Uluwatu Estate | The Location
Located on the southern tip of the island, this eight-suite luxury property with a household staff of twenty, includes a world class in-house chef who prepares both international and local dishes, including a variety of fresh fish and Balinese delicacies, whilst the wonderful staff of waiters, masseuses and mixologists ensure guests can simply relax and enjoy bartender, butler and 24 hour round the clock security, along with a fully-equipped gym, spacious and private outdoor areas, and a long fresh water infinity swimming pool which overlooks the beach and the sensational sunsets. The stunning backdrop is enriched with contemporary furnishings and an curators selection of fine art.
A variety of large chill out zones in which to relax with 2 levels of terraces with views over the estate toward the Indian Ocean. A relaxing bar located in the center of the lower gardens, also with views across the estate to the Indian Ocean. Ponds and waterfalls in various places, stocked with carp and turtles. An amphibian enclosure with iguana and a variety of exotic birds
Uluwatu is an area of Bali that is far away from the maddening crowds of Kuta and Seminyak, offering total peace and tranquility.
To experience the true beauty of Bali, Uluwatu Estate is a must do place to stay.
Uluwatu Estate | The Grounds
From the outside, the compound appears modest and inconspicuous, a long sliding steel gate with purposely aged teakwood inserts greet you as you arrive - but once on the inside, the vast extent of the longitudinal site is appreciated. As the most treasured spot was at the furthest end, the flow of the layout naturally followed a simple principle - staff and service zones were located nearest to the entrance, followed by the individual inward-looking bedroom villas, two wings of private bedroom suites sandwich the communal living and dining room, with the pool and terrace right at the end. Gardens and ponds serve as the buffer zones, with natural objects (wood, stone and also Frangi Pani trees) of monolithic proportions carefully curated and placed to resemble a sculptural gallery.
The base palette (of materials and colours) is purposely restrained: brown in all shades, taupe, white, grey and black, with some occasional red streaks. Warm expanses of teakwood, manually distressed by the local carpenters, kept to weather naturally or stained dark (depending), is set to contrast with the cool background of the beige Palimanan stone and off-white cast in situ Terrazzo. Because of the close proximity to the ocean, the use of steel was brought to a minimum – most of the metal seen is instead, solid brass, including the bespoke pendant light that hang over the dining table, made from 400-year old mercury jars salvaged from shipwrecks in Java, as well as all the outdoor lantern light boxes.
Uluwatu Estate | The Villas
A total of eight bedrooms were built - four are independent standalone villas with its own private garden or pond. The other four are suite rooms located at the lower level nearer to the living area. Intentionally, no two rooms have been designed the same, creating mystery and wonder for each guest. It is afterall, a home, not a hotel, and it should reflect personality and passion. There is also a spa villa, gym as well as a library-cum-entertainment room, all thoughtfully designed to create a sanctuary-like retreat.
The interplay between the inside and the outside is best experienced in the bathrooms (likewise, all designed differently), where finishes extend to the outside realm, blurring boundaries. Boundaries have been set back, walls have been removed to allow for semi-outdoor showers. Terrazzo bathtubs, hand-made by in-house skilled craftsmen, are splendidly positioned half sunken in ponds, in a long grass garden, or at the foot of an age-old Frangi Pani tree that was painstakingly hoist into a courtyard setting, appearing as if it had always been there.
The intention was never to create an opulent, extravagant and unfeeling design typical of luxury villas. Instead, it was to be an extension of the owner’s hospitable personality, who always welcomed family, friends and acquaintances alike into their home. The design was to encapsulate this aspect, to create an alternative experience and for their guests to feel immediately comfortable in the space.
Bromo Villa:Size: 37.5m2 (7.5m x 5m)Bed: King size bedBathroom: Bath, indoor / outdoor showersMusic system: BoseTV: Netflix and channelsPrivate terrace
Uluwatu Villa:Size: 55m2 (10m x 5.5m)Bed: King sizeBathroom: Bath, indoor / outdoor showersMusic system: BoseTV: Netflix and channelsNo private terrace
Java Villa:Size: 42.5m2 (8.5m x 4m)Bed: King size bedBathroom: Bath, indoor / outdoor showersMusic system: BoseTV: Netflix and channelsPrivate terrace
Bingin Villa:Size: 49.6m2 (8.7m x 5.7m)Bed: 2 King single bedsBathroom: Indoor / outdoor showers (no bath)Music system: BoseTV: Netflix and channelsNo private terrace
Nyang Nyang Villa:Size: 62.7m2 (11m x 5.7m)Bed: King sizeBathroom: Bath, indoor and outdoor showersMusic system: BoseTV: Netflix and channelsNo private terrace
Padang Padang Villa:Size: 60m2 (11m x 5.5m)Bed: King sizeBathroom: Bath, indoor / outdoor showersMusic system: BoseTV: Netflix and channelsNo private terrace
Suluban Villa:Size: 44m2 (8m x 5.5m)Bed: 2 King single bedsBathroom: Indoor / outdoor showers (no bath)Music system: BoseTV: Netflix and channelsNo private terrace