The Hotel: Villa Raull
Surrounded by peaceful rice terraces yet just minutes away from Seminyak’s glittering attractions, guests at Villa Raull enjoy a relaxed, fuss-free tropical holiday with their nearest and dearest. Stroll down a secluded paved laneway and push open the gate to enter a lush garden framed by towering palm trees. Nestled among the greenery, Villa Raull has four spacious bedrooms, regal bathrooms, a full kitchen and a large entertaining area kitted out with satellite TV, DVD, stereo and a selection of board games. Outside lies a luxurious private pool complete with six sun loungers and a gazebo where Groupies could enjoy a tipple with friends at the end of a busy day.
Guests are greeted with a welcome drink and selection of fresh fruits on arrival and each morning sit down to a breakfast spread. While making the most of a driver for eight hours on one day, whether during a journey to the mountains or coastal sightseeing, rest easy knowing that the villa will be kept spick and span through a daily cleaning service.
Luxury Four-Bedroom Villa
- Bed size/type: King, queen, twin
- Standard occupancy: Eight people
- Maximum occupancy: 12 people
- Adding occupants above standard: Two extra children can stay at no extra charge
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.