The Istana - Luxury 5-Bedroom Villa, Uluwatu | Ultimate Bali
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The Istana

5 Bedrooms | Clifftop Luxury | Uluwatu, Bali
from $2,500 per night

Decadence is at an all time high at The Istana estate, a private luxury 5-bedroom villa situated on a cliff overlooking white sand beaches, world-class surf breaks and the Indian Ocean on the southwest tip of the Bukit Peninsula. The design and decor here is sleek and modern with traditional Indonesian accents and natural building materials, and you’ll find all the modern gadgetry you need to stay connected and entertained for hours on end. Perfect for discerning families, groups and all types of events, The Istana will impress even the hardest to please.

The Vibe

The Istana is spread out over a vast gated property and the main buildings are set back just 30 metres from the cliff’s western facing edge, which means you have incredible vistas of the ocean as well as Bali’s legendary sunsets come evening. Solid teakwood floors, columns and wood panelling can be found throughout the villa, and sliding glass doors and windows have been strategically placed to allow for spectacular views and free-flowing breezes.

Each of the rooms here is kitted out in soft furnishings, sensuous silks, and state-of-the-art technology, so comfort and convenience is a given. In addition, a staff of over 20 hospitality professionals will pamper you with gourmet meals, soothing spa treatments, and tours around the island, and they will make sure that the villa is kept spotlessly clean. Even the little ones are treated like royalty here with a games room filled with toys, books, DVDs, video games and a pool table.

The Layout

Indoor Living
The main villa building at The Istana is shaped like an H, with a gorgeous living room in the centre. The living room has soft couches looking out over the ocean, wooden panels on the walls with Sanskrit writing of Vedic love stories, and a long service bar perfect for pre-dinner cocktails. On one side of the living room you will find the dining room with its solid teakwood table for 12 and sliding glass doors that overlook tranquil lily ponds. On the other side of the living room is the AV room that features a home theatre entertainment system, huge sofas laden in silk covered cushions and glass doors in the front and back.

Guest Suites
At either end of the H-shaped main building are the bedroom wings with four spacious and stylish bedrooms: two garden suites with their own private gardens, and two ocean suites with views out to the Indian Ocean. Each luxuriously appointed suite includes high ceilings, A/C, double beds, state-of-the-art TVs and sound systems and gorgeous indoor/outdoor bathrooms.

Master Suite
The master bedroom at The Istana is housed in a separate building with its own entrance and car park for the utmost privacy. It includes a covered deck and private plunge pool lined with black volcanic stones, an inviting living area, sliding glass doors that look out to the ocean, and an ensuite bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor rain shower.

Children's Wing
In the northeast corner of the estate there is another building with staff facilities on the ground floor and an entire top floor devoted to kids of all ages. This is where you will find the games room with its pool table, video game corner with Wii and PS3 consoles, BOSE sound system and comfy sofas. This floor also has a bedroom kitted out with bunk beds that can sleep up to five kids, plus a bedroom for a nanny.

Outdoor Living
Of course in such a scenic setting, you will probably want to spend most of your time outdoors amid the gentle sea breezes, and just as much attention to detail is paid to the outdoor environs as the interiors at The Istana. Fronting the villa is a 33-metre swimming pool with an infinity edge on the ocean facing side. Surrounding the pool are cushioned sun loungers, umbrellas and a rolling green lawn. Cross the lawn to the cliffside bale and settle into the lounge where you can watch the surf roll in onto Suluban Beach. The bale also has a sunken table for 12, a black granite bar with a service station, and a gas BBQ.

Rates & Inclusions

Special Discounts
Ask your Villa Specialist about promotions. Conditions and availability may apply.
05 Feb to 31 Mar 20172,500 ++2,125 ++3
01 Apr to 12 Apr 20172,980 ++2,533 ++3
13 Apr to 17 Apr 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
18 Apr to 27 Apr 20172,500 ++2,125 ++3
28 Apr to 01 May 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
02 May to 15 Jun 20172,500 ++2,125 ++3
16 Jun to 23 Jun 20172,980 ++2,533 ++3
24 Jun to 20 Aug 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
21 Aug to 31 Aug 20172,980 ++2,533 ++3
01 Sep to 14 Dec 20172,500 ++2,125 ++3
15 Dec to 25 Dec 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
26 Dec to 02 Jan 20183,990 ++3,791 ++7

  ++ Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge and taxes.

