Have you ever dreamed of taking your whole family away to a jaw-droppingly luxurious villa right on the beach? A place where you can all enjoy food beautifully prepared by your own personal chef and where your kids have to choose between playing catch under palm trees, splashing in the infinity pool, or going paddling on your own private beach?
We have picked the ultimate villa for you. We believe you these are the absolute best beachfront villas in Indonesia, so all you need to do is choose which one you prefer. You’re welcome!
Want to know our favorite? Check out the cove at Villa Seascape in position 7. We don’t think paradise gets much better than this…
1. Jivana Beach Villas: Villa Ananda
Villa Ananda is for those who dream of a villa that opens up to flat lawns shaded by palms, leading down to the sea. Perfect for families and groups of friends, the extravagant seven-bedroom Villa Ananda offers magnificent sunset views over the Andaman Sea.
Boasting 9,500 m² of land, including over 80 meters of private beachfront, this villa is one of four in the exclusive Jivana Beach Villas estate located on the pristine sands of Natai Beach in Phang Nga, north of Phuket island.
The manicured tropical gardens are pleasing to the eye and the nose. The beachfront sunset sala and 25-meter swimming pool with neighboring dining sala provide the ultimate destination for guests looking for peace and tranquility amidst stunning natural beauty.
The villa comprises four contemporary Thai-styled pavilions designed in with a modern feel, creamy furnishings, and dark hardwood floors. Three of the wings have sweeping sea views. At its center is the ‘Great Room,’ a comfortable and elegant living and dining space that can be enclosed and air-conditioned or opened to the tropical breeze.
On one side of the Great Room is a pavilion hosting four double bedrooms, while on the other side lies the splendid master suite. All bedrooms are tastefully furnished and include large ensuite bathrooms and sliding glass doors that open onto lush gardens adorned with orchids. In a fourth pavilion, adjacent to the immense, fully equipped kitchen, are the spacious children’s quarters, complete with a bathroom, two sets of bunk beds for kids below 12 years old, and a nanny’s room. Across the courtyard from the kitchen is the family room with flat-screen television and soft-cushioned sofa seating. This is a brilliant place to take in a film or escape into the pages of your favorite novel.
A five-star luxury experience is not complete without the services of a welcoming team of staff. At Villa Ananda and at its sister villas, Jia, Sundara, and Shanti, there’s a villa chef who is skilled in Thai cuisine, a Villa Manager who keeps everything running smoothly, and housekeeping and 24-hour security staff.
2. Sava Beach Villas – Villa Essenza
With uninterrupted views of Natai Beach and an infinity pool that stretches out to a wide manicured lawn, this idyllic six-bedroom beachfront villa is superbly modern, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering staggering views.
Sava Beach Villas – Villa Essenza is less than half an hour’s drive north of Phuket airport, Natai Beach is a 10-kilometer-long pristine stretch of white sand that’s home to the exclusive Sava Beach Villas estate within which this stunning holiday home sits.
Sweeping sunset views, open-plan living, vast space, a private chef, and a villa manager who keeps everything running smoothly are all yours to enjoy at Villa Essenza, which comfortably sleeps 13 and has the capacity to entertain dozens more.
The black-and-white themed living room is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, which slide open to reveal a decked terrace and 25-meter infinity pool, instantly opening up the space and creating a sense of harmony between the outdoors and in. As well as a comfortable games/media room for recovery days, there are indoor and outdoor dining areas, a barbecue, and a beachfront gazebo for quiet contemplation and cocktails at sunset.
Those staying at this tropical paradise can spend the day relaxing on the sundeck, soaking up the rays, or burn off some energy with sea views in the estate’s well-equipped gym.
Although all the bedrooms at the villa are large and comfortable, guests may want to draw straws for the two master bedrooms, which offer sweeping vistas of the Andaman Sea and the lush lawns leading down to the sand. There are few better views to wake up to than those at Villa Essenza.
Though the villa is within an easy drive of the buzz of Phuket’s popular beach resorts, this tranquil spot couldn’t feel more exclusive. And with five-star resorts, The Aleenta and Iniala Beach, just along the sands, guests will find some excellent dining options if they can bear to leave the comforts of Villa Essenza.
3. The Pines: Phang Nga
Spilling onto the sands, The Pines is a secluded, beachfront villa that combines a modern rustic architectural style with barefoot living on Phang Nga’s pristine western coastline. Lavish use of Burmese teak wood as a building material gives it a warm and earthy vibe, not taking away from the shimmering sea views, which are justifiably the highlight of the villa.
