There’s a reason so many people choose stylish Seminyak as their base while on a holiday in Bali. Not only is it situated on golden sands and packed to the gills with happening boutiques, spas, restaurants and bars, but it also offers some of the best accommodation options to be found on the island. For those looking for a seductive spot to chill out with family and friends in the middle of all the action yet far from the crowds, we’ve put together a list of some of our all-time favourite Seminyak villas.
We love villas that constantly remind you that you’re in beautiful and exotic Bali, and Villa Shambala does precisely that. The main pavilion here is an open-plan antique wooden joglo decked out with comfy couches, recycled teakwood furniture and Indonesian artworks, and connected to this building are two spacious and stylish guest suites. At the opposite end of the 19-metre pool there is a separate wooden guest pavilion with three bedrooms that are perfect for kids, and throughout the property you will find lofty palm trees, fragrant frangipani blossoms and bamboo groves.
The attention to detail is impressive at Villa Adasa, an elegant 3-bedroom villa in the Laksmana Estate. Here natural features like thatched roofs, teakwood floors and Palimanan stone columns contrast nicely with the black and white photos from the 1930s on the walls, the bright batik-covered cushions on the roomy daybeds, and the green stone tiles in the private pool. Spend your days luxuriating in this stylish sanctuary where the sandy beach and Indian Ocean are just a short stroll away.
Bright, colourful and architecturally stunning, Villa Sayang d’Amour is truly unique. The French owner opted for Moroccan inspired design and decor with a few of his own eclectic touches thrown in for good measure. Walk through each opulent room and you’ll find blue and white patterned floor tiles, chandeliers, claw-footed bathtubs and antique oriental rugs. Then there is the massive swimming pool surrounded by deep purple sun loungers and umbrellas and a meticulously manicured lawn.
If modern tropical elegance is your style, then Villa Jajaliluna should fit the bill. Clean white walls contrast against the glittering aquamarine swimming pool, minimalist white sofas and daybeds rest in open-air pavilions overlooking the pool, and state-of-the-art entertainment systems and kitchen equipment and five-star service from the dedicated villa staff makes your stay here utterly comfortable and convenient.
With three pavilions, 6 bedrooms, and plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to spread out, Villa Kinara is perfect for families or large groups looking for a tropical sanctuary just minutes from all that Seminyak has to offer. The villa pays homage to Indonesian heritage with Balinese architecture, natural materials from around the archipelago like soaring teakwood columns, volcanic stone and alang-alang roofs and a garden overflowing with tropical foliage. Moreover, designer furniture and intriguing artefacts add to the ambiance.