A Natural Wonder
“Bali is a tropical paradise brimming with cultural treasures and natural wonders”
Holiday-makers from across the globe have long considered the Indonesian isle of Bali a tropical Garden of Eden. Situated in the Indonesian archipelago and enjoying a mild warm climate throughout the year, Bali lures tourists from all over the world for its varied landscape of volcanic mountains, green hills, white and black beaches, picturesque rice terraces and distinct cultural and spiritual lifestyle.
“Once a backpacker’s haven, Bali is now home to an increasing number of luxurious villas and resorts”
Known as the “Island of the Gods”, Bali was initially a favoured spot for backpackers travelling on a shoestring, but as the tourism industry matured, the island achieved a much more upmarket feel and today offers some of the best accommodation in the world.
One of the reasons that the island has become so popular with overseas visitors is because of easy accessibility via Denpasar’s International Airport. Bali also offers visitors a thriving luxury villa rental market, in addition to the many five-star hotels and boutique resorts in various parts of the island.
Bali’s wide selection of extravagant private villas, many of which feature breathtaking design and architectural features, modern amenities and a dedicated team of staff. Depending on the villa, staff may include butlers, concierge staff and even private chefs.
"The areas near Seminyak offer an ideal base for travellers renting a private villa on Bali"
The most popular locations for luxury private villas on Bali are centred around the villages along the south west coast near Seminyak. The area is known as the birthplace of the Bali tourism industry and remains a thriving hub packed with restaurants, boutiques, bars and clubs to keep night owls busy once the sun has set on the town’s glorious beaches.
Kuta’s main beach continues north to Legian and Seminyak where the feel gets distinctly more upscale with hip restaurants and luxury boutique hotels. Many private villas are also located in these areas, they guests enjoying the wide range of entertainment options and a sophisticated choice of shopping and dining.
"Ubud is surrounded by a wealth of sparkling natural treasures"
Tucked away in Bali’s interior, the town of Ubud has become the spiritual and cultural centre of the island and was made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert’s legendary memoir, Eat Pray Love. Ubud is comprises several villages nestled between a blanket of rice terraces, and offers a quaint hideaway for yogis and travellers alike.
The outskirts of the town are a mecca for people looking for private villas that come with a distinctive touch of Balinese culture. These fine villas make up for the lack of nearby ocean by commanding excellent views of the jungle, valleys or rice terraces, as well as boasting large private pools and outdoor living spaces.
Because villas on Bali are often owned by individuals, they also come in countless designs and configurations to suit a wide range of needs. Whether visitors are looking for a romantic retreat, a family holiday home, a wedding venue of a corporate meeting place, Bali will provide a suitable choice, often in a stunning location with the best in personalised services.
Posted by Max Vee