Top Villas in Bali
The design of this villa, although contemporary, is inspired by the Colonial-Javanese plantation houses of the 19th century and comes with five staff, including a a chef and butler. Villa Tjitrap is a 15-minute walk from Seminyak’s main shopping strips and remains a quiet retreat in one of Bali’s commercial hives. The poolside lounge area, with sun-drenched deck, is surrounded by lush manicured lawns and coconut palms and is the perfect place to unwind after a day of retail therapy.
Hartland Estate, Ubud
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Seeking wellness? Hartland Estate is the place for you. Built in traditional Javanese style, it sits on the slopes of the Sayan Ridge and has five all-natural standalone suites. There's a saltwater infinity pool, outdoor yoga decks and two meditation gazebos for those who want to centre themselves. It's a seven-minute drive from the centre of Ubud, where you can enjoy local produce among the rice paddies at raw-food eatery Sari Organik (off Jalan Subak Sok Wayah) and a relaxing chakra treatment at Sacred River Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan.
Villa Latitude, Uluwatu
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The stunning sunset – best viewed from the infinity pool – is only one of the charms of this six-bedroom hideaway on the Bukit Peninsula. There’s a butler on call 24 hours a day, a personal chef and a chauffeur-driven car. Party in the entertainment pavilion, outdoor Jacuzzis and karaoke lounge or kick back and watch the antics of the turtles, dugongs, manta rays and migrating pilot whales in the waters below. In Uluwatu, head to cliff-side Delpi Waroeng for views of the barrelling surf break or the luxe Karma Beach Bali for Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
Villa Lulito, Petitenget/Seminyak
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Dressed in white with window shutters and Caribbean-inspired décor, this stylish two-storey holiday home dazzles in daylight, as do the Insta-worthy pool and bright outdoor living spaces. Fit for a group or family, it sleeps eight and is equipped with pool toys, games and a children’s room decked out with bunk beds. Villa Lulito is also within walking distance of some of the best tables in town: popular sunset spot Ku De Ta, upmarket eateries on Jalan Petitenget including tropical pool club Mrs Sippy Bali, and Miami-inspired Bikini.
Villa Voyage, Nusa Lembongan
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Bang on the beachfront at Sandy Bay, this safari-inspired five-bedroom villa is all white and natural timber with large outdoor areas for lounging. Close to Devils Tears, where waves violently lash the cliffs, creating a thunderous roar, Voyage has a pimped-up outrigger for daytrips, replete with Emilio Pucci cushions and chef-prepared gourmet picnics.
Des Indes Villas, Seminyak
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Located within a stone's throw of Seminyak's best dining spots, this five-bedroom joglo features two interlinking villas, each with their own living areas, making it ideal for an intergenerational knees-up. Oozing colonial charm, the plantation shutters, Balinese antiques and chic daybeds are the ultimate interior inspiration.
Arnalaya Beach House, Canggu
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With its minimalist design and living areas that look straight off the cover of Architectural Digest, this sprawling five-bedroom, 18-guest beachfront estate can sleep you and your whole posse. Equipped with a private tennis court and a gym with a personal trainer on request, it also caters for those who prefer to squat rather than sleep on holiday.
Kaba Kaba Estate, Tabanan
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A vast eight-bedroom estate set among three acres of immaculately manicured gardens in Bali's remote Tabanan regency, this villa is dressed to impress. Fitted out with contemporary art, four swimming pools, a full-size tennis court, croquet lawn, adults' and kids' bikes and a liqueur and cigar menu, it's a stay worthy of royalty.
Pandawa Cliff Estate, Uluwatu
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Perched high on Bali's Bukit Peninsula, this imposing Uluwatu estate could sleep a small army. Comprising of four villas and a total of 21 bedrooms, the villas can host 42 adults and the digs includes a small outdoor amphitheatre, a cliff-side infinity pool and squash and tennis courts.
Red Door Villa, Canggu
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This stylish riverfront villa overlooks Pererenan's hypnotic rice fields and features sprawling landscaped gardens and an outdoor massage pavilion. The open-plan space is decorated with contemporary Scandi-style furnishings and Indonesian ikat textiles, and two of the four bedrooms have couple's rain showers.