Villa Semarapura in Cemagi, Bali
Set upon 5,000 square metres of glorious garden next to Cemagi Beach, Villa Semarapura more than lives up to its Sanskrit name, which translates as ‘temple of peace’. Beyond the villa’s rolling lawns of Japanese grass, the sacred sea temple Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus rises above the Indian Ocean, an iconic silhouette against the coast’s famed crimson sunsets.
Villa Semarapura was originally designed by long-term Asia-based expats as a spacious family home in classic Balinese compound style. After a no-expenses-spared architect-led transformation, it is now available to guests as a stunning contemporary-meets-traditional sanctuary with an abundance of both social and private living spaces, and a charming staff with strong attachments to the villa and total focus on making their guests happy.
Start the day with a gentle stroll along the near-deserted black-sand beach, followed by a hearty breakfast on the living room’s breeze-cooled ocean-view deck. After an energizing game of tennis, laze by the 20-metre pool and let the butler mix you a ‘Semarapura Breeze’ at the poolside bar and lounge. A leisurely lunch prepared by the villa chef and served in the dining pavilion’s air-conditioned cool might be followed by a little siesta or a reviving dip in the master suite’s jacuzzi, then a visit to the spa balé for a restorative massage. Evenings at Villa Semarapura are equally enchanting: sundowners at the sunset balé; a welcome dance performed by local villagers; a seafood barbecue on the pool terrace to the hum of the bamboo rindik played under a canopy of stars.
Venturing beyond Semarapura’s grounds, the villa’s insightful attendant leads fascinating tours of the neighbourhood, or why not head to Echo Beach for a surf lesson, or a pilgrimage at the sacred Tanah Lot sea temple? Exploring further afield for a day’s sight-seeing is easy too, courtesy of Villa Semarapura’s 16-seat minibus and driver (extra charge). Those seeking boutiques, bars, restaurants and bright lights can head to Seminyak 15km away: the beauty of Villa Semarapura is that it’s far enough from the hustle of Bali’s most popular spots to forget they exist, yet convenient enough to explore them should the mood take you.
|Location||Cemagi Beach, south-west Bali, Indonesia.|
|Bedroom||5 bedrooms: 4 with king-size beds; 1 with twins convertible to a king. Sleeps max of 10 adults|
|Swimming pool||20m x 6m (including children’s section); outdoor jacuzzi.|
|Entertainment||60-inch TV with surround-sound and multiple-zone central music system in media room; 26/40-inch satellite channel TVs in bedrooms; DVD players; Bose iPod docks.|
|Facilities||Baby cot; high chair; car seat; DVDs; books; games, pool toys.|
|Wedding & Event||Accomodate up to 80 guests|
Rates 2019 :
|Low Season (Jan 6 – Feb 1, Feb 11 – Apr 4, Apr 22 – Jun 14, Sep 1 – Dec 14)||USD 1,290.00||2 nights|
|Shoulder Season (Apr 5 – Apr 16, Jun 15 – Jun 21, Aug 18 – Aug 31)||USD 1,580.00||3 nights||
|High Season (Feb 2 – Feb 10, Apr 17 – Apr 21, Jun 22 – Aug 17, Dec 15 – Dec 25)||USD 1,880.00||5 nights|
|Peak Season (Dec 26 – Jan 4 2020)||USD 2,360.00||7 nights|
Rates 2020 :
|Low Season (Jan 5 – Jan 23, Feb 1 – Mar 27, May 3 – Jun 19, Sep 6 – Dec 14)||USD 1,290.00||2 nights|
|Shoulder Season (Mar 28 – Apr 8, Apr 14 – May 2, Jun 20 – Jun 26, Aug 24 – Sep 5)||USD 1,580.00||3 nights||
|High Season (Jan 24 – Jan 31, Apr 9 – Apr 13, Jun 27 – Aug 23, Dec 15 – Dec 25)||USD 1,880.00||5 nights|
|Peak Season||USD 2,360.00||7 nights|
Rates are quoted in US Dollars per night and are subject to 15.5% tax & service charge.
Wedding & Events :
|Max Guest||80 Seated / 80 Cocktail|
|Event Fee||USD 2,000.00 (Subject to 15.5% tax & service)|
|Banjar Fee||IDR 6,000,000|
|Security Deposit (Refundable)||USD 3,000.00|
- Rates include 2 guests per bedroom
- Check in time: 15.00 PM – Check Out Time: 12.00 AM
- Early bird enjoys up to 15% discount when booking 150 days in advance (Does not apply for New Year period)
Additional Service available at an extra cost:
- Masseuse/Spa Therapist
- Extra Beds