Villas in Indonesia

Indonesia’s dizzying array of cultures, cuisines, landscapes and seascapes is quite possibly unmatched by anywhere else in the world. The myriad islands – more than 17,000 in fact – that make up this heady, steamy, vibrant archipelago speckle across the equator for nearly 5,000km. A third of these ocean-ringed islands are completely uninhabited, which must surely be a trailblazers dream.

Travellers have been drawn to this mystical region for centuries. More than a thousand years ago traders from as far away as China were sailing to the aromatic Spice Islands of Indonesia, and this precious commodity drew the Europeans in the sixteenth century too. Fast forward a few centuries and this corner of the globe is still a hotspot for foreigners who visit today for its raw beauty and rich culture rather than the spices that pepper its delicious cuisine.

Two of the loveliest islands within Indonesia’s stunning archipelago are Bali and Lombok, each of which comes with its own special charms. Whilst Bali’s cosmopolitan vibe is far removed from Lombok’s quiet, barely developed tourist trade, each island boasts dreamy beaches, volcanic landscapes, fabulous diving, charming culture and gentle, welcoming people.

Straddling the equator, Indonesia has two main seasons – wet between October and April and dry for the rest of the year – with slight geographical variations. The wet season is by no means intolerable, as storms tend to come in sudden bursts in between long spells of sunshine. The Christmas holiday period traditionally attracts a horde of visitors. And, given what awaits them on these unique and exotic islands, this is surely of no surprise.

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Sayang d'Amour

Sayang d'Amour

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Sayang d’Amour is a veritable palace, and can’t fail to please. If you like opulence and grandeur, the colour purple, intricate detailing, Moorish arches, palatial bedrooms, indulgent bathing facilities, an astounding collection of objets d’art, a stellar kitchen, discreet staff, and plenty of activities and games for the kids, all just a short walk from the beach and Bali’s best restaurants, then perhaps you should stop your villa search and push “book Villa Sayang d’Amour” right now.

It took us ages to tour the villa simply because there is so much visual distraction (in the best possible way). Curiosity forced us to take the long and lingering roundabout route through the main house via the kitchen, living and dining room, and office/TV room, taking in all the detailing, the furnishings and décor (including hundreds of Moroccan-styled floor tiles) before we even reached the garden. Eighty percent of the materials, furnishings and artefacts have been imported from Morocco by the French owners to recreate a private fantasy surrounded by high walls, so while it may be true that the villa doesn’t have much of a connection with Bali, it’s fun to fantasise!  

And although there is a chef on hand to work magic in that gourmet kitchen, being positioned in Petitenget means that some of the best restaurants in (dare we say) Asia are literally within easy walking distance. Having the super stylish W Retreat and Potato Head Beachclub as neighbours gives you the (again walking distance) choice to hang out with the movers and shakers and catch the beachclub vibe – should the privacy of your palace prove too much.
At the time of our visit (June 2013) the villa was still very new and the staff not quite up to the slick standard that you might expect from a property of this calibre. But it is early days, and from what we saw we expect they will achieve service of the highest level before too long.
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Villa Seascape

Villa Seascape

Indonesia » Bali » Nusa Lembongan

Wow. Wow. WOWWWWWWW. How can it get better than this? Stunning setting, check. Direct access onto the beach, check. Achingly chic interiors, yep. Fabulous ocean views, you bet. We had been expecting a beach-vibe villa, but not on this scale.  Seascape simply dazzles!

We drooled over every inch of this beautiful beachfront home. There were so many magical moments:  lying by the pool watching the rollers crashing against the limestone headland (or the calm sea – it changed daily); enjoying a ringside seat at the fire-pit as fireworks lit the sky over Mushroom Bay; lingering over a candle-lit dinner prepared by Dimas the excellent villa chef — do try his piquant salsa salad presented in a taco bowl — and served by the unflappable butler Yami.

We really like the away-from-it-all, turn-back-the-clock feel of Nusa Lembongan and consider it a refreshing change from the busyness of mainland Bali. Given the layout and bed configuration, Seascape would be the perfect place for an extended family. And we think fun-loving, design-conscious groups of friends will love the choice of indoor and outdoor living space. (Larger parties of say 20 people could rent Seascape together with Villa Voyage a hop and skip along the beach.)

Seascape has everything going for it; it was a pleasure to be among its first guests, and we found ourselves planning a return trip before the sun set on our very first day.
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From $840 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 8

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Rating 8.6

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Villa Seascape

Villa Seascape

Indonesia » Bali » Nusa Lembongan

Wow. Wow. WOWWWWWWW. How can it get better than this? Stunning setting, check. Direct access onto the beach, check. Achingly chic interiors, yep. Fabulous ocean views, you bet. We had been expecting a beach-vibe villa, but not on this scale.  Seascape simply dazzles!

We drooled over every inch of this beautiful beachfront home. There were so many magical moments:  lying by the pool watching the rollers crashing against the limestone headland (or the calm sea – it changed daily); enjoying a ringside seat at the fire-pit as fireworks lit the sky over Mushroom Bay; lingering over a candle-lit dinner prepared by Dimas the excellent villa chef — do try his piquant salsa salad presented in a taco bowl — and served by the unflappable butler Yami.

