15 AMAZING Private Villas in Bali (2019 • Insider Guide)

Want to stay in a private villa in one of the most stunning places on earth? Bali is the place to go for luxury accommodation and all that comes along with it. From private villas with pools to traditional Balinese style private villas to toes-in-the-sand beachfront villas; the options are diverse. There are LOTS of awesome private villas in Bali.

The choices are almost endless – and impossibly beautiful.

So how does one go about finding the best villas in Bali? Which ones are indeed the best?

That is exactly why I wrote this guide to the best villas in Bali for 2019.

Always wanted to crash in a private villa in paradise? This no-stress guide is your key to making that dream a reality.

But: the best villas aren’t always the most secluded, and the cheapest aren’t always the least luxurious – so it can be tricky to choose somewhere to suit your situation (and budget).

And then there’s where you’ll be staying; do you want the upscale tropicalia of Seminyak? The beachside living of Canggu? Or do you seek nature and tradition in Ubud?

Whether you’re after a villa featuring a restaurant or bar, somewhere completely self-sufficient, or you want to stay in the middle of the jungle marveling at the sounds of nature, there is a villa on my list for you.

Wherever you choose to go, we guarantee that staying in a private villa in Bali is a fantastic life experience for every type of traveler.

So let’s get started…

Best Villa in Bali

This is the ultimate guide to the best villas in Bali for 2019

 

Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Seminyak, Bali

 

Seminyak is home to Bali’s most luxurious accommodation, from 5-star resorts to boutique hotels that offer chic instead of lavish surroundings for a similar price tag.

That’s Seminyak: lavish. This is where the moneyed in Southeast Asia come to be pampered in its many spas, chill on its beaches, and – most importantly – spend afternoons (and nights) in Seminyak’s uber-cool cafes, bars and restaurants that seem to pop up all the time, created by enterprising locals and expats alike.

A private villa in Bali, moreover a villa with a pool, is the most exclusive way to spend your time here; it’ll feel like a (very luxurious) home away from home.

Best Villa in Seminyak, Bali

This is Bali: Beach by day, private villa by night. Pretty awesome.

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for a Group of Friends in SeminyakBest Villa for a Group of Friends in SeminyakSerene Villas

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  • Large Garden
  • Butler service
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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for Families in Seminyak Best Villa for Families in Seminyak Taman Amertha Villas by Maha Bali

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  • Car and bicycle hire
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tbb2-table__imageBest Cheap Villa in SeminyakBest Cheap Villa in SeminyakSeminyak Suites Private Villa by Astadala

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  • Free breakfast
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The Best Villas in Seminyak, Bali

Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Seminyak – Serene Villas

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If you have managed to round up a few of your mates, Serene Villas is the best villa in Bali for a group of friends.

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– Large Garden
– Great Coffee
– Butler Service

Multiple bedroom options from Serene Villas really make us pine for a time when all, or rather, a select few of our friends could be free all at the same time; but as you probably know, it’s like herding cats getting everyone in one place for one date, let alone a holiday. This is the ideal option when you’re on the look-out for the best villa for a group of friends in Seminyak. They come with pretty large gardens, too, meaning there’s plenty of space to position those sun-loungers just so. Butler service included, so you and your friends can live like lords and ladies for the time you spend here – you can even get breakfast cooked for you, too. And yes, the 6-person garden villa with private pool also boasts a TV with 600 movies pre-installed – when you get a spare moment from exploring Bali.

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Best Villa for Couples in Seminyak – My Villas in Bali

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My Villas in Bali really know what people like. This villa offering seems to have it as is perfect for two humans in love. My Villas in Bali is the best villa for couples in Seminyak, Bali.

– $$
– Spa Bath
– Private Pool
– Butler Service

With an extra large double bed, spa bath, balcony with lush garden view, this private villa in Bali is done in typical open-plan Balinese style with beautiful vaulted ceilings and rich wooden beams. Quite easily the best villa for couples in Seminyak, the level of luxury doesn’t stop there: the aptly named My Villas in Bali’s two-person villa offering comes complete with butler service, which you can call at any time of day for anything you may need. You won’t have to lift a finger, well, unless you’re dialling for more decadent snacks and champagne, that is. All of this makes it ideal for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway, this surprisingly cheap Bali villa offers a level of hidden-away tropical opulence – all with a superb breakfast included in the bargain, too.

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Best Villa for Families in Seminyak – Taman Amertha Villas by Maha Bali

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Traveling with kids? Taman Amertha Villas by Maha Bali is the best villa for families in Seminyak, Bali.

