The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
I was torn when visiting Bali on whether to stay in a Villa or a Resort. So what did I do, I stayed at both!
I started off at The Laguna Resort which is part of the Marriott Luxury Collection.
The aerial views of The Laguna Resort are full of beautifully blue lagoons which is fitting, for the name of the resort.
Do the lagoons and everything else the resort has to offer make it worth it?
Check out the full review!
I booked this night through Marriott’s website. When I visited, I was just at the edge of off season and the transition to the main busy season so I got a pretty good rate. I booked the Deluxe Lagoon Access Suite with one king bed for ~$224 USD a night. Having Gold status with Marriott I earned a 25% points bonus rounding me out to 9,430 points for the 3 nights. Converting this to cash value earns me $85 USD in rewards.
The Laguna Resort is along the main resort row in Kuta Selatan. Adjacent resorts include the Grand Hyatt, The Westin, and Sofitel Bali Resort.
The hotel is approximately 20 minutes from the airport when using the toll road. Surrounding the resort is plenty of shopping and highly rated local restaurants.
The resort is up against the eastern beaches of Bali with it’s own section of beach for your enjoyment.
The resort is protected with a security checkpoint and after getting through it, you’ll find the lobby.
The lobby is open air and certainly gives off the tropical island life vibe.
I was personally greeted by a resort employee who offered me a tropical drink and to take a seat in the lobby while my bags were checked in.
I sat down with the employee and went over the check in, benefits, layout, and payment.
Additionally, there was currency exchange available at the resort which was a much better rate than the airport.
The room I booked at The Laguna was a Deluxe Lagoon View Guest Room with one King bed.
The sliding door to the lagoon is on the right side of the picture.
The room included a small desk with a chair along with a high definition TV, DVD player, and a welcome gift.
The closet held your regular items including a safe, robes, hangers, bedding, iron, and ironing board.
Below the TV in the cabinet, is the mini-bar with fridge, food and glasses. You can also find the menu for pricing of items below.
The bathroom and shower were located just past the entrance to the room. The bathroom was nice and clean.
The shower and bathtub were a combo setup. It is a raised entrance to get into the shower.
The tub is well sized and clean.
The sliding door brings you out to the lagoon side patio with breathtaking views.
The patio had a small table with two chairs and was in the sun most of the day.
The patio has a small ladder to enter the lagoon.
There are plenty of amenities on site including a gym with a unique view. The gym is full of plenty of modern equipment including free weights and machines.
The view is through a waterfall looking out onto the lagoon. If this won’t distract you, you should be able to get plenty done in the gym.
The gym also has a steam room, sauna, and massage room. There are plenty of massages for men, women, and couples.
There are five restaurants on the property. Arwana is pictured below and is an upscale seafood restaurant with beachside views and tables.
Pictured below are the beachside chairs and the Kulkul international cuisine which is a cocktail and appetizer bar.
Additionally onsite there is Banyubiru, which is the hotel style buffet; Cascade, which is a bar near the lobby; and Cornerstone, which is a small bakery and ice cream shop.
Lastly, and I think the most unique thing The Laguna Resort offers, is the networks of lagoons on the property. You can swim in all around the property. They have a mini-beach with sand at one of the lagoons. The water is a nice, cool temperature to cool you off from the normal, hot and humid Indonesian weather.
The Laguna Resort is a great place to stay while in Bali. I certainly felt very relaxed and immersed in the tropical life with the great vibe the resort puts up.
The room was spacious and well equipped and the lagoon access from my room was a game changer.
The amenities on site are plenty to keep you full and happy. The staff were friendly, professional, and helpful.
All in all, it’s a resort you should highly consider next time you visit Bali.
Book your next stay here!