We really like the away-from-it-all, turn-back-the-clock feel of Nusa Lembongan and consider it a refreshing change from the busyness of mainland Bali. Given the layout and bed configuration, Seascape would be the perfect place for an extended family. And we think fun-loving, design-conscious groups of friends will love the choice of indoor and outdoor living space. (Larger parties of say 20 people could rent Seascape together with Villa Voyage a hop and skip along the beach.)

Seascape has everything going for it; it was a pleasure to be among its first guests, and we found ourselves planning a return trip before the sun set on our very first day.
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From $980 ++

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 11

Our
Rating 8.6

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Villa Semarapura

Villa Semarapura

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

Although there’s no doubt it's a visually striking villa, Semarapura’s luxurious functionality seemed to unravel itself slowly so that the more we experienced, the more it drew us in. As we relaxed in one of the sea-view balés, swum in our (huge) private pool, sipped drinks from our own bar (sat on one of the ‘wet seats’ at sunset – wow!), enjoyed the pampering of the friendly and personable (17-strong) staff team and the comforts of our well-facilitated bedroom, we realised what a great villa it was as it appeared to cater not only excellently for group arrangements but also individuals within a group too; everything has been thought of and there are plenty of private places as well as sociable spots. The pool deck and its adjoining media room was very congenial; you can either watch a movie here ‘en famille’ or select one from the library to watch in your own room ‘à deux’, as every bedroom has a TV. Note that the bedroom TVs can only play DVDs and are not connected to cable channels. It’s no wonder that the villa is a very popular place for weddings and other special events; not only is the location idyllic, but the experience and hotel-like approach of the staff clearly shows through too. The food was good at the villa and the kitchen a delight; if we had mustered up the energy to cook for ourselves, it would have been plain sailing as the kitchen was equipped with everything that we might have needed. As it was, the villa’s suggestion menu listed a range of dishes and we only had to pay for the cost of the ingredients (plus 20% handling fee which is subject to service charge and government tax) so it was much more fun to sit back with a cocktail from the bar until long after sunset whilst someone else rustled up something delicious to eat. The dining room was atmospheric; however it could do with a ceiling fan as well as the air conditioning option so you can comfortably have all the doors open. The villa’s out-of-the-way location could be a good or bad thing depending upon your preference, however we liked the unspoilt coastline and thought that the fact that the villa had its own car (to sweep us into Seminyak for example) really made up for this. For the active, there’s also a shared tennis court and a rowing machine.
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Villa Sepoi Sepoi

Villa Sepoi Sepoi

Indonesia » Lombok » Northwest Lombok » Tanjung

We arrived at Sepoi Sepoi’s gorgeous Sira Beach by speedboat (like rock stars!), having spent the previous evening enjoying the nightlife of Gili Trawangan: a visit to the Gilis is an absolute must when you stay here – good restaurants and great snorkelling. The villa staff were on the beach to greet us and help carry bags, which was a relief as the property is so spread out it’s quite a hike to the rooms. Staying in the company of five other adults and four adolescent children, we found that Sepoi Sepoi works well for all ages (which is no surprise given the owners have children of their own). While we lazed by the pool, ambled down to the beach, or enjoyed an indulgent massage (best in the open air pavilion beside the pool, costs extra) the kids were off waterskiing, bicycling, and playing board games - it was often difficult to know where they had disappeared to.

The food at the villa was tasty and well presented. Meals are chosen in advance from a menu (due to the villa’s distance from the nearest grocery store) and are currently included in the rates up to a daily limit per guest. There is even a kids’ menu. On our last night we were treated to a roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding, a specialty the chef has been taught to make by the English owners, which certainly proved his ability to cook international dishes as well as local delights. Our favourite for after dinner was retreating to the living pavilion to watch movies on the big projector screen. Villa Sepoi Sepoi is a real tropical success - especially for families.

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From $990 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 8

Our
Rating 8.8
Guest Rating 8.8

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Villa Sepoi Sepoi

Villa Sepoi Sepoi

Indonesia » Lombok » Northwest Lombok » Tanjung

We arrived at Sepoi Sepoi’s gorgeous Sira Beach by speedboat (like rock stars!), having spent the previous evening enjoying the nightlife of Gili Trawangan: a visit to the Gilis is an absolute must when you stay here – good restaurants and great snorkelling. The villa staff were on the beach to greet us and help carry bags, which was a relief as the property is so spread out it’s quite a hike to the rooms. Staying in the company of five other adults and four adolescent children, we found that Sepoi Sepoi works well for all ages (which is no surprise given the owners have children of their own). While we lazed by the pool, ambled down to the beach, or enjoyed an indulgent massage (best in the open air pavilion beside the pool, costs extra) the kids were off waterskiing, bicycling, and playing board games - it was often difficult to know where they had disappeared to.

