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Villas in Bali – in a Nutshell

Welcome to 5 Star Villa Holidays, the No.1 website for renting luxury Villas in Bali. With over 400 personally selected 5 Star Villas in Bali, you, your family or friends can enjoy the perfect Holiday in Bali, Indonesia.

The Indonesian archipelago is a collection of more than 17,000 islands. And it just so happens Bali is one of the islands that holds the true Indonesian treasures' in its rich and diverse culture, not to mention the natural beauty.

The beauty of Bali is not only the breathtaking mountain views, the countless coastal beaches and the iconic rice paddies that carpet Bali's landscape. The beauty of Bali is the culture; the sacred rituals, colourful ceremonies and the serenity and smiles of the Balinese people.

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5 Star Villa Holidays' Top 3 Things to do in Bali

  • 1. Explore different destinations in Bali
  • 2. Visit the Balinese temples
  • 3. Relax or enjoy water sport on some of the best beaches in the world

Bali – Culture

With good reason this mysterious and beautiful island is known as the Island of the Gods. No matter where your Bali villa is located you and your family will never be far from one of Bali's spectacular temples.

While on holiday you are guaranteed to experience a wonderful myriad temple ceremony. Every few days the Balinese gather at the temple dressed in their immaculate traditional clothing. You can see the lorry loads of men, women and children transported from their village to the temple.

Everyday the local women place beautiful offerings outside the temples and their homes. The carefully handcrafted offering can also be seen on the sidewalks, stairwells and ledges. The significance of the offerings is to wish for peace in the world and give thanks to the Gods.

Hear the unique sounds of the metal instruments and bamboo flutes that echo the streets as you drive home to your Bali villa after a fun day out. The same instruments accompany the traditional Balinese dance which is definitely worth seeing while on holidays in Bali.

Bali – The Island of a Thousand Temples

No Bali villa holiday is complete without exploring some of Bali's magical and magnificent temples. Temples that you and your family should visit include;

Tanah Lot – located in the Tabanan regency. The ancient Hindu shrine is perched on the edge of the rocks amidst the constant crashing waves. Stroll up to the restaurants, to watch the captivating sunset. Along the way pass by the Kopi Luwak coffee cafe. Have a coffee and see the civet cats unwind after a hard days work!

Uluwatu Temple – The Balinese sea temple located in Uluwatu. It shares a similar backdrop to Tanah Lot, however set on the cliff top, 70 metres above the crashing waves, the sea views are more dramatic.

Goa Gajah – located on the outskirts of Ubud. Goa Gajah translates to 'Elephant Cave'. It was originally built next to the temple courtyard for meditation purposes.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple – located in Tabanan regency. This picturesque temple is located next to Beratan Lake and protected by the mountains, providing a beautiful dreamy backdrop.

Tirta Empul - located in Manukaya village. It's a Hindu Balinese water temple consisting of a bathing structure where you can enter the water and be purified by it's natural spring water.

Pura Gunung Kawi - this unique archaeology site overlooks the Pakerisan River in central Bali. Take the steps down to see the ancient shrines carved into the rock face.





Bali – Surf

Venture to Bali any time of the year, stay in a luxury Bali villa and surf until your heart's content! Canggu has 3 famous surf spots; Echo Beach, Berawa Beach and Old Man's/Batu Bolong Beach.

Old Man's is the most famous surfing spot in Canggu. It's the perfect spot to ride the waves. If it's your first time, grab your board and some lessons!

Other surf destinations in Bali include;

Uluwatu – for the ultimate surfing experience in Bali. Top waves combined with beautiful scenery and the iconic temple landmark.

Padang Padang Beach – consistent barrels and a unique hollow rock entrance out to the beautiful white sandy beach. Ideal for the pro surfers due to the 4 foot waves.

Green Bowl Beach – for the surfers that love quiet exotic shores this surf spot is for you. Arriving at this beautiful destination is an adventure in itself.

Keramas – located on the east coast of Bali, directly facing Nusa Lembongan. Keramas is certainly one of Bali's world class wave spots.

Bali – Beaches

You and your family and friends are certainly going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to the beaches. The majority of our luxury Bali villas are a short distance from Bali's dramatic black volcanic sand beaches or pristine golden sandy beaches.

Check out Canggu's Berawa beach, Old man's and Echo beach for it's thrilling black sandy beaches on the west coast of Bali. On the east coast of Bali travel to Amed to sunbathe and snorkel on another striking black sandy beach.

