Bali is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, be it for young backpackers, budget or affluent travelers. It is not difficult to understand why the Island of the Gods is so well-loved. Its expansive natural landscapes, rugged coastlines, and wide beaches provide a surreal backdrop to its vibrant and unique culture. To many travelers, a trip to Bali equates to a vacation in paradise.
Visitors are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right place to stay since there is an eclectic mix of accommodation options on the island. But for a perfect retreat where you can enjoy the best of Bali, you should book a private villa with a pool! Discover the top 19 private villas with a pool for a splashing good time in Bali, categorized by regions, through this article.
Located in the south of Bali, just north of Kuta, Seminyak is a tourist favorite. Unlike Kuta’s bustling atmosphere, Seminyak is much more laid-back and has a quieter beach. The upmarket town is also home to numerous high-end spas and boutiques for ultimate indulgence. Stay in one of the four villas below in Seminyak to get away from the tourist mass for some serious pampering.
For a luxuriant retreat where your every need is anticipated by a personal round-the-clock butler, i-Villa by Karaniya Experience is the perfect place for a pampering stay in Bali. Relax and unwind in the intimately private villa which is elegantly furnished with modern conveniences, just like your own home. Plunge into the private pool just outside your bedroom for a refreshing dip, or rejuvenate with a soothing spa treatment by the palm tree next to the pool. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and decadent high tea daily in the comfort of your private villa.
Explore the sights and sounds of the local area with the free bicycle provided. You will also be able to enjoy free chauffeured transport service within the Petitenget and Seminyak area, as well as return airport transfer, and a mobile phone with pre-credit available to use throughout your stay. Experience world-class celebrity treatment by staying at i-Villa by Karaniya Experience!
i-Villa - by Karaniya Experience
Address: Jalan Raya Petitenget, 80361 Seminyak (see map)
Price: from 293 USD
Travelers Review: Superb 9.4 (from 179 reviews)
KoenoKoeni Villa is a grand 11-villa property just a 5-minute walk to Petitenget Beach and a 5-minute drive to Double Six Beach. Depending on your group size, choose from a selection of one, two or three-bedroom villas that are elegantly designed with Balinese accents. Each individual villa features an airy living and dining area that open up to the sun deck and private pool. There is an on-site Tenong Cafe overlooking a quiet street, so you can people-watch while enjoying the delectable Indonesian delicacies and international cuisine. But if you would like to dine indoors, you may also request for in-villa private dining or barbeque arrangements.
Address: Jalan Telaga Waja, Petitenget - Seminyak, 80361 Seminyak (see map)
Price: from 226 USD
Travelers Review: Superb 9.3 (from 89 reviews)
Conveniently located in Seminyak, the 4-bedroom Villa Avrora is an exotic villa getaway for a group of eight guests. The Seminyak Square Shopping Mall and several fancy restaurants, shops and sandy beaches are located either a short walk or drive away for all the lively action. Upon entering the villa, be transported into an entirely different idyllic world, surrounded by a lush tropical garden with a large 17-meter (55.8-foot) wide private pool. Coupled with spacious rooms with exquisite Balinese interiors, comfortable beds and equipped with all the modern amenities you can think of, Villa Avrora makes the ideal accommodation for a well-deserved vacation in Bali.
Address: Jalan Batu Belig, Gang Gelatik, 80361 Seminyak (see map)
Price: from 256 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.7 (from 12 reviews)
Set on 1,000 square meters (10,763.9 square feet) of a securely enclosed private garden, The Retreat, Pondok Sugi is a luxury villa featuring a large outdoor pool in Seminyak. Just a leisurely 8-minute walk from Batu Belig Beach, the detached villa has six luxury king-size bedrooms, each with a private ensuite bathroom, which is perfect for large groups traveling together because they can maintain their privacy when appropriate. Whip up your own meals in the fully equipped modern kitchen, or host an outdoor BBQ party with the facility in the sprawling garden.
While The Retreat is tucked away from the main streets of Seminyak to ensure a peaceful stay, you will still be able to reach the shops and restaurants in the vicinity fairly quickly with a short drive out. With the large outdoor pool right smack on site, you can jump in for a dip anytime you wish. The Retreat, Pondok Sugi is truly a beautiful home away from home, that brings you the best of everything in Bali.