– $$$
– Car & Bicycle Hire
– Private Pool
– Free Continental Breakfast

Probably the best thing about this private villa in Bali – second to its amazing price, of course – is the decor. It’s very homely. And whilst many people do come here for the complete and utter luxury of the place, a villa with a pool in Bali doesn’t have to be all sleek and minimalist. Well, the family-sized offering from Taman Aretha Villas is still modern, but it’s the little touches – the cosy feeling of the kitchen, the warm wood decking at the pool (which, no doubt about it, kids will love), the welcoming, snuggly feeling of the living room; it’s all this that truly makes these villas feel like an actual home away from home – the best villa for families in Seminyak. Plus for shopping opportunities, Seminyak Square Shopping Mall is less than a mile away.

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Best Cheap Villa in Seminyak – Seminyak Suites Private Villa by Astadala

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For the price and the area this place will have you feeling like your on cloud 9: Seminyak Suites Private Villa by Astadala is the best cheap villa in Seminyak.

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– Free Breakfast
– Air Conditioning
– Private Pool

The price of this one bedroom private villa in Seminyak isn’t as reasonable as what you might find in neighbouring Canggu – or even Ubud – for the same amount of money, but it is a good deal for the area. The space alone seems worth what you pay, making the one-bedroom option from Astadala’s Seminyak Suites the best cheap villa in Seminyak. The luxe bedroom opens straight out onto the outdoor terrace and the pool, meaning you can start yet another day in paradise by flinging those doors wide open and jumping right into the cool water. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, with a welcome drink included, free daily breakfast for two, plus a bed fit for a king, it’s even more dreamy than you’d think. You can have affordable luxury – you shall go to the ball!

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Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Canggu, Bali

 

Just a half-an-hour drive from Seminyak (that’s not counting the inevitable traffic, mind you) is a very different pace of life. If you want to be away from all the high-end shops and hipster cafes of Seminyak, the less-well-travelled area of Canggu to the north is a good option.

Altogether quieter, yet still with plenty of options for fine dining and drinking, as well as shopping, it’s the more pristine nature of Canggu’s beach and coastline that people come here for; for one thing, there’s the impossibly picturesque Hindu temple of Tanah Lot nearby, perched perfectly on a rocky outcrop.

The private villas in Bali are at their cheapest in Canggu, so if a more chilled location sounds like you, read on.

Best Villa in Canggu, Bali

Some of the best villas in Bali for budget travelers can be found in Canggu…

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for a Group of Friends in CangguBest Villa for a Group of Friends in CangguVilla Kassiké

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for Couples in CangguBest Villa for Couples in CangguManca Villa

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for Families in CangguBest Villa for Families in CangguThe Beach House

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for Yogis in CangguBest Villa for Yogis in CangguTrue Love Unity

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  • Yoga studio
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  • Nearby beach
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The Best Villas in Canggu, Bali

Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Canggu – Villa Kassiké

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Villa Kassiké is another sprawling villa in Bali ideal for groups. In fact, Villa Kassiké is the Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Canggu, Bali. Check the details…

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– Garden
– Swimming Pool
– Beach Nearby

Because you’ll be sharing the three double rooms at Villa Kassiké with friends, this private villa in Bali works out to be almost ridiculously cheap – and the only reason for that we can imagine is: it’s not Seminyak. So if famous place-names (and butler services) aren’t your thing, Canggu will work out very nicely for you, very nicely indeed. But- the villa. It’s very cool, with a Balinese beachside chic vibe going on, lots of light, weathered wood, white, and rustic seaside-y touches. And, actually, it’s more like a Bali beach villa, with private pool included, since that beautiful stretch of sand is a stone’s throw from the property. Easily the best villa for a group of friends in Canggu; you won’t be able to stop talking about how cool (or cheap) this place is for a while, that’s for sure: it’s a real slice of paradise.

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Best Villa for Couples in Canggu – Manca Villa

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Manca Villa is an ideal place for two love birds to unwind and is my top pick for the best villa for couples in Canggu, Bali.

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– Outdoor Terrace
– Airport Shuttle Service
– Swimming Pool

If you’re coming to Canggu as a couple, or even better, on honeymoon, you’d better book yourself into Manca Villa. The team that run this place really know how to make newlyweds feel like regular royalty, with decorative touches and lashings of flower petals that make you feel like you’ve been turned into superstars rather than just married. For couples who haven’t taken the plunge (or who already have), it’s quite easy to see why this is the best villa for couples in Canggu: rather than rattling around a huge space, it’s the intimate surroundings of Manca Villa that give it a lovely, cosy feeling, like it truly is just you and your partner alone in a little bubble of secluded luxury. Plus the price is great, meaning even young couples can enjoy this villa in Bali without worrying about overspending.

