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Villas are the crème de la crème of accommodation of offer in Bali.

It is in one of Bali’s beautiful villas that you can totally luxe out in complete privacy. Most include your own private pool, around the clock butler service, in-villa massages and a personal chef. That’s naming just a few of the indulgences you can expect during your stay. Don’t be surprised if you barely step foot outside your villa, other than to get to and from the airport of course (and maybe not even then).

Prices fall between the mid and high end price range (and then there is some we will only dream about) with discounts being offered for longer monthly stays.

The cost and style of your villa will depend on its location. You will find a lot of villas are located around the Seminyak area but our tip for a little more privacy and quiet is to look into villas in Canggu or Echo Beach. There you will manage to escape the crowds and be surrounded by lush rice paddies and a constant sea breeze.

Ensure you speak with the villa owner or manager to arrange travel, tours and dining during your stay.

Whether you’re coming to Bali for the first time or the fifteenth, we know that choosing accommodation can bring on a headache faster than a Bintang induced hangover. As tourists to this beautiful island, we really are spoilt for choice. So we’ve narrowed it down a little for you. Here are some of our recVillas are the crème de la crème of accommodation of offer in Bali.

It is in one of Bali’s beautiful villas that you can totally luxe out in complete privacy. Most include your own private pool, around the clock butler service, in-villa massages and a personal chef. That’s naming just a few of the indulgences you can expect during your stay. Don’t be surprised if you barely step foot outside your villa, other than to get to and from the airport of course (and maybe not even then).

Prices fall between the mid and high end price range (and then there is some we will only dream about) with discounts being offered for longer monthly stays.

The cost and style of your villa will depend on its location. You will find a lot of villas are located around the Seminyak area but our tip for a little more privacy and quiet is to look into villas in Canggu or Echo Beach. There you will manage to escape the crowds and be surrounded by lush rice paddies and a constant sea breeze.

Ensure you speak with the villa owner or manager to arrange travel, tours and dining during your stay.

Whether you’re coming to Bali for the first time or the fifteenth, we know that choosing accommodation can bring on a headache faster than a Bintang induced hangover. As tourists to this beautiful island, we really are spoilt for choice. So we’ve narrowed it down a little for you. Here are some of our recommendations for opulent villa living in Bali.

Why come to Bali? 

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Bali is an island full of experiences unlike any other.

Famous for its surf beaches, rich culture, bargain shopping and vibrant nightlife, there really is something here for everyone; families, couples, groups and young travellers.

The island itself attracts over 3 million foreign tourists per year, with the peak periods being during the months of August and September as well as December to the end of January.

Throughout the low season months of October through to March (December to January being the exception) most hotels are at 50% capacity so you can afford to shop around or even negotiate the price of your stay.

When it comes to choosing, variety trumps all expectations.

Booking online

Take the time to consider what is right for you from the information and tips written above and don’t settle for the first thing you see. Below we have included a couple of our favourite websites for villa accommodation in Bali in order to make your check-in easier.

  • Ministry of Villas – Ministry of Villas is built on the concept of providing a service that connects people with high quality villa accommodation. What sets them aside from the masses is that the villas listed on Ministry of Villas are hand picked and regularly reviewed by their intimate and professional team. A high standard of service is provided from the moment you book the villa to the moment you leave. Ministry of Villas saves you the time usually spent searching for quality, clean, stylish and beautiful accommodation within your budget, and they provide countless options to select from. Whether you’re after a short break or want to stay for a lengthy holiday, Ministry of Villas helps you maximise your time by making sure everything is perfect, giving you a professional and personalised experience.
  • Villa-Bali.com – Give the guys at Vill-Bali.com an idea of what you’re after and they will do all the hard work for you. Their consultants have seen and reviewed all of the villas listed on their website and can help you decide on the perfect fit for your needs. They are able to assist tourists from many part of the world, speaking in English, French, Indonesian, Dutch, German, Chinese and Spanish. Villa-Bali.com will also put a few properties on hold for you to give you some time to make your choice, as they know it’s never an easy decision with so many great options available. They also provide a concierge service from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, and are happy to help you to book tours, meals or even babysitting services.

Location, location, location


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Just as you’re spoilt for choice with the types of accommodation on offer in Bali, you’re also pretty lucky when it comes to locations.

