Room facilities:Air Conditioning, Bath Tub, Bathroom, DVD, CD Player, Free WIFI, Gymnasium, Hairdryer, Hotspots, I-Pod dock, Room Service, Safety Deposit Box, Satellite /Channel TV, Shower, Toiletress
Sensation – Master Bedroom
Housed in its own pavilion on the far side of the swimming pool, the enormous master bedroom, a study of light and air, provides guests with a sanctuary that is both opulent and practical. Decorated in pale blues and sea greens, it features a sumptuous canopied king-size bed, Venetian glass dresser, chaise longues, oriental rugs, a writing desk and a daybed strewn with an array of colourful cushions. The ensuite features a magnificent claw footed bath with an overhanging chandelier and shuttered windows to let in the gentle Balinese breezes.
This spacious bedroom, also located in a stand-alone pavilion within the gardens, features a king-size bed with a romantic canopy as well as a writing desk, sofa and a television with DVD player. The ensuite bathroom is equipped with a freestanding bathtub, double sinks and both an indoor and a secluded outdoor rain shower within a tropical garden.
Love and Romance
The two downstairs guest bedrooms, on either side of the main living area, feature exquisite French-style king-size beds. Antique oriental rugs adorn Moroccan tiled floors, resulting in a timeless charm and elegance. On a more practical note, each of the bedrooms has a writing desk and a superbly comfortable sofa providing the ideal place to relax, read a book or watch television or a DVD. The spacious ensuites feature a statement freestanding bathtub, double sinks, special make up lighting on the mirrors and private outdoor showers surrounded by tropical gardens.
Elegance and Forever
Graceful internal staircases on either side of the living areas lead to the upper floor guest bedrooms, each of which is furnished with a pair of double beds adorned with delicate canopies. These wonderfully spacious rooms feature sofas, television and DVD player making them absolute private havens. Ensuites are fitted with a freestanding bathtub, double sinks and special make-up lighting on the mirrors.
Room Type Season / 2015 Rates / night Min Stay 6 Bedroom Low : USD : 1,300++ 3 Nights High :
USD : 1,700++ 5 Nights Peak : USD : 2,100++ 7 Nights
All rates are nightly, shown in US Dollars and include One return airport transfers.
All villa rates are subject to a 5% service charge and thereafter a 10% government tax.
Bed size:200 x 200cm Master bedroom
Villa Sayang d’Amour
Lush tropical gardens resplendent with coconut palms and scented frangipanis make this six-bedroom luxury villa located in the heart of stylish Seminyak, on Bali’s south-west coast, unmistakably Balinese. Yet the beguiling Moroccan-inspired interiors and architecture blended with the French owners’ sense of panache and style, transports guests into the pages of a spellbinding ‘Tale of The Arabian Nights’.
Villa Sayang d’Amour provides the picture-perfect setting for sophisticated gatherings around the 20-metre swimming pool, elegant moonlit dinners or fabulously chic rooftop parties, whilst also providing wonderfully intimate spaces for private repose and relaxation.
About Villa Sayang d’Amour
Sayang means sweet in Indonesian and, as we all know, d’amour is what the French call love. Put them together and the name ‘sweet love’ really does sum up this wonderfully opulent villa, where the sophisticated European styling does absolute justice to the magnificent Balinese setting.
The French owners have sourced only the finest materials and furnishings from around the globe to ensure that every single piece of furniture and building material, is quite simply the best available. It is this meticulous attention to detail that makes Sayang d’Amour stand out from the rest to be one of the most sought after villas on the island.
Villa Sayang D’Amour has a perfect sense of scale, large enough to be majestic yet offering intimate and comfortable spaces for relaxation and contemplation. Enjoy a delicious meal illuminated by the warm glow of the chandeliers or watch a famous Balinese sunset on the rooftop surrounded by the perfectly landscaped tropical garden. During the balmy days, luxuriate on the lounge chairs under ample umbrellas and watch the children play in the custom-made cubby house or the specially designed kids’ splash pool.
Blue and white Moroccan-style tiles adorn the floor, while baroque upholstered armchairs and ornate hurricane lamps and chandeliers bring an exotic vibrancy and glamour to the living area that forms the social hub of this truly superb villa. French doors open the length of the room making it deliciously light filled and airy, allowing spectacular views over the glistening aqua swimming pool and verdant garden. As befitting with a villa of this quality, Sayang d’Amour also boasts a well-equipped entertainment room and a huge gourmet kitchen.
Discretion and privacy are the hallmarks of the two guest bedrooms located on either side of the living area. An elegant internal staircase with blue washed walls leads up to two further guest bedrooms which boast intimate balconies with views over the garden and pool.
The jewel in this villas’ already dazzling crown is a spectacular rooftop garden and lounge. A shady gazebo, the centerpiece of this magical outdoor area, provides the ultimate setting for entertaining and socialising.
