Romantic Retreats Villas

Whether it is a honeymoon, anniversary or your partnership just needs a little rekindling, be it a cosy hideaway or a stunning chic retreat, try one of these romantic villas for just the two of you.

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Villa Banteng Bawah

Villa Banteng Bawah

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

Villa Banteng Bawah makes a lovely tropical outdoor-living holiday home. We found ourselves spending most of our time in the pool – which was really just an extension of the living room and the master bedroom. The setting was so relaxed – nothing overstated or pretentious – that we felt at home straight away.

At first glance the villa seemed a little sparse, but the lack of clutter quickly made sense as it left nothing to distract us from the charming pool setting or the rice paddy views beyond the villa walls. The constant play of light added rich texture and dimension; from bright sunlight on the timber decks, to dappled rays filtering through the latticed ceiling over the sunken lounge, and the contrast of light and shade in the garden. Night times were particularly alluring with evocative cut stone lamps, dangling lanterns and spotlights on the shimmering pool. The main garden isn’t huge, but the space is well utilised with soft velvety grass, hanging pot plants dangling from the frangipani trees and views extending to the rice fields. The master bedroom was very comfortable, a cool and cosy space with the curtains shut at night time, and in the mornings we could swing back the doors and dive straight into the pool. Perfect! The wonderful ensuite bathroom with its vibrant courtyard garden also deserves a mention.
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Villa Barissan (Formerly Villa Teratai)

Villa Barissan (Formerly Villa Teratai)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

What a funky place this is! We reckon Coco Chanel would have ‘slummed it’ at Villa Barissan if she were still with us and strapped for cash.

We were well sorted for restaurants and bars – and even for a bit of risqué entertainment just around the corner on Bali’s flambuoyant drag strip, if you catch our drift. Drink and dance the night away and then be home in minutes and ready to hit the beach at first light – it’s only 700m away!

Despite the proximity to restaurants, the self-catering aspect is brilliant to fall back on after spending too long at the beach if you really just can’t be bothered to head out – even for pizza. We brought along a few groceries and beers and cooked our own dinner in a kitchen more than adequate for our needs.

We were looked after by a very sweet housekeeper who served us our welcome drinks, showed us around and would have stayed and waited on us if we had wanted. But we sent her home early (with a big smile on her face) and got some serious clothing-optional private time in beside the pool. And do we mean private! Nobody gets a look in from outside thanks to the high walls and bamboo, but the sunshine makes a big appearance and puts the loungers in high demand.

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Villa Belle

Villa Belle

Thailand » Koh Samui » Plai Laem

Villa Belle catches the breeze perfectly from its hilltop position. And the views! We loved the couches on the deck – with their white cushions and low coffee table they made the perfect spot for an afternoon read over a cup of tea. The WiFi signal is good out here too, so you can catch up on emails while soaking up the sun – just watch out for ‘laptop tan’ on the thighs.

As evening arrived we were reluctant to leave the view, so chose to dine outside (pleasantly surprised that the elevation and breeze meant we weren’t pestered by mosquitos). Samui’s resorts let off fireworks most evenings, and it was as though we were being treated to our own private show. Then there are the luminous fluorescent green lights that appear on the horizon as it gets dark. At first glance it looks like alien spacecraft is coming in to land but, in fact, the lights belong to night fishing boats and are to attract squid to the surface. The villa’s attractive lighting shines at night – in both senses of the word – and our turn-down was unique with towels arranged to form of a heart and sprinkled with flowers.

Should you decide to hire a chef, there’s a comprehensive selection menu at the villa, or you can browse the recipe book of Thai dishes for even more choice. The chef prepared some pasta and a Greek salad for us, both of which were well made and tasty. Comfortable beds dressed with white linen and with a choice of foam and feather pillows, meant a peaceful sleep before our pre-breakfast swim. Khun Noom sets out an impressive Continental breakfast, and thanks to the villa’s state-of-the-art coffee machine we could enjoy cappuccinos too.
 
