Blissful retreat in an idyllic seaside setting

If you crave space, peace and privacy then indulge yourself at Villa Samadhana, located in the sleepy seaside village of Ketewel, along Bali’s south-east coast. Hidden behind coral-limestone walls a few hundred meters from the glistening black shores of Pabean Beach, the villa offers ocean views from the pool area and master bedroom, as well as glimpses of Mount Agung in the distance. Named after the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘inner peace’, this five-bedroom villa has been designed to encourage guests to relax, unwind and dissolve the stresses of everyday life in a beautiful tropical setting.

A creation of renowned Malaysian architect, Cheong Yew Kuan, this unique property draws on contemporary and traditional influences to deliver a comfortable and stylish home respectful of its natural and cultural surrounds. Resting on an impressive 7,400 square meters, guests are privileged to an enormous amount of space. Vast rolling lawns encircle the villa with lavish gardens and water features adding to the sense of grandeur. A stunning 25-metre infinity pool with adjoining entertainment pavilion offers ocean views.

Large open-air living spaces with high vaulted ceilings enable guests to freely enjoy the balmy Balinese climate, inhale the fragrant smells of the garden and marvel at the tiny birds and water hens that twitter and flutter throughout the grounds. Thai silk furnishings and a collection of Asian antiques reflect the owner’s exquisite taste and style that has gone into making each room special and unique.

A standout feature of this home is the spacious restaurant-grade kitchen with its gleaming black granite worktops where the experienced chef will happily prepare meals to tantalize your taste-buds. With a team of dedicated staff, including a private butler, the villa consistently delivers five-star service, whether providing cocktails by the pool or arranging deluxe in-house spa treatments.

If you are interested in staying at this peaceful and tranquil retreat, rates range from $760 – $1,120 per night, from here.