On the first day of Christmas, my Bali villa provided me; lux comforts in a pleasant island scenery.
Ever thought of a Bali Christmas? Time to reimagine what a Merry Christmas is all about. Switch up hanging up the Christmas stocking to whipping out the holiday sarong and decking your Bali villa halls with beach towels. Have a chilled out Christmas without having to do anything means living your best villa life in the most joyful of Balinese surrounds – real trees included.
So lay down the BBQ tongs and treat yourself to the best of Balinese hospitality. Sip on a Christmas coconut (or a cheeky Bintang) and feast on all Indonesian delights as we share accommodation provider Villa Finder’s top places to enjoy your Christmas platters in paradise.
Enjoy a Bali Christmas with these 12 villa stays
Amid its rice fields and sublime beaches, a new wave of cool has hit the Bali south coast. Once relatively untapped is now a hip haven for on-trend boutique cafes, bars and restaurants oozing laidback, surfer-vibes. Located next to Seminyak, it boasts a life in a slower lane minus the crowds.
Villa Tibu Indah
Have a lush getaway with everyone close at bay.
Gather the family or bring your mates as the affordable Villa Tibu Indah is big enough for those who want to enjoy a lively holiday in the ultimate private retreat.
The modest three-bedroom villa blends traditional Balinese architecture and nature amongst lush tropical surrounds, including rice fields. The bedrooms are decorated with wooden furnishings that stand out amongst its white accents.
At the heart of this spacious villa is the private swimming pool, complete with an outdoor bar, making even the thought of venturing outside seem like effort.
A short drive away is the surfer mecca, Echo Beach and Batu Bolong Beach if you do manage to emerge from the villa.
A villa with enough Boho Bali vibes to satisfy your travelling tribe.
Villa Karein appeals to the boho-chic travellers looking for a breezy contemporary Bali stay. Surrounded by paddy fields and Balinese temples, the uniquely designed boutique villa boasts a clean, fresh look with its five, pool-facing bedroom villas and open concept living room with hammocks.
Guests can enjoy dining with a view with its outside dining area overlooking the paddy fields and sunset terrace being a scenic spot with a drink in hand. Seseh beach is located close by if you are feeling the need for an ocean dip.
This villa will make you want to change your postcode stat!
This villa is the dream home away for home for those big groups wishing to have an extended Bali stay in modern comforts. Only moments away from Kayu Putih Beach, the newly built Villa Jaanuva’s bestows a sleek design and features spacious bedrooms, modern kitchen, open-plan living room and outdoor pool area.
Popular hotspots Cafe del Mar and La Laguna are a few minutes’ walk from the villa as well as Kayu Putih Beach, making the best of all worlds within easy reach.
Leave the bustle of Kuta behind and head two-hours east to feel anew in the charming small town of Candidasa. This seaside settlement weaves striking hinterland scenery and a picturesque lagoon with local villages steeped in tradition, offering a taste of “true(er) Bali”. Candidasa is the perfect springboard for snorkelling, diving and island trips to Lombok and the Gili Islands.
Families or bigger groups will enjoy this idyllic location as the villas and attractions located nearby encourage communal activities.
Could this be the perfect live-size sandwich moment? We think so.
Casa Martina is perfectly positioned between rice terraces and the sea, and within minutes from Candidasa. The villa features a traditional open-plan living room with a family kitchen, a 20-metre lap pool with tropical garden surrounds, three bedrooms of which boasts a terrace with gorgeous ocean views.
The peaceful Balina Beach is within a short stroll.
Villa Pantai Candidasa
Laze for days at this beachfront villa.
Be woken to the sound of crashing waves at the intimate two-bedroom Villa Pantai Candidasa, located in the heart of town. This villa boasts a sleek, comfortable design and large gardens on-premise overlooking the ocean.
Activities are on the doorstep of this villa with local fishing trips, pretty-with-pink Lotus Lagoon and Amed Beach moments away.
Forget the usual Seminyak stays when it comes to a Bali Christmas. Seminyak appeals to those looking for a chic, upmarket stay amongst the action. This popular region of Bali possesses some of the most magnificent beaches alongside world-class bars, restaurants and nightlife.
Bring the party to ‘The Yak.’