The beauty of Bali is that everywhere is so different and you can truly create your own ultimate holiday experience. As once so eloquently stated by supermodel Tyra Banks, “you don’t choose Bali, Bali chooses you.” We can’t help but agree.


This is Bali’s most populated and well known area for tourism. Whether you stay in the Kuta/Legian area will depend on what kind of holiday you’re after. Most of what you’ve heard about Kuta is probably true and we don’t want to diss it. For some, it’s the most loveable spot on the island and the only place worth venturing to. It’s all lights, selfies, bintang beers and singlets. In November this amps up even more with end of school goers replacing Australia’s Gold Coast for the raging streets of Kuta for what is best known as “Schoolies.”

In Kuta you will be able to shop in large scale malls, hit all of the surf outlets, venture to the famous markets selling anything and everything from fake Nikes to crockery and jewellery.  Many of your massive hotel chains like the Holiday Inn and the Hard Rock Hotel are located in this area too. As you move towards Legian, things get a little more palatable for a more sophisticated bunch and a little too swanky for some.

Where to stay?

Villa Amaya, from US$681/night 

Poolside living at Villas Amaya in Kuta

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A five-bedroom villa perfect for entertaining large groups. Amaya has an expansive indoor-outdoor living area, making it the perfect setting to lounge around and enjoy the company of your family and friends. Located in the hub of Legian offering you the chance to lap up some of Bali’s notorious nightlife or escape it inside the privacy of your abode. A quaint and endearing feature of the property is the bungalow or fifth bedroom that is nestled into the garden. It provides a retreat from the group and is perfect for couples seeking that extra bit of privacy. The villa has a refreshing salt water pool for you to plunge into and escape the heat and humidity.


Villa Jumah, from US$545/night 

Traditionally designed Balinese rooms in Kuta, Bali

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Fill Villa Jumah with 8 of your friends or family and that’s under $70 each a night. This four-bedroom villa is on the edges of Legian, a stone’s throw from Seminyak’s popular beaches, shops, bars and restaurants.  The villa boasts large open spaces in traditional balinese design, and each bedroom has it’s own bathroom and rain shower as well as air-con and fans to circulate the air as you desire. Pile around the dining table and enjoy a meal prepared by your private chef, or challenge someone to a game of pool – yep, that’s right, this villa comes complete with a billiard table.


Villa Raffaela, from US$480/night

Modern living in Legian

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Villa Raffaela is centrally located in Legian. Close by, on foot or by car, you can reach some of Bali’s best restaurants and beach bars. Double Six Resort’s Seminyak Italian restaurant and the Cocoon Beach Club are just a short stumble away. This four bedroom villa is modern Bali at its best. With a clean and elegant interior, it’s the dining and living area of this villa that really steals the spotlight. You can chill out while gazing over the pool enclosed by a lush green garden.


Villa Skye Dee, from US$360/night

Double story private villa in Kuta

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A modern, double story abode in Legian, this three story villa is located on a quiet lane, perfectly removing you from the hustle and bustle of the area. Conveniently located, everything you need is accessible by foot: the beach, restaurants and bars. But with your own chef, you might find yourself staying in the villa more often than not. At Villa Skye Dee you get a personal driver for up to 10 hours a day. This is an awesome inclusion in the villa price ensuring you get safely and easily from place to place. Believe it of not, Bali’s a big Island and a car is the perfect way to get around.


Villa Suliac, from US$290/night

Alfresco dining and living in the centrally located villa

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Villa Suliac offers a great alfresco experience. The living and dining areas overlook an infinity pool with sunbeds provided for you to lap up the serenity. The bedrooms are spacious, providing another place to spend some quality time. The location is great and well positioned close to Double Six beach and resort. This three-bedroom villa can also be rented as a two-bedroom villa if you don’t need the extra space.


Villa Novaku, from US$266/night 

Private pool and outdoor living space of Villa Novaku

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Villa Novaku is a double story villa with a private pool sleeping up to four people. There are two traditional “alang alang” thatched pavilions; one houses the living area, dining area and kitchen on the ground level and the master bedroom with private balcony on on top; the other is the guest house with its own bedroom and indoor outdoor en-suite. Due to the open plan layout children under 12 are unable to stay at Villa Novaku, but an escape for the grownups is probably just what you’re looking for.



