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MAR-APR 2017

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Page 42 of 147 41 ree resorts in one, each more exclusive than the next, the Mulia Resort, e Mulia and Mulia Villas literally have something for everyone. My stay was split between an oceanfront suite in e Mulia and a nearby super-private hillside villa. Exiting the van under the portico that marked the entrance to e Mulia, I was greeted by an army of attendants who continued my sensory immersion by welcoming me with a delicate and sweetly scented Frangipani blossom to tuck behind my ear and gently rubbing droplets of floral-infused water into my palms. Guests of both The Mulia and Mulia Villas are assigned a personal butler for the duration of their stay. Opening the door to my third-floor suite, I was immediately drawn to an expansive terrace that overlooked the sprawling pool complex and the Indian Ocean. Providing endless fodder for envy- inducing social media posts (guilty as charged) are a sentry of towering, gentle-faced female forms standing watch outside the cabanas of the Oasis pool (one of six pools on property). e undulating rhythm created by the gentle cascade of water spilling over the rim of shallow bowls balanced atop their heads and along the contours of their elongated bodies served as a fitting accompaniment to the steady beat of calm waves lapping at the nearby beach. Looking off into the distance, perched on the edge of a limestone cliff, is Geger Temple; it's worth the short walk up a steep paved path just outside the Mulia's property line to admire the temple's intricate architecture. ere are 111 one- and two-bedroom beachfront suites in my vicinity, and as I survey the scene, all I can hear is the calming sound of water. Smitten once again. Entrance to e Mulia Spa e oasis pool is an exclusive amenity for guests of e Mulia and Mulia Villas.

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