When the same company that owns the Grand Mirage asked me if I would also like to review the Samabe, their brand-new luxury suites and villas, a Bali all inclusive, I couldn't believe my luck.
My parents are fans of luxury hotels and as a kid I stayed at hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, The Peninsula or the St. Regis on special occasions. But I have never stayed anywhere even close to as luxurious at the Samabe.
When I walked into our ocean suite, I think I actually said, “I feel like Beyoncé right now.” And when I was introduced to our personal butler for the day, I really did.
As we were granted the “Unlimited Priviledge” package, everything was complimentary: one massage a day, the mini bar, room service and all meals and alcohol.
The view from our suite. Talk about an ocean view…
We made the most of our 24 hours in paradise. From an Indonesian cooking class…
to lounging out on the pristine beach, enjoying an afternoon tea service…
to knocking back a few drinks. (Obviously.)
One of my favorite features of the resort was the infinity pool. We headed there for a dip at sunset and I now know you haven't lived until you've sipped a rum cocktail under a technicolor sunset while swimming in an infinity pool.
After the pool we enjoyed a five-course, oceanside meal.
And then in the morning we woke up to a complimentary multi-course breakfast in the room. Let's just say we ate very well at the Samabe.
After breakfast I took a tour of the grounds. There really are no words for how beautiful the design is so please take a look.
Needless to say I postponed leaving as much as possible; the hotel even offered us a four p.m. check-out!
Overall I would highly, highly recommend the Samabe if you're looking for a special vacation like a honeymoon or anniversary. I have never felt so taken care of at a hotel; from the personal butler to the beachside tea service.
Have you ever stayed at a high-end luxury resort?
The Samabe generously hosted my stay for one night. As always, all opinions are completely my own.