Villa Semarapura rests peacefully on Bali’s south-west coast, overlooking a magical sea temple that crowns a dramatic outcrop of black volcanic rock. Boasting breath-taking ocean views and stunning sunsets this lavish villa delivers a holiday break like no other.
Featuring vast rolling lawns, an enormous swimming pool, five luxurious bedrooms, poolside bar, media room and formal dining room, Villa Semarapura caters to all age groups seeking a unique and memorable getaway. A full team of staff are on hand morning, noon and night to serve up succulent feasts, arrange deluxe spa treatments, mix cocktails in the bar and prepare soothing baths. All that’s left for you to do is unwind, relax and enjoy the experience.
Semarapura means ‘Temple of Peace’ in Sanskrit; a fitting name for this extraordinary villa on Bali’s south-west coast. Not only does it overlook a mystical sea temple poised above Cemagi Beach, but it is also a peaceful sanctuary in itself, where everyday cares are forgotten and relaxation is de rigueur. Spread over 5000 square metres this luxurious property boasts five spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a 20-metre swimming pool, open-sided living pavilion, formal dining room, alfresco bar, media room, large gardens and a shared tennis court.
A large staff team are on hand to take care of your every need: the private chef and his team will tempt you with seafood barbecues, Asian curries and Western favourites; your personal butler will be ready to mix you a gin and tonic at the bar whenever the mood takes you; the villa’s driver can whisk you away on a sightseeing or shopping trip, and the housekeepers will discreetly turn down your bed each night. With breath-taking ocean views and vibrant tropical gardens Villa Semarapura is indeed a peaceful oasis; perfect for those looking for a place in the sun that’s far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s most popular tourist spots to forget they exist, yet convenient enough to explore them should the mood take you.
Just nine kilometres up the coast is one of Asia’s best golf courses, Nirwana Bali Golf, which has incredible views of Tanah Lot temple. To the south are Echo Beach, Canggu and Pererenan – famous for their surf and laid-back vibe. But of course there’s really no obligation to go anywhere at all – just put your feet up and relax – Villa Semarapura will take care of the rest.
Through traditional Balinese doors, guests enter Villa Semarapura via a covered promenade – flanked either side by stone statues garlanded with red hibiscus – that leads to the upper floor living pavilion with spectacular ocean views. To one side of the living pavilion rests the kitchen, dining room and a two-storey building housing two guest rooms (king and twin). Immediately in front of the living area is the enormous swimming pool and gardens that overlook the beach and sea temple. Directly below the living pavilion rests the air-conditioned media room with direct access to the pool deck and alfresco bar. To the far side of the property lies the master suite and to the rear are two further guestrooms.
All five spacious air-conditioned bedrooms feature teak floors, sirap (cedar) tiled roofs, air-conditioned ensuite bathrooms, ceiling fans, glass sliding doors that open onto the beautiful surrounds and a satellite TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
The deluxe master bedroom has been designed with decadence in mind. Surrounded by bubbling water features and fish ponds this room is perfect for couples craving a bit of extra privacy. A terrace with a jacuzzi/plunge pool and double hammock faces the ocean, and a private garden balé provides a retreat for lazy afternoons. The room’s luxurious king-size bed looks out to the garden and ocean and a comfortable lounge area is decorated with beautiful Indonesian antiques, silk furnishings and black and white photographs. The impressive bathroom features a walk-in rain shower, twin vanity and a large tub for two, set within black granite and framed by windows that open out to a private garden with an outdoor shower.
Guest rooms two and three
Two guest rooms rest behind the main living pavilion and are accessed via stepping stones over a fish pond punctuated with water features. While the bedrooms are separate, they share a shady pergola with daybed. Both are similar in design with a king-size bed (room three has a canopied four-poster), writing desk, sofa and ensuite bathroom with a tub and indoor shower, plus private garden with outdoor shower. Interiors are exotically colour-themed: guest room two with sage silk and brown suede furnishings; guest room three with burnt orange and pink silk accents.
Guest rooms four and five
Housed in a two-storey pavilion, guest rooms four and five boast stunning ocean views. Upstairs, guest room four features a king-size bed draped in mosquito netting and a private balcony with daybed. Inside, a writing desk and window seat topped with blue silk cushions complete the furnishings. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a tub, twin vanities, walk-in rain shower and outdoor garden shower. A wooden staircase connects guest room four to the twin room below (the beds can be converted to a king). This room opens directly onto the rolling lawns, and a double hammock is set on a terrace for taking in the views. The bathroom is similar to guest room four but without an outdoor shower.