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Best Villa for Families in Canggu – The Beach House

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If you are traveling with a group of young kids and you want to spoil them rotten, this villa is for you. The Beach House is clearly the best villa for families in Canggu.

– $$
– Beach Nearby
– Very Spacious
– Swimming Pool

The spacious layout of the aptly named The Beach House is just one of the reasons we say it’s the best villa for families in Canggu. Another reason is its large pool. And, for family fun times, the beach is within a two-minute walking distance – where you could all take surfing lessons together (or not!) – as are a plethora of restaurants, cafes and other Canggu hotspots. It’s definitely the size of this private villa in Bali that gives it family status; but it’s also the furniture, with a focus on homely couches and sofas, a big TV to chill in front of when things start to wind down in the evening, and big comfy beds so even the kids can have a luxurious stay in this stylish and well-thought-out Bali private villa. Top marks for family-friendly vibes here – as well as a focus on relaxation for parents!

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Best Villa for Yogis in Canggu – True Love Unity

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– Yoga Studio
– Very Spacious
– Swimming Pool and Garden

This place is a beautiful oasis of calm just a short drive from… well, everything! We stayed here for six weeks and absolutely loved this place… There is a huge pool on-site that is perfect for swimming lengths in the morning, friendly staff who clean the room daily and can deliver cold coconuts, a massive yoga studio which you can practise in pretty much whenever, daily yoga classes and a gorgeous garden. Truly this was our favourite place to stay in the Canggu area! 

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Best Cheap Villa in Canggu – La Loft Canggu

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La Loft may not have a pool, but it will save you some cash and still provide you with an awesome villa experience, making it the best cheap villa in Canggu, Bali.

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– Living Room
– Fantastic Design
– Beach Nearby

Although many private villas in Bali come with a pool, it’s not necessarily a prerequisite – and, in fact, you can save quite a bit of money by sacrificing that additional luxury. This is a Bali private villa with a difference because it’s not the typical Balinese-style villa, but more of a 2- or 3-bed townhouse over three levels. And what a townhouse it is! Polished concrete on the floors, exposed brick in some rooms mixed with pure white paint, a chilled, secluded outdoors hang-out, and an overall style of northern European minimalism combined with views of a tropical garden – all of it makes for a unique stay. It’s like something right out of a design magazine, and for the price, well, it’s an absolute steal, even if you were to pay for this by yourself. So if you shared this with friends, it would be truly an amazing bargain. Top marks for interiors. Plus the beach is but an 8-minute wander away.

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Quick Answer: The Best Villas in Ubud, Bali

 

Ah, Ubud. The central Balinese area famous for its stunning verdant rice terraces, out-of-this-world Hindu temples, ancient architecture, crafts, backpackers, and a cross between hippie and accountant trying to find themselves à la Eat, Pray, Love.

It’s a place that sees its fair share of footfall on the Indonesian island, not least for its connection to said book (and film). Ubud is a beautiful area though, and what it’s lacking in beaches and sea breezes it makes up for by the lush countryside and picturesque hills of Bali’s interior.

More traditional than either bustling Seminyak or beachy Canggu, staying in Ubud is like bypassing the nevertheless beautiful superficial looks of the island and looking into the heart of Bali. Sound interesting? Then here are the best villas in Ubud.

Best Villa in Ubud, Bali

Ubud is classic Bali: and a great place to relax in a sweet sweet villa.

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for a Group of Friends in UbudBest Villa for a Group of Friends in UbudDedary Kriyamaha Villas

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for Couples in UbudBest Villa for Couples in UbudMadani Antique Villas

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tbb2-table__imageBest Villa for Families in UbudBest Villa for Families in UbudUma Padi Villa

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tbb2-table__imageBest Cheap Villa in UbudBest Cheap Villa in UbudVilla Neyang

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  • Hottub
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The Best Villas in Ubud, Bali

Best Villa for a Group of Friends in Ubud – Dedary Kriyamaha Villas

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Dedary Kriyamaha Villas is the best villa for a group of friends in Ubud, Bali. Details below…

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– Onsite Restaurant & Bar
– Private Pool
– Spa & Wellness Centre

Though a collection of villas, Dedary Kriyamaha Villas offers up the chance to stay at a private villa in Bali with the added bonus of being able to sample delicious cuisine from an onsite restaurant. For us, that sounds like a win-win situation. And with friends in tow, you can make some additional friends at the restaurant bar after hours. Or if you want to recline in the seclusion of your private pool, you can do that, too. The two-bedroom offering from Dedary Kriyahama Villas is certainly the best villa for a group of friends in Ubud; it’s not too expensive, it’s completely luxurious, and far from having to cook for yourselves, you can enjoy food from the restaurant, and have a night of merriment in the bar. It’s all the attention and care of a hotel with all the lavish privacy that a Bali private villa can afford, making this a unique place for a friends’ getaway.

