Perched high on a hillside above terraced rice paddies and lush tropical forests, Hotel Chedi is a secluded and serene retreat. Accommodations are individual cottages with teakwood floors and walls. Bowls of fresh orchids, candles and special snacks. There are private decks inviting guest to simply sit and enjoy the dense, cool, tropical setting.
And, then there is the bathroom. Right away we notice there is no shower or tub in the elegant huge green marble bath. French doors lead out of the bath. Exiting, we discover a walled courtyard… our private rainforest…with a green marble shower in the center. Ahh...what a treat!
The Chedi restaurant is located in the main building. We meander up a winding path inhaling air heavily scented by multitudes of orchids and local plant called adenium.
Facilities at the Chedi include the usual spa, cabana, library, meeting rooms, boutique, and swimming pool. Not an ordinary hotel pool, the dramatic pool seems to float above the plunging valley. With "false sides" the emerald-green waters of the pool appear to overflow. An enormous vase filled with lush flowers and foliage rises from the center of the dramatic pool. A stone-tiled patio surrounds the pool with sun-beds nestled under huge Balinese unbrellas invites guests to relax and unwind.
The Chedi Restaurant overlooking the pool serves a wide selection of Balinese and Asian dishes. Diners are encouraged to linger and savor the surroundings.
This is the paradise I dreamed of for years...I don't want to leave it.
Mary Esther, Florida
August 24, 2004
From journal Bali Is a Tropical Paradise