Seminyak and Kerobokan buzzes with a cool and trendy vibe. A long list of Bali’s best restaurants line the streets and there is always something going on. This area is constantly on the go, stay up late for a cocktail, massage or some ice-cream to sooth you during the hot and barmy nights from Gusto Gelato.

While you may only identify Kerobokan with the controversial happenings of Kerobokan prison, you shouldn’t be turned off. This area has been newly developed and offers great accommodation in Bali.

If you’re looking to spend your days lounging from sunrise to sunset at one of Bali’s beautiful beach bars like Ku De Ta or Potato Head, finding accommodation in Seminyak will offer you a short stroll or stumble home from these places. You will mostly find villas and slightly smaller-scale resorts and hotels. It’s also home to a lot of Bali’s boutique shopping, most local and international designers have set up shop here.

Where to stay?

Villa Lulito from, from US$1265/night

Fresh, crisp, white stunning villa living in Seminyak

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Modelled on fashion icon Ralph Laurens’ own personal home in the Caribbean, this is beach house living at its finest. A crisp white colour palate adorns the four bedroom villa located smack bang in the middle of two of the best beach bars in Bali, Ku De Ta and Potato Head. There is staff aplenty with the likes of a butler, chef, pool keeper and night security. The main pavilion overlooking the large lap pool sleeps up to ten guests and generous verandas offer lots of space to enjoy the indoor outdoor living spaces.


Villa Yoga, from $1200/night

Spacious rooms at Villa Yoga in Semintak

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The perfect escape for a group of yogis! This massive seven bedroom villa has three large bedrooms as well as four separate bungalows complete with an en-suite and private terrace. The villa grounds are spacious and tranquil, with a large private yoga studio and swimming pool. Wooden textures fill the space, with lots of common areas filled with couches and beanbags. The perfect place for a holiday of zen.


Villa Jajaliluna, from US$1127/night 

Massive living space inside a modern yet traditionally Balinese designed villas

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Villa Jajaliluna is a home away from home; the perfect option for those travelling with children, seeking a refreshing and peaceful retreat. The L-shaped pool joins the many separate living spaces together and is much larger than you’ll find in most villas in Bali. Gazing out over the pool, the master suite has its own terrazzo bathtub to soak away the days. The two guest bedrooms boast king size beds, both with open-air showers. The fourth bedroom is the kids retreat with twin beds and mezzanine style bunk beds. But if you’re all adults, the twin beds can be easily converted into another king bed. The upper level’s rooms and voids feature a peaked roof with timber framing and bi-fold doors throughout, making the villa feel extremely spacious.


Villa Own, from US$636/night 

Tranquil surrounds of Villa Own in the Umalas

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Just a short scoot from the buzz of Seminyak sits Umalas. Here you can enjoy a more traditional Balinese environment, completely surrounded by lush green rice paddy fields. Villa Own in Umalas combines modern and authentic Bali living – with four separate thatched roof bedrooms constructed with old wood and contrasting stone surfaces. The villa feels rustic but with all the necessary mod-cons to enjoy your stay; king size bed, iPads, spa treatments…what more could you want?


Villa Senang, from US$480/night

Alfresco living of this villas in between Seminyak and Canggu

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Just incase one wasn’t enough, Villa Senang offers its guests two swimming pools. Bordering Seminyak and Canggu, this villa is the perfect middle man. The villa has four bedrooms, two of them detached from the main building in private bungalows overlooking the pool. Open air living areas and bathrooms are consistent throughout the space. It’s also walking distance to Batu Belig Beach (if two pools aren’t enough).


Villa Irma, from US$195/night 

Private pool and garden with day beds

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Villa Irma is great value for money in one of Bali’s most popular areas, rentable as both a two or three bedroom villa. The bedrooms, living area and dining space all look out to the pool, with both sunbeds and beanbags provided for you to lounge around on. Green and blue tones are featured throughout the villa, with traditional Balinese artefacts scattered throughout the space, all hand picked by the owner.



Canggu and Echo Beach draw quite a diverse crowd. While you will spot many of the young surfy types here with some of the best breaks in Bali, it also manages to draw an upmarket group of people too. Far more chilled and nicely positioned just away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Seminyak, it offers a little bit of peace at a very short distance when you’re looking for accommodation in Bali.

