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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Villa LeGa

Villa LeGa

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Returning to Villa LeGa recently, almost everything was the same as it was last time. And by that, we mean fantastic! The staff remembered us from our last visit and it felt like coming home. With Tropicola Beach Club next door, our evening plans were taken care of. And as villa guests, we got a discount at the beach club too. The villa boasts a new rooftop deck right at the front of the property, with sun loungers and umbrellas that look straight out to sea. All very Ibiza and la de dah. We loved it! LeGa is not only a stunning property, but it has an enviable location and comes with an excellent team of staff who were very good at anticipating our every need. There is a good menu on offer, with an excellent choice of western fusion cuisine. Whilst the interiors of Villa LeGa are stylish and beautifully arranged, the property still feels very homely. The ground floor living areas spill onto the swimming pool terrace and, as such, are very sociable, as is the whole villa; it feels fun, young and sophisticated. My favourite spot was the upper-floor terrace with its great views over the beach. It’s a fabulous venue for cocktails at sunsetR
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Villa Lilibel

Villa Lilibel

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

If you’re looking for a really central base in Seminyak, there are few villas better located than Villa Lilibel. Not only can you walk to the beach and a host of restaurants from here, but the villa is also well laid out, well staffed and brilliantly sized. Living areas are huge and very sociable, yet you can also find corners for peace and privacy if you so desire. The master bedroom was much larger than the other bedrooms and its bathroom easily the most decadent. We thought the other ensuites were perhaps a little dated and not so well lit.

And much as we might frown upon such unsocial holiday behaviour, this villa is a TV addict’s dream, with TVs in the main living room, media room (plus sets in all of the six bedrooms) - The three bedrooms off the villa’s entrance courtyard were the quietest and the ground floor rooms would be good for sleeping kids and elderly rellies. We liked the different dining options at the villa: the barbecue terrace is a very sociable venue for long balmy evenings spent dining, wining and chatting. The staff proudly told us that Villa Lilibel’s barbecued pork ribs are a bit of an institution. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the chance to try them on this visit!

There’s a reasonably priced menu at Lilibel and a choice of breakfast is included in the rate. The chances are that with so many great restaurants on your doorstep you’ll be eating out much of the time too. The staff were friendly and attentive; there was always someone around when we needed them and they were quick in preparing our meals and drinks. We were impressed with the kitchen too as it was so well-equipped. Keen cooks would be happy here, and all of the provisioning can be left to the staff.
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Villa Lulito

Villa Lulito

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Our stay at Villa Lulito was a delight on so many levels. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the staff with cold towels and even colder drinks, and then saw just how lovely the villa is with all its many corners to relax, play and spread out, we knew we were in for a great holiday.


We spent a lot of time in and around the pool and were able to follow the arc of the sun all day long simply by moving from sun lounger to daybed. The pool toys also got a lot of use – especially the crocodile – as did the pool lounge and the palm-shaded garden table. During an afternoon tea break up on the first floor balcony, we enjoyed a nosy look out over the roofs and gardens of the other luxury villas in the neighbourhood.


The bedrooms were fantastic: mini sanctuaries where one could retire any time of the day, close the curtains, turn on the air-conditioning and have a beautiful guilt-free nap in a really comfortable bed.


A big shout out goes to the staff, who were a real delight and took care of us beyond expectations. We happily let them ply us with fresh drinks, fantastic gourmet meals (a special thank you to the chef), lots of useful advice about Bali and big friendly smiles all round.


Being in the heart of Seminyak gave us easy access to all the great restaurants and bars that we have been hearing about, and we were able simply to stroll up the street to indulge our passions for all things food and drink, including great coffees and brunches at Sea Circus and Petitenget Café. The burgers at WahWah, right outside the front door, make the best takeaway ever (pricy but so delicious), and as for our delectable dining experiences at Sarong, Teatro and Merah Putih . . . say no more. We especially loved sunset drinks at Ku de Ta. So close! And having the beach less than a five-minute walk away was a dream.


