Bali. The island that’s home to beautiful beaches, lush rice paddies, some of the best surf breaks in the world, colourful Hindu offerings, melodical Gamelan music, cool boutiques and restaurants and parties that never seem to end. Oh, and also some of the most extraordinary villas in the world. If you are looking for privacy and exclusivity on your next holiday, read on to discover the top 10 most luxurious villas in Bali, From beachfront estates and tranquil countryside villas set in lush tropical gardens to state-of the art complexes with breathtaking cliff-top views, we have got them all covered.
Villa Atas Ombak is a 5-bedroom villa located by the beach 500 metres from Batu Belig and 2 kilometers from Petitenget and only a short walk from cool hangouts like Potato Head Beach Cub and W Resort & Spa. It commands 100 metres of beachfront with great sunsets and 1,5 acres of garden. The living and entertainment areas are generous and there is a large beach-edge swimming pool. The villa is a great venue for weddings and family gatherings. The staff consisting of villa manager, villa attendants housekeepers and security will take great care of you throughout your stay.
Rates: Starting from USD 1975 ++ per night. Discounts for longer stays and early bird bookings.
Villa Kalimaya is a group of four exclusive, luxury villas located in the heart of Seminyak, in a tranquil tropical sanctuary. Tucked away on a peaceful lane, these beautifully appointed individual private villas, which can be rented in any combination from two to 13 bedrooms, are just meters away from Bali’s most popular beaches, hippest bars and best shopping. As well as having access to their own exclusive leisure facilities at the villa, guests also benefit from complimentary guest membership at Bali¹s premier private members club, The Canggu Club. The staff consists of full-time manager, full-time, chef, butlers and housekeepers, gardeners and pool attendants and 24-hour security.
Rates: Starting from USD 395 ++ per night for 2-bedroom villa to USD 2360 ++ per night for all villas with 13 bedrooms in total. Discounts for longer stays and early bird bookings.
5-bedroom Bendega Nui and 3-bedroom Bendega Rato can be rented separately or together, and it’s possible to also rent a 1-bedroom pavilion with either one or both of them. The villas are the epitome of modern Balinese architecture with abundant space. They boast 11×11 metre main pool, 6×3 metre plunge pool in optional master suite, a lush tropical garden and a quiet village location close to Canggu beaches. The open-fronted sitting room, air-conditioned dining for 20, outdoor lounge seating and dining for 10 at the pool pavilion, library/TV room, games room and a reading balé are the perfect setting for families or a group of friends. The staff of 17 includes a manager, chef, 24-hour butlers, gardener, pool attendant, 24-hour security. Babysitter, masseuse, driver and yoga instructor are available on request.
Rates: Starting from USD 490 ++ per night for Rato, USD 895 ++ per night for Nui and USD 1350 ++ per night for the whole 9 bedrooms. Discounts for longer stays and early bird bookings.
Villa Asli and Villa Zelie are located in Canggu, a charming village well known for its plentiful rice paddies. Set in a garden of 30 acres, both villas come with a 25-metre pool, a pool house, several garden bales and a cinema room. They are built in the traditional Javanese Joglo-style and all their furnishings are hand-picked by the famous French designer/collector owner. Each villa has 5 bedrooms and they can be rented separately or together. The staff of 25 includes villa manager, chef, butlers, bartenders, housekeepers, gardeners, an engineer and 24-hour security.
Rates: Starting from USD 1700 ++ per night for one villa and USD 3600 ++ for both.
Taman Ahimsa is a 7-bedroom oceanfront villa on Bali’s southwest coast, where a beguiling mix of nature and organic design blend together in perfect synergy. The premises consist of lush gardens, abundant with swaying coconut palms, Java-stoned swimming pool, thatched-roof garden bales where you can enjoy massages and the beach right in front of the villa. The villa provides wonderful spaces for friends and families to come together and enjoy Bali’s tropical treasures whilst also offering private opportunity for contemplation and rejuvenation. If in need of some new experiences, you can borrow one of the resort’s bikes and follow the road through the sculpted rice paddies surrounding the charming seaside village of Cemagi. The villa manager, private chef, housekeepers, butlers, gardeners and security guards make your stay comfortable, and a driver can be booked for a small extra charge.
Rates: Starting from USD 1390 ++ per night. Discounts for longer stays and early bird bookings.
