More than just a tropical beach destination, Bali has quickly transformed into a vibrant and trendy cosmopolitan spot with a flourishing culinary scene that is now better than ever, complemented by endless festivals and events hosted on its pristine sandy shores. Along with its hidden treasures like secret waterfalls, off-the-beaten-track activities, picture-perfect villas and rich culture, it has put itself on the map as one of the best islands in the world.
It is no wonder then, that its hotel scene is booming. From COMO Echo Beach to Capella Ubud, this year sees many resort openings on the “Island of Gods” — positioning itself as a mecca for beach lovers who make frequent weekend trips. However, nothing beats a seaside vacation lounging by the pool with a bunch of friends — and we think the island is just the perfect destination. And what better place to cater to large groups than one of the many picturesque villas dotting Bali’s coasts?
Whether you’re planning to rent a whole villa for an extravagant birthday bash or simply looking to indulge in a relaxing vacation with family or friends, check out these ultra-luxurious villas in Bali you can rent
1. The Mandala House, Berawa
Boasting an excellent location close to the surf breaks of Canggu, the Mandala House is a unique Balinese villa with ultra-chic architecture and interiors — featuring open airy spaces that blend raw, industrial elements with warm, elegant and luxurious finishes. The villa’s five king en-suites spread over 6,500 square feet, making it the perfect accommodation in the spiritual Berawa enclave.
The Mandala House’s amenities include a glass-bottomed pool, swim-up copper bar, home cinema and gym, as well as a separate infinity swimming pool that overlooks lush padi fields.
Rates: From S$1,367 a night (5 bedroom villa)
The Mandala House, Jalan Pemelisan Agung, Gang Anggrek, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
2. Villa Hamsa, South Kuta
Perched on a clifftop with panoramic views of the ocean below, the four-bedroom Villa Hamsa, which is part of the Sohamsa Ocean Estate, is one of the most chic villas on the island. The villa combines contemporary architecture with natural materials sourced from the Indonesian archipelago.
The fully-staffed villa features both air-conditioned and casual alfresco living spaces, beautifully-designed bedrooms and bathrooms, a large infinity pool with sweeping views of the ocean, and a well-equipped gym and massage room.
Rates: From S$1,778 a night (4 bedroom villa)
Villa Hamsa, Kutuh, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali
3. Amanusa Villa, Nusa Dua
Experience the lush jungle life at Amanusa, a six-bedroom estate in Nusa Dua. Aptly named “peaceful isle,” the beautifully-finished villa features a thatched roof, vaulted ceilings, and Indonesian-inspired decor. Amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and library, private pool, terrace with loungers, and an alfresco dining table.
Part of the Amanusa resort, villa guests will also have access to the property’s other amenities, such as the tennis court, beach club, and various dining establishments.
Rates: From S$5,000 a night (6 bedroom villa)
Amanusa Villa, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali
4. Villa Tamarama, Uluwatu
The colonial style Villa Tamarama, designed in the style of an upscale Hamptons mansion complex, once hosted the wedding of supermodel Jennifer Hawkins and builder Jake Wall. Set on a majestic clifftop overlooking the Indian Ocean, the glamorous Balinese estate lets you indulge in unparalleled luxury in a private setting.
The villa’s five bedrooms are white and bright, exuding sophistication and leaving you feeling refreshed. Villa Tamarama features two swimming pools with an oversized bar and enclosed poolside entertainment area — along with a lounge, dining room, media room and butler services. Guests will also enjoy VIP access to Sundays Beach Club, a stunning beach club where you can marvel at breathtaking Uluwatu sunsets while sipping on a pina colada.
Rates: From S$4,443 a night (5 bedroom villa)
Villa Tamarama, Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali
5. Villa Ketapang, Tabanan
One of the most elegant private villas in Bali, Villa Ketapang boasts a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean from its exotic black sand beach. Although it is made up of seven different villas, the whole property can be rented out for a truly exclusive tropical vacation.
The ultra-luxurious villa boasts 300 metres of unspoilt beaches, an Olympic-sized infinity edge pool, grand cinema room, tennis court, helipad, jacuzzi, and spa — complemented by highly qualified professional staff. The villa also comes with your personal chef, along with his two cooks — who will treat you to numerous gastronomic delights using both local and international recipes.
Rates: From S$2,735 a night (7 bedroom villa)
Villa Ketapang, Banjar Klecung Kelod, Tegalmengkeb, Selemadeg, Tegal Mengkeb, Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali
6. Villa Kalimaya I, Seminyak
Boasting five bedrooms in a sprawling tropical Balinese garden just minutes away from the heart of bustling Seminyak, Villa Kalimaya I is the crown jewel of an estate of four luxury villas — having hosted many royal guests, dignitaries and celebrities.
This presidential villa is beautifully appointed with attention to detail, exuding luxury, elegance and comfort. Featuring an outdoor jacuzzi and a healthy healing FAR infrared sauna for in-house spa treatments, the villa is also equipped with a team of professional and highly-trained staff to ensure that your needs are met — capturing the true essence of Balinese hospitality.
Rates: From S$1,436 a night (5 bedroom villa)
Villa Kalimaya I, Pandu No. 20 B, Gg. Bugis, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali