On the southernmost edge of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, high above the Indian Ocean and the white sands of Pandawa Beach, yet less than 30 minutes from the airport, lies the magnificent Pandawa Cliff Estate, designed by internationally acclaimed Bali architect, Popo Danes.Together, the estate’s three villas, The Pala, Villa Rose and Villa Marie offer a total of 16 bedrooms. This, coupled with the superbly landscaped cliff-top gardens, extensive decked areas, 40-strong professional staff team and purpose-designed guest facilities, make Pandawa Cliff Estate a Read More >
On the southernmost edge of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, high above the Indian Ocean and the white sands of Pandawa Beach, yet less than 30 minutes from the airport, lies the magnificent Pandawa Cliff Estate, designed by internationally acclaimed Bali architect, Popo Danes.
Together, the estate’s three villas, The Pala, Villa Rose and Villa Marie offer a total of 16 bedrooms. This, coupled with the superbly landscaped cliff-top gardens, extensive decked areas, 40-strong professional staff team and purpose-designed guest facilities, make Pandawa Cliff Estate a wedding and special event venue par excellence. The villas also share a sports centre with full size tennis court, squash court, gym and spa.
Even before stepping into The Pala’s grand foyer you know you have arrived at a special place. The villa’s double-height entrance, beautifully carved in gold, red and sea-green-painted wood and flanked by stone frescoes depicting the fragrant frangipani, is truly magnificent. The Pala – meaning ‘Nutmeg’ – is Pandawa Cliff Estate’s flagship villa. Commanding unrivalled views over the ocean from its dramatic cliff-top setting, this fabulous six-bedroom property is destined to become one of Bali’s most sought-after villas. Its thoughtful design makes The Pala as suitable for a grand wedding venue as it is for a special family holiday, or even as an extravagant hideaway for a romantic couple.
The splendid master suite looks majestically down over the white sands of Pandawa Beach through walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, while five generous ensuite guest rooms each provide a private sanctuary equipped with top-quality furnishings and facilities. Abundant indoor living space includes an exquisitely decorated upper-floor lounge with ocean-view balcony, a dining room with two dining tables, a spa treatment room, children’s play room and fitness room.
Outside, the villa’s potential as a second-to-none event venue becomes apparent. A wide lawn sweeps from the dining terrace towards the 20-metre infinity-edge swimming pool, to one side of which a ten-seater table is set up below a covered barbecue and bar area, and a stone amphitheatre makes the perfect setting for a traditional Balinese dance performance. The Pala’s garden links through to that of neighbouring Villa Rose, providing a spectacular cliff-top setting for events of up to 200 guests. The gardens have been purposefully designed with events in mind, providing plentiful washroom facilities and extensive deck and lawn areas.
Villa Marie is the most Balinese of the three Pandawa Cliff Estate villas in terms of her style and layout, echoing the traditional compound design of many Bali homes. Although the villa is set just back from the cliff top, nearly all of its rooms, as well as its garden and pool, offer tantalising ocean views.
Gurgling ponds bordered by wooden decking are key features of the villa’s garden landscape and the feel is relaxed and comfortable. Two master bedroom pavilions lie opposite each other across the T-shaped 17-metre swimming pool (with shallow area for kids), while a glass-wrapped living pavilion sits at the heart of the villa. Villa Marie also has the advantage of a spacious outdoor dining area, with built-in barbecue and kitchenette for extra convenience.
Behind the living pavilion is the two-storey guest bedroom building with its four bright and spacious rooms. Bedrooms at Villa Marie are thoughtfully configured to offer ideal accommodation to families, with a king and a twin-bedded room on each floor. As well as having exclusive use of the leisure facilities at Villa Marie, guests have full access to the sports centre (with squash and tennis courts), spa and gym, shared with Villa Rose and The Pala.
The clean lines and perfect symmetry of Villa Rose are very appealing. In the soft morning light, the swimming pool, ocean and sky blend to the horizon and the sense of space and light is breathtaking. Four-bedroomed Villa Rose is not only thoughtfully designed as an ideal family villa, but when coupled with its sister cliff-top villa, The Pala, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a wedding or other special celebration.
With a contemporary twist on traditional tropical design, the villa offers a choice of open-air living or air-conditioned cool, but whichever you choose, you will be treated to spectacular ocean views. Rooms are bright, high ceilinged and grand in their scale and are finished in marble, teak and glass, while furnishings are carefully chosen and positioned to create elegant and soothing spaces. The villa’s four almost identical bedrooms are arranged in pairs over two floors, with a king-bedded and a twin-bedded room on each floor, making an ideal set up for families. As well as the impressive living and dining rooms and a cosy TV area, guests at Villa Rose share a sports centre (with squash and tennis courts), spa and gym with Villa Marie and The Pala.