In Bali, there’s one type of place to stay that’s rarely found elsewhere in the world.
You see, a lot of Malaysians go to Bali and stay in hotels.
Not because hotels are nice. It’s because we are so used to it, we don’t look out for other accommodation options.
There’s nothing wrong with hotels. The thing is, hotels can be found everywhere else in the world. After a while, they are just the boring same ol’ same ol’.
Seriously, who wants same ol’ same ol’ when you’re in Bali?
In Bali, the thing to do is to stay in a private villa.
This makes sense especially when you’re travelling with a group of six or more. Instead of booking 3 separate hotel rooms, it’s so much better to book a 3-bedroom private villa, and have the whole entire place to yourself!
For a wonderful 2 days, everything you see in these pictures belonged to us!
The tables, the lounge decks, the chairs, THE POOL!
It was like something straight up of an MTV rap star’s videos. We were in our own paradise and we didn’t have to share it with strangers we don’t know.
Not only that, we had our own butler, our own security guard and chef to cook for us whenever we felt hungry.
That means you can play the music as loud as legally allowed, swim in the pool naked, throw your own Playboy Mansion party if you wanna (but must BYO Playboy bunnies lah).
Can you swim naked in a hotel?
No you can’t.
Unless you don’t mind holidaying in Bali for a very long time in jail.
In Bali, there are literally hundreds of private villas in different shapes and sizes throughout the island.
Almost all of them are extremely spacious, tastefully designed and amazingly well-equipped – all ready to rent alongside the services of an entire team of villa staff.
Because Bali is such a popular holiday spot, a lot of people invest their own private villas here on the island. During most parts of the year when they are not around, these villas are rented out to holidaymakers.
The villa we stayed at – Villa Jajaliluna, is one such private villa.
Villa Jajaliluna is owned by an Australian family. It is a quiet sanctuary hidden inside a narrow alley, just off the main street of Seminyak.
The location is what made this villa such a winner. While most villas are located in the middle of nowhere, this one is literally just around the corner from KuDeTa bar, which means it is walking distances to all the conveniences.
The villa compound is ridiculously HUGE.
As soon as we enter, we were greeted by this large T-shaped swimming pool flanked by 3 separate pavilions.
To the left is a dining pavilion and a lounge area to chill at.
To the right is a two-storey building with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 separate lounging area.
There were soooo much space to move around/play hide-and-seek/do cartwheels in.
We couldn’t believe we had so much space. It’s mindboggling.
So mindboggling that I saw Taka hugging a beach ball, drifting aimlessly in the pool.
I think he was still in awe.
My room alone have a grand total of two standing showers and one outdoor bathtub.
I didn’t have the chance to use the outdoor bathtub, but I let the girls have fun in it. They enjoyed bathing under the stars.
I had to resist the urge not to peek. I was scared they might smack me over the head, THEN I’ll be seeing stars.
But the good looks of the villa is just one thing. The fantastic staff is what made staying here all the difference.
Just about anything you want them to do, they’d do it willingly.
During our stay, we had our clothes cleaned, our massages arranged and our private chef cooking us a FEAST from the groceries he bought for us from the markets.
It was the very definition of bliss. We were living like kings.
Why go all the way to Ubud to have Babi Guling when our private chef can make it fresh from our kitchen?
Villa Jajaliluna is just one of the many, many private villas in Bali available for rent by BHM Villas. It is great for family holidays, company trips and even buck/hen nights.
At US$825 a night, it seems a little expensive at first, but when shared among 10 people, that works out about the same as staying in 5-star hotels – except we get to have EVERYTHING.
Now you know why I go to Bali every single year.
Did I just see USD$825 a night? OMG! But Bali is not for the poor anyway.
longYC: actually bali’s as cheap as you want it to be… and as luxurious as you can afford.
had a friend who did a five day trip on less than rm1000.
Nice!Shall try it out 1 day =)
Not a good thing to write on your blog. Now everyone is gonna flock to Bali. 🙂
omfg, its super nice. i want to shower under the star!!
oh man… looks like heaven… definitely my next holiday destination!
gilo punya heaven ahh…
Is USD 825 inclusive of stay and food?
