Seminyak is the best option for those wanting incredible food, endless shopping and a close location to the beach. It boasts some of Bali’s best culinary experiences for breakfast lunch and dinner. Expect everything from modern, mouth-watering Japanese, to raw, whole-foods especially designed for those seeking vegan and paleo dishes.

Villa Kadek

Villa Kadek is located in the heart of Seminyak and is the ultimate luxury villa for those wanting to shop their heart out. Given its location the villa is surrounded by delicious cafes, restaurants and bars, and plenty of incredible shopping options. The villa itself offers 5 bedrooms sprawled amongst tropical gardens around a large private swimming pool.

With 10 staff, you will have plenty of help during your stay, including a gardener, cleaners, a chef (at extra cost) and even a personal guest assistant. Even the interiors of Villa Kadek consist of carefully selected earthy tones to compliment the senses – a truly calming escape.

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Villa Anam

Villa Anam is made up of two completely separate villas; Villa Anam-Ba and Villa Anam-Bo. The villas are located right in the centre of Seminyak and within walking distance from the beach. Facilities include 2 swimming pools, a gym, garden bar and BBQ, a rooftop yoga and meditation deck (that can also be used for sunset cocktails and lounging) and even a cinema room.

There are 2 master suites that boast king sized beds, flat screen TV’s, a lounge, walk-in robes and incredible ensuite bathrooms fitted with bathtubs. Each of the 8 guest bedrooms offer bright interiors giving the villa a unique flair, as well as offering air-conditioning, king size or twin share beds, TV & DVD players and private ensuites. In total, Villa Anam can sleep up to 20 people!

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Canggu is the destination for the ocean-inclined. It offers large stretches of beach, plenty of surf breaks and some fantastic beach bars, cafes and restaurants. Over the past 5 years, Canggu has transformed from a sleepy, beachside town, to a bustling town that attracts people of all ages and interests.

Villa Bunga Desa

This incredible villa is nestled in a quiet corner of Canggu, just 10 minutes drive from Seminyak and within walking distance to the beaches of both Berawa and Batu Belig. The villa boasts an incredible 7 bedrooms, hosting up to 14 people at a time, making it a great option for travelling groups and large families.

The villa offers a huge open-air living space, with a large dining area, and L-shaped sofa. The space stays the perfect temperature for relaxing days and balmy nights. Each of the luxurious bedrooms are inspired by the traditional houses of Suluwesi, with high wooden ceilings and timeless antiques furnishings and decorations. They contain all the amenities one needs for a comfortable stay including large beds, ocean, swimming pool and garden views and open-air ensuites.

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Villa Amabalama

Villa Ambalama is certainly one to exceed expectations. It is layered on the edge of one of Canggu’s beautiful scenic ridges, with surrounding views of green rice-fields which can be viewed from the villa’s 25-metre infinity pool. Amabalama boasts 5 luxurious bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, making it a more than comfortable stay for families or groups of any size.

The master suit sits alone in its own, two-story pavilion with a private swimming pool. You won’t feel as though if you’ve missed out if you’re staying in one of the guest rooms however; these each have their own pavilion for privacy and offer air-conditioning, large, four-post beds, an ensuite, private courtyard and chaise lounge.

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Ubud is known as the cultural hub of Bali and is perfect for those looking to get away from the tourist scene a little, but with plenty of options for cafes and things to do. It is known for it’s incredible yoga shalas and it’s market in the centre of town is a fantastic place to do your souvenir shopping as well as picking up some incredible, well-priced pieces for yourself (provided you’re good at bartering)!

Villa Amrita

Villa Amrita is located in the little village of Keliki on a cliffs edge in the lush, green Ubud. The villa overlooks both rice-fields and deep green rainforest, the ultimate combination of soothing surroundings. The living areas of the villa are perfect for a group of friends or family. A comfortable lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, and spacious dining room are all located within the villa and each receive an incredible breeze flowing from the mountains when the large sliding doors are opened up.

The villa boasts three luxurious bedrooms, each with private views over the forest below. Each contains fantastic amenities including iPod docks, flat screen TVs, lavish ensuite bathrooms, king sized beds, air-conditioning and incredible views from their private balconies.

