As more holiday villas offer the same facilities and services as five-star hotels, it’s become harder to narrow it down to which villas actually deliver the luxury experience we crave while on vacation.
Below, we’ve picked 3 of the finest villas in Bali.
1. Villa Vedas, Bali, Indonesia
Best for: A chic tropical getaway.
Sleeps: Up to 10 guests, five bedrooms.
From the minute you arrive, Villa Vedas takes your breath away. The villa’s modern architecture is met with hints of Balinese heritage, like carved teak steps that lead to the main swimming pool—there are three in total—and local flora that adds to the island atmosphere.
Villa Vedas also boasts its own bar, and is equipped with integrated home tech that allows you to control everything from lighting and music to air-conditioning through your smartphone. The well-manicured gardens feature a dramatic gazebo area facing the beach with BBQ facilities including gas, and USB connection for DJs.
Around the clock staff, including your own private chef, are dedicated to ensuring that all of your needs are met. You can also request to have a driver, should you choose to leave this stunning sanctuary. Villa Vedas is an easy 25-minute drive to Canggu, Bali’s bohemian-chic beachside area that’s filled with healthy eateries, yoga studios and quirky bars.
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2. Villa Suami, Bali, Indonesia
Best for: From a simple family holiday to lavish special occasions, including weddings.
Sleeps: Up to 12 guests, five bedrooms.
Originally designed by a world-renowned architect as his private home, Villa Suami is now available to rent for your next trip to Bali. Its five spacious en-suite bedrooms boast impressive modern-meets-rustic design, but the pièce de résistance of this stunning villa is the T-shaped swimming pool, which appears to be floating over a stretch of rice fields.
Amongst its open and airy design and impressive collection of contemporary artworks, flourishing bougainvillea and manicured gardens lend a romantic touch to the lush tropical feel of this beautiful property.
Villa Suami’s dedicated staff offer assistance beyond the villa walls, from surf and yoga instructors to personal trainers and the island’s top beauticians and therapists.
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3. Villa Tantangan, Bali, Indonesia
Best for: A secluded hideaway for design lovers.
Sleeps: Up to six guests, three bedrooms.
Accessed through paddy fields and located on 7700 sqm of elevated headland, you’d never guess that this peaceful property is just 30 minutes from the bustle of chic Seminyak. Privacy certainly is the name of the game at this villa; though sprawling in size, there are just three bedrooms so each guest can enjoy some much-needed alone time.
Open-air common areas and earthy elements like bamboo and solar panels bring the outside in, while panoramic views of the Indian Ocean promise guests front row seats to some of Bali’s best sunsets.
Make the most of Villa Tantangan’s various indoor-meets-outdoor seating areas and lovely staff by hosting a few long, lazy meals or soirées.
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