It is always a good idea to get away from hurry habits, traffic jam or street life, and get lost somewhere to listen to your heartbeat. That is, probably, something that we need in this uncertain situation.
This pandemic situation triggers people to be more sensitive, in terms of being in public areas. If this such the case, there are heaps of peaceful places to stay in. Lots of villas are available for those looking for a quiet vacation time.
There are villas around Bali that are hidden in a secret spot, which can only be found by locals or adventurous travellers. These villas are unique in their own way, sometimes in the way the property is built, other times in the certain aspects they have or a commitment they make.
We have found a few gems hidden away from the gaze of the mobs that we believe the true beauty of Bali lies in these accommodations (in alphabetical order).
Nestled in the favourite area of Canggu, Ametis Villa is a place to be considered if you are looking for peace of mind in the middle of the crowds. Located in the strategic area, this luxury, artistic villa is only a few minutes drive to the best restaurants, spas, boutiques and nightlife. The fact that Canggu has been internationally known as one of the busiest spots in Bali, this property offers you a matchless oasis of tranquillity within the bustling island full of tourists.
Worry not if you are looking for a place to solitude as once you step into the complex of the villa, you will hear nothing but the soft music of the trees and leaves brushing in the wind and the flutter of your heart as you lay eyes on the property. As they say, ‘There is beauty in solitude’. This property seems like a perfect fit; an oasis of peace amidst a lush green garden.
Named after a precious jewel “Amethyst”, this adult-only resort is specifically designed for couples looking for a romantic venue to spend their honeymoon. There are so many love ingredients in the design and creation of the villa. Staying here is all about taking the time to chill out in style. It is a place to reconnect with the loved one without any outside disturbances.
They provide guests with premier standards of comfort and luxury. And as you waltz through the door, the spacious living room greets you saying ‘Welcome Home’ along with the fully equipped kitchenette and dining area. The mixture of modern Indo-European cultures in design, comfort, facilities and food come together to create a blend of quality and opulence. New style furnishings and neoteric western décor complemented by unique pieces of art displayed beautifully in every corner of the building; elevate the lavish and flexible spaces beyond the predictable.
Apurva Kempinski Bali
Featuring traditional Indonesian culture and identity, not many familiar with Apurva Residential Villas. Highlighting Sriwijaya Two-Bedroom Villa, this villa provides a spacious king-bed accommodation with a twin-bed room, a perfect sanctuary for family getaways. With 195 sqm of space, your family can indulge during the day around the private plunge pool and its relaxing pool deck, including a designated alfresco lounge and dining area. As a privilege that you are a valuable guest, Sriwijaya Two-Bedroom Villas come with exclusive access to the Villa Lounge.
Nestled amongst the sprawling rice terraces of Umalas, Bloomfield Bali is a holistic boutique hideaway where guests can relax and recharge with great service, delicious, healthy food and fabulous cocktails. The beautifully designed and landscaped gardens spread from the entrance and spill out to the hotel’s two pools, overlooking the rice terraces and distant, looming volcanoes. The eco-friendly design features beautifully handcrafted bamboo structures with lounge, living and dining spaces that flow from indoor to outdoor. The rooms are airy and spacious, and there is a yoga pavilion, a day spa, two pools and a bale (open-air hut) in the rice fields, perfect for meditation, yoga or a sunset cocktail.
This is an exclusive ultra-luxurious tented camp that brings together the most luxurious accommodation with a total jungle immersion experience that is set to redefine adventure travel. The four-hectare campsite is nestled between the rainforest and surrounding rice terraces along the sacred Wos River, where the local villagers of Keliki regularly gather for festive processions. In this picturesque location lies Capella Ubud, Bali, a unique collection of 22 one-bedroom retreats and a two-bedroom lodge. Each of the tented retreats features a private saltwater pool and large outdoor decks – the perfect spot to admire the dense rainforest landscape and tune into the sights and sounds of nature and the Wos river running below. The orientation of the retreats and the lodge optimizes the views of the jungle, river and rice terrace settings, encouraging natural light and the flow of cooling fresh air circulation. This one of the kind hidden sanctuary offers guests a truly unique under-canvas experience carefully balanced with today’s modern conveniences and technology.
Located on Ubud’s Eastern side, this property is surrounded by forest and the sacred Balinese mythology waters, Pakerisan River, flowing through the valley. There are several settlements in the surrounding area and HOSHINOYA Bali design blends harmoniously into the landscape, reflecting the traditional Balinese culture that meets Japanese aesthetics of space. Resort iconic facilities include Café Gazebo that floats in the valley, the 70-meter river-like pool accessible from all villas, a dining area overlooking the valley, a spa that overlooks the lush green trees, and a villa featuring traditional Balinese crafts.
