Ultimate Luxury at the Samabe Bali

When the same company that owns the Grand Mirage asked me if I would also like to review the Samabe, their brand-new luxury suites and villas, a Bali all inclusive, I couldn’t believe my luck.

My parents are fans of luxury hotels and as a kid I stayed at hotels like the Ritz-Carlton, The Peninsula or the St. Regis on special occasions. But I have never stayed anywhere even close to as luxurious at the Samabe.


When I walked into our ocean suite, I think I actually said, “I feel like Beyoncé right now.” And when I was introduced to our personal butler for the day, I really did.

As we were granted the “Unlimited Priviledge” package, everything was complimentary: one massage a day, the mini bar, room service and all meals and alcohol.

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The view from our suite. Talk about an ocean view…

We made the most of our 24 hours in paradise. From an Indonesian cooking class…


to lounging out on the pristine beach, enjoying an afternoon tea service…


to knocking back a few drinks. (Obviously.)


One of my favorite features of the resort was the infinity pool. We headed there for a dip at sunset and I now know you haven’t lived until you’ve sipped a rum cocktail under a technicolor sunset while swimming in an infinity pool.


After the pool we enjoyed a five-course, oceanside meal.

And then in the morning we woke up to a complimentary multi-course breakfast in the room. Let’s just say we ate very well at the Samabe.


After breakfast I took a tour of the grounds. There really are no words for how beautiful the design is so please take a look.

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Needless to say I postponed leaving as much as possible; the hotel even offered us a four p.m. check-out!

Overall I would highly, highly recommend the Samabe if you’re looking for a special vacation like a honeymoon or anniversary. I have never felt so taken care of at a hotel; from the personal butler to the beachside tea service.

Have you ever stayed at a high-end luxury resort?

The Samabe generously hosted my stay for one night. As always, all opinions are completely my own.

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Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is an American travel blogger and freelance writer who moved to Paris at 21, traveled the world for a year and now lives in Denver. She's usually in pursuit of skiing, languages and perfectly ripe cheese. Her writing has been featured in National Geographic, Viator and Jetstar Australia.
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    • It really was a great vacation, I felt so lucky to be there!

  1. Maybe it is the perpetual cold that is rocking us here in Boston, but this made me want to book a flight to Bali immediately! What a fantastic experience for you and I’m sure it was much needed after all your backpacking. I love your line about not having lived until you have sipped a cocktail while watching a sunset in an infinity pool – so accurate!
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    • After backpacking so long this was absolutely incredible. Sometimes you just need a break from noisy hostels!

  2. You make it sound so desirable that I would like to go there and never
    leave. What is better than beautiful scenery, a lovely pool, a massage
    to relax you even more, and sleep on a bed like a cloud. I am so glad
    you had that pleasure.



    • Thanks, Gamma. It was almost as dreamy as your trip to Antigua! Love, Ashley

  3. Oh wow looks amazing. You can’t really say no to having a personal butler and I love a good infinity pool! Nice that they offered the 4pm check out too- I hate having to check out at 11am!
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    • I was in a hostel the other day and I had to check out at 9:30 a.m., ugh! 4pm was pretty fantastic :)

    • So true. I think the most important part of a memorable hotel stay is good service for sure!

  4. Gorgeous all the way through and the photos are lovely. Pure Luxury.
    Yes, I’ve done the luxury route in Hong Kong, Bangkok Vietnam, and L.A. Chiefly at the end of an exhausting “holiday” LOL!


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