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Seminyak Experience

The Locale

Des Indes Villas sits securely within the Laksmana Estate, an exclusive enclave right in the heart of Seminyak.  Bali’s most stellar beach area – the wide expanse of Petitenget Beach is a mere five-minute walk away.  Many of the island’s most celebrated restaurants and bars are a short stroll away, including Ku De Ta, Metis, Sarong and Potato Head.  No need to take a taxi to reach Seminyak’s many boutiques, lifestyle shops and spas either.  What a perfect spot!

Petitenget Beach

0.40 km

Seminyak Square Shopping Mall

0.40 km

Ku De Ta Restaurant

0.70 km

Kuta

7 km

Echo Beach

9 km

Denpasar International Airport

12 km

Jimbaran Bay

15 km

Sanur

17 km

Ubud

33 km


Things To Do

Des Indes Villas’ manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required.  Chat to the staff too; many have been attached to the villa for some time and are a great source of insider information.

In the meantime, here’s a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa. 

Fashionistas, trendies and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave.  Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques.  There is a wide choice of fine dining, mid range, and cheap ‘n cheerful restaurants in Seminyak too:  fine dining venues include Sarong, the famous Ku Dé Ta, Mama San, La Lucciola, Petitenget, Merah Putih, Sardine and Métis.

It’s possible to walk the sands of Seminyak’s Petitenget Beach all the way to Kuta in the south, or north to Canggu.  The beach is more popular with locals than tourists (not safe for swimming in most sections), but is a great spot for building sandcastles or to watch the sunset as you sip a cocktail from one of the many beachside bars.

A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (11km) where a number of cafes offer good sunset views and cold beer.  Note that the beach here is dark sand and the waters are better suited to surfing, having a pronounced swell and rip, rather than children’s swimming.  Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast is also a good sunset spot, or try the more casual café across the road; Old Man’s for alfresco all day dining

Des Indes Villas is close to the famous temple at Tanah Lot (16 km), although in peak season a few too many tourists may transform a sunset visit into more of a heaving photo opportunity than a moving experience.  Visiting early in the morning (8-9am) provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.

Play a round at the unbelievably scenic Nirwana Bali Golf Course.  Bordered by ocean and rice fields and just down from Tanah Lot sea temple, no wonder this championship-standard course (designed by golf legend, Greg Norman) is frequently voted number one in Asia.

Drive westwards to explore the charming Tabanan regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities.  Or head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.

Covering 3.8 hectares of tropical parkland in Kuta, Waterbom Bali has 16 water slides (including The Climax with its 360 degree loop) to entertain the young and the young at heart.  A great family day out, but go early to beat the crowds.

Bali Treetop Adventure Park is near the town of Bedugal in northern central Bali (next to Lake Bratan).  Five adventure circuits, with heights ranging from two to 20 metres, challenge all level and ages on suspended bridges, spider nets, Tarzan jumps and 12 flying foxes.

Together, Des Indes Villa II and Des Indes Villa III make one stunning five bedroom villa

Des Indes Villas sits securely within the Laksmana Estate, an exclusive enclave right in the heart of Seminyak.  Bali’s most stellar beach area – the wide expanse of Petitenget Beach is a mere five-minute walk away.  Many of the island’s most celebrated restaurants and bars are a short stroll away, including Ku De Ta, Metis, Sarong and Potato Head.  No need to take a taxi to reach Seminyak’s many boutiques, lifestyle shops and spas either.  What a perfect spot!

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Des Indes Villas – Seminyak villas with 2 to 5 bedrooms Elite Havens

Des Indes II and III are an exceptional pair of fully staffed pool villas within the ultra-elite Laksmana Villas estate in the heart of Seminyak, moments from Petitenget Beach.

Named after Holland’s legendary Hotel Des Indes, this inter-connecting pair comprises two sets of vaulted pavilions arranged around inviting swimming pools and divided by a wall of double doors and pivoting plantation shutters that can be opened up when both villas are rented together or closed off for complete privacy.

A wealth of natural materials features in the design – teakwood-lined ceilings and floors, Palimanan stone reliefs, wall panels of padded linen, bathrooms of Italian marble.  Every room is richly decorated with colonial-style furniture, prized antiques, precious Asian ceramics and artefacts, and oriental rugs.  Among the more contemporary luxuries are top-range King Koil mattresses, crisp cotton bed-linen, and curved 47-inch TVs with satellite channels in every bedroom.

Pick up one of the many books lying around, and retreat to the antique daybed in Des Indes II or the poolside balé in Des Indes III.  Take a siesta on a sun lounger then cool off in the pool.  Take a leisurely stroll to Ku De Ta for sunset cocktails, and dine at La Lucciola across the road, or return to the villa for a gourmet meal created by your accomplished chef.  Then retreat to the air-conditioned comfort of your spacious bedroom, sink into a petal-strewn bathtub and finally retire to your four-poster bed. Repeat the next day.

With the beach, boutiques, restaurants, bars and spas of Seminyak just moments away, families and groups of friends will find Des Indes Villas the perfect choice for their Bali vacation.