Two individual pavilions, nestled within the garden on the far side of the pool, house luxuriously appointed master bedrooms with spectacular views over the garden and pool and back towards the main residence.
Signature blue and white Moroccan tiles bring a stunning elegance to the villas’ astonishingly large, bright and airy lounge, kitchen and dining areas.
Guests can luxuriate on the oversized sofas, enjoy a meal at the dining table for ten, sip a drink at the bar while watching the private chef in action or steal a quiet moment at one of the many intimate seating areas arranged throughout the room. There’s even a custom-made dining table for the kids. The French doors which run the length of the dining and lounge area can be opened onto the pool and garden to give a wonderful sense of indoor/outdoor living, or closed to provide absolute air-conditioned comfort.
The villas’ gourmet kitchen, with its custom-made fittings, imported French appliances (including a state of the art coffee machine), and stunning collection of tableware, is a delight.
After dinner, the air-conditioned entertainment room, complete with 56-inch flat-screen TV, beckons! Here, guests can make themselves comfortable on the leather sofa and enjoy watching a DVD chosen from the villas extensive private collection.
Day or night, when it comes to relaxing outdoors at Villa Sayang d’Amour, guests are literally spoilt for choice. With the huge main pool as the central feature, guests can enjoy relaxed poolside dining, with seating for 8 people. Similarly, there are ample deck chairs with umbrellas for those wishing to enjoy some sun and maybe sip on a cocktail or two. The main pool has been modified to include a shallow area for the little ones at one end (30cm depth), as well as a stunning waterfall feature which is sure to keep them amused.
Nestled in a secluded corner away from the pool area, is a romantic covered daybed, sitting under a beautifully scented Frangipani tree.
The Villas’ spectacular Tropical rooftop garden area has been immaculately landscaped, and is the ideal place to catch those balmy Bali breezes. Whether it be a ‘ high-tea’ under the gazebo, or cocktails and canapes under the stars – this outdoor space is sheer perfection.
Villa Sayang d’Amours gourmet kitchen is world class, featuring outstanding custom-made fittings and imported appliances from France. It will come as no surprise that the food presented at the villa is unquestionably first-class.
Your personal chef is well versed in both Indonesian and Western cuisines and will be delighted to discuss any specific meal requirements with you. Menus are available at the villa for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. It is generally necessary to discuss specific or group meals in advance (ideally 24 hours) to allow the chef the time he needs to source and prepare the meals.
- 24 Hours Security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transfer
- Baby cots
- Baby Sitter Service
- Bath Tub
- BBQ Equipment
- Bilyard Table
- Car w/ Driver for 8 hours
- Chef - Groceries System
- Daily Housekeeping Service
- Dining Room
- DVD, CD Player
- Entertainment Room
- Extra Beds
- Free WIFI
- Full Equipped Kitchen
- Fully staffed
- I-Pod dock
- Laundry Service
- Living Room
- Lounges / Bars
- Mosquito Net
- Outdoor Garden
- Private Swimming Pool
- Room Service
- Safety Deposit Box
- Satellite /Channel TV
- Seating Area
- Suitable for Event
- Tennis Court
- Tour and Activities Service
The team at Villa Sayang d’Amour exude Balinese charm and grace, working together to ensure that your stay is comfortable, relaxed and memorable. The villa manager and chef will be more than happy to discuss any specific requirements with you.
Although the equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily do this for you.
Full-Time Villa Manager
Our villa manager is incredibly knowledgeable about Balinese living and culture. He is in charge of the overall operations of the villa including staffing and will be more than happy to accommodate any special requests or provide information about touring the island.
Our in-house 5 star private chef will suggest meal ideas and discuss with you a variety of menu options during your stay. Wherever possible, he will gladly accommodate any special meal requirements that you may have. Our chef is very versed in typical Balinese and Indonesian cooking, as well as Western, French, Russian and other international food with or without low calorie (on request). Kids menu and special menu’s available on request.
You will hardly notice our team of housekeepers who attend Villa Sayang d’Amour daily to take care of regular cleanliness that guests needn’t worry about. These discreet and friendly staff also assist in the kitchen whenever necessary.
A driver (and car) is available to guests on a complimentary basis for eight hours per day (including petrol/parking). For additional/after hours to be borne by the guests.
Gardener and pool attendant
The garden and pool at Villa Sayang d’Amour are attended to daily.
Fully trained therapist will always be on stand-by at the villa on-site to provide a range of spa and massage treatments.
Villa Sayang d’Amour is kept safe by a team of specially trained security staff working 24-hours on rotating shifts, plus laser security and CCTV.
NOTE: All on-site staff have been trained specifically to handle all kinds of emergency situations, from medical emergencies to water safety/lifeguarding, plus first-aid training.
