Villa Maya is absolutely beach front four-bedroom villa Within the Majapahit complex with large and comfortable bedrooms, private walled gardens complete with private swimming pools, indoor jacuzzis, massage pavilions and relaxation balé, whilst sophisticated decor, old photographs and a generous smattering of tribal objets d’art fill the villas with the wonderment of the East Indies.
Villa Maya sits on the water’s edge, offering stunning views of the sea and offshore islands. An adjoining door also connects it to a traditional Javanese, one-bedroom wooden joglo (also on the water’s edge) which has been renovated to the highest levels of comfort with honeymooners and romance in mind. With its own pool and a large lawn area and Hindu Temple, you would be hard pressed to find a more romantic wedding venue on the island.
Villa Maya comprises a two-storey villa and a self-contained antique timber joglo house; each is set in its own private seafront garden complete with swimming pool. The main three-bedroom villa offers a choice of living and dining areas-one in an open-sided beachfront pavilion next to a relaxation bale-a massage pavilion, and a seaside sun deck.
Perfect for honeymooners, the joglo presents an open-sided sitting/dining area with kitchenette, behind which is a bedroom and bathroom. The joglo boasts its own swimming pool and bordering the beach is a large deck for wedding ceremonies.
Main house - Villa Maya’s main living and dining room welcomes in the outdoors – and even a section of the swimming pool-via folding glass doors. This eclectic fan-cooled space is outfitted with comfy chairs, a satellite-channel TV and a formal dining table for six alongside a pond filled with fat happy koi fish. The room is completed with artwork, antique carvings, two ornately carved doors and a funky floating staircase spiralling up to the master suite.
At the front of the garden is a charming living and dining pavilion, open on three sides but protected from the elements on the seaward side by sliding glass doors. A deeply cushioned daybed runs along the back wall, and two circular tables at the front offer a more casual dining option. Colourful beaded lanterns hang from the high roof, and the picture is completed with soft white drapes and a tablescape of traditional artefacts.
With its 14-metre swimming pool, double jacuzzi, sundeck and spa pavilion, Villa Maya’s gorgeous garden is bordered by towering coconut palms, pandanas, fragrant frangipanis and flowering shrubs.
At the end of the garden, a large timber deck rests upon a beachside bluff with steps leading down to the black-sand beach. Furnished with a daybed, a balé relaxation pavilion and an alfresco dining table, this is a place to enjoy the cool breezes, afternoon tea, a cocktail, or even breakfast or dinner beneath the coconut trees while gazing at an awe-inspiring picture of the ocean waves, the coastline or the night sky.
Joglo - The open-sided living and dining space at the joglo welcomes guests with cool sea breezes and a dining table for six overlooking the garden, the pool and the sea. A precious feature is the richly carved centrepiece within the soaring trapezium-shaped roof, beneath which a huge daybed filled with cushions presents a wonderful spot for lazing while being lulled by the sound of the surf. Additionally, an integrated kitchenette offers simple facilities for guests who choose to cook.
The joglo’s garden introduces a private 8-metre swimming pool, a large lawn bordered by brightly coloured tropical plants, frangipani trees, and a mesmerising vista across the sea. Balinese statues and orchids hug the garden walls and a temple rests to one side. In front of the temple is a large, elevated beachside deck – an enchanting spot for a truly romantic wedding ceremony. Beyond the deck, steps lead down to the sand.
Master bedroom - Villa Maya’s opulent, air-conditioned master suite is accessed via its own floating staircase, regally decked out in dark woods and rich fabrics, and furnished with a king-size bed and framed photos from Bali’s golden age. Sliding glass doors lead to a wide, shaded balcony overlooking the pool and with ocean views accompanied by the sound of the pounding surf. The ensuite bathroom consists of two sumptuous areas – one with a bath, shower and twin basins, the other with WC and washbasin – linked by a timber walkway and enclosed with attractive fretwork screens.
Guest bedrooms - Two mirror-image air-conditioned guest bedrooms flank the living room accessed internally via magnificent carved doors or alternatively from the garden through glass doors which should be thrown open wide during the day to enjoy a lazy tropical experience. Each room is furnished with a king-sized bed under a soaring wood-and-bamboo-lined ceiling. The semi-open-air bathrooms are a dream in black polished concrete under a pergola roof, with seductive hidden lighting, sunken tub, rain shower and tropical plants.
Joglo bedroom - A stunningly-ornate antique door in the garden wall slides open to reveal the one-bedroom honeymoon joglo, a century-old timber house that was imported from Java and retrofitted with all the comforts of modern-day living to provide a private space for newlyweds and couples. Beautifully embellished with intricately carved doors and wall panels, the bedroom is cosy and intimate with a king-size bed and a flat screen satellite TV. A sunken bath and monsoon shower are incorporated within the room.
- Location - Ketewel, Gianyar, south-east Bali, Indonesia.
- Capacity - 8 adults and up to 4 kids (in extra beds).
- Pool - Large pool and two jacuzzis. The joglo house also features an 8 x 2.6m plunge pool.
- Living areas - Indoor and outdoor living and dining areas; alfresco dining deck; relaxation balés; terraces; pool terraces with sun beds and umbrellas; furnished beachfront decks.
- Staff - The staff team includes: villa manager; assistant manager; butlers; head chef; kitchen supervisor; cooks; villa attendants; gardeners; security guards; on-site masseuses; maintenance