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Villa Malaathina

Villa Malaathina

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

With its palatial proportions and decadent style, it’s tempting to say that we felt like royalty staying at Malaathina, but the villa is so contemporary that the term seems a little inappropriate and old-fashioned. Perhaps ‘movie stars’ is closer to the mark! We stayed alone and cheerfully lapped up the luxury, but were rather tempted to invite some friends along, because this is really a villa that deserves to be shared. With so much space and such a glamorous setting it simply begs for celebrations and events, and the atmospheric Javanese rock garden looked like an idyllic spot for a wedding ceremony.

I could easily imagine joining a high-end retreat here too – the yoga pavilion was a lovely space, and very well equipped (one of the owners is a yoga teacher – so no surprise there,) and the overall vibe, with the rice-paddy views and myriad terraces and gardens is wonderfully serene. We didn’t have a chance to enjoy the teppanyaki grill, but what a fabulous idea. When we return with a big group of friends that will be top of our list!
 
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From $970 ++ Special 5br Rate

Bedrooms 7

Sleeps 10

Our
Rating 8.8
Guest Rating 8.0

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Villa Malaathina

Villa Malaathina

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

With its palatial proportions and decadent style, it’s tempting to say that we felt like royalty staying at Malaathina, but the villa is so contemporary that the term seems a little inappropriate and old-fashioned. Perhaps ‘movie stars’ is closer to the mark! We stayed alone and cheerfully lapped up the luxury, but were rather tempted to invite some friends along, because this is really a villa that deserves to be shared. With so much space and such a glamorous setting it simply begs for celebrations and events, and the atmospheric Javanese rock garden looked like an idyllic spot for a wedding ceremony.

I could easily imagine joining a high-end retreat here too – the yoga pavilion was a lovely space, and very well equipped (one of the owners is a yoga teacher – so no surprise there,) and the overall vibe, with the rice-paddy views and myriad terraces and gardens is wonderfully serene. We didn’t have a chance to enjoy the teppanyaki grill, but what a fabulous idea. When we return with a big group of friends that will be top of our list!
 
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Malaiwana - Villa Haleana

Malaiwana - Villa Haleana

Thailand » Phuket » Naithon Beach

Exploring Villa Haleana is like embarking on a treasure hunt. Every turn elicited ever more “oohs” and “aahs” as we wandered around the villa’s dazzling interiors and marvelled at the views.  Haleana was bathed in a golden glow as the sun shone through its sea-view frontage, which is made almost entirely of glass, while the pool and the ocean added a sapphire sparkle all around.  Opening the door to the spa room was like unearthing a shimmering pearl.  As amazing as this room looks in the photographs, pictures don’t fully illuminate its tranquillity and grace – there’s a certain aura here that simply melted our tensions away, even before we sunk into the jacuzzi.  It’s a lingering regret that we didn’t take the opportunity to book a massage treatment during our brief visit!  Another real gem at Haleana is the staff.  The amiable and generous-minded villa manager and the excellent full-time chef ensured that we enjoyed royal treatment throughout our stay.
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From $1,200 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 8

Our
Rating 8.9

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Malaiwana - Villa Haleana

Malaiwana - Villa Haleana

Thailand » Phuket » Naithon Beach

Exploring Villa Haleana is like embarking on a treasure hunt. Every turn elicited ever more “oohs” and “aahs” as we wandered around the villa’s dazzling interiors and marvelled at the views.  Haleana was bathed in a golden glow as the sun shone through its sea-view frontage, which is made almost entirely of glass, while the pool and the ocean added a sapphire sparkle all around.  Opening the door to the spa room was like unearthing a shimmering pearl.  As amazing as this room looks in the photographs, pictures don’t fully illuminate its tranquillity and grace – there’s a certain aura here that simply melted our tensions away, even before we sunk into the jacuzzi.  It’s a lingering regret that we didn’t take the opportunity to book a massage treatment during our brief visit!  Another real gem at Haleana is the staff.  The amiable and generous-minded villa manager and the excellent full-time chef ensured that we enjoyed royal treatment throughout our stay.
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From $1,450 ++ Special 5br Rate

