Cascading down the verdant rice terrace slopes to the sacred Ayung River, the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan offers a reprieve from the bustling city of Ubud and provides a more tranquil haven where you will meet nature’s embrace. The resort is at the cultural heart of Bali and features newly renovated modern suites and villas, exceptional service, and tantalizing dining options. Whether you are looking for a soul-soothing retreat, a romantic escape, or a culturally enriching family holiday, the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan delivers a magical experience that keeps guests coming back again and again.

Location

Why choose the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan as my base during my stay in Bali?

Built on a hillside along the Ayung River, the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan makes you feel like you have been transported to another world with its futuristic design and innovative architecture. The resort is situated in the Sayan Valley, amidst rolling rice paddies and lustrous jungles, and nestled between two UNESCO World Heritage protected rivers. The resort provides ultra private and exclusive accommodations close enough to the action to not feel inconvenienced; yet, far enough away from the hustle and bustle to still enjoy peacefulness. Located less than ten minutes from eateries, stylish boutiques, and traditional markets your home away from home awaits.

Key Facts

  • a 60-minute drive north of Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar
  • complimentary shuttle services to Ubud several times a day
  • ranked as the Top Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure in 2005 and 2018

What is special?

  • explore the cultural, artistic and natural beauty of Bali and its famous sites and attractions, just minutes from the resort
  • arrive via an awe-inspiring teak footbridge, suspended over a lush jungle canopy, leading to an infinity-edge lotus pond seemingly floating in mid air
  • surrender to Bali’s spirit, as sacred holy springs and ancient temples surround the property, giving an heir of peace and positive energy

What do the guests say?

  • guests found the resort to be the perfect mix of luxury and countryside
  • travelers recommend booking the Riverfront Villa for the breathtaking views
  • guests find the resort ideal for a honeymoon or wellness retreat

Accommodation

How are the living quarters? What type of amenities can I expect in my suite or villa?

The Four Seasons Bali at Sayan creates a private sanctuary that you may very well never want to leave. Adorned with teak wood, hand-loomed fabrics, and Indonesian artefacts, this resort exemplifies luxury at the highest standard. You will find exceptional comfort with outdoor/indoor living and dining spaces; as well as a luxurious king bedroom creating the perfect haven for relaxing and unwinding. True to the Four Seasons brand, the resort spares no expense and aims to create an impression that will stay with you for a lifetime.   

Key Facts

  • comprised of 18 spacious suites and 42 elegant villas with a mix of contemporary and traditional Balinese décor
  • select villas are equipped with a full kitchen perfect for entertaining or self-catering, should you desire
  • palatial private residences feature two to four bedrooms, perfect for large groups

What is special?

  • turn your bathing routine into a rejuvenating ritual as you sink into a deep soaking tub with panoramic views of the stunning vistas below
  • spend your mornings quieting your mind and connecting with yourself in your own private outdoor sanctuary equipped with a meditation area and plunge pool
  • be lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of the Ayung River as you lounge on a plush outdoor day bed surrounded by lush gardens

What do the guests say?

  • guests were amazed by the turndown service and attention to detail
  • the excellent service and charm of the staff has travelers singing its praises and wanting to return again and again
  • the private plunge pool and outdoor shower is a huge hit among travelers

Pools & Spa

Relaxing during my stay is important - what’s the best way to achieve this?

Choose from a variety of spa and healing therapies designed to help you reach the pinnacle of relaxation during your holiday. Restore balance to your chakras with traditional Balinese Chakra Ceremonies or be pampered from head to toe with professional salon services such as an avocado and honey hair cream mask or the ultimate mani and pedi. Replenish your skin with natural minerals sourced from the surrounding mountains or take a refreshing dip in the warm or cold plunge pool to unwind from a day of exploration. Your options are endless and if you have a hard time deciding, highly experienced healers and therapists will customize a treatment to ensure your experience will be one where you still feel the effects long after your stay at the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan.

Key Facts

  • multi-day spa packages are available for guests to enjoy a combination of treatments
  • the resort features a 72-foot long turquoise pool overlooking the Ayung River
  • Balinese healers utilize traditional holistic practices to invigorate and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit

What is special?

  • relax to the soothing sounds of the Ayung River in the two-level swimming pool, designed to follow the river’s natural contours
  • explore the depths of yoga and meditation, bringing a sense of harmony and transformation to your body’s energy
  • learn how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life with the assistance of a resident wellness mentor

What do the guests say?

  • guests insist a trip to the Sacred River Spa is an absolute must
  • the Sacred Nap Experience is highly recommended by holidaymakers
  • travelers describe the spa as a slice of paradise and contend the experience is one of the best they have ever had

Culinary

How is the cuisine at the Four Seasons Sayan? What types of restaurants does the resort offer?

Embark on a cultural culinary journey as world-class chefs prepare mouth-watering dishes using only the best spices and freshest ingredients. From traditional Balinese cuisine to international favorites, there is something to tantalize all taste buds. The Four Seasons Bali at Sayan creates the perfect dining ambiance for couples and honeymooners to create memories that last a lifetime. If leaving your villa is not on the itinerary for the day, you can opt for in-villa dining, day or night.

Key Facts

  • the resort features two exquisite restaurants and one bar
  • casual poolside dining featuring a wood-burning oven and Western cuisine is available at the Riverside Café
  • sip a calming afternoon tea and savour light snacks at the Jati Bar

What is special?

  • discover the art of Balinese cooking with kitchen lessons from a world-class chef, using only the freshest local ingredients
  • enjoy an unforgettable romantic dining experience with a star-gazing rooftop dinner at the lotus pond
  • get a personalized chef’s experience as you dine on a seven-course meal, skillfully prepared right in front of you at the chef’s table
  • slip into your swimsuit and start your day with a three-course gourmet breakfast that is served on a floating tray gliding across your private plunge pool

What do the guests say?

  • guests love how the staff goes above and beyond to make special occasions even more special with unexpected surprises
  • the breakfast buffet, with Indonesian specialities, Western comfort foods, and a charcuterie selection is a favorite for diners
  • guests rave how fantastic the cooking class is and highly recommend the experience

Activities

What types of activities are available during my stay? Is this a family-friendly resort?

A full range of personalized activities can be arranged for guests of the resort. Whether you are seeking to eat your way through an epicurean adventure, pray and connect with a higher source and find your balance, or fall in love with Balinese culture, the Four Seasons Bali at Sayan has activities suitable for any endeavor. There are even activities for the little ones, making this the prime destination for a family holiday to create lifelong memories.

Key Facts

  • a complimentary program of activities is available to all guests, including yoga, guided walks, cycling, and Balinese dance performances
  • the Pici Pici Kids Club offers interactive and cultural programs for kids aged 4 to 12
  • on-site library service with books, games, and movies for guests to enjoy at their leisure

What is special?

  • experience a day in the life of a Balinese rice farmer, where you will help a local farmer plant rice, and end your experience with a one-of-a-kind traditional bathing ritual
  • thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts, trek to the summit of Bali’s sacred active volcano, Mount Batur, take in the beauty of the sunrise and refuel with delicious eggs cooked in the volcanic steam  
  • get off the beaten path and discover some of the island’s best kept secrets as you bathe in the holy springs of a secluded temple

What do the guests say?

  • travelers were pleased with the number of complimentary activities that can be enjoyed right in the resort
  • guests highly recommend the River Rafting experience, even for those at a novice level
  • guests loved how knowledgeable and helpful the staff was with organizing activities and excursions