The Retreat, Pondok Sugi
Address: Gg. Daksina, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara Kabupaten Badung, 80361 Seminyak (see map)
Price: from 395 USD
Travelers Review: Superb 9.2 (from 10 reviews)
Designed by Dutch designer, Piet Boon, Villa Ipanema is a stunning contemporary two-story villa with five bedrooms. On the ground floor, you will find two king rooms with direct access to the fantastic 17-meter (55.7-foot) pool and a queen room neatly tucked behind a traditional Balinese Bale, where you can enjoy a relaxing massage or a shaded siesta. Comfortable seagrass sun loungers are set around the pool, where you can sit down and enjoy a glass of cocktail. On the second floor of the villa, you will find two king rooms boasting a gorgeous view of the emerald rice paddies and greenery that surround it. All the bedrooms come with a TV, air-conditioning, a fan, a safety deposit box and an ensuite bathroom with open-air showers and bathtubs. Despite the strong temptation to stay put, exploring beyond the villa will be a decision you would never regret, because the Batubelig Beach and the trendy beach club, La Laguna, are located a mere 100 meters (328 feet) away.
Located down a small lane, within a secure and tranquil complex of private villas is Villa Kyah, which features three large bedrooms with stylish ensuite bathrooms, comfortable king-sized beds, and safety deposit boxes. Relax on the sun loungers set around the large pool, or unwind in the tropical gardens and manicured lawns, which are surrounded by a high perimeter wall to ensure complete privacy for guests. Prepare a meal for yourself in the open-plan Western kitchen, which is well-equipped with a stove, a microwave, a refrigerator, a water dispenser, cutlery, and chinaware. If you prefer to eat out, there are plenty of dining options close by. Hip cafes such as Gusto, which serves unique flavors of ice cream and gelato, are found within walking distance of the villa, while the Eat Street, known for its abundance of cafes, high-end boutiques, art galleries, and lavish spas, is only a 5-minute drive away. The villa manager and the team are more than happy to address any questions or inquiries you may have, so you can be sure to have a smooth and enjoyable stay at Villa Kyah.
Sandwiched between the ever-bustling Kuta and chic Seminyak towns is Legian, which enjoys all the perks of fantastic shopping and bars without the chaotic crowd in the main touristy Kuta town. Being away from all the rowdy behaviour in Kuta means you are able to soak in the island’s beautiful natural environment at a more relaxing pace. Discover the real Bali at your leisure by staying in one of the four villas with a pool mentioned in this section.
Built in 2016, the two-story Villa Cozy Corner is located only a 6-minute walk from the North Legian Beach and close to the Legian Art Market as well as shops and restaurants. Enjoy complete privacy once you step into the compounds as the villa is situated within a quiet, high-walled, gated compound featuring a huge mango tree. There are three bedrooms in Cozy Corner, fitted with a private pool, a balcony, a bathroom, and a terrace.
With the spacious and fully-equipped kitchen in the villa, enjoy the freedom to eat as and when you wish. It is also great that everything in the villa, from furniture, bedding to household appliances are spanking new as they were only purchased in November 2017. As a detached villa right in the heart of Legian yet away from its noisy neighbors, Villa Cozy Corner lives up to its name for a relaxing holiday.
Villa Cozy Corner
Address: Jl.Raya Legian Kaja 441, 80361 Legian (see map)
Price: from 139 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.8 (from 11 reviews)
Just like Villa Cozy Corner, Villa Satu Satu is a private three-bedroom villa located in the heart of Legian within walking distance of the beach. All three bedrooms come with separate ensuite bathrooms, as well as a TV and safety deposit boxes for safekeeping of valuables. In the middle of the villa is a private outdoor pool with beach chairs for you to relax in. If you have little ones in tow, you will appreciate the toys provided by the pool to keep them entertained. Across from the pool are the open-concept lounge, dining area and fully-contained kitchen, where you can gather and unwind after exploring Bali for the full day. If there is anything you need, just seek help from the friendly villa manager who will gladly assist you to ensure a truly relaxing and hassle-free vacation at Villa Satu Satu.
