Among all Nusa Dua resorts, Melia Bali stands out in several ways that guests will quickly note. One is the gentle flow of water in the array of lotus ponds and fountains at the main entrance. Another is the beautiful ceiling high above the lobby, painted in the intricate, traditional Balinese style. The gardens throughout the resort are especially lush because they have had extra time to mature; Melia Bali is one of the original Nusa Dua properties, though it opened in 1986.
Melia Bali’s total of 500 guest rooms includes 110 split level suites and two Presidential Suites. All have individually controlled air-conditioned rooms, private balcony or patio, mini-bars, in-room safe, IDD telephone, Wi-Fi and access to both 24 hours room service and satellite television programming.
Close at hand are a shopping arcade, a tour desk and travel office, a beauty salon, a drug store, a car-rental counter and a postal service office. The hotel offers baby sitting service, too, and there is a clinic available at all times of the day or night.
One of Melia Bali’s showcases restaurants the Pavilion, which specialized in French cuisine. The menu include such enticing possibilities as lobster cocktail in raspberry vinaigrette, seafood ragout, lamb loin in morel sauce and grand mangier ice cream souffl dessert lovers.
At the pool side is The Seafood Mart, offering an abundance of distinctive fish and shellfish entrees: sauted prawn, snapper fillets, a seafood combination platter and many more choices.
Sateria is pizzeria with a lengthy menu of choices, among them paella. Lotus is the place for cuisine from throughout Asia. Among the alternatives are Balinese chicken satays, pollo ajillo, Vava Boom sandwiches and home made ice cream. The Banji Coffee Shop – open to the gentle breezes which waft in off the ocean – is a splendid place to enjoy either a leisurely late breakfast or a mid-afternoon glass of ice tea.
There is music nightly in the Piano Bar from 7:00 pm until 1.00 am. Topaz is a club with the emphasis on disco. Regular culture performances are held on Melia Bali’s outdoor stage in conjunction lavish outdoor buffet spreads.
Recreations? There is a fitness center, naturally with facilities for aerobics, sauna, indoor swimming and massage. A lovely lagoon pool winds its way through the Melia Bali gardens. In addition, there are two floodlit tennis courts, three air-conditioned squash courts as well as table tennis and volleyball courts.
The resort has achieved widespread popularity as destination for incentive groups – many from abroad – for whom it arranges elaborate theme parties ( such as Kampung Nights, Royal Nights, Jungle Nights or Sarong Nights), as well as special celebrations and outing. The hotel staff can book sightseeing and shopping excursions, bicycle tours, mountaineering adventures, and rafting trips. To top things off, one of the world’s most beautiful 18-hole golf course is a matter of minutes away.