Welcome to Villa Shinta Dewi, where tropical living is the theme. Its space-enhancing layout – three pavilions positioned around a waterfall-fed swimming pool – provides a surprising amount of living space, including an open-sided upper living room with sunset terrace, poolside dining room below, second living room and an air-conditioned study. While the master bedroom is magnificent, taking up much of the second pool-edge pavilion, those staying in the three guest bedrooms won’t feel they’ve drawn the short straw; the interiors are opulently furnished and feature Jim Thompson silks and rice-paper screens as well as glamorous marble-lined bathrooms.
When you stay at Shinta Dewi, and you can spend your days lazing beside the pool and being waited upon by a lovely team of staff, including a manager, personal butlers and chef. If you’re feeling a little bit more energetic, you can work out in the villa’s private gym, enjoy the pampering diversion of an in-villa massage, or stroll down to Petitenget Beach, which is a mere five-minute walk away. This elegant holiday villa is a true haven-away-from-home, hidden within an elite gated estate, yet everything that Seminyak is so famous for is just a stone’s throw away. Not only the beach but also a multitude of international and local restaurants ranging from simple cafés to world-renowned fine-dining establishments, as well as beach clubs, nightclubs and shops galore. At the end of a busy day, return to Shinta Dewi for a soothing swim or massage, followed by cocktails served in the glorious upper level sunset lounge.