Written by Stephanie Peeters
What makes a family holiday memorable? Apart from your travel companions, the shared experiences – especially a dream family accommodation – makes all the difference!
How about a beachfront three or four-bedroom luxury private villa, where you can enjoy stunning views of the ocean? Throw in a private pool just steps from your bed, and you’ve levelled up the luxury factor by a notch.
With attentive staff attending to your every need, and your villa equipped with luxurious in-villa amenities and facilities, you would expect all of these to cost an arm and a leg.
But guess what, these spacious stays that can accommodate up to eight people generally cost less than USD 800 a night – such a steal!
What more can you possibly ask for?
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Magical views of Mount Agung and Nusa Penida: Villa Samudra (from $626)
Villa Samudra is located at Pabean Beach, a coastal town found on the beautiful black volcanic coastline on the east of Sanur.
Here, if the skies are clear, you can see Mount Agung in the distance.
This villa is decorated beautifully with traditional Balinese art pieces, textiles and custom furniture, and modern entertainment is also catered for with an in-villa home theater set.
This stunning seaside holiday haven even comes with a private chef to cook mouthwatering dishes for you and your loved ones during your stay. You can also opt for a lovely BBQ feast in the expansive garden of the estate.
Are you tempted to jump into their 20-metre swimming pool?
You can live the sweet tropical island life here – swimming, sunbathing, sipping cocktails and dining alfresco style at the beachfront dining balé, while enjoying luxurious air-conditioned comfort in the villa. Best of both worlds!
The villa is ideal for kids too! Toys, pool fence, baby cot and high chairs are available at additional charges.2. Traditional Javanese house with private beach access: Citakara Sari Villas (from USD $705)
The Citakara Sari Villas comprises of three amazing oceanfront two-bedroom luxury villas, which can be rented out separately or together as one big holiday haven, perfect for large families and special events.
You’ll stay in restored traditional Javanese houses, crafted out of ancient teak wood and topped by signature high soaring rooftops, while the interior is ruled by antiques and artwork.
The estate sits on 6200 square metres of tropical land and it features a large oceanfront infinity pool. The pool is adjoined by a shallow wading pool for the kids to splash around in while you swim laps to the ocean view.
This six-bedroom luxury villa is located just 3 kilometres from the peaceful coastal town of Candidasa, and the villa not only boasts of a huge private tropical garden, but also a tennis court, spa and sauna.
What more could you possibly wish for?
Oh, did we mention that you can also sunbathe at a private beach? It’s the best place to soak up those ocean views! The sea is also perfect for snorkeling.
Kids, young and old, can entertain themselves for hours at the on-site playground while you can stretch yourselves at the Yoga Balé, indulge a spa treatment or a hot steaming sauna session!
3. Inspiring views and direct access to coral lagoon: Tirta Nila Beach House (from USD $797)
This stunning four-bedroom villa is located on a beautiful protected coral lagoon that’s rich in marine life and perfectly safe for swimming and snorkelling, along the pristine coastline of Candidasa in the east of Bali.
Staying at this luxurious oceanfront beach house surrounds you with the unspoiled nature of the island, away from the crowds yet close to a handful of pretty cafes, restaurants, and an extraordinary range of unique things to do in Candidasa.
From the contemporary double-storey luxury villa, you can gaze at the enchanting ocean view with magnificent sacred mountains and tropical islands as the backdrop.
The bedrooms are opulent and perfectly comfortable. The master suite even boasts of a designer bathtub and a breezy balcony, where you can soak up the ocean view all day.
Laze the day away on the comfy reclining chairs, right by your own private infinity pool with your favorite cocktail or a yummy tropical juice. You even have a private gourmet chef so you don’t need to worry about eating anything you don’t enjoy.
If you want a bit of the sand and sea, simply head out to the private beach, which is fitted with badminton and volleyball nets, so you can even have a family tournament!
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For a night of in-villa entertainment, cuddle up together in the air-conditioned media room with popcorn and drinks to watch a movie or two. Board games and a mini library (stocked with fashion and design magazines) are also available.
With so much pampering, you have to be warned – it might be traumatic to leave!
4. Waterfront paradise with private speedboat & captain: Sunset Villa at Puri Tirta Villas (from USD $687)
This amazing luxury villa actually has a private dock from where you can step onto from your own private speedboat. (No, we are not kidding!)
You don’t need to worry about how to handle the gear – a personal captain is part of the deal. So you just need to relax, enjoy the view and have a great time with your loved ones.
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Villa Sunset features a contemporary air-conditioned living pavilion, ruled by beautiful teak wood and full-length glass sliding doors to maximize the ocean view.
The three bedrooms are perfectly restful and comfortable, complete with private en-suites to bathe beneath the clear blue sky. Two bedrooms enjoy direct access to the garden and the upper master suite boasts of terrific ocean views that you can wake up to every morning.
