Set back 550m from Echo Beach among the rice fields of Canggu on Bali’s southwestern coast, Villa Hana balances a hot-beach-in-ten setting with cool, peaceful interiors where a blend of open-air living and air-conditioned comfort encourages complete relaxation.
Everything is large-scale here: the towering studded ironwood entrance doors opening onto a procession of soaring palms; the expanse of polished concrete floors that flow through all the pavilions; the vast open sided spit-level living pavilion with its vaulted roof, oversized sofas and massive suarwood table – even the huge terracotta pots flanking the colonnaded walkway that links the three pavilions. And yet there’s intimacy in the layout, with rooms oriented around the 15m swimming pool, small courtyard gardens, and lots of private spots to escape for some peace and quiet. Kids will love their dedicated room with built-in bunk beds, the home theatre complete with PS2, and the pool toys. Parents will appreciate being able to keep an eye from the comfort of the living pavilion while soaking up the attentions of the staff, discreetly on hand to indulge every whim – including a fabulous chef at the ready to whip up everything from light lunches to gourmet meals. There’s an excellent, reasonably priced menu, and a choice of formal dining or semi-alfresco in the BBQ pergola.
Villa Hana is perfect for families and groups of friends who like the idea of pampering and privacy just paces from the pounding ocean. What better way to round off a relaxing day watching surfers ride Echo Beach’s famed surf break while enjoying sunset drinks, knowing that Villa Hana’s chefs will have a gourmet meal waiting for you when you return home.
Bedroom at Villa Hana
All four bedrooms are handsomely designed with polished concrete floors and a strong black-and-white palette reflected in framed halftone photos, animated by colourful paintings. Facilities include 32-inch TVs, DVD players and iPod docks, and there’s air-conditioning throughout – even in the bathrooms.
The master suite comprises a huge bedroom, bathroom and dressing room, and a covered terrace with seating looking onto a small garden edged by a stream. Striking artefacts are artfully placed and the king-size bed is positioned to enjoy glimpses of rice fields beyond a screen of trees. Within the bathroom is a statement bathtub set before glazed doors opening onto the terrace.
Both guest bedrooms are furnished with king-size beds on bases of polished concrete facing the pool. Each has an ensuite bathroom with semi-open-air shower.
Lining an entire wall of this delightful bedroom is a handsomely designed set of four bunk beds. Kids can curl up on floor cushions and enjoy a movie on the 32-inch TV, or spend some quiet time on a private terrace. The room, which has an ensuite bathroom, can be converted to a family room with the addition of a queen-size bed.
Living at Villa Hana
At the heart of Villa Hana is a huge fan-cooled and spilt level living area spreading out under a vaulted pavilion roof and opening onto the pool terrace. Curvaceous wicker sofas with over-sized cushions cluster around a coffee table while statuesque artefacts line benches set below enormous paintings.
A few steps lead up to the dining area where a solid suarwood table with stately armchairs seats up to 10 guests in style. To one side an ironwood deck provides an alfresco sitting area looking onto a courtyard garden, while to the other, tucked behind sliding doors, is the beautifully designed and well-equipped kitchen, beyond which is a pergola-roofed barbecue dining deck.
The air-conditioned media room provides a cool, comfortable entertainment hub for guests, who can languish on sofas and ottomans and watch a movie on the 52-inch TV. There’s a selection of DVDs, books and board games to choose from, as well as a Playstation 2. Nextdoor is a guest washroom complete with open-to-sky rain shower.
A sun deck wraps around two sides of the 15-metre pool, furnished with loungers and outdoor cushions. The veranda in front of the master bedroom, furnished with a traditional Indonesian daybed, provides another casual seating area, while the terraces behind the master suite and bunk bedroom serve as private corners for quiet retreat.
0.5 km to Echo Beach
8.0 km to Seminyak
15.0 km to Kuta
17.0 km to Airport
32.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
Up to 6 adults and 4 childrens (4 ensuite bedrooms: 3 with king-size beds, one with 4 bunk beds; 2 extra beds available – additional charge applies).
Living pavilion; indoor dining for 10; media room; barbecue dining area.
Villa manager; guest services assistant; butlers; chef; gardener; driver; security.
Western, Asian and barbecue menus plus suggested set menus.
WiFi internet access; room-to-room phones.
Satellite TVs, DVD players; iPod docks; home theatre system; DVD and CD library; Playstation 2.
Villa Hanna is very well equipped for families. Facilities include a bunk bedroom; books, board games and DVDs; high chairs; baby cots; booster seats.
In-villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
A seven-seater car and driver is available for USD25++ for up to 8 hours a day, excluding petrol.
Barbecue; in-room safes; back-up generator.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full time manager, chef, security