The ten-kilometre street of beach includes smaller villages like Mengening. This is also where many expats who reside in Bali choose to live. Even the famed Australian swimmer Michael Klim and his wife Lindy call this village home. Canggu has beautiful beaches and vast rice terraces spotted with luxury villas and homes. Now one of Bali’s most popular locations, it has a great selection of cafes, restaurants and shops to keep you fed, clothed and entertained.

Where to stay?

Villa Gajuh Putih, from $2420/night 

A grand villas with seven bedrooms, ultimate luxury

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This seven-bedroom villa can only be described as absolutely magnificent. The luxe accommodation stretches grandly across 1.63 hectares of beachfront land. It’s as if you’re staying at your own private resort. You can stroll right from your bedroom door to the sands of the Indian Ocean. A perfect option for a wedding or event, the villas sleeps up to 18 guests, with seven private rooms and en-suites. An 18 metre long swimming pool allows you to toy between lapping calmly and playing in the ocean. Have a hit of tennis on your own private court and enjoy fresh organic produce from the grounds of the villa – it seems nothing has been compromised at Villa Gujah Putih.


Villa Kavaya, from US$750/night

Perfect entertaining space with fully equipped kitchen

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You certainly won’t experience ‘cabin fever’ at Villa Kavaya. The design of this villa has been meticulously thought out, perfectly combining Colonial and Balinese styles. Contrasting wooden textures make the space feel warm and inviting and stunning artwork adorns the walls. Laze around in the hammock, sweat it out in the gym or sauna, or just laze by the pool all day long. The villa has four bedrooms with private en-suites and is a perfect space for 4 sets of couples. The bathrooms are all marble with one of the bathtubs made from a just a single piece; more of an artwork than a bathroom staple. Villa Kavaya has amazing service and is truly one of the most affordable luxury villas in Bali.


RedDoor Villa, from US$496/night 

Red Doors pool overlooking the lush green rice patty fields

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RedDoor Bali is an intimate boutique villa designed by award winning architect, George Gorrow. The eco-friendly villas perfectly combine traditional Balinese architecture and stylish contemporary interiors. As you enter, you’ll see that RedDoor is truly a place for pure relaxation. Available as a two, three or four bedroom villa, accommodating up to ten guests. Each room offers panoramic views of the grounds and surrounding scenery. Attentive and discrete staff will offer you an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


Villa Isana, from US$460/night

Large modern retreat

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Villa Isana is a modern and expansive property surrounded by what seems to be endless rice terraces. Almost brand new, this villa was completed in 2014 and designed by architect Frederic Kraemer. All of the four bedrooms gaze out over this stunning view as does the infinity pool. Large indoor-outdoor living and dining spaces makes this villa perfect for entertaining big groups. The property has a pool table, jacuzzi and is located just ten minutes from Echo Beach.


Saba Bali Villas, from $278/night

People's choice accommodation in Canggu

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A true “people’s choice” villa, Saba Bali in Canggu is a modern and stylish Balinese Villa amongst the traditional rice fields. Located close to the hype of Seminyak, there are one, two or three bedroom villas available all with open-air bathrooms and luxury amenities. All reservations include access to the Canggu Club – a swanky members only club that many consider the place to be in Bali.


Villa Tibu Indah, from US$190/night

Balinese design with large open spaces in Canggu

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A traditional Balinese escape in the middle of Canggu’s rice terraces. Your butler Bagus, as well as four other staff, will make sure you have a spectacular stay in this three bedroom villa boasting lots of Balinese furnishings and art with a large garden and central pool. The property also has a spa and massage gazebo that looks out over the rice terraces. While the villa feels very secluded and removed, you’re just ten minutes from the beach and the famous water temple of Tanah Lot.



This eastern 5km stretch of beach along the Bali coastline is the perfect spot to soak up the “real” Bali. It’s thought to be a sleepy area but is really picking up and has very reasonably priced accommodation available.

Surprisingly, Sanur is where a lot of Bali’s beachfront accommodation began, but luckily it hasn’t been windswept with massive resort chains. As a former fishing village, Sanur still holds a lot of traditional charm and gives off relaxed coastal vibes. It has quite an eclectic mix of accommodation, restaurants and shops that make it an attractive destination for different types of holiday goers.

The drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport to Sanur is around 30-minutes, and it’s also well located for day trips to other parts of the island, including Amed and Cadi Dasa.

Where to stay?