Villa Satu Satu
Address: Jalan Werkudara Gg.2 No 11, 80361 Legian (see map)
Price: from 153 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.6 (from 25 reviews)
Strategically located in the Legian city center, Alaya Dedaun Kuta is a stylish boutique villa hotel just a short drive from Bali’s favorite playground - Kuta beach. There are 12 private villas at the hotel and personal butler service is provided. Step into the spacious villa secluded within a tropical garden with a relaxing ambiance that allows you to completely unwind and forget all your worries. Fitted with a canopied bed, exquisite Balinese interiors and indulging bathroom amenities, the bedroom suite evokes a romantic atmosphere all around.
Be treated like royalty with the attentive and smiley butler service. In the morning, enjoy a unique floating breakfast in the private outdoor pool. In addition, you can also tuck into a delightful afternoon tea and help yourself to the well-stocked mini-bar in the villa. You may also choose to enjoy a romantic dinner or learn to cook some tasty Balinese dishes in the comfort of your villa. Alaya Dedaun Kuta is the perfect place for affordable luxury in Bali, so good you may not want to leave!
Alaya Dedaun Kuta
Address: Jalan Raya Legian Kuta Bali, 80361 Legian (see map)
Price: from 275 USD
Travelers Review: Superb 9.3 (from 106 reviews)
Villa Lestari Legian is a relatively new villa located just a short walk from the Legian Art Market in the city center but in a quiet area to provide guests with much-needed privacy. There are three queen-size bedrooms in the modern two-story villa. The large bedrooms may look simple with minimalistic decor, but they are definitely immaculate and fitted with modern amenities, including private ensuite bathrooms so you do not need to fight to use the bath. Outside the villa, there is a heated outdoor pool with sun decks and a separate bathroom for visitors. Enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool anytime you wish. Villa Lestari Legian is certainly well-positioned with a short walk to shops, restaurants, spas, and bars while ensuring your privacy for a relaxing holiday.
Villa Lestari Legian
Address: Jalan Raya Legian Kuta Bali, 80361 Legian (see map)
Price: from 146 USD
Travelers Review: Superb 9.3 (from 7 reviews)
Formerly a tiny fishing village with a daily market, Jimbaran Bay is located on the southwestern coast of Bali, just south of Kuta and the airport. Since the 1980s, Jimbaran Bay has transformed rapidly to become the “Beverly Hills of Bali”, where most of Bali’s 5-star beach hotels and resorts can be found. A crystal white sandy beach, fantastic surfing and swimming conditions, picturesque natural attractions and great seafood are the main tourist draws at Jimbaran Bay. This is a fabulous district to stay in if you wish to holiday in style, and here are two recommended private villas in Jimbaran Bay with a pool that you must check out.
If you love to surf, you will be delighted with Kedonganan Beach Villa’s sheer proximity from the fantastic beach – it is only a 2-minute walk away! Having its construction recently completed in February 2016, the luxury villa boasts a chic design in a secure, gated estate. There are three airy bedrooms in the two-story villa with a 10-meter (32.8-foot) wide swimming pool surrounded by a lush landscaped garden. The villa is pretty much self-contained with everything you need away from the crowds in Kuta, Seminyak, and Legian yet within a short drive away from supermarkets, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere in the stylish neighborhood where you can simply enjoy the comfort in absolute peace. In the evening, do not forget to check out the romantic sunset by the beach with your loved one just a stone’s throw away.
Kedonganan Beach Villa
Address: Jl. Segara Wangi No.33 , 80361 Jimbaran (see map)
Price: from 380 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.7 (from 6 reviews)
Perched on a ridge overlooking the beautiful Jimbaran Bay, Temple Hill Residence Villa is set in a secluded and private area offering a selection of large villas with luxurious private pools. Designed to blend in with the rising contours, the villas are fully self-contained for an indulgent retreat in Bali. Lounge on the private sundeck by the pool, while your companion enjoys a refreshing dip in the pool. In the evening, you may gather for a private barbeque party at the poolside, or enjoy a hassle-free dinner at Pepe Nero’s on-site, or head to the surreal beach for a sumptuous seafood dinner. A stay at Temple Hill Residence Villa will assure you of a much-needed retreat with the perfect balance of privacy, comfort, and style.
