Nothing says “Bali vacay” quite like a designer villa in Seminyak, so take your pick from these fabulous private abodes and luxury villa resorts...
As one of Bali’s most bustling neighbourhoods, Seminyak is as vast as it is fabulous, home to some of the island’s very best restaurants, bars and boutiques scattered across its beachside streets. Naturally, you’ll want to stay in the heart of it all, and if you ask us, there’s no better way to enjoy a Bali vacay than in a stunning Seminyak villa.
There’s everything to love about villa life in Bali. Private pools, personal chefs and designer interiors are the norm, but with so many to choose from, finding the very best villa in Seminyak ain’t no easy feat.
So, to help ease the strain on your Seminyak villa search, here we bring you a mighty fine list of the very best villas in Seminyak: from private villas with their own pools, to villa resorts that come with all the perks and services of a hotel. So without further ado, these are our fave villa stays in Seminyak for friends, families and couples too. Happy holidays, Honeys!
THE BEST VILLAS IN SEMINYAK: EDITOR’S PICKS
1. The Villas at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach – one or two bedrooms
For a spectacular mix of regal interiors, royal treatment and yet one of the cosiest villas in Seminyak (read: we didn’t want to leave!) settle in to Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach’s opulent villas for at least a few nights. These one- and two-bedroom palatial abodes are truly fit for royalty, while the thoughtful home comforts and attentive butlers make sure friends, couples and families feel right at home. We’re talking fresh coffee in the morning, floating breakfasts, an entire menu of fluffy pillows, and the kind of personalised service where everyone knows your name. As for the designs? You’re reminded you’re in paradise at every turn, with breathtaking nods to Indonesian culture, and tropical palms all around. We love the enormous pool, sun deck and outdoor dining area (it has its own jacuzzi!), which calls for long, leisurely days spent in the sunshine, and wine-paired evenings with a home-cooked in-villa barbecue. And when you’re ready to leave your regal residence, you have all of Hotel Indigo’s wining and dining destinations on your doorstep, not to mention, Seminyak Beach is just footsteps away…
2. W Bali – Seminyak
Want the privacy of your own villa but with the perks of a five-star resort? You’ll want to check-in to W Bali – Seminyak. Not only home to super stylish ocean-view suites, this hedonistic resort is also where it’s at for the most breathtaking villas around, decked out in celeb-style interiors, cosy cabanas and a bubbly terrazzo bathtub too. Step inside the one-, two-, or three-bedroom villas and you’ll find your very own sundeck, comfy sun loungers and shaded daybed by your private pool – the perfect lolling spots surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. Indoors, state-of-the-art gadgets keep things interesting, like widescreen TVs, JBL speakers, BOSE® surround sound systems and even the fabulous W MixBar for those late-night cravings. And when you’re ready to step outside your glamorous abode? You’ve got five-star dining destinations, a superstar-style spa, W Hotels’ signature Whatever/Whenever® service and the sprawling Seminyak Beach, all on your villa doorstep. And psst – need an early morning sprucing up, or a late night pampering? Then you’re in luck! The AWAY® Spa is open 24/7, meaning you can be whisked away from it all at any time of day…
3. Abaca Villas – from three to 13 bedrooms
Breezy, chic and beyond fabulous, Abaca Villas is an enormous 16-bedroom luxury villa complex that can sleep up to 41 guests (if you’re planning a retreat or a wedding, you’ll want to bookmark this baby!). The estate sits in the heart of trendy Seminyak and is comprised of three interconnecting villas: the six-bedroom Villa Iluh, and the two five-bedroom abodes, Villa Kadek and Villa Nyoman – all of which can be rented together for a big Bali holiday blowout, or separately for a private escape. Step inside these stunning villas and it’s all about comfort and tranquility, with open-concept living, luscious rice fields all around, and glittering pools (four to be exact!) for as far as the eye can see. And whether you’re a family of four or you’re hosting a retreat, each villa is fully equipped with everything you need. Think personal butlers, in-house massages, private chefs who’ll cook up nutritious meals each day, and even spaces for yoga and meditation. You can even rent equipment too for those added extras, be it yoga mats and bolsters, or white boards and speakers. And the kicker? Abaca Villas knows just how to throw a wow-worthy event, with a full team of staff to help you with your wedding plans, wellness retreat, or even an extra-special Bali birthday.
