Villa The Sanctuary

18 pers. max. 10 bedrooms 20 staff
Jolien, our villa expert, inspected Villa The Sanctuary

What we love

  • Beautiful location on the side of a jungle-fringed river valley
  • 35m long infinity pool with a built-in hot tub jacuzzi and a kiddies pool
  • Master bedroom has private pool and garden
  • Elevated open-plan living pavilion overlooking the garden and pool
  • Media lounge and billiard room by the riverside
  • Private spa and gym on-site
  • Amazing wedding venue
  • 8 deluxe bedroom suites & two bunk-bedded kids bedrooms

We stayed at this incredible villa for five nights and had our wedding on the property. It was the most relaxing 5 days off my life, they took care of...

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About Villa The Sanctuary

Villa 'The Sanctuary' is designed to be heaven on earth and it truly is a hidden sanctuary nestled in the tropical landscapes of dreamy Canggu. This 10-bedroom 5 star paradise enjoys the famed rustic charm of the area, absolute privacy and views that will blow you away. The villa is built on the side of a small river valley and it is easy to see why this palatial villa is a favourite of guests who wish to host a special event that will be remembered for years to come. Whether for a special event, or simply to indulge in unsurpassed luxury, The Sanctuary makes for the perfect choice in every way.

The living area

The single-storey living pavilion is elevated above the garden and looks out onto the crystal clear water of the pool and the tropical rainforest. The traditional pavilion features a high soaring Balinese roof, a tropical open-concept design and it has all modern comforts needed. From the high ceiling cascade classy red designers lamp that illuminate the classy teak dining table and the comfy lounge corner. For entertainment there are several separate pavilions scattered across the garden. Guests can play a game of billiard to the view of the streaming river or hang out in the media lounge room boasting a 52-inch television set, surround sound speakers and comfy day-beds. To make the whole picture complete, The Sanctuary also features a private gym for those wanting to stay in shape and a pampering spa for indulging traditional Balinese massages and treatments.

Outdoor and pool area

With all of these luxury facilities, you'd think it couldn't get any better but actually the star attraction of The Sanctuary is the 35 meter long infinity swimming pool that sparkles brightly in the heart of the estate adjoined by a heated jacuzzi tub and a shallow wading pool for the kids. The pool is encompassed by a stone sun-deck with deluxe sun-beds where guests can lounge and sunbath to the view of the jungle-fringed river valley and the sounds of nature. Further down there are large manicured lawns, perfect for the kids to kick a ball and also ideal for celebrations and wedding events.

The master bedroom

The Sanctuary has a total of 10 tastefully appointed bedrooms that are built in 4 different accommodation pavilions. The master bedroom is set within a deluxe double-storey private villa, complete with a plunge pool and a wrap-around balcony overlooking the lush green river gorge. On the first floor, beneath the high soaring roof, stands a stunning canopied king-size bed for a perfect night sleep, a satellite television set for entertainment and there is a spacious dressing room. Downstairs guests will find a fully equipped kitchenette and the opulent bathroom, fitted with a sunken bathtub and an outdoor rain-shower.

The guest bedrooms

The first guest bedroom pavilion has 2 beautiful bedrooms that rest along the quiet river. The second pavilion has 4 luxurious bedrooms with king size beds and private en-suite bathrooms. The third pavilion features two bunk-bedded bedrooms designed to house up to 20 children. A separate wooden cottage houses a romantic Japanese style bedroom, surrounded on all sides by the natural greenery of the jungle, definitely a unique experience.

Staff and services

A host of friendly and professional staff will pamper guests with 5 star services. The team of 27 consists of a villa manager, maids, butlers, a driver, security guards and garden and pool maintenance staff.

Around Villa The Sanctuary

The villa is hidden away in a peaceful rural area of Canggu, surrounded by a jungle fringed river, Bali's rice paddies and Balinese village life. In the nearby surroundings, guests can visit the famous cliff-edged Tanah Lot temple, the Nirwana Golf Course and the beaches of Canggu. The center of Seminyak is around 30 minutes driving away and it takes 45 minutes to drive to the international airport of Bali.