Temple Hill Residence Villa
Address: Jl. Wanagiri, 80362 Jimbaran (see map)
Price: from 300 USD
Travelers Review: Superb 9.3 (from 157 reviews)
Villa Jamalu is a stunning three-story villa that sits on the white sands of Bali’s east coast. Aside from offering some of the best views of the island, Villa Jamalu also features excellent facilities including a gym, a spa room, a yoga space, a pool table, a PlayStation, and a limestone swimming pool, all of which can be enjoyed while listening to music on the integrated Bose music system. On top of that, the dedicated staff will make guests feel entirely at home with their outstanding service. Despite the temptation to linger around in the villa without doing anything, you would be pleasantly surprised to find a wide array of fine dining options at Karma Resort and Four Seasons Resort just a 15-minute walk away. Some convenience shops and the Gorgonzola Pizza and Wine Bar are within walking distance of the villa as well.
Ubud is often referred to as the cultural hub of Bali and it is not difficult to understand why. The central Bali town is characterized by its flourishing arts and crafts scene – it is dotted with plenty of art workshops, galleries, and outstanding architecture. It is nothing like the vibrant beach party scene in Kuta, instead, the artistic vibes evoke a unique charm that is hard to find elsewhere in Bali. If this sounds exactly like a veritable paradise for you, discover the three best private villas with a pool in Ubud in this section.
Nestled in the dense forest of the Petanu River Valley in Tegallalang, Tejaprana Resort & Spa is a deluxe resort hotel offering 28 well-appointed private villas. Wake up to the warmth of the morning sun every day as all the luxurious villas face the east. Loosen up as you breathe in phytoncides in the fresh air surrounding the forest, and feel your mood lighten up as you gaze at the lush greenery out there. If you like, embrace the fascinating Balinese landscape further with a rejuvenating soak in the outdoor natural stone bathtub or the infinity plunge pool in the privacy of your villa.
After a fabulous breakfast in the restaurant, partake in interesting activities to experience the local culture at the resort, such as a two-hour cycling trip through the charming village or an experiential cooking class with an opportunity to visit traditional markets to source for fresh local ingredients. Or if you’d prefer, you may also take the free shuttle service, which runs four times daily, to explore attractions around center Ubud. Don’t forget to pamper yourself at Chatraka Spa for an out-of-the-world massage or a spa treatment set in the amazing natural scenery around you before you leave. Stay at Tejaprana Resort & Spa for the best travel memories you can create in Ubud.
Tejaprana Resort & Spa
Address: Br. Sapat, Tegallalang - Ubud - Gianyar (see map)
Price: from 232 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.5 (from 776 reviews)
Sweet Ginger Villa is a two-bedroom private villa overlooking an idyllic pool in a hidden area in Ubud. Constructed with local stones and wood, the entrance to the villa exudes authentic Balinese charm. Step inside and you will discover a contemporary haven fitted with modern amenities for your convenience, such as a beautiful tropical flower garden by the pool. Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool anytime you wish, or enjoy your suntan on the beach chairs provided. The villa is also amazingly well-maintained with large living spaces to relish in. Together with professional and friendly staff that will gladly assist all your needs, Sweet Ginger Villa certainly makes for a sweet and memorable Bali stay.
Sweet Ginger Villa
Address: Jalan Batu Kurung II, 80571 Ubud (see map)
Price: from 170 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.5 (from 17 reviews)
Set on the outskirts of Ubud town with rolling scenic landscapes, Buana Tirta Ubud Villa is a private two-bedroom property offering a private outdoor pool. Each space in the villa, from the bedroom, bathroom to the kitchen, dining area and terrace are luxuriously large and elegantly furnished for the greatest comfort. Free private parking is provided on site for those who drive. Even if you don’t, do not worry about the hassle of exploring the cultural town for complimentary shuttle service is provided at all times. The best part of a stay in Buana Tirta Ubud Villa has to be its exemplary service staff. They are always eager to assist with all your needs and queries, providing local recommendations on the best places to eat and even helping to arrange activities for you to enjoy authentic Balinese culture.
Buana Tirta Ubud Villa
Address: Jalan RSI Markandya II, 80571 Ubud (see map)
Price: from 119 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.8 (from 57 reviews)
Convenience meets tranquility with the Villa Candi Kecil Empat. A short distance away from the city center, you will have access to the myriad activities found there, such as the historical Elephant Cave, Goa Gajah just a short 8 minutes drive away.