The food at the villa was tasty and well presented. Meals are chosen in advance from a menu (due to the villa’s distance from the nearest grocery store) and are currently included in the rates up to a daily limit per guest. There is even a kids’ menu. On our last night we were treated to a roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding, a specialty the chef has been taught to make by the English owners, which certainly proved his ability to cook international dishes as well as local delights. Our favourite for after dinner was retreating to the living pavilion to watch movies on the big projector screen. Villa Sepoi Sepoi is a real tropical success - especially for families.

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Seseh Beach Villa I

Seseh Beach Villa I

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

Arriving at Seseh Beach Villa after dark, our first impressions were of a luxurious haven under a vast starlit sky.  The crests of huge waves crashing onto the beach just beyond the villa gardens reflected brightly in the moonlight.  It was an exciting and exotic welcome.

After a deep sleep in a super-comfortable four-poster bed in one of the upstairs Ocean Rooms, we drew back the curtains to get our bearings.  The ocean looked as amazing as it had sounded the night before, and from below a cloudless sky the gardens and pool beckoned.  Breakfast was a feast of fresh fruit, good coffee and freshly baked pastries – a great start to the day.  Later we enjoyed a delicious chargrilled salmon salad, which confirmed the chef’s skills and had us eagerly anticipating our next meal.  A chat with the friendly villa manager armed us with the information we needed to go on an exploratory walk around the village, which gave us some fascinating glimpses into rural Bali life.  The beach is beautiful for walking and photos, but huge waves warned us away from the water.

We thought that the layout at Seseh Beach Villa – both inside and out – would work very well for both family holidaymakers and for wedding parties.  Nearly all rooms face the gardens and ocean and the two bales at each end of the lovely long pool make gorgeous, breezy outdoor living areas.  A second Seseh Beach Villa, situated immediately behind the first, will open next year, making this an even better wedding destination, with a total of 11 bedrooms across both villas.

Seseh’s rural location may not make it everyone’s cup of tea, but a complimentary car and driver make it easy to reach Canggu and Seminyak should you want to.  Personally, we were very happy just to rest, relax and enjoy the villa.
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Seseh Beach Villa II

Seseh Beach Villa II

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

We had a great stay in Seseh Beach Villa II and found everything to be nigh on perfect with all the modern comforts of home mixed with all the lazy pleasures of a tropical holiday.  It was incredibly peaceful and quiet with lots of sunshine and swimming by day, while by night we enjoyed big-screen movie sessions, long leisurely dinners and the sounds of the waves lulling us to sleep in our super-soft beds.

After spending much of the day beside the pool, sunset proved to be the best time to head down to the beach for a wander along the sands and a paddle in the surf.  There are no lifeguards here and the water can be a bit rough, so swimming is not recommended.  

In the evenings, it was fun to gather around our own private bar for a pre-dinner drink.  The chef here is a very talented man, and the Balinese and Indonesian specialties that came out of his kitchen were superb.  Getting out of our incredibly comfortable bed in the morning was made easy in the knowledge that a hearty breakfast would soon be on the table.
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From $1,240 ++ Special 5br Rate

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 10

Our
Rating 7.7

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Seseh Beach Villa II

Seseh Beach Villa II

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

We had a great stay in Seseh Beach Villa II and found everything to be nigh on perfect with all the modern comforts of home mixed with all the lazy pleasures of a tropical holiday.  It was incredibly peaceful and quiet with lots of sunshine and swimming by day, while by night we enjoyed big-screen movie sessions, long leisurely dinners and the sounds of the waves lulling us to sleep in our super-soft beds.

After spending much of the day beside the pool, sunset proved to be the best time to head down to the beach for a wander along the sands and a paddle in the surf.  There are no lifeguards here and the water can be a bit rough, so swimming is not recommended.  

In the evenings, it was fun to gather around our own private bar for a pre-dinner drink.  The chef here is a very talented man, and the Balinese and Indonesian specialties that came out of his kitchen were superb.  Getting out of our incredibly comfortable bed in the morning was made easy in the knowledge that a hearty breakfast would soon be on the table.
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From $1,460 ++

Bedrooms 6

Sleeps 12

Our
Rating 7.7

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Villa Shambala

Villa Shambala

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

A beautiful villa that sleeps ten plus, and is right in the heart of Seminyak? Sign us up! Villa Shambala will definitely be a popular choice amongst the cognoscenti with large families or groups of party people who simply dig the happening atmosphere of Seminyak.  The design, with two bedrooms and a TV room in the main building and three bedrooms and another TV room in the  guest house, is a great layout for bringing the in-laws or giving the teenagers (and yourselves) some space.  The staff are friendly and very efficient, and the cook can turn his hand to anything.  Make sure you grab yourself a massage or an Ayurvedic treatment in the specially-built spa room adjacent to the pool.  The owner is an artist and jewellery designer; some of her unique creations can be seen in the villa and are available for guests to purchase.

Returning to Villa Shambala in August 2014 we were happy to see that the same high standards are not only being maintained, but have been enhanced by two smart new facilities; a sun deck with a beautiful backdrop, and an outdoor-but-undercover dining area with built-in barbeque which has been installed next to the living room.
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