The Longest Hotel Pool on the Exotic Island of Bali is Inspired by Rice Terraces

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Posted on 03/14/2024

The lush, terraced rice fields of Bali are iconic symbols of this legendary Indonesian island, lending inspiration to the pools of one resort.
Surrounded by inviting greenery and nestled in the heart of Bali's exclusive beach enclave of Nusa Dua in the southeast part of the island, Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort invites guests to experience unmatched tropical escape in “the Island of the Gods.”  
Nestled in the heart of the resort, the lagoon pool measures nearly 300 feet long and over 100 feet wide, it is surrounded with lush tropical gardens and an array of pool loungers offering ample space to soak up the sun, and indulge in refreshing cocktails at the Pool Bar located conveniently at the Pool Island, where loungers and shaded cabanas provide a serene sanctuary where guests can escape and immerse themselves in the beauty of Bali's natural landscape.
For those who are looking for a romantic getaway, the pool island is also popular romantic dinner and intimate wedding venue.
In addition to the main pool, Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort boast 3 other swimming pools, including the newest addition and already-iconic attraction - the Lazy River. Guests can leisurely float along this winding watercourse, embracing the essence of relaxation as they meander through the resort's lush grounds.
The Marriott-family resort is also on one of Bali’s legendary beautiful beaches, making its beach club another destination for guests.
Natural Wonders in Bali include some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from lush rice terraces on mountainsides, volcanic peaks, pristine beaches, and lush jungles. Its diverse geography provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, snorkeling, and diving.
Rice Terraces in Bali form intricate patterns, cascading down hillsides as they are sculpted into the landscape. They are fundamental to local agriculture but also symbolic of Bali’s rich heritage. The thousand-year-old traditional Balinese subak irrigation system is a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, and emphasizes cooperative and community-based water management with harmony between humans and nature.
Rich Balinese Culture is vibrant and deeply rooted in Hindu traditions. Visitors can explore ancient temples, witness traditional dance performances, and participate in colorful ceremonies and festivals.
Balinese Traditional Architecture follows the Tri Mandala concept, which divides space into three zones representing the realms of the gods, humans, and demons. This concept is reflected in the layout of traditional compounds, with separate areas for the family temple, living quarters and kitchen. Balinese architecture often features open-air pavilions and courtyards that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. This design allows for natural ventilation, making buildings comfortable in the tropical climate while also fostering a connection with nature. Buildings are typically topped with thatched roofs contributing to the rustic and natural aesthetic of Balinese architecture. And intricate woodcarvings decorate doors, window shutters and roof trim with elaborate motifs inspired by Hindu mythology, nature and Balinese folklore.
Bali's Cuisine is diverse and flavorful, influenced by various cultures, including Indonesian, Chinese, Indian, and Dutch. Visitors can sample a wide array of dishes, from local specialties with flavors unmatched by any other global cuisines, like Nasi Goreng (fried rice) and Babi Guling (suckling pig) to international cuisines served in restaurants and cafes across the island.
Arts and Crafts are legendary in Bali, including intricate woodcarvings, batik textiles, and traditional Balinese paintings, which also make worthy souvenirs of your travels. Bali is a shopper's paradise, with bustling markets, boutique shops, and art galleries offering a wide range of goods, including clothing, handicrafts, jewelry, and souvenirs. Ubud, Seminyak, and Kuta are particularly popular shopping destinations.
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Pool image courtesy Courtyard by Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort
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