Villa The Sanctuary: 9.8/10
Average rating based on 10 reviews

We stayed at this incredible villa for five nights and had our wedding on the property. It was the most relaxing 5 days off my life, they took care of everything and organised transport for the 17 guests we had staying at the villa everytime we wanted to go somewhere. We were lucky enough to be staying in the Master Villa, having our own private infinity pool and a bathroom bigger than my apartment was amazing. Our guests loved staying here, everyone has there own space but yet could come together to relax around the pool or play a game of snooker. The media room was a lovely air conditioned area to read a book or just relax! The meals at the villa were amazing and they were happy to organise anything we needed. Really hope we are lucky enough to stay here again!

Laura (Australia) enjoyed a romantic stay at Villa The Sanctuary from 17/06/2015 to 23/06/2015

The Villa Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful and peaceful locations I have been too. The staff here are incredibly attentive and the food wonderful - better than most places we ate elsewhere in Bali. The accommodation is stunning and all individual room are wonderful. Would highly recommend this for a group holiday.

Nicky (Australia) stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 24/07/2015 to 28/07/2015

We stayed 5 nights for a wedding in July. The amenities and bedrooms and the staff were all perfect. They could not do enough for you. They were helpful in many ways. The cleaning staff were thorough and very discreet. They seemed to time the cleaning when we were out of the room. The grounds are maintained beautifully and the presentation picture perfect. We loved our stay here and the wedding was superb to say the least.

Jolien (Australia) stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 02/07/2015 to 07/07/2015

I stayed with my company for a 3 week 'work & travel' period at the Sanctuary. we were a group of 18 persons aiming for a quiet and first class location. We had a few kids with us. It's kind of hard to describe our experience properly without sounding cheesy, but I will try anyway. Let's start with what makes this place unique. It's the staff. The service which is offered is flawless ... finding that fine line ... not bothering you too much but being there at all times like a ghost that can read your mind. Salam and Putu are very well educated and warm persons who are managing the villa and are in charge of the service team. Instantly the whole team started picking up our habits and preferences... offering service and assistance accordingly. We were 18 persons but the crew remembered everyones name after just a few days making it very family style to be adressed by your name in very natural way. how you like your coffee, when you usually get up, what you prefer for breakfast ... with all of that the crew was familiar offering respective service throughout the whole day. We felt being welcome as guests all the time. There was not a single negative situation. Whatever challenge we had with such a big group (like transport, sickness, babies crying) the crew handled everything perfectly. We are still talking about this frequently and love to remember the authentic and warm atmosphere created by the crew. Most of them you don't really notice but all together there are 21 people working in the villa every day... maintaining the garden, cooking etc. Location: The pictures on the website are stunning, but don't do the place justice at all. It's a beautiful property, the garden is perfectly trimmed and leaves are picked up 3 times a day. It's a bit far away from the buzzing centers of Kuta, but therefore it is very quiet. Bali is getting more and more busy and noisy which we didn't like. So we were more than happy to be able to come home to this retreat. Rooms etc: The Rooms are very well maintained and all have something special to it. Some have perfect views over the river, some spacious balconies or open bathrooms. The Masterbungalow has its own seperate pool. There is simply nothing to complain about. There are plenty of fresh towels and drinking water in each room... TV (which we never used), Aircon, Fridge etc. Food: … is simply great... I know I repeat myself but thats the truths ... the variety of dished that can be ordered separately or as we preferred familystyle is first class. I could go on explaining how perfect everything was ... about the infinity pool with jacuzzi, the billlard room or the massages we ordered almost everyday, but I think you got it already. This place is magical because the location is great, rooms are luxury and the service is perfect ... all shining in the friendliness of the staff. We had NOTHING to complain about. We will always remember our stay and feel a bit homesick to gade, putu, putu, salam, devi and all the others.

