The 25 minus 2 best villas to stay at in Bali
Best villas for large groups
You might not realise it at first, but finding a large villa in Bali with more than four 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 villas and villa complexes to fit a large group.
1. Villas for large groups:
The size of this villa complex could not be bigger – we are talking 29 bedrooms. There is also the plethora of facilities laid out for you – a spa, home cinema, gym, upstairs yoga lounge, pool table, wine cellar and the list goes on. It is not just its central location – a few minutes’ walk to Double6 beach and to the restos of Seminyak – its five private pools, its 29 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, that can fit up to 75 people. It is all about the smiles and excellent service offered from Meigi, the villa manager, the butler, the staff and the chef that will make you fall head over heels in love with this villa complex.
2. Villas for large groups:
Wear your best frock, take your besties and get ready for the party of your life! We are talking 2 entertainment rooms (with sound proofing), bars, sound systems and disco lights. And to this add 3 sunken pool bars, 3 private pools and 3 karaoke rooms to test your singing skills. The 19 bedrooms of the villas – all with en-suite luxury bathrooms – will comfortably fit everyone you love. The villas’ staff and villa manager 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!
3. Villas for large groups:
The epitome of luxury and the best villa for a big group. Sally 17bed villa has nine pools and nine private villas to choose from. Though we don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, some of the highlights of this villa complex include a home cinema room, a massage set up with rice field view, a 17m pool (that is one of the 9 private pools), an exotic garden, 2 roof top terraces, private gardens and open-air bathtubs in two master bedrooms and an ultra-central location in the heart of Berawa.
4. Villas for large groups:
This is a complex of four ultra modern villas in trendy Berawa, that escape the norm of the typical Bali pool villas. Every villa has a spacious lounge area with glass windows that overlook each of the four private pools. Comfortable sofas and smart flat screen TVs, western style kitchens and large 10pax dining tables are featured in the lounge areas. There is also an outdoor BBQ, chilling space and sun loungers. The four master bedrooms are larger in size and all bedroom suites have high quality bedding to guarantee a great night’s sleep. And let’s not forget the private balconies on the second floor of each villa and the luxury en-suite bathrooms – some do come with a bathtub and two sinks, while all have showers.
5. Villas for large groups:
If you like space and are a big group, you are in for a treat here. The two 5-bed and 3-bed villas are spread over 1,600m2 of land and share two 20m and 7m private pools. You will also get a private bar with a 70-inch ultra-high-definition smart TV and a gym for your daily workouts. The villas are located minutes from the beach and Eat Street in the very heart of Seminyak.
6. Villas for large groups:
In Bali’s hipster capital, Canggu, lies Amore 16bed villa complex that comprises of four 4bed villas. The villas are a mixture of modern and Balinese architecture. The spacious air-conditioned, enclosed areas include ultra-modern kitchens, living rooms and dining areas overlooking the pools. Outside, there are Bale pavilions with extra seating space and second smaller living room areas. 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. Villas for large groups:
This 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 a group of up to 26 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 3km away from the beach.
8. Villas for large groups:
With 3 pools, 9 bedrooms, 3 pool tables, many big smiles from the staff and within walking distance of Berawa beach, nothing can go wrong! Tamantis 9bed villas have a homey feeling, but do not skimp on luxury. The three interconnected 3bed villas are perfect for a big party. Each villa is independent with its own pool, dining room, living room and kitchenette, which is ideal for secluding yourself from the rest of the group if needed. There is also a separate area in each villa that has a pool table so multiply this by three for one too many pool table matches with your friends.
9. Villas for large groups:
Three 3bed spacious villas to triple the luxury you are looking for and all this in Canggu’s most desired neighbourhood. This complex can fit up to 23 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.
Best villas for easy beach access
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 by the beach or in walking distance of the beach is a great 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 within walking distance of the beach.
10. Beachfront villa:
A true beachfront villa located at Pantai Lima (next to Pererenan beach) is the best sanctuary for those seeking a peaceful Bali holiday. Having said that, the villa is a few minutes walk from boho beach club, La Brisa, as well as the restaurants and cafés of Echo Beach and Pererenan. Do not worry, while maintaining your peace and quiet, you will not be deprived of Canggu’s hipster food and night scene. As for the villa, it will definitely not disappoint you with its 20m pool with ocean view, kids’ pool, jacuzzi, floating yoga Shala and tennis court. The bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms and three of out of six of them come with splendid ocean views.
11. Villas within a short walk of the beach:
A completely different concept to what you’re used to in Bali, this industrial, modern, chic 4bed villa is also within walking distance of the beach and Potato Head Beach Club. 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. And if you want to retreat to your bedroom suites, you should know that they all come with a smart TV with Netflix.
