Secret Retreats Member, Hotel Tugu Bali, Launches Two Magnificent, New Dining Concepts Overlooking Canggu Beach in Bali
Famous for combining the world of arts and antiquity with the exotic and stylish, Tugu Bali captures our imagination once again with the opening of two stunning and romantic new venues within the exotic retreat tucked away on Canggu Beach. Beautiful artwork, ancient artefacts and timeless design set the stage for a memorable culinary experience at Ji at the Bale Sutra and the Lava Lounge.
The cuisine at JI is inspired by centuries old cooking tradition from Japan, as well as other East Asian countries, with focus on the classical art of grilling (robata) and the finer arts of sushi in bringing beautifully delicate flavours of Asia to guests’ tables. Ji features a wide menu selection to indulge in this atmospheric setting by the sea.
The entrance to JI is as unique as it is fun, allowing you to choose from three different gateways:
1) The very low Gate of Heaven, where one has to bend down while entering to show respect to the Gods;
2) G you will pass the 18th century statue of the Goddess of Love and Mercy, Dewi Gwan Yin.
When you enter through the Gate of Hell ‘by mistake,’ you will find yourself in a nirvana of amazing wines from the best wineries in the world along with a wide collection of fine Japanese sake. Inside this ‘hell’ there are two huts with ancient Japanese atmosphere, where guests can enjoy a relaxing wine and sake degustation. The interior of this wine and sake area surrounds the theme of KABUKI, with Japanese lanterns, partitions, old poetry carved on wooden panels and a very heavy and large lion statue carved from one whole rock as well as statues of two other Japanese mythological creatures.
From these three gates you can also continue to the upper floor lounge where a most magical view opens up to 180 degrees of Canggu Beach and the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Here one can sip cocktails and watch the surf all day, in a setting of exotic and cultural Asia facing the beautiful view over the sea.
The Lava Lounge represents a fusion of mystical stories and modern cozy lounge space overlooking the ocean and is one more of Hotel Tugu Bali’s secret corners.
Nestled in the majestic exhibition place of Indonesian history, the lounge celebrates the eternal love between the famous Belgian artist, Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès and Ni Polok, the model and muse of his paintings and later, his wife. Various antique pieces tell different stories, preserving the values of Indonesia as a country with rich history, arts, cultures and traditions.
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