Perched within the lush Ayung River Valley of Bali, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan beckons with promises of tranquility and a deep dive into Balinese culture. While traditionally an exclusive retreat, the resort has now opened its doors to outside guests, offering a taste of its allure. Recently, the team from What's New Bali had the privilege of experiencing some of the activities available to the public at this extraordinary location, providing a blend of exceptional cuisine, holistic wellness, and a glimpse into the local culture.
Beyond Ordinary: Indulging Enticing Open-For-Public Activities at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Elevated 'Farmer's Sunday Brunch' Feast at Sokasi
Starting the day on a Sunday morning, guests can visit the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan and indulge in the Indonesian archipelago feast at Sokasi . Overlooking the Ayung River, this open-air venue offers the immersive 'Sokasi Farmer’s Brunch.' The culinary journey began with a mouthwatering dish: Fresh Kuud Coconut Ceviche. The savory blend of coriander, shallots, and coconut meat set the stage for the delectable feast that followed.
A sumptuous buffet showcased a variety of fresh Indonesian delicacies, honoring the country's rich culinary selections. From vegetable-based goodness like Central Java's Trancam, Balinese Lawar Jantung Pisang to Maluku-style Gohu and Makassar's authentic Sop Konro with flavorful broth and tender beef meat. There are also selections of prime fresh meat, grilled to perfection by-request; from slabs of lamb and pork to chicken and beef. The feast concluded with the sweet, refreshing, and iconic Es Campur dessert, providing a delightful conclusion to an exquisite Indonesian brunch.
A Pampering Deep 'Nap' at The Sacred River Spa
For guests who wish to pamper themselves with unique wellness treatments, the rejuvenating 'Sacrep Nap.' awaits at the resort's Sacred River Spa. Suspended from the ceiling of a bamboo Dharma Shanti Bale, perched just on the side of legendary Ayung River, guests experienced an "air nap" in silk hammocks, gently swaying amidst the serene Sayan Valley. Therapists sang Balinese lullabies, narrating the life story of Buddha, allowing everyone to drift into a state of deep relaxation, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
This unique experience served as a reminder of the importance of rest and rejuvenation, much like the nurturing care provided by Balinese mothers to their children. The 'Sacrep Nap' left guests feeling refreshed, recharged, and eagerly anticipating their next "air nap." The Sacred Nap experience is available only on weekdays from 2-3pm.
A Viewtiful Cocktail Moment at Jati Bar
As the day came to a close, guests who craved a scenic soiree with quality drinks could visit Jati Bar, located in the very heart of the resort’s main lobby. Adorned in teak wood and overlooking the Ayung River Valley, this lounge provided the perfect setting to enjoy signature cocktails and savor light snacks. The bar concocted some of its finest homemade liquor creations, including the refreshing Passion Solero, the quirky Bee Sting, and their unique take on the classic espresso martini with a local Balinese twist, 'Selem Besik.' A highlight was the array of Jati Bar’s original homemade negroni, aged to perfection in fresh white oak barrels, with the flavors enhanced by traditional terracotta, delivering a truly unique and delightful taste experience.
There is a misconception that experiences at the resort are only available to resort guests. However, non-resort guests can now also enjoy the privilege of experiencing the culinary delights, soothing wellness treatments, and exquisite cocktails at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. The resort had indeed curated an immersive journey through the senses, offering a glimpse into the heart and soul of Bali. By opening some of their exquisite facilities and activities for the public, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has proven their utmost dedication to providing both in-house and outside guests with an authentic Balinese experience that goes beyond the ordinary.
For those seeking to embark on these memorable experiences, chat with the team at Four Seasons via their FS Chat App