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 10

Our
Rating 8.9

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Malaiwana - Villa Haleana

Malaiwana - Villa Haleana

Thailand » Phuket » Naithon Beach

Exploring Villa Haleana is like embarking on a treasure hunt. Every turn elicited ever more “oohs” and “aahs” as we wandered around the villa’s dazzling interiors and marvelled at the views.  Haleana was bathed in a golden glow as the sun shone through its sea-view frontage, which is made almost entirely of glass, while the pool and the ocean added a sapphire sparkle all around.  Opening the door to the spa room was like unearthing a shimmering pearl.  As amazing as this room looks in the photographs, pictures don’t fully illuminate its tranquillity and grace – there’s a certain aura here that simply melted our tensions away, even before we sunk into the jacuzzi.  It’s a lingering regret that we didn’t take the opportunity to book a massage treatment during our brief visit!  Another real gem at Haleana is the staff.  The amiable and generous-minded villa manager and the excellent full-time chef ensured that we enjoyed royal treatment throughout our stay.
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From $1,550 ++

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 12

Our
Rating 8.9

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Villa Maridadi

Villa Maridadi

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect villa for families with older children, groups of friends or business partners, plenty of space and opportunity to enjoy meals and shared social times whilst being able to retreat to a terrace or garden daybed to read a book or enjoy a massage. You won’t be falling over each other on this manicured estate. Maridadi is also a spectacular backdrop for weddings, dinner parties, barbecues or sunset cocktails. Highly recommended is an evening cultural dance and music performance arranged by the villa staff, who can also prepare the famous Balinese Babi Guling (roast suckling pig) to make it an authentic Bali evening.

We particularly enjoyed long beach walks with ever-changing views – from wonderful villages with traditional outrigger fishing boats to stunning rice terraces, surfers and ceremonies. There is nothing nicer than returning from a long walk or bike ride to a pre-arranged massage or treatment selected from a menu at the villa (extra charge). Children of all ages invariably end up turning the front lawn into a football, rugby or cricket pitch and will find a variety of picnic spots, like the wooden rice barn, to add to their holiday fun.

The villa is a little off the beaten track with the nearest restaurants and shops 12 -14km away however with such a varied and expertly executed menu, and staff who will venture forth to purchase anything you wish for, we found this was of little consequence. If you do want to get out and about, the villa comes with a car and driver (petrol is charged).

When you have morning views over rice terraces and volcanoes, sunsets over sea temples and breaking surf, sublime comfort, superb cuisine and pampering staff there’s not much else to wish for.

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From $620 ++ Special 3br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 6

Our
Rating 7.7
Guest Rating 9.5

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Villa Maridadi

Villa Maridadi

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect villa for families with older children, groups of friends or business partners, plenty of space and opportunity to enjoy meals and shared social times whilst being able to retreat to a terrace or garden daybed to read a book or enjoy a massage. You won’t be falling over each other on this manicured estate. Maridadi is also a spectacular backdrop for weddings, dinner parties, barbecues or sunset cocktails. Highly recommended is an evening cultural dance and music performance arranged by the villa staff, who can also prepare the famous Balinese Babi Guling (roast suckling pig) to make it an authentic Bali evening.

We particularly enjoyed long beach walks with ever-changing views – from wonderful villages with traditional outrigger fishing boats to stunning rice terraces, surfers and ceremonies. There is nothing nicer than returning from a long walk or bike ride to a pre-arranged massage or treatment selected from a menu at the villa (extra charge). Children of all ages invariably end up turning the front lawn into a football, rugby or cricket pitch and will find a variety of picnic spots, like the wooden rice barn, to add to their holiday fun.

The villa is a little off the beaten track with the nearest restaurants and shops 12 -14km away however with such a varied and expertly executed menu, and staff who will venture forth to purchase anything you wish for, we found this was of little consequence. If you do want to get out and about, the villa comes with a car and driver (petrol is charged).

When you have morning views over rice terraces and volcanoes, sunsets over sea temples and breaking surf, sublime comfort, superb cuisine and pampering staff there’s not much else to wish for.

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