Villa Finder’s favourite villas in Bali

Finding the perfect villa for your holiday in Bali can be challenging. Why? It is not the lack of beautiful villas that seem to come straight out of Bali magazines and holiday dreams, it is more the extensive range of amazing places to stay that makes it so hard to choose. Luckily, our team ready to help out anytime. The villa database consists of a hand-picked collection of beautiful private pool villas that we love. Traditional and modern, villas in the heart of the action and nature retreats, far away from everywhere. There are those ones that are ideal for families with kids, there are cosy love nests for romantic couples and honeymooners, there are party villas for groups of friends and epic event villas for yoga retreats and wedding.

Favourite Bali Villas – Our Personal Recommendations

Our travel consultants can definitely help you find what you are looking for but first, here is a little bit of inspiration: out of all the villas on, these are the personal favourites of the Villa Finder team members. Let’s take a closer look at who recommends which villa and why they love it so much:

1. David’s favourite: Villa Galante

“Villa Galante is surrounded by rice fields, and yet, it is just a 5-minute drive from Seminyak and Canggu. On top of that, Villa Galante has a very talented Balinese Chef, Made, who cooks amazing seafood.” – David

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Villa Galante surrounded by rice paddies yet so close to Seminyak – Villa Galante

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Rustic, sophisticated & traditional – Villa Galante

Villa Galante is a gorgeous 6-bedroom private vacation home in Umalas, featuring traditional Javanese Joglo houses scattered around in a massive garden with rice paddy views. The interior designs are rustic and sophisticated, there is an 18-meter infinity pool to jump into and the villa even has a private yoga studio, making it a great venue for yoga retreats and events.

Who is David?

Who is DAvidDavid is the founder, CEO and beating heart of Villa Finder. He has visited every single villa personally and works closely together with the team. Custom satisfaction is priority #1, hence, every villa in our collection is a tiny little paradise of its own for amazing Bali Island Stays.


3 fun facts about David:

  1. I travel with a Lindt Chocolate Bar. Always.
  2. I hate plastic bags and I am a real pain in Bali convenience stores when they try to place my stuff in a bag.
  3. I love number 8, I tend to do more on the 8th, 18th and 28th of the month

2. Maria’s favourite – Villa Melati

“I like the feeling of being in the middle of nature! Villa Melati is a hillside villa in the lush jungle surroundings of Ubud and it overlooks the river valley. The villa has a private inclinator access too! :)” – Maria

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Stunning river valley and rainforest views – Villa Melati

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Who doesn’t long for this? – Villa Melati

Yes, it is those views of the Sayan Ridge and the Ayung River that make you want to stay forever at this beautiful hillside villa. Melati is a villa of impeccable beauty and the triangle-shaped infinity pool really tops it off! The centre of Ubud is just a 5-minute drive away and there is a private chef at your service for the whole duration of your stay.

Who is Maria?

Maria's favourite villa in Bali

This lovely lady is Villa Finder’s Head of Operations. Maria was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, and she is the one who makes sure everything runs smoothly and everyone is happy as can be (team members and Villa Finder’s customers).



3 fun facts about Maria

  1. I am a beekeeper wannabe who has always been living in big cities!
  2. I did a lot of road trips although my sense of direction is poor! That’s why I love google maps :p it made me lost sometimes, too!
  3. Never miss buying an ice cream everytime I see the ice cream shop!

Do you love ice cream like Maria does? Check out Gusto Gelato!

Planning on staying in Ubud? Check out the 16 Best Villas in Ubud

3. Jolien’s favourite villa – Bali Ethnic Villas

“The tropical vibes, the abundance of space and the high level of service and maintenance are what I love about Bali Ethnic Villas.” – Jolien

Bali Ethnic Villas - Villa Kalua

Ethnic, spacious, superb services – Bali Ethnic Villasfavourite villas in Bali

A private plunge pool in the bathroom. Does anyone feel like plunging? – Bali ethnic VillasA beautiful collection of 3 exotic private pool luxury villas, Bali Ethnic Villas is hidden away in quiet and peaceful Umalas, close to Seminyak and Canggu. Villa Kalua and Villa Kayu both have 4 bedrooms and Villa Ka is home to 5 bedrooms. The estate is surrounded by rice paddies and each villa features rustic Javanese Joglo houses, big gardens with lagoon-like swimming pools and marvellous collections of indigenous artwork. An amazing island stay, indeed!

