The Cili Emas is a lovely authentic Balinese resort and wellness retreat, nestled between the black-sand sea and Tejakula on the northern Bali coast. We stayed in one of three large bungalows, with the most wonderful large open-air bathroom and shower. The bungalow was spacious and, thankfully, air-conditioned, as the Bali afternoons can be quite hot. I loved the small touches...gold bowls filled with colorful flowers, soap wrapped in native leaves, cold water pitcher left on our porch each morning...very spa-like and personal. The resort, though in a primitive setting, is meticulously maintained, and has a stunning pool (I could've stayed there all day!) and massage area. Nicole, the owner, is sweet and very helpful: she coordinated a dolphin-watching morning on a traditional Balinese catamaran located just steps from the resort, and arranged with their friendly and informative driver Gede an afternoon of snorkeling in nearby Amed. My sister and I especially enjoyed the meals, deliciously prepared by Nyoman and her fabulous staff. The fresh ingredients and lively spices worked together magically...healthy and yummy! The communal meals- our group consisted of two German and one Dutch couple-were a highlight each day, allowing us to share our daily Balinese and life experiences, and provided a nice cultural exchange. Nicole and her partner Jochen speak flawless English, and we never had a problem communicating with them or the other guests. Don't forget to try their amazing and exotic spa-like drinks...refreshing and cleansing. And last but not least, their adorable dog and mascot, Elvis, who is camera-shy but full of love.
On this same trip we also stayed at the fabulous Viceroy hotel and the sprawling Ayana resort, but I can truly say that The Cili Emas was the highlight of our Bali trip...a perfect mix of luxe and primitive beauty, with unparalleled personal service to boot! Hats off to Nicole, Jochen, Nyoman and Gede...we can't wait to return to your Balinese paradise!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bali, the Island of the gods. Spend your holiday in our Resort which is in the middle of a tropical paradise on the untouched North Bali coast. Enjoy your individual dream vacation for your body, mind and well-being in Cili Emas Oceanside Resort. In our Resort you can spend your holiday, enjoy massage and wellness treatments, experience relaxation and regeneration, book a seminar or offer a seminar yourself. The Cili Emas Oceanside Resort is located in a small fishermen´s village on the authentic North coast of Bali, directly on the beach of the Indian Ocean, in the middle of endless coconut groves, surrounded by green chains of mountains and lush vegetation.Almost all of our bungalows, with ocean view and a small private patio, offer you privacy in the middle of an exotic garden. Our nice swimming pool, Spa-Area, sea, as well as our restaurant and pavillion offer you varied surroundings and wellness opportunities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cili Emas Oceanside Resort Tejakula, Bali