Slung along a curve of pure white sand on Nusa Lembongan, a small tropical island just half an hour's boat ride from Sanur that moves to a different rhythm than mainland Bali (turn the clock back at least 30 years), is Villa Voyage; a completely private slice of paradise and castaway haven. This villa's rustic beach vibe – thatched roof and coconut-wood floors, driftwood lamps and safari-style canvas – invites you to shed your shoes at the door and ease instantaneously into laid-back island living.
But don't be deceived by the apparent simplicity; as you'll quickly discover, this is a barefoot-luxury villa brimming with contemporary comforts, cosseting staff and glamorous travel-themed designer flourishes (thanks to the refined aesthetic of the owner, an acclaimed fashion designer favoured by many a red-carpet celebrity). So expect artfully stacked vintage Louis Vuitton luggage, lavishly illustrated travel books, bespoke safari-style furniture, sumptuous bedding, state-of-the-art home entertainment system – quality in evidence everywhere. And that includes food: the villa's chef can whip up gourmet meals from a suggestion menu and is a dab hand at blisteringly delicious barbecues. (Alternatively you can cook for yourself, order take-outs from the beach club next door, or make a night of it in one of the many restaurants in Mushroom Bay.
While it's tempting just to lie back and enjoy the barefoot beachcomber life, those who prefer a more active holiday will appreciate the villa's open-sided buggy for exploring this fascinating island, as well as its private jukung (traditional outrigger) for snorkelling, fishing and floating picnics in the waters around Nusa Lembongan (extra charges apply). With its five spacious double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and private terraces or balconies, Villa Voyage is perfect for families and friends seeking an away-from-it-all holiday where you can do as much or as little as you choose, crowd-free, accompanied by spectacular views, sea breezes, the sound of the ocean, and a taste of the good life.
Additional Features: Air-con, Linens provided, Games, Garage, Main Dining (12 persons), DVD Library, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Generator, Internet (WiFi), iPod, iPod Dock/Speakers, Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Service (Extra), Book Selection, Massage Beds, Microwave, Oven/Hotplates, Printer (On Request), Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (Extra), Safe, Pool (access), Toiletries, Towels, TV (Satellite/Cable) , Coffee Machine, Chef/Cook (All meals), Security (Night time only), Service Staff, Manager (Restricted hrs), Garden, Housekeeping (Full time)
Location Type: Beachfront, Body and soul, Bring the relatives, Beachfront, Child friendly, Party, Rural escape, Kid friendly, Gastronomic delights, Fair share for groups, The great outdoors, Room with a view