As we made our way through the entrance gates and away from the crowded streets of Seminyak, we were immediately enveloped in a canopy of jungle green trees. As our car took us further down the cobblestone path, elements of fire and water lined the road. But it all of that paled in comparison to what lay ahead. We had arrived at the W Retreat and Spa, the splendor of Seminyak.

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We were welcomed by the hospitable staff with cooling tea and fresh towels, complete with revitalizing scents of our choice. After the check-in process, we were distracted by the beautiful lobby and dozens of friendly faces, but decided to retreat to our room to freshen up before heading down to dinner.

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The Rooms

The rooms at the W Retreat in Bali spare no expense. The rooms incorporate elements of the outdoors into the room. The beds were absolutely heavenly, the ocean view was invigorating, but our favorite part was the bathroom!

The shower was absolutely ginormous, fitting a massive rain shower and a separate bathtub all in one large space. Complete with a skylight, you felt as though you were showering in the great outdoors.

The Service

Everyone at the W Retreat & Spa in Bali aims to please. Our experience was completely 5-star the entire time. From treats in our room to learning our favorite meals and drinks, the entire staff catered to our every need.

The Restaurants

The restaurants at The W Retreat are delightfully delectable and you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu.

Fire at The W Retreat, focused on prime meats and seafood. There, you have an artistic display of gastronomy.

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Our favorite restaurant was Starfish Bloo, which boasted a culinary feast of meats, seafood, and spices. With a view of the Indian Ocean in the background, you can’t go wrong. For breakfast – we recommend the sashimi, fresh berry smoothies, and eggs benedict!

For something more private, book a table at Cellar, the W’s secret dining room for six. Another private option is 1Below, where you can host an exclusive event or special soiree up to 16 people.

While everything is relaxed at the W Retreat, there are other casual restaurants. WooBar was one of our favorite places to frequent for snacks and drinks. Visit here during happy hour and enjoy a pizza on the house!


WooBar was our favorite place to grab daytime drinks, sunset drinks, and nighttime drinks with dancing. Basically, if you want to have a cocktail in a vibrant atmosphere, head to WooBar. At night, a DJ spins in between two immense palm trees as the Indian Ocean crashes behind him.

W Lounge is located near the lobby of the hotel and boasts Mediterranean cuisine and delicious cocktails.


If you want to have a Balinese body, you better hit the gym! Luckily, The W Retreat has an incredible fitness center. Their state of the art workout facility has free weights, machines, and plenty of cardio equipment.


It’s hard to pick a favorite part of the W Retreat & Spa, but the award has to go to their Away Spa. Open 24×7, this spa operates on the W’s Whatever/Whenever time. Begin your spa experience in the waiting area where you can immerse yourself in a hot/cold plunge prior to pampering. We highly recommend a couples massage, complete with a full body stretch beforehand. Then, follow it up with a couples pedicure – delightful! Afterwards, revitalize yourself in their oxygen room.


Dive into delight at WET, The W Retreat & Spa’s multi-tiered pool. Fanning over 1,790 sq. meters, it’s the ultimate place to see and be seen at the W. Bored of sunning on a chair? Walk out onto one of their inter-pool platforms where you can bask in the Balinese sun on one of the W’s colorful bean bags.

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While the fashionable streets of Seminyak are just around the corner, you don’t even have to step out of the hotel to get your fashion fix.