Villa Tao has been designed to harmonise with the natural elements. Guests entering the villa’s living area are immediately struck by a powerful sense of space created by the high ceilings and broad recycled timber beams opening the living area up to fresh ocean breezes. The black polished concrete floors complement the glistening volcanic sand on the beach and mirrored pillars reflect the surrounding coconut palms and ocean views.
The semi-open living area encompasses a huge sunken lounge which looks directly across the 18m infinity pool seamlessly merging with the ocean. Behind the lounge area, an eight-seater hardwood dining table matched with cowhide chairs can be easily accessed from the fully equipped kitchen. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the roof garden, which is a fantastic location to capture a Balinese sunset or practice yoga postures.
The TV room to the left of the entrance features a wall of volcanic black rock decorated with a large white anchor and is furnished with comfortable black suede sofas. This room can also be closed off with glass sliding doors if air-conditioning is preferred. It really is a great place to escape the heat and watch some old surfing classics.
Two king-bedded master suites are located upstairs, each within their very own wooden Javanese gladak houses. Both these air-conditioned bedrooms are equipped with TV/DVD players and iPod docks and have glass doors opening up onto private balconies furnished with daybeds and offering amazing ocean views. The black polished concrete bathrooms are fitted with chrome washbasins, bathtubs plus indoor and outdoor showers, and give onto yet more wonderful views.
The two downstairs bedrooms (one king and one twin-bedded) are more modern and minimalist in style, with concrete walls, floors and ceilings. Each has an ensuite bathroom with shower.