Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has been named as the number one hotel in the world, according to the World’s Best Awards 2018 from Travel + Leisure magazine. One of the travel industry’s most prestigious awards, the World’s Best selected the Four Seasons in recognition of its unique location, architecture and experiences that connect guests with the cultural heart of Bali.
In announcing the winner, Travel + Leisure highlighted the resort’s “sense of calm” combined with “innovative and modern” new experiences. These include Balinese and plant-based cooking classes at the new riverside culinary school, Sokasi; private guided tours to secret temples, river rafting and UNESCO-listed rice fields; chakra balancing spa treatments and dynamic yoga programme with renowned practitioners; Balinese Chef’s Table dinner; and the ‘Sacred Nap’ experience where guests are rocked to sleep amidst the rice fields by resident wellness mentor Ibu Fera, a former Buddhist nun.
This is the second time Four Seasons Sayan has been voted #1 by Travel + Leisure readers, as it continues to elevate its service and offerings. Sister resort Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay also previously received the top honour as the world’s best hotel — highlighting the two distinct experiences Four Seasons offers in Bali from Jimbaran’s ocean-front location to Sayan’s riverside setting.