The ocean is just a stone’s throw away and surfers will love the breaks on Seminyak beach. If that’s all too energetic then simply take a stroll and feel sand between your toes. There is no end to the choice of bars and restaurants dotted along the beach so factor in some time for a refreshing beverage or a delicious meal of fresh grilled seafood at one of the beachside warungs.
One of Bali’s most sacred Hindu temples, Pura Petitenget, the fourth largest temple on the island, where some of the most spectacular Balinese ceremonies may often be witnessed, is just moments away.
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Seminyak Bali is more upmarket with mostly luxury accommodation and fashionable high-end restaurants and bars. The atmosphere is much more sophisticated and laid-back than Kuta, and the beach in particular is quieter during the day. Seminyak is also the high end spa and boutique shopping capital of Bali. Nowhere is the upscaling of Bali in recent years more obvious than here.
It is hard to imagine that only ten years ago this was a distinctly separate village, and something of a backwater. Development has occurred at an astonishing pace, and as well as absorbing all green space which formerly separated Seminyak from Legian, it is now almost impossible to determine where Seminyak ends and the nearby villages of Petitenget, Umalas and Kerobokan begin. This certainly has its downside, and the whole district has become very congested
Seminyak is part of the main west coast conurbation in South Bali and it can get very congested with traffic. There are two main routes in. From Kuta and Legian, Jalan Legian runs parallel with the beach and at its western limit, becomes Jalan Seminyak. If at all possible try to avoid this road though, and take instead the eastern bypass called Jalan Sunset. This is almost invariably the quicker route from Kuta and Legian into Seminyak, although it is actually further in distance.
ACTIVITIES ENJOY RECOMMEND
Bali ATV Tours
The Bali Quad and Bali Buggy tours bring you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. You will drive yourself with a specially designed off road car or 4-wheel motorcycle that copes with all kinds of terrain through an authentic part of Bali, passing rice fields, crossing jungle and driving through some Balinese kampongs (villages).
Bali Adventure Tours
The Elephant Safari Park is one of our favourite places to visit in Bali and their white water rafting is great fun.
Bali Bird Park
The Bali Bird Park is a great day out for everyone, the Bird Park is also a beautiful garden and has a restaurant and you can also see the KOMODO Dragon. Right next door is the Bali Reptile Park also worth a visit as you do get to walk amongst the reptiles (the friendly ones).
Bali Safari & Marine Park
The Bali Safari & Marine Park is another full day of activities. Don’t forget your bathers as beside the restaurant there is also the Fun Zone and Waterpark. A great place for the kids to use up the last of their energy and for adults to cool down and relax after enjoying the Safari Journey.
Bali Treetop Adventure Park
The Bali Treetop Adventure Park is a great day out. Located within the Bedugul Botanical Garden it is a great opportunity to experience the cooler climate of Bedugual. While there you can also explore the Bedugul Market (don’t miss out on their delicious strawberries when in season) and the Bedugul Ulun Danu Temple picturesquely set beside Lake Bratan.
Desa Seni is a village resort which you are welcome to visit, enjoy their organic food at their restaurant and cool down by their pool. There are regular Yoga lessons and retreats, so check out their schedule.
Rimba Reptil Park
The Rimba Reptil Park is bigger than it looks and when I visited with my son and Aunt, we were very pleasantly surprised at how much fun and how interesting it was. The rest of the group had decided to relax at the Bird Park restaurant while we took a quick look. Boy did they miss out. I think it has something to do with the warm climate, as I have never seen reptiles as active as these ones and with more than 181 specimens, what was meant to be a quick look turned up to be much longer.
SUP is Stand Up and Paddle. If you have never tried to SUP, well now is your chance, and it’s never too late. Pete has taught young and old.
If you come with kids then it will be unlikely that you won’t be leaving until you have spent a day at Waterbom Bali . Don’t worry, you’ll enjoy it too. The lazy river is good start for everyone, the landscaped gardens are lovely and give opportunities to sit on a sun lounge in the sun or shade. There are good options at the food hall and you can even duck out across the road for a little bit of last minute shopping at the Discovery Mall while the rest of the family have fun.
Sports & natureExperience tours in Bali! If you are looking for fun and adrenaline-filled adventure, it is for you. It's ridiculously fun and extremely safe provided you go with an experienced instructor. This activity is an ultimate outdoor adventure and sport using a variety of techniques that may include walking, abseiling, jumping, sliding down natural slopes and swimming in white water for aquatic canyons. And of course discover beautiful and hidden place at the heart of Balinese nature!
