Imagine staying in a private villa, with your own pool, in a luxury cliff-top resort on the spectacular Bukit Peninsula in South Bali. Here, you can enjoy all the benefits of your own three-bedroom, modern holiday home – including personal butler service and the use of a car and driver – as well as all the benefits of the boutique-style resort, which has everything that you could possibly require within a secure, walled estate. This includes access, via a cable cabin, to a pristine white-sand beach-club, as well as a kids’ club, a jungle gym, a gourmet restaurant, a main swimming pool, and a fabulous cliff-top spa offering spellbinding views of the Indian Ocean.
Your personal butler will be there to greet you at Villa Gita Ungasan – your contemporary-styled, two-storey, three-bedroom residence, with a courtyard garden and a 6 x 4-metre pool lined with green Java stone. The villa is constructed of local materials, and features white palimanan walls, marble floors, and a shingle roof.
Tactile interiors, Indonesian artefacts, and a rich palette of fabrics in shades of coffee, cream and chocolate, make for an effortless elegance. On the ground floor is an open-plan living & dining room and integrated kitchen, featuring full height folding glass doors, designed to combine air conditioned comfort with tropical living around the pool deck. Here, you can live in harmony with the balmy Bali outdoors. The living area beckons with a comfortable sofa and chairs for a cosy family movie session in front of the large, international-channel TV and DVD player.
The dining area is furnished with a table for eight – perfect for a leisurely lunch that could segue effortlessly into a more formal dinner. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering, which is a blessing if you have kids, and a great opportunity to impress your companions with your cooking skills. Alternatively, you can just sit back and relax with the indulgence of your own personal chef who will prepare delicious meals with the help of the dedicated villa attendants, who will also see to all the grocery shopping; this service incurs an extra charge.
Villa Gita Ungasan has its own gas-fired barbeque grilling station, so that you can enjoy a barbequed seafood feast prepared by the chef. Of course, you may prefer to do the barbequing yourself, making the most of the sunshine, with tongs in one hand and a Bintang beer in the other (note, the BBQ must be supervised by the staff). Finally, you will always have the option of dining at the resort’s glamorous fine-dining restaurant, or you can head down to the beach club with its barefoot restaurant and bar, where you can swim, relax on the white sand beach, or have fun kayaking in the rock pool lagoon at low tide – kids love this!
The services of your villa attendants are included in rate. Two butlers share their time between of four of the private residences. They will look after all your needs, including grocery shopping, delivering and collecting your laundry, summoning your private chauffeur, reserving a table at the restaurant, or booking a massage or treatment for you at the spa. Note, the villa has a washing machine if you prefer to do your own washing.
The ground floor sleeping arrangements offer flexibility and are ideal for families with kids. Here, you will find two air-conditioned guestrooms, each with an ensuite marble bathroom fitted with a shower. One of these bedrooms is furnished with a king-size bed, and the other with twin beds that can be converted to king. Additionally, there is a separate, air-conditioned study room furnished with a desk and a sofa, which can be converted to a bed and used as an additional bedroom if required (at extra charge).
The luckiest members of the party will relish the exclusivity of the large and luxurious air-conditioned master bedroom, which covers the top floor of the villa. Featuring a soaring roof and a teakwood floor, it is furnished with a king-size bed and a desk, and equipped with an international-channel TV and DVD player for when you want to escape. This romantic bedroom is complemented by a walk-in wardrobe, a private wooden balcony with treetop views, and a marble ensuite bathroom fitted with a shower and a freestanding terrazzo bathtub.
Characterised by coralline rock walls and a traditional Balinese gateway, the garden is filled with palms, bougainvillea, and coastal shrubs, and has an ornamental pond with a bubbling water feature. The private pool is bordered by a timber sundeck furnished with sunbeds and an umbrella, outdoor tables and chairs, making this the obvious spot for reading a book, enjoying afternoon cocktails, or having a snooze. There is also the facility of an outdoor pool shower.
For sure, there is a huge choice of villas in Bali, but very few of them offer all the perks and benefits of the highly-affordable Villa Gita Ungasan, which is perfect for families, groups of friends, or even honeymooners. In fact, if you stay here, it is quite possible you will never want to leave!