About Villa Balidamai
“Bali represents a lifestyle of creativity, love, freedom, travel, joy, health & counting your blessings every single day!” says the girls from WELIKEBALI and appropriately so. Bali is a positive journey and I’m eternally grateful to Nagisa Bali for allowing Melanie and I to have a long sleepover at Villa Balidamai.
Villa Balidamai has everything you can dream of, a combination of charming Balinese details in the midst of luxurious surroundings. The villa is tropically dreamy with a beautiful open design allowing the fresh air to tantalisingly tempt you to the pool and outdoor spaces. Think neutral stone elements with splashes of vibrant colours on the furnishings and nature’s florals. The loving attention to every little detail never ceased to amaze us with Balinese books and antiques dotted around the space. Villa Balidamai is based near Seminyak and only a 20 minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. The two level villa makes the perfect luxury getaway for up to six people thanks to three spacious bedrooms (two on the ground floor and one upstairs), including a front room with garden views, large indoor dining room and kitchen, outdoor dining area, two gardens, a heated swimming pool and a veranda on the second floor; perfect for capturing the sunset.
What we like:
- Leafy gardens full of tropical trees, flowers and well maintained lawn.
- Virtually no noise, you hear the faint sounds of the branches contacting eachother in the wind and a few sporadic gecko cries – bliss.
- The length of the swimming pool is just right, not too big to overwhelm the garden area yet not too small so you can take a few laps.
- BEDS; think fluffy clouds for the best night’s sleep.
- Putu for his attention to detail, flawless service, unintrusive and just a kind soul.
- LOCATION – close enough to the nightlife, Potato Head, La Plancha etc.
- Balinese details including the brightly coloured doors, antiques, books.
I mean, look at the little flowers on these adorable garden statues.
Staying at Villa Balidamai
I’ve experienced warm hospitable services in many places, but nothing to what I experienced here. The attention to detail was fantastic. Each day a beautiful design or message was arranged out on the terrace in yellow flowers. I felt I was smiling the entire time. Putu the villa manager was exceptional, at times Melanie and I would find ourselves lost – a quick call to Putu and he would show us the way. What was really heartwarming was our trip back from visiting Lombok, our plane was delayed and we had pre-arranged for a BBQ and massage with City Spa. Unfortunately we were over two hours late and felt awful but on our way back as the car was crawling towards the villa we saw smiley faces reassuring us that it’s okay, not to worry and to just enjoy the evening. The team seemed to go out of their way to make us happy, if we dreamt it they would deliver.
Similar to the other villas with Nagisa Bali, there’s complimentary breakfast every morning whereby you choose between American favourites including fluffy pancakes and Asian cuisine; the famous Nasi Goreng for a fulfilling morning fuel-up. Upon request, you can order from the local restaurant which comprises of Balinese delicacies. Of course, if you fancy a chilled night in we would highly recommend pre-booking the personal BBQ service – the chef prepares and cooks whatever you desire from their extensive menu. Imagine the BBQ smells as you enjoy your evening tipple overlooking the stunning candlelit garden. Heavenly.
A highlight of my stay was finally meeting the beautiful Mei. If you’d like recommendations on where to stay in Bali, get in touch! There’s a lot of Bali to see and Mei even helped us organise our itinerary to make the most out of our trip – she’s one of the reasons why our vacations to Bali are really special. Thank you!
The days spent at Villa Balidamai flowed from one day to the next and our stress levels dwindled with each hour of passing. The staff were incredible and the flexibility in their desire to please us was amazing. If you can dream it, they can deliver it. We felt as though, we were forever smiling. The saddest part was having to say farewell. Goodbye to the beautiful surroundings, goodbye to the wonderful people at Villa Balidamai.
Villa Balidamai Verdict
Villa Balidamai is an exceptional choice if you’re looking for a luxury yet contemporary villa stay near Seminyak. If you’re a large party of people or just a couple looking for a getaway, this is the choice for you. If you’re a group of girls looking for a hen party location or just a girls trip, this is definitely the place for you too – so many Instagrammable moments are to be captured here!
With special thanks to Nagisa Bali for your warm hospitality and for the beautiful Mei Lin for organising such a memorable trip.
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