By Dian Hasan | August 12, 2009
Deliberately going in the opposite direction of Bali Villa Design. Luna2 is a modernist box that screams 1960s mod squad, and more akin to a Hollywood Hills or Palm Springs location than Seminyak, Bali. Luna2 and its immediate environs of Seminyak does, however, rank high on the hip quotient. Quietly Bali has been upping its accommodation offerings for years – climbing up the luxury ladder, into the ultra-luxe stratosphere. One telling sign is the advent of helipads in some of Bali’s most exquisite private villas and resorts. Ensuring that anytime Brangelina+Litter+Entourage are well accommodated next time they decide to drop anchor in the Isle of Gods, Bali.
Seminyak is the Bali’s self-anointed ground zero for shopping, dining and lounging. Attracting a global audience for whom no one seemed to tell them about the current world-wide recession, or travel warnings that remain in place too long for most unseasoned travelers, but long enough for new restaurant, villa, boutique, and art gallery openings.