Not many villas offer a pool that creeps into the villa itself (OK, the villa's twin, Villa Nataraja, next door does) where you can sit in the refreshing water, out of the sun, and enjoy the company of friends or family with the huge patio doors folded back to ease in the breezes. Set in the centre of a delightful garden surrounded by traditional Balinese red-brick walls and lined with all manner of tropical plants, the 12m pool complete with jacuzzis (one within the villa’s lounge), connects the outdoors with the inside. Sun beds litter the lawn and a pleasant corner balé (gazebo) is perfect for enjoying sundowners. The door...s fold back to create an attractive open feel to the living and dining areas, off which are two of the three double bedrooms. A ‘floating’ spiral staircase leads up to the third. Vibrant paintings lift dark wood and rattan furniture, historic photos show a bygone Bali era and traditional statues add colour. Although not old (built 2005) Majapahit Beach – Villa Raj has a pleasant aged feel, not dissimilar to a Tuscan villa, with deep wooded floorboards and sepia walls. The net result is intimate and cosy. Four similar villas make up the Majapahit Beach Estate. One of which (four-bedroomed Villa Maya) is absolute beachfront. The 3-bedroom Majapahit Beach – Villa Raj and its near twin Villa Natarajaare set just back from the beach within private walled gardens Out of the carved garden gateway and down high, brick-walled lanes reminiscent of traditional Bali villages, is the sea and a small shared sundeck area complete with loungers and a shrine decked in black and white checked poleng. Here, guest can sit back and enjoy watching the surfers on the reef by the point. There is a team of staff running the estate: some – cook, cleaners and butlers - are dedicate to a specific villa, and some are shared – chef, 24-hour security, masseuses and car/driver. The car and spa services are paid for on a usage basis. Provisioning can be done by the chef on guest account for a small fee. A priced restaurant-style menu is available, although guests can choose whatever they wish (subject to availability!) Guests who book five nights or more at Majapahit Beach Villas are treated to a complimentary trip aboard the villas’ private traditional Balinese fishing boat (max six people) to the idyllic snorkelling spot known as The Blue Lagoon. The boat is also available for other fishing and sight-seeing trips for a reasonable fee.Read more
Majapahit Beach - Villa Raj Ketewel, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
Majapahit Beach Villas are down a small track a kilometre or so off the main Denpasar–KlungKung bypass. They face out over the Badung Strait with Nusa Penida in the distance. This stretch of black sand beach with its excellent reef break is good for experienced surfers, but strong currents and a swirling high tide that covers the beach all the way up to the villas’ sea wall mean that this is not really the spot for swimming. Nearby is little other than a few sleepy local houses and a tiny temple spotted amongst the rice terraces; grazing cows; fields of tapioca and chillies and pockets of coconut palms. The village of Ketewel is only a few minutes’ away, while Sukawati, famous for its cheap local market, is a couple of kilometres inland en route to the cultural and artistic heart of Bali, Ubud.
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