Bali is home to some of the most beautiful villas in Southeast Asia, not to mention the world over. Depending on your travel style and activity preference, there are a variety of areas in which you could stay on the Island of the Gods. Close to the beach for easy access to surfing waves or up in the rainforest for river rafting, the choice is yours! Whatever you are looking for, we are sure that these 5 stunning villas will help you make the most out of your holiday in Bali.
River rafting near Villa Melati, Ubud
If you have come to Bali looking for an adrenaline pumping experience, then white water rafting is definitely for you. Other than it being an thrilling activity for the whole family, rafting gives you a chance to be up close and personal with the lush and vibrant jungle valley. Most guided rafting tours start from the Ayung or Telaga Waja River, so we recommend staying close by in the central town of Ubud. Perched on the picturesque Sayan Ridge, Villa Melati is a two bedroom, rainforest oasis that will take your breath away from the moment you enter. With views of the rushing river below, Villa Melati boasts an infinity pool and countless outdoor lounge areas to take full advantage of the panoramic natural vistas.
Lembongan Island cruise near Villa Bidadari, Nusa Dua
Set sea on a luxurious catamaran and spend the day sailing from Bali to the neighboring island of Nusa Lembongan and back. Along the way you will snorkel in crystal clear water, indulge in complimentary meals and be treated to sunset cocktails upon your return to Bali’s harbor. For a quick and easy cruise departure, we advise that you spend your holiday in Nusa Dua at Villa Bidadari. Overlooking the Indian Ocean and long stretches of powdery white sand, this four bedroom villa gives you direct access to the beach via the island’s only private inclinator.
ATV near Arsana Estate, Tabanan
Another unique way to see traditional village life in Bali is via four-wheel ATV tours. Taking you through the rice field terraces in the western region of Tabanan, ATVs give you a chance to experience a day filled with hot water springs, local farmers and stunning views of Mount Batukaru. Within short driving distance to the quad tours is one of the most sought after holiday retreats in this area, the magnificent Arsana Estate. Spread out over two hectares of rolling green hillside, this five bedroom villa is the perfect location for large family gatherings, special events and even weddings. Kids, and parents too, will go nuts over the bunk bed slumber room, billiards table, large swimming pool and giant cinema room.
Private surfing lessons near Villa Shambala, Seminyak
Where better to learn to surf than in the world-famous waves of Bali? With a private, one-on-one lesson, you’ll be up and standing on your board in no time! Stay close to Seminyak Beach at Villa Shambala for ultimate surf accessibility. Fully equipped with five bedrooms, a master chef, cozy TV lounge and poolside cabanas, you will no doubt be living like luxury during your stay at Villa Shambala. Only steps away are the trendy shopping and eating districts of Seminyak, along with opulent spas, beach clubs and of course, surfing waves.
Stand up paddle near Villa Arimbi, Sanur
If groveling in the surfs’ white water isn’t your thing, glide above the ocean on your very own stand up paddle (SUP) board instead. No matter the level of surf experience, SUP’ing can be an exciting way to either ride the waves or simply enjoy the scenic coastline and fish swimming below your feet. Only a short stroll from the sea is Villa Arimbi, a bungalow-style, five bedroom home in Sanur’s peaceful neighborhood. A restored colonial estate, this private getaway features a dedicated massage room, a traditional rice barn and open-air living areas where you can sit back, relax and sip on a cool beverage. When you’re not busy lounging here in the comfort of your own home, the white sand beaches of Sanur will surely follow as your next destination.
By Cezanne from Villa Bali.