Imagine staying in Mandarin Oriental-style luxury on tropical Bali. Well, in 2016 this holiday dream can come true, when the Group opens a new resort on the island – its second property in Indonesia. Visitors are drawn to Bali’s stunning landscape of lush terraces and volcanoes, its culture-rich heritage and, of course, the white sandy beaches. Mandarin Oriental, Bali’s location is no less impressive, sitting cliffside on the southern Bukit peninsula and maximising the mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean, thanks to the contemporary design of internationally acclaimed architect Jean-Michel Gathy. Perched on terraces, there are 97 spacious villas each with 10-metre private pools, and 24 light and airy guest rooms, all enhanced with beautiful local and oriental touches. Foodies will be in their element, as there are three restaurants and bars to choose from, ranging from a spectacularly cantilevered cliff-top venue to a relaxed beach grill. And spa lovers can have all their pampering needs met in the signature spa with unique treatments drawn from Balinese tradition. The spacious spa will house eight private rooms alongside heat and water therapies, and the pièce de résistance, perhaps – a 100-metre outdoor pool surrounded by private lifestyle cabanas, all equipped with spa and entertainment amenities, for the ultimate in poolside relaxation. For little ones, there’s a Kids Club, and water sports for adults at the Beach Club. Or have a leisurely round of golf at an 18-hole course adjacent to the resort. And if you are contemplating your Big Day here, this Island of the Gods provides an idyllic backdrop, with an iconic cliff-top ceremony platform.