Perched atop the dramatic limestone cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali’s southernmost tip, the exclusive Semara Luxury Villa Resort is designed to impress the glitterati and blow the minds of A-list travellers seeking the ultimate in luxury getaways with its top-notch services, bespoke experiences and unrivalled private villa sanctuaries.
Once you recover from the jaw-dropping oceanfront vistas, where heaven and earth seem to merge on the horizon, choose from Semara Luxury Villa Resort’s seven lavishly decorated five-bedroom villas, each uniquely conceptualized with a different theme to suit discerning jetsetters. Cocooned in 7.5 acres of impeccably groomed tropical gardens, each of Semara’s villas offers 30-metre cliff edge views, private infinity pools overlooking the Indian Ocean, personal butler services and in-villa dining.
Villa Chintamani and Villa Nora seduce with their Balinese charm, with each villa featuring five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms in separate houses, outdoor seating, sun deck and garden. Outfitted with spectacular oceanfront infinity pools, full-service bars and open-air living rooms, both villas are perfect for hosting large parties or a corporate retreat.
Guests who stay in Villa Jamadara tend to spend a lot of their time outside basking by the infinity pool while waiting for the sunset. We love the open, light and contemporary approach to the architecture and styling. When you have the up and down views of the limestone cliffs, you want to make sure that everything else is kept simple yet sophisticated.
Villa Tamarama wows with its white colonial elegance and creamy tones, reminiscent of the Caribbean and the Hamptons, featuring two swimming pools, a huge bar and a poolside area made for entertaining and special celebrations with family and friends. The open-air pavilion claims to ignite romance and inspire nuptials among giddy couples over a few sunset cocktails.
Easily one of the most stunning luxury villa resorts in Bali, Semara’s impressive facilities include the cliff top Selatan Restaurant serving an elegant lunch and dinner menu, two tennis courts (hard and grass), Body Temple Spa, swimming pools and a sea-view state-of-the-art gym.
We recommend skipping the gym and heading down for the day to Semara’s pride and joy: the famous Finn’s Beach Club – an exclusive white-sand haven accessed via a heart-skipping ride on the inclinator. Guests of Semara enjoy free entry to Finn’s Beach Club and complimentary facilities such as towel, sun lounger and water sports rentals. Grab the snorkelling gear or the stand-up paddleboard and enjoy an underwater world of tropical reef and fish, stroll along the secluded beach, take the kayak out for some wet action or do absolutely nothing on the sunbed all day long – don’t forget to slather on some sunscreen.
The relaxed beachside restaurant serves a delicious international menu ranging from local specialties to good old pizzas and hearty steaks. Groovy beats set the mood for sun worshippers and cocktail-sipping beach lovers during the day, while the evening is lit by the warm glow of a bonfire and the sweet aroma of roasted marshmallows.
Semara Luxury Villa Resort is the most idyllic holiday destination and the perfect venue for weddings and anniversaries, corporate events and launches, family gatherings and private celebrations. Semara is, without a doubt, our star pick for impressive group or private escapes.
- Reserve your own cliff-top ocean-view bale at Finn’s Beach Club for private dining and relaxing, away from the sunburnt crowd.
- Host a girls’ weekend getaway at Villa Tamarama, bond with your girlfriends over in-villa manicure, pedicure and massages and have a private chef cook up a gourmet feast in the comfort of your own villa.
Semara Luxury Villa Resort
Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Bali
T: (+62) 361 848 2111
This article was first published in Asia Dreams, January-February 2015.
Photos courtesy of Semara Luxury Villa Resort.