An Heaven Beachfront Villa Sleep up to 18 Adults
If you relish the idea of getting away from the crowd and reigning over an almost deserted beach in a quieter, less developed part of Bali, then Villa Puri Nirwana could be a right royal match. This six-bedroom villa is among just a handful of beachfront residences in the traditional rural village of Cucukan hugging the coast half way between Sanur and Candidasa on Bali’s south-eastern shore.
Nirwana is an apt name for this rather grand contemporary villa, its plantation-shuttered facade gleaming in the sunshine in stark contrast to the black-sand beach beyond the swimming pool. Here, it is easy to shrug off stress and sink into a state of happiness, soothed by the sea breeze and sound of breaking surf. There’s breathing space for a full house of up to 20 guests in six spacious bedrooms, with multiple living areas spread over two levels, a media room, poolside beach-edge gazebos, and even a dedicated spa.
Take a stroll along the beach, slip into the poolside jacuzzi, sprawl in the raised balé, and enjoy spa therapy in the ornately carved teak wood joglo. Slink along the colonnaded verandas channeling Somerset Maugham colonial ennui, then soak away the day’s (in)activity with a flower-filled bath. Gather for sunset cocktails on the terrace followed by a gourmet candlelit meal crafted by the ex-Mozaic villa chef at the gargantuan dining table. Then after port and cigars around the pool table, retire to your sumptuous suite for dream-filled slumber.
The fully staffed Puri Nirwana is picture-perfect for family gatherings, fancy celebrations and intimate weddings. Best of all, no need to leave anyone out; the entire estate is wheelchair-friendly, with wide corridors and doors, garden ramps and even an elevator.
Puri Nirwana’s main living areas, master suite and one guest bedroom occupy a contemporary two-storey ocean-facing building, linked to the two-storey Garden Wing sleeping pavilion behind. From the grand pivot-door entrance, an open reception area leads into the villa, where the dining room runs the full length of the ground floor, opening onto a formal living room to one side, and the Master Suite and media room (with French doors to the kitchen) on the other. From the reception area are stairs to the open-sided lounge, ocean-vista living room (which doubles as the villa’s seventh bedroom) and Sea View guest suite. Colonnaded verandas link this building on both levels to the Garden Wing where two ensuite guest bedrooms occupy each level, linked by another staircase as well as an elevator. A separate joglo within the gardens houses the villa spa, and at the beachfront is the pool, sundeck, balé and dining gazebo.