Fritz (Germany) stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 12/05/2015 to 02/06/2015

Villa The Sanctuary is simply gorgeous and the pictures don't begin to touch it. 9 (or 10 including a bunkhouse) individually established rooms span the quite large property and are walled in glass. Several have views of the lovely small river flanking the property. Each room is lit for ambiance and several include outdoor and indoor showers as well as bathtubs. The beds are very comfortable with nice linens and covered with mosquito netting. The grounds are constantly being tended and include a large field for running around, pretty paths connecting the buildings, and a Ganesh or Nandi to discover along the way. The rooms are meticulously cleaned and de-bugged and if you're lucky enough to have a private gecko, you'll not see Mosquitos. There's an infinity pool that feels like you're swimming into the jungle - the kids never wanted to get out. The pictures on the website accurately cover the outdoor media/mancave rooms. Also, my fiancé at the time and I stayed in apartment 1, meaning I had my own private pool. Be sure to take time to appreciate the artistry of the mason work and craftsmanship throughout the property. Every member of the 26 strong staff is thoughtful and extraordinarily efficient. They truly treated us like family. Putu seamlessly manages and oversees the Villa's complex operations and is deeply caring man. Salam is a superb concierge and food/beverage manager and met every inkling of a thought or request with creativity and effortless execution. The professionalism of the drivers and the smiles and careful anticipation of the butlers helped us give in to the luxurious experience. Oh yeah, and the food is to die for. I must make special mention of our request for a wedding ceremony. I came to Bali hoping for something special but from concept to execution, our wedding was perfection. We were given the wedding of our dreams, one that reflected the beauty and spirituality of Bali. We had a measure of expectation that The Villa would provide an exceptional experience, but it beyond exceeded our expectations. In fact, it's been completely breathtaking. Just to keep it real, the wifi is pretty rotten. If you plan to work while out of town, just know that your patience will be tested. Also, there are many staircases and without railings, as well as steps that you could miss if you're not careful. So be sure to look where you're going. Also, I wouldn't recommend it if your group has anyone with challenged mobility. In essence, I give a deep bow of gratitude to Villa The Sanctuary and its hundreds of hands for creating memories that will last a lifetime.

A A (Australia) stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 11/05/2015 to 17/05/2015

I've traveled quite a bit and have seen some beautiful places, this was definitely up there with the best of them. The large multi villa layout amongst the trees and along the river was stunning. Even as I was leaving on the last day of our visit I was still blown away. I was there with friends who got married and it was an awesome destination wedding. The staff was awesome. Truly an incredible experience.

Ryan stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 10/09/2015 to 14/09/2015

We recently stayed at Villa The Sanctuary for 5 nights with a group of friends for our wedding. I cannot fault anything with this place, the staff are beyond amazing and catered to our every need. I have never experienced such amazing hospitality and service, Salam, Putu & all of the staff truly are a credit to the villa. We had a variety of different food allergies and special diets in our group ranging from, vegan, vegetarian to gluten free and each was catered for perfectly. The staff were well informed regarding the special requirements of each diet and the chef provided amazing indonesian food for us each day. There are no words to describe how beautiful the villa grounds are. The photo's don't even do it justice. The tropical scenery and beautiful river running behind the villa provide the perfect backdrop for a Balinese wedding. Our wedding guests were all blown away by the experience and my husband and I couldn't be happier. Do yourself a favour and book your next Bali holiday at Villa The Sanctuary, you won't regret it!

Sarah (Australia) enjoyed a romantic stay at Villa The Sanctuary from 04/09/2015 to 09/09/2015

Villa the Sanctuary was absolutely wonderful in every way! We stayed 5 nights for a friends wedding recently. The rooms were fantastic, and the setting absolutely stunning! You couldn't ask for anything more! The thing that really topped off our stay were the absolutely amazing staff! They were like mind readers! The food was delicious too with a wide variety of traditional dishes and some non traditional also! Cannot recommend this place enough, already starting to plan our next stay!

