The south of Bali offers myriad travel attractions from flashy shopping malls, cultural sites, traditional markets, lifestyle establishments to dining venues. Down south from Seminyak and Kuta lies the Bukit Peninsula. This region boasts multiple personalities - from the powdery white sand beaches and luxury cliff top Uluwatu villas in the southernmost tip, to the western shores, where you’ll find excellent surfing spots and an edgy, laidback vibe.
There’s something for every villa traveller in this part of the island. Looking for an ultra-luxe vacation rental perched atop the cliffs? The abodes in Uluwatu are your best bet. Seeking a centrally located holiday home that’s a skip away from the best restaurants and shops in town? You’ll enjoy staying in Seminyak villa, or in one of the villas peppered across the outskirts of the town. If your dream tropical retreat is one set in the middle of an extensive garden with views out to the rice fields, we’d suggest going for a villa in Canggu.
Filling up your travel itinerary with a diverse range of activities is a breeze here. Villa vacationers planning a family-friendly day trip will enjoy visiting the cliff-hanging Uluwatu Temple, mystical Tanah Lot Temple, catching a kecak dance performance, catching the waves at the Rip Curl School of Surf or cruising through a water slide at Waterbom Bali.
You’ll find that there are many ways to relax and rejuvenate on the Island of the Gods. Go for a stroll along the beach, chill out with cocktails at a chic poolside bar or work off the excess energy with an invigorating yoga session. We have a fourth option, which is also our favourite of the lot - pamper yourself with a decadent spa ritual.
Gorgeous spa parlours - like Sundari Day Spa, Karma Jimbaran or Sheraton Shine Spa are dotted across South Bali, so you’ll easily find a venue that floats your boat. Or even if you don’t - simply call in a massage therapist for a private spa treatment in your villa!
A spectacular sunset show and a beachfront dining experience will complete your evening in South Bali. The options are plenty, so make your choice between stylish beach clubs like Mozaic or Potato Head, or elegant seafront restaurants such as Breeze at The Samaya or Sundara. Or chill out in your villa with sundowners while your chef cooks up a feast. Bon appétit!