THE BEST VILLAS IN SEMINYAK: PRIVATE VILLAS
4. The Cotton House – eight bedrooms
With almost an acre of grounds, The Cotton House is a mansion-like estate with eight bedrooms, three large living spaces, 600 square-metres of lawn and an oh-so inviting pool. Each room is truly enormous, and with a Ralph Lauren-cum-Hamptons theme and architecture inspired by the great houses of the Caribbean, no expense has been spared. It’s nothing short of a real-life interior design magazine – and the service is top-notch too. From the six-star table settings each morning within the villa’s dining pavilion, to helping you off the treadmill at the in-villa gym, nothing is too much to ask of the delightful Cotton House staff. This one’s a real show-stopper.
5. Villa Atas Ombak – five bedrooms
Helloooo ocean views! Meaning “villa on top of the waves” Villa Atas Ombak is exactly that, with its breathtaking sea views sitting absolute beachfront on Seminyak’s white sands. Whether you’re lounging poolside or waking up in one of the three alang-alang thatched pavilions, you can soak up that spectacular vista and hear the waves crashing on the shore. Unsurprisingly so, this is an uber-popular and ultra dreamy wedding villa, but we’d want to stay here on any occasion. It is simply sensational.
6. Windu Asri – six bedrooms
Raffles Hotel – is that you? Nope, this is Windu Asri in Seminyak, a six-bedroom private villa with all the first-class facilities and splendidly spacious rooms you’d expect from a villa of this calibre. Designed and decorated in the sublime “Raffles style”, the villa reflects a bygone era, with glamorous air-conditioned suites and deluxe interiors at every turn. You’ll want to have your Instagram feeds ready for this one…
7. Villa Massilia – three, four, seven or 10 bedrooms
We just LOVE Villa Massilia. This gorgeous and breezy villa is a sanctuary within the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, with enough space to accommodate up to 20 guests if booked out as one villa. The villa’s terrazzo design takes you back to nature – teak and natural furnishings, earthy tones and lush gardens with Moroccan-Mexican vibes. Each villa features a large indoor living area, en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a private swimming pool. Expect a warm welcome and top-notch service throughout your stay, all thanks to the team of hospitality experts. And psst – the villa is walking distance to Seminyak must-visit hotspots, like Ku De Ta, La Lucciola and Seminyak beach for your nightly sunset stroll…
8. NoKu Beach House – six bedrooms
NoKu Beach House is a luxury, fully-staffed beachfront villa in Seminyak that combines both traditional and ultra-modern aesthetics. This beachfront abode takes centre stage within lush tropical gardens and a 27-metre pool, overlooking the endless view of the Indian Ocean. The elegant interiors are inspired by Morocco, with custom-made furniture and state-of-the-art sound systems. Head outdoors for a day spent on the pool deck, or as night falls, cosy up for a movie night under the stars thanks to the poolside projector. For downtime, bliss out with a relaxing massage at the villa’s private spa area, and call in a full-time babysitter to help keep the kids busy. With so much space, it’s the perfect venue to host a soirée or two, with an award-winning private chef and kitchen staff on hand to whip up a degustation dinner or cocktail canapés, spanning Indonesian and pan-Asian cuisine. And did we mention, this breathtaking villa was featured on Netflix’s “World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals”?!
9. Own Villa – six one-bedroom villas
Sitting on the outskirts of Seminyak at the gateway to Canggu, Own Villa in Umalas is an eco-traveller’s dream escape. This luxury eco-lodge was conceived to embrace nature, discover traditions, travel consciously, and experience the spirit of Bali. It’s built using recycled materials, with those striking thatched roofs inspired by the Batak houses of North Sumatra. Six one-bedroom villas are strategically placed to mimic an Indonesian village, AKA a “desa”, with the pristine pool taking centre stage. Hidden amongst greenery, every detail mirrors the villa’s natural environment, and all design elements are handmade. We love the in-villa spa treatments here, and the private dining restaurant, Own Table, which blend Indonesian flavours and Italian home cooking.
