Gastronomic Delights Villas

Food, glorious food! Hot sausage and mustard! Cold Jelly and custard! Perhaps not quite, but these villas have been specially selected for their exceptional chef, marvellous menus, cookery courses or other culinary specialties. No Oliver, or Olivia for that matter, will be going hungry here.

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The Iman Villa

The Iman Villa

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Brand new at the time of our visit in March 2015, The Iman Villa was positively gleaming with its shiny new appliances and we had great fun with the electric blinds and discovering the joys of Apple TV.  The flat white buildings reminded us of Greece, but instead of overlooking the Aegean, we were afloat in a sea of verdant rice fields.  Low garden walls topped in pink bougainvillea make for an endless blue sky and views that go on forever. The gracefully terraced lawns mimic the adjacent rice fields and created the feeling of being very much a part of the natural environment, whether floating in the pool or lying on the bed of the master bedroom, looking through the spotless windows.

We found the staff highly professional, wonderfully friendly and always happy for a chat, while meals were so fabulous that we wanted to kidnap the chef!  With a background in fine dining restaurants and cruise ships, and a true love for the art of cooking, every meal exceeded our expectations.  We didn’t try the Brazilian barbecue, but have no doubt that is excellent, and we feel utterly compelled to recommend the quesadillas, grilled red snapper and the sublime chocolate volcano cake.

Finally, we loved the sense of getting away from it all, even though, in reality we weren’t really so far away at all.
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From $990 ++ Special 3br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 6

Our
Rating 8.5
Guest Rating 0.9

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The Iman Villa

The Iman Villa

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Brand new at the time of our visit in March 2015, The Iman Villa was positively gleaming with its shiny new appliances and we had great fun with the electric blinds and discovering the joys of Apple TV.  The flat white buildings reminded us of Greece, but instead of overlooking the Aegean, we were afloat in a sea of verdant rice fields.  Low garden walls topped in pink bougainvillea make for an endless blue sky and views that go on forever. The gracefully terraced lawns mimic the adjacent rice fields and created the feeling of being very much a part of the natural environment, whether floating in the pool or lying on the bed of the master bedroom, looking through the spotless windows.

We found the staff highly professional, wonderfully friendly and always happy for a chat, while meals were so fabulous that we wanted to kidnap the chef!  With a background in fine dining restaurants and cruise ships, and a true love for the art of cooking, every meal exceeded our expectations.  We didn’t try the Brazilian barbecue, but have no doubt that is excellent, and we feel utterly compelled to recommend the quesadillas, grilled red snapper and the sublime chocolate volcano cake.

Finally, we loved the sense of getting away from it all, even though, in reality we weren’t really so far away at all.
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From $1,090 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 8

Our
Rating 8.5
Guest Rating 0.9

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The Iman Villa

The Iman Villa

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Brand new at the time of our visit in March 2015, The Iman Villa was positively gleaming with its shiny new appliances and we had great fun with the electric blinds and discovering the joys of Apple TV.  The flat white buildings reminded us of Greece, but instead of overlooking the Aegean, we were afloat in a sea of verdant rice fields.  Low garden walls topped in pink bougainvillea make for an endless blue sky and views that go on forever. The gracefully terraced lawns mimic the adjacent rice fields and created the feeling of being very much a part of the natural environment, whether floating in the pool or lying on the bed of the master bedroom, looking through the spotless windows.

We found the staff highly professional, wonderfully friendly and always happy for a chat, while meals were so fabulous that we wanted to kidnap the chef!  With a background in fine dining restaurants and cruise ships, and a true love for the art of cooking, every meal exceeded our expectations.  We didn’t try the Brazilian barbecue, but have no doubt that is excellent, and we feel utterly compelled to recommend the quesadillas, grilled red snapper and the sublime chocolate volcano cake.