HOLY CRAP it’s gorgeous! now to find sponsors…..
so all you do in bali every year is relaxxx??
amazing villa in Bali!!! hope to stay there one day if got chance 😛
WTH that rate is cheap. USD80/person.
And I’d jump down from 2nd floor to the pool.
Can you swim naked in a hotel?
Do you think you are not naked when only less than 10% of your body is covered with cloth?
People on bikini are indeed swimming naked. Only they think they are not.
haha the bikini was really random. 😛
OMG, it’s gorgeoussssssss !!!!! *sighs*
Maybe some day~~ *daydreams*
Irene, didn’t know that Because I never been there before, RM1k for 5-day trip is real nice! Maybe gonna try that if got chance.
I was thinking.. oooh. seems like an awesome place to go to.. til I saw USD825!!
Even if split by 10 ppl.. it’s USD82.50 PER NIGHT.. which is approximately RM250..a night!
That’s steeped man.. maybe u should do a 3days 2 nights free give away to your loyal readers =p
OMG…so nice & peaceful..has to be there & be like a queen.
that looks amazing, when i went to bali i stayed in a villa like that too http://spaceatbali.com/index.php i think the staff there is the best!
When I saw the first photo, I thought you were going to recommend staying at the temple..
omg!!1000k for 5 days.
This place is so great! Its in one of my travel destination listing… :p
Hey, try out other places in Indo also la… =)
this is a must go trip in my travel list.. hehehehe 🙂
thanks for sharing Kenny 😉
talk kok, u r comparing to a 5 star hotel, which u must remember is out of reach for most malaysians. not everyone can afford to pay RM250++ a night for accommodation. of course everyone would prefer to stay in a villa. it’s a matter of cost, not anything else. hell, if i could afford it, i’d f*cking built my own villa in bali. be realistic la, not because malaysians dunno how to enjoy, it’s because the common malaysian folk cannot afford to enjoy like the way you do.
although it is expensive, for me it is worth it.. I had spent 1 night in Grand Akhyati Villa during my honeymoon.. It was such an wonderful experience which we can’t get in Malaysia.. 🙂
Its looks like a nice villa and well worth it for the price if its all inclusive for USD825 including food, tips and service charges. However, does this villa comes with convenient beach access and what about the views?
If its just a villa, then I might as well have hung out in anywhere else like a private bungalow with swimming pool in KL or anywhere else in Europe. Chef cooking is a novelty, which is hardly anything if you have 1 or 2 maids serving you hand and foot like some of the places I’ve stayed at. Besides, I like eating out when holidaying. Thats why I never eat-in at hotels!
fuyoh… so frickin’ nais~ JELES MAX!!!
Hhmmm… USD$825 a night is actually not bad for what you’re getting!! I am SO gathering my troops and going to Bali and staying in a PRIVATE VILLA! It’s going on my Bucket List! Not that I’m old or anything that I actually need a bucket list.. but you know what I mean 🙂
Wah wah wah, very very nice private villa! Although it is very very expensive, but if it is for honeymoon, i feel it will be great especially if u wanna have ur honeymoon with friends/family. Very nice!
expensive!! But looks gorgeous!
I just came back from Bali YESTERDAY! And i stayed here.
Its a whole lot cheaper than Villa Jajaliluna, however, its way up a mountain away from all the good stuff.
Then again, if your looking for peace and quite then thats a spot u wanna check out. And if u want a cheap driver, call this guy. Wayan Suwarta, 081-337-923-329. He charges about 7 bucks an hour, but gotta pay for fuel too. Still beats the driver agents that rip u off.
hi Kenny.. how do i get to book this villa? or is it exclusively for friends only? hope u can let me know.. thanks!
The girl in bathtub is so cute! why do you always travel with such good looking girls~~~~
Have you been to Begawan Giri? It’s exquisite!
if it’s the same Begawan Giri Cheng Yi is talking about, that should cost about US$3k a night. That is if i remember correctly. 😉
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Bali is the most beautiful island in the world. I Love Indonesia 😀