Sunset Beach Lembongan, Nusa Lembongan, Bali
Villa Voyage is aptly named. This private five-bedroom haven set beside a secluded white-sand beach, on the idyllic tropical island of Lembongan, just 30 minutes’ private boat ride from Bali’s Benoa harbour, transports guests to another time and place with its rustic nostalgia and sense of adventure. Turquoise waters beckon divers, snorkellers and anglers; dramatic coastlines are a photographer’s dream, and seekers of luxury will be delighted by the villa itself, which offers elegant accommodation, a beachfront infinity pool and a team of efficient and f Read More >
Villa Voyage is aptly named. This private five-bedroom haven set beside a secluded white-sand beach, on the idyllic tropical island of Lembongan, just 30 minutes’ private boat ride from Bali’s Benoa harbour, transports guests to another time and place with its rustic nostalgia and sense of adventure. Turquoise waters beckon divers, snorkellers and anglers; dramatic coastlines are a photographer’s dream, and seekers of luxury will be delighted by the villa itself, which offers elegant accommodation, a beachfront infinity pool and a team of efficient and friendly staff, including a chef who can turn his hand to anything from soufflés to satay.
Villa Voyage’s magnificent living room is open-plan for easy entertaining, its walls of glass doors leading onto the pool terrace and highlighting the stunning tropical beachfront setting. (The doors fold back completely for open-air sea-breeze living, or can be closed to create air-conditioned comfort.) Within the double-height central section, four over-size cream upholstered sofas are arranged around a sectional coffee table set before a console with 60-inch LED TV, Apple TV, DVD and iPod.
The owners’ exquisite taste and design influence is everywhere: Louis Vuitton trunks provide voyage-themed displays; Thai, lacquer ware offering bowls provide red accents and richly scented candles tease the senses; lavishly illustrated books on Balinese customs, exotic travel and the best of international interiors engage the mind. Above, a halo of over-size canvas lampshades lures the eye towards the mezzanine gallery – noted designer, Ari Saski Wekku, also created the cigar-shaped driftwood statement lamp over the entrance. On the far side of the living pavilion are two dining tables of reclaimed limed teakwood, each with six canvas director’s chairs. An island of teakwood and marble acts as buffet, bar and cooking station for when guests wish to whip up a gourmet meal themselves. Behind is the chef’s kitchen, equipped with everything required to lavishly entertain 20-plus people.
Bridging the pavilion and the beach is an huge ironwood deck overlooking the turquoise waters of Sandy Bay, with a 12m x 5m free-form tension-edge pool big enough for swimming laps yet with a shallow platform for relaxation. Equally evident here is the exquisite attention to design detail found within the villa. Poolside beanbags, sun loungers and daybeds invite indolence, and a shoreline pergola provides shade for two defined areas: an over-size daybed platform inches away from the beach for sea-breeze siestas and sunset cocktails, and semi-circular seating curved around a teak table laden with shells – the perfect spot for a leisurely breakfast. Stylized animal-print cushions add just the right touch of glamour, and at night the area is transformed by clever ambient lighting that illuminates the palms and bathes the pool in changing colours.
A few steps down from the deck is a sand garden where offerings are placed daily at a Balinese temple tucked under the canopy of a sacred banang-banang tree; shaded beneath its bowers is an antique daybed and a few paces away a gate set in the low dry-stone boundary wall leads directly onto the beach.
Open-plan living room with walls of glass doors leading onto the pool terrace giving guests the option of open-air or air conditioned comfort
Oversized cream sofas
60inch LED TV, Apple TV, DVD and iPod
Two dining tables of reclaimed teakwood, seating six each
Teakwood island serves as a buffet, bar and cooking station
Fully-equipped chef’s kitchen capable of serving 20 guests
12m x 5m free-form tension-edge swimming pool
Expansive ironwood deck bridging the main living pavilion and the beach furnished with poolside beanbags, sun loungers and daybeds
A shoreline pergola with oversized daybed and semi-circular seating area
Gardens and lawn leading directly onto the beach
Staff at the Villa - Villa manager; operations manager; chef; butler; 2 housekeepers; gardener; pool attendant; guard providing night security. Masseuse, spa therapist and babysitters – extra, on request.
Dining at the Villa - A wide variety of Western and International dishes. Suggestion menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Communication - WiFi internet access; printer available for guest use.
Entertainment - iPod plus docking station; 60-inch flat-screen LED TV; Apple TV; DVD player and movies; books; games. Wall-mounted speakers with volume control for both inside and out.
Transport - Villa guests can reach Villa Voyage via the Sanur–Nusa Lembongan ferries which run regularly through the day. Guests arriving in Sanur later than 5pm will require overnight accommodation on Mainland Bali as crossings are not recommended at night. Your villa manager can help with ferry bookings (on guest account).
Additional Facilities - A luxury buggy is included for arrival and departure transfers and can also be rented at other times (extra charge) also included is a private jukung outrigger for a one time 3 hour trip and can be rented at other times (extra charge).
Voyage – Mezzanine Ocean Suite
Each of the two identical and enormous mezzanine ocean suites expresses the villa’s luxury tented safari theme to perfection
Tented Safari-themed room with queen-sized bed under a tented canopy
Triangular wall of glass opening onto a large private ironwood balcony
Large open-plan ensuite with double basins and mirrors and glazed terrazzo enclosure with rain shower
Air-conditioning and ceiling fan
Voyage – Master Suite
Tented Safari-themed room with queen-sized bed under a tented canopy with leather trim
Large sliding doors open onto pool deck
Flat-screen 40inch TV
Ensuite with double basins, patio with open-air shower and sculptured terrazzo bathtub
Air-conditioning and ceiling fan
Voyage – Garden Suite
Four-poster queen-sized bed facing a small courtyard
Travelling desk and dressing table
Large ensuite bathroom with rattan and leather wardrobes, double basins
set in a patio with open-air shower
Air-conditioning and ceiling fan
Voyage – Garden Pavilion Suite
Stand-alone harem style pavilion suite on the white sands of the villa ground
Queen-sized bed with crisp white linens
Glass doors lead onto a private deck with ocean glimpses