Situated hidden in the heart of Seminyak, Kumpi Villas is where the tranquillity and peaceful environment is extremely emphasized. The air is so relaxed and refreshing that it would rejuvenate you. The bedrooms are designed in a way that would fulfil the purpose of relaxation and merriment as well. The rooms have shining and beaming furniture with their own baths and adorable bathtubs. You don’t need to wander here and there as all the paraphernalia of entertainment is provided in your rooms.
The design of the villa is a unique, eye-catching and bewitching look. The villas designed with precious materials finished with glaring glasses and equipped with the latest technology have a fantabulous appearance. The villa is constructed with the world’s finest raw material. You won’t even find a mote of a blemish in the construction and we bet that the awe-inspiring designs will elude you as if you were in paradise.
Located in Uluwatu, this place is next to the famous beach, Padang Padang. Escape and revitalise yourself in a lush and private tropical paradise. Blended by the harmonious traditional ambience, Kampung Jimba welcomes you to the natural sanctuary, surrounded by the tropical forest that reflects the island’s natural. The accommodation is limited with a collection of 5 unique buildings with 13 rooms in total. To celebrate the essence of the village living, each joglo is designed traditionally, blending with unique artwork that harmonises with the surrounding environment. Surrounded by tropical forest, this villa offers traditional authentic bedrooms. You can expect to relax and rest in natural vibe rooms overlooking the tranquil and exotic forest after a day of exhilarating explore.
This mindblowing 5,000 square foot luxury villa is newly finished and in arguably the best location on the island. Situated on the rocks of Uluwatu between two of Bali’s most iconic surf spots Padang Padang and Bingin, with its turquoise shutters, panoramic view and swim-out access to Impossibles break, The Rocks is truly the ultimate beach house. Each of the six bedrooms features a pastel-hued ensuite bathroom and private terrace overlooking the white sand and azure waters, while the open-plan entertaining space includes a private bar and ocean deck. Work out in the outdoor jungle gym, sip on a margarita with unrivalled views of the famous sunset and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, you won’t want to leave.
Important note: access to the villa is an experience and is not suitable for unfit people, as you have to climb numerous stairs to and from the beach, therefore it is not recommended for senior people or young children.
Sanctoo Suites & Villas
Situated in the charming art village of Singapadu, Sanctoo Suites & Villas is defined as a private or sacred place. It embodies a luxury private getaway for those seeking a peaceful retreat in high-end style; a special place for guests to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul in a tranquil environment while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Wos River gorge environs and located adjacent to the wonderful grounds of the Bali Zoo. All villas feature spacious indoor and outdoor living areas that exemplify the best in contemporary interior design, built for comfort and perfectly suited for couples, independent travellers and families.
As part of their ‘Sensorial Experience’ theme, what better way to do so than a short stroll next door to the Bali Zoo, the island’s only Balinese-owned private zoo and the first and only dedicated zoological park that is home to a diverse collection of more than 500 exotic animals. Combining the mission of providing guests with the highest level of luxury while preserving the natural beauty of the local environment and culture, Sanctoo Suites & Villas is truly a Bali sanctuary with a purpose.
Villa Lumbung Canggu
Featuring a contemporary two bedrooms villa, this earthy tropical oasis in Canggu is boasting an open-air living space, tropical ensuite bathrooms and lush green gardens. With a land area of around 900 square meters, the property is surrounded by rice fields and a natural river. Around the building is equipped with vegetation and fish ponds. This disguises the boundary between nature and buildings so that architectural design is not only built but also become part of nature. The villa uses bamboo material, which is quite dominant both in terms of exterior and interior. The bedroom is designed quite simple but beautiful. The use of brightly coloured cushions on the bed gives the impression of homey to the residence of this villa. It is simple but chic and stylish. This villa is an ideal place to relax away from the crowd yet close to many Canggu’s main attractions, including the Canggu Beach which is a few steps next door.
Vision Villa Resort
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this resort greatly blends into the cultural area of Gianyar. The environment is lovely with the arrangement of trees and flowers that create a space with fresh air. The rooms are simple in design, with walls and wood-carved Balinese decorations. The building is a perfect masterpiece that combines the notion of Balinese culture with unbeatable luxury. The architecture does not intrude, but rather inserts itself stoically in the midst of lolling branches.
Each structure is seamless that feels deliberate but dainty, masculine and feminine, East and West. Every inch of the property has been carefully crafted. The main lobby design with dim lights, relaxing sofas in the open garden decorated with beautiful twinkling lights, and a clean and leafy outdoor swimming pool. Each location has its own characteristics with a very strong Balinese sense, but still modern, elegant and classy.
It is a haven for honeymooners and couples—sheltered, intimate, somehow extravagant and cosy all at once. Every aspect of the design feels deeply considered. From the patio couch to the outdoor shower for two, there are plenty of places to linger and add the intimacy of couples while admiring the green nature before your eyes.