December 06 2010
W Hotels and Resorts has made “sleek” a byword of its aspirational Retreat properties. Following hot on the heels of a Retreat début in Koh Samui is a 158-room extravaganza in Bali. The W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak (www.whotels.com/bali; from £421) hasn’t exactly chosen one of the less-trammelled corners of the island to set up shop, so it will endeavour to compensate with a truly world-class offering, on a par with the Bulgaris, Alilas and, of course, Amans that have set the bar in Indonesia. Book one of the “Marvelous” two-bedroom villas, which are both vast and completely walled for privacy, to aid your realisation of W’s goal.