Villas in Seminyak: An Essence of Bali

Did you know more than 4 million people visit Bali each year and there are only 3.5 million inhabitants on the whole island. Since Julia Roberts filmed Eat, Pray, Love in Bali the buzz surrounding the island has been electric. The island of Bali does very little to advertise itself to the outside world but still acts like a magnet for a plethora of tourists from all over the globe.

That is one of the main things I like about the island is that you really do get a mixing pot of races, nationalities and religions. Bali has an all-round appeal with its, nightclubs, beaches, surfing, extreme activities, nature, mountains, unique culture, backpacking hostels, luxury villas and boutique resorts. In Bali you can find rich tourists, tourists travelling on a shoe-string and expats, all from Europe, China, Japan, Jakarta, America, Russia, Korea, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

Bali's location in south East Asia, its welcoming religion, cheap rates and natural features make it the perfect holiday destination for people from all the continents of the world.

Poppies 1 and 2 have been serving the needs of surfers, students and backpackers for years now; but the development of luxury designer villas and hotels is accelerating at a fair old pace. If you look anywhere in the Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Kerobokan and Changgu you can see development. The great thing about this development is it is mostly low rise so you do not see the ruinous development like that seen in Spain (Costa del Sol). The big hotels tend to only be a maximum of 5 stories tall but the majority of the construction is single story villas.

Bali resort private villas

If you do decide to visit Bali on holiday I can be very confusing when deciding where to stay. There are many popular areas but my favourite is Seminyak.

In Seminyak you are far enough away from Kuta to get away from the backpackers and students but close enough to take part in the madness if you so wish. In Seminyak you have great beaches that are relaxed and have less people trying to sell sarongs and massages. Also on certain days the waves get really big and you can watch the pro surfers catching waves at 66 or KuDeTa wave breaks. Seminyak also has some great shops for any kind of retail therapy you need; fashion, design, antiques, technology. The cherry on top of the Seminyak cake is the busy but not crazy nightlife; great restaurants (cheap and expensive), bars and nightclubs.

It took me a long time to decide where to stay but I settled on a fantastic place called Essence Villas. The villas have a traditional open Balinese design but with all the modern comforts. The villa has a private road taking us into a quiet location where I could really kick back and relax. As we sat drinking our morning coffee I could feel the cooling breeze come sweeping through the open kitchen. After taking a dip in the pool and soak up some tropical sun we headed down into Seminyak town to taste some local food. I really suggest you try the ‘nasi campur’ which is literally translated ‘mixed rice’, it is white rice served with a choice of vegetable dishes or meat dishes.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Bali and I am glad that I stayed in Seminyak. A drive to the airport and I was away from the magical island of Bali. I forgot to mention that without the Balinese people Bali would not be the place that it is. There is something about the aesthetic beauty of the Hindu religion that makes you feel you are in a special place – every where you look you can see temples. It is the spirit of he Balinese people and the constant offering to Krishna (the Hindu God) that can be seen everywhere – this is the true essence of Bali.


Modern Balinese Villa In Brawa For Sale

Here i would like to share with you this fantastic Modern Balinese villa in Bali available for long term rental and sale. 

3 bedroom villa is a modern balinese style, located approximately 10 minutes from Brawa beach and only 2 minute away from the Canggu Club, Bali's premier entertainment and sporting venue. 

This villa overlooks a tropical garden and a swimming pool. The ground floor forms the social hub of the villa with the lounge, dining and kitchen facing the pool behind glass sliding doors which can be closed for air-conditioned comfort or opened to enjoy the natural outdoor breeze.The relaxed lounge, furnished with a large, L-shaped leather dark sofa and wooden table. The modern kitchen is fitted with dark worktops and is well equipped with burner, oven, double refrigerator, wine fridge, espresso machine, microwave, and The centre point is a large open living area with crafted teakwood pillars and high ceiling. 

Next to the living area is an open dining area fit for 10 people with a fully equipped kitchen. All 3 air-conditioned bedrooms have en-suite bathroom and each has a private dressing room, and all rooms and living room complete with LCD TV, Satellite TV Channels, DVD Player and audio systems. And there is also large bale is located next to the private 8.5 x 3.3 m fresh water swimming pool. Parking space and staff area. This property offered on a FREEHOLD/ SHM.

Price IDR 5,500,000,000 

  • Land Size : 400 sqm 
  • Building Size 325 sqm 
  • 3 Bed rooms 
  • 4 Bath Rooms
  • Pool 
  • Garden 
  • Parking 
  • Staff Area 

Annie Dean

Please contact me at 081339455009


Follow my Dream on Sumba Real Estate

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Indonesia, I have been travelling there for over 10 years now, and every time I come home I say to myself “I ‘m going to move there one day”, and now I think I have the perfect reason to do this. Over the last couple of years on every Bali visit, I have always had an interest in property pricing with the view of hopefully buying one day.

Months and years have gone by , the prices have increased dramatically and was starting to put my plan out of my reach, until I had the most amazing WOW experience. While volunteering at an orphanage in Denpasar I came to find out about where the children came from, and was interested in seeing this island of Sumba, especially after the kids telling me how beautiful their island home was.

After researching some internet sites, information and seeing amazing photos I decided to book a trip and was totally blown away on my arrival. I then proceeded to look into land prices and was excited to see how affordable it was to secure real estate land on this amazing island paradise and thought now is the opportunity to follow my dream of building a “surf camp” and create future potential growth for my investment.

After visiting places in and around Bali, where over the last 10 years they have developed out of my price range , Sumba real estate seems to fit my future goals. My passion especially after spending time in the orphanage with the children of Sumba, has made me look at my life goals and to also support and help others along the way. I have a desire to create in Sumba an eco friendly environment that can support not only the people of Sumba to have a better quality of life, with work and the right tourism, but to also protect the beauty and culture that this island paradise offers.

With the magic of the white sandy beaches, world class surf and diving experiences, beautiful landscapes overlooking the natural sea life that abounds in and around the island of Sumba, why would I not have a dream to be apart of this special place. I was fortunate to meet up with my friend an Italian man who has lived in Sumba for over 5 years, he was welcoming, informative and very professional with his knowledge of acquiring property on Sumba. He has given me the confidence to move forward with this new direction in my life and I look forward to these changes and cannot wait to get started.

Ben Dyball Sydney, Australia