A mind-blowing cliff-top setting, breathtaking ocean views, serene architecture and superb staff have propelled The Istana to prominence among the world’s most remarkable destination villas. Located at the Bukit Peninsula, only minutes away from the famous Uluwatu temple,the 5-bedroom villa is designed for lavish entertaining and is in much demand for weddings and large family gatherings. There’s an extravagant living and dining space, a massive independent master suite with pool, four generous guestroom suites, a dedicated children’s wing, games room, media room, spa and magnificent cliff-edge balé across the lawn from the 32-metre infinity pool. The staff consists of villa manager, assistant manager, butlers, chef and cooks, housekeepers, gardeners, security, spa therapists, drivers and engineers. Babysitters are available on request.
Rates: Starting from USD 2500 ++ per night. Discounts for longer stays and early bird bookings.
On the southernmost edge of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, high above the Indian Ocean and the white sands of Pandawa Beach, lies the magnificent Pandawa Cliff Estate, designed by internationally acclaimed Bali architect, Popo Danes. Together, the estate’s four villas offer a total of 21 bedrooms. This, coupled with the superbly landscaped cliff-top gardens, extensive decked areas, huge team of professional yet personable staff (managers, chefs, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendants, spa therapists, drivers and security guards), and purpose-designed guest facilities, make Pandawa Cliff Estate also a great wedding and special event venue. The villas share a sports centre with full size tennis court, squash court, gym and spa.
Rates: Starting from USD 370 ++ per night for 2 bedrooms villa to USD 4011 ++ per night for the whole 21-bedroom estate.
Bayu Gita comprises two stunning villas in the tranquil coastal village of Ketewel on Bali’s southeast coast. The villas can be rented separately or together, providing accommodation for up to 18 adults. The 6-bedroom villa comes with every modern luxury you could expect, including a home cinema, hi-tech gym, games room, an enormous swimming pool plus two plunge pools, and stunning outdoor and indoor living spaces that take full advantage of the villa’s spectacular beachfront location. The 3-bedroom villa is located just 100 metres inland, lies within a private walled tropical garden and boasts its own 11-metre swimming pool and garden gazebo with jacuzzi. The staff consists of villa manager, chef and cook, butlers and housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendants and security staff. Driver is available for a small extra fee.
W Retreat is the cream of the cream, and it’s lush poolside area is heaven for both adults and kids (kids have their own pool). The lounge chairs with neck pillows and double daybeds are comfy, the service is impeccable and the ocean is only a few steps away. The best time to visit is Sunday, when the hotel’s restaurants serve the best brunch buffet in Bali. After you’ve filled your belly with mouthwatering dishes, grab a spot by the pool for the perfect relaxation.
Awarded at Five Star Alliances World’s Best Hotel & Resorts List 2014, Ketapang Estate is located on the banks of a clean black-sand beach in Tabanan region on Bali’s west coast. Surrounded by rice paddies, it boasts 2,2 hectares of gardens, a 50-meter infinity pool, a floating spa, numerous dining areas, a cinema and a starlit garden theatre, a tennis court and even a helipad. The estate consists of seven 1-bedroom villas and wooden joglos sited on the most magnificent corners of the property, with full staff including a chef and two assistant cooks,
Rates: Starting from USD 205 ++ to USD 450 ++ per night for a single villa or joglo. To rent the whole estate, please contact the managing team by email.
Villa Asada rests upon a hillside, 100 metres from the seashore, and overlooks the beautiful Labuan Amuk Bay near Candidasa. The contemporary architecture, four bedrooms, wide choice of indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, broad balconies, a well-equipped gym, spellbinding sea views and an 18-metre swimming pool make this holiday home ideal for families and groups of friends of all ages. Its terraces and lawns amidst 1,5 acres of land also make it a perfect venue for weddings.The staff consists of manager, a butler, 2 cooks, 3 villa attendants, a gardener and 2 security guards.
Rates: Starting from USD 580 ++ per night. Discounts for longer stays and early birds
Villa Biru is located on absolute waterfront in Nusa Lembongan’s main and most popular bay. Nusa Lembongan is Bali’s version of a romantic island getaway, with an unspoiled culture and a tranquil and unhurried ambience. This simple yet stunning contemporary island home relies on informality and expanses of pure white to work its magic. It has not been created as a commercial venue, but instead as a get-away in a very exclusive prime location, which makes the villa suitable for small families and groups of maximum eight people. The facilities include a 17-metre pool facing the bay, an outdoor seating pavilion, a dining area, a large communal kitchen, a media room with a movie library, iPod dock and a selection of books. The villa is fully staffed with two housekeepers/cooks and a maintenance manager.
Rates: The rate per night is AUD 1500++. Discounts for longer stays.