A tranquil river hideaway, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan makes for the perfect escape into lush opulence.
Stretching from the top of the verdant hillside down to the river’s edge, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan offers one of the most impressive views of the sacred Ayung River Valley. To enter the resort guests cross a dramatic gorge via a solid teak bridge, which leads to an elliptical lotus pond. This pond rests on the roof of the resort’s three-level central building and offers a marvellous view of the valley. The staircase descends to the reception area, the Jati Bar and down to the Ayung Terrace Restaurant and The Spa — all enjoying stunning, unobstructed views.
Set on 18 acres of lush, green terraced rice slopes, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan features 60 beautifully appointed units consisting of Suites, one-bedroom and two-bedroom Private Villas, plus the Royal Villa. The Suites are ideally located in the central building while the villas are all free-standing with spacious gardens. Each villa has a private plunge pool and they are spread throughout the resort grounds: some along the river bank, others on the rolling hillside surrounded by rice fields and eight on the crest of the hill — all affording impressive views. Utilising indigenous materials in an innovative Balinese design, the resort tastefully combines the old and the new.
The diverse range of activities includes guided tours to ‘secret’ temples as well as Bali’s most famous cultural and historical sites; private treks and ricefield cycling excursions; energy cleansing by traditional healers; and artist workshops and galleries in Ubud. On-site experiences include cooking classes at the riverside culinary school Sokasi; chakra balancing spa treatments; the signature Day in the Life of a Balinese Rice Farmer experience; dynamic yoga programme and a ‘Sacred Nap’ where guests are rocked to sleep by resident wellness mentor Ibu Fera, a former Buddhist nun.
The Sacred River Spa is a serene, nurturing environment with a deep inner focus. Inspired by Balinese philosophy, the emphasis is on the flow from Niskala to Sekala (the unseen to the seen), complementing sister spa at Jimbaran. Sacred River Spa focuses on restoring balance and harmony through 7 Chakra Ceremonies: full body treatments that each target one of the key energy centres along the spine and go beyond physical healing with crystal singing bowl sound therapy.
Submerged in a river valley close to the artistic centre of Ubud, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has launched the innovative rafting check-in as an option for guests transferring from sister resort, the beach-front Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s south-west coast. Instead of the usual 90-minute road transfer, travellers combining a stay at both resorts can instead be taken by private car (60 minutes’ drive) to the departure point for a two-hour rafting adventure down Bali’s longest river, the Ayung. While they enjoy a leisurely guided adventure through Class III rapids with views of lush jungle, rice terraces and majestic gorges, their luggage continues by car and precedes their arrival at Four Seasons Sayan. After discovering secluded sites – including a natural holy spring and an historic dam belonging to Bali’s 9th-Century UNESCO World Heritage-listed subak irrigation system – rafters land directly at the resort’s Riverside Restaurant. Waiting staff ensure a seamless check-in and within minutes guests are relaxing in their room, delivering a hotel arrival unlike any other.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 977 577