On north-western Bali, an area not touched by tourism, and located directly
on a fine-sand, dark lava beach near Pemuteran, not far from the Bali Barat
National Park, the 5-star Matahari Beach Resort and Spa welcomes ist guests.
Traditional Balinese achitecture acted as godfather during the building
of the resort. Local materials such as marble, paras, palemanan, wood and
bamboo were all used. From them, Balinese craftsmen created a resort that
fits perfectly into the landscape.
The Matahari Beach Resort & Spa supports gentle tourism. From the outset,
the resort placed great emphasis on taking local values and customs into
consideration. Guests have the opportunity to get to know Balinese culture
in all its artistic and culinary variety.
Guests stay in the resort's 16 bungalows. There are four different cagegories
available: Garden View, Premium Garden View, Deluxe Bungalow and Super Deluxe
The bungalows differ according to their location, size and furnishings. Common
to all of them, however, are the hand-carved, double-panelled Bali doors leading
to the living room/bedroom. These rooms have been decorated in soft warm coulours
and are furnished with a large Balinese double bed or two single beds. A refined
touch is the lighting, which allows the warm shades of wood to gleam gently. All
bungalows have air conditioning, which can be regulated individually via remote
control, telephones, minibars and electronic safes. Each unit includes a marble
bath with king-size bathtub and its own small garden courtyard containing tropical
plants and an open-air shower in the shape of a water-spewing Balinese mythical
creature. In addition, the Deluxe and Super Deluxe Bungalows provide guests with
twin washbasins and bidets. Adjoining the Super Deluxe Bungalow is a small pavilion
in the centre of a lotus pond.
At the Dewi Ramona restaurant, Eastern and Western influences make for delicious
culinary fusions and contrasts. Guests can, if they choose, discover the secrets
of this exotic cuisine in professionally supervised cooking courses.
The resort has a wine cellar of its own and offers a wide selection of high-quality
vintages, the perfect complement to the restaurant's gourmet cuisine. The Wayang
Cocktail Bar is the resort's focal point. Guests meet up here both before and after
dinner to enjoy a classic drink or a fruity cocktail.
Another highlight is the Parwathi Spa. Its architecture is modelled on that of
Bali's royal water palaces; its approach based on the interplay between water and
earth as the source of relaxation and inspiration. The treatments use traditional
massage techniques, precious oils and natural essences, and are carried out by
There are a wide variety of sports at the resort, with a particular accent placed on
the water. The fresh-water pool is large - 23 x 11 metres - and the fine-sand
lava beach with clear-as-glass seawater and small tides offers ideal conditions for
snorkelling and diving. Motorboats can be taken out for long or short trips. Guests
can also play tennis, badminton and golf, or explore the island's scenic delights
on mountain-bike and trekking tours.