Having lived in Bali for a few years, I always thought of Sanur as a quaint area of the island where you can really get away from everything. The Samata is situated in an even more secluded location, a few minutes outside of Sanur, away from the larger resorts along the coast. So before we arrived at the Samata, the plan was to use our stay there as a quiet moment on our recent Asian trip. After staying in Singapore and the bustling Seminyak, we figured a peaceful environment would bring us into a nice, relaxed state of mind. What we never expected, was to actually be the only people staying at the Samata and have the entire resort to ourselves!
The small, 10 villa resort has recently come a property under management from Lifestyle Retreats, a high end Asian hotel group. The villas are all luxurious and spacious, but every villa is different since they each have a different owner, for whom Lifestyle Retreats manages the property. During our stay we noticed that Lifestyle Retreats is working hard to freshen up the Samata and add some finishing touches.
One of the things that amazed me, is that although each villa has its own pool, there are several beautiful lap pools for use by all the guests. Factor in the lovely restaurant with a wide variety of food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the incredibly friendly staff and the Samata stands out as an very attractive destination, for a reasonable price. Especially considering that there is also a tennis court, an enormous gym (with a full on boxing ring!) and even a complete brand new spa being constructed!
All in all, the Samata offers every feature and amenity that you expect at a large, exclusive resort, but there is something truly unique that sets it apart: its pristine location. Most villas, including the one we stayed at, are located on the edge of a stretch of beautiful rice paddies that lead all the way to the beach.
You absolutely can not miss the sunset walk, when a lovely staff member took us for a stroll through the rice paddies to the beach. Just as the sun came up, fishermen in row boats came back to shore with their catch after a night of fishing off the coast. It was truly magical and something that makes the Samata so much more than a luxury retreat.
LOCATION // The Samata, Sanur
51 thoughts on “Having a Five-Star Resort in Bali to Yourself: The Samata”
That’s soooooo cool😌😌❤🌞👌
Absolutely beautiful. Must have been an awesome stay!
I love to look at your travel pics! It’s like I dive into this beautiful world by myself. Your palm tree pants and your lace-up heels are very gorgeous. Wish you an amazing weekend and many more possibilities to visit such beautiful places around the world :-*
What an amazing place! It must have been so nice to have the entire resort to yourself.
Omg! This is seriously amazing!
Beautiful photos! This is stunning! xx
I just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it! This place looks amazing – I really have to go there once 🙂
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Amazing place! 🙂
Beautiful photos! This looks so amazing! I love that pool !!
Thanks for sharing
I love this! Thanks for sharing & Happy Weekend!
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OMG this looks amazing! Such a dream.
Woow! Looks like you had a great time! I’ll certainly be adding Bali to my ‘to visit’ list!
This stay looks absolutely incredible. Can’t believe you had the resort all to yourself! It’s beautiful and that bubble bath especially looks divine. The food looks mouthwatering also. Where did you get your cute luggages? Are they Calpak?
Wow, these images look absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous place!
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Look amazing, Merel! It’s on my list!
Wow, this place looks absolutely stunning and amazing! I would love to visit <3, Sharon
Those pictures are so perfect! And having the resort all to yourself must have been even better!
Beautiful place! The food looks amazing. Great post beauty!
This place is wonderful!!!!I’d like to go there for a relaxing and romantic holiday!!!!Photos are really good and emphasize beauty of this place!!!Kisses
Bali is a serious dream for me and your pictures always make me feel like I need to travel. Another great post lovely! Keep them coming xxx
A stunning and magical place! Fantastic photos! The food looks delicious and the views are breathtaking. It looks so relaxing and comfortable. Amazing post!
This place looks amazing , such a dream!!
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What a stunning place!
Beautiful location, great pictures!
Ok im totally jealous of this holiday. looks so amazing
WOW!! This place is incredible, the scenery, the nature, the peace….. no words. Also, in love with your palm trees pants, so pretty!
How cool that each villa has it’s own pool. That one looks amazing. Loving your palm print pants too.
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I really can’t get over this, it’s soooo truly fabulous. Travel envy.
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Such a gorgeous place! The pool is totally dreamy!
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What an amazing place! I would be so relaxed there
Wow! That is my kind of a getaway! So place seems to be so relaxing and the pools are so great! Thanks for sharing 🙂 This might be my next vacation place 😀
It all looks so amazing! It must have been a dream to stay there all by yourselves!!
Wow, looks like paradise there!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
I would like to travel to Bali someday!! That resort is so beautiful, I never knew resorts are classified int stars like hotels, fancy…right??
It’s a stunning location and it must have been so relaxing being there alone. Beautiful photos. Gemma x
u are such a stunning girl and this place its amazing , take me there !! ❤ ❤ ❤
That place looks magical, I just added Bali to my need to visit place list. Thx for sharing these gorge pics.
Sounds amazing! Can’t believe it was empty – I hope they’re doing good business otherwise. It seems like a wonderful place to stay!
Wow, you were really on timing that you were the only guest in the resort. The place is incredibly beautiful and the location is perfect! I can see in every pictures that it’s very relaxing there. When I visit Bali, I would book this hotel for me and my family! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Wow, this place look so magical! Especially with the amazing greenery view, the bubble bath looks perfect too. x
Oh my,such a breathtakingly beautiful place.I would just love to go there some day.Too beautiful.
That place is paradise dear.
Thanks for sharing these amazing photos with us,I hope I will visit Bali once too!
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It must be so cool to have the resort all to yourself! Thanks for sharing these stunning pictures!
How amazing to have the entire place to yourselves! It looks so serene and relaxing, especially that outdoor bubble bath. BLISS
Beautiful pictures and great location! I love the pants
WOW!! What an absolutely stunning place! I haven’t always been that keen about going to Bali, but after seeing your pictures and seeing this incredible resort I think it’s now on my must-travel list! Fab post babe! Xx
Samata looks like a paradise on earth! I hope you are having a great time! Mesmerising photos!!
LOVE your pants here! 🙂
So cool! 🙂
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