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The Trans Resort Bali – A Luxury Oasis

The Trans Resort Bali – A Luxury Oasis

INDONESIA, LUXURY HOTELS

After traveling so long to get to Bali, staying at the luxurious Trans Resort Bali was the perfect way to recover and to begin the real vacation! The resort is only  10 kilometers from Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, but also right in the middle of the lively and stylish area in Seminyak. This five star luxury hotel brand is known for their incredible Indonesian hospitality: it really sets the bar high for world-class service. In fact, the Trans Resort Bali was awarded the Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence 2018, the highest and most exclusive accolade from Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards.

The Trans Resort Bali - The Lobby Lounge Area
The Trans Resort Bali – The Lobby Lounge Area

While checking in at the spacious lobby, I admired the contemporary style with Balinese design touches and glamor throughout. We learned that the resort features 184 exceptionally appointed guest rooms and suites with jacuzzis, along with 16 palatial villas with private pools.

Balinese Painting in The Lobby Lounge - The Trans Resort Bali
Balinese Painting in The Lobby Lounge – The Trans Resort Bali
Balinese Artwork in The Lobby Lounge - The Trans Resort Bali
Balinese Artwork in The Lobby Lounge – The Trans Resort Bali

Accommodations 

This made me very excited to finally see our One Bedroom Villa, and it certainly did not disappoint! In fact, these are the biggest one-bedroom villas in Seminyak, so you’re truly enjoying the height of privilege here at the Trans Resort Bali. The absolute best part of our villa was the private pool and spacious outdoor seating area with a day bed. What more could you possibly want from a luxury vacation?

One Bedroom Villa - The Trans Resort Bali
One Bedroom Villa – The Trans Resort Bali
One Bedroom Villa Outdoor Sitting Area - The Trans Resort Bali
One Bedroom Villa Outdoor Sitting Area – The Trans Resort Bali
One Bedroom Villa Bedroom - The Trans Resort Bali
One Bedroom Villa Bedroom – The Trans Resort Bali

Each of the rooms here are complemented with luxurious amenities such as exclusively designed bedding with 100% goose-down pillow and customized linen made of Egyptian cotton. Definitely one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in!

The bathroom was very spacious with double vanities on either size of the soaking tub. One of the vanities even had a seat which made it easy for me to apply my makeup. The shower was ample size with a rain shower.

One Bedroom Villa Bathroom - The Trans Resort Bali
One Bedroom Villa Bathroom – The Trans Resort Bali

I found the facilities at the Trans Resort to be very inviting. They have an outdoor sandy pool, creating a fun beach-theme experience. This area can be really enjoyable for both children and adults as there’s also a lap pool and kids pool with a slide and jacuzzi. Fun fact, the white sand is actually imported from Australia! In regards to amenities, towels, showers, and slippers are provided along with luxurious poolside loungers that are easy to spend all afternoon in.

White Sandy Beach Pool - The Trans Resort Bali
White Sandy Beach Pool – The Trans Resort Bali
White Sandy Beach Pool - The Trans Resort Bali
White Sandy Beach Pool – The Trans Resort Bali

The Trans Resort Bali is located in Seminyak boasts great restaurants, designer boutiques, and a beautiful pool with a beach in the courtyard. It also has a great location with all sort of shopping and sites within easy walking distance.  Plus there’s a free shuttle that can drop guests at the Seminyak Beach, restaurants, shopping, and more.  We started by having it drop us near a local Balinese Temple: the Petitenget Temple.

The Petitenget Temple, while right next to a popular beach, had no other tourist attention other than me and my husband.  The colorful doorways were eye catching and rather than just look, we decided to visit and participate in their ceremony. We paid a small fee and were dressed in sarongs around our legs and a temple scarf around our waist. The temples are incredibly beautiful and we certainly respected and admired the space. The priest and the people were warm and welcoming, they helped us find spots, showed us what to do, and helped with each of the steps.  We were seated in the back section, me with the other women, my husband with the men. They offered me orchids for the blessings and put flowers in my hair like they had. The service lasted about half an hour and consisted primarily of chanting mostly by the leaders, some echoed by all the participants.  Part of the blessing is wetting your hands in holy water, taking rice, and using the water for it to stick on your forehead and chest. This was a special experience that we will treasure for a long time.

Petitenget Temple Seminyak Bali Service
Petitenget Temple Seminyak Bali Service
Petitenget Temple Seminyak Bali
Petitenget Temple Seminyak Bali

The Trans Resort Bali Spa

After a long day of exploring, I always like to head to the Spa and Trans Resort Bali offers an incredible one. Their treatment are personalized and also based on divine Indonesian rituals with a core concept of sophisticated Balinese healing therapy that has developed over centuries. With tranquil surroundings, you can easily escape in this welcoming sanctuary in order to restore both your body and mind.