The sparkling 20-metre swimming pool is an oasis that blends in seamlessly with the blue of the ocean. You can spend your days swimming laps, sipping cocktails in the jacuzzi, or lounging by the poolside.
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If you get bored, you can even kayak out towards the nearby mangroves (kayaks are provided by the villa for free)! The neighbouring water sports centre also provide activities such as jet-skiing and wakeboarding from the villa’s private jetty.
Every day, you will be treated to magical ocean views as the sun sets over the island. (It’s little wonder how the villa got its name!)
Isn’t it simply the best place to open a chilled bottle of wine and gather for a delicious dinner beneath the starry night sky?
If you are looking for smaller villas on a budget, do check out the Cempaka and Alamanda villas that are also part of the Puri Tirta villas complex, where you can enjoy similar stunning sunset views and great facilities!
5. Sunset views from the garden jacuzzi: Villa Hanani (from USD $533)
This oceanfront luxury stay is found in the beautiful bay of Jimbaran in the south of Bali, not too far from the airport.
The beach awaits almost at your doorstep and the villa is very close to the famous seafood bay. Do remember to enjoy a family seafood dinner at sunset!
The Balinese-style living pavilion is tropical yet sophisticated. From both the living and dining areas, you can gaze at the ocean view.
All three bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and perfectly restful. The decadent master bedroom even boasts of a jacuzzi bathtub in its en-suite for an ultimate relaxation at the end of another day in paradise.
You’ll love to take a stroll in the expansive garden that overlooks the ocean. And doesn’t the private pool look simply inviting?
You can let the kids run around freely on the manicured lawn, while you refresh yourself with a traditional Balinese massage by the poolside or sip cocktails in the open-air jacuzzi.
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Life doesn’t get better than this!
In the evening, Villa Hanani is surrounded by a sea of lights, adding a magical ambience to the estate.
This also creates the perfect setting for a romantic candlelight dinner with your loved one as you are serenaded by the sound of the sea.
6. Swim towards infinity in Nusa Dua: The Asmara Heavenly Residence Asmara (from USD $750)
This piece of beauty sits at the edge of a cliff in Nusa Dua, and will take your breath away with the uninterrupted ocean views.
The Asmara Heavenly Residence, featuring two three-bedroom villas and a four-bedroom villa, is heavenly indeed, perfect for families seeking an extraordinary holiday getaway in Bali.
Each villa boasts of a remarkable cliff-edge infinity pool that appears to merge with the ocean. Swim to the edge of the pool or relax in the jacuzzi – the view is simply magical!
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The living pavilions are modern and comfortable, designed with glass walls and air-conditioning, so you can enjoy the magnificent view all day long, in or out of the hot tropical sun.
You’ll even get 24-hour butler service and a state-of-the-art entertainment set. Now that’s luxury for the whole family!
7. Hidden luxury retreat in the unspoiled nature of West Bali: Villa Delmara (from USD $326)
Class, sophistication and magnificent views await at Villa Delmara, located right at Bali’s Balian Beach.
This four-bedroom holiday retreat features a majestic uniquely-designed double-storey villa, a gorgeous free-form infinity pool and a massive garden ruled by endless green lawns and towering coconut palms overlooking the sea.
Around the pool, there are deluxe daybeds, beanbags, and reclining chairs where you can soak up the sun.
You can enjoy the views of either the ocean or the pool (or even both!) from each of the four bedrooms. The en-suite bathrooms are fitted with large soaking bathtubs and outdoor showers, embracing the tropical life.
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Who wouldn’t want to relax in the bathtub while soaking in this amazing view of Bali?
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Villa Delmara is a lovely family retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of town and is great value for money.
Kids can run around on the lawn, play at the beach and have some unforgettable water fun in the pool. Won’t all these make lovely memories for an unforgettable family holiday?
8. Solar-panel beachfront stay in rice paddies: Villa Tantangan (from USD $750)
The ocean view is not the only magnificent sight your eyes are treated to during your stay at this luxury getaway in Tabanan.
To get to the villa, you will be walking through a 3-kilometre-long rice paddy path. So you can imagine – your sanctuary is indeed in the middle of the paddy fields!
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With solar panels on the rooftop, you can be sure this is an environmentally-friendly accommodation, enriched by elegant Balinese elements such as bamboo and local timbers.
From the open-air living pavilion, you can enjoy the sea breeze, the wonderful views of the ocean and a dip in your private swimming pool.
There is a dedicated media room for entertainment as well as an office space which can be converted into a kids’ nanny’s bedroom.
At sunset, imagine sitting on the cliff-edge balé and enjoying some intimate heart-to-heart talk with your loved ones – how blissful!