Sanur Residence, from US$1125/night

Ocean view rooms

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This is a huge estate set out across three separate buildings. Sleeping up to 20 guests, Sanur Residence is perfect for a wedding party or family reunion. Each building has three bedrooms, giving you the space to escape if you need. A large pool looks out over the beach and there are plenty of places for you to relax and enjoy the quiet nature of Sanur. Not forgetting the spectacular sunsets.


Villa Samadhana, from US$919/night

Relaxing day bed and vast pool

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Villa Samdhana is set on 7,400 square meters of sprawling grounds in the seaside village of Ketewel on Bali’s southeast coast. The five bedroom villa’s ultimate goal is to help its guests chill out and relax. Each of the bedrooms has their own unique styling, streamlined with Thai silk furnishings and Asian antiques. There is a 25-metre swimming pool and open-air living spaces that compliment the Balinese weather and lifestyle, as well as a TV area and kitchen. But not just any kitchen. Those who cook will appreciate the restaurant grade appliances and bold granite bench tops. Naturally the villa has a private chef, so if you’re more inclined to eat than cook, please don’t worry.


Vulla Pushpapuri, from US$774/night

Two story, four bedroom villas in Sanur

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Welcome to this two-story, four-bedroom beach front villa in Sanur, complete with floor to ceiling glass to make the most of the ocean views. The outdoor living spaces have peaked, thatched roofs keeping in line with a Balinese inspired design. The bathrooms are a standout in this villa combining indoor-outdoor impressively. A 20-metre infinity pool stretches across the grounds with day beds to relax on and soak up the sunny days. The team at Pushapuri are wonderful and will do everything to ensure you have a great holiday.


Villa Arimbi, from US$650/night

Tropical landscaped gardens with thatched roofed pavilions

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Villa Arimbi is a tropical paradise located just five minutes from the beach. There are three sleeping pavilions with 5 main bedrooms, as well as a separate Lumbung – a traditional rice barn that can be used as an additional bedroom. The villa has been decorated with love and each pavilion has its own charm. The Temple Pavilion is oriental themed, the Pond Pavilion is distinctly Balinese and the final pavilion is elegant, sophisticated and somewhat French inspired. Excelled value for money, the villa has open-air living spaces, a jacuzzi and a lounge bar to relax in. It’s a great location for those planning to really explore Sanur.


Villa Casis, from US$385/night

Award winning luxury villas

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If  you’re a sucker for an award winning villa, then this just might be your place. So close to the famous Sanur Beach you can smell it, Villa Casis is a modern Balinese six bedroom luxury villa. The three bedrooms on the top level all have four-poster beds and the villa has a large central pool and outdoor shaded decking with lounges – just in case you don’t make it to bed.



You will immediately fall in love with Jimbaran Bay. As soon as you experience the famous seafood BBQ and a beautiful sunset at one of the local warungs along the beach, you’ll be sold. Musicians strum next to diners seated on the outdoor settings that line sands as far as the tide will allow them to stretch. Even those who find themselves safely tucked away inside one of  the big luxury resorts like the Four Seasons or InterContinental will find themselves wandering down here night after night. Jimbaran Bay is conveniently located next to Bali’s International Airport, so you will also find that a lot of people end their holiday here for convenience.

This local fishing village has lots of wonderful accommodation in Bali, going from one end of the spectrum to the other, you will find something to fit your budget. Despite drawing many tourists (part and parcel of holidaying in any area of Bali) both the beach and the bay of Jimbaran provide smaller secluded areas that allow you to escape to find some peace and tranquility.

Where to stay? 

Villa Longhouse, from US$1125/night

Views from the outdoor area and infinite pool in Jimbaran

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The views on offer at this villa are second to none. Sitting up on Jimbaran Hill, the infinity pool perfectly harnesses every visual aspect of the property including Mt Agung  and Mt Batukaru, two of Bali’s famous volcanos.  This six bedroom villa, sleeping up to 12 guests, has its own elevator, home theatre, spa room and wine cellar. Yes – it’s grand and it’s luxurious and has so many pockets for you to escape and enjoy the serenity. Enjoy the enchanting sunrise and sunsets; this is a perfect option for a large group of friends or family.


