Villa Semarapura more than lives up to its Sanskrit name, which translates as ‘temple of peace’. Beyond the villa’s rolling lawns of Japanese grass, the sacred sea temple Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus rises above the Indian Ocean, an iconic silhouette against the coast’s famed crimson sunsets.
Villa Semarapura was originally designed by long-term Asia-based expats as a spacious family home in classic Balinese compound style. After a no expenses spared architect led transformation, it is now available to guests as a stunning contemporary meets traditional sanctuary with an abundance of both social and private living spaces, and a charming staff with strong attachments to the villa and total focus on making their guests happy.
Start the day with a gentle stroll along the near-deserted black-sand beach, followed by a hearty breakfast on the living room’s breezy ocean view deck. After an energizing game of tennis, laze by the 20-metre pool and let the butler mix you a ‘Semarapura Breeze’ at the poolside bar and lounge. A leisurely lunch prepared by the villa chef and served in the dining pavilion’s air-conditioned cool might be followed by a little siesta or a reviving dip in the master suite’s jacuzzi, then a visit to the spa balé for a restorative massage. Evenings at Villa Semarapura are equally enchanting: sundowners at the sunset balé; a welcome dance performed by local villagers; a seafood barbecue on the pool terrace to the hum of the bamboo rindik played under a canopy of stars.
Venturing beyond Semarapura’s grounds, the villa’s insightful attendant leads fascinating tours of the neighbourhood, or why not head to Echo Beach for a surf lesson, or a round of golf at the nearby Greg Norman designed award winning Nirwana Bali Golf Course. Exploring further afield for a day’s sightseeing is easy too, courtesy of Villa Semarapura’s 16 seat minibus and driver (extra charge). Guests seeking shopping boutiques, bars, restaurants and bright lights can head to Seminyak approx 15km away: the beauty of Villa Semarapura is that it’s far enough from the hustle of Bali’s most popular spots to forget they exist, yet convenient enough to explore them should the mood take you.
Villa Semarapura Quick Facts
Location: Cemagi Beach, south-west Bali, Indonesia.
Capacity: 10 adults + 2 children (5 bedrooms: 4 with king-size beds; 1 with twins convertible to a king). 2 additional beds available for an extra charge.
Living areas: Dining pavilion with table for 10; open-sided living room; poolside bar and lounge; media room with pool table; kitchen with breakfast bar; poolside terraces and sundeck; sunset balé.
Pool: 20m x 6m (including children’s section); outdoor jacuzzi.
Staff: Villa manager; private chef; villa attendants; maintenance; 24 hour security; gardener. Babysitters and spa therapists available on request (additional charge).
Dining: Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menus. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Communication: WiFi. Telephone landline and mobile phone coverage. Computer, printer and fax available on request.
Entertainment: 60-inch TV with surround-sound and multiple-zone central music system in media room; 26/40-inch satellite channel TVs in bedrooms; DVD players; Bose iPod docks.
Recreation: Table tennis, volleyball; tennis court (shared), Pool table, 2 Bicycles.
For families: Villa Semarapura is well equipped for families. Including: baby cot; high chair; car seat; shallow section in the pool.
Spa: Balé with two massage tables; professional therapists on call for treatments from a comprehensive spa menu.
Transport: 16-seat minibus and driver is available for 8 consecutive hours at US$50++ per day (excludes petrol).
Additional facilities: In-room safety boxes, full generator back-up, Barbecue.
Property area: 2,500 sqm (villa). 5,000 sqm (land).
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