The Leaf Jimbaran: Where you go to be taken care of
Why We Love It:
-Friendly, genuine, attentive staff
-Amazing pool with waterfalls. Private pools for guests renting a villa
-Health focused, onsite gym and healthy meal options with calorie counts
What to Expect:
The Leaf is a luxury retreat where you go to be taken care of. All the employees who work there are genuinely friendly and are always anticipating your needs. The Leaf offers travelers a holistic, wellness experience by providing guests with plenty of free water, a healthy dining menu, an onsite gym, a relaxing ambiance and a multitude of rejuvenating mind-body activities, such as yoga.
The Leaf Jimbaran is located on top of a small hill, hidden away from the busy Jimbaran tourist areas. The quiet location makes for the perfect place for a weekend retreat. They offer complimentary shuttle service around the area so you’ll have no problem getting around. There is a shuttle that goes straight to Jimbaran beach (5 minutes) where you will find that the Leaf has their own sunbeds reserved exclusively for guests. If you want to rent a motorbike, the Leaf staff will help you hire one at a small family-run shop across the street. The leaf is a short drive from the famous sunset seafood barbecues on Jimbaran Beach and it’s an easy 25-minute trip to Uluwatu Temple. At the Leaf, you are smack dab in the middle of everything but do not have to deal with the hecticness of the tourist areas at your doorstep.
Service is the Leaf’s strong suit. Time and time again, they amazed us by anticipating our needs. For example, while checking in they noticed that we had brought some takeaway lunch with us. Since we had arrived early, our room wasn’t ready, so they promptly set us up by the pool with plates, cutlery, and bottled water! We didn’t even have to ask! Every time we went for a swim, we had ice cold bottled water waiting for us when we got out. The staff would casually strike up conversations with us, which felt more genuine than the obligatory, “where are you from”, you often get at other hotels. We can’t say enough good things about the staff at the Leaf, their personal, warm service was a true highlight.
The Deluxe Rooms:
We stayed in the Leaf’s main building in one of their 10 deluxe rooms. For those who seek more privacy, they also offer 1,2 and 3 bedroom villas onsite. The rooms have a modern, artsy, yet elegant feel to them. They are each equipped with a super comfortable king size bed and three pillow options (even more options upon request). The shades block out all light so it was almost too easy to sleep past breakfast in our dark, quiet, peaceful room. In addition, each room has a clean, modern bathroom with a full-size soaking tub.
Who it’s Good For:
The Leaf works for almost any size group as they have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas in addition to their deluxe rooms. You’ll love staying at the Leaf if you are into healthy living or if you are looking for a quiet place to relax. If you want to be close to the action of the Bukit Peninsula but not IN the action the Leaf is a perfect place for you. The benefit of the Leaf is that it’s possible to spend an entire day relaxing on the property (and not feel bad about it) but it is equally convenient to explore the surrounding area by taking advantage of their free shuttle service.
- Outdoor swimming pool with waterfalls
- Gym / fitness center
- Onsite restaurant (3 meals a day) with healthy options and calorie count and nutrition info
- Rooftop bar
- Scheduled shuttle to the beach
- Thyme Spa
- Kid’s “Play Time” area
- Daily guest HOW-TO activities like herb gardening, cooking classes, yoga
- Concierge and butler services
- Wifi internet access
- Flat screen television with choice of 44 local and international channels
- Air-conditioning in room
- Safety deposit box
- Lots of free water
- Free toiletries
- Exclusive access to sunbeds at Jimbaran Beach
The Whole Scoop:
We were blown away by our stay at the Leaf in Jimbaran. They truly take care of hotel guests and make it more than just a place just to sleep. They offer a number of activities to keep everyone satisfied while maintaining the small, private, boutique feel that we seek while traveling. The property is gorgeous, private and has a nice Balinese touch. The service is unparalleled and the beds are so comfortable you will sleep like a baby. Just don’t miss breakfast, as that alone is worth staying at the Leaf!