It’s the age-old question that has been frazzling the minds of expats for centuries: ‘Should we stay in a villa or should we stay in a hotel?’ While villas offer privacy and room to breathe, hotels come with service and pampering – so what’s a girl to do? Go for both, of course!
One Eleven in Bali offers nine gloriously private one-bedroom villas in a fully serviced boutique resort in the heart of popular Seminyak. The sleek, luxurious and adult-only pool residences offer total seclusion to guests, while providing all the handy guest services one could need. Bingo!
As you can see from the photos above, each trendy villa is designed with minimalist style in mind, with large, open-plan rooms and floor-to-ceiling glass between the bedroom and bathroom (fruity!). The posh living space is like something off MTV, spilling out into the landscaped garden (we can feel it whispering – beckoning us to curl up next to the pool in some sort of silk gown). Oh, and if you’re wondering what the glass cube is behind the pool, you’ll be pleased to discover that it’s a private spa gazebo. Thus, if you’re struck with the need to indulge in a plethora of aromatherapy treatments, there’s no need to even leave the villa.
Every morning starts with a whiff of coffee as the staff prepare your first meal of the day in the villa. Slump back into bed, take a morning swim or even book a yoga instructor to limber you up for the challenges ahead (ahem, sunbathing).
While you may not feel the need to leave your sexy sanctuary at all, One Eleven is just a five-minute walk from the centre of Seminyak. The bustling town is a fabulous shopping destination, with a varied selection of independent boutiques, market stalls and high street stores. And the food… oh, the food. There are dozens of brilliant places to eat (and party, if that’s what you’re after!), as soon as you wander out of the resort – just make sure you enjoy the cocktail hour (served up in the villa) along with complimentary nibbles before you go.
If you fancy travelling further afield and seeing more of Bali, your butler at One Eleven can come up with a trip or itinerary that suits you best. So whether you’re after white water rafting down the Agung River or a temple tour in Ubud, chat to your team and get booked up. Don’t fancy any excursions? That’s OK too! Simply fill your time by basking in the sun and stretching out on the sofa while your private bulter (or other half!) spoils you rotten.
How to get there: One Eleven is expertly hidden (thanks to impressive vertical gardens) behind the popular Laksmana Street in Seminyak, which is a brilliant location for eating and shopping. Seminyak is a 20-30 minute drive from Denpasar Airport, with plenty of affordable flights zipping across from Changi every day.
How to get booked up: One Eleven offers a selection of different packages, but villas start at 525USD per night. Make your reservation here.
Tip: Book a table at Shiro, the in-house sushi and sake bar. Ahead of every meal (booking only), resident Japanese chef Shiro-san combs the fish markets for the freshest produce and whips up a feast for an intimate crowd.
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