The Ritz-Carlton returns the idyllic Bali with a luxury cliff top resort

Elegant as it is rustic: The Ritz-Carlton, Bali in Sawangan, Nusa Dua.

The opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Bali in Sawangan, Nusa Dua, is marking the brand’s grand return to the idyllic island as a luxurious and locally- inspired resort.

The luxury cliff top resort is set on 12.7 hectares of beach-front and cliff-top land. With 313 hotel rooms, including 34 cliff top and ocean view villas, the new Ritz-Carlton resort offers a dramatic location along the sweeping coastline of Nusa Dua’s southern tip. Of its many features, the 180-degree unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean are undeniably a highlight, with a 70 meter high glass elevator providing guests with access to the beach.

Embracing local symbolism, a central theme to the property is the Tree of Life, known to locals as ‘Kalpataru’, which represents strength, wisdom, and beauty, and is prevalent throughout the resort and grounds.


Décor is “Anyaman” style, coupled with design influences from local craftsmen and the surrounding landscape. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali features six restaurants and lounges. Bejana, the property’s soon-to-open Indonesian restaurant, will offer the Culinary Cave – a unique epicurean learning experience with programs personally tailored to suit groups and individuals.  The Beach Grill, set along the shore, offers seafood and grill specialties alongside stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The innovative food and beverage portfolio is completed by Raku, a Japanese Lounge & Bar, The Ritz- Carlton Lounge & Bar, which serves the finest selections of premium tea, Senses, an all day dining restaurant, and Breezes Tapas Lounge which serves light snacks and Tapas by the pool.

The Ritz-Carlton Club Level includes a private pool and sun deck exclusively for club guests, whilst The Ritz-Carlton Spa, opening soon, will offer a distinctive wellness experience that is truly Balinese in nature. Surrounded by lush foliage, the spa will consist of 14 serene treatment rooms seamlessly incorporating indoor and outdoor spaces.

An oceanfront wedding chapel makes the property the venue of choice for island weddings, while meeting facilities for up to 200 guests provide for an endless variety of corporate and private events.