The Trans Resort Bali Spa Entrance
The Trans Resort Bali Spa Entrance
The Trans Resort Bali Spa - Reception and Relaxation Area
The Trans Resort Bali Spa- Reception and Relaxation Area

All of their rooms, whether it be single or couple, comes with a private shower and most come with a jacuzzi as well. The Spa uses all-natural products called Essential Bali, an award-winning natural and organic spa product made in Bali.

Our experience at The Spa was fabulous, we had their 60-minute “Balinese Massage” which was so relaxing yet therapeutic. Our treatment began with a ritual foot bath where our feet were cleansed in warm water with sea salt crystal. Sea salt scrub was also applied to exfoliate our skin, ending with a gentle massage on our legs. 

Foot Bath Ritual - The Trans Resort Bali
Foot Bath Ritual – The Trans Resort Bali

Our treatments were very personalized, and our therapist worked harder on areas we wanted to focus on which we requested prior to the treatment. After our 60-minute treatment, we felt refreshed and ready to face the rest of the day.

Massage Room - The Trans Resort Bali
Massage Room – The Trans Resort Bali

If you’re looking for another way to spend your time, there’s always the fitness center! Trans Resort offer top-of-the-range cardio and strength equipment. Better yet, their gym overlooks the drop of their 18 meter waterfall. This is actually the largest vertical garden in Bali. The water features are believed by the Balinese to give peace and relaxation for your soul. Their water garden provides a wonderful backdrop for anything from romantic dinners to Yoga and Zumba classes!

Fitness Center - The Trans Resort Bali
Fitness Center – The Trans Resort Bali

Dining at The Trans Bali Resort

With four dining options, there’s no shortage of culinary choices at the Trans Resort. At The Restaurant, we enjoyed their impressive breakfast buffet every morning. They aim to satisfy all palettes here with around-the-world dishes including both Indonesian and Western-style breakfast food. You can enjoy all-day dining options as well, with healthy menus and specially made kids dishes. There is truly something for everyone who is looking for casual dining.

The Restaurant Breakfast Buffet - The Trans Resort Bali
The Restaurant Breakfast Buffet – The Trans Resort Bali
The Restaurant Breakfast Buffet Stations - The Trans Resort Bali
The Restaurant Breakfast Buffet Stations – The Trans Resort Bali

Complimentary access to The Club Lounge is available for guests who stay at The Premier Club, Celebrity Suites and Villas. The Club Lounge offers an elegant & relaxing atmosphere which commands the whole ground of the hotel entrance. While serving afternoon tea, delectable bites and cocktails, the handsome glass-enclosed area makes it genuinely elegant and relaxing. The Club Lounge is a luxurious space that has a few intimate lounge settings and a central table setting with cakes and snacks.

The Club Lounge - The Trans Bali Resort
The Club Lounge – The Trans Bali Resort
The Club Lounge Food Selection - The Trans Resort Bali
The Club Lounge Food Selection – The Trans Resort Bali

Before your check out, I highly recommend visiting the 18th Rooftop Bar! This open air rooftop bar is the place to be in Seminyak for sunset views. Both the design and menu is stylish, offering globetrotters delicious tapas and signature cocktails.

18th Rooftop Bar - The Trans Resort Bali
18th Rooftop Bar – The Trans Resort Bali
18th Rooftop Bar City Views - The Trans Resort Bali
18th Rooftop Bar City Views – The Trans Resort Bali

The Trans Resort Bali is a luxurious oasis in the heart of Seminyak. The lush surroundings and opulent rooms are reason enough to book, but the five-star service is why I’d recommend this place to any traveler heading to Bali.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

41 Comments

  1. Sam Sees World
    July 15, 2019 at 5:19 am
    Reply

    How luxurious! This looks like a dream come true. I would love to one day stay in such a wonderful resort in such a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Happy to share, Sam!

  2. Danik
    July 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    Reply

    Now this is luxury in Bali and I have jotted down this place so I hope to stay here on my first visit to the area (which I am hoping will be early next year). I love a place to relax, a nice clean pool to dip into after a days exploring and the beds look comfortable as well. The rooms looks so modern as well and white…I love this when it comes to finding a place to stay.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      The rooms were absolutely amazing!

  3. Maggie
    July 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm
    Reply

    This place looks AMAZING. I can’t get over the bedroom!! Did you have your own pool?! If I stayed here I’m not sure I’d ever leave to explore anything else haha.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      Yes, we did! It was very hard to leave.

  4. April
    July 15, 2019 at 11:17 pm
    Reply

    I love the ambiance and it’s really a perfect place to lay down your head after all the hours spent walking and visiting the surrounding area! Thanks for sharing it looks like your having a lovely time here!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      So happy to share, thanks for reading!

  5. Josy A
    July 16, 2019 at 12:33 am
    Reply

    Wow Carmen! This looks like a fantastique place to stay! The villa looks like such a relaxing place to unwind, and i love the look of the rooftop bar. I hope you finished your stay incredibly relaxed!
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    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      It’s the perfect place to stay in Seminyak!

