Move away from the south of Bali and the crowded Seminyak, you will find are amazingly beautiful luxury villas and nature retreats. Places so beautiful you wouldn’t even think they exist and some of them are available at the most affordable unbelievable prices. Ranging from gorgeous beachfront villas to secret rice paddy retreats, hilltop villas and mountain refuges, we call them off-the-beaten-track villas in Bali and staying at (at least) one of these island retreats should be on your Bali Bucket List! Keep reading, you will absolutely love the villas (and their prices) mentioned in this article below:
1. Villa Gils
A 25-meter lap pool? Yes, a 25-meter lap pool in a sprawling private garden with towering palm trees and manicured green grass lawns… such a private paradise retreat Villa Gils is, located in Candidasa on the east coast of Bali. Affordable? Yes, very! Villa Gils is great for families seeking a luxury villa in a peaceful area, close to the sea. The pool has got a shallow area for the kids to play and surely, they will also love running around in the garden. There is an alfresco poolside dining bale for lovely family breakfasts and dinners and the living room is tucked in a traditional open-plan pavilion with a TV, sofa lounge, formal dining area and a kitchen. Villa Gils houses 4 bedrooms and the upper rooms are adjoined to a large terrace with ocean views. Such bliss!
Around Villa Gils
The villa is located in dreamy Candidasa, just a skip and a jump away from Mendira Beach and a short drive from the centre of town. The beach is perfectly family-friendly with calm waters for swimming and snorkelling.
Prices start at US$320 (low season), US$350 (mid-high season), US$430 (high season) and US$450 (peak season)
Read more about Candidasa and the east of Bali in our Travel Guide.
Those ocean views! Get ready for your jaw to drop. Villa Aamisha is a dream villa facing the Indian Ocean in tranquil and loveable Candidasa. The design of this villa blends contemporary and traditional elements and the garden boasts a lengthy 30-meter infinity pool. There is a large shallow kiddie pool separated from the main pool and there are plenty of lounge beds, hanging chairs and other hang-out spots to sit and simply gaze – gaze at those ocean and sunset views that don’t allow you to catch your breath. There is a rooftop terrace and the living areas are equipped with AC while the glass sliding doors make sure the unobstructed ocean views are not taken away from you, not even for 1 minute of the day. Need a break (not that you ever will!), go chill in the media lounge and watch a movie.
Around Villa Aamisha
This villa is located well off-the-beaten-track, in a sleepy Balinese village near to Candidasa in the east of Bali. You can go snorkelling, swimming and diving in the sea. See what Candidasa has to offer and explore the temples and rice paddies around the villa such as the mother temple Besakih or the royal water palace.
Prices start at US$495 (low season) and US$550 (high season)
How about staying in a traditional Balinese house surrounded by nothing but nature? Villa Sidemen has got a gorgeous tropical garden with a private infinity pool and the views of Mount Agung, Bali’s holiest and tallest mountain, are truly striking! Villa Sidemen is a 2-bedroom vacation rental, great for small families and romantic couples. This place has got a Balinese soul and it is no wonder why amazing creative souls such as David Bowie and Mick Jagger choose this place as their home when travelling to Bali. Clear your mind, meditate, find inner stillness and get inspired, it comes naturally at Villa Sidemen!
Around Villa Sidemen
This traditional Balinese villa is located in the village of Sidemen in the Karangasem regency of Bali. Around the villa, there is nothing but raw unspoilt nature guarded by Mount Agung. An amazing place you wish you could keep secret from the world!
Prices start at US$242 (low season), US$312 (high season) and US$338 (peak season)
4. Villa Niyati
Not only sits this beautiful luxury villa right on the beach in Lovina, but this beachfront property is also eco-friendly and the value for money is incredible! Villa Niyati is a 4-bedroom luxury villa with a massive garden, modern architecture inspired by Bali with high ‘alang alang’ thatched rooftops and the ocean views are breathtaking! Modern luxuries and the true spirit of Bali go hand in hand at this eco-villa in Bali. You get to enjoy direct beach access and you can swim in your private 15-meter swimming pool. Kids can run around on the lawn, parents can have a massage or share a bottle of wine at the beachfront bale or at the alfresco dining table on the veranda and in the evening, the entire family can snuggle up in front of the TV for some movie watching. There are kids DVDs available, too.
