The luxury of Bali … the atmosphere of Indonesia
There are some places one can only leave with regret...
Villa Asli is one of these unique places, where every detail, carefully considered, fills you with a sense of beauty and complete serenity. In its architecture and its decor, everything is completely authentic and real, yet avoids the sometimes sombre look of traditional style. Here the old flirts beautifully with a sense of natural wildness in a contemporary idiom. The extravagantly dimensioned living spaces are refuges of total luxury and wellbeing, available to guests throughout the day. For breakfast, lunch, tea, aperitifs and dinner, you will be spoilt for choice, between the magnificent dining room or a private terrace, the gorgeous kitchen bar or the pool house, the majestic salon or the bar counter…
Luxury and relaxation are the keywords of the establishment, which brings the art of living and the art of welcoming to a peak of perfection.
Each room is a whole house
The main salon, the dining room and the Bar & TV room are three entire ‘joglos’ floating over the water amid waterlilies and giant koi carp. Brought from Java, these houses, with their massive, majestic carved ceiling structures, are the traditional style of home for the rural population of Java. More than 100 years old, they are made from solid teak, which nowadays is no longer possible. At that period, ancestral know-how, and wood of extraordinarily high quality and cut, both of which factors have now disappeared, permitted the creation of true works of art.
The beauty, colour, and natural use made of ancient wood in the roof-supporting framework, ceilings and floors are breathtaking, and create a unique atmosphere and sense of harmony.
These three inter-connected spaces with their vast dimensions are open on all sides, with no walls or enclosures, to maximise the enjoyment of the surrounding gardens and ponds, and benefit from completely natural ‘air conditioning’. You find yourself in the pampering comfort and convenience of luxury and modern technology yet in constant communion with the beautiful and wild natural landscape of Bali…
All the architectural materials, furnishings and decorative objects have been sourced painstakingly from the across the 17,000 islands which form the Indonesian archipelago : different kinds of stone, petrified wood, carved teak, ironwood, lava, mother of pearl, terracotta… totems and statuary, shields and spears, lanterns and chandeliers, necklaces and combs… brought directly from Java, Toraja, Sumatra, Sumba, Madura, Papua New Guinea and other islands. All the pieces are unique, chosen from antique dealers throughout Indonesia, or handmade to order by Balinese or Javanese craftsmen.
Relaxation and services
The 25-metre long pool provides a wonderful place to swim and play games. Sun-lovers will enjoy the king-size bed, the “wise” can choose to enjoy the shelter of the pool house to share a glass of something nice, finish the latest novel, or take a siesta in the shade of the balés with their soft mattresses. Bali is the supreme capital of massage. Take advantage of this cultural heritage in one of the two bales by the pool, among the gently billowing voile curtains and fans, or upstairs in an air-conditioned room with a view of the sea. Relax, with staff at your service all day and all night. The 18-strong personnel know how to meet your needs : their professionalism and discretion ensure that they are there when and where you need them, and gone when you no longer do. Here you can experience the Asian art of hospitality…
The Master :
Suite of 130m2
The master suite is also housed in a wonderful joglo, but this time closed with amazing carved teak panels in order to allow a little technological help with the temperature if necessary. However immense pairs of solid wood doors can be opened at any time onto the private terrace and swimming pool or onto the bathroom, which is set in a luxuriant garden where you will have difficulty choosing between a shower in the sunlight, or a bath carved directly out of an amazing natural rock.
The four other suites, linked by walkways over the network of lotus ponds, are housed in ‘gladags’, the traditional style of barn still used by Javanese farmers to store rice. Here transformed into a refuge for sleep, each one enjoys a private terrace over the lotus and a bathroom where giant showers and baths are sheltered or open to the sun at the heart of an Edenic garden.
80m2 bedroom with King size bed & living room & terrace.
80m2 Twin room or King bed set-up & terrace.