The Bukit peninsula is famed for it's crystal waters and white sandy beaches. If your dreamy Bali villa is located in this prestigious area, Bingin Beach is a must! This beautiful beach offers the perfect backdrop while relaxing with your friends and family.

Travel to Thomas Beach, Uluwatu. This beautiful beach is ideally located close to many of 5 Star Villa's luxury Bali villas. The steps down to this must visit beach will be worth it for the serene ocean views on the way.

When you picture paradise, you picture Karma Beach! This is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali. You and your family and friends will love the picture perfect ocean views while making magical memories together!

Balangan Beach, framed by the picturesque coconut trees, this beach is perfect for a day out; picnic, long walks and relaxing in the sun, while sipping on copious amounts of fresh coconut!

Padang Padang Beach – it's so good they named it twice! You may recognise it from the famous movie starring Julia Roberts, Eat Pray Love. This secluded beach is ideal for a family day out.

Nusa Dua's Geger Beach is a short drive from your luxury Bali villa in The Bukit. Explore this beach with your family while chatting with the local fisher men.

Bali – Food

While staying in your villa in Bali why not ask your private chef to cook you and your family or friends a traditional Balinese meal. Savour some of the beautiful Balinese foods, such as, nasi goreng, mie goreng and babi guling.

Be sure to visit at least one local Warung for a delicious local meal washed down the the local beer, Bintang!

Depending on your chosen destination in Bali, you and your family or friends will be spoilt for choice at the endless restaurant options.

Canggu – Echo Beach Club for the best BBQ and seafood in town. And the perfect sunset view.

Canggu – Dandelion – a dining experience under the stars, and the friendliest staff to guide you through a mouth watering menu. Ask to see the rabbits and visit the secret upstairs!

Canggu – Santorini – a small Greek restaurant with a big menu! This cute restaurant is located near Echo beach.

Canggu – Fabbrica – simply the best pizza in Bali! Don't forget to ask for your limoncello on paying the bill.

Canggu – El Passo – meander through the rice paddies to find this fantastic warung. Serving the best Nasi goreng in Canggu.

Canggu – Vida – organic cafe with an attractive menu for any meal of the day. The fish tacos are unbeatable!

Seminyak – Sisterfield – A Melbourne style cafe serving great food and good coffee.

Seminyak – La Lucciola – A beachfront restaurant, perfect to watch the sunset while devouring fantastic Italian food.

Seminyak – Bambu – Stepping stones across the fish ponds will take you to a special dining experience, with friendly staff serving you delectable Indonesian infused dishes.

Ubud – Elephant – Vegetarian restaurant with breathtaking views along the Campuhan Ridge Walk

Ubud – Kebun Bistro – A french restaurant serving delicious food and excellent coffee

Ubud – Café du Monyet – a lovely cafe located in the heart of Ubud, overlooking the rice paddies

Ubud – Room4Dessert – Do not leave Ubud unless you have experienced this gem. Signature dessert tasting with cocktails or wine to compliment every delicious creation.

Bali – Shopping Tips

Bali is a shopper's paradise! Seminyak with it's innumerable shops and boutiques is the perfect place to shop till you drop!

Bali is certainly full of beautiful hand crafted goods, art and textiles. You can find these in the markets; Ubud market, Love Achor in Canggu and the flea market in Seminyak. Barter with the locals and take a little piece of Bali home with you!

Check out the market located at La Laguna, between Canggu and Seminyak. It's on once a month with live music, a cocktail bar and an atmosphere that will put you in the mood to shop!

Who said shopping wasn't easy? Why not have a highly skilled tailor come to your Bali villa and have beautiful clothes and shoes designed, made and delivered to you in a few short days.

If you are looking to take home more than a few suitcases then take a trip to central Bali and explore the vast number of furniture factors. Prepare to be blown away by the high quality solid furniture that's hand crafted. The detail and skill is out of this world.

Bali – Spa

Bali is the perfect place to indulge in some pampering. Check out these highly recommended spas to treat yourself on your next Bali villa holiday.

Golddust Beauty Lounge, Canggu – for amazing, pure and natural treatments in a beautiful setting..

Spring Spa, Canggu – you and your friends can relax together for the best mani and pedicure in the biggest treatment room!

Maria Curau, Perenan, Canggu – little piece of heaven on the outskirts of Canggu. Here they serve beautiful kombucha.