S (Australia) stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 04/09/2015 to 09/09/2015

Salam, Putu and and all the lovely staff at Villa The Sanctuary. Myself, Michael and our guests would like to start by saying a huge thank you for our AMAZING stay at Villa the Sanctuary. Our entire stay was perfect! The staff, the grounds, the rooms, the service and the food were exceptional! This place sure looks amazing in photos but know photo shows how truly beautiful this villa is. We stayed at Villa the Sanctuary for 5 nights and had our wedding here and what a backdrop it was! Nothing was ever too much or too hard to ask of the villa staff. From organising massages, manicures and pedicures at the villa with short notice, arranging extra food for outside villa guests coming for dinner and even keeping us up to date on the airport closures to keep our mind at ease for guests trying to arrive into Bali during the time of the volcanic ash causing closure of the airport. Thank you again for making such a special time in our lives extra special and we hope to be back one day soon!!

Jackie (Australia) stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 27/07/2015 to 31/07/2015

A group of 29 of us (16 adults + 13 teenagers) stayed in July to celebrate my 50th birthday. Our first impression was that the photos don't do justice to The Sanctuary - it is bigger and more beautiful than we had dared imagine. Throughout our week the service was fantastic, the food was outstanding and the organisation was impeccable. The kids loved the bunk rooms and had as much fun as the adults did. A huge "Thank you" to Salem, Putu and their team

Simon (Australia) stayed at Villa The Sanctuary with a group of friends from 01/09/2015 to 06/09/2015

Villa rates: all taxes included, no booking fee

Minimum stay 6 Rooms 7 Rooms 8 Rooms 9 Rooms 10 Rooms
from 30/09/2016 to 16/12/2016 Low season 5 nights USD $ 1,587 USD $ 1,702 USD $ 1,817 USD $ 1,932 USD $ 1,932
from 16/12/2016 to 11/01/2017 Peak season 7 nights USD $ 2,507 USD $ 2,622 USD $ 2,737 USD $ 2,852 USD $ 2,852
from 11/01/2017 to 27/01/2017 Low season 5 nights USD $ 1,587 USD $ 1,702 USD $ 1,817 USD $ 1,932 USD $ 1,932
from 27/01/2017 to 06/02/2017 High season 7 nights USD $ 2,047 USD $ 2,162 USD $ 2,289 USD $ 2,392 USD $ 2,392
from 06/02/2017 to 07/04/2017 Low season 5 nights USD $ 1,587 USD $ 1,702 USD $ 1,817 USD $ 1,932 USD $ 1,932
from 07/04/2017 to 24/04/2017 High season 7 nights USD $ 2,047 USD $ 2,162 USD $ 2,289 USD $ 2,392 USD $ 2,392
from 24/04/2017 to 15/06/2017 Low season 5 nights USD $ 1,587 USD $ 1,702 USD $ 1,817 USD $ 1,932 USD $ 1,932
from 15/06/2017 to 16/09/2017 High season 7 nights USD $ 2,047 USD $ 2,162 USD $ 2,289 USD $ 2,392 USD $ 2,392
from 16/09/2017 to 15/12/2017 Low season 5 nights USD $ 1,587 USD $ 1,702 USD $ 1,817 USD $ 1,932 USD $ 1,932

Services & features

  • Housekeeping
  • Driver
  • Car available
  • Security service
  • Gardener
  • Pool maintenance
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool umbrella
  • Pool towels
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Household supplies
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Off-street parking
  • Mosquito nets
  • Safety box
  • Hairdryer
  • Wardrobe space

Available at extra cost

  • Chef
  • Airport pick-up
  • Massage
  • Babysitter
  • Laundry
  • Daily breakfast

Terms and conditions

Minimum stay:
5 nights in low season, 7 nights in high season, 7 nights in peak season
after 02:00 pm
until 11:00 am
Late check-out:
until 06:00 pm charged 50% of the daily rate (subject to availability)
Lunch & dinner:
at grocery cost + 15% (from about $4/person depending on your order)