Mix business with pleasure at your next corporate meeting, training or wellness retreat and lap up the luxury of one of Bali’s fabulous villa estates. Let’s face it, nowhere does villas like Bali does, and unlike large, impersonal resorts, a villa grants you absolute privacy and exclusivity, with your own state-of-the-art facilities. Best of all, service is highly personalized with a round-the-clock team of butlers, housekeepers and security at your beck and call– not to mention highly skilled chefs who can cook exactly what you want when you want it. Healthy meeting snacks? Canapés and cocktails at sunset? Seafood barbecue by the pool? Balinese themed dinner with live dance performance? You name it and villa staff will provide it, all with the smiles and warmth of hospitality that Bali is famous for.
Expansive, fully-staffed villas in fabulous locations around the island are well set up for groups, with large capacity common areas for group activities and special events. Most offer all the mod cons, from Satellite TV to high speed WiFi and business centre facilities, alongside generous en suite bedrooms, stunning pools set in lush gardens, sensational spa services, and plenty of space for everyone to spread out.
Sound good? Here are our top ten villa picks for your next corporate event, training or wellness retreat.
If you like the idea of being slightly more remote, a Pabean Beach villa near Sanur is an inspired choice. Located just to the north, Pabean Beach is reached by a sun-dappled lane that meanders through tobacco plantations, emerald rice fields and banana groves. Four-bedroomed Villa Pushpapuri has absolute beach frontage, and an abundance of outdoor areas and lawn space ideal for events with a seating capacity up to 70 (standing 100.) Mobile telephones are conveniently supplied to guests here, while a pool table and home theatre room provide extra entertainment options.
Those that like to be right in the thick of Bali’s most popular tourist towns, will love these next two options, each in easy walk of great restaurants, boutiques and spas. Seminyak is the buzzing cosmopolitan heart of Bali, perfect for those who want a slice of the action. Villa Kalimaya is a cluster of four exclusive villas tucked down a peaceful lane, just a stone’s throw from Bali’s most iconic beach clubs, Ku De Ta and Potato Head. Villas come with Jacuzzis, sauna and in house spa treatments and can be rented in any combination from 2 – 13 bedrooms. The sprawling tropical gardens can accommodate events with up to 50 seated people (75 standing.)
Ubud is known as the island’s arts, cultural and wellness centre and has a stunning setting in the beautiful foothills of Bali surrounded by emerald green rice fields and lush rain forest. Villa San is a six-bedroomed labour of love, located just a short stroll from Ubud Palace, Monkey Forest, ornate temples, galleries, yoga centres and spas. A perfect pick for those who wish to infuse their event with the culture and spirituality of Bali, Villa San accommodates up to 12 guests. A function room works just as well for meetings as it does for a yoga space, while an artists studio, and traditional stone stupa (a Buddhist Meditation building known as the Serene Room) make it a good choice for wellness retreats and team building. Events for up to 50 people can be staged on the villas immaculate lawns.
Back on the south west coast, the region of Canggu is Bali’s latest hot spot, with once-were-sleepy fishing villages of Berawa, Echo Beach and Batu Bolong, now home to cool restaurants, hip bars and beach clubs. Dea Villas is an exclusive enclave close to Finn’s Recreational Centre and Beach Club in Berawa, with four adjoining villas offering a total of 12 bedrooms and an events space for up to 80 people. Each villa is rich in atmosphere and character, with a series of pavilions set amidst flourishing gardens and lotus ponds. Villas come with high tech facilities, air-conditioned gym, in-house spa, traditional sauna and well equipped kids playground.
Bendega Villas sit in a sea of emerald green rice paddies in the peaceful village of Nelayan, not far from the action of Batu Bolong. Nine bedrooms are located in two adjoining villas showcasing contemporary Balinese architecture. A highly sought after events venue, the villa’s stylish setting and beautiful lawns make it ideal for wedding parties and special celebrations, with a seating capacity of 70. Just a stone’s throw from The Practice – a dedicated yoga centre, Bendega Villas also hits the spot as a wellness retreat.
Looking for an away-from-it-all private villa experience with plenty of space to spread out and great business and fitness facilities?
Eight-bedroomed Kaba Kaba Villa Estate has it all. Set in three acres of landscaped gardens with panoramic views over verdant rice terraces, this is one of Bali’s most exclusive villas. Think fascinating art collection, antique-filled interiors, four pools, tennis court, home theatre, spa and gym. There is even a croquet lawn. For trainings, meetings and workshops you will find a Moroccan-themed media room with 106-inch retractable projector screen, and highly trained staff equally adept at organising formal sit-down dinners for 20 or cocktails and canapés for hundreds. A complimentary car and driver is on hand if you wish to explore.
Also in Tabanan, The Arsana Estate is set in two hectares of gardens bordering a river. This stunning destination villa has four bedrooms, 19-metre pool, air conditioned gym and yoga studio, poolside massage area, children’s playground and tennis court. With its whimsical outdoor spaces and elegant setting, it sets a lovely scene for wellness retreats, corporate meetings and small events of up to 25 people. High tech facilities include fibre-optic internet with WiFi, PABX system with connections in all rooms, 85-inch flat screen TV with satellite channels, projector screen and Apple TV in home cinema.
If the phrase ‘exclusive cliff top villa with panoramic ocean views’ tops your wish list, Sohamsa Ocean Estate on the Bukit Peninsula will tick all your boxes. The views over Pandawa Beach with its beach of dazzling white sand dipping to a turquoise sea will take your breath away. Two sensational villas offer a total of nine bedrooms that sleep up to 22 guests and can cater events for up to 40 seated guests or 60 standing. Fabulously-equipped for retreats, whether wellbeing or corporate, the villas feature air conditioned meeting room with uninterrupted ocean views, projector and break out spaces. When it comes to socialising, gourmet meals can be served on the ocean deck, while world class facilities include two swimming pools, massage room, sauna and steam room. A dedicated concierge service will help plan your event, including team building exercises, themed dinners, motivational speakers or exhilarating day trips.
Forget ordinary, make your next group getaway extraordinary with a luxury Bali villa that exceeds all expectations.