Istana Semer Villa

Umalas, Bali, Indonesia
On the Island of the Gods, a Villa For Long and Lazy Days

“There is no better entrance after a flight than walking through the gate down to the main house,” say the owners of Istana Semer Villa in Bali. “You’re welcomed by the smell of tuberoses floating on the breeze coming from the pool and garden ahead.” And yet, when the beauty of this place quietly reveals itself to you – lotus ponds and tropical gardens, an infinity pool overlooking the rice paddies both flecked by golden light – you might still be surprised.

Spread across 4,000sqm, this is an iconic villa with classic accommodations in Umalas. Families will appreciate all of the kid-friendly details, from a shallow end in the pool where little ones can paddle around with confidence, to a clubhouse with a pool table, to Made and Putu, the villa caretakers and chefs, who are trained to teach Balinese cooking to groups of all ages.

If a visit to the land of sacred peaks, quilts of rice fields and peaceful vibes is in your future, this villa is worthy of your consideration. Putu will make sure that plenty of Bloody Marys on tap (his specialty) will be ready for you.