The approach to Villa Ylang Ylang is 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 fishpond. Enter through the tall black gateposts 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 (each complete with an open-air cold-water jacuzzi), 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, and meals might be served on gold plates by staff decked out in Oriental-style black jackets.
For the meals themselves, a suggestion menu offers a range of gourmet dishes including Asian, Italian, fusion and healthy options. The chef is happy to take your requests and will undertake the shopping on guest account for the cost of the ingredients + 20%. Other members of the staff team of ten include maids, butlers and 24-hour security, all under the direction of a villa manager. The villa also provides airport transfers, with additional use of the car and driver charged to guests.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Games, Board Games/Toys (On Request), Garage, CD Library, Air-con, Crib, Coffee Machine, Computer, Generator, Fitness Center, Hairdryers, High Chairs, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Iron/Board, Jacuzzi, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, Food Menu, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Printer, 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, DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Fax, Food Starter Pack, Main Dining (16 persons), Driver (10 hours), Garden, Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist, Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time)
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