Top 10 Hidden Villas in Bali

Insight Bali

Bali Lifestyle and Travel Digital Media Company

All of us look forward to going on a vacation and take as much as a needed break. A very important part of the vacation is where you decide to choose your stay. Any place away from the concrete jungle seems quite pleasing. But one important aspect to be considered while choosing an accommodation should be about the availability of a garden, which would make us feel close to nature.

Now, speaking about ‘Hidden’, there are innumerable villas that have been called ‘secret’ or ‘hidden’, and many of these actually deserve that title. We have found a few gems hidden away from the gaze of the mobs that we believe the true beauty of Bali lies in these accommodations.

Wapa Di Ume Sidemen
Discovering Indonesian native culture and environment while relaxing is definitely the most rewarding treat that you can give to yourself and your loved ones. Wapa di Ume Sidemen has a lot to offer, not only for physical and intellectual value but also for your eyes and tummy. Take a quick tour and be seduced by their lovely collection of furniture and amenities. Be greeted with the attractive garden view that will certainly add a therapeutic essence. You can enjoy your break overlooking the spectacular view of the green and golden fields. Wait until you turn your back and see the simple yet ingenious couch, bed, wardrobe and carpets. Move further and discover the absolute perfection lay on the calming comfort of the bathroom. Lay yourself on the bathtub and watch the clear blue sky during the day and the stars at night through the clear window. As the night comes, jump on your bed and spend your romantic night on this queen size bed with a little glimpse of the outside surroundings.

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The Sanctoo Villa
Situated in the charming art village of Singapadu, The Sanctoo Villas is defined as a private or sacred place. It embodies a luxury private getaway for those seeking a peaceful retreat in high-end style; a special place for guests to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul in a tranquil environment while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Wos River gorge environs and located adjacent to the wonderful grounds of the Bali Zoo. All villas feature spacious indoor and outdoor living areas that exemplify the best in contemporary interior design, built for comfort and perfectly suited for couples, independent travellers and families.

As part of their ‘Sensorial Experience’ theme, what better way to do so than a short stroll next door to the Bali Zoo, the island’s only Balinese-owned private zoo and the first and only dedicated zoological park that is home to a diverse collection of more than 500 exotic animals. Combining the mission of providing guests with the highest level of luxury while preserving the natural beauty of the local environment and culture, Sanctoo Villas is truly a Bali sanctuary with a purpose.

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Kampung Jimba
Located in Uluwatu, this place is next to the famous beach, Padang Padang. Escape and revitalise yourself in a lush and private tropical paradise. Blended by the harmonious traditional ambience, Kampung Jimba welcomes you to the natural sanctuary, surrounded by the tropical forest that reflects the island’s natural. The accommodation is limited with a collection of 5 unique buildings with 13 rooms in total. To celebrate the essence of the village living, each joglo is designed in a traditional manner, blending with unique artwork that harmonises with the surrounding environment. Surrounded by tropical forest, this villa offers traditional authentic bedrooms. You can expect to relax and rest in natural vibe rooms overlooking the tranquil and exotic forest after a day of exhilarating explore.

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Desa Visesa Ubud
Specially designed to capture the essence of a Balinese village, Desa Visesa Ubud is a culturally-inspired property offering a brand-new level of luxury with soul by honouring past tradition. Their Suites and Villas reflect a sense of contemporary Balinese elegance whilst retaining elements of an age-old architectural concept. You can either choose a spot overlooking rice fields, gardens or the surrounding lush jungle. Located in a scenic area said to have a unique holistic energy, this Ubud’s hidden gem is also a resort of choice for meditation, spiritual retreats and healing senses. This is a sacred place where traditional Balinese ceremonies and real daily life are celebrated. A mix experience between harmony, healing senses, green life and luxury, the resort aims at retaining Ubud reputation as a privileged place to reboot mind, spirit and body for an entirely new generation of Bali visitors.

