A couple of weeks ago, I gave you the lowdown on Slow Gili Air, the island resort we stayed in during our time on the Gili islands. Today it’s time for me to introduce you to another one of the hotels we frequented during our time in Indonesia, Gravity Bali Hotel. This eco boutique resort is one of Bali’s best kept secrets, offering a stunning hilltop resort with the most beautiful sea views and although we only got to enjoy two nights here, it was one of my favourite hotels of the trip.
On the map
Gravity Bali Hotel is found in Bali’s Bukit region not far from Uluwatu, known as the island’s surfers paradise. By moped it’s roughly about 3-5 minutes drive from Padang Padang and Uluwatu beaches. The hotel isn’t the easiest to find as it is located up a slightly steep hill just off the main road called Jalan Labuansait – meaning you get incredible views overlooking the Bali sea but also a bit of leg burn if you’re travelling round by foot!
Teaming the Indonesian boho style with all white interiors that look like they belong on a greek island, Gravity Bali Hotel provides a stunning, chilled and unbelievably instagramable place to stay.
In the centre of the hotel are a collection of cascading infinity pools which are surrounded by plush white leather sunbeds and loungers, huge wicker umbrellas and two white stone bar areas serving up cocktails, juices and ice cold fruit infused water all day long.
Gravity Bali Hotel has nine rooms, all of which are individually designed to offer their own little slice of paradise. Rooms range from the standard double room to the superior suite with a private pool – which we were lucky enough to stay in. Crochet throws, thatched roofs and white wash wood throughout give the rooms a shabby chic feel, whilst little luxuries such as air con, a mini fridge and a big double bed give it a cosy vibe – meaning you can experience the striped back, slow paced vibe that Bali is loved for, whilst still enjoying a touch of comfort.
Wine and Dine
Each room comes with breakfast included which is served in a stunning open plan dining area at the top of the resort. You can choose from eggs, pancakes or fresh fruit (I’d recommend the pancakes – they were incredible!) and finishing time for breakfast is flexible depending on when the guests wake up, meaning you don’t need to worry about early rising if you like a lie in.
For dinner there isn’t too much on offer, with just a few basic bar meals on the menu – however there are lots of great options for dinner nearby including the aussie inspired Bukit Cafe and spanish restuarant El Kabron.
They do however have plenty of cocktails for you to sample, so build in an hour or so for pre or post dinner drinks in their bar area and if you really don’t fancy venturing out – there’s a great pizza place called Pizza Italia, where you can order on whatsapp and they deliver directly to the hotel.
Whether you are staying at the hotel for just a night or for a week I would definitely recommend hiring out a moped. Gravity Bali Hotel has its own mopeds which you can hire for just 80,000 IDR the equivalent of £5 for 24 hours (£10 if you include petrol). This is so convenient as it means you don’t have to walk to a separate place to pick up and drop the moped off. The Bukit Peninsula is also a great part of Bali to drive a moped if you aren’t super confident, as it’s not as busy as Seminyak or as bumpy as Ubud. We saw most of the area in just a day and it was so easy to get around.
If you are a keen surfer there are also surf packages available, which lots of the guests were taking advantage of during our stay – not that I can tell you much about them as I could barely master a paddleboard, let alone the Uluwatu waves.
This relatively unknown boutique Bali hotel offers a tranquil and uber stylish spot, at a very reasonable price, from which to explore Bali’s Bukit region. With a prime location, it is in close proximity to the area’s best beaches and foodie hotspots yet still feels a little off the beaten track. It’s boho rooms and picturesque chill out areas make it one of the area’s best hidden gems – no filter needed!
£££: From £64 RRP per night
Address: Jl. Labuan Sait Gravity, 80364 Uluwatu
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