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Bali has long been a favoured holiday destination for travellers from all over the world who head to the island for its unique culture and beautiful nature. Situated in the Indonesian archipelago and enjoying a mild warm climate throughout the year, Bali lures tourists to its varied landscape of volcanic mountains, green hills, white and black beaches, picturesque rice terraces and a distinct cultural and spiritual lifestyle. Easily accessible via the international airport in Den Pasar, it I no wonder Bali has become one of the most visited tourist destinations.
Often referred to as 'the Island of Gods', Bali has long offered visitors a thriving luxury villa rental market, in addition to its the many five-star hotels and boutique resorts in various parts of the island. Bali was initially a favoured spot for backpackers travelling on a shoestring, but as the tourism industry matured, the island achieved a certain upmarket feel and today offers some of the best hotels in the world. Private luxury villas have followed suit and Bali now boasts some extravagant villas that are nothing short of breathtaking, with world-class design and architectural features, modern technologies and bespoke services such as butlers, concierge staff and private chefs.
The most popular areas for luxury private villas are in the area around Kuta, which was the birthplace of the Bali tourism industry. Today, central Kutu is a busy town centre with night clubs, shops and restaurants, but the long wide sandy beach each night flattered by a stunning sunset continues to be one of Bali's drawing points and a popular social gathering spot. The beach continues north to Legian and Seminyak where the feel gets distinctly more upscale with hip restaurants and luxury boutique hotels. Many private villas are also located in these areas, they guests enjoying the wide range of entertainment options and a sophisticated choice of shopping and dining.
Further inland to the north is the charming arts and spiritual centre of Ubud, made famous and notorious by the 2006 Elizabeth Gilbert memoir, Eat Prey Love. Although Ubud does in some ways resemble the picture painted in the book, the little town surrounded by rice fields is much more than a hideout for yogis and travellers. The outskirts of the town offers a mecca for people looking for private villas that come with a distinctive touch of Balinese culture. These fine villas make up for the lack of nearby ocean by commanding excellent views of the jungle, valleys or rice terraces, as well as large pools and outdoor living spaces.
Because villas on Bali are often owned by individuals, they also come in countless designs and configurations to suit a wide range of needs. Whether visitors are looking for a romantic retreat, a family holiday home, a wedding venue of a corporate meeting place, Bali will provide a suitable choice, often in a stunning location with the best in personalised services.