Divided into five Thai-style individual living sections, each of the villa’s five bedrooms enjoys privacy, either set within its own pavilion or with a separate entrance. Enjoy sea views from your bedroom or simply by stepping out onto the inspired pool deck or directly onto the sandy beach.
The main living area deserves to be featured in design magazines, with high wooden ceilings, a long breakfast bar on one side, and a dining table taking center stage. The front wall is entirely made up of sliding glass doors that lead to the pool deck and can be pulled back on breezy afternoons or shut for air-conditioned comfort. The living space on the right side has elegant seating and design touches, such as an artistic curved floor lamp.
Besides the warm wood architecture and stunning sea views, one of the biggest highlights of the villa is a turquoise 20-meter lap pool positioned a few steps from the beach. When was the last time you did star gazing, something that you can do from the outdoor sala at The Pines, on a clear night?
Thai hospitality at its best, you will be greeted warmly by the villa team when you check-in, and they will take care of your every need during your stay. The chef is a magician in the kitchen, and the Elite Concierge can arrange for activities in and around the villa, such as stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and village tours.
4. Noku Beach House: Bali
If you love nothing more than a touch of glamour and indulgent luxury, look no further than NoKu Beach House. As featured on Netflix in ‘The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals,’ this extraordinary Seminyak villa holds a rare beachfront position and delivers a lavish holiday on a grand scale.
Noku Beach House’s sparkling 27-meter pool is flanked by a sun deck and a masterfully designed entertainment balé, plus those jaw-dropping Indian Ocean views. Noku Beach house is an unrivaled contemporary example of Zen chic meets Moroccan style and was created by the international-award-winning interior designer Alex Zabotto-Bentley.
This fabulous residence sings a song of privacy and surprise, its rooftop terraces, hidden lounges, sandy-toe dining, and six elegant bedrooms all hewn from total lux. Dazzling sea views, superb tropical bathrooms, a spa, meticulous interiors accented by ancient artifacts from the archipelago, state-of-the-art Void sound system, the exclusive Noku Beach House radio station, and a vast team of staff – including a private chef and maître’d – all conspire to create a polished holiday vibe. Every indulgence is at your fingertips.
Perfect for weddings, events, family groups, and holidaying friends, Noku Beach House comes alive during starlit nights, with bespoke lighting and the distant glow of Kuta shimmering down the coast. Three opulent oceanfront upper floor bedrooms have open views across the tropical gardens to the sea, while the other bedrooms are spectacularly private sanctuaries.
Imagine waking to the sound of rolling waves and taking a swim while your private chef prepares breakfast. Spend an hour or two in the spa, which has its own plunge pool and is entered through an architectural colonnade with Zen-style ponds creating a rarefied ambiance. Later, after an afternoon lazing around the pool, sip on curated cocktails and experience Bali’s famous sunset from a rooftop terrace. Dinner may be a seafood barbecue in the poolside balé or a candlelit dinner on one of two beachfront decks.
5. Arnalaya Beach House: Bali
Arnalaya Beach House is a masterpiece of contemporary beachside design set in tropical gardens with a private tennis court, gym, and spa that entwine to create the ultimate destination for surfside living.
Architectural genius Sonny Chan collaborated with interior design guru Albano Daminato to fashion a five-bedroom residence with a stand-alone gym and spa plus a game-changing entertainment bale overlooking the Indian Ocean. This is a serious party zone with its own kitchen, barbecue, and seating for more than a dozen people. With the ocean just meters away and a shimmering 20-meter salt-water pool by its side, this open pavilion is the last word in outdoor dining, and your private chef is ever on hand to produce the ultimate gourmet feasts.
Despite the strong temptation to stay put, those exploring beyond this heavenly retreat will soon discover themselves to be only a gentle walk away from an exciting collection of funky cafes and eateries in Bali’s most up-and-coming district of Canggu.
In the main house, bedrooms have gorgeous sculptural terrazzo walls and clean lines that contrast with stylish canopied beds and sitting areas. Timber walls are closets keeping the minimal tone sharp. Two bedrooms have mesmerizing ocean views from their freestanding baths set before huge bay windows, while a further two bedrooms also enjoy fantastic sea views.
