If an Artist Designed a Hotel, This is How it Would Look Like …

I’d like to take credit and say that I discovered this incredibly decadent hotel after a long, exhaustive research. But the truth is, a friend I was traveling with booked it for us.

When my friend Ethan told me that he has booked our hotel, I immediately asked for the website. “You don’t understand Ethan,” I warned him, “I want something straight out of the ‘King and I’ set … I want a hotel that has Balinese charm, but with Western amenities.” Sure enough, Arma Hotel Bali provided both. Arma Resort is what you have envisioned your magical Balinese vacation to be (and more).


ARMA RESORT offers beautiful, comfortable accommodations in a serene and lush environment. The resort is set amidst 10 acres (4 hectares) of landscaped gardens, rice fields, lotus ponds, pools, stream and fountains. This place truly reflects the essence of Bali in sights, sounds, smells and tastes.


We stayed at one of their newly-built, over-the-top-fabulous private villas that is elegantly decorated with fine Balinese furnishings, offering both style and comfort.

For four glorious days, it was our secluded haven – we ate breakfast in our pagoda, did yoga at the balcony, took outdoor showers, soaked in the jacuzzi and took a dip in our private infinity pool while listening to the gentle sound of the natural stream a few feet away.


Because the owner of the resort is a renowned and celebrated artist, every detail of the hotel is artfully done. They have put so much effort on every detail of the resort from the building’s architecture down to the artsy way they serve rice at the restaurant.


If you need a place of beauty and tranquility to recharge and experience serenity surrounded by beauty, then this is the place for you.

Just one warning – you may not want to leave. Like, ever.