Standing on the absolute seafront timber deck, with the spray from the waves teasing you slightly backwards with every crash, itâ€™s easy to forget you donâ€™t have this island all to yourself. Â Total rest and relaxation, an escape from the masses.
With its four double en-suite bedrooms (one situated in an antique wooden Joglo with its own private garden, swimming pool and beachside deck); a lounge/dining area that opens up completely onto the jacuzzi, 12m x 4m pool, tropical garden, the sea and the tiny neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan beyond; a massage bale (gazebo) and an open air living/dining area â€“ both within range of refreshing sea spray; poolside umbrellas and loungers and a private beachside deck with two massive daybeds, youâ€™ll have a hard time choosing a spot to put your feet up.
The Blue Lagoon boat is also available for other fishing and sight-seeing trips for a reasonable fee.
The bottom floor of this two-storey villa is dominated by a living and dining area that can be opened up completely on each end, the back leading to a separate fully equipped service kitchen across a lotus fish pond, and the front to the pool via a jacuzzi that extends into the lounge area. Ceiling fans supplement cooling sea breezes as you laze about on rich jewel-coloured silk cushions amidst traditional wooden Balinese artefacts and local artwork.
Tiring of the views? Settle into a movie on the surround-sound entertainment system, or do some work courtesy of wireless high-speed Internet (at an additional cost). Or simply retire to one of the four fully air conditioned bedrooms, complete with individual entertainment systems, where oversized beds dressed in more jewel-coloured silks demand afternoon naps. Three bedrooms are situated in the main villa: two queen-bedded rooms downstairs, each opening onto a sea-facing terrace, with en-suite garden bathrooms which feature two washbasins and a black terrazzo sunken bathtub and shower. A winding, floating staircase up towards the pitched roof adds a Hollywood touch. Beyond that is the impressive master suite. The bedroom is similar in style to those downstairs, although the ensuite bathroom consists of two separate outdoor areas â€“ one with a bath, shower and twin basins, one with toilet and wash basin â€“ linked by a timber walkway. A massive king-size bed is covered in regal black and red Chinese silk and crisp linen, while a teak writing desk in the corner almost makes you believe you have the next great Nobel-winning novel in you. The main attraction – aÂ lovely timber balcony overlooking the ocean and, it seems, the whole world.
The fourth bedroom lies in the Joglo suite accessed through a carved sliding door in the wall. The Joglo features a shady open-sided living room with hardwood floors, and richly carved ceilings. An adjoining kitchenette presents a breakfast bar, twin gas hobs and a fridge. In the studio-style bedroom is a king-size bed and a flat-screen TV. A sunken bath and monsoon shower are incorporated into the room. In the Joglo’s garden is an 8m pool and a seafront sunning deck.