Situated in the quiet fishing village of Ketewel on Bali’s east coast, 13km from Bali’s original beach resort town of Sanur and only a little further from the cultural centre of Ubud, Villa Samadhana is a hidden gem. If you’re looking for a new discovery on this much-visited island, bragging rights will be yours once you experience the authentic Bali lifestyle offered at this architectural showpiece. Designed by one of Asia’s most sought after architects, Villa Samadhana has the feel of a downsized Aman Resort. From the moment you arrive at the traditional Balinese entryway framed by dramatic limestone walls, staff are there to welcome you with helping hands and genuine smiles. A wooden bridge across koi ponds leads you up through expansive rolling lawns and manicured gardens. On the living room terrace a private butler stands sentinel with refreshing welcome drinks neatly presented in miniature pineapples. Perfect for extended families, friends travelling together or for the ultimate wedding celebration, the estate’s tropical gardens comprise 7,400 square metres and include many open areas suitable for large gatherings. Each one of the five bedrooms has access to a spa-like bathroom open to a tropical garden or water feature. A perfect mixture of open-air living areas and air-conditioned space provide the laid back sophisticated ambiance for which Bali is famous. For foodies, the commercial grade kitchen is fully appointed for the in-house chef to fulfil your culinary dreams. Pre-order from an extensive suggestion menu and the staff will shop for groceries (charged at cost), as well as anything else you may need. The villa caters to families with children of all ages: there’s a shallow pool for toddlers and the dining table can be set with child friendly tableware as well as a high chair if needed. Villa Samadhana is the perfect answer for visitors who want to be near the ocean, but don’t necessarily have to be on the beach. With stunning rice paddy and ocean views from both the master bedroom and swimming pool area, a consistent sea breeze cools the outdoor areas. For surfing enthusiasts, black-sand Pabean Beach is just a two-minute walk through the village and offers intermediate to advanced surf all year long.
Additional Features: Charcoal Grill, Linens provided, Games, Garage, Ceiling Fans (Living Area), Ceiling Fans (Bedrooms), Air-con (Bedrooms), Crib, Coffee Machine, Generator, Hairdryers, High Chairs, IDD, Internet (WiFi), iPod Dock/Speakers, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service, Book Selection, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Swimming Pool Toys, Printer, Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress), Safe, Main Dining (12 persons), DVD Library, DVD Player, Snooker/Pool Table, CD Player/Stereo System, Pool (access), Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Garden, Driver (8 hours), Security, Service Staff, Shopper, Manager, Masseuse/Spa Therapist, Chef/Cook (All meals), Babysitter, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Beach in ten, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Kid friendly, Gastronomic delights, The great outdoors, Party pads, Sensible for seniors, Perfect for weddings