Snuggled amid Seminyak’s tourist-heavy hot spots, premium resort The Layar — Designer Villas and Spa offers the ultimate seclusion. True to its name—which means sail in Indonesian—the property boasts unique roofs that resemble the features of a traditional sail boat, defined by sharp edges and dramatic angles. An open-plan design lies at the heart of this stylish enclave, with roomy spaces that blend a living room, Jacuzzi, and garden.
The property’s 23 accommodations are contemporary in style, yet traces of traditional Balinese design are still very much evident. And while the villas differ in size (options range from one- to four-bedroom villas), none of them is short on frills: a private pool, kitchen, and ample garden views are just some of the many features that guests can look forward to.
There’s no shortage of great restaurants in Seminyak, but the resort’s in-house dining establishment beckons. Helmed by chef Nicolas Lazzaroni—who previously worked at COMO Uma Ubud’s Uma Cucina and Rockpool Bar and Grill in Sydney—Settimo Cielo offers a fresh take on Italian cuisine, serving standouts that include pappardelle with hand-picked crabmeat and fennel.
Standard nightly rates start from US$304, although booking 60 days in advance will see you enjoying a 15 percent discount. Staying longer will also get you perks: four to six nights’ lodging will allow you to save up to 10 percent, while those who stay a minimum of seven nights will receive a discount of up to 15 percent.
For more information, visit The Layar — Designer Villas and Spa.