With its impeccable tropical weather, friendly locals, relaxing retreats, and thriving food and entertainment scenes, it is no wonder tourists from all over the world are flocking to Bali, ‘The Island of the Gods’.

As well as the weather, the luxury holiday island of Bali is synonymous with opulent, sprawling residences, and some of the world’s most beautiful views.

There is an accommodation option for every traveller on every budget in Bali, but for those looking for a luxurious stay with a flawless view, look no further than one of these five beautiful Balinese villas…


1. The Alila Villas, Uluwatu

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Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living, the sleek, modern villas at the Alila are the perfect celebration of the tropical Balinese climate and landscape.

Promoting a predominately outdoors lifestyle, the Alila and its iconic infinity pool sit atop a limestone cliff in the up and coming surfing town of Uluwatu.

From its clifftop vantage point, there are sweeping ocean views at every angle – best taken in from the picturesque sunset cabana or the infinity pool.


2. Luna2 Private Hotel, Seminyak

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This exclusive, five-bedroom beach front residence is just a five-minute drive from the bustling Seminyak and Petitenget areas.

Owner and designer of Luna2, Melanie Hall, has infused elements of nostalgia, futurism and fun throughout every aspect of villa to create a contemporary feel that is the first of its kind in Bali.

While the Monopoly inspired interiors aren’t necessarily what everyone would expect to see on a Balinese getaway, it is most definitely a new and fun direction for accommodation in Bali.


3.Hartland Estate, Ubud

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Moving away from the coastline and into the heart of Bali, you will find Ubud. Tucked into the rainforest and rice paddies of this wellness focused town, is Hartland Estate.

In a completely different style to the beachside villas of Seminyak or Uluwatu, Hartland is a luxurious hidden paradise that promotes relaxation and wellness, and even has its own yoga program for guests.

This eco-friendly estate is comprised of four separate suites, a huge salt water infinity pool that overlooks the rice paddies below, two dining pavilions and two meditation pavilions.


4. Villa Mana, Canggu

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Making use of the abundance of natural materials around it, Villa Mana is an elegant composition of rough river stone, black concrete and cascading vines.

With ample living space, this boho-chic, minimalist villa has a 180-degree view of the Canggu rice fields from both the lawn area and the rooftop terrace.

It’s huge garden and 17m infinity pool welcomes families, weddings or just holiday makers.


5. The Layar Villas, Seminyak

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Characterised by cutting-edge contemporary architecture, the Layar is a designer getaway in the middle of the hip and happening Seminyak area. Meaning ‘sail’, The Layar takes its name from the sail like roofs of each of the villas.

Finished in contrasting natural materials, the angular, open-plan villas each have their own landscaped pool area and Jacuzzi, and they all come with impeccable five-star service.

Do you have a favourite luxury villa in Bali?