Villas in Bali, Indonesia

Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.

The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life’s more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.

Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours’ flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.

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Bali, Lombok
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Villa Samaki

Villa Samaki

Indonesia » Bali » Ubud

As we leave the buzz of downtown Ubud and wind our way up along Jalan Suweta, I feel sure that Villa Samaki will provide us with a glimpse of real Ubud life, and I am not disappointed. Small pockets open up between the silk dress shops, tailors and small boutique hotels to reveal glimpses of the rice terraces that have made Ubud famous.

After a charming tour of the villa with Made (pronounced mah-day), the villa manager, we choose the lovely stand-alone master suite as our home-away-from-home for the evening. We didn’t have the luck of good weather during our stay, and it was a shame not to be able to fully enjoy the gorgeous infinity pool or explore the hillside as much as we would have liked, but it was wet season (December) so we shouldn’t have expected too much, and the covered dining balé by to the pool provided a protected outdoor spot to experience the grandeur of the river valley before us. White cranes would glide by at eye level and iridescent butterflies pollinated the tropical flowers around us.

In a perfect world, I would have taken full advantage of Made’s offer to have a masseuse scooter up from Ubud for a soothing massage in the pool balé, but because of the damp weather, a cup of coffee and a good movie up in the media room was a greater temptation. The comfortable couch here provided the perfect spot to while away a rainy day.
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Villa Tao

Villa Tao

Indonesia » Bali » Tabanan

After the long and busy drive from Seminyak we were super-excited to arrive at Villa Tao. As we sipped our welcome drinks and gazed out at the ocean, the glistening black-sand beach and the waves of Balian surf break just a short stroll down the grassy hill, we felt we had landed in paradise. And we loved the rooftop garden with its 360-degree views of the mountains and the beach. Looking down on the cows roaming the pastures, fisherman catching their dinner and the waves rolling in, we got a very real sense of the simple lifestyle that has attracted so many visitors to Bali’s shores.

At sunset we went to check out some of the local bars and eateries at Balian beach on the other side of the river. A very laidback surfer/backpacker crowd was hanging out in the beachside bungalows. It was obvious that the word was out that this was the place to be if you want to escape the hectic Kuta scene.

The staff were pleasant, and Komang the chef is on hand to cook up a wide variety of home-style meals according to a priced a la carte menu.Just be sure to give the villa a heads-up for any special dietary requirements as there are no western style supermarkets close by.

The villa itself had heaps of space and the gladak houses were definite standout features, but we felt the downstairs concrete bedrooms lacked a bit of soul. The villa is quite new (we visited in November 2011) and there were a few things missing – mosquito nets and blinds on the bathroom windows – but overall it was very well equipped.
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