Over the past two and a half decades many of the true Bali-philes have made
their way to Poppies. Today, despite being a veritable institution, Poppies
is still being discovered by those new to the delights of Bali as well as
those wishing to escape the glitz and glamour of grandiose hotels.
Poppies Bali offers just twenty luxuriously appointed thatch-roofed cottages
that nestle in gardens of hibiscus, scented jasmine, and frangipani. Red
brick paths meander past lily ponds, waterfalls, and time-worn stone figures,
watched over by the towering palms of an ancient coconut grove.
In a secluded corner of the garden is the swimming pool and jacuzzi area,
set amongst natural rocks and cascades, discreet sun-bathing terraces
and riotous banks of bougainvillea. Steps lead up to a peaceful reading
room, and to the intimate pool bar, a cool escape for drinks or lunch.
The quaint Balinese exterior of each cottage, with its private garden
and breakfast terrace, belies the spacious and well thought out rooms
that lie within. The interiors are decorated with colourful Indonesian
fabrics, and include a host of thoughtfully provided creature comforts
as well as local arte-facts and discreet design details.
Adjoining every room is a hidden garden area that conceals
a charming bathroom featuring a sunken marble bathtub and shower.