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The shimmering black-sand beach in front of Villa LeGa extends in both directions as far as the eye can see. This beach is better for surfers than swimmers; however there is an approved swimming area in front of the Grand Bali Sani Suites Hotel, 150m to the right of the villa. Right next to the villa to the right is the Mozaic Beach Club, a five-star restaurant and bar serving top range F&B and full of beautiful people. Immediately in front is a small beachfront warung serving cheap, local favourites like nasi goring and icy cold beer. Heading left along the beach will take you to the W hotel, Potato Head, La Lucciola and Ku De Ta; some of the hippest venues in Bali If you head back towards the Grand Bali Sani Suites Hotel, turn right onto the tarred road inland and then take the next right-hand turn, you’ll find more shops and restaurants (but watch out when walking as this road gets busy). Some of the best and most convenient are Taco Beach for Mexican, Warung Sobat, a well-known haunt popular for its steak and, further along on the right, the always fantastic Watercress, and a branch of the famous Naughty Nuri’ whose martinis and excellent ribs are renowned. If you drive ten minutes further along this road you’ll arrive in the heart of Seminyak - famed for its trendy boutiques, sumptuous spas, chic cocktail lounges and vibrant nightspots. Nearby places of interest include one of Bali’ most sacred Hindu temples, Pura Petitenget, the fourth largest temple in Bali, where some of the most spectacular Balinese ceremonies may often be witnessed. A little further away (30 minutes’ drive) is Tanah Lot, another is Bali’ most important temples while, for those of a more sporty nature, horse riding is available a short drive away in Umalas.
A few kilometres north west of Kuta, Seminyak is a hip and happening district which has long been the lure of bohemians and jetsetters. This is Bali’s late-night party land, laying claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants and beach clubs on the island, including Ku Dé Ta, Potato Head, Mozaic, Cocoon, La Lucciola, Sarong, Métis and Sardine. Seminyak also boasts a plethora of chic cocktail bars, sumptuous spas and fashionable boutiques.
Seminyak Beach is the place where the local and expat communities gather every evening at sunset. A playground of the rich, the famous and the bon vivants, the vibrant nightlife and luxurious accommodation of Seminyak draws a sophisticated crowd of ‘beautiful people’, especially Europeans.
Nearby sporting facilities include the Canggu Club (of which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership), offering social and leisure amenities, including a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre. For horse lovers, three riding stables are located at nearby Canggu – Kuda P, Tarukan, and Bali Equestrian Centre. Nirwana Golf Course – designed by Greg Norman and renowned as one of the best golf courses in Asia – lies about 20km up the coast beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot. Seminyak is also convenient for all of Bali’s main shops, shopping malls, Waterbom Park, and many tourist attractions.
Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.
The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life’s more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.
Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours’ flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.
The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.
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Sleeping Capacity: 15
Stepping stones neatly placed over a reflection pool topped with floating plants bridges the gap between LeGa shaded entrance porch and a private walled garden where the whole L-shaped property presents itself beautifully before you. Up some stairs, above the villa entrance is a newly built wooden deck furnished with sun loungers and an umbrella, providing a very private relaxation pad on a par with the five-star beach clubs that line the beach in the neighbourhood.
Back at ground level, a pathway leads to timber decking with the swimming pool to your right and two ground floor bedrooms on your left. These bedrooms are mirror images of each other and come with king-sized beds, writing desks, walk-through dressing rooms and tropical bathrooms with twin glass sinks, a tub and a tropical rain shower. At the far end of the swimming pool, folding glass doors connect the pool terrace to a spacious open-plan living room with both ceiling fans and air conditioning. An oversized sofa is placed to view the pool whilst a large flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player and surround-sound is positioned to one side. To the right is a long, 12-seater dining table, whilst to the back of the room a feature kitchen is separated from the lounge area by a marble topped breakfast bar. Perfectly equipped for the western cook the kitchen comes with an oven, a microwave, a three burner hob, a coffee machine and a large fridge as well as a stylish selection of appliances.
A stone staircase from the hallway adjacent to the living room leads up to the three remaining bedrooms. Immediately to the left is a guestroom with sea views from its side windows, a king-size bed and ensuite bathroom with tub and overhead rain shower as well as a small walk-through dressing room. To the front and right of the stairs are the two master bedrooms, both of which boast unobstructed views of the sea. The master bedroom to the right is a huge space with king-size bed, lounge area and private balcony above the pool whilst the master bedroom to the front is similarly styled but comes with an attached lounge with rattan seating that leads to a large terrace with all-weather rattan sofas topped with red cushions boasting stunning sea and sunset views. Bathrooms of these master bedrooms come with dressing areas, tubs and semi-open-air tropical rain showers. All bedrooms are air conditioned and come with satellite TVs and DVD players.