Suite (50 sqm), which was incredible since I had my own treatment room! They do know how to make things convenient for guests. 

I could not believe that I had this next to my shower and bathtub. I literally overdosed on massages since it was complimentary for this room category. I had to tell the therapist at one point to alternate my body massage and facial. It was not a bad deal at all! It almost seemed to good to be true.

My suite had a view of the energy pool and surrounding gardens.

The Spa Suites are located in  a different building. 

Every morning, this was a must during my breakfast - Muesli sprinkled with some fruits. 
For the other accommodations, The Samata has three Ocean-View Suites (views of rice fields and Indian Ocean) 1 One-Bedroom Villa, 3 Two-bedroom Villas and 1 Three-Bedroom Villa (The Samata Residence).

The One-Bedroom Villa. I would definitely love to stay here next time. 

Two-Bedroom Villa. This Villa is ideal for families with kids. 

I loved the overall design of this villa. It might be my inspiration when I decide to build my beach house one day. 


If you want to go all out, you can book The 3-bedroom Samata Residence.


You can do yoga and meditate here in the morning. 
Facilities:

The best thing about Samata is that there is no shortage of pools. You can pick from any of the three main pools when you want to swim or lounge. The resort also has a tennis court, yoga/meditation studio, and bicycles. 


More aerial shots of the resort. With all the open space, flying a drone here was addicting. It is nice to get a different persepective every time you get a drone shot. Can you count how many pools there are? 

At Sunset, Samata turns into a blanket of beautiful thoughts. There was something calming about staying here and doing nothing. Sometimes, we all deserve to turn off that switch and remove all the negative energy in our lives. 

When I left Bali, I had never felt more rejuvenated and renewed.  I could not recommend this resort enough to all of you. I would like to thank the staff  (especially my personal butler Fery) who arranged everything. I had no complaints about service at all. Considering all the extras you are receiving when you stay here, the Samata has reasonable and competitive rates compared to most of the properties in Bali. You can detach yourself from the stresses of life without hurting your bank account. If all the Lifestyle Retreats are as amazing as the Samata, I definitely cannot wait to experience them all in the future.

For Bookings, Click The Samata.

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