Driving into The Ylang Ylang is fairly breathtaking – large wooden gates open onto an expansive black cobbled turning circle surrounded by walls covered in rich green creepers. At the centre is an imposing black chalice fountain. Six Balinese maidens line the entrance wall with cascading waters jugs filling a fish pond. Enter through the tall black gate posts and ahead is the main house with its 11-metre-high atrium. Towering cream coloured colonnades support the vast rattan-lined roof. Floor-to-ceiling wood doors fold back to reveal a superb 15m swimming pool and the beach beyond. Black and white stone terraces mirror the dark black sands of the beach and the breaking surf of the crashing waves. Rich gold furnishings, brown drapes and dark wood trim enhance a rather regal ambiance.
The black, white and gold theme runs throughout The Ylang Ylang from the deck and balés (gazebos) by the beach through the two beachfront master suites (complete with plunge pools), through to the two queen bedrooms and their respective connecting twin rooms (all ensuite) to the kitchen and study/entertainment room stuffed with DVDs. White sculptures dotted around the manicured lawns and white terrace pebbles offset black sun loungers and matching umbrellas. Gold curtains and cushions lift black and white marble floors throughout. Food is served on gold plates by staff decked out in Oriental-style black jackets. For the food itself, there is a suggestion menu but chef is happy to make to order and will undertake the shopping on guest account for a small fee. Other staff include maids, butlers and 24-hour security under the direction of the villa manager - nine of them in total. The villa also provides a driver and, while airport transfers are included, additional use of the car and driver is charged to guests.
Additional Features: DVD Library, Ceiling Fans, Fax, Food Starter Pack, Fitness Center, Hairdryers, High Chairs, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod, Iron/Board, Jacuzzi, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Car, Garage, Air-con, Crib, Coffee Machine, Computer, Food Menu, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress), Safe, Sauna (access), CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Home Theatre System, Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Wine Fridge, Wine List, Main Dining (14 persons), Driver (10 hours), Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time), Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist
Location Type: Beachfront, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Kid friendly, Fair share for groups, Party pads, Sensible for seniors, Room with a view, Perfect for weddings