Villa Uma Nina, from US$912/night

Stylish and modern villa in Jimbaran

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Villa Uma Nina is a stylish and modern five bedroom villa sitting on a hilltop in Jimbaran. The upper level has a massive terrace and sweeping views of its surrounds. The master suite is an indulgent escape from the rest of the villa with a stone bathtub and hammock within a private garden. A great option for a couple of families travelling with children. A swimming pool and lounges let you waste away your days in the sun. The grounds of the villa are lush and green providing lots of room to host guests and for kids to play outdoors. Close to the beach and conveniently located just 25 minutes from the airport.


Villa Yasmine, from US$550/night

Bamboo furnishings of Villa Yasmin

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Villa Yasmin is tucked away in a quiet and peaceful pocket of the exclusive Karma Jimbaran villa complex. Surrounded by a mass of greenery, the villa combines traditional and contemporary Balinese design. Three bedrooms offer a maximum occupancy of seven guests, each with their own en-suite. Marble floors sweep the villa and thatched roofs make the space feel more open. Very close to Jimbaran Beach, which is known for having some of the best seafood on the island.


Ahimsa Beach, from US$418/night

Modern boutique luxury villas

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Ahimsa Beach offers a range of modern boutique villas. Set yourself up in a one, two or three bedroom villa and enjoy your own private pool and garden in Jimbaran. Perfectly positioned nearby to the sands of ‘Golden Mile’ – a beautiful stretch of beach where you can enjoy a seafood platter and a stunning sunset. All 11 villas have en-suites, entertainment systems and open plan living.


Villa Cattaleya, from US$320/night

A charming rustic villa

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The most alluring element of Villa Cattaleya is its unique architecture, combining rustic charm with modern luxuries. French doors open up onto old wooden decking that flows onto the pool, with cute pebble blue tiles. The 17 meter swimming pool is split into two different sections, a 30 cm deep soaking pool and a lap pool. The villa boasts panoramic views of the ocean and four bedroom suites with walk in closets and large bathrooms. You can walk out onto the spacious veranda from each of the rooms. Laze away in the hammocks floating about the villa, cook something delicious in the outdoor wood fire oven, or wander down to the beach for some of that famous Jimbaran Bay seafood.



If you go all the way to Bali for a beach holiday and wind up in Kuta or Seminyak thinking there’s no chance in hell you’re swimming in that water, don’t fret! You simply turned the wrong way out of Bali’s Denpasar Airport. Most of the accommodation in Uluwatu offers stunning cliff views of the Indian Ocean. The most popular surfing spot on the island with perfect swell for the more experienced surfers, Uluwatu is home to the most famous wave in Bali. Naturally, you will find a lot of surfers nestled in this pocket of the island.

Like everywhere else, the accommodation in Uluwatu is anything from beach shack to luxury and every thing in between. Prices vary anywhere from $5 USD  to the thousands. You should also remember you are a little isolated when you venture over to Uluwatu, but not in a bad way. It’s not an easy, nor a quick trip from one side of Bali to the other despite the seemingly short distances on the map. Uluwatu is positioned around an hour’s drive from the international airport. But there’s also no reason to really leave Uluwatu; it has everything you’ll need to enjoy your stay.

Where to stay?

Villa Istana, from US$2853/night 

Seaside pool in Uluwatu

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Villa Istana really has the wow factor; it doesn’t compromise on any form of holiday indulgence. The villa gazes out over the Indian Ocean and is one of Bali’s most popular wedding spots. You’re so close to the edge you almost feel you could fall off, but you will still enjoy the cliff views in the safety and serenity of your 32 meter infinite pool. This five bedroom villa sleeps up to ten guests and has a wing entirely dedicated to children, offering nannies to look after the little ones too. The guests of honour sleep slightly away from the main building and have their own deck and plunge pool. The villa has a team of 25 professional staff that cater to your every whim.


Villa Bayuh Sabbha, from US$2395/night 

Luxury villas with stunning views of Indian Ocean

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Villa Bayuh Sabbha is one of Bali’s most luxurious villas. With stunning cliff top views of the Uluwatu coastline, this five bedroom villa rolls across three acres of land. There are two buildings, the main villa holding three of the bedrooms and a guest house, which has an additional two bedrooms. A perfect option for families looking to host rotating guests whilst on holiday. Each bedroom has its very own private pool, wide verandahs and polished marble floors. It’s five-star service at Villa Bayuh Sabbah – the staff are attentive and your in-house chef specialises in Japanese cuisine. Bigin Beach is walkable, so if you’re a keen surfer this is the spot to be. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and pure relaxation in this Balinese paradise.


