I organized an incentive group of high level business people, 115 people in all, where we took over residency of the whole of Bulgari Resort in late May 2011.
These days, it appears that usually people are very quick to write something negative on TripAdvisor in the hope if receiving recompense, an upgrade or "forcing the hotelier under fear of a bad review" to give in to unreasonable demands, so I felt compelled to write about our experience.
The logistics of planning, managing, housing, feeding and watering such a large group for 5 days, along with entertainment, internal and external cannot be underestimated. With infinite and detailed planning, and meetings as detailed as I have ever encountered, I can say the teams and staff at Bulgari did not let us down in any way, either by minor errors, or because of unplanned events, or due to lack of attentiveness, process or product.
The old adage, "you get what you pay for" could not have been more true. We paid top dollar, and we got exceptional experiences, service and an unforgettable event - that happily, was also enjoyable to manage. F&B, housekeeping, maintenance, senior management all contributed to the success, and the enjoyment by all.
in tropical climates you will always find bugs, live with it or stay at home. Wear and tear by relentless weather and water of these climates, combined with the salt corrosion and damage from being literally at the shoreline (just ask any boatie) is a constant maintenance nightmare and can show major signs of wear and tear overnight.
Being so close to nature you have the wonder of wild animals, not the wild animals you encounter in Kuta and who lets face it are infinitely more dangerous, an unspoilt beach means just that - no plastic bottles, no plastic bags, no straws, preserved naturally just as mother nature presented it in the first place. Wooden tables carved from locally sourced trees, and stunning displays of craftsmanship in heavy Indonesian teak chairs were on offer, if people took the time to recognize this from a modern cushioned plastic chair.
The Resort does show signs of having being used in places, it is not new, but it also oozes peace, tranquility and understated elegance. discreet service is just that - there when you need it - not constantly being pestered
Being able to retreat from the madness of other parts of today's Bali was for our group, priceless.
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