The 20 best villas to stay in Bali
Best villas for large groups
You might not realise it at first, but finding a large villa in Bali with more than 9 bedrooms is not an easy task. Having done the homework for you, we would like to present the best of the gems we’ve found in Canggu and Seminyak. So here is our list of our top 9bed and more villas.
1. Mandira 17bed villa complex
The epitome of luxury and the best villa for a big group. Mandira 17bed villa complex is a brand new complex in Berawa that has nine pools to choose from. Though we don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, some of the highlights of this villa include a home cinema room, a second Joglo style living room overlooking the rice fields, private gardens for the two bedrooms downstairs and a rooftop terrace with frangipanis and palms.
2. Pandora 14bed complex
If you want to have a truly Balinese experience but do not want to compromise on anything including location, you have found your villa. It has five pools to choose from including the main super large pool, a restaurant and a gym. Though not a beachfront hotel, it is in walking distance of Berawa Beach and Finns Beach Club. It is also in close proximity to the many cafés and restaurants of Pantai Berawa street.
3. Blibli 9bed villa complex
Three 3bed spacious villas to triple the luxury you are looking for and all this in Canggu’s most wanted neighbourhood. This complex can fit up to 18 people and offers three pools, three fully equipped kitchens and three living rooms and dining areas. The bedrooms have everything you might need including en-suite luxury bathrooms, AC and mosquito nets. The villas are also fully staffed to make sure your every wish comes true within seconds.
4. Tamantis 9bed villas
With 3 pools, 9 bedrooms, 3 pool tables, many big smiles from the staff and walking distance from Berawa beach nothing can go wrong! Tamantis 9bed villas have a homey feeling but do not skimp on luxury. The 3 interconnected 3bed villas are ideal for a big party. Each villa is independent with its own pool, dining, living room and kitchenette, which is ideal for secluding yourself from the rest of the group if needed. What also comes in handy is the bedding arrangement, which can be a common problem for a big group. Not so here! All the bedrooms can be converted to a double or twin and an extra single bed can be added on top.
5. Cassia & Tara 14bed villas
Wear your best frock, take your besties and get ready for the party of your life! We are talking 2 entertainment rooms (one with sound proofing), bars, sound systems and disco lights. And to this add 2 sunken pool bars, 2 private pools and 2 karaoke rooms to test your singing skills. The 14 bedrooms of the villas – all with en-suite luxury bathrooms – will comfortably fit everyone you love. The villas’ staff and chef will take care of the rest. You just need to sit down, suntan with a mojito or two in hand or dance until you drop. The choice is yours!
6. Hakuba 16bed villa complex
In Bali’s hipster capital called Canggu lies Hakuba 16bed villa complex that comprises of four 4bed villas. The villas are a mixture of modern and Balinese architecture. The spacious communal areas include an ultra-modern kitchen, a living room and a dining area overlooking the pool. Outside there is a Bale pavillion with extra seating space and a second smaller living room area. And we saved the best for last. Each villa has a mini spa between the two bedrooms upstairs. The spa includes two massage tables for a much needed in-home massage.
7. Oceana 12bed villa
This 12bed villa seriously offers the best value for money for a big group. It is located in the very heart of Canggu and its 12 bedrooms can accommodate up to 24 people. We love its Joglo style huts all overlooking the pool. We also love the fact that it is only 2 minutes away from the cafés and restaurants of Batu Bolong street and just 1.5km away from the beach.
Best villas within a short walk to the beach
In Bali it is quite hard to find beachfront villas and beach hotels, at least in the more touristy Canggu and Seminyak areas. Therefore, finding a villa that is in walking distance to the beach is a good enough deal. If it comes with all the extra comforts you are looking for, then you are set for a great opportunity you should not miss out on. Below is our list of our very best villas in walking distance to the beach.
8. Sanctuary 6bed villa
Tucked away on a quiet road just off the centre of Petitenget in Seminyak, these are two interconnected 3bed villas. The villas are in walking distance of the beach and the famous Potato Head Beach Club. They offer double the luxury you are looking for with two pools, two gardens, two dining areas and living rooms and two fully equipped kitchens.
9. Villa da Vinci
A completely different concept to what you’re used in Bali, this industrial modern chic 4bed villa is also in walking distance of the beach and Potato Head Beach Club. In fact, it is located on the same road as Sanctuary 6bed villas. The open air living room next to the pool is perfect for all day relaxation Bali style, while the fully equipped kitchen will allow you to experiment with Indonesian cuisine.
10. Padma 4bed villa
Padma 4bed villa consists of two 2bed villas within a villa complex. As well as the two pools, fully equipped kitchens and dining areas of the villas, the complex offers a restaurant, gym and a third large communal pool. Nested in the heart of Berawa, the villas are in walking distance of Berawa Beach and Finns Beach Club.