10. Villa Issi – four bedrooms
Ultra-luxe interiors, G&Ts in the sunshine and freshly cooked spring rolls by the pool – Villa Issi knows exactly how we like to spend our Bali vacays. Not only that, this uber modern, minimalistic villa is all about the architectural wow-factor, filled with bright open spaces, geometric aesthetics, a rolling lawn and an ever-enticing infinity pool for a tropical cool down – all in a walk-to-everything Seminyak location. What’s more, the villa is beyond comfortable and perfectly designed for a large group, thanks to four gigantic rooms all with stunning ensuites. Beauty and functionality? You betcha.
11. Villa Lulito – four bedrooms
If whitewashed-elegance is the kind of Seminyak villa you’re after, then check out the crisp and cute interiors of Villa Lulito. Like your very own luxury beach house, this gorgeous villa is what design dreams were made of, with blooming palms and island-chic bamboo furniture offsetting the bright and breezy pavilions. And with a sparkling azure pool at its core, there’s no better backdrop to watch the nightly sunset, best enjoyed in the al-fresco poolside lounge.
12. Villa Samuan Siki – three bedrooms
This three bedroom deluxe villa makes up one of the two properties of the Villa Samuan complex, which also includes a two bedroom villa that can be joined together to create a stunning, five bedroom villa you’ll love. This beautiful villa offers you contemporary chic vibes mixed with traditional Balinese beauty. The private kitchen and spacious living area opens out on to your own 12-meter private pool and outdoor dining deck – ideal for small groups or families. You’ll also find your very own massage room, a decked out media room and lush green gardens, with the best of Bali’s friendly staff on hand in a truly gorgeous location.
13. Villa Jajaliluna – four bedrooms
Modern and super stylish, Villa Jajaliluna is a gorgeous four-bedroom villa with a stunning T-shaped swimming pool as the centrepiece. Surrounded by dreamy lolling spots and plenty of hangout areas in the trio of open-sided pavilions, days spent here involve daydreaming under the coconut palms, relaxing with a good book, and indulging in the delish food made by the in-villa chef. And if you do decide to venture out, you also get complimentary guest passes to the popular Finns Rec Club, where you can get active, go bowling, bounce on trampolines or simply eat pizza in the sunshine.
14. Villa Asta – five bedrooms
Located on Batu Belig, just minutes from the centre of Seminyak and the hip and happening ‘hood of Canggu, Villa Asta is a truly magical place to stay. There’s plenty of spots to while away a sunshiney day here, from the spectacular free-form swimming pool that meanders around the property, to the large plunge pool (with a swim-through waterfall) and gorgeous sundeck for those precious tanning hours. Indoors, you’ll find air-conditioned bedrooms, a massive games room with table tennis and a pool table, plenty of easy breezy lounges, and to top it all off: your very own bar. Heck, there’s even on an onsite badminton and volleyball court (both shaded) and gorgeous alfresco dining pavilions for those nightly sundowners…
15. Villa Sayang d’Amour – six bedrooms
With its quintessential Balinese setting and European-inspired architecture, Villa Sayang d’Amour is hard not to fall in love with. This six-bedroom villa is helplessly romantic, with its French flair, lofty boudoirs and breezy gardens. Unwind on the rooftop for your nightly sunsets, tuck into freshly prepared dinners from your very own chef, and retire to your glamorous bedroom, complete with a standalone French bathtub…
16. Villa Joss – four bedrooms
Villa Joss is a beautiful tropical getaway just footsteps from Batu Belig beach and minutes from Seminyak’s best restaurants, cafés, beach clubs and boutiques. Split between two main pavilions, this modern Bali-style villa is great for groups or families. Laze the days away in the open-air living and dining area, or retreat inside to the media room for games and movies galore. Lay back in the undercover garden bale, or take a dip in the 16-metre swimming pool and jacuzzi.