03 Jan to 07 Jan 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
08 Jan to 14 Feb 20172,500 ++2,125 ++3
15 Feb to 21 Feb 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
22 Feb to 23 Mar 20172,500 ++2,125 ++3
24 Mar to 28 Mar 20172,980 ++2,533 ++3
29 Mar to 02 Apr 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
03 Apr to 08 Apr 20172,980 ++2,533 ++3
09 Apr to 27 Apr 20172,500 ++2,125 ++3
28 Apr to 01 May 20173,450 ++3,105 ++5
02 May to 15 Jun 20182,500 ++2,125 ++3

  ++ Villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge and taxes.

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Fruit basket on arrival
  • Daily breakfast
  • Villa manager
  • Chef
  • Housekeepers
  • Butlers
  • Security guards
  • WiFi
  • Complimentary car & driver
  • Return airport transfers*
  • Groceries & shopping service
  • Priced menu available
  • Extra bed child USD $35++
  • Extra bed adult USD $50++
  • Spa services
  • Laundry services
  • Babysitting services
  • Best Rates Guaranteed
  • 50% Deposit required
  • Final payment 60 days prior to arrival
  • Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 12pm
  • Late check-out available

Villa Staff

With over 20 staff on hand, you will never want for anything at The Istana. Your stay includes complimentary use of a Toyota Alphard with a driver for tours around the island of up to 8 hours a day. In addition, this luxury villa includes a professional chef, butlers, housekeeping crew, and security guards, and the staff will be happy to arrange in-villa spa treatments, yoga and meditation classes, babysitters, and anything else you need to round out the perfect pampered holiday in Bali.

Quick Facts

LOCATIONUluwatu, The Bukit, Bali, Indonesia.
CAPACITY10 adults (5 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds) plus kids’ wing with bunk bedroom for 4.
LIVING AREASLiving room with bar area, media room, formal dining room for 12, cliff-edge balé with lounge seating, dining for 10 and barbecue, games room, poolside sundeck.
INDOOR LIVINGLarge living and dining area boasting extensive couches and formal dining for twelve people with the option of alfresco dining, Long well-stocked service bar in living area, Home theatre with wide-screen projection TV and full entertainment unit with the option of open-air cinema or air-conditioned comfort, Separate games room featuring pool table, video game corner and its own bathroom, Dedicated spa room.
OUTDOOR LIVING32m main swimming pool, Second pool in Master suite, Large manicured lawns, Spectacular bale complete with lounging area for twelve, bar and dining area with BBQ.
MASTER SUITEMaster bedroom is situated in a separate guesthouse with private entrance, Private L-shaped swimming pool with outdoor shower and sun loungers, King-sized master bedroom with dedicated living area and covered deck with views over the estate, Cream terrazzo bathroom with sunken tub, walk-in shower, twin marble washbasins, outdoor rain shower and cushioned daybed. 
GARDEN SUITESTwo garden suites featuring private gardens, Each suite contains and king-sized bedroom with cathedral-high ceilings with both fans and air-conditioning, Each garden suite has a private walled sun-lounging area with wooden deck and daybeds, Equipped with flat screen TVs, surround sound and DVD players, Ensuite bathrooms.
OCEAN SUITES Two ocean suites with direct access to the front lawn, Each suite contains and king-sized bedroom with walk-in-closet and high cathedral ceilings with ceiling fans and air-conditioning, Extensive ensuite bathrooms with twin basins, bathtubs and indoor/outdoor showers.
POOLMain pool 32m x 5m. Master suite pool 8m x 4m.
STAFFVilla manager, assistant manager, butlers, chef and cooks, housekeepers, gardeners, security, spa therapists, drivers, engineers. Babysitters available on request.
DININGAn extensive priced menu of Balinese, Indonesian, Japanese, western, vegetarian and children’s dishes, cocktails, wines and spirits, liqueurs and cigars, special and dietary requests accommodated, dinner parties can be catered.
COMMUNICATIONTelephones, bar and bedrooms plus in-house phone system, WiFi internet access and fax.
ENTERTAINMENTSatellite TVs and DVD players in media room, master suite, 2 guest rooms and games/kids’ wing, extensive DVD library, Bose surround-sound systems in living pavilion and games room.
CHILDRENDedicated kids’ wing includes a games room with table tennis, pool table, Wii, PS3, TV/DVD and toys, plus a kids’ bedroom with 4 bunk beds.
SPAThe Istana Spa offers exclusive in-house treatments; a yoga instructor is available for private sessions.
ADDITIONALBarbecue, in-room safes, 100% generator back-up.
TRANSPORTIncluded in the rental is a chauffeured car for up to 7 guests, for up to 8 hours a day.
EVENTSThe Istana is a wedding venue par excellence, comfortably catering for up to 150 guests.
PROPERTY AREA1,000sqm (villa), 4,000sqm (land).