Finally, we loved the sense of getting away from it all, even though, in reality we weren’t really so far away at all.
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Indisch

Indisch

Sri Lanka » South Coast » Ahangama

We loved Indisch’s setting on a sweeping curve of coastline; the ocean panorama made all the more interesting by the waves crashing onto rocks just offshore.  Indisch is incredibly spacious, and with plenty of places to enjoy privacy it’s ideal for a couple of families, friends travelling together or even for big family reunions.  There’s a wide veranda to the front (with sun screens that are very effective at reducing glare without blocking the garden and sea from view) where we dined most of the time or sat quietly and read.  We liked that there’s a music system built into the living areas (although it doesn’t connect with an iPod), and the TV in the study is a good distraction for kids – and us, on a rainy day.  Run with the efficiency of a hotel, Indisch has a big attentive staff team and an excellent chef who dazzled us with his repertoire of dishes – Sri Lankan and international.  The kitchen is principally the domain of the staff but parents needing to prepare children’s or babies’ meals are welcome to use it on request.

Indisch is 30 minutes’ from Galle’s dining scene, but the villa food is so good that this doesn’t matter. This slightly away-from-it-all location might be just what many people are looking for.

The villa has a vintage Mercedes which can be used to take guests on nostalgic rides through the neighbourhood (recommended), and there is also a van at the villa which can be made available to guests (charges apply).

We’ve stayed in lots of villas over the years, and it’s fair to say that Indisch is one of the most immaculately presented and staffed in Sri Lanka.  On our recent visit, we were impressed by how well the villa has been maintained - it still looks new, and the dedicated staff team seemed to be constantly cleaning.  We visited as a big group and the excellent chef managed to pull off a spectacular dinner every night – we requested Sri Lankan food most of the time, and he managed to make every meal different.  The villa’s garden has matured beautifully and forms a natural screen from the beach, ensuring privacy.
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From $1,100

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 8-10*

Our
Rating 8.6

Villa Issi

Villa Issi

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

It was a real privilege to stay at Villa Issi, this is a gorgeous, funky, fancy pad where no expense has been spared. It’s all about space, ultra-modern architecture, more space, high-technology and super comfortable furnishings, ranging from leather chairs to beanbag-sun-loungers. The only antiquated elements at the villa are the 200-year-old frangipani trees. Beautiful! Everywhere there are walls-of-glass that open to the balmy Bali breezes. The elevated deck that bridges the swimming pool is a fabulous feature and the kitchen is a dream, we’d never before seen such a state-of-the art fridge! In fact, there are surprises at every twist and turn, including lots of places to escape to and be on your own. This is a really exciting villa to stay in.
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Jagaditha

Jagaditha

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

Enticing, uncomplicated and restorative; this is exactly how a beach property should be. The aesthetics of Jagaditha’s build, especially the gorgeous landscaping, felt perfectly in tune with the surroundings without cluttering or detracting from the serenity that this location brings. I loved how each bedroom enjoyed different outlooks that were equally appealing; the lily pond lapping onto three of the ground floor bedrooms was enchanting. Children especially will find lots to interest them here as there were frogs, dragonflies and fish galore, plus a flat lawn for letting off steam. A second dining area with shade-giving parasols to one side of the garden comes highly recommended for daytime dining as it beautifully overlooks the swimming pool, garden and sea and feels refreshingly informal. All outside areas come with Bose amplified sound that you can connect to your own iPod. The gym comes only with a rowing machine and a Power Plate, but if you’re feeling enthusiastic Jagaditha’s guests can use the fitness centre in the nearby Canggu Club in addition to the tennis courts, creche, restaurants and swimming pools. There’s a big staff team at Jagaditha and they do a great job. Fusion cuisine is on the menu and the chef comes recommended; we really enjoyed all of our meals.
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From $1,590 ++ Special 5br Rate

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 10

Our
Rating 8.5
Guest Rating 9.7

Jagaditha

Jagaditha

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

Enticing, uncomplicated and restorative; this is exactly how a beach property should be. The aesthetics of Jagaditha’s build, especially the gorgeous landscaping, felt perfectly in tune with the surroundings without cluttering or detracting from the serenity that this location brings. I loved how each bedroom enjoyed different outlooks that were equally appealing; the lily pond lapping onto three of the ground floor bedrooms was enchanting. Children especially will find lots to interest them here as there were frogs, dragonflies and fish galore, plus a flat lawn for letting off steam. A second dining area with shade-giving parasols to one side of the garden comes highly recommended for daytime dining as it beautifully overlooks the swimming pool, garden and sea and feels refreshingly informal. All outside areas come with Bose amplified sound that you can connect to your own iPod. The gym comes only with a rowing machine and a Power Plate, but if you’re feeling enthusiastic Jagaditha’s guests can use the fitness centre in the nearby Canggu Club in addition to the tennis courts, creche, restaurants and swimming pools. There’s a big staff team at Jagaditha and they do a great job. Fusion cuisine is on the menu and the chef comes recommended; we really enjoyed all of our meals.
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Villa Jamalu