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Villa Biru Biru

Villa Biru Biru

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Nowhere else in Bali has so much been done with such little space in order to create the perfect holiday villa. We really enjoyed our stay, and as the place is so compact, there were no distractions to keep us away from the pool. Often when one stays in a bigger villa, the need to explore can distract from the immediate task at hand: that of lazing beside the pool in a state of torpor. The villa is very intimate, and the privacy is something that we enjoyed immensely. A honeymooners delight, you might say. Many other villas have a small army of staff who never leave the premises but Biru-Biru Bali, being small, has the advantage in that the housekeeper needs only come in the morning and prepare breakfast and make the beds before she clears out and leaves you to it. Time to get slap on the SPF ++ and get rid of those tan lines, people!
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Blue Samui

Blue Samui

Thailand » Koh Samui » Bang Por-Nathon

There's something refreshingly independent about Blue Samui. The secluded setting is quite unusual for a fast developing island because there are no other properties surrounding the villa (bar one, a little further down the hill, which barely enters the view). This means you quickly relax into your own, private world – shoes and watch off, beachwear on. Once you've stocked the fridge at one of the island's big supermarkets, the urge to venture out fades, at least during the day. The homely atmosphere, combined with abundant on-hand facilities lets you set your own schedule and this generally involves little more than eating, lounging, reading and drifting into the view. Of course, unless you're someone that sees cooking as a leisure activity, the lack of a chef means dining out becomes part of the routine, but with a hire car there are plenty of options close by. The two on-site staff are very keen to please and will happily serve snacks and drinks so you don't have to leave you sun lounger too often. A poolside barbecue is also a must at least once during your stay. The evening light makes those breathtaking views almost surreal. Although the guest bedrooms share a bathroom, the rooms themselves are nicely furnished, spacious and the wide verandah is almost an extra lounge. The views from the nicely hidden bath tub in the master suite make bathing a special pleasure that adds to the indulgence in what, for us, was a pleasingly private and relaxing island retreat.
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Villa Bugis Green Gardens - Villa Sayang

Villa Bugis Green Gardens - Villa Sayang

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

For simple three- and four-bedroom properties, Villa Bugis at Green Gardens are a true delight. In fact they are probably some of the nicest and most private villas we have stayed in within this price range. The best bit is that you get all this space and privacy, including a private swimming pool at each villa, for less than what you’d pay for the equivalent three or four bedrooms at your average hotel.

There’s plenty of room for families to spread themselves out and for the kids to let off steam. Although we didn’t have any toddlers with us, we did note that pool safety fences (not easy to find in Bali) were available for those that need them. We also thought that big groups holidaying together would find renting two or more of the neighbouring villas very convenient and convivial.

These are essentially self-catering villas, with staff on hand to take care of housekeeping and pool duties as well as preparing and serving daily breakfast. For the rest of the time we were left to languish in complete privacy (yet the team were always on call if we needed anything). We checked in for a lazy weekend and were delighted with our choice. Enjoying the pool and the lovely garden, and with music and movies for entertainment (there’s also complimentary WiFi at the villa), we didn’t feel much of a need to go out; although we did amble slowly down the lane for a few sunset drinks on the beanbags spread out along Seminyak Beach – highly recommended! If we had chosen to self-cater, the staff would have willingly taken care of our grocery shopping at no extra cost.
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Villa Bugis Drupadi - Villa Cinta

Villa Bugis Drupadi - Villa Cinta

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

We felt Villa Cinta had a great location if you’re looking for something central and within walking distance of the beach and the many shops, restaurants and bars that Seminyak is famous for. It took us around ten minutes to reach the main eating and shopping areas, as well as the beach near Gado Gado. The villa is basically self-catering although a simple breakfast is included in the rate; you say when you want it and there’s no problem if you want to make your own or indeed go out elsewhere to enjoy it. You can pay extra for a cook to come and make dinner for you at the villa (24 hours notice is required); at Rp 200,000 per person, however, the Indonesian food or BBQ that they prepare might cost more than eating out. The villa also has a good information file with a list of restaurants doing takeouts. Cinta means love and this emotion was reflected in the villa’s intimate size, its privacy and the tropical garden bathrooms, however its living areas felt a little formal and therefore lacked said romance; aside from the balé beside the pool there weren’t that many cushy places to properly lounge. Seating in the TV Room was also a little limited for a full house since the rattan sofa here only seats two comfortably. The villa’s size and centrality in Seminyak makes it a good choice for couples or small groups of friends; the rates differ if you’re booking two bedrooms or three which makes it more economical too. The two twin bedrooms make it equally suitable for families; older children might enjoy the villa more as there’s not a lot of garden for young kids to let off steam. There’s free WiFi (although it doesn’t stretch to the master bedroom), iPod docks and wired sound at the villa but you’ll need to bring your own DVDs, CDs and games. There’s a good information file in the villa plus a handy map which makes up for there being no live-in staff, however security patrol the estate 24 hours a day and the helpful staff are on call around the clock.
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Villa Bugis Green Gardens - Villa Ginger

