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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Villas in Indonesia by region

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Bungadesa Villas (7BR + 3)

Bungadesa Villas (7BR + 3)

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

This little enclave across the river from Batubelig beach is as peaceful and quiet as the day is long.  All we could hear at night was the sound of the rolling surf through the open windows. And the early morning view  -  from the bed in the master suite  -  over the pink-capped waves of the Indian Ocean was inspiration… at its very best!

The gardens at Bungadesa are huge and filled with soft lawns, flowering tropical plants, fruit trees (you’ve got to taste the homegrown passion fruit) and a wonderful mix of Indonesian architecture and indigenous statues. This place catches the sun and the cooling sea breezes in equal parts making for perfect sunbathing conditions beside either of the two pools.

Make sure you take the time to nip down the local lagoon-side restaurant on your way back from the beach. It’s charming and rustic and, as well as a great menu of holiday favourites, can rustle up a half-decent pizza in a flash... and the beer is always icy cold. The villa staff were great  -  funny, sassy, chatty when needed and gone like the wind when we wanted to be alone. A sweet touch was a gift for the ladies, while Nana’s home-cooking proved to be superb, especially her seafood curry.
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Rumah Campur

Rumah Campur

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

Much of Bali's appeal comes from the simple way of life and Rumah Campur allows you to fully appreciate this without sacrificing too many comforts. We quickly slipped into a relaxed routine, dividing time between the pool and a good book, bathing in sunshine and birdsong and savouring the cook's tasty local dishes. The villa is as much a romantic retreat as it is a family one: strolling down to the beach to watch sunset, then returning for a quiet dinner under the stars would certainly set the scene perfectly for any marriage proposal. Mornings are ushered in with dove calls and if you can drag yourself from slumber at sunrise and open the blinds, the backdrop of dappled green will wake even the most jaded soul with a smile. Children have plenty to keep them occupied between the pool, garden and watching DVDs in the den. The owners actually lived in the house for a year with their kids and made modifications to suit - like the mezzanine sleeping deck in the main bedroom. If younger guests do get restless, you can always nip to the site office, which is open all day and manned by friendly, helpful staff, and ask them to book you for a horse ride at the nearby stables, call a taxi to take you to the beach at Canggu (8km), or even to go shopping in Seminyak (15km). Staying in a village brings you into close contact with Bali's rich, local culture: there are ceremonies and offerings at the nearby temples almost daily. We were there during Nyepi, the Balinese New Year festival, and ideally placed to witness the famous, hand crafted Ogoh-Ogoh demons being paraded through the country lanes. On the day following the parades, no-one is allowed to venture out of their homes and only candles can be burned for light at night. At Rumah Campur, rather than being a drag, this only added to what was already a supremely peaceful and authentic Balinese experience.
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Rumah Campur

Rumah Campur

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Seseh-Tanah Lot

Much of Bali's appeal comes from the simple way of life and Rumah Campur allows you to fully appreciate this without sacrificing too many comforts. We quickly slipped into a relaxed routine, dividing time between the pool and a good book, bathing in sunshine and birdsong and savouring the cook's tasty local dishes. The villa is as much a romantic retreat as it is a family one: strolling down to the beach to watch sunset, then returning for a quiet dinner under the stars would certainly set the scene perfectly for any marriage proposal. Mornings are ushered in with dove calls and if you can drag yourself from slumber at sunrise and open the blinds, the backdrop of dappled green will wake even the most jaded soul with a smile. Children have plenty to keep them occupied between the pool, garden and watching DVDs in the den. The owners actually lived in the house for a year with their kids and made modifications to suit - like the mezzanine sleeping deck in the main bedroom. If younger guests do get restless, you can always nip to the site office, which is open all day and manned by friendly, helpful staff, and ask them to book you for a horse ride at the nearby stables, call a taxi to take you to the beach at Canggu (8km), or even to go shopping in Seminyak (15km). Staying in a village brings you into close contact with Bali's rich, local culture: there are ceremonies and offerings at the nearby temples almost daily. We were there during Nyepi, the Balinese New Year festival, and ideally placed to witness the famous, hand crafted Ogoh-Ogoh demons being paraded through the country lanes. On the day following the parades, no-one is allowed to venture out of their homes and only candles can be burned for light at night. At Rumah Campur, rather than being a drag, this only added to what was already a supremely peaceful and authentic Balinese experience.
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Citakara Sari

Citakara Sari

Indonesia » Bali » East Coast » Candidasa

Citakara Sari is a destination property with plenty of things to do and see without ever having to leave; the sports oriented amenities are plentiful, including what could easily be the best private tennis court on this side of the island. Open space is the luxury here, both within and outside the villa compound. And it’s refreshing to experience traditional Indonesian architecture; the heavy wood-influenced style may not appeal to contemporary design aficionados, but the owners did their homework and hired a competent contractor to help modernize the antique house by adding white drop ceilings, light Palimanan stone flooring and plenty of Japanese inspired sliding glass doors to bring in the natural light and showcase the views.

One of the first things we wanted to check off our agenda was snorkelling so, using the villa’s masks and snorkels, we walked down the boat ramp and waded easily into the ocean. We were a little disappointed at first as the area right in front of the villa is pretty lifeless, but around the 50m mark we hit a reef covered in coral fingers that extended as far as we could go along the coast. Not the super-colourful stuff that can be found in Amed, but lots of aquarium-worthy fish nonetheless. Afterwards, we lounged on the villa’s rare patch of black and white sandy beach that’s revealed at low tide.

The sun was almost down and having rinsed off at the outside pool shower and grabbed a cold Bintang beer from the fridge, we decided to have dinner in the poolside pavilion instead of the main dining area. The lightly fried salt and pepper chicken was a favourite with the kids, and the plump chicken sate (a staple dish in Bali) accompanied by mild tomato sambal and a peanut sauce with a kick, worked to give us a flavour of the region's cuisine.