Villa Emile, from US$625/night

Chic modern villas with large open living spaces

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Ville Emile is a brand new and extremely chic villa with a contemporary and stylish design. A great location in Uluwatu, you have your own private path to the surfer’s paradise of Bingin Beach. Ideal for a large group with the villa sleeping up to twelve people comfortably. There are five bedrooms that all look out over the infinity pool and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with rain showers. There are relaxing outdoor living spaces as well as a home cinema if you’re looking to escape the heat.


Villa Impossible, from US$550/night 

Jump straight into the surf in Uluwatu from Villa Impossible

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The magic of Villa Impossible is that it sits right on the rocks and stares out uninterruptedly over the Indian Ocean. A surfer’s haven, you can literally jump off the balcony and hit the waves with Padang-Padang Beach at your doorstep. The villa feels quite remote and rustic; it doesn’t have a TV or internet access which is all part of the appeal, forcing you to disconnect. Comfortably sleeping twelve people, with a big group of friends this place is a complete steal. Each room has sliding doors that open up onto private balconies. There is no pool, but who needs one with this location?


Villa Puri Balangan, from US$510/night

A stunning vista overlooking the ocean in Uluwatu

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If you’re a sucker for an amazing view, then this villa will ease you right through your holiday. It has unique views of the Indian Ocean that can be enjoyed while floating in the infinity pool or when lounging in the outdoor gazebo. There are three bedrooms in Villa Puri Balangan and six staff to make your stay as comfortable as possible.



This is what’s best described as the “gated community” of the Island of Gods; imagine perfectly manicured gardens and lush green lawns. To be frank, if you’re looking for budget accommodation, Nusa Dua probably isn’t your best option. Rather, you will find accommodation in Nusa Dua that will give you stunning five star resorts, world-class dining options and little to no interaction with authentic Bali. Alas, we do have a few options if you are set on staying in this part of the island.

Tourist note: A must see attraction in Nusa Dua is right on the tip of the peninsula where you can see water explode out of a natural blow hole. This draws even those who don’t care much for the Nusa Dua vibe.

Where to stay?

Villa OMG, from $1634/night 

Villa OMG by night, a stunning sunset

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Oh my god, are the likely words you’ll utter to yourself as you walk out onto the decking of the spectacular property. Perched on the edge of a cliff with the endless ocean in full sight, you won’t want to walk inside. Luckily for you, the indoor spaces encapsulate every part of the outdoor scenery, particularly the bathrooms. This four bedroom villa is part of the The Asmara Heavenly Residence (as is villa O-Wow below). Perfect for any kind of event and complete with a 25 metre infinity pool, jacuzzi and pool table.


Villa O-Wow, from US$1150/night 

Sophisticated, modern furnishing inside Villas OWOW

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It’s not named Villa O-Wow for nothing; the views from this stunning residence are second to none. Privacy and luxury ooze from this villa, which has its own private lift as the point of entry. Fancy much? The villa has numerous living spaces, three with sliding doors that open up to take in even more of the view.


Villa Nusa Dua, from US$945/night

Pond residence at Villa Nusa Dua

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Villa Nusa Dua is a massive seven bedroom residence located in an exclusive gated community. The bedrooms are broken up into two areas, the Garden Residence and the Pond Residence. Each suite has their own influences and are appropriately named to reflect that. For instance, the Teak Suite is made entirely of teak wood and the Sparkle Suite’s bed linen in completely made from silk. 14 staff make an easy and comfortable stay at the villa. Enjoy the immaculate gardens, pool table and wine cellar on site.


Villa Sunset, from US$490/night

Private bot and pool leading out into the ocean

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At Villa Sunset, you feel as if you have your own private bay, and that’s because you kind of do. Wander along the beach or out onto your private jetty and enjoy the Southern Peninsula of Bali. This ocean front villa sleeps six across three bedrooms and guests have access to kayaks, a motor boat, bikes and many other activities. Villa Sunset is a family friendly villa offering a baby cot, pool toys, and a shallow pool area. This modern villa has all the luxuries you need to have a refreshing and relaxing stay.


