It’s not too late. There are still some fab party pads and lovely private villas awaiting you in Bali. So let your fingers do the walking, crack out the credit card and book yourself a well-earned December break. Then book your Christmas lunch here.
Don’t fancy living the party 24/7 up at the main W resort? Then opt for one of the modern and contemporary W Villas. Think private plunge pools, comfy sun lounges, hidden bale day beds and relaxing interiors with state-of-the-art entertainment systems in a completely soundproofed villa tucked away from the world outside. Lie down on Egyptian cotton sheets in the bedroom and luxuriate in the terrazzo bathtubs with W branded BLISS spa products on hand. All you have to do is rock up with a bottle of bubbles and some good company. This is resort villa living at its best.
This super funky, two-storey villa sits right next door to Mozaic Beach Club and W Retreat & Spa, with amazing views of Batubelig beach. The five bedrooms are air-conditioned, and decorated with soft, comfortable furnishings. Light fills the rooms in the day, and the waves outside provide the perfect soundtrack for sleeping. The stunning lounge and dining area sits up to 12, and the garden-slash-pool area is both spacious and incredibly private. The staff are fantastic, and you’re literally only a short walk from some of the best beachfront bars in the world. What more could you ask for? Perfect for larger groups.
Villa LeGa, Jl. Batu Belig, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Seminyak, p. +62 361 737498.
At last, a colonial, plantation style villa done right. Stunning white washed contemporary minimalism is order of the day here – in fact, we’re certain you’ll think that you’ve drifted off into Kubrick’s 2001. The space is opulent to say the least, and the open plan living areas overlook a gorgeous centerpiece swimming pool with a unique semi-outdoor dining space at the far end. Perfect for entertainers, the villa offers a state of the art sound system, flat screen TV with satellite channels, well stocked library and board game to accommodate players of all ages. Private chef, butler services, in-villa spa treatments are available upon request.
One of our favourite designer villas on the island, The Layar is a spectacular design-led villa resort in the heart of Seminyak and a stone’s throw from the hot spots in the likes of Townhouse, Ku De Ta and Hu’u. Cutting-edge contemporary architecture and ultra-chic interiors make each of the 23 villas a unique and very private retreat set within their own landscaped garden. Check out the open-plan living room and mezzanine media room, and be sure to make good use of your private chef to cater to your group. In-villa spa treatments are also available should you not feel like venturing too far from your abode. Super cool villa living doesn’t come much classier or more chic than a Christmas stay at The Layar.
If you’re looking to make a serious style statement, Atas Ombak is just the place you may be looking for. Space is what Atas Ombak is known for, and there’s literally acres of beautiful tropical gardens and ocean views that stretches into infinity. The huge swimming pool is situated just meters from the beachfront, and there’s great surf perfect for the kids to play in about ten feet from the deck loungers, daybeds and day bales. The contemporary beach styled lounge and dining area is situated in a huge open sided pavilion, which makes Atas Ombak a stunning option for large families or groups of friends. A beautiful property that embodies a classic refined tropical Balinese style.
Atas Ombak, Jl Batu Belig Kerobokan, Seminyak, p. +62 361 737498.