Around Villa Niyati
The villa is located on Kalisada Beach in Lovina, north Bali. This area of Bali is just stunning with rugged mountain, valleys, lakes and plenty of waterfalls. The ocean is another paradise with dolphins swimming close to the shore every morning. Near to the villa, there are the Banjar Hot Springs and Bali’s largest Buddhist Temple Brahmavihara-Arama. The centre of Lovina is just a few kilometres down the road.
Prices start at US$210 (low season), US$290 (high season) and US$310 (peak season)
Wondering what other things there are to do in Lovina? Check out our Lovina Travel Guide.
5. Villa Naora
Villa Naora is another beachfront luxury property in north Bali. Bordered by the river, fringed by tropical palm trees and looking out to sea, one couldn’t wish for a more idyllic place to spend their family holiday in Bali. This 4-bedroom villa boasts a most-inviting private infinity pool and a jacuzzi, poolside lounge spots, a massage bale and a yoga/meditation pavilion scattered around in the massive garden. Go plunge in the pool, have cocktails in the jacuzzi or go snorkelling in the sea, Villa Naora is a modern luxury villa inspired by Bali with thatched rooftops and vaulted ceilings. There are indoor and outdoor living areas and everywhere there is traditional artwork to be admired. An amazing stay, well off-the-beaten-track and very well-priced!
Around Villa Naora
Villa Naora is located in the north of Bali, just a short drive from Lovina. This area is famous for the dolphin watching tours, the amazing waterfalls, hot springs, temples and mountain lakes. The area is peaceful, quiet and authentic Balinese. Want to spend quality time with the family, see lots of things, have your own private luxury villa on the beach? You are going to love Villa Naora!
Prices start at US$270 (low season) and US$390 (high season)
6. Villa Sanak
Villa Sanak is an amazing mountain retreat in Munduk, far away in the highlands of Bali. At this luxury villa, the views are mind-blowing and completely unspoiled. The villa features a stunning, unique design with 2 storeys and high-pitched rooftops. There are 3 bedrooms found inside Villa Sanak, all featuring natural wooden interiors like log cabins you would find in the woods. The villa is surrounded by rice paddies and in the garden, sparkles a mosaic-tiled swimming pool. Sunny verandas and balconies to sit and gaze at the views of rice paddies and mountains, pool decks with sunbeds and traditional Payung sun umbrellas, a shallow step-in for kids to play in the water, this villa is a place to fall in love with deeply!
Around Villa Sanak
This villa is located in Munduk, encompassed by rice paddies and mountains. However, it takes just a relatively short drive (20 kilometres) to get to Lovina and other beaches in the north of Bali. The area is great for trekkings, waterfalls, and getting a glimpse into the ‘real Bali’ and what a magical island this it is!
Prices start at US$493 (low season), US$617 (high season) and US$712 (peak season)
Pemuteran is a sleepy, tranquil fisherman’s village in the north-west of Bali Island and when picking a place like Beten Bukit to stay with your loved ones, you might as well state you have found yourself a little piece of heaven right here on planet earth. Captured in between the mountains and the ocean, Villa Beten Bukit features a garden that blends in seamlessly with the natural surroundings and there is an oasis of a private swimming pool for you to enjoy. Villa Beten Bukit is a 3-bedroom villa located just 800 metres from the beach and it features traditional pavilions with mezzanines and balconies. There is a large family kitchen, artwork from around the archipelago and a TV lounge. The garden is paradise-like but this paradise has got a BBQ for family garden feasts. Yay!
Around Villa Beten Bukit
The villa borders West Bali National Park and Pemuteran Beach (the gateway to Menjangan Island) is just 800 metres away. Snorkelling and diving around Menjangan Island are considered to be the best in Bali. Don’t miss out!
Prices start at US$170 (low season) and US$285 (high season)
Villa Sanglung is a hilltop villa in the north of Bali, featuring jaw-dropping views of the mountains and the ocean while the beach is just 3 km away. The most striking feature at this 2-bedroom holiday rental is the infinity-edge swimming pool facing the horizon. The architectural design is traditional open-concept to make the most out of the breathtaking views. Dining, lounging and relaxing, it all comes with a view at Villa Sanglung. The mezzanine has a lofty feel and it is furnished with a comfy sofa and a TV. The dining table is situated by the poolside, perfect for tropical breakfasts and romantic dinners. Young families and romantic couples will absolutely adore this villa!
