Selamanya is approached via a walled pathway with the teaser of the sea at the end. As you enter the garden and pool area, via a colourful Balinese door, the wide open view of the bay will greet you like a room full of people jumping out and yelling “surprise!”
The villa is a single building with one bedroom upstairs and two downstairs on either side of the main living room and kitchen. French doors open all the way along the front of the living room, allowing the breeze to flow through and make the air conditioning an unnecessary luxury. Comfortable sofas set around a coffee table take in the views and also make a great TV viewing spot with a 40-inch flat-screen and a home cinema set up. A fully equipped kitchenette is positioned just behind, as is another set of French doors that retract to show off a small fish pond and waterwall. To the right is the second bedroom with queen-sized bed while to the left is a twin-bedded room. Both mirror each other in size and facilities which include air conditioning and ceiling fans, ensuite bathrooms with bidet, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtubs and single wash basins. Both rooms also have sliding doors, which open to a small stone terrace and straight out to the pool area and the views.
Up a flight of stairs from the living room is the air conditioned master bedroom with its own balcony offering even more impressive views. The ensuite bathroom is similarly outfitted to those downstairs but with the addition of a bathtub under the sky. All rooms are adorned with paintings inspired by the local maritime community.
Outside, four sun loungers laze along one side of the 17m pool, which is slightly T-shaped with a Buddha statue at the sea end and a cold-water jacuzzi off to the left facing the view. A shingle-roofed balé bengong relaxation pavilion sits to the right of the pool and overlooks the water while opposite is an open-sided dining pavilion furnished with a table for eight and flanked by a waterwall.