Villa Kubu's plush, private pool villas in the prime Seminyak locale offer a luxurious escape for couples and families looking for a tranquil spot in Bali, Indonesia
Picture waking up to the trickling of water fountains and glorious sunlight glinting off your private pool – paradise perfected. Welcome to Villa Kubu: an enchanting boutique villa hotel nestled within lush, tropical gardens in the heart of buzzy Seminyak – Bali’s hippest and most stylish district.
This haven of serenity boasts luscious villas and full hotel services – making it the base camp for soaking up Bali‘s best, including its unparalleled natural beauty, rich culture and legendary sunset bars.
With 17 sprawling pool villas, offering a choice of one to three bedrooms, the hotel not only suits loved-up couples but big families as well. No two villas share the same design, but each follows a blueprint of soft furnishings, contemporary Balinese artwork and calming ponds surrounded by leafy foliage.
We were housed at Villa 10, a romantic one-bedroom premium spa villa, with his-and-hers day beds and a semi outdoors garden bathroom complete with a jacuzzi tub for mind-melting soaks. Coupled with in-room dining (hallelujah!) and check-ins to the spa (massages can be taken poolside or in-villa too!) for divine rubdowns and facials), leaving the comforts of our villa proved to be a real struggle.
But what tipped the scales to pure luxury was the VIP treatment we received. From airport transfers to restaurant and tour reservations (even made prior to our arrival), the Kubu Koncierge service had all our logistics covered.
In between beach bliss and sunset o’clock
A short stroll from Seminyak’s main streets, yet far enough to be away from traffic snarls, Villa Kubu‘s quiet locale off the main road and private walled gardens made us feel like we were the only people for miles – a welcome respite for crowd-weary city dwellers like us.
Tan-hungry, we wiled away mornings on Seminyak’s immaculate beach (only four minutes away) before exploring the streets’ abundant boutiques, galleries and bars. Dinners before fab sunset drinks in Bali’s best beach clubs were taken in our villas (in between lie-ins on our cosy daybeds) or at at the lovely Oasis Restaurant and Bar, Villa Kubu’s Mediterranean-style resto which serves up international fare made with organic, locally-sourced produce.
And if you’ve got the little ones in tow…
Villa Kubu‘s two and three-bedroom villas are child-friendly retreats with fully air-conditioned movie rooms (with a whopping 74 TV channels), huge selections of toys and all the accessories you need for the kids, including high chairs, baby cots, pool fences and car seats. Want to rekindle the romance? The villa offers nanny services so you can breathe easy on your night out.
If you’ve got picky eaters on your hands, cook up a storm in your villa’s fully-equipped kitchen or take your pick from the kid’s menu – it’s packed with tasty treats for the smalls! The villa even caters BBQs, so you can kick back with juicy beef slabs and frothy Bintangs while the kids splash around in the pool.
Got the whole extended family or entire gang with you? Head to LataLiana Villas, Villa Kubu’s sister property, a massive villa estate promising the ultimate tropical luxe experience. The eight-bedroom estate is made up of LataLiana I (five bedrooms) LataLiana II (two bedrooms) and the Annexe which is a one-bedroom suite on the property.
At this impressive enclave, you can rest assured that all your needs will be taken care of (it’s manned by 22-full time staff!) while you luxuriate in its Insta-ready private pools, plush furnishings and in-villa spa services. Only 250m from Seminyak’s most gorgeous stretch of beach, the swanky estate is minutes away from Bali’s best watering holes, making it the locale for you to experience all of Seminyak’s action on foot.
For your next vacay to the Island of the Gods, we recommend bringing a huge gaggle of girlfriends, and get ready to paint Seminyak red from the comforts of these gorgeous three-bedroom villas…