One of the best things about Bali is the villa lifestyle.
Yes you can choose a hotel or an apartment but where’s the fun in that when you can find a villa at a reasonable cost, often with your own private pool.
1. Khayangan Dreams Villa – the reception desk for these villas doesn’t look like much when you arrive but as soon as they show you to your private villa you will not be disappointed. There’s a living room with a private patio just outside where they will come and cook and serve you breakfast in the morning. The bedroom is furnished with beautiful Bali furniture, including a super comfortable bed with mosquito netting over it. And then of course there is the private pool which was perfect to jump into after a long day exploring and even for a quick midnight dip after a night out. They are not in the middle of all the action and about 20 minute walk (or 5 mins on a moto) from the beach but highly recommended! No 27, Jalan Lebar Sari, Petitenget, Seminyak
2. Bvilla Seaside – these are much more conveniently located for the beach and nightlife of Seminyak but you also have to pay for the pleasure of that convenience. A little more on the expensive side but these beautiful thatched villas with private pools are incredibly relaxing. Again, beautifully furnished with an outdoor living area and bedroom inside. All centred around the private pools which get plenty of sunshine during the day to keep the water nice and warm. No 6, Jalan Kayu Jai Petitenget Seminyak
3. Annora Bali Villas – I stayed here every time I visited Bali on my own before I met Dan. Really affordable with nightly rates starting from as little as SGD$50 a night if you book far enough in advance. You can choose from the one-bed upstairs units which have a lovely living area and bedroom decorated Bali style or the downstairs villas accessed via your own door and have their own private outdoor seating area and private pool. There is also a shared pool and lounging area for everyone to use which gets good sun during the day. The breakfasts are simple – fresh fruit, choice of eggs and coffee. But great service with a smile. These villas are also a two minute walk down to the beach where you will find La Plancha – our favourite for both food and sunset cocktails! Jl Abimanyu No 999X, Seminyak