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Villa Da Vinci

Villa Da Vinci

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

With its inspired design and intelligent space planning, Villa Da Vinci is a fantastic holiday villa for two families who want to be together yet have their own space, or for a group of friends who want to keep Seminyak at arm’s length while being only a hop and skip away (15 minutes’ drive) for night-time forays. We were impressed that the two main floors each had a master and second bedroom as well as their own large air-conditioned living and dining area with well equipped kitchens. And there’s an outrageous amount of communal living space With five dining tables – yes, that’s five – the hardest decision is where to eat! The huge rooftop terrace is a fabulous place for sunset cocktails, a barbecue dinner or even a drinks party. And let’s not forget the poolside bale where you can sprawl on a super-sized scarlet mattress or sink into the party-size jacuzzi; it’s a pretty cool place post-sundown too, with lights that change colour and illuminate the night. In fact, it’s so well designed that we didn’t even notice the lack of garden (which is little more than a wide palm-filled border for the huge swimming pool). But with so many outdoor terraces to choose from, we didn’t miss it!
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Eden Villas - 3BR Atma (Front Side Villa 3)

Eden Villas - 3BR Atma (Front Side Villa 3)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

If you are into eclectic decor, vibrant artwork and bold bright colour schemes, Eden Villas might not be for you, but if you like simplicity, style and minimalist design you will be enthralled. The all-white design is ambitious but most people will at least be impressed at how successfully this concept has been executed. All of the bedrooms at all of the Eden Villas are pretty much the same; the only variation is in size, aspect and view, with some of them having balconies. This means that you’ll have no reason to argue over who gets which room, but the lack of individuality makes them feel a little bit like hotel rooms. We stayed at Eden Villas when the complex had only just opened and even at these early stages we could see that the all-white décor was going to be a challenge in terms of maintenance, but there is a huge team of staff looking after the whole complex. We were struck by the professional management and the dedicated reception office. The staff are allocated to specific villas, which ensures personal service.
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Eden Villas - 3BR Bidadari (River Side Villa 6)

Eden Villas - 3BR Bidadari (River Side Villa 6)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

If you are into eclectic decor, vibrant artwork and bold bright colour schemes, Eden Villas might not be for you, but if you like simplicity, style and minimalist design you will be enthralled. The all-white design is ambitious but most people will at least be impressed at how successfully this concept has been executed. All of the bedrooms at all of the Eden Villas are pretty much the same; the only variation is in size, aspect and view, with some of them having balconies. This means that you’ll have no reason to argue over who gets which room, but the lack of individuality makes them feel a little bit like hotel rooms. We stayed at Eden Villas when the complex had only just opened and even at these early stages we could see that the all-white décor was going to be a challenge in terms of maintenance, but there is a huge team of staff looking after the whole complex. We were struck by the professional management and the dedicated reception office. The staff are allocated to specific villas, which ensures personal service.
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Eden Villas - 3BR Bliss (Front Side Villa 1)

Eden Villas - 3BR Bliss (Front Side Villa 1)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

If you are into eclectic decor, vibrant artwork and bold bright colour schemes, Eden Villas might not be for you, but if you like simplicity, style and minimalist design you will be enthralled. The all-white design is ambitious but most people will at least be impressed at how successfully this concept has been executed. All of the bedrooms at all of the Eden Villas are pretty much the same; the only variation is in size, aspect and view, with some of them having balconies. This means that you’ll have no reason to argue over who gets which room, but the lack of individuality makes them feel a little bit like hotel rooms. We stayed at Eden Villas when the complex had only just opened and even at these early stages we could see that the all-white décor was going to be a challenge in terms of maintenance, but there is a huge team of staff looking after the whole complex. We were struck by the professional management and the dedicated reception office. The staff are allocated to specific villas, which ensures personal service.
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Eden Villas - 3BR Koru (Front Side Villa 2)

Eden Villas - 3BR Koru (Front Side Villa 2)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

If you are into eclectic decor, vibrant artwork and bold bright colour schemes, Eden Villas might not be for you, but if you like simplicity, style and minimalist design you will be enthralled. The all-white design is ambitious but most people will at least be impressed at how successfully this concept has been executed. All of the bedrooms at all of the Eden Villas are pretty much the same; the only variation is in size, aspect and view, with some of them having balconies. This means that you’ll have no reason to argue over who gets which room, but the lack of individuality makes them feel a little bit like hotel rooms. We stayed at Eden Villas when the complex had only just opened and even at these early stages we could see that the all-white décor was going to be a challenge in terms of maintenance, but there is a huge team of staff looking after the whole complex. We were struck by the professional management and the dedicated reception office. The staff are allocated to specific villas, which ensures personal service.
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Eden Villas - 3BR Mana (River Side Villa 8)

Eden Villas - 3BR Mana (River Side Villa 8)

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Umalas-Kerobokan

If you are into eclectic decor, vibrant artwork and bold bright colour schemes, Eden Villas might not be for you, but if you like simplicity, style and minimalist design you will be enthralled. The all-white design is ambitious but most people will at least be impressed at how successfully this concept has been executed. All of the bedrooms at all of the Eden Villas are pretty much the same; the only variation is in size, aspect and view, with some of them having balconies. This means that you’ll have no reason to argue over who gets which room, but the lack of individuality makes them feel a little bit like hotel rooms. We stayed at Eden Villas when the complex had only just opened and even at these early stages we could see that the all-white décor was going to be a challenge in terms of maintenance, but there is a huge team of staff looking after the whole complex. We were struck by the professional management and the dedicated reception office. The staff are allocated to specific villas, which ensures personal service.
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