Part of the appeal of renting a luxe Bali villa is actually getting to spend time in your own private space and enjoy the company of loved ones and friends, not to mention the amazing scenery and facilities. Besides prime socialising spots like sunny pool decks, lush gardens, and chic living, dining and drinking areas, these well thought out properties also have pool tables for a few friendly games throughout the day or well into the evening.
The name Arsana is Sanskrit for ‘flow’, which is a suiting title for this 5-bedroom Tabanan villa with stand-alone pavilions that are connected by garden paths and bordered the bubbling Sungi River at the bottom of the property. Each pavilion is decorated in fresh vibrant hues, and the facilities include outdoor dining terraces, a waterfall that leads to a glittering aquamarine swimming pool, a black granite bar, and a games room with a pool table, board games and cushy arm chairs.
With its seaside location in the quiet village of Ketewel on Bali’s southeastern coast, 6-bedroom Bayu Gita Beachfront tempts you to spend time outside in the sea air at the beach-facing swimming pool and Jacuzzi, the outdoor dining area just steps from the sand, and the private plunge pools in the master suites. However, there is plenty on offer inside too with a home cinema, games room with a billiards table, darts board and bar, and a fully equipped gym.
Families and groups will love the lush gardens and warm tropical vibes at Villa Asta, a 5-bedroom escape just minutes from Batu Belig Beach and the shops, restaurants and bars of Seminyak. The villa has an enticing free-form pool with a swim-under waterfall, as well as four separate pavilions that house spacious living and dining areas, bright and airy sleeping suites, and a semi open-air games room with a TV, DVD player, billiards table, table tennis, and kitchenette.
There is a real sense of space at Villa Kinara, a 6-bedroom villa where open-sided rooms look out onto the swimming pool and gardens and a lack of walls allows plenty of sunlight and fresh air to flow in. The villa is spread out over 3 pavilions, with the main gathering point in the huge open-plan living and dining room with soft sofas, a pool table, a 42-inch flat screen TV, and a dining table for up to 12 people. Villa Kinara can also be rented together with neighbouring Villa Kinara for a 10-bedroom space.
Set on black volcanic sands in the small fishing village of Cucukan just across the road from the Bali Safari & Marine Park, Villa Puri Nirwana was designed with Caribbean colonial grandeur in mind. Best suited to large groups, families and retreat goers, the villa is simply palatial with 6 spacious bedrooms, 3 living rooms, an entertainment room with a pool table, 2 TV lounges, lush lawns, and a gorgeous private swimming pool overlooking the sea.
If you’re seeking a party villa, look no further than Villa Infinity. Everything is massive here from the sweeping lawns to the 40-metre swimming pool, the 22-seat sofa in the open-sided living pavilion, and the spacious media room with a home theatre system, pool table and chic lounge area. In addition, the villa offers unobstructed views of the surrounding rice paddies, which adds to the sheer sense of space.