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Villa Kamaniiya

For the ultimate in tranquillity and relaxation, a visit to Villa Kamaniiya, perched on the edge of Sayan Ridge in Ubud is an unsurpassed option. The villa is surrounded by thick, awe-inspiring rainforest and has been designed in such a way to make you feel as though you are living in the rainforest! The highlight of the villa is the incredible infinity pool that offers spectacular views.

The design and materials that make-up the house are absolutely breathtaking down to the smallest detail. Each of the 5 bedrooms brags a king-sized bed, private balcony, large ensuite with either bathtub or shower and the master suite even has a private jacuzzi. You can be assured plenty of personal space in the main living areas, with a reading room, family room, dining pavilion, huge veranda and outdoor balé for the perfect view of Ubud’s spectacular sunsets.

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Uluwatu is one of Bali’s most beautiful destinations. Small villages dotted with home-stays and villas sit atop the incredible cliffside that make up Uluwatu’s various towns. White sand beaches are plentiful and for the surfers, it is a paradise of endless reef breaks. Cafes and restaurants are dotted throughout Uluwatu, and there are plenty of things to see and do in surrounding towns.

Villa Cahaya

Perfect for a honeymoon or the ultimate beach holiday, Villa Cahaya is a beautifully designed home that sits atop Uluwatu’s famous cliff tops with world-class ocean views. The exceedingly well-groomed yard is the perfect spot to relax, sunbake, read a book or sip away at a cocktail. There is a swimming pool, cliff-side gazebo, large veranda, BBQ area, fitness room and tennis court to keep you endlessly entertained.

The villa encompasses 2 identical master suites on the top floor and 4 luxurious guest bedrooms down below. Each room has a private balcony, the master suites offering an incredible sunset view from theirs. It’s impossible to name just one highlight of this villa, instead it can be narrowed down to three; stunning ocean views, an outstanding swimming pool and the amazing in-house chefs that will have you waiting to see what they’re going to prepare next.

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Villa Angin Laut

Villa Angin Laut is located in the beautiful ocean side village of Ungasen, one of the Bukit Peninsula’s most sought after luxury destinations. An incredible infinity pool runs down the centre of the villa, giving it the ultimate sense of luxury and serenity. Make your way down the steps next to the villas to find yourself on a deserted white sand beach, a longing of many of Bali’s many visitors.

The villa possesses 1 master suite and 3 incredible guest rooms, the master suite occupying the entire second story to itself. Expect king-sized beds, opulent outdoor ensuites, expansive dressing rooms, air-conditioning, entertainment systems and more. Other lavish facilities include a pool-side gazebo, dining area, living room, media room, billiard room, spa pavilion, tennis court and fitness centre.

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Umalas is a fantastic location for those travelling with children. It is a quaint little town that sits between Canggu and Seminyak, giving you easy access to both areas, without the hassle of the hustle and bustle of each. Though you are not near the beach, Umalas still has plenty to offer in the way of cafes and restaurants and some fantastic little shops and markets.

Villa Galante

Villa Galante perfectly combines traditional Balinese interiors with ultra modern luxury. The villa presents a rustic, wooden look perfectly combined with some splashes of European stylings. Galante overlooks the beautiful rice-fields of Umalas, and is only a short drive from both Seminyak and Canggu – the feature that attracts many to Umalas.

Villa Galante can house up to 14 guests, with magnificent bedrooms that boast air-conditioning, large beds, ensuites, private balconies, entertainment systems and more. There is an 18 metre swimming pool located at the centre of the villa is surrounded by an amazing 2,500 square metres of tropical gardens as well as some fantastic facilities including a huge lounge and veranda, dining area, yoga room and fully-equipped kitchen.

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Villa Theo

Known for its expansive living and dining areas, Villa Theo is the ultimate villa for large groups of people, whether for a wedding, birthday or just a group getaway. The large pavilions that make up the villa surround a 20-metre infinity pool, by which you can relax by to your hearts content. Features of the villa include a private spa, expansive garden, dining area and 5 opulent bedrooms.

Each bedroom offers a king-sized bed, veranda, air-conditioning, beautiful teak flooring and high rooftops. Private ensuites can also be found in each, with outdoor rain showers to provide you with the ultimate tropical experience. The highlight of Villa Theo is the incredible artwork that is scattered throughout the place. From unique sculptures to huge paintings, you will find a new piece each time you walk through the house.

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