Situated at the heart of bustling Seminyak, Villa Abakoi is one of Bali’s true luxury gems
Villa Abakoi enjoys a superb position close to the centre of Seminyak
Thanks to its enviable location in the heart of Seminyak, one of Bali’s most bustling tourist hubs, Villa Abakoi is without doubt one of the island’s most sought-after holiday properties. Home to six bedrooms and numerous spacious communal areas – including a stunning pool terrace – the property offers an opulent retreat for guests looking to get away from it all in one of Bali’s finest holiday properties. Despite Abakoi’s position within a stone’s throw of plentiful local amenities, it is tucked away in a private lane amongst other private villas. As a result, guests residing at the property can enjoy the best of both worlds – exclusivity and proximity to some of Bali’s best restaurants, shops and beaches. We take a closer look at exactly what makes Villa Abakoi so special.
Oasis of calm
When you arrive at Villa Abakoi you notice its tranquil beauty
For the majority of guests staying at Villa Abakoi, the first impression is an overwhelming sense of calm. The tranquil road of private properties leading to the villa sets the tone for the overall experience – and the villa itself doesn’t disappoint for those who are in search of their own tropical haven. The warm Balinese smiles offered by the staff immediately put guests at ease. The villa team also takes care of your luggage, which is a welcome relief after a long journey to Seminyak. Their attentive care essentially means that you can sit down and relax from the very first moment that you arrive.
The spectacular swimming pool forms a focal point at the centre of the garden
Villa Abakoi is filled with sculptures, original artwork and striking furniture. It is a true Balinese bolthole that oozes authentic character, which is obvious from the moment you first step inside. Vaulted ceilings, wooden floors and beams, plus rattan pieces of furniture lend the property an air of Balinese authenticity. In fact, the traditional sculptures, vibrant modern paintings and intriguing array of ornaments and artefacts infuse the villa with an artistic feel. Designer pieces of furniture add an extra flourish of luxury.
The comfortable surroundings immediately put guests at ease, so they’re can ease into relaxation from the moment they check in. The main doors in the living area can be drawn back to create an almost open-air effect, inviting the blissful tranquillity of the garden inside. The peaceful vibe can feel almost unreal, especially as you know the hustle and bustle of Seminyak’s streets is only a short distance away.
From the outside, the property itself is designed in a traditional pavilion style – ideal for guests who want to introduce plenty of authentic Indonesian flavour to their holiday.
The open-plan living area provides an excellent spot for socialising
Nestled on a gloriously green site measuring 700m2, Villa Abakoi offers a wealth of choice when it comes to relaxation areas. The characterful open-plan living and dining area forms the heart of the villa. This spectacular yet homely space provides the perfect spot for socialising, whether you’re travelling with your family, loved one or a group of friends. A tour of the villa will reveal its many treasures – a swimming pool, six stunning bedroom suites and an on-site spa. Thanks to the lounge’s outlook over the swimming pool and garden, the property the ideal choice for parents who want to stay cool indoors, at the same time as keeping an eye on kids who are playing outside.
The charming sleeping quarters are another of Abakoi’s highlights, and guests can look forward to retiring in their own garden-view sanctuary every evening. The master bedroom, in particular, shines as one of the property’s brightest gems. In addition to a stunning canopied four-poster bed that forms the focal point of the room, the space is equipped with modern amenities including air conditioning, televisions and DVD players. There’s even a mini bar for those moments when you’re craving a tasty nightcap. The other bedrooms are situated in a separate guest pavilion, so each guest truly benefits from the feeling of privacy and exclusivity. There’s a choice of queen size, twin and bunk beds, so everyone will be happy. The property accommodates up to 10 adults and six children in total.
Service on demand
The housekeeping team ensure the villa remains spotless
Bali is an island known for its world-class tourism and top-notch hospitality and Villa Abakoi is no exception. Guests are made to feel welcome from the moment they arrive, thanks to the refreshing welcome drink that is served the moment they step over the threshold. Plus, thanks to a thorough and dedicated housekeeping team, the property remains clean and fresh throughout the duration of your stay. The team includes housekeeping staff, security service, a gardener and pool maintenance. Luxurious extras including a professional in-villa chef and massages can also be arranged at extra cost. A car, scooter and driver are available, too, upon request. The property is well-equipped to cater for families travelling with children, as babysitting services are available upon request as well.
Lie back and relax in one of the plush loungers by the pool
In addition to Villa Abakoi’s indoor facilities, the al fresco appeal is among the property’s key highlights. Lush tropical greens and gently swaying palm trees make it impossible to forget that you’re on vacation in beautiful Bali. The 16-metre swimming pool is the perfect escape for a few morning lengths, and there’s a stylish suntanning deck for when you want to soak up some rays. A traditional Balinese gazebo stands opposite the pool, perfect for when you want to relax outside without sitting directly in the sun.
MOST MEMORABLE FEATURE: SPA THERAPY ROOM
The dedicated massage room at Villa Abakoi is, without doubt, one of the property’s highlights. After all, what holiday to Bali would be complete without a few indulgent massages? Decorated with quirky pieces of original artwork, the therapy room provides yet another oasis of calm for guests to retreat to during their busy Bali holiday. The room boasts two massage beds and a luxurious tub, so guests can arrange to have couples’ treatments as well as private pamper sessions.