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Best Villa for Couples in Ubud – Madani Antique Villas

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Damn it Bali, the romantic spots just keep coming…Madani Antique Villas is pretty dreamy and the best villa for couples in Ubud, Bali.

– $$$
– Breakfast & Dinner Included
– Air Conditioning
– Private Pool

Though expensive, opting for a jungle villa with private pool, with breakfast and dinner cooked for you, is truly a unique way to spend a vacation as a couple. It makes for a perfect anniversary present, honeymoon, or a very, very memorable place to pop the question. You can have that idea for free. But the jungle property here, made from beautifully varnished wood and sumptuously decorated, is an intimate way to experience Bali’s not-often-explored nature – more likely, people will flock to its beaches, but here you can be literally at one with nature, secluded not by walls but by the jungle itself. For that reason, we think this is the best villa for couples in Ubud. And in terms of a private villa in Bali, you don’t get much more special – or impressively memorable – than staying at Madani Antique Villas.

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Best Villa for Families in Ubud – Uma Padi Villa

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Are you parents backpacking with kids whoa re hungry all the time? Typical kids… At Uma Padi Villa other folks do the cookin’ so you can chilllll. Uma Padi is the best villa for families in Ubud.

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– Rice Paddy View
– Bike & Car Hire
– Private Pool

With three bedrooms and a private pool, Uma Padi Villa has all the space a family would need to enjoy an unforgettable trip to Ubud. Arguably the best villa for families in Ubud, this place features room service so all you mums and dads out there can recline in peace without having to do anything. Children will love the pool, of course, since there’s a lot of time in your very own Bali private villa to splash around and swim to your heart’s content. Bike and car hire is available here, making Bali’s family-friendly hotspots even more accessible – we’re thinking the action-movie-esque Monkey Village would be a particularly fun day out with all the family. And after a day exploring the magic that Bali has to offer, settling back into your own property with its fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area – as well as cooling off with a dip in the pool – sounds like a dream.

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Best Cheap Villa in Ubud – Villa Neyang

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Villa Neyang is simply stunning. If you are looking for unmatched location AND low prices, check out Villa Neyang: the best cheap villa in Ubud, Bali.

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– Hot Tub
– Outdoor Terrace
– Room Service

Quite incredibly, this secluded private villa in Bali, with a perfect vista that overlooks rice paddies, is cheaper than many other private villa options. So it’s easily the best cheap villa in Ubud, hands down, no question. How can you argue with views of unreal greenery, staying in a traditional wooden Balinese private villa, with room service and meals cooked for you? Sure, this isn’t a villa with a pool, or a beachfront villa, and it’s not really located near anything – but how often do you get the chance to stay at a personalised property right in the middle of a rice field? Not very often, we’re betting. So the landscape here combined with the elegant simplicity of the actual villa itself would be enough by itself – with the price on top, well, how could you say no to such a stunning private villa in Bali?

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Why you should travel to Bali

Well my friends the keys to the castle (I mean villa) are now almost in your hands: we have come to the end of my Best Villas in Bali for 2019 list.

There are literally THOUSANDS of villa properties in Bali, and each one of them is after your time and money. Well, not the villa specifically, but you know what I’m saying.

The goal in writing this guide to the best villas in Bali was simple. I wanted to put all of the best options on the table.

I want you to know where the best villas are hiding so that you can have a once in a lifetime experience traveling in Bali. Period.

That’s what it’s all about, right?

Bali truly is a magical land filled with hidden gems… well at least now some of the gems (villas) aren’t so hidden.

I hope my Bali villa guide has been helpful for you; whichever villa you end up booking, you can be sure that it will be one hell of an experience.

Feeling like you don’t know which villa to choose? Too many dreamy options? If you’re just needing a nudge in the right direction, consider booking my personal favorite for all around best villa in Bali: Seminyak Suites Private Villa by Astadala.

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The Best Vilas in Bali are now in your hands… Happy Travels!

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Travel Safety Tips for Bali

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider. 

 

Still wondering if Bali is safe? Check out our dedicated safety guide here for our honest answer and some tips as well.

 

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