THE BEST VILLAS IN SEMINYAK: VILLA RESORTS
1. The Layar
A design-led boutique private villa complex right in the heart of chic Seminyak, The Layar had us at hello with its beautiful bamboo canopied entranceway. Step inside and it’s uninterrupted luxury for as far as the eye can see. Each villa is decked out in modern, dramatic architecture and high-spec interiors. Think sweeping marble floors, bubbling jacuzzis, Bengkirai-wood pool decks and snazzy media rooms on the mezzanine level with chic lolling spots. All of the villas (from the one-bed abodes to the palatial four-bedroom standalone mansion) are generously sized with open-plan layouts that flow out to the private pool decks, partially shaded by tapering sail-like roofs. Bring on the on-call Champagne and villa-delivered breakfasts!
2. One Eleven
This luxury adults-only villa resort sits in a prime location in bustling Seminyak, with nine sleek and minimalistic villas that are peppered with stone and wooden accents. Gorgeous touches inside the One Eleven villas include a roll-top bath, flat screen TVs, and contemporary artwork – not to mention crisp, open-plan spaces that are oh-so stylish. Each villa is equipped with a 14-metre long swimming pool, a spa gazebo for all your pampering needs, and a beautiful lawn and deck, perfect for catching that scorching Bali sunshine. And thanks to the ‘Eleven magic’, exclusive in-villa experiences include in-villa dining from the resort’s culinary team – villa BBQs included!
3. Hu’u Villas
The perfect fusion of modern luxury and laid-back tropical vibes, Hu’u Villas is where you’ll find designer digs with five-star dining on your doorstep. Island style meets city sleek here, with a cluster of ten uber-chic and contemporary villas on Seminyak’s most hip and happening strip – a mere 2 minute walk to the famous Petitenget temple and white-sand beach. Choose from the one-bedroom lofts, the two-bedroom multi-storey pool villas, or go all-out with the three-bedroom villa. And if you’re travelling with a group? Hire out the lot, because these villas are interconnecting, meaning you can slide a few doors and have the entire villa resort to yourselves!
4. The Elysian
A boutique villa resort tucked away in central Seminyak, The Elysian is home to a fabulous collection of mostly one-bedroom villas, as well as an on-site restaurant and spa. Each abode is designed with both comfort and style in mind, with cool blue pools, spacious sun decks surrounded by tropical gardens and breezy indoor/outdoor living and dining spaces. We love the light-filled en-suite bathrooms, the high-ceilings and the sliding doors and windows – all the better for letting in those tropical breezes and rays of sunshine.
5. Villa Air
Surrounded by sprawling tropical gardens, Villa Air is a peaceful boutique resort and spa in the heart of Seminyak. Its unique design blends Balinese and Asian influences with Zen elements, and the result is a collection of one- and two-bedroom villas (plus one four-bedroom villa) that’s perfect for couples and friends. Minimalistic and stylish, these cosy abodes are the perfect base to explore Seminyak’s best bits – and the on-site spa is a must, too!
6. Maca Villas & Spa
Like its own tropical village in the heart of Seminyak, Maca Villas & Spa is made up of private pool villas, lush landscapes, a spa, and the ever-delish Masé Kitchen & Wine Bar. But back to those pool villas. Homely and innovative, each villa is soaked in natural sunlight, organic materials and plenty of fresh air thanks to the breezy living areas that seamlessly merge from the indoor semi-alfresco lounge area to the outside tropical garden. With one- and two-bedroom villas to choose from, these cosy and contemporary abodes are perfect for couples, friends and family.
7. Villa Kubu
An enchanting boutique villa resort nestled within lush, tropical gardens, Villa Kubu is a haven of serenity, with luscious one-, two-, three- and five-bedroom pool villas with full hotel services (spa, bar and restaurant, hello!). No two villas share the same design here, but each abode follows a blueprint of soft furnishings, contemporary Balinese artwork and calming ponds surrounded by leafy foliage. All of this just footsteps from the main Seminyak shopping strip…
Happy Seminyak holidays, Honeys!