Bali’s First Hotel Arrival by River Raft

Famed for its dramatic treetop arrival via a suspension bridge, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan – the World’s #1 Hotel – is now offering guests a 180-degree change of perspective, with Bali’s first hotel arrival by river raft.

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 its 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 Resort Sayan.

After discovering secluded sites – including a natural holy spring and a 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.

Voted #1 World’s Top Hotel in the 2018 Travel + Leisure Readers’ Awards, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is simultaneously an intimate hideaway nestled between two rivers, and a global architectural icon. Located amid two acres (almost a hectare) of rice fields and groves of fruit trees, vegetable and herb gardens, 42 private pool villas and 18 suites enable guests to retreat from the world and embrace the valley’s healing energy. Interiors are appointed with a mix of contemporary and Balinese décor including rich teak furnishings and exotic hand-loomed fabrics.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Jl. Raya Sayan, Sayan, Ubud,
Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 977 577
www.fourseasons.com/sayan