  6. Louise France
    July 16, 2019 at 5:34 am
    Reply

    Wow this place looks incredible. Goose down and Egyptian cotton – amazing. Would love to stay at this resort if I visit Bali.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      You won’t be disappointed!

  7. anshul
    July 16, 2019 at 8:16 am
    Reply

    Woah, this place looks really amazing for a luxury retreat. I am pretty sure it is popular among the honeymooners. Thanks for sharing a detailed review.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Yes perfect for honeymooners!

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      It really depends on when you go, but their beautiful rooms start at around $140 a night in low season so it’s fantastic value.

  8. Nitin Singhal
    July 16, 2019 at 8:21 am
    Reply

    I loved the bathroom. Everything seems luxurious from the room to the dining area. How much does it cost to stay for a night?

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:15 pm

      It really depends on when you go, but their beautiful rooms start at around $140 a night in low season so it’s fantastic value.

  9. The Holidaymaker
    July 16, 2019 at 9:03 pm
    Reply

    I too look for luxurious accommodations and dining when traveling and this looks to be the spot. I loved the outdoor space of your suite the best. Not to mention the bedding, I love a good goose down and Egyptian cotton! I would definitely partake in spa treatments while there as well.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      The spa treatments are absolutely amazing and a perfect way to spend your time here!

  10. Tania Muthusamy
    July 17, 2019 at 1:06 am
    Reply

    Ok, you had me at 4 dining options and breakfast buffet. Need to bookmark this place for when I’m in Bali next. I can’t believe the sandy beach pool area! And the balinese art is gorgeous. Looks like a terrific resort.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      You’d absolutely love it, Tania!

  11. Paulien
    July 17, 2019 at 5:05 am
    Reply

    What an amazing and luxurious resort. I agree with you, after long travels it is best to recover in a luxurious place with everything you need right there within hand’s reach
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    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Yes, it was the perfect place to stay after a long journey!

  12. Ketki
    July 17, 2019 at 9:06 am
    Reply

    So luxurious and cozy. The sandy beach pool area is so innovative and looks lovely. Trans Bali Resort looks like a must stay place and I am bookmarking this for whenever I go to Bali.

    • Carmen Edelson
      July 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Happy to hear that, enjoy!

  13. Milijana
    July 18, 2019 at 9:41 am
    Reply

    Egyptian cotton bed linen, Australian white sand … they really have set the bar high for a luxury stay in Bali. But, I especially love the fact they use natural and organic spa products made in Bali.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Yes, the products were so lovely!

  14. Mohana
    July 18, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    Reply

    Looks absolutely stunning, such a beautiful place to relax and unwind, all the while in a luxurious surrounding. Would love to stay here when visiting Bali next. Thank you for sharing 🙂
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    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that, Mohana!

  15. Amy
    July 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm
    Reply

    Wow Carmen, this place really redefines a luxury stay! That one bedroom villa is the epitome of a dream getaway, and while we embrace many types of stays, this is one we would indulge in whole heartedly. Bali for us is also an extremely long journey, but one we hope to make in the near future as a parents getaway, and this would absolutely make our wish list while there.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Yes, it’s so amazing and luxurious!

  16. melody pittman
    July 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm
    Reply

    Wow! I want to trade places with you and get invited a zillion miles away to check out luxury digs. 😉 Great review and photos. Bali looks like an amazing place. Its #1 on my hubby’s bucket list.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      You and your husband would love exploring Bali together, especially if you stay here 🙂

  17. Delphine
    July 19, 2019 at 5:54 pm
    Reply

    Bali hotels have a great way of creating the fine details of a luxury experience. I love the private pool and the lounge nearby. I can see myself relaxing there for a little while, it’s perfect!

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      I totally agree – and the hospitality is amazing!

  18. Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista
    July 29, 2019 at 11:29 pm
    Reply

    Your trip to Bali looks fabulous! Definitely love the white sand beach located within the hotel.

    • Carmen Edelson
      August 6, 2019 at 3:03 pm

      Bali is an amazing place to visit!

  19. Sandra Welsh
    January 20, 2020 at 11:01 pm
    Reply

    We stayed in a villa at the Trans Resort in July. Highlights were the toilet (I wanted to bring it home with me!) and the smoking Cosmopolitan at the 18th Rooftop Bar.

    • Carmen Edelson
      February 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      Ha, I totally agree with you!

  20. Karim
    June 1, 2020 at 11:54 am
    Reply

    From what you have described it seems like the Trans Resort Bali is a great place to stay in, it sounds to me that they are truly luxurious because Egyptian cotton is one of the finest and most luxurious material to use for bed sheets, so they truly seem to be a high-quality hotel that cares about satisfying its guests.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      June 10, 2020 at 5:08 pm

      Yes, such a luxurious place to stay 🙂

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