It is possible to work up a sweat and have an incredible vacation at the same time. If you feel inspired to pick up a new sport or simply be more active after watching the Rio Olympics 2016 games and planning for a holiday in Bali, we have the solution for you.
Doing sports during the holiday can be fun and relaxing, especially when done in lush surroundings and attended with cold drinks and clean towel afterwards by an attentive staff. Well, sporty-minded vacationer or not, book a stay in one of Elite Haven villas on your next trip to Bali and exercise in style.
The exclusive Batu Bolong beachfront Arnalaya Beach House is a sumptuous, fully staffed architect-designed estate with an international tennis court and facilities. The former Wimbledon tennis pro Rold Harrison took three years to build this lavish retreat. He was adamant to build a Plexipave tennis court – the same high-tech, all-weather, quick-drying playing surface used for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Not only that, he’s even trained some of the staff to be ball boys and hitting partners. Tennis, anyone?
Perched just 30m from the cliff face of the Bukit Peninsula on Bali’s south-west tip, The Istana estate is the ultimate in cliff-edge luxury. A marriage of modern architecture with traditional Indonesian detailing, the villa comprises of four separate guest buildings in addition to the main living pavilion and the master suite. The villa’s main swimming pool is longer than the “short course” Olympic-size pools – 32 metres in length and looks much better too. We assure you it won’t turn green like the Olympic diving pool.
Another top athlete’s retreat is the Villa Mandalay in the Seseh Tanah Lot area. Blessed with endless rice field views out to the glimmering Indian Ocean, out-of-this-world alfresco dining, sunsets and spaces designed for laid-back luxury, book a holiday here and be prepared for excellence. If you are a golf enthusiast, you can easily hop into the villa’s car and ask the driver to drive you to the picturesque (and challenging) world-class Nirwana Bali Golf Course. Or, walk to the putting green at the end of the villa’s garden. Get ready to take a swing!
Designed by the internationally-acclaimed Balinese architect Popo Danes, Pandawa Cliff Estate is extraordinary. As the estate’s name suggests, the stunning collection of four private villas is positioned on a cliff-top overlooking the golden sands of Pandawa Beach. The complex offers a sports centre with full-size tennis court, squash court, gym, spa and dedicated playroom for the kids. Fancy getting your sweat on with a game of squash in your (yes, your) private court?
Probably one of the most inspired and photo-worthy locations in the whole of Indonesia, Sira Beach is a picture of tropical perfection – white sands, swaying coconut trees, turquoise waters and volcanic backdrops. With contemporary architecture, three swimming pools plus a children’s pool, a stand-alone-two-bedroom guesthouse, a tennis court, outstanding service and gourmet cuisine, Villa Sapi is tropical living and barefoot luxury at its best. The deserted 100-metre-plus beachfront provides an ideal location for kayaking – the kayaks are exclusively for you to use. Action-packed stays are guaranteed, unless what you want to do is simply sit beside the pool, swim and chill.