If you want to venture out, the villa is near the Tanah Lot Temple, Nirwana Golf Course and the hot spots of Canggu too!
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9. Magical view of Mount Agung: Villa Pushpapuri (from USD $738)
If you stay at Villa Pushpapuri, you will be treated to a stunning 360-degree ocean view with the majestic Mount Agung as the backdrop.
Villa Pushpapuri is located in Ketewel, a sleepy Balinese village on the southeast coast of Bali. The villa is surrounded by rice paddies, tobacco plantations and coconut groves. Despite so, the airport is actually just a 30-minute drive away, so it’s still pretty accessible!
The huge landscaped garden is open to the sea and it features an inviting 20-metre swimming pool to dip into, with a shallow end for the kids.
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Thirsty? You can simply get your drinks at the nearby pool bar and continue relaxing on the comfy reclining chairs.
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The master suite is tucked in a stand-alone double-storey pavilion. On the first floor, there is an air-conditioned sitting room equipped with a TV and a Playstation. This room can be set up as an additional bedroom as well – perfect for families.
Villa Pushpapuri features elegant Balinese-inspired furnishings, four deluxe bedroom suites, and state-of-the-art entertainment facilities.
In fact, there’s even a special dedicated games room with a billiard table and a dartboard. Toys, games and children’s DVDs are also provided to keep the little ones happy!
10. Private beach with ocean view: Villa Bakung (from USD $693)
Villa Bakung is a contemporary four-bedroom beachfront holiday retreat, part of the Siri Mendira Beach Villas. Located near the peaceful town of Candidasa, the surroundings of Villa Bakung are untouched and beautiful!
From the private stretch of white sandy beach, beyond the ocean, you’ll be able to see the volcanic Mount Agung in the distance.
The upper rooms enjoy mesmerizing ocean views and if you’re staying in the rooms downstairs, you’ll enjoy direct access to the infinity pool.
The long lap pool appears to stretch out all the way to the sea, flanked by a stone sundeck with reclining chairs on one side and a grassy lawn on the other. Isn’t it the perfect place for the kids to play while you work on your gorgeous holiday tan?
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Each bedroom is fitted with a stunning canopied super king-size bed and the attached bathrooms feature large soaking bathtubs that you can relax in at the end of the day.
Both the living and the dining pavilions feature open-plan designs, and sometimes, don’t you just want to spend lazy afternoons lounging in the comfy sofas tucked with light blue Batik pillows?
In the evenings, you can enjoy hearty family dinners on the long teak timber dining table where you can be serenaded by the sounds of the sea.
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11. Family getaway with a private sandy beach: Villa Cempaka (from USD $750)
Villa Cempaka is the sister of Villa Bakung, both of which are part of Siri Mendira Beach Villas.
This four-bedroom holiday getaway features a sprawling landscaped garden that overlooks a private white sandy beach and the infinite ocean.
Perfect for volleyball in the afternoon!
The sea is also safe for swimming and snorkeling, while kids can build the sandcastle of their dreams.
From the open-plan living room, you can enjoy almost direct access to the 17-metre swimming pool, where you can swim towards the horizon.
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The pool is surrounded by a grassy lawn where the little ones can run around on. And by the poolside, there sits a dining balé where you can enjoy lovely alfresco family dinners by the seaside.
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All four bedrooms are luxurious, fitted with super king-size bed and bathtubs in the en-suites. The upstairs master suite is adjoined with a breezy balcony where you soak up the panoramic ocean view when you wake up in the morning.
The state-of-the-art satellite TV and DVD-player are elegantly hidden away in a wooden cabinet, only visible during those cozy family movie evenings.
12. Castle by the sea near dreamy Canggu: Villa Makanda
Seeking a luxury holiday haven near the surf paradise beaches of Canggu? Villa Makanda will not disappoint! Located right by the sea in the coastal town of Seseh, this stunning villa is a true hidden gem.
The huge tropical garden boasts of a crystal clear swimming pool tiled with natural green Java stones. Around the pool, there are comfy daybeds where you can snooze the day away to the sound of the wind blowing through the palm trees and the mighty ocean crashing in the background.
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The four opulent villa suites are designed with full-length glass walls where you can gaze at the enchanting views the entire day.
Draped in chic white curtains, you can wake up in comfy king-size beds, and each bathroom comes with a huge sunken spa-style bathtub with ocean view.
The elegant open-plan living room is furnished with beautiful antiques and traditional artifacts. Huge comfy sofas tucked with plush pillows make the most comfortable lounge spot imaginable where you can gaze at the garden and ocean view.
The expansive manicured lawn outside also makes a great playground for the kids and lends itself perfectly for BBQ garden parties or special events such as a magical white wedding.
Living in such luxury, you will be like kings, queens, princes and princesses in a true fairytale castle.