Grab your Friends, Villa Mandalay in Bali is Hot off the Press
The villa’s tranquil setting is enhanced by a perfectly balanced contemporary design, with 25 metres of green-stone-tiled swimming pool creating a magnificent focal point. Buildings of creamy stone, with ironwood shingle roofs and rich dark timber accents, provide luxurious living and sleeping areas for up to 14 people. An enchanting bamboo pavilion ‘floating’ on a water garden grants unobstructed views and creates an atmospheric setting for casual breakfasts, sunset cocktails and candlelit dinners. Gorgeous gardens filled with frangipani, calla lilies and heliconia add swathes of colour, while lively fish ponds complement the tropical scenery.
Indonesian artwork adorns the villa, with a strong avian-theme reflected in Balinese paintings, and colourful carved wooden statues from Kalimantan, alongside elaborate friezes and a fascinating display of ethnic artefacts.
Golf enthusiasts will love the six-tee ‘pitch and putt’ golf course set into the lower gardens, and the villa’s proximity to the multi-award-winning Nirwana Bali Golf Course, which hugs the rocky coastline and offers stunning views over the venerated sea temple of Tanah Lot. Those wanting to relax can take a leisurely stroll along the glistening black-sand beach at Seseh, soak up the warmth of the Finnish-style sauna, or enjoy a soothing massage in the garden bale (pavilion) provided by a skilled therapist from a reputable local spa.
Friendly staff include a talented chef who prepares Western and Asian meals from a comprehensive suggestion menu, as well as sumptuous Balinese-style feasts. A car and driver is also on hand (additional charge) to whisk you away to island attractions such as the sunset bars and restaurants of nearby Echo Beach, the galleries and ornate Hindu temples of Ubud, or a world-class shopping and dining experience in Seminyak.
Seven bedrooms from $900++ per night? That’s only $129++ per couple!