Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
From its lofty perch high above Jimbaran Bay on the Bukit Peninsula, Villa Aiko commands breathtaking views. The stunning panorama of Bali’s sacred mountains shimmering on the distant horizon unfurls before your eyes as you cross the blue-pebbled pond and enter the villa’s main living room.
And when you are able to tear your gaze away from the views, you’ll also notice the sheer amount of space the villa offers. A wall of 3-metre-high sliding glass doors opens from the living room onto a veranda which, in turn, steps down to a lawn of velvet-soft Japanese grass and an 18 x 5m infinity edge pool. Further exploration reveals a formal reading room and library, a second living room with large TV and Bose home entertainment system, a huge upper-floor terrace for private sunbathing, sunset cocktails and alfresco dining, and another terrace commandeered by a large four-seat jacuzzi with a killer view. And then there are the four bedroom suites with beds big enough to get lost in and (very convenient for young families) an extra single bed in every room.
Everything’s oversized here: towering windows, a four-metre dining table formed from a single Teakwood slab, stately bathtubs and enough comfy sofas, daybeds and beanbags scattered around to encourage serious sprawling in every corner. With so many large living spaces, this villa encourages social interaction while at the same time offering many cosy corners for those who want to slip away from the crowd.
Families are sure to love Villa Aiko (named after the owner’s young daughter). Kids get to hang out in their own playroom with toys, TV, Xbox, Wii and mini-kitchen for between-meal snacks; mum can retreat to the massage room for some spa therapy and dad can retire to the very grown-up library or watch the Telkomvision sports channel.
Villa Aiko’s smartly uniformed staff anticipate every whim, be it a cup of Segafredo coffee or a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc from the wine fridge. The chef is passionate about high-quality home-cooked food using only the finest ingredients, and offers a tempting suggestion menu (provisions on guest account).
What could be nicer at the end of the day than enjoying a glass or two of that chilled white wine while watching the sky blaze pink and orange with the setting sun, as the lights of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak sparkle from across the bay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4)|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool|
The Bali/Lesser Sunda Islands region
Bali is Indonesia's most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.
The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life's more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.
Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours' flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia's capital.
The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.
Jimbaran lies on the western side of Bali's narrow isthmus, a sweeping bay that curves for five kilometres from the southern side of the airport to the bushy headland that is the home of the Four Seasons Resort and the start of The Bukit peninsula.
In spite of the many five-star developments in the area, Jimbaran Beach remains unspoilt and tranquil, the pace is still unhurried, the atmosphere relaxed and the sand soft and golden. The entrance to the bay is blocked by an unbroken coral reef, so although the calm water is not suitable for surfing, it is a safe haven for swimming. During the daytime it attracts guests from the nearby resorts, together with the occasional windsurfer. In the late afternoons, Balinese families come down to the beach. Kids paddle in the shallows and build sandcastles that are more reminiscent of miniature Taj Mahals than of Norman fortresses. Ice cream pedlars cruise for custom on pushbikes, dogs gambol through the sand, young men play football with makeshift goalposts, and the delectable smell of grilled sweet corn blended with charcoal smoke emanates from food trolleys parked at the water's edge.
The magnificent crescent bay is west facing, so at sunset the beach becomes the scene of a daily ritual as hundreds of visitors take their ringside seats at the plethora of seafood warungs; these simple beachside cafes run virtually the length of the bay and serve up the catch of the day.
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