Bask in the cool air-conditioning that lets you take a breather from the warm air outside and prepare you for an additional day of activities ahead. If you want to soak in the sun, kick off your shoes and step out into the expansive lawn or finish off that novel as you recline by the pool. The interior will prove to be of equal mettle, with white drapes, soft beds that promise a peaceful sleep. This villa is capable of handling a dinner party, with numerous spaces where your guests can hang around before partaking in a meal at the dining table that seats 12. Should you require any assistance or housekeeping services, you can be assured that the manager is always on hand just for you.
Off the beaten tourist path in the northern and eastern part of Bali
Perhaps you have visited Bali many times and have explored almost everything there is to find in the mainstream tourist belt in Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Jimbaran Bay or even ventured to its cultural capital - Ubud. In this case, it is time to check out off the beaten tourist paths in Tulamben and Lovina.
Located on the northeastern coast of Bali, Tulamben is a little coastal village lined with a unique black sandy beach covered by smooth, fist-size rocks. Home to the best diving sites in Bali, Tulamben’s reputable Alamanda Reef and Kubu Reef makes the laid-back village a godsend for enthusiastic scuba divers. You may also head up north to the peaceful town of Lovina fronting the rustic Bali Sea. The village adopts a very slow and traditional pace of life where you can dive, snorkel, fish or go on a dolphin-watching trip all day. Read this section for two of the best private villas with a pool in these two hidden gems in Bali.
Formerly known as Monkey Bungalows, the newly refurbished Relax Bali Residence - Villas is situated on the fringe of the Kubu village in Tulamben facing the fascinating Bali coast. Divers will rejoice at the sheer closeness of fascinating reefs right in front of the resort. Tall coconut trees line the sandy beach, dancing gracefully to the refreshing breeze and making the perfect backdrop for a relaxing holiday. Enjoy absolute peace and privacy as you stroll through the surrounding tropical forest. Visit the biggest Hindu and Buddhist Temples, traditional markets, and even the majestic volcanic mountains Agung and Batur, which are well connected to the resort.
Even if you simply want to relax in the private villa, you can do so in the two luxurious cabanas by the private freshwater pool in utmost comfort. The 5 x 8 meters (16.4 x 26.2 feet) pool with a depth of 1.4 meters (4.6 feet) is sufficiently large to enjoy a pleasant swim if the sea is not for you. Keep yourself entertained with a selection of international cable channels or watch a movie using the in-room DVD player. Relax Bali Residence - Villas certainly lives up to its name of offering excellent villas for pure relaxation in Bali.
Relax Bali Residence - Villas
Address: Jalan Puskesmas Relax Bali Resort, 80853 Tulamben (see map)
Price: from 398 USD
Travelers Review: Exceptional 9.5 (from 24 reviews)
Located just steps away from the unassuming Lovina Beach, Villa Teman is a deluxe villa accommodation featuring a private pool and kitchen facilities in the tranquil Kalibubuk village in Lovina. To ensure that guests would enjoy exclusive privacy on site, there are only three villas at Villa Teman, with one three-bedroom villa in the center surrounded by two separate two-bedroom villas on both sides. There is an attentive villa maid to take care of your daily needs throughout your stay, and he or she will also serve you delicious breakfast every morning to energize you for the day.
Live like a local and go slow to enjoy the unique charms of this traditional village. Start the day with a sunrise dolphin-watching tour on a traditional boat to catch the lovely sight of wild dolphins frolicking in the warm blue sea. Then, learn how to whip up a tasty Balinese meal with your talented villa maid. Indulge in a soothing massage or spa treatment right in the comfort of your villa or at one of the many spas in the Lovina area. Alternatively, you can simply take a refreshing dip in the pool. Forget all the bustle of hectic city life with the exceptional service and amenities at Villa Teman. Be treated like a king or queen without burning a big hole in your wallet.
Address: Jalan Palem Kalibubuk, 81152 Lovina (see map)
Price: from 145 USD
Travelers Review: Superb 9.2 (from 79 reviews)
Indulge in a well-deserved break in Bali
For a splashing good time in Bali with all your travel companions under one roof in a private villa, check into one of the above 20 best private villas with a pool. Enjoy a luxuriant retreat in one of the world’s most tourist-friendly destinations – the beautiful Island of Gods, Bali!
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