The Resort: Desamuda Village
Desamuda Village is a four-star resort situated in the heart of Seminyak, consisting of 28 private villas set within a tropical landscaped garden.
Located just minutes away from tourist hot spots like The West Ocean Beach and Seminyak’s nightclub strip, the resort is just far enough away from the hustle and bustle, allowing guests to fully recharge their batteries while chilling in their suites and villas or by the swimming pool. Holidaymakers can dine on Indonesian and European fare at The Rice Table Indonesia Restaurant, spend lazy days by the pool or pamper themselves at the on-site spa.
Deluxe Pool Villa
- King-size bed or twin beds
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- Private pool and sundeck, fully equipped kitchenette, full-size refrigerator, spacious living and dining room
Two-Bedroom Pool Villa
- King-size bed or twin beds
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Five people
- Two-storey villas with a bedroom on each level, bathroom with a bathtub, living and lounge area, private pool, and a wide open dining room with fully-equipped kitchen and refrigerator
The Area: Seminyak, Bali
Renowned as Bali’s core of all things luxury, upper-class and decadent, Seminyak is where the stylish set chooses to spend holidays on the Indonesian isle. Hugging the Indian Ocean to the west and Kuta to the south, the beach town is in the thick of all that the tourist hub has to offer while presenting a more refined experience for visitors. Classy day spas sit side-by-side with fashion boutiques, artisan galleries and handicraft merchants, while by night the area comes to life with a range of fine dining eateries, bars and heady clubs.
The neighbouring beaches of Seminyak and Petitenget are characterised by their grey sand, gentle waves and quieter atmosphere than that of Kuta, and are well worth a visit to see members of the glitterati mixing with hawkers and families. Take a leisurely stroll down Jalan Seminyak and Jalan Double Six for countless shops, both glass-walled and street-side, for anything from designer knock-offs to printed kaftans, tailor-made clothing and luggage. When feet grow sore, indulge in a massage at a premier spa like Amoaras or Spa Venus Bali and then finish it off with some signature Balinese floral nail art.
The cuisine is another major draw-card of Seminyak, and while it is known as a more upmarket dining destination, there are still budget eats to be found. Legendary Indonesian fare can be found at Baku Dapa, while La Lucciola does beachfront Italian fine dining against the sunset as a backdrop. For restaurants with a high-end party atmosphere, Ku De Ta is known for its sleek design and quirky cocktails, while Potato Head must be seen to be believed with its giant installation of painted shutters. Both establishments offer creative cuisine, impressive views and pumping music for celebrations that last into the wee hours on any given night.