Villa Alamanda, from US$450/night 

Pivate jetty at sunset, villa alamanda

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This is a well priced three bedroom villa in Nusa Dua that’s a good option for a family or a small cohort of friends. Villa Alamnda is modern and intimate with a generous living, dining and kitchen area to spend time in. The villa has gorgeous peaked roofs making the space feel very open. There is a swimming pool, staff to assist you daily, as well as your own private driver. This villa is located close to two world class golf courses, so a great choice for the golf enthusiast.


Villa Heliconia, from US$250/night

Quirky fun villas with artistic design

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A quirky villa in Nusa Dua, Villa Heliconia boasts some pretty fun vibrant decor and artwork. With chandeliers and feathers painted colourfully onto the walls, this villa is eclectic with a distinct Asian influence. The villa has three bedrooms, a nine-metre swimming pool and a lush tropical garden, all set inside a secure gated compound with 24-hour security. You’re a ten minute walk from the beach, restaurants and all other activities Nusa Dua has to offer. Just 50 metres away is a promenade with stunning views of the bay where you can watch the sunset.



Remember the movie Eat, Pray, Love with Julia Roberts? Well that’s when Ubud was really put on the map. But for the smart nature loving types, Ubud has been a haunt for many years. Accommodation in Ubud really goes a few ways. First, authentic Balinese lodging. Second, hotels that blur the line between budget and mid-range. And third, stunning five star resorts that make the most of their the lush green surrounds.

Ubud is so rich in culture that you feel like you’ve been taken to a faraway, spiritual place. The local people are relaxed and you won’t feel hounded to eat somewhere or buy something as you’re wandering the streets. We advise you rent a scooter or a car to explore the outskirts of Ubud where great art shops and many historical and religious sights can be found.

Tourist note: Ubud draws a particular type of crowd, namely your environmental, yogi type. Much of the food here is organic and vegan, so if you’ve come to Bali with beach bars on your mind, a day trip to Ubud will suffice for you.

Where to stay?

Hartland Estate, from US$1063/night 

A villas to take your breath away in Ubud

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Hartland Estate will be sure to take your breath away. And with that price tag, you should really expect nothing less. This four-bedroom villa will provide you with the ultimate escape, hidden away in the slopes of Sayan Ridge in Ubud. 15 minutes from civilisation, though you may never venture that far. It’s obvious the architect, talented Yew Kuan, had a lot of inspiration from the 6000 square metres of natural landscape the estate sits on. The impact of the infinity pool is charismatic – you will feel as if you could drop right off the edge into the jungle below. The Hartland Estate has its own natural spring water, organic garden and two gazebos to practice your meditation and yoga.


Villa Bayad, from US$830/night

Four posted bed, a traditional Bali villa

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Relish in Ubud in its finest form staying at Villa Bayad. Beautifully decorated in a traditional Balinese design with two pools, a gym, a day spa and a surrounding jungle. The four bedrooms are located in their own private bungalows giving you peacefulness and privacy. Each one is uniquely designed and named after different locations in Bali, including Tenganan, Klung Kung, Ubud and Singaraja. 15 minutes from the centre of Ubud, this is the ideal villa to escape the world.


Villa Sebali, from US$605/night

Pool and thatched roof pavilions

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Villa Sebali is very close to the centre of Ubud, offering you the best of both words. A four bedroom villa with a large pool and open living spaces, it’s perfect for a family or group of friends wanting some rest and relaxation. Each suite has its own theme; the Sky Bedroom has stunning views and a private terrace; the Forest Bedroom is part of the study and has a TV, a library full of books and games; and the Sunrise and Sunset Bedrooms are separate from the main building, facing the appropriate directions for -you guessed it – either the sunrise or sunset.


Villa Shamballa, from US$300/night

Enchanting open air peaked roof villas in the lush jungle of Ubud

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Villa Shamballa offers the perfect romantic getaway. Set amongst Ubud’s enchanting jungle, this is your childhood dream come true: your very own adult treehouse. Get in touch with nature and your loved one in this private retreat set in the tranquil village of Payoan. The four poster canopy bed and deep wooden furnishings contrast with the fresh and light living areas of the villa. Watch sunset and sunrise from the comfort of your bed. Breakfast and afternoon tea are complimentary and you can also have a private cooking class with your personal chef to take some Balinese cooking skills home with you.


Go forth and conquer

Happy hunting. We hope you enjoy your stay. Love from all of us at inBali.