Look for love in Villa Asmara in Bali. The name ‘Asmara’ is Sanskrit for ‘love’. This villa nestles in the quiet village of Cemagi, a location with a mixture of popular resorts and original Bali culture minus the influence of mainstream tourism. The villa is surrounded by green rice fields. It offers a sense of peacefulness you can’t find from the popular tourist spots.
The five-bedroom luxury home surrounded by palm trees and flowering shrubs mimics a Balinese temple. We cannot get over the 17-meter green-stone swimming pool with a large Buddha-head statue on one end. It gives you a taste of Bali culture wherever you look. The villa is built with the main pavilion connected to separate, smaller pavilions which serve as two private bedroom suites and a spa. With the cozy seating areas throughout the villa, you will enjoy your stay by socializing, sun-bathing or even relaxing and finding your inner peace.
Perfect for young families
Have your kids join on this breathtaking holiday. The stay is undoubtedly perfect for families. If your family loves being active, don’t forget to go for a swim in the pool or have a family game day at the shared tennis court. At night, you can enjoy a family dinner at the dining veranda overlooking the gardens with food cooked by a private chef. Your kids will never be bored here. The games and media room will sure keep them entertained all day, whether it’s a game of billiards or watching their favorite movies. When they get tired, they can rest their eyes by looking out from the room and enjoy the birds-eye views across the palm trees to the ocean. When it’s time for the parents to have some me-time and rejuvenate, babysitting service is provided by live-in staff.
Sweet dreams in your exquisite bedrooms
The ‘tropical modern’ interior combines the contemporary and vernacular styles and gives you a taste of authentic Balinese with an edge. After a long day embracing the sun outside, you can chill out in your bedrooms at night. For those who like to get in touch with nature, you will definitely be in love with the open-air shower which allows you to bathe under the stars in total privacy or the jacuzzi bathtubs overlooking the rice fields.
Take advantage of the cooking service included in your stay and enjoy a family meal prepared by the live-in staff. All you need to do is tell them what you want to eat for lunch and dinner, then they’ll prepare it with the freshest ingredients they can get at the local market. The chef is very flexible. Western, Asian, vegetarian or children’s menu, you name it and they’ll get it done for you! If you’re up for something fancier, you can go to Seminyak where you can find world-class restaurants and bars and have a taste of the lively nightlife scene if you’re looking for more after dinnertime.
Culture and fun
There are many old temples near the villa waiting for you to explore. The famous Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus sea temple and the Tanah Lot temple are located right next to the ocean. Besides the rich history and culture, you are also going to get the beautiful scenery there. For those of you who can’t get enough of nature and historical architecture, we highly recommend these two destinations. If you are up for an adventure, there is a beautiful beach and a world-class golf course near the villa. Don’t forget the famous beach resort area, Seminyak where you can find a lot of fine restaurants and boutiques.
Villa Asmara – The Hideaways Club
Address: Villa Asmara, Jalan Pantai Mengening, Cemagi, Mengwi, Seseh-Tanah Lot, Bali
Phone: +62 361 737 498 (Bali), +852 8193 7366 (Hong Kong)
+66 77 955 160 (Koh Samui), +63 2 889 8261 (Manila)
+66 76 684 820 (Phuket), +65 3108 0520 (Singapore)
Written by: Kelly Chan