Around Villa Sanglung
This off-the-beaten-track villa in Bali sits high on top of a hill in the north of Bali, just a 3-kilometre drive from Air Sanih Beach. The drive up the hill is a bit bumpy but the views totally make up for it and besides that, it only adds to the secluded feel of this private 2-bedroom villa in Bali. It takes approximately 30-minutes to drive to Lovina.
Prices start at USD $179 (low season), USD $ 199 (mid-high season, USD $220 (high season) and USD $ 240 (peak season)
Villa Timur Pemuteran is a stunning luxury retreat in northwest Bali, surrounded by the island’s mountains, rice paddies and the ocean. The perfect blend for a tranquil holiday getaway on world’s one and only ‘Island of Gods’. This off-the-beaten-track villa has got 2 bedrooms, great for small families and couples. The villa is part of Jeda Villas and the design is inspired by the natural beauty of Bali. The 2-level wooden house is airy and light-filled, designed open-plan to the garden. Villa Timur Pemuteran shares a yoga sala with the other Jeda Villas for yoga retreats in the rural part of Bali, close to the sea.
Around Villa Timur Pemuteran
Pemuteran is a sleepy coastal town located at the border of West Bali National Park. Villa Timur sits at the foot of the mountains, just 3 kilometres from the beach where you can take the boat to Menjangan Island (the best snorkelling and diving area in Bali).
Prices start at US$198 (low season) and US$311 (high season)
10. Villa Tao
Well, this surely is a unique, stunning and perfectly off-the-beaten-track villa to spend your holiday in Bali. This beach retreat features a gorgeous design with natural materials such as recycled wood, natural stone, leather, copper and rattan. The 4 bedrooms are tucked in a gorgeous antique Javanese Gladak house with 2 levels. The living room embraces a tropical design with a wonderful sea breeze flowing through and it naturally extends to the pool deck outside from where you can jump into the crystal clear water of the ocean-facing infinity pool. There is a sunken lounge area as well as a media room and there are plenty of places to sit, relax, dine and take in those views.
Around Villa Tao
Villa Tao is located in Balian, a much-loved, laid-back surfers’ paradise on the west coast of Bali, far away from tourist crowds and traffic noises. The area is natural and unspoilt. If you’re not a surfer already, you might be soon when staying in Balian long enough 🙂
Prices start at US$430 (low season) and US$657 (high season)
This amazing luxury villa has been featured in Elle Decoration Magazine in France. 5-bedrooms, gorgeous contemporary interiors designed with natural bamboo, timbers and glass and a glorious private infinity pool, this villa is like a private luxury oasis with a designers’ feel. The architecture is modern but inspired by the traditional Javanese Joglo architecture with soaring rooftops and breezy verandas. The garden is terraced like the rice fields and the rolling green grass makes up for a perfect playground for young and old. The estate features 6 separate buildings for the bedrooms, the living room, cinema lounge, office/library room and the staff. There is a private tennis court and there is a BBQ terrace. Holidaying doesn’t get better than this!
Around Villa Casablancka
Just 2 kilometre from the ocean, cocooned by rice paddies, you know you are holidaying in Bali, alright! Villa Casablancka is located in a little Balinese village called Kerambitan and the surroundings are stunning and untouched. The international airport is 33 kilometres away.
Prices start at US$550 (low season), US$650 (high season) and US$850 (peak season)
12. Villa Silversand
Completely surrounded by Bali’s rolling rice terraces, you stay at your own private luxury haven at Villa Silversand. This hidden gem is located in Tabanan where everything is peaceful and wonderful and yet buzzing Canggu is just a short drive away. Villa Silversand features 2 duplex units, each with 2 bedrooms, fully self-contained kitchens and private plunge pools. Together they share one sprawling garden with a large and bright 16-meter swimming pool. This villa is truly perfect for 2 befriended couples or families wanting to spend their Bali holiday together while keeping their privacy.
Around Villa Silversand
Rice paddies, rice paddies, rice paddies – as far as the eye can see as well as breathtaking ocean and sunset views – wow, is all you can say! You can take some amazing, super Instagrammable photos from up your private rooftop terrace at Villa Silversand. that’s for sure! Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s most famous temples, is located just a few kilometres down the road towards Canggu where you can go surfing and stroll around on weekend markets.
Prices start at US$391 (low season), US$460 (mid-high season) and US$575 (high season)
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