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Amed Lodge by Sudamala Resorts
Situated along the highly desirable Amed strip on Bali’s eastern coastline, approximately 95 kilometres from the airport, Amed Lodge offers a tropical sanctuary where the Balinese old world charm and serenity are still in abundance. Nestled in a quaint seaside village, Amed Lodge’s rustic cottages overlooks the Indian Ocean waters along the Jemeluk Beach. Built to incorporate an admirable collection of rustic timber wood, Amed Lodge has been thoughtfully designed to complement its natural surroundings. The seven eclectic cottages all different and incorporate quirky designs. Amed Lodge belongs to a picturesque part of the island that answers the longing for old Bali. With enchanting sunrise and sunset views to mark the passing hands of time, it caters to the needs of couples or individual travellers. As the perfect base for those seeking the vibrant underwater life or are curious to discover an unseen side of Bali, Amed Lodge offers a getaway experience like no other.

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Arwana Estate
Remain unseen in Seminyak area, Arwana Estate is the perfect spot for a tropical holiday in Bali. It has the essence of all the elements that make Bali a celebrated tourist destination, a tropical experience worth taking. Each of the private villas is reminiscent of a tropical island home with its own lush garden and private pool. By all means to chill at the well-groomed garden or cool yourself off in the private swimming pool. At night, you can opt for a BBQ with the loved ones in the garden, under the sky.

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Mandala Uluwatu
This mindblowing 5,000 square foot luxury villa is newly finished and in arguably the best location on the island. Situated on the rocks of Uluwatu between two of Bali’s most iconic surf spots Padang Padang and Bingin, with its turquoise shutters, panoramic view and swim out access to Impossibles break, The Rocks is truly the ultimate beach house. Each of the six bedrooms features a pastel-hued ensuite bathroom and private terrace overlooking the white sand and azure waters, while the open plan entertaining space includes a private bar and ocean deck. Work out in the outdoor jungle gym, sip on a margarita with unrivalled views of the famous sunset and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, you won’t want to leave.

Important note: access to the villa is an experience and is not suitable for people who are unfit, as you have to climb numerous stairs to and from the beach, therefore it is not recommended for senior people or young children.

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Hideaway Villas Bali
Located in a stunningly secluded area in Uluwatu, Hideaway Villas Bali is a serene escape in the cliff of Bali’s Rustic Bukit peninsula. It comprises 34 units, all wrapped in contemporary architecture and completed with artistic features and a soothing décor accented with ironwood, stone and copper. Situated within an area of unparalleled natural beauty on the Bukit Peninsula, and resourcefully integrated into the contours of the land, these secluded Uluwatu Bali villas has been designed to provide luxurious and private accommodation, while carefully preserving the intrinsic culture and raw nature of the spectacular surroundings. Here, the roof-top garden is cleverly incorporated into the design to ensure that the property blends with the natural environment.

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Mayaloka Villa
Hidden in a tranquil and private area of Seminyak, Mayaloka Villas is an elite oasis of serenity, isolated from the hustle and bustle of tourists. Built on contemporary architecture with authentic Balinese breath, this classic accommodation is specifically designed to be an exclusive sanctuary with ‘Back to Nature’ concept. Admired by honeymooners, as there are so many love ingredients in design and creation, this traditional Balinese jewel is designed to harmonise your true self with nature, which also perfect for couples who seek an exquisite romantic venue to spend their precious time.

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Kamar Kamar
Influenced by the ancient Indonesian cultures and incorporated with the elegant architecture, Kamar Kamar appears to be simple and stylish. This villa refreshes all the memories that will trigger us to appreciate the heritage of Indonesia. The old style furnishings and classic Asian touch complemented by original, unique and antique pieces of art displayed splendidly in every corner of the villa and are truly reflecting the aesthetics of a decent place to stay. All the collection conjured the place in the essence of simplicity, purity and harmony.

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About Author

Joannes Rhino is a professional writer and editor with a long line of publications under his belt. His travel tales are adventurous and hold appeal with anyone fond of a good read, especially those who aren't afraid to leave a scar in the pursuit of fun. As well as travel, other subjects which fall into his expert remit include culinary, culture, design, fashion and shopping. He is also an author with 6 published books, including the 2016 Amazon Best Seller in Psychological Fiction, The Unseen Face. His second Psychology-Mystery novel, Dream, earned him the recognition as one of best young writers at the Khatulistiwa Literary Award ceremony in 2009. Equal to his love of words is his passion to see the world, and his desire to travel haunts him. He is still in search for a place to call “home”.