The Mulia, Bali

The Nusa Dua Coast has always spoilt honeymooners when it comes to five-star accommodation, but the new-ish Mulia Bali is a cut above the rest.

This landscaped utopia comprises three unique properties - for ultimate opulence with a sea view, pick one of its lavish Marquess suites (a celeb favourite). Or, if you're a resort-phobe seeking a more intimate experience, book one of the Mulia Villas, nestled in lush gardens.


With your own hydrotherapy pool and a personal butler on hand, it's easy to forget you're not the sole guest. When you decide to venture outside your room, a visit to the award-winning spa is a must.

This isn't your usual Balinese spa - it has a state-of-the-art wellness suite, which offers crystal healing treatments and light therapy.


On the dining front, there are eight restaurants and bars, but a highlight is the poolside afternoon tea. For sheer indulgence, ask your butler to have the bakery prepare a cronut for you (the Mulia is proud to be the only hotel in Nusa Dua that makes these).

End the day watching the sunset from the Sky Bar (try its take on a gin and tonic).

WOW FACTOR: Book yourself in for the Around The World Massage. This is deep-tissue massage with a difference - two therapists work in harmony.

GO: A suite costs from £1,500 per person for three nights (minimum stay); Includes transfers.

FLIGHT TIME: 17 hours with stopover