The narrow winding roads to get to La Joya II Biu-Biu had me wondering if we were even going in the right direction. At some points I didn’t think our Uber driver’s oversized SUV was going to fit down the road. Alas, we finally saw a sign for La Joya II Biu-Biu and a small archway that market the entrance.
I ahd no idea what to expect when we walked in. It honestly looked like just another charming B&B, but when we walked around the corner and I was greeted with these ocean views I wanted to jump up and down with excitement. This is exactly what we came to Jimbaran for! Dramatic cliffs, ocean views, and an amazing hotel to call home for five days.
The rooms at La Joya II Biu-Biu are stone bungalows with straw roofs. They look like something you’d see in luxury travel magazine and they are every bit as dreamy as they look! We stayed in bungalow 14 which was facing the ocean. We had a pretty incredible view that could be seen from either our bed or from the bean bags chairs on the front porch. The view was so incredible that we actually slept with the curtains open so that we could wake up to the beautiful ocean view each morning.
The bungalow had a king sized bed draped with mosquito netting, a large lounger and a beautiful wooden armoire. Behind the bedroom was a bathroom with a really incredibly stone sink and a rain shower.
No matter where you are at La Joya II Biu-Biu you’re greeted with an amazing view. Paul couldn’t help but carry the camera with him 24/7 because every day we found new spots to photograph. The spa was one of the best places to shoot, with this awesome totem pole and chess table.
If you look really far into the distance in the first picture below you’ll see the airport, Kuta and Seminyak. At night the views were just as impressive with some great sunsets (more on that later) and the trickily lights from Seminyak!
Of course the infinity pool is pretty spectacular here, with sweeping ocean views. Between the white stone and the blue water it almost looks like these pictures could have been taken in Greece. Except it’s Bali, which is so much better. The pool was so refreshing in the sorting heat, and there were plenty of day beds, loungers and even a cabana to relax in.
When we needed a change of scenery we headed down a “secret” staircase that led to a small beach. The beach was only accessible by this staircase, which was kinda hidden between our hotel and the tiny property next door. It was obviously pretty quiet here, which was so relaxing.
Right next to the pool was my favourite place at La Joya II Biu-Biu to hang out – the lounge! Distressed white wood, insane views and a sunken living room area…. This whole area felt like something you’d see on TV. It was just so luxurious to relax here, and enjoy some drinks.
The shade made this a great place to cool off during the day, but this lounge was also a popular spot during sunset. On a number of night we sat perched along the edge with other guests snapping pictures of the sunset!
There aren’t a lot of nearby restaurants, so we were very happy to discover that the food at La Joya II Biu-Biu was fantastic. We had a number of meals here and everything was prepared fresh in the open air kitchen. The tables all had a view of the infinity pool and the ocean, and the trees around the restaurant provided enough shade to comfortably enjoy our meals.
Breakfast included fresh juice, fruit, eggs, bacon and toast – and it was a delicious start to our days! For lunch one of my favourite meals was the vegetarian burger. I’m not a vegetarian (far from it actually) but the combination of feta cheese and fresh local veggies made this a light lunch I couldn’t resist. For dinner we ate our usual mie goreng and nasi goreng because, well, we can’t get enough of it.
Jimbaran is best known for its sunsets, and there are plenty of nearby hotels and bars that charge INSANE amounts to have a drink while enjoying the view. I was thrilled to see that we had an even better view than our nearby famous neighbours, and with much more reasonable drink prices.
Sel Spa is located on the grounds of La Joya II Biu-Biu and it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular. The massage beds face the stunning ocean views and there’s also an awesome jacuzzi tub on the edge of the cliff with pretty incredible views.
To top it off Sel Spa’s prices are extremely reasonable, but you can check out their services for free with your complimentary 15 minute massage. Booking is absolutely crucial as they get quite busy!
The team at Kelly Ella Maz were welcomed to La Joya II Biu-Biu as guests, however our opinions remain our own.