Villa Semarapura’s beautiful fan-cooled, open-sided living room is on the upper level of a two-storey pavilion. Two comfortable seating areas provide glorious views to enjoy while absorbing the relaxed tropical ambiance. Fashioned on the traditional Balinese wantilan (meeting hall) this room has polished terrazzo floors and high-vaulted ceilings topped by a sirap roof. Adornments include a stunning glass lantern chandelier and a collection of Indonesian antiques.
The villa’s kitchen and dining room are also on an upper level. The large modern kitchen is fitted with granite worktops, and features glass folding doors, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances, including a five-burner stove and commercial oven. Adjacent to the kitchen is the formal dining room surround by water features and bi-fold glass doors that can be closed for air-conditioned comfort or opened to enjoy the balmy tropical evenings. From the 15-seater circular dining table views unfold across the pool and gardens to the ocean.
Located below the living room, the air-conditioned media room opens onto the pool deck. Featuring a Bose sound system that also feeds the alfresco bar, living room and gardens; a pool table; rowing machine; casual bar and comfortable sofas for watching movies on the large flat-screen TV, this is indeed the villa’s entertainment hub.
Villa Semarpura’s expansive grounds and tropical gardens are exceptional. Manicured lawns are dotted with coconut palms and feature a putting green and volleyball court. To one corner, an elevated balé with traditional alang-alang thatched roof, is just the place for an afternoon cocktail, a massage, or to watch the waves crashing against the sea temple and black sandy shores of Cemagi Beach. The villa’s 20-metre swimming pool, with shallow sections, water features and cascading water-walls, creates a calm, soothing ambiance. Sun loungers line the pool deck and a dining table and bar area adjacent to the water provide an ideal setting for casual alfresco drinks and barbecues. A tennis court, shared with three neighbouring villas, is also available for guest use and private yoga classes can be arranged.
Villa Manager, chef, butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendant and security guards
|Seasons||Season Dates||Min. Stay||Price per Night|
|Low Season||January 7 - 26
February 5 - April 12
April 17 - 27
May 2 - June 15
September 1 - December 14
|Middle Season||April 1 - 12
June 16 - 23
August 21 - 31
|High Season||January 3 - 7
January 27 - February 4
April 13 - 17
April 28 - May 1
June 24 - August 20
December 15 - 25
|Peak Season||December 26 - January 2||7 nights||US$2,110/night++|
All villa rates are subject to 15.5% government tax and service charge
Early bird rates available bookings 150 days prior to check-in date
Low Season – 15% discount
Middle Season – 15% discount
High Season – 15% discount
Last minute rates available 15 days prior to arrival
All Seasons – 10% discount
Discount available for more than 10 nights booking
Low & Middle Season – 15% discount
High Season – 10% discount
Peak Season – 5% discount
Discount available for more than 30 nights booking
Low & Middle Season – 20% discount
High Season – 15% discount
Peak Season – 10% discount
Services and Facilities
- 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. All air-conditioned (4 king-size beds and 1 twin-bedded, convertible to a king)
- Pool size 20 x 6m
- Land size 5,000m2. Building size 2,500m2
- Open-sided living room
- Poolside bar and lounge
- Media room with pool table
- Dining pavilion with table for 10; kitchen with breakfast bar; poolside dining deck with table for 10
- Sunset balé
- 60-inch TV with surround-sound and multiple-zone central music system in media room; 26/40-inch satellite channel TVs in bedrooms; DVD players; Bose iPod docks
- Pool table; table tennis; tennis court (shared); volleyball
- Safety box in every bedroom
- Wireless Internet connection
- Fully equipped kitchen
- On-site car parking available
- 2 mountain bikes
- Back-up generator to ensure uninterrupted access
- Baby sitter can be arranged *
- Laundry and dry cleaning service available *
- Luxury day spas are situated close by. In-house villa treatments can also be scheduled *
- An air-conditioned 7-seater car and driver can be arranged *
- In-house villa chef will help to do shopping, preparing and cooking. Guests pay for ingredients plus additional 20% + 15,5% government tax and service charge to cover grocery bill
*Additional fees apply