Villa Jamalu

Indonesia » Bali » Jimbaran - Bukit » Jimbaran

This villa rocks! We loved our stay here – one night wasn’t enough time to sample all the facilities. There really is something for everyone: a gym; yoga space; massage room; pool lounge; PlayStation and great stereo systems and cinemas throughout. There are also plenty of spots to relax and sunbathe by the fabulously deep saltwater pool (I had to equalize when diving to the bottom of the deep end!), or snuggle up with a good book and enjoy the ocean view.

The owners of this villa obviously have kids – we know that from the name but also because this is one of the best-equipped villas for children we have seen. Apart from the PlayStation 3 there are numerous games and toys to keep them entertained – even children-sized pool cues! And a safety fence can be erected around the pool to give parents peace of mind and save them from having to double as lifeguards. And with three home cinemas, plus three more TV’s there’s never any fights for the remote!

Jamalu works for all ages, and as well as making a great family holiday villa it’s a wicked party pad; the Bose stereo system links to speakers in all the living areas and outdoor speakers by the pool and on the first floor terrace. The villa manager has been with the villa since the start, and the chef is very accomplished.

This contemporary property may not be suit those looking for a traditional Balinese experience. However all the interiors are furnished very tastefully in the best quality materials and fabrics creating a very comfortable environment.
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Kaba Kaba Estate

Kaba Kaba Estate

Indonesia » Bali » Tabanan

We’ve been lucky enough to visit a lot of beautiful villas in our time, but Kaba Kaba Estate exceeded all expectations of comfort, luxuriousness, good taste and space.  There’s so much to do on the estate itself that its out-of-town location is not an issue.  Everything has been thought of, from tennis, foosball, air hockey and all the major electronic game consoles, through to a library, gym and even a croquet lawn.  If only we’d had more time!  As it was, the pools, the spa and the spectacular home cinema were more than enough to relax and entertain us.
    
The staff were just the right mix of professional and friendly, and the chef is a consummate pro, delighting us with everything he presented.  Although there is a selection menu, we highly suggest that you just ‘go blind’ (like we did) and let the chef and his team surprise you with their magic.  Our simple, three-course Balinese dinner was off-the-charts delicious.

Do go for an early morning wander through the rice fields.  The locals are very friendly and the experience will be something the regular tour guides can’t give you.  The wide-open spaces are awe inspiring.
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From $1,710 ++ Special 5br Rate

Bedrooms 8

Sleeps 10

Our
Rating 9.3

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Kaba Kaba Estate

Kaba Kaba Estate

Indonesia » Bali » Tabanan

We’ve been lucky enough to visit a lot of beautiful villas in our time, but Kaba Kaba Estate exceeded all expectations of comfort, luxuriousness, good taste and space.  There’s so much to do on the estate itself that its out-of-town location is not an issue.  Everything has been thought of, from tennis, foosball, air hockey and all the major electronic game consoles, through to a library, gym and even a croquet lawn.  If only we’d had more time!  As it was, the pools, the spa and the spectacular home cinema were more than enough to relax and entertain us.
    
The staff were just the right mix of professional and friendly, and the chef is a consummate pro, delighting us with everything he presented.  Although there is a selection menu, we highly suggest that you just ‘go blind’ (like we did) and let the chef and his team surprise you with their magic.  Our simple, three-course Balinese dinner was off-the-charts delicious.

Do go for an early morning wander through the rice fields.  The locals are very friendly and the experience will be something the regular tour guides can’t give you.  The wide-open spaces are awe inspiring.
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From $1,960 ++ Special 6br Rate

Bedrooms 8

Sleeps 12

Our
Rating 9.3

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