Nightlife infoKu De Ta Bali is one of Bali's most prominent hotspots, often considered the trendsetter for upscale nightlife and beach dining venues in Seminyak, which eventually inspired count linked enterprises all more than the island. The black-clad staff and the unique layout features a main restaurant area, a dedicated bar, a centrepiece lawn following the beachfront where all special proceedings take place, and a special private loft for secluded VIP-style moments. All adjoin to proclaim yes this one-fade away dining and chill-out spot its island- and nationwide reputation. Ku Du Ta Bali continues to keep amused to the Bali international dining and nightlife scene subsequent to its functioning setup in a endearing beachside mood subsequently than French bistro-esque features and many every option favourite cosy corners to discover. Ku De Ta is with dwelling to Mejekawi, a advanced restaurant offering locally-influenced haute cuisine. Ku De Ta Bali Besides Chef Davenports huge array of international selections in which he in addition to incorporates the latest approaches in food preparations, such as 'sous vide' low-temperature cooking, Ku De Ta Bali is best known for its lounge-style large parasol-shaded beachfront-subsequently than-door lawn and area, host to various private and international scale fashion shows, splurges, as ably as community and society actions.
Culture and history infoHistory Bali was inhabited around 2000 BC by Austronesian people who migrated originally from Southeast Asia and Oceania through Maritime Southeast Asia. Culturally and linguistically, the Balinese are thus closely related to the people of the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Oceania. Stone tools dating from this time have been found near the village of Cekik in the island's west.
In ancient Bali, nine Hindu sects existed, namely Pasupata, Bhairawa, Siwa Shidanta, Waisnawa, Bodha, Brahma, Resi, Sora and Ganapatya. Each sect revered a specific deity as its personal Godhead. Balinese culture was strongly influenced by Indian, Chinese, and particularly Hindu culture, beginning around the 1st century AD.
The name Bali dwipa ("Bali island") has been discovered from various inscriptions, including the Blanjong pillar inscription written by Sri Kesari Warmadewa in 914 AD and mentioning "Withdrawal". It was during this time that the complex irrigation system subak was developed to grow rice. Some religious and cultural traditions still in existence today can be traced back to this period.
The Hindu Majapahit Empire (1293–1520 AD) on eastern Java founded a Balinese colony in 1343. When the empire declined, there was an exodus of intellectuals, artists, priests, and musicians from Java to Bali in the 15th century. At religious festivals on Bali the sculptures get dressed up and umbrellas are placed by the temples.
The first European contact with Bali is thought to have been made in 1585 when a Portuguese ship foundered off the Bukit Peninsula and left a few Portuguese in the service of Dewa Agung. In 1597 the Dutch explorer Cornelis de Houtman arrived at Bali and, with the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in 1602, the stage was set for colonial control two and a half centuries later when Dutch control expanded across the Indonesian archipelago throughout the second half of the 19th century. Dutch political and economic control over Bali began in the 1840s on the island's north coast, when the Dutch pitted various distrustful Balinese realms against each other. In the late 1890s, struggles between Balinese kingdoms in the island's south were exploited by the Dutch to increase their control.
Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Balinese cuisine is also distinctive. Balinese percussion orchestra music, known as gamelan, is highly developed and varied. Balinese performing arts often portray stories from Hindu epics such as the Ramayana but with heavy Balinese influence. Famous Balinese dances include pendet, legong, baris, topeng, barong, gong keybar, and kecak (the monkey dance). Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with paid performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies, or public shows.
The Hindu New Year, Nyepi, is celebrated in the spring by a day of silence. On this day everyone stays at home and tourists are encouraged to remain in their hotels. On the day before New Year, large and colourful sculptures of ogoh-ogoh monsters are paraded and finally burned in the evening to drive away evil spirits. Other festivals throughout the year are specified by the Balinese pawukon calendrical system.
Cremation in Ubud
Celebrations are held for many occasions such as a tooth-filing (coming-of-age ritual), cremation or odalan (temple festival). One of the most important concepts that Balinese ceremonies have in common is that of désa kala patra, which refers to how ritual performances must be appropriate in both the specific and general social context
Many of the ceremonial art forms such as wayang kulit and topeng are highly improvisatory, providing flexibility for the performer to adapt the performance to the current situation. Many celebrations call for a loud, boisterous atmosphere with lots of activity and the resulting aesthetic, ramé, is distinctively Balinese. Often two or more gamelan ensembles will be performing well within earshot, and sometimes compete with each other to be heard. Likewise, the audience members talk amongst themselves, get up and walk around, or even cheer on the performance, which adds to the many layers of activity and the liveliness typical of ramé.
Kaja and kelod are the Balinese equivalents of North and South, which refer to ones orientation between the island's largest mountain Gunung Agung (kaja), and the sea (kelod). In addition to spatial orientation, kaja and kelod have the connotation of good and evil; gods and ancestors are believed to live on the mountain whereas demons live in the sea. Buildings such as temples and residential homes are spatially oriented by having the most sacred spaces closest to the mountain and the unclean places nearest to the sea.