12. Villas within a short walk of the beach:
Marton 3bed villa is an excellent pick for a family. The villa features an enclosed living area with a smart TV, a dining area, a fully equipped modern kitchen, and three outdoor lounge areas. There is also a downstairs entertainment room with another smart TV, a pool table, and multigym equipment. And the best part? You will be given 2 VIP Finns cards for free upon checking in. The villa is within walking distance of Berawa Beach, Finns Beach Club, and Atlas Beach Fest.
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 things you need to take. In order to help you out as much as we can, we have tried to select our very best kid-friendly villas.
13. Kid-friendly villas:
Designed for a large group, these two 6bed interconnected villas form a big 12bed villa complex with plenty of family amenities. There are 2 private pools the young ones can enjoy, as well as two family rooms, one with 2 bunk beds that can fit up to 4 people and one with 2 single and 2 double beds that can fit up to 6 guests. One of the family rooms is also interconnected to a twin bedroom suite. The villas come with a 5-star service from breakfast (included in the price) to a choice of lunch and dinners from the villa’s chef (at extra cost). Baby sitter, high chair, baby cot and pool fence can also be arranged at extra cost.
14. Kid-friendly villas:
The kids will definitely love the 20m private pool of this villa and the grass area that surrounds it. This is a spacious villa set in 1.400sqm of land that gives the little ones plenty of space to run and play around. The 500 sqm. living room pavilion has a comfy dining area designed for breakfasts, lunches and dinners to fit the whole family. There is also the air-conditioned TV room with its smart TV to keep children entertained, while parents can relax and order an in-house massage or two. Last but not least, the friendly staff, butler and villa manager can give a hand in need to parents.
15. Kid-friendly villas:
A tucked away oasis for kids in Umalas with a 25m semi-Olympic pool and a separate kids’ pool. Space here goes to another level as the villa is spread over 2.600 sqm. There is also the huge grass area at the back with the trampoline that the little ones cannot but love. Ask the villa chef to prepare a margarita pizza in the traditional oven. Let the kids watch their favourite movie in the home cinema room. For the older kids, we have a fully equipped gym and a pool table to keep them also entertained. And do choose the two master bedrooms with their plunge pools. The little ones can splash around, while the parents lie down and relax in their spacious bedroom suite.
16. Kid friendly villas:
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, while baby sitter, baby cot and pool fence can be arranged at extra cost. 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.
17. Kid friendly villas:
A modern 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 enjoy a glass of chilled wine at sunset. The villa also offers a free cot and high chair for your little ones.
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 have 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 that fits everybody’s needs, 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.
18. Villas for a friends’ get together:
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.
19. Villas for a friends’ get together:
A large villa to fit a large group right in the center of the action in Seminyak and not far from the beach. The villa’s facilities will make it hard for you to leave the villa and will guarantee a great time with your friends. There is a pool table and tables for playing cards, a spa for massages, a yoga space, a gym and even a home theater. You can also select your favourite wine from the villa’s wine cellar, order an in-house BBQ and enjoy it in one of the two dining areas by the two pools. Nights call for endless chit chat with a glass of wine or two and when you are ready to leave the villa – we know it can be hard – Mexicola, Mirror Lounge, La Favela, Potato Head or Kudeta beach club are all there waiting for you.
20. Villas for a friends’ get together:
The most luxurious villa for a group of friends that do not want to compromise on quality or location. Newly built in November 2022, this villa features 980 sqm. of living space and is in walking distance of Café del Mar and the beach. We literally do not know where to start when it comes to the villa’s facilities. Entering the villa, you will find the BBQ area by the pool with a JBL party box 1000 portable speaker. There are plenty of chilling areas from a fancy dining area, a step-down living room (on the same level as the pool, which gives the sensation you are floating on water) to an open-air lounge area with a jaw dropping view. And as for things to do, let’s get started with the entertainment TV room that has a bar and a piano, continue to the steam room, jacuzzi and spa and end with the yoga Shala. And that’s not all: on the 4th floor, where the villa boasts the best view, you can sit back on the rattan swing chair or bean bag and elevate your Shisha experience by placing real fruits inside.
21. Villas for a friends’ get together:
It does not get more luxurious than this. Imagine your private home cinema, a Zen inspired Japanese garden just for you 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 massage set up with two massage beds. Upstairs there is a private rooftop terrace with frangipanis and palms. The four bedroom suites are to die for, while the location couldn’t be more central. Do we need to say more?
22. Villas for a friends’ get together:
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 manage 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 in 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 island or a party island? Will you come as a 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.
23. Romantic villas:
Definitely the most romantic villa in Bali, strictly for two. Hidden away in the heart of Berawa, 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 enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many restaurants Canggu has to offer.
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