"How wonderful it is to do nothing and then relax afterwards "
old Spanish proverb
Yes, it's true, I designed Villa Nilaya with only pleasure in mind!
Experience the laid-back luxe of tropical living in this fully-staffed villa on absolute beachfront. Our chefs are ready to spoil you with cuisine inspired by the distinctive flavours of East Bali, and you’ll love our spa treatments.
Beneath a soaring grass-thatched roof, this 3-bedroom / 3.5 bathroom seaside villa combines traditional Balinese architecture with imaginative detailing and contemporary comforts.
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Villa Nilaya is also the venue for my Creative Living Art, Writing and Yoga Retreats.
Where are we located?
Tucked away in the quiet sea-side village of Mendira, every aspect of Villa NiIaya’s design has been carefully considered to inspire relaxation and tranquillity at the end of a forest cul de sac, facing onto absolute beachfront with sweeping views directly across to the islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, with the sun rising over Lombok to the left and setting behind Padang Bai to the West on the right side.
Just 5 km before Candi Dasa on the south coast, we're just 90 minutes from Bali’s International Airport in Denpasar, along the swift and safe Kusamba Bypass via Sanur.
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This is authentic Bali
Our village offers a peaceful village ambience and a gorgeous seaside setting close to magnificent tropical mountains and stunning temples - no beach hawkers or noisy intrusions.
Mendira is a small, hard-working and relatively prosperous village where local people warmly greet you. Traditional values remain important in Mendira, where television is never heard, but the sounds of children practising gamelan is a pleasure to witness as you stroll the village in the evening, perhaps on the way to one of several local restaurants offering delicious fresh seafood and other excellent local produce.
Collectable Textiles from the world-renowned village of Tengenan
Just 20 minutes’ drive is the famous 'Bali Aga' (or 'original Bali') village of Tengenan, where a uniquely different village life has coexisted alongside the mainstream Balinese culture, undisturbed for centuries. it is here that you’ll find the beautiful and highly-collectable Double Ikat cloth being woven and, of course is still being worn by its inhabitants who strongly guard against modernist incursions. You can visit local homes to see it woven and also purchase directly from the people who make this beautiful cloth. Vist our Tour Offerings for more specially curated East Bali Activities and Adventures.
An aquarium at the bottom of the garden!
Swimming, fishing, boating and safe sea swimming from our small white-sand beach, plus fabulous snorkelling are alternatives to the 14 m. infinity pool overlooking the sea. You can even have a private fishing boat come and collect you directly from the beach at the front of the villa and take you out to the White Sand Beach or snorkel locations.