Body Works, Seminyak – Moroccan vibes for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Bronz, Seminyak – You will leave this establishment with the best refreshed glow.

Bali Kriya Spa, Nusa Dua – experience serenity like never before.

Fresh! Spa, Ubud – located in the heart of Ubud, it's the perfect day spa.

You and your friends can relax in the comfort of your luxury Bali villa and have a highly qualified masseuse come and pamper you in your massage room or while relaxing by your private pool.

Bali – Beach Clubs

One of the most popular things to do in Bali is spend a day at the famous beach clubs. Your driver can take you and your family or friends from your private Bali villa to one of the many prestigious beach clubs located in different destinations Bali.


  • Canggu – Finns Beach Club
  • Canggu – La Brise Beach Club
  • Seminyak – Potato Head
  • Seminyak – Ku de Ta
  • The Bukit – Karma Kandara Beach Club
  • Uluwatu – Ulu Cliff House


Bali – Water Sport

Surfing is not the only water sport Bali has to offer. If you and your family or friends are the adventurous type why not opt for some of the other water activities this beautiful island has to offer.

Snorkelling – from your Bali villa make your way to Sanur and jump on board the boat going to Nusa Lembongan. The snorkelling here is fantastic and it's a wonderful day out.

Whitewater Rafting – for the adrenaline junkies, why not try rafting down the Agung river or Telaga Waja in East Bali.

Scuba Diving – Lembongan and Menjangan Island – deep below the Bali waves, explore some of the most scenic marine life and coral reef in the world. Alternatively why not ask your driver to take you from you Bali villa to Amed or Tulamben. Here you can experience some of the most famous diving spots in Bali, as well as explore the shipwreck of USS Liberty.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) – If keeping your head above water (most of the time!) is more your thing then SUP is for you! It's a super way to appreciate the coastline of Bali as you cruise along the waves at your own speed.

Kitesurfing – in Sanur. It isn't as popular as regular surfing but it's certainly a way to get your wave surfing thrills!

Bali – Yoga

As if being on a Bali villa holiday isn't enough to lower stress levels relaxing the mind, body and soul through yoga practice is one of the most popular things to do in Bali. Whether getting your zen on with a large group of yogis or in an intimate setting, Bali will not disappoint with endless yoga studios through this beautiful island. The majority of our luxury villas in Bali are the excellent venue for a serene yoga experience. Simply ask your villa butler and they will arrange your in house yoga instructor.

Bali – Kids Stuff

Bali is the perfect family holiday destination. Your children will love the endless adventures and activities.

Monkey Forest, Ubud. The children and children at heart will love this experience. However be mindful these animals may be interested in more than the bananas you dangle in front of their face!

Elephant Safari Park. Feed the largest land mammal while in Bali. It's also possible to ride the elephants through the tropical forest.

Padang Bai, Bali. You and your family can plan a day out to Padang Bai. Here you can take a trip on the traditional fishing boats.

Sanur Beach Promenade. Rent bicycles and ride along the scenic promenade at Sanur Beach. It's 3km long, lined with cafes and restaurants. And when it's time to cool down, park up and take a dip in the beautiful crystal waters.

Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple. The dramatic traditional dance is lively and extremely entertaining. The children will love it.

Explore the Tegalalgang or Jatiluwih rice fields. The children will enjoy this adventure. For the older children in your family, they can enjoy swinging over the rice fields!

Barong Dance at the Ubud Palace. A spectacle for all the family while staying in Ubud.

Sanur's Peekaboo playground – the biggest playground in Bali. The kids will be entertained for hours.

Luxury Villas in Bali

5 Star Villa Holidays' villas in Bali are perfect for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a large group of friends and family coming together. Our Bali villas can accommodate 2 people up to 60 people. Our luxury Estates are a number of beautiful villas located together. A range of our Luxury Bali villas include a private chef, a friendly team of staff and a butler that is available to assist you with anything you may need to make your villa holiday in Bali the holiday of a lifetime.

Luxury Wedding Villas

Bali has become one of the most popular wedding destination in recent years. Our 5 Star Bali villas are the perfect venue for best day of your lives. Our villas can cater for intimate weddings and large wedding party up to 250 people. Your perfect Bali wedding can take place in any part of Bali – from scenic views overlooking the iconic rice fields, to majestic sea views to tying the knot with the sand between your toes. Bali has become one of the most popular wedding destination in recent years. Our 5 Star Bali villas are the perfect venue for the best day of your lives.

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