The holiday season is just around the corner, and there is no better place to stay with family and friends than a classy and comfortable private villa in beautiful Bali. From intimate hideaways that feel like a home away from home to gorgeous luxury pads with spectacular views and all the amenities you could ask for, we give you our top picks for Christmas villas in Bali.
With 5 spacious bedrooms, a quiet location in the rice fields of Canggu, a lovely garden and pool and tons of character and charm, Villa Paloma is the perfect spot to settle in and get comfy for a while. The furnishings and decor here have been hand-selected and collected over the years by the owners, so the living areas are awash in vibrant paintings, Indonesian antiques, natural wood tables and plush daybeds. Spend your days here propped up on oversized cushions reading books, swimming in the cool waters of the pool, playing a few games of billiards with friends or luxuriating in the tastefully decorated air-conditioned bedrooms.
Although Villa Kinara is located just minutes from the chic boutiques, cafes and bars of stylish Seminyak, the environs make you feel as if you have your own secluded pocket of Bali to play in. The striking space includes a beautiful garden with tropical plants and trees, a lengthy swimming pool with a wooden sundeck, and nine spacious rooms with huge terraces or balconies and modern ensuite bathrooms. Gather at the 12-seater dining room table for gourmet meals prepared by your personal chef, hang out by the pool table with a few cold beers, or retire to a private corner to relax and reflect.
If you’re looking to splash out this Christmas and enjoy luxury living at its finest, you couldn’t do much better than Villa Tamarama at Semara Luxury Villa Resort. This sublime 5-bedroom villa perches on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean and boasts its own private swimming pool set in beautiful tropical gardens. The architecture is an intriguing mix of traditional Balinese and sleek modernism, and guests have full access to all of the facilities at the Semara Luxury Villa Resort including the private beach, professional golf putting green, tennis courts, serene spa and divine dining and drinking venues.
For larger families and groups, Villa Mandalay offers plenty of space for everyone, plus tons of style to boot. This gorgeous 7-bedroom villa is set in the middle of a sea of rice paddies that stretch all the way to the sea, and it is just a short drive from Bali’s famous seaside Tanah Lot temple and one of the most spectacular golf courses in all of Asia. Some features that set Villa Mandalay apart from the rest include a 25-metre swimming pool, wooden sauna, and a breezy bamboo pavilion for al fresco dining. Don’t need all seven rooms? You also have the option to rent just four or six bedrooms.