A quirky cool design that makes for a very unique and fun stay.
Villa Jempiring must be in the running for having one of the coolest swimming pool designs on the island. Not only does it slope gradually down into the deep but the shallow bits are painted and textured the colour and feel of real sand! Surround that with big green tropical plants under a big blue tropical sky and you can be forgiven for getting lost in a world of tropical island castaways. Even the daybeds are semi-submerged upon ‘the shore’ and, best of all, the tide never goes out. The owners have used recycled hardwood throughout that draws heavily on the indigenous themes of Eastern Indonesian that adds even more to the eclectic and wild experience. We especially enjoyed the positioning of the three upstairs bedrooms, which are bathed in sunshine with massive wraparound decks making a perfect spot for sun lovers. And the guest bedroom in the garden would be a perfect spot to put the in-laws or the teenagers. You also can’t ask for a better location if the beach or party scene is your raison d’etre.
The pool is like a tropical desert island lagoon – and there are no sharks. The projection screen and home entertainment system get our thumbs up, as do the location and the rustic river-rock bathrooms.
If all five bedrooms were to be filled, the villa could feel a bit crowded. Take care with daredevil kids who might be tempted to jump into the pool from the upper deck - and adults for that matter! Although the kitchen is well equipped, it is not well designed (eg the oven is at ground level).