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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.


The Edge

The Edge

Indonesia  »  Bali  »  The Bukit

Oh, yeah baby, this is what we’re talking about. The edge is all that and more as far as we are concerned, and we were a very happy couple to be able to experience it: massive, versatile and staffed to the hilt. Guests can remain as horizontal as the horizon – lazing on sunbeds with to-die-for views by day and hunkering down in one of the eight leather lay-z-boy chairs in the home cinema with rolling surround-sound and a stack of your favourite blockbusters by night.

Facilities? We’ll give you facilities. Apart from the home cinema, there’s a cigar smoking area in the wine cellar, a huge dedicated spa, a flat-screen TV in every room and, just quietly, a bowling alley is in the planning. It doesn’t stop there though; the three and five-bedroom villas have two pools each in addition to the communal pool. Kids will be in heaven with their dedicated playroom, which has slides, murals, games, books and not one but two games systems with a TV for each – could this concept of ‘no sharing’ perhaps be the secret to successful parenting?

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Villa Adasa

Villa Adasa

Indonesia  »  Bali  »  Seminyak

I’m moving in! Put it another way, I don’t want to leave Villa Adasa, ever. Within moments of our arrival, the sounds of the gamelan gave way to early Dylan rasping from the Sonos sound system. How did they KNOW he’s this reviewer’s all-time favourite? Mind-reading was clearly second nature for Villa Adasa’s staff, who seemed to know what we wanted before we did, but were just as adept at giving us complete privacy when that was called for too. While this is a great villa for a family as well as for friends/couples sharing, Villa Adasa manages to achieve a rare intimacy that would make it equally appealing to a couple looking to splurge on space. Villa Adasa delights 24/7. Daytime, we were faced with the taxing decision of whether to dive into an ocean of colourful cushions carpeting the double bale (gazebo), relax on the loungers by the pool, strip to bare essentials on the sun-deck above, or remain supine on the myriad sofas in the living pavilion. At sundown it was no contest; the best place to soak up Bali’s famous purple-hued sunset was from the loveseat on the master bedroom loggia. The night-time atmosphere at Villa Adasa is charming, thanks to its clever ambient lighting and comfortable living area. So dining presented us with an equally weighty dilemma: Do we select from the excellent menu and have our accomplished villa chef whip up a five-course meal or seafood barbecue for us, or do we wander out and take our pick from the many world-class restaurants within moments of the villa? We loved hanging out in the huge master bedroom suite and enjoyed the best night’s sleep thanks to a fabulously comfy bed, luxury goose-down duvet and pillows and high thread-count cotton sateen bed linen. The Sonos music system was swish, and being able to control it from our phone and laptop was pretty cool. And it was heaven having such a wonderful library of coffee table books and glossy magazines to browse. All in all, staying here was like breathing pure oxygen — I was on a permanent health-inducing ‘high’ throughout our all-too-short-stay.
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The Pines

The Pines

Thailand  »  Phuket  »  Natai Beach

We had a very relaxing stay at The Pines. The first things to delight us were the shimmering sea views and the inviting large pool. The wooden interiors gave the villa a unique edge over others, and although simplicity rules at The Pines it did feel very luxurious indeed.

A family of four, we had plenty of space to sprawl, swim and socialise. Our teenage daughter enjoyed the entertainment room and she even had a go on the treadmill in the gym. The highlight for her was the pool where she seemed to spend hours ducking and darting around until the midday sunshine propelled her into the air-conditioned shade of the entertainment room to catch up with her buddies online.

We enjoyed the space available at the villa. Social evenings would be spent chatting in and around the pool, looking at the impressive book collection or just staring in wonder at the view with Gin and Tonic in hand. The pool and the sala overlooking the beach were our favourite places during the day and at sunset. The villa had ample shade so reclining on the sun loungers was something we could do for the majority of the day, reading, snoozing and enjoying the gentle sea breeze.

Having direct access to the beach was also a real hit. We enjoyed an early morning walk together as a family and watched the traditional fishing boats coming in with their fresh catch. We also snorkelled out to some rocks that were very close to the beach and saw an array of beautiful reef fish. A couple of colourful butterfly fish and a moorish idol played around and we saw some large rainbow-coloured parrot fish too.

All of the bedrooms were comfortable, and we had enough space for our luggage and clothes. I must say we fell in love with the large bathrooms. What a luxury, especially the stand-alone tub in the master.