Villa Bugis Green Gardens - Villa Ginger

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

For simple three- and four-bedroom properties, Villa Bugis at Green Gardens are a true delight. In fact they are probably some of the nicest and most private villas we have stayed in within this price range. The best bit is that you get all this space and privacy, including a private swimming pool at each villa, for less than what you’d pay for the equivalent three or four bedrooms at your average hotel.

There’s plenty of room for families to spread themselves out and for the kids to let off steam. Although we didn’t have any toddlers with us, we did note that pool safety fences (not easy to find in Bali) were available for those that need them. We also thought that big groups holidaying together would find renting two or more of the neighbouring villas very convenient and convivial.

These are essentially self-catering villas, with staff on hand to take care of housekeeping and pool duties as well as preparing and serving daily breakfast. For the rest of the time we were left to languish in complete privacy (yet the team were always on call if we needed anything). We checked in for a lazy weekend and were delighted with our choice. Enjoying the pool and the lovely garden, and with music and movies for entertainment (there’s also complimentary WiFi at the villa), we didn’t feel much of a need to go out; although we did amble slowly down the lane for a few sunset drinks on the beanbags spread out along Seminyak Beach – highly recommended! If we had chosen to self-cater, the staff would have willingly taken care of our grocery shopping at no extra cost.
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Villa Bugis Green Gardens - Villa Kebun

Villa Bugis Green Gardens - Villa Kebun

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

For simple three- and four-bedroom properties, Villa Bugis at Green Gardens are a true delight. In fact they are probably some of the nicest and most private villas we have stayed in within this price range. The best bit is that you get all this space and privacy, including a private swimming pool at each villa, for less than what you’d pay for the equivalent three or four bedrooms at your average hotel.

There’s plenty of room for families to spread themselves out and for the kids to let off steam. Although we didn’t have any toddlers with us, we did note that pool safety fences (not easy to find in Bali) were available for those that need them. We also thought that big groups holidaying together would find renting two or more of the neighbouring villas very convenient and convivial.

These are essentially self-catering villas, with staff on hand to take care of housekeeping and pool duties as well as preparing and serving daily breakfast. For the rest of the time we were left to languish in complete privacy (yet the team were always on call if we needed anything). We checked in for a lazy weekend and were delighted with our choice. Enjoying the pool and the lovely garden, and with music and movies for entertainment (there’s also complimentary WiFi at the villa), we didn’t feel much of a need to go out; although we did amble slowly down the lane for a few sunset drinks on the beanbags spread out along Seminyak Beach – highly recommended! If we had chosen to self-cater, the staff would have willingly taken care of our grocery shopping at no extra cost. 
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Villa Bugis Seminyak - Villa Mimpi

Villa Bugis Seminyak - Villa Mimpi

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Mimpi has a very refreshing, relaxing and exotic feel to it, highlighted by the lush tropical garden, perfectly-placed pool and the thatched Balinese roofs surrounding the villa. It is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seminyak and we liked its open design with the pavilion-like living room overlooking the whole of the garden. It’s a great family house on account of the flat enclosed garden, plus we felt that – with no live-in staff – it would suit couples who value their privacy (and space). The kitchen is well-equipped for self-catering and whilst water, tea and coffee are complimentary, the useful Bintang supermarket is only a 500m walk away for other supplies. We felt Mimpi was very well maintained with clean, comfortable and equitably sized bedrooms plus tropical bathrooms whose skylights made them feel bright and spacious. Although very simply designed with just three rooms, the villa felt spacious enough and we liked that the balé was located as far as possible from the rest of the house so that tranquillity could still be found even if family members were watching TV or making a noise in the living room. There’s a useful villa information file that details everything from staff telephone numbers to where to eat and what to do. We found the staff to be very helpful and discreet, arriving at the times they said they would and filling us in on the details that we needed to know. They provided breakfast for us during our stay, but you can make your own if you prefer. The villa management office is conveniently only one kilometre away from the house and security patrols the estate 24 hours a day.
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