From your very first tantalising glimpse of the architectural dream that is the Arnalaya Beach House I promise you’ll be totally hooked! Set right on the beachfront in Bali’s very cool Canggu district, the house is the perfect venue in which to reconnect with family, share your very own piece of tropical paradise and make some incredible memories together. Even the word Bali conjures up a vision of tropical paradise; an Indonesian island, it is known for its forested volcanic mountains, stunning beaches, iconic rice paddies, ethereal temples and coral reefs; but it’s the spirit and culture of the island that make this a truly magical destination. Flights from London start at around 15 hours and the Beach House is 20km from the airport.
About The Villa
The Arnalaya Beach House is an incredible, uber cool, 5 bedroom residence. Contemporary and achingly sophisticated in design, it is the perfect location to relax with your family and can accommodate up to 18 guests. The house is set in 4,500 square metres of heavenly tropical gardens, so the landscaped lawns and the fragrance of beautiful flowers totally envelope you. The décor is sleek with clean lines, custom designed furniture and with an impeccable attention to detail throughout. Stunning ocean views seems to be presented to you wherever you look, even the en-suite bathrooms on the third-floor offer up a view! The area is quiet in fact the only sound likely to disturb your sleep is the gentle crashing of waves on the shore outside, not at all an issue in my book!
The spacious villa includes an air-conditioned lounge and formal dining area; entertainment room equipped with a huge TV that connects you to your personal iTunes account (plus a great range of games, books, arts and craft items); kitchen, gym and spa room. The bedrooms are all en-suite and the beautiful four poster beds are romantically canopied and made with crisp white bed linens. Outside your sanctuary, set in those beautiful gardens is your own crystal clear 20-metre salt-water swimming pool. A spacious poolside open air pavilion with oversized couches is the perfect spot for curling up with a book or just catching up with the family over a perfectly chilled beverage. Alfresco dining is a must with the dining area perfectly placed to overlook the mesmerising Indian Ocean, plus also includes a BBQ and cocktail bar. To ensure your every whim is gracefully met, a team of 16 staff is always on hand. This sets the pampering bar appropriately high and minimises those day to day hassles that can arise when holidaying with a large family group.
A stay in this beautiful beach house is arranged through Elite Havens. They are the ultimate in Asian luxury villa rentals, providing an exceptional service throughout They have an incredible portfolio featuring a wide range of properties; with many locations, sizes and styles to choose from, the only difficulty will be making that choice!
The air-conditioned gym has a range of equipment on offer and is perfect to keep the family fit while you’re away. The private tennis court is setup to International Standards and a coach can be arranged if required. Yoga platforms are positioned by the pool to catch the morning sunrise and yoga or Pilates classes can also be arranged. Your spa room includes two massage tables, with a range of treatments available to be carried out by professional therapists, a must on holiday to ensure the utmost relaxation and rejuvenation, and a really lovely family bonding experience.
Restaurants & Bars
Well you’ll have very little need for restaurants and bars as the villa comes complete with its very own master chef! Exquisite meals can be served up for your family each night from a mouth-watering menu of Western and Indonesian delights. With a strong preference for fresh, organic ingredients, the wide menu also includes vegetarian and children’s options. Of course, there’s plenty available in the local area if you do wish to venture out to eat; Canggu is known for fabulous funky cafes or a 10 minute walk along the beach brings you to the famous Echo Beach with its’ delicious seafood BBQ, plus Seminyak is 20 minutes south and offers fine dining and nightlife.
A quick stroll down to the beachfront finds you on the beautiful, unspoiled Nelayan Beach, complete with fishing boats and fishermen’s huts. If you wish to explore the local area, for a special rate, a seven-seater car and driver is available for up to 8 hours a day – the best way to make sure that the pampering continues, even outside of the Beach House. The Nirwana Bali Golf Club is nearby and next to this is Pura Tanah Lot; a sea temple perched high on a rock, a fantastic sight and one of the most photographed in Bali.
It’s hard to imagine a more unforgettable experience than watching the sunset with the sand beneath your feet with your family all around you, then strolling back to your own private beach house. The memories you all make here will be recounted for years to come.
Arnalaya Beach House is featured in our top 5 best beach houses in the world.
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