Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

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Update: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort closed on 31 July 2017 to make way for a lavish new Trump resort.

A sprawling resort away from the tourist spots, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort is set on an impressive 103ha of cliff-top grounds dotted with 13 temples and a Greg Norman-designed golf course. It’s a luxurious resort getaway with stunning views and plenty of creature comforts.

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort

Where is Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort? 

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali is located on Bali’s idyllic southwest coast, 22km from Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar).

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort

Why should I stay at Pan Pacific Bali?

As soon as you walk into the open-air lobby of Pan Pacific Nirwana, you’ll be wowed by the view of rugged cliffs, crashing waves and the enchanting Tanah Lot temple. The clifftop setting with big sweeping ocean views will take your breath away.

At Pan Pacific Bali you’ll feel like you’re in a Balinese paradise, with fragrant frangipani trees, swaying palms and rice paddy fields, all within the resort.

The Nirwana Bali Resort has a range of room types, fabulous swimming pools and a lot of activities to suit a family holiday. And the Gren Norman golf course is nothing short of inspiring.

Nirwana Bali has five ocean-side holes, three cliff-to-cliff tee shots (hole 7, 13, and 14) and eight holes sculpted into the terraced rice fields. It’s one of the best golf courses in Bali and it’s certainly one of the most scenic.

One of the great things about staying at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort is that the resort is well located and within close reach of many Bali attractions. You can go out and explore and you won’t have to travel too far to return to the luxuries of the resort.

Will the kids really like it?

The kids will love the three-tiered swimming pools and 54-metre water slide at Pan Pacific Nirwana. There’s also a smaller kids’ slide and a swimming lagoon with a white-sand beach.

The Kokokan Kids club (for children aged four to 12 years old) offers a range of fun activities, such as Balinese dance lessons, painting, games, swimming and basketball.

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What are the rooms like?

There are 278 rooms, suites and villas at Nirwana Resort Bali. Many have balconies with garden, golf course and Indian Ocean views.

There are 10 well-designed family rooms, furnished with child-sized bunk beds and tiny furniture.

The pick of the rooms are the gorgeous two-bedroom villas, which are furnished with king-sized and twin beds and have tranquil outdoor living areas, private gardens, plunge pools and gazebos.

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali

What about the food at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort?

Dining options include the casual Pool Grill, which has views of the four-tiered swimming pools and Indian Ocean, Pan Pacific, which offers a variety of Western and Asian meals and the Sunset Lounge, for cocktails at dusk.

What else is there to do in Bali? 

If you don’t want to leave the grounds of the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali, you could easily stay put and enjoy a relaxing resort holiday.

Nirwana Spa has 24 treatment rooms, separate steam and sauna areas and beauty salon. There’s a yoga room, gym, tennis courts and squash courts.

However, if you’re looking for more, here’s a Bali travel guide with lots of great ideas.

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali

Can I visit Tanah Lot?

One of the unique aspects of this Bali resort is the grounds are dotted with temples. You can join the Temple Walk through the grounds of Pan Pacific Nirwana to explore these 19 temples.

The temples range from small family shrines to impressive jungle-clad structures. The most impressive, Tanah Lot, was constructed in the 15th century. The temple sits on a rock by the ocean and is steeped in Balinese mythology and Hindu legends. Visiting Tanah Lot is one of the delights of staying at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort and only a short stroll away.

What about wildlife experiences?

Releasing a baby turtle into the ocean is another memorable experience, while the rice planting experience allows you to learn about the different stages of rice growing and even trying your hand at harvesting.

The resort’s conservation centre runs a programme at the Kids Club to help the endangered sea turtles. Children learn how to care for the ocean and sea life. And guests can participate in the weekly hatchling release. A local priest blesses the baby turtles before guests release them one by one into the ocean.

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort

What can be improved?

For the price, there’s not much to complain about.

Where is Pan Pacific Nirwana resort?

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali resort is at Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia. The resort is located 20 kilometres north-west of Seminyak in Tabanan. This means that you don’t have to go to Kuta for shopping, restaurants and day spas. This is a relaxing spot for a luxurious resort holiday in Bali.

If you’re looking for a multi-resort holiday, you could combine a stay at Pan Pacific with Elephant Safari Park or Alila Seminyak Bali. For more luxury resorts in Bali go here.

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Christina Pfeiffer Travel Writer
Christina Pfeiffer is a writer, photographer and video blogger based in Queensland, Australia. She has lived in three continents and her career as a travel journalist has taken her to all seven continents. Since 2003, she has contributed travel stories and photographs to mainstream media in Australia and around the world such as the Sydney Morning Herald, CNN Traveller, The Australian and the South China Morning Post. She has won many travel writing awards and is a full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.