Who’s Jolien?

Jolien's favourite villa in Bali

Jolien is Villa Finder’s one and only Sales Manager. A fellow Dutchie who has been with the company from the early start-up. She leads the team of friendly Travel Consultants to help you find the perfect villa for your stay 🙂

3 fun facts about Jolien

  1. I eat deserts 3 times as slow as other meals, so I can enjoy them longer.
  2. Living the dream is my life motto.
  3. I keep changing my mind about my favourite villa because there are just too many amazing ones!

Related: I recently went out to inspect one of the Bali Ethnic Villas and I wrote a blog about it. Check it out here.

4. Weni’s & Diah’s Favourite – Villa Theo

“Big pool, big garden, quiet, nice staff and the chef is amazing!” Weni

“Spacious rooms, spacious bathrooms, a big pool in a large garden, an open plan living room accessorized with ethnic items and a private chef that cooks REALLY good Indonesian food! Villa Theo is located in a quiet area yet not too far from the city centre.” Diah

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How the pool glistens in the sun. Villa Theo – Villa-Finder’s favourite Bali Villa

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Ethnic artwork and handmade carpets @ Villa Theo. A favourite villa in Bali

Nestled in the rice paddies of Umalas, on the side of a riverbank, sits this 5-bedroom traditional luxury villa. With its massive private garden and traditional Joglos situated around a 30-meter infinity swimming pool, it is no wonder that Villa Theo gets two votes from the Villa-Finder team. Each Joglo is individually styled with hand-picked artefacts,  handwoven textiles, carpets and custom furniture.  Villa Theo has a private spa to get some in-villa pampering, the ambience is absolutely tranquil and peaceful and yet it takes just minutes to get to the beach or to dive into Seminyak’s buzzing shopping, dining and nightlife scenes.

Who is Weni?

Weni's favourite villa in Bali

Weni is a Reservation Staff, indispensable when it comes down to booking your favourite villa in Bali.

3 fun facts about Weni

  1. Strong Balinese accents
  2. I like durians as a fruit but not as a flavour
  3. I like cheese bars and eat it without bread or anything

Who is Diah?

Diah's favourite villa in Bali

Diah is one of our Travel Consultants, helping you to find that perfect villa in Bali for you and your travel party. Just tell her what you want for the stay, she’ll help you find the right villa.

3 fun facts about Diah

  1. I love to visit museums and check out old houses/buildings.
  2. My ‘me time’ is when I do my morning run
  3. It almost feels like it’s my time to speak with myself, think about ideas or plans of what to do/see, etc.

5. Trisna’s favourite – Villa Uma Wana Prasta

“This villa literally looks like the palace that I used to dream of when I was a kid. A calm river, blue water and a spacious garden (I would say it’s a lil’ forest of its own). Life is old there, older than the trees and blowing like a breeze :p” – Trisna

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Uniqueness, sophistication and luxury – Villa Uma Wana Prasta

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This villa boasts 2 swimming pools. Wow! – Villa Uma Wana Prasta

Villa Uma Wana Prasta is a huge 7-bedroom holiday haven in Canggu. The architecture is striking and the outdoor area is indeed like a tropical paradise with 2 private glistening swimming pools. You’ll have access to a tennis court, there is a media room with AC, a private spa, and the living room comes with a grand piano. Villa Uma Wana Prasta is a remarkable luxury villa that comes with a complimentary car & driver and 24/7 butler service. Wow!

Who is Trisna?