The food was phenomenal, we didn’t make it out for dinner as the cook kept feeding us delicious food. The grilled salmon and Greek salad were a perfect combination and all the Thai delicious were a hit with the kids. The sea air made us want to go to bed early, but not before we did some stargazing. The lights are programmed to go off in the garden and beach-lawn areas at a certain time if no one is using the area, so due to the lack of light pollution we saw the sky at night as it should be, a vortex of swirling galaxies and shooting stars. This place is very special indeed.
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The Pines

The Pines

Thailand  »  Phuket  »  Natai Beach

We had a very relaxing stay at The Pines. The first things to delight us were the shimmering sea views and the inviting large pool. The wooden interiors gave the villa a unique edge over others, and although simplicity rules at The Pines it did feel very luxurious indeed.

A family of four, we had plenty of space to sprawl, swim and socialise. Our teenage daughter enjoyed the entertainment room and she even had a go on the treadmill in the gym. The highlight for her was the pool where she seemed to spend hours ducking and darting around until the midday sunshine propelled her into the air-conditioned shade of the entertainment room to catch up with her buddies online.

We enjoyed the space available at the villa. Social evenings would be spent chatting in and around the pool, looking at the impressive book collection or just staring in wonder at the view with Gin and Tonic in hand. The pool and the sala overlooking the beach were our favourite places during the day and at sunset. The villa had ample shade so reclining on the sun loungers was something we could do for the majority of the day, reading, snoozing and enjoying the gentle sea breeze.

Having direct access to the beach was also a real hit. We enjoyed an early morning walk together as a family and watched the traditional fishing boats coming in with their fresh catch. We also snorkelled out to some rocks that were very close to the beach and saw an array of beautiful reef fish. A couple of colourful butterfly fish and a moorish idol played around and we saw some large rainbow-coloured parrot fish too.

All of the bedrooms were comfortable, and we had enough space for our luggage and clothes. I must say we fell in love with the large bathrooms. What a luxury, especially the stand-alone tub in the master.

The food was phenomenal, we didn’t make it out for dinner as the cook kept feeding us delicious food. The grilled salmon and Greek salad were a perfect combination and all the Thai delicious were a hit with the kids. The sea air made us want to go to bed early, but not before we did some stargazing. The lights are programmed to go off in the garden and beach-lawn areas at a certain time if no one is using the area, so due to the lack of light pollution we saw the sky at night as it should be, a vortex of swirling galaxies and shooting stars. This place is very special indeed.
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The Pines

The Pines

Thailand  »  Phuket  »  Natai Beach

We had a very relaxing stay at The Pines. The first things to delight us were the shimmering sea views and the inviting large pool. The wooden interiors gave the villa a unique edge over others, and although simplicity rules at The Pines it did feel very luxurious indeed.

A family of four, we had plenty of space to sprawl, swim and socialise. Our teenage daughter enjoyed the entertainment room and she even had a go on the treadmill in the gym. The highlight for her was the pool where she seemed to spend hours ducking and darting around until the midday sunshine propelled her into the air-conditioned shade of the entertainment room to catch up with her buddies online.

We enjoyed the space available at the villa. Social evenings would be spent chatting in and around the pool, looking at the impressive book collection or just staring in wonder at the view with Gin and Tonic in hand. The pool and the sala overlooking the beach were our favourite places during the day and at sunset. The villa had ample shade so reclining on the sun loungers was something we could do for the majority of the day, reading, snoozing and enjoying the gentle sea breeze.

Having direct access to the beach was also a real hit. We enjoyed an early morning walk together as a family and watched the traditional fishing boats coming in with their fresh catch. We also snorkelled out to some rocks that were very close to the beach and saw an array of beautiful reef fish. A couple of colourful butterfly fish and a moorish idol played around and we saw some large rainbow-coloured parrot fish too.

All of the bedrooms were comfortable, and we had enough space for our luggage and clothes. I must say we fell in love with the large bathrooms. What a luxury, especially the stand-alone tub in the master.