Best villas that offer all family comforts
We know that going on a vacation with your kids is not an easy task. You might end up taking ten suitcases for just two days as there is so much extra stuff needed for the children. The younger the kids, the more the things you need to take. In order to help you out as much as we can, we tried to select our very best kid friendly villas.
11. Banyan Tree 3bed villa
A Joglo style villa that will make you feel immediately at home, set in a convenient location and in walking distance of the beach. The villa offers a free cot for an infant, while family downtime is facilitated by the DVD player in the inner living room next to the master bedroom. Ask at reception and they will give you a selection of movies including kids’ movies. What’s more, the villa is within a villa complex that has a restaurant and offers room service until late. However, the most important asset of this villa is the extremely helpful staff that are here to make your every wish come true.
12. Dim Sum 2bed villa
A brand new 2bed villa perfect for a family that does not want to miss out on any of its home comforts. The clever layout of the villa gives you a private tropical terrace next to the master bedroom suite upstairs. Let the kids play in the pool or let them watch a movie in the living room area, while you can enjoy a glass of chilled wine at sunset. The villa also offers a free cot and highchair for your little ones.
13. Keluarga 3bed villa
True to its name (keluarga means family in the Indonesian language), this private oasis will seriously upgrade your Bali holiday. The pool area and sun deck of the villa are perfect for all day sun tanning. The villa provides a high chair and two bicycles for free in case you feel like exploring the area. The villa also offers a breakfast to die for. It includes a selection of eggs benedict, ham and cheese crepe, banana pancake and mushroom bruschetta, just to name a few.
14. Iman 2bed villa
Located in Bali’s Seminyak, this is the perfect villa to spend some quality time with your family. The villa offers a private pool, fully equipped kitchen and dining/living room area next to the pool. The villa also provides a cot for free, while there is free shuttle service to drive you to Kuta or Seminyak Square or Legian. As it is part of a villa complex, you will have access to its restaurant and spa. Not to forget to mention that there is room service until late.
Best villas for a friends’ get together
You have been planning this for a while, discussed it with your friends over ten thousand times and finally found the dates that suit everyone. During your break at work, you are surfing the internet and daydreaming of your Bali holiday. But then you realise that finding a larger villa within budget is not as easy as it seems. Well that’s why we are here. Below is our list of our best villas for a friends’ get together.
15. Amour 4bed villa
It does not get more luxurious than this. Imagine your private home cinema, a Zen inspired Japanese garden just for you, a Wii games console and an ultra large 17m * 5m pool overlooking the rice fields. The villa also offers an ultra-modern kitchen, a spacious dining room, a living room and a second Joglo style living room. Upstairs there is a private rooftop terrace with frangipanis and palms. Do we need to say more?
16. Cassia or Tara 7bed villas
Take all your loved ones and book one of these 2 identical 7bed villas (Cassia or Tara). With an entertainment room, a karaoke room, a sunken pool bar, barbecue equipment and chef, you will definitely find things to keep you busy. And if you decide to step out of this newly found paradise and discover the area, there are lots and lots of trendy cafés and gourmet restaurants – some of Berawa’s finest – literally on your doorstep. Or you can just go to the beach and work on your suntan while watching the surfers throw some aerials.
17. Cantik 6bed villa
A Javanese inspired 6bed villa that includes two interconnected 3bed villas – this is large enough for a group of friends. You will have two pools to choose from plus one third ultra large communal pool. The villas are in a convenient location close to the many cafés and restaurants of Berawa. They are also in walking distance of Finns Beach Club and Berawa Beach.
18. Kumara 6bed villa
The ideal tropical escape you were looking for with your friends in Bali. We know you don’t want to compromise on quality and we also know you are on a budget. These two 3bed villas manages to fit both of your needs. And one thing is sure, you will not want to leave your newly found paradise. Experiment with some Indonesian cuisine at the fully equipped kitchen in each villa or order dinner in. And at night Berawa’s vibrant nightlife is just minutes away. Time to party!
Best villas to discover true romance
Is Bali a romantic or a party island? Do you come as couple and end up single due to the island’s many temptations? Well, the truth lies somewhere in the middle as the island offers a bit of both. In order not to disappoint our little lovebirds, please find below our list of our most romantic villas that won’t hurt your pocket.
19. Water Lily 1bed villa
Definitely the most romantic villa in Bali, strictly for two. Hidden away at Echo Beach, this villa is a haven for honeymooners. Enjoy your private villa with your other half. Take breakfast in bed if you wish, suntan all day by the pool and order a candlelit dinner for two at night. If you feel like stepping out of your villa, you can always order a cocktail at the complex’s bar area next to the large communal pool.
20. Hideaway Tropical Villa
This romantic 1bed villa is perfect for a couple looking to revive their romance in Bali. The villa includes a lavish tropical garden, a master suite bedroom overlooking the pool area and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. What’s more, it is part of a complex that also offers a restaurant and spa area.
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