When it comes to Bali summer vacation, some people stick to top things-to-dos, often include beach hopping and water sports. Some prefer having the luxury of relaxing time in secluded retreat with ocean views, away from the tourist trail. If this sounds like you, read on. Loosen up in these ocean-front villas!
Seseh and Pererenan
Two traditional fishing villages in south-western coast, Seseh and Pererenan, are just a 10-minute drive to the hip Canggu, but the atmosphere remains much more tranquil. No large groups of tourists, only a few warungs, some surfers and locals having a day out on the black shores. When you feel like leaving your oasis for shopping or exciting happenings, you can always head over to Canggu and Seminyak easily.
Where to stay:
The spacious Villa Maridadi is bordered by rice fields and the beach, so you can observe traditional farmers and fishermen activities in the vicinity. Enjoy a panoramic sunset view over the ocean and hear the waves crashing, while delicious delicacies are catered to you.
Villa Taman Ahimsa’s natural setting makes you feel at peace once you enter. With all bedrooms facing the ocean, this villa is a real treasure for everyone. To top it off, you can use the villa’s telescope to gaze and admire the starry night sky.
You will be stunned by unobstructed views of the ocean at Villa Ambra, where the beach is only 45 meters away. Step off the grass and set your feet on the sand! Note: if you like petting dogs, you will love the villa even more, because the owners have rescued four Balinese dogs and now they call the villa home.
- Echo Beach
- Tanah Lot
Ketewel and Saba
Ketewel and Saba offer a more secluded, idyllic alternative to the popular seaside town Sanur. Stretched on the south-eastern and often referred to as the real Bali, these areas can be reached within 15 minutes from Sanur through Ida Bagus Mantra Bypass. Part of the experience will be the gorgeous landscape of deserted volcanic sand beaches, a glimpse of Mount Agung, and if you are lucky, you might come across colorful Balinese ceremonies on the beach.
Where to stay:
Ylang Ylang is a sweet, fragrant flower known for its calming effects. The villa lives up to this name by radiating positive and rejuvenating energy, added to its relaxing Indian Ocean view. Recharge your mind, body, and soul with a private yoga session that is also available upon request.
Villa Samadhana is beautifully isolated, hidden a few hundred meters from glistening Ketewel Beach. The moment you step into the Balinese-style gate, you will discover a sense of inner peace. If you have been dreaming of a luxury living amidst a lavish garden, rice fields, and coconut groves, this is your ultimate tropical treat!
- Horse-riding trail
- Sukawati Art Market
- Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon
- Bali Safari and Marine Park