Enjoy a chic villa life within the comforts of traditional Joglo architecture – an old-style Javanese design – built using naturally sourced materials. The four-bedroom Villa Atmo is suited for families, or big groups who want to be at the heart of Seminyak’s liveliness and closeness to the beach yet can retreat to their own peaceful haven when desired.
Its modern bedrooms feature a mixture of double beds and bunk beds. Flex your cooking talents as the kitchen is fully equipped with the option of a private chef to prepare meals on-premise the stuff of dreams.
More like Semi-arts.
Villa Ohana is located in Kerobokan, a trendy district along the outskirts of Seminyak. Its simple three-bedroom villa is suited for couples and small families looking to have an intimate stay in artsy quarters. The villa’s large communal space prompts those to socialise within the comforts of the villa.
The villa is only a 10-minute drive to nearby beaches, Batu Beli and Kayu Putih and a short stroll to the centre of Seminyak.
There ain’t no party like a seven bed villa party.
An airy space, the two-storey Hiburan Villas offers both privacy and hotspot for social happenings all in one luxurious holiday haven. The villa is made up of Villa Hiburan 1 and Villa Hiburan 2, totalling seven large bedrooms and making it a top choice for large families or holidaying with all your best mates in tow (when renting as a whole complex).
The villa complex features two pools, a modern kitchen and a traditional Bale at the foot of the pool, encouraging all to receive some much needed Zen time.
Situated in the hub of Seminyak, the Hiburan Villas is only a 10-minute walk to Batu Belig Beach and nearby Tropicola and Café Del Mar.
Call in the entourage.
Fusing traditional Balinese architecture with French design, the stunning Anjali Villas is made up of four villas, with each interior individually designed by renowned French architect Laurence Dugue.
The villa features ten bedrooms in total and can accommodate up to 20 people. (Villas can also be rented separately.) The open plan layout of the villas is attractive for those wanting to have the best of both worlds, both social and privacy when desired. Other highlights of the villas include its outdoor, almost jungle-like showers and luxurious bathrooms.
Even though the villa party may be on premise, the villa is situated on a quiet lane, however within a short distance to Potato Head Beach, Merah Putih and Cafe Organic.
A Bali Christmas doesn’t have to be all hustle and bustle. Replace the sea with fields of vivid greenery as Bali’s central hub, Ubud is a place for those seeking to retreat from the crowds. With striking temples, rice paddies and spectacular mountainous scenery at your peril, Ubud is the place to soak up the best of Bali’s cultural and natural splendour.
Villa Shamballa Moon
Just the two of us.
Located within the jungles of Ubud, Villa Shamballa Moon is an ideal holiday getaway for couples seeking an intimate retreat with a private swimming pool.
The one-bedroom villa sits under a canopy of trees and boasts spectacular views of Mt Agung volcano in the distance, appealing to the nature lovers. The villa is also closeby to the blissful Wos River.
Forgo the bustle and enjoy life in the jungle.
Just outside the cultural centre of Ubud lies Villa Lanka. Situated amongst rice paddies and tropical forests, this three-bedroom villa fuses traditional and modern design with rustic, wooden furnishings in a comfortable space.
Trendy cafes, boutique outlets and the famous Ubud market are all within a short distance.
Up your villa game with a loft.
It may be located in the heart of Bal’s traditional, cultural centre however Villa Lora oozes contemporary style, enabling you to see Ubud in a modern light.
This loft-design, one-bedroom villa is complete with a private pool. It is perfect for couples wanting a boutique getaway in luxurious comforts, including a deep soaking bathtub.
The villa is within walking distance to Ubud Palace.
Enjoy Christmas without the hassle and that means having not to worry about decorations, presents or cooking a feast to perfection back at home.
Villa Finder can arrange Christmas feasts and activities upon request from traditional and local banquets served within the villa to hosting Christmas excursions with your holidaying loved ones.
All villas can accommodate the most common requests including pool fencing for kids, barbeques, in-house massages, food and drinks by Villa Finder’s concierge team.
Villa Finder’s concierge team can also arrange activities including:
- Yoga retreats
- Personalised adventures (a mix of excursions /cooking classes)
- Baby showers
- Surprise birthday parties
- Small, intimate weddings
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