Trisna is another one of our awesome Travel Consultants who will go out of their way to find the perfect villa for you anywhere on Bali island.

3 fun facts about Trisna

  1. A nature enthusiast and anything related to it such as gardening, natural sport, animals and pets. I believe nature is the best place to feel loved as it only speaks the language of Love.
  2. I love singing, however, I think the birds on my doorstep always sing better than me.
  3. I always put too much parmesan cheese on my pasta somehow

Check out other Canggu villas on our site!

6. Avron’s Favourite – Villa Sidemen

“I like the infinity pool overlooking Mount Agung! So majestic!” – Avron

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Amazing views of Mount Agung – Villa Sidemen

Magnificent infinity pool with mindblowing views. Villa Sidemen - Avron's favourite

Magnificent infinity pool with mindblowing views – Villa Sidemen

Who doesn’t love an infinity pool that faces the mighty, utmost sacred Mount Agung? I have one word for this view; ‘breathtaking!’ Villa Sidemen is a traditional Balinese house with 2 bedrooms built by the Royal Family of Sidemen in the 1980′ and it features beautiful intricate carvings on the walls, ceiling and doors. David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Roman Polenski have stayed at this traditional Balinese villa surrounded by valleys and rice paddies, and yet, it is still surprisingly affordable.

Who is Avron?

Avrons's favourite Villa in Bali

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3 fun facts about Avron

  1. I love sweets, especially chocolate!
  2. I love photography! Been exploring photography since April 2018 and I am deeply in love!
  3. I love cold weather!

7. Nina’s favourite – Villa Sayang d’Amour

“I love the bathtub in the middle of the huge (bath)room and the small bird/chicken house next to the bedroom” – Nina

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To fall in love with at first sight – Sayang d’Amour 

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Bathtub in the middle of a huge opulent bathroom – Villa Sayang d’Amour

This 6-bedroom villa is a definite heart-stealer; dazzling, fashionable and one of a kind. First of all, the villa is styled beautifully with bright colours following an alluring  Moroccan-inspired theme. The French owners gave thought to details and it shows! Villa Sayang d’Amour is located right up in trendy Petitenget and it’s got unique features such as a custom-designed cubby kids house and a pool with a waterfall, floaties and a shallow area for the kids. On top of that, there is 5-star private chef ready to surprise you with delightful food.

Who is Nina?

Nina is another one of our Bali experts & Travel consultants. It is her job to find the villa that matches all of your wishes.

3 fun facts about Nina

  1. I love sweets (chocolate, ice cream, biscuit) and everything else that is considered fat foods.
  2. I always want to get skinny…
  3. …But I just love eating those sweets and I can’t give up on it even though I know I will never ever get skinnier if I keep eating them

Do you have a sweet tooth like Nina? Check out our Guide to Chocolate in Bali for a chocolate-inspired holiday.

8. Jenny’s Favourite – Own Villa

“Own Villa is a unique villa in Umalas, with giant bungalows as bedrooms, a spacious garden and high standard services: iPad to play movies or order meals (from an Italian owner so you can expect amazing food !). The villa is featured in many magazines!” – Jenny

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Island architecture – Own Villa

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Imagine yourself soaking in this bathtub. Pure bliss! – Own Villa

Own Villa was built to resemble a traditional village with tribal Batak-inspired houses scattered around in a huge, lush green garden that makes you feel like staying somewhere close to paradise. In reality, you are finding yourself in Umalas, a peaceful area in between hipster Canggu and trendy Seminyak. Wood-carvings, ‘alang alang’ rooftops and a huge overflowing swimming pool with a built-in jacuzzi, at Own Villa, you will be living the tropical dream.

Who is Jenny?

Jenny's favourite villa in Bali

Jenny is one of our Travel consultants and Bali experts.

3 fun facts about Jenny:

  1. FOOD
  2. IS
  3. LIFE

Talking about food – check out 15 of Seminyak’s best restaurants here.


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