From its cliff-top vantage-point on the southwestern tip of Bali’s Bukit peninsula, Villa Istana gazes westwards across an endless expanse of ocean – the views are simply breathtaking. A 60-metre drop below is Suluban Beach, renowned for its epic world-class surf breaks, and easily reached from the villa via a 130-step pathway down the cliff that starts just 200 metres from the villa; Padang Padang and other equally well known beaches are a short drive away, as are two beach clubs to the east.

Golfers have the choice of two golf courses on the Bukit. And for a glimpse of Bali’s unique culture and religion, look no further than Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of Bali’s most spectacular temples clinging to the cliff face five minutes’ drive from the villa.

  1. Bali Bliss

    The Istana was truly paradise. It's obviously beautiful, but the staff were really over the top- perfect. They were always happy and friendly, helpful and spoke English well. They prepared great food and cocktails and were detail-oriented. In addition to all this, the air conditioning was on point which is important in that kind of heat! We had a fantastic time we will never forget. I highly recommend The Istana.


  1. Best villa for a dream day

    We stayed at The Istana as our wedding venue and stayed for a total of 4 nights and there is not a thing we would fault, extensive breakfast menu, beautiful and friendly staff, the most amazing pool with the most amazing view, staff were really proactive and helped organise our large family meals including a great outdoor seafood BBQ; plus most importantly our wedding was amazing! Highly recommend to stay here and we will definitely be back!


  1. Words & pictures don't do justice to this incredible villa

    Spent 9 magnificent nights at The Istana with two families. The villa itself is spectacular, removed from the chaos of central mainstream Bali, perched beautifully atop the cliff edge. We watched the surfers each day, and sunsets over the ocean every night. Its a 5 minute walk down the steps to the surfing shanty town of Uluwatu. The layout of the villa is perfect; huge bedrooms joined to the central open air area that acts as the centre of a house. The 35m pool is huge. The gardens were immaculate. The villa's own day spa was utilised extensively. We ate like kings three times a day, with each day filled with new and delicious selections from the kitchen. Some of us were even treated to a cooking class. Then there's the staff... There is nothing, absolutely nothing that was too much trouble to attend to. While the villa is wonderful, it was the kind, happy, beautiful nature of the whole gang that made our holiday. Whether it be babysitting for us, driving us here there and everywhere long after shifts had ended, adding a basketball ring, finding us a puppy to play with, making recommendations & organising things to do & see, playing table tennis with us, or just filling in the gaps in our Balinese knowledge, the incredible staff under Wayan's leadership make this the best villa we have ever stayed at in Bali. Just go there.


  1. Heaven on Earth

    Istana is truly one of the most beautiful places we've been to. The view is spectacular, the service is second to none and the team at Istana is extremely friendly and helpful, nothing is too hard for them and they are more than happy to go above and beyond for your needs. We had our wedding there and all of our guests were blown away by the venue. Definitely coming back again!


  1. Beautiful

    Great villa, stunning backdrop, beautiful setting. Staff and management team are super friendly, thoughtful and very accommodating. They remember the smallest details and provide very personal service. We loved our stay there and would definitely go back!”

  1. Sublime and superb

    The photos of The Istana don't do it justice - it's immaculate, with panoramic ocean views and beautiful furnishings. We couldn't have had a better time. The staff were beautifully friendly, perfectly striking that balance between being right there when we needed them and allowing us privacy to have a great time with one another. The food was an unexpected highlight - the chefs know exactly what they're doing. Slow cooked pork ribs, beef rendang, grilled mahi-mahi... all so good.


  1. One of the nicest places we have stayed at in the world

    Istana is one of the nicest places we have stayed at in the world. It's architecture, location, facilities, friendly staff, great food and good management ensured that our family of 14 had a wonderful holiday there to celebrate my 70th birthday. The accommodation was perfect for our group of 7 adults and 7 children.

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