The combination of chic modern design aesthetics and a picturesque Balinese setting among lush paddy fields, towering palm groves and leafy banana plantations, gives The Iman Villa an undeniable ‘wow’ factor. Built on gently sloping grassy terraces that mimic the surrounding rice fields, you will feel very much a part of the tropical scene, while enjoying it from a luxurious vantage point offering every conceivable modern comfort. Cutting edge features to enhance your stay include Apple TV, massive plasma screens and the sleekest of fittings.
Gleaming under the tropical skies, the white stone buildings are reminiscent of the Mediterranean, while eco-friendly ‘green’ roofs topped with plants and water features blend in with the natural environment. A distinctive Indonesian flavour is reflected in the intriguing collection of copper lamps, ethnic artefacts, wood carvings and antiques, handpicked by the owners and displayed throughout the villa.
As well as being the ultimate in designer villas, The Iman is also hit with families. Kids will love the wading pool, plethora of floating toys, rooftop jacuzzi, snooker table and terraced lawns. The pizza oven is bound to make them happy too. When it comes to groups, the infinity pool and open-sided living area with its decadent sunken lounge makes a perfect social hub. There’s a smaller lounge, dining and kitchen area in the two-bedroomed guesthouse, so options for privacy are ample.
Beautifully presented gourmet meals are served up by the villa’s talented private chef, who has a background in fine dining. Friendly and attentive butlers can also whip you up a signature drink or stock the wine fridge with your favourite tipple.
While the village of Pererenan is still sleepy and rural, nearby Echo Beach is famed for its sunsets and seafood barbecues, and the neighbouring district of Batubolong has recently started to buzz with a laid-back beach vibe. Here you will find a trendy assortment of cafes, bars, spas, boutiques and beachfront restaurants.