Villa Samadhana is the pinnacle of style, service and spaciousness. Set amongst sprawling lawns and exotic tropical gardens, this expansive villa, designed by one of Asia's top architects, combines modern luxury with traditional elegance to create a sophisticated sanctuary perfect for weddings and special events. Located in the sleepy seaside village of Ketewel, on Bali's south-east coast, the property offers stunning ocean views across neighbouring rice fields. Featuring five luxurious bedrooms, an open-sided living and dining pavilion, restaurant-grade kitchen, entertainment lounge, 25-metre lap pool and a full complement of staff, this palatial villa is sure to impress.
Villa Samadhana is located in the sleepy seaside village of Ketewel, 13 kilometres from Sanur along Bali’s south-east coast. Hidden behind coral-limestone walls a few hundred metres from the glistening black shores of Pabean Beach, the villa offers ocean views from the pool area and master bedroom, as well as glimpses of Mount Agung in the distance.
Surrounded by rice fields, tobacco plantations, papaya, banana and coconut groves this is still a very traditional area untouched by tourism, however access to the bypass means it is only a ten-minute drive to Sukawati’s art and craft market, fifteen minutes to the cafés and restaurants of Sanur and 30 minutes to the cultural capital of Ubud.
Ketewel itself is the birthplace of the celebrated Legong Bededari Dance, and the neighbouring village of Saba produced the finest Legong dancers on the island. Pabean was once a small port through which oriental traders brought their products; at low tide you can still see the structure of the old harbour, and a Chinese cemetery is located nearby. Balinese Hindu purification ceremonies are held beside the ocean at the sacred Pura Segara sea temple, and the glistening black sandy stretch of coastline is popular with surfers and beachcombers, but swirling currents and a lack of lifeguards make it unsuitable for swimming.
We had a large family reunion at the Villa and we had a marvelous time. The large wonderfully groomed grounds were fantastic for the kids to run around, the big pool was fantastic to splash around and the separate villas guaranteed a good night sleep for every one. And the best of all was the delicious food prepared by the friendly chef and served by the most dedicated staff we have every experienced. We'll be back.
The staff at Villa Samadhana were wonderful and made an excellent weekend of friends and relaxation so much better. The food was delicious and the service always accommodating.
The property was vast and lovely and our master bedroom really splendid.
I loved the pool, the garden and the living areas.
I would say however that some of the rooms could do with an update.
The curtains in some were starting to perish, and some of the fittings and linen (towels and pool lounge covers) looked a bit tired.
Also we had not been aware in advance that two of the rooms shared a bathroom; fine for families, not as good for singles who travelled a long way to join us.
Overall we loved this place and we had a truly great weekend there.
Renewing the linen and fittings, revarnishing the pool deck, would go a long way to resolving a few niggling issues.
Thanks for a fab stay
An absolutely beautiful place to spend Christmas.
Not too far from Sanur but far enough to feel you were in your own oasis.
Service was outstanding without being in your face and the food was so good we changed our itinerary so we could eat in every night
The photos cannot show the actual size and spaciousness of this villa.
We stayed at Villa Samadana for a total of 3 nights/ 4 days in late Sept 2016 for our wedding.
Upon checking in, the villa manager was informative, friendly & assisted us with my questions. I have no words to truly describe how amazing, jaw dropping, beautiful, tranquil & relaxing this villa is. The photos do not do it justice in the sense of the villa & it's amazing facilities.
The villa is classy, rustic, relaxing & comfortably laid out. We chose this villa as the location of villas/ rooms allowed for everyone's privacy, comfort & ability to do our own things or join in with each other.
All properties, gardens, pool, relaxing area & just everything was perfectly maintained the entirety of our stay. They were very accommodating for our wedding & our wedding guests. If I could do our trip over again, I would only change 1 thing - stay there longer. All staff were extremely friendly & accommodating as well. My mother feels as though she has a second family there now.
If you have concerns about the food, don't; the food is fantastic as well. We had some amazing massages to relax the day after our wedding which was worth paying that bit extra compared to the street massages.
All in all this villa, staff, service, location is divine & I would not hesitate in staying with them again. Thank you villa samadana for a stay we will never forget.
Having been to Bali on many occasions in the past we made the decision to rent a villa rather than all our family staying a hotel. We made the right choice in Villa Samadhana it is in the perfect location within easy reach of Sanur but far enough away to have have the piece and quiet you want while on vacation. The whole villa complex is perfectly laid out with accommodation being to highest standard. The communal areas are perfect with the lounge and dining areas centrally located with a pool, bar and pool table very close by. The key high light of the villa was the friendly staff who would do anything for you with 14 in total. All menus are cooked on site with both chiefs cooking up a treat each day from a menu that would suit all Asian and Western tastes. You pay as you go for food and the butler makes sure all orders for food and beverages are in for the day at breakfast. We will go back it was a delight to stay in such a wonderful place.
Villa Samadhana has beautiful grounds and the property has a spectacular 25metre pool with great debth and childrens play area and was delightful to laze our time away.
We felt totally relaxed and loved our 3 nights here with 8 adults and 3 babies in this huge Villa.
The staff looked after us really well and were very kind with the children.
This is a very quiet Villa and about 20 minutes drive from Sanur but the chef here is superb so you don't need to go out as he prepared us top quality dishes every meal. The seafood bbq was spectacular on our last night.
We had the pleasure of staying at the Villa for 6 nights as a way of celebrating our 30th Anniversary. There were 10 of us and everyone single one of us will now rate all holidays against our experience at the Villa. We were treated like Kings and Queens. The property was everything that we wanted and then some. Before leaving to go to Bali some friends asked me why I wanted to go to Bali AGAIN. Will this Villa is the reason why. It was amazing value for money and we also ate the majority of our meals onsite. The staff were engaging and friendly, we wanted to bring some of them home with us (Putu and Krishna). Our time here will always be a fabulous memory. Booked thru Cantik Balli villas who were very helpful and had good prices.
Cannot recommend this Villa enough.
All the staff were simply amazing. So kind and helpful, we stayed for two weeks. they with my partner arranged a surprise birthday dinner for me and decorated the pool area, and there was a huge feast it was stunning.
We ate mostly inside the villa and the food was excellent.
If you are thinking about staying here just do it! You will not regret it.
My friends and I had a brilliant stay at this stunning villa, with immaculate gardens and sprawling lawns set away from the craziness of Kuta, providing a relaxing haven.
The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food excellent!
The rooms and living spaces were perfect for all types of weather and the pool being the stunning jewel of whole villa.
An absolute joy to stay in, we really didn't want to leave.
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