Families and sports fiends will adore the private tennis court with its ball machine, and huge racket selection, pool, gym, spa, and perfectly placed yoga platforms to catch the sunrise and watch over the Hindu rituals at a nearby fisherman’s temple. The entertainment room, meanwhile, is fully loaded and ready to roar with TV, board games, music, art gear, and books galore.
With 35-meters of ocean frontage, a team of dedicated staff, and an abundance of space, Arnalaya Beach House is a retreat that sings a siren song of a fantasy family holiday, a dream wedding and party venue, or a perfect surfside getaway for a group of savvy travelers.
6. Villa Sapi: Lombok
Villa Sapi is crazily futuristic. Combine a Thunderbird house design with a futuristic house from Copenhagen, and you might come close to the unusual look of this gem of a hideaway.
This six-bedroom oasis is bordered by the pure white sands of Sira Beach with a backdrop of soothing seas, soaring peaks, and sensational sunsets. With contemporary architecture, three swimming pools plus a children’s pool, a stand-alone two-bedroom guesthouse, a tennis court, exemplary service, and gourmet cuisine. This is tropical living and barefoot luxury at its very best.
Villa Sapi is a place where guests can truly escape; secluded and lusciously private but by no means isolated, its prestigious neighbors include the Sire Beach Golf Club, Hotel Tugu, and The Oberoi, and the coral-fringed Gili Islands, with their superb dive sites only a short boat ride away.
Canadian architect David Lombardi’s concept of ‘Function over Form’ leaves Villa Sapi’s guests with a sense of discovery and surprise at every turn, from the traditionally styled, grass-roofed building that houses the main kitchen to a futuristic home theatre.
The view from the villa’s open-sided living and dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms is unrivaled. Guests are again spoilt for choice with views of the ocean, mountains, forest, and colorful fishing boats by day and the moon twinkling on the water at night.
A full staff team is on hand at Villa Sapi to look after every guest’s need with superb service and cuisine. An extensive array of activities is available to villa guests, including golf, snorkeling, diving, waterfall hikes and mountain trekking, cycling, day trips to the nearby Gili Islands, cooking classes, and more. Villa Sapi will deliver a truly unforgettable, supremely relaxing, and ultimately luxurious holiday on beautiful Lombok.
7. Villa Seascape: Nusa Lembongan, Bali
I particularly like Villa Seascape. The pool is designed in sandstone that looks like sand giving the whole area a barefoot desert island feel. Add to this, the cove that you can walk down from this villa is just picture perfect.
Villa Seascape can be found on Nusa Lembongan, a small island off the southeast coast of Bali. This fabulous five-bedroom villa enjoys a rare beachfront setting on the edge of a small cove. Across the bay, ocean rollers send dramatic spumes of spray high above the headland, Devil’s Tear; at night, the lights of Sanur glimmer on Bali’s mainland 12 kilometers away across the Badung Straits.
Designed by Bali-based Italian architect Valentina Audrito, noted for her playful use of space, Villa Seascape offers an extraordinary variety of living areas, orbiting a double-height living room that spills onto a poolside entertainment terrace with access to the beach. The interiors are thoroughly contemporary, with chic minimalist furniture in cool aqua colors resting on polished pebble floors, warmed by the creative use of bamboo, teakwood, terrazzo, and shell. Except for the master bedroom pavilion, privately tucked away in the garden behind, every room in the villa enjoys spectacular ocean views.
This elegant villa promises magical experiences for families and groups of friends seeking luxury living and a laid-back vibe in a blissful beachfront setting. Daytime, recline in the pool’s shallows or on an oversized beanbag on the terrace, then convene at the pool bar for a light lunch served by the ever-attentive butler. Take an afternoon siesta on the suspended, netted-floor mezzanine, or draw the blackout curtains in the media room and languish on the gigantic floor cushion in front of a good film. Enjoy a dazzling sunset around the fire pit or a cocktail at Sandy Bay Beach Club, a minute’s walk along the beach. before tucking into a beachfront barbecue or gourmet meal prepared by the talented villa chef. After such a day, the supreme comfort of your suite and a blissful night’s sleep awaits.
Guests arriving in Bali late afternoon or evening should arrange overnight accommodation in Sanur and ferry transfers to Nusa Lembongan the following morning, as sea crossings after 5:00 pm are not recommended. A complimentary buggy will meet guests at Mushroom Bay on Nusa Lembongan for transfers to the villa.
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