Centara Grand Villas Nusa Dua Bali, the first five-star resort operated in Bali by Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts, opened in August 2014.

The resort includes two signature restaurants, a bar, swimming pool, executive club lounge, spa and fitness centre, meeting rooms and a Chrysler limousine service.

Located at Nusa Dua, the resort comprises 14 independent pool villas offering a choice of one, two or three bedrooms. All are set in an extensive garden area that provides privacy for guests.

The villas are designed in Peranakan style with spacious interiors, marble floors, and the rich tones of teak and rosewood furnishings, and each has its own private swimming pool complete with large sundeck, loungers and a pool shower.

Each one-bedroom luxury pool villa has a total space of 225 square metres, with an airy living and dining area flanked by an expansive garden, private pool and outdoor shower.

The two-bedroom luxury pool villas can accommodate families and groups of up to four adults and three children in a minimum of 350 square metres of total space. Each villa features two spacious bedrooms, and two bathrooms with a shower and freestanding bathtub or jacuzzi. The living and dining areas open onto a private garden with pool.

The three-bedroom luxury pool villa provides over 680 square metres of total living space and is suitable for up to six adults and two children. The 75 square-metre private pool is set in an expansive garden that also has an outdoor gazebo fitted out for massages and yoga lessons. The villa has three bathrooms, each with freestanding bathtub and separate shower.

There are two excellent in-house dining options. Long Table restaurant, open 24 hours, is a designed around a traditional long table, with chefs preparing western and Asian cuisines in an open kitchen. Ru Yi restaurant offers a fine Chinese dining experience, featuring recipes from mainland China and Hong Kong. The resort’s 8 Degree Bar is designed in a British vintage style.

Traditional Thai and Balinese healing therapies using local ingredients have inspired Spa Cenvaree’s treatment menu, while an adjacent fitness centre is open 24/7.

A complimentary shuttle takes guests to Nusa Dua beach, a few minutes away, where the resort has its own Beach Club, Taman Bhagawan, comprising a collection of traditional Javanese timber buildings set in gardens and serving drinks and meals along with arranging beach activities, water sports, and excursions.