Epic mountain views, stunning natural designs and luxurious villas up high - here are just 5 reasons why we LOVE Alta Vista Bali...
It’s no secret that we love a sun-soaked beachfront getaway at any one of Bali’s dazzling coastlines. But when there’s a retreat that’s so aesthetically stunning, so spectacularly designed and so beautifully hidden high up in Bali’s mountainous highlands, you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll be swapping our sandy escape for a luxury mountain adventure any day of the week. In fact, we’d shout about it from the mountaintops…
Well, consider this our mountaintop and get ready to hear us holler, because Alta Vista Bali Mountain Villa is without doubt the most jaw-dropping abode around. It’s a world-class luxury villa dazzlingly disguised in the mountains of North Bali, and at 5,200 square-metres square, it’s also one of the largest single villa properties on the island. With just five bedrooms dotted across its enormous expanse, this is luxury living at its very best.
And while we could think of a million reasons why we’re so smitten with this sensational property, here are 5 of our fave features that have us hooked.
Reason One: The unspoilt nature and jaw-dropping views
Like the “Yin” to South Bali’s “Yang”, the North of Bali is rich in luscious landscapes, tranquil mountain ranges and untouched verdant valleys – quite the contrast to the hustle and bustle of Seminyak’s shopping scene in the south. And just like this perfect balance of tranquility vs activity, Alta Vista Bali is a stunning, contemporary estate surrounded by unspoilt natural beauty and jaw-dropping views from sunrise to sunset. It’s a world away from Bali’s busy resort areas or buzzing nightlife strips, yet still offers an itinerary full of epic adventures. You can balance out your Bali bucket list of beach clubs and boutiques with traditional Balinese experiences, authentic culture, and pristine, rural surroundings. So bring a sense of adventure and don’t forget to pack a camera, because you’ll want to see this great outdoors in all its greatness.
Reason Two: The cool mountain climate and starry night skies
There’s nothing like diving into one of Bali’s glittering bays to get a break from the the humidity of Bali’s lowlands – that is, unless you’ve had the pleasure of plunging into a refreshing rock pool at one of Alta Vista Bali’s nearby waterfalls. You see, up here on Alta Vista Bali’s mountain ridge (a whopping 1800 meters above sea level) the climate is much cooler, which brings with it an abundance of gorgeous flora and fauna. Forests, flower fields and agricultural plantations are especially lush, thanks to the high-altitude sunlight and mountain-fresh rainfall, which give way to clear night skies and the Milky Way in all its splendour. And with the gentle, far away glow of coastal communities like Singaraja twinkling like a sea of jewels below, there’s no light pollution up here, making star-spotting a nightly (and utterly fabulous) pastime.
Reason Three: The natural designs and eco-friendly features
Turns out, going back to nature doesn’t always mean muddy hikes or Tarzan and Jane-style adventures. Offering a luxurious perspective of Bali’s natural landscapes, Alta Vista Bali is in total harmony with nature, with five-star, eco-friendly features to boot. Skillfully designed to blend seamlessly with the mountain terrain and surrounding village ambience, the estate is flanked by greenery, stone facades, serene reflecting pools and slate waterfalls that are fed by natural mountain spring water. These pools are surrounded by lush, verdant vegetation and manicured gardens, punctuated by pavilions with panoramic views – just perfect for morning or afternoon wind downs. The free form, ever-trickling infinity pool is the centrepiece – a piece of visual and auditory art at the heart of the estate. The pool and Jacuzzi are both heated by eco-friendly heat pumps, both of which just beg for nighttime dips amid the chilly evening air, directly next to the blazing poolside fireplace. It doesn’t get more blissful than that…. (Actually it does – read on!)
Reason Four: The luxe boudoirs and five-star amenities
Bright, breezy, and oh-so spacious. The stunning villa bedrooms of Alta Vista Bali are a sight to be seen, ingeniously merging modern lines with traditional elements of Balinese architecture. Out of all five bedrooms, the jewel in the crown is without doubt the Arcadia Suite, sitting at the highest point of the property with the best views around. Amidst the wood, stone and natural rattan, the suite is kitted out in bespoke designer furniture and the most fabulous five-star amenities, from the enormous walk-in wardrobe and Apaiser stone bath tub, to the gorgeous armchairs, sleek lounge and stunning wooden deck that can host fresh al fresco breakfasts or romantic starlit dinners. Swoon! And then there’s the cuisine. Oh, that Alta Vista Bali cuisine… The resident chef uses the freshest ingredients from nearby mountains and farms to create the most scrumptious dishes around – as varied as they are delicious. From Balinese and Indonesian staples, to international classics done right, consider your appetite well and truly satiated here.
Reason Five: The awesome adventures and nearby attractions
With its elevated address a world away from south Bali’s nightlife, shopping districts and cafe culture, North Bali’s attractions take you off the beaten path to more remote and culturally rich destinations that few get to experience. For starters, Alta Vista Bali is close to the beautiful and scenic caldera lakes of Lake Beratan, Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan. Explore the nearby villages and you’ll also find the famous floating Balinese Ulun Danu Temple, vibrant and colourful markets, quaint shops, incredible local cuisine, flower and vegetable farms, strawberry fields and even waterfalls! Head further north to the coast for a spot of dolphin watching, snorkelling and scuba diving, or just stay local for a round of golf at the world-renowned Handara Golf Course, just 10 minutes away from Alta Vista Bali…