Raffles Builds its Brand in Bali

mini-dreamland.jpgA lot of travellers to Bali that have visited Dreamland in Jimbaran, Bali, in years gone past will remember this idyllic spot as a secluded refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the pollution-choked Kuta strip. However, little by little recently the small warungs and losmens on the cliffs and around the area have disappeared making way for housing and villa development. Gone is the charm that Dreamland once had. That’s just the way things are in Bali. Personally, I think the island is being totally saturated with development. And, this development seems set to continue with a new resort being planned for Dreamland. According to Travelmole, in a further boost to confidence in Bali, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has started construction on its new property above Dreamland beach in Jimbaran.

Raffles Jimbaran is scheduled to open in 2010 with 84 villas, and 21 Raffles Residences. The property is being developed together with PT Asia Pasifik Properti, a subsidiary of Rekso Group.

Raffles Jimbaran is built to resemble a water palace, with inspiration drawn from classical Javanese-Hindu architecture and style, characterised by open spaces, water features and walled courtyards on rising terraces. The centrepiece of the water palace forms the resort’s lobby. Perched above a terrace, it overlooks the resort’s water gardens, pavilions and villas.