Paul’s Place, the landmark that was a five-year feature at Ku De Ta and The Oberoi corner on the now built up Jalan Laksmana, has moved its magic to Jalan Petitenget – as have some other well-established Bali-based names.
The magic is as visible as the blue Balinese sky and searing sun, for when you turn the corner at Villa Lumbung, the immediate swaying palms stand out against the backdrop of the tropically cool white recently redesigned Paul’s Place building. Officially opening this month, Paul has kept his successful and established three-in-one concept that is Meng’s Lifestyle Village. It incorporates an exclusive boutique experience – In Full Swing (with sizes up to XXXL), the original M Spa – now also with a bar, and the roof top dining place known as the Cloud Lounge.
Cloud Lounge is not a misnomer, one feels at peace with the Balinese gods along with a stunning 360-degree panorama across this enchanting island. Views onto the seven volcanoes, including sacred Gunung Agung to the northeast, as well as the seascape to the south over an array of treetops is something that money cannot buy outside of Paul’s Place. However, money will and can buy you a delicious selection of dining experiences.
Commence your experience, after a relaxing massage, with a ‘Blue Berry Lychee Martini’, a ‘Sea Breeze’ or a more classical, cooling glass of wine at Cloud’s intimate and inviting lounge area. This is wonderfully coupled with some tapas such as the ‘Asian Tuna Salad’, ‘Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls’ sauced up with a zesty dressing or a succulent ‘Mixed Satay’ along with the ubiquitous peanut sauce.
Dining should be an easy experience under the heavens, candlelit, with Ella Fitzgerald as company, perhaps, and an angelic looking staff on full attendance to satisfy your every culinary whim. The menu is as light as the cotton candy clouds above, yet with an Asian twist, to keep you floating on after the après dinner Cognac. Paul’s Place Jalan Petitenget is a true box of magical surprises on the street of the same name.
Jl. Laksmana 18B
Around the corner KU DE TA
Jl. Petitenget 147X
Next to Villa Lumbung
Jl. Raya Pengosekan
Opposite Arma Museum south entrance