Tropical island living is all about sun, sea and sand, and there’s no better place to soak up the seaside vibe than at your own private beachfront villa. Sure, you could stay at a hotel next to the sea, but then you’d have to share that swathe of sand with other travellers, families and of course, the ubiquitous vendors that ply the beaches. We give you our rundown of Bali’s best beachfront villas where you can soak up the sun and swim in the sea with nary a soul to bother you.
The first word that comes to mind when you visit Bidadari Cliffside Estate is simply ‘wow’. Hovering on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, this stunning property boasts an deep blue infinity pool overlooking the waves, indoor/outdoor living spaces designed with natural materials like wood and stone, Japanese soaking baths open to the skies, and a romantic hidden cabana reached by an inclinator that makes its way down the cliff to the sandy beach below. Plus, from every room in the villa, you have spectacular views of the ocean and Bali’s rugged coastline.
Villa Capung is the perfect hideaway for surfers, golfers or anyone else looking for a bit of luxury on the Bukit at affordable prices. This gorgeous villa rests on the edge of a cliff overlooking Jimbaran Bay and the coastline of the Bukit Peninsula, and it is just minutes from some of the best surf breaks in Southeast Asia, world-class golf courses and superlative beaches, seafood restaurants and cafes. Yet despite being so close to so many attractions, you still have your own secluded slice of paradise where you can switch off and enjoy the scenery and serenity.
With 6 spacious bedrooms, an open-air living and dining area, lush lawns, and a large infinity pool that looks as though it spills onto the black sands of Cemagi Beach fronting the property, Villa Jagaditha is the ideal spot for groups of friends or families traveling together. Listen to the waves crash into the shore as you recline by the pool, enjoy dinner parties in the invigorating sea air, spend quiet nights in watching TV or playing the Nintendo Wii in the media room, or ease your stress away with a decadent massage in the dedicated spa room. As an added bonus, Villa Jagaditha is just minutes from famous surf beaches, exotic temples, the beautiful Canggu Club, and some of Bali’s best shopping, dining and drinking venues.
Tirta Nila Beach House has a homey, unpretentious vibe that fits in perfectly with its locale in laid-back Candidasa. That being said, the setting and style is still pretty impressive, as the villa offers uninterrupted views of the sea and two storeys of space including an elegant living and dining area, two master bedrooms facing the ocean, and two quiet bedrooms at the back of the villa. Overlooking the sea you’ll also find the 15-metre swimming pool surrounded by a timber deck and flanked on each side by wooden bales where you can enjoy gourmet meals amid invigorating ocean breezes, or marvel at the spectacular sunsets with cocktails in hand.