Standing on the absolute seafront timber deck, with the spray from the waves teasing you slightly backwards with every crash, it’s easy to forget you don’t have this island all to yourself. Total rest and relaxation, an escape from the masses.
With its four double en-suite bedrooms (one situated in an antique wooden Joglo with its own private garden, swimming pool and beachside deck); a lounge/dining area that opens up completely onto the jacuzzi, 12m x 4m pool, tropical garden, the sea and the tiny neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan beyond; a massage bale (gazebo) and an open air living/dining area – both within range of refreshing sea spray; poolside umbrellas and loungers and a private beachside deck with two massive daybeds, you’ll have a hard time choosing a spot to put your feet up.
The Blue Lagoon boat is also available for other fishing and sight-seeing trips for a reasonable fee.
The bottom floor of this two-storey villa is dominated by a living and dining area that can be opened up completely on each end, the back leading to a separate fully equipped service kitchen across a lotus fish pond, and the front to the pool via a jacuzzi that extends into the lounge area. Ceiling fans supplement cooling sea breezes as you laze about on rich jewel-coloured silk cushions amidst traditional wooden Balinese artefacts and local artwork.
Tiring of the views? Settle into a movie on the surround-sound entertainment system, or do some work courtesy of wireless high-speed Internet (at an additional cost). Or simply retire to one of the four fully air conditioned bedrooms, complete with individual entertainment systems, where oversized beds dressed in more jewel-coloured silks demand afternoon naps. Three bedrooms are situated in the main villa: two queen-bedded rooms downstairs, each opening onto a sea-facing terrace, with en-suite garden bathrooms which feature two washbasins and a black terrazzo sunken bathtub and shower. A winding, floating staircase up towards the pitched roof adds a Hollywood touch. Beyond that is the impressive master suite. The bedroom is similar in style to those downstairs, although the ensuite bathroom consists of two separate outdoor areas – one with a bath, shower and twin basins, one with toilet and wash basin – linked by a timber walkway. A massive king-size bed is covered in regal black and red Chinese silk and crisp linen, while a teak writing desk in the corner almost makes you believe you have the next great Nobel-winning novel in you. The main attraction – a lovely timber balcony overlooking the ocean and, it seems, the whole world.
The fourth bedroom lies in the Joglo suite accessed through a carved sliding door in the wall. The Joglo features a shady open-sided living room with hardwood floors, and richly carved ceilings. An adjoining kitchenette presents a breakfast bar, twin gas hobs and a fridge. In the studio-style bedroom is a king-size bed and a flat-screen TV. A sunken bath and monsoon shower are incorporated into the room. In the Joglo’s garden is an 8m pool and a seafront sunning deck.