So you and your friends are planning a trip to Bali and you’re all geared up to hit the beaches, rock the restaurants and dance til the sun comes up at those stylish nightclubs. Now the only thing left to do is find a cool place to stay where you can all chill out without worrying about bothering or being bothered by others. This is where a villa is your best bet. Bali villas not only offer plenty of space, privacy and character, but they can also be much cheaper than paying for separate hotel rooms, which of course leaves you with more dosh to spend on those good times.
Sleek and oh-so spacious, Villa Bukit Naga is a like a home away from home, but way posher. Think 7 bedrooms, each decked out in polished wooden floors, gorgeous artwork, and silk pillows. Ensuite indoor/outdoor bathrooms offer privacy and a touch of the exotic, and the massive infinity pool looks out over a jungle covered gorge. Head to the chilled out bar on the second level for sundowner cocktails, throw dinner parties under the stars in the stone courtyard next to the pool, listen to music or watch movies on the leather couches in the media room, or slip off to the secret gazebo for a few quiet moments in the garden.
With eight artfully designed bedrooms set amid rice paddies in Canggu less than a kilometre from the sea, Villa Manis is the perfect playground for larger groups or families. The options for entertainment are endless here, as you have a 17-metre swimming pool, two outdoor lounges, a jacuzzi, gym, spa and a media room with a 60-inch TV. In addition, you have access to a whole complement of professional villa staff who can cater to your every need, whether it be gourmet meals, cocktail parties, or exciting excursions around the island.
Whether you’re planning a wedding party, family gathering, or simply a fun get-together with friends, Villa Jagaditha offers plenty of space amid gorgeous landscaped gardens just steps from the cobalt waters and black sands of Cemagi Beach in Canggu. This is a place where you can switch off and bliss out by the pool, take invigorating walks or cycle along the beach and through the rice paddies, hang out with the people you love in the open-sided living area on plush sofas, or have lively dinner parties on the breezy outdoor dining deck. Plus, you’re just minutes away from some of Bali’s best dining, shopping and nightlife in neighbouring Seminyak.
Villa Melissa is part of the Pantai Lima estate, a collection of five individual villas set next to the sea in peaceful Canggu. Here you have 30 metres of beachfront spread out in front of you, so you can bliss out to the sound of waves crashing from nearly every corner of the villa. However, if it’s more of a party vibe you’re after, the expansive lawns, two swimming pools, and outdoor pavilions make for gorgeous gathering spots for all types of events. The only thing you might have to worry about is who’s going to get the sublime master bedroom with its own open-air bathtub and koi ponds under a thatched roof pavilion. Then again, the other rooms aren’t so shabby either with their smooth wooden floors, tasteful decor and state-of-the-art amenities.