The food was phenomenal, we didn’t make it out for dinner as the cook kept feeding us delicious food. The grilled salmon and Greek salad were a perfect combination and all the Thai delicious were a hit with the kids. The sea air made us want to go to bed early, but not before we did some stargazing. The lights are programmed to go off in the garden and beach-lawn areas at a certain time if no one is using the area, so due to the lack of light pollution we saw the sky at night as it should be, a vortex of swirling galaxies and shooting stars. This place is very special indeed.
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Villa Belong Dua

Villa Belong Dua

Indonesia  »  Bali  »  Seseh-Tanah Lot

For a two-bedroom villa, Belong Dua delighted us with its generosity of space. The sitting room is huge and there’s a home theatre as well (a surprise, as this is usually reserved for at least a three-bedder). The garden and pool are also unusually large; the owners could have easily snuck one more bedroom pavilion in, but we are so happy they didn’t because it has left a wonderfully open space with wide sky views fringed by coconut palms and towering mature trees.     

This is a real Bali experience, well away from the fashionable see-and-be-seen café culture of downtown Bali, but still with four-poster beds and gorgeous outdoor bathrooms to rival any of the big boys. When swimming in the pool, make sure you look up at the reflection in the big mirror that sits on the living room wall: the illusion doubles the size of the villa’s garden. And when have you ever seen yourself swimming before!? Sunsets on the beach are a short stroll away and do jump on one of the villa’s bicycles and head off out among the rice fields to explore the real Bali even further. The area is relatively flat and shady and the local people will never let you get lost.

 
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The Mood at The Edge

The Mood at The Edge

Indonesia  »  Bali  »  The Bukit

One night in The Mood was definitely not enough, and we wished we could have stayed longer. Although we could see the benefits of the villa for a couple of couples or friends, or even a small family, we were in our element as a solo couple taking advantage of The Mood’s good-mood-creating ambiance. We woke to views of the ocean; we swam au naturel in the pool – the staff are super-discreet – we lunched on fine foods and wines; we were pampered in the spa; we soaked up the rays until the sun was low, and then headed down to the cliff-side communal restaurant for a sundowner and a gourmet meal under the stars. Ahhh… Needless to say, we were definitely in the mood.
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Des Indes I

Des Indes I

Indonesia  »  Bali  »  Seminyak

Our 2017 re-inspection of Villa Des Indes I revealed an immaculate, eclectic home that has been lovingly furnished by its owners to celebrate the rich heritage of Indonesia through a fine collection of antiques, artefacts, curios, local artwork, colonial prints and classic sculptures. The villa is a true delight, enhanced by its central location but very quiet and private feel. Once inside you are truly in your own world and, given the very gracious staff, a wonderfully enjoyable one at that. The chef prepared an excellent and beautifully presented meal during our stay – the Dory dish and ikan lilit (fish satay) were delicious; so it’s easy to imagine a full-blown dinner party in this gorgeous setting, illuminated by scores of flickering candles. Des Indes I will delight families and groups who appreciate being surrounded by a sense of history alongside the villa’s many contemporary luxuries.

In our opinion, it is still one of the most unique East-meets-West, old-meets-new villas in Bali.
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The Cliff at The Edge

The Cliff at The Edge

Indonesia  »  Bali  »  The Bukit

From the top-notch luxury, state-of-the-art facilities, impeccable service, privacy, and – of course – the view, everything about The Cliff (and indeed The edge) proved to be perfect. The dedicated 24-hour personal butlers have all undergone extensive training at Magnum, one of the foremost butler training schools in the world. Whether it was a drink or a sandwich, an extension cable or an adaptor, the butlers anticipated our every need, yet they were so discreet we hardly noticed they were there. Be sure to make at least one visit to the amazing spa: the floor is covered in three inches of water and the treatment beds seem to float between the sea and the sky behind the billowing white curtains that surround it.
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Villa Pangi Gita

Villa Pangi Gita

Indonesia  »  Bali  »  Canggu

Pangi Gita is one of our favourite small villas of all time. We were amazed to find out it was built in 1999 – it's been staggeringly well maintained. All the surfaces are carefully polished by the staff and absolutely everything works (it’s not often you can say that in Bali). The flow of the villa from entrance down to river is very easy, giving lots of little areas to disappear off to, helped by wonderfully mature gardens.

The staff are charming although not all speak perfect English. The food we had was beautifully presented and great value for money. The master suite is incredibly romantic with its canopied bed and huge bath. Great villa – one of the best in its size and category. Coming back to check the villa again five years after our original review, everything is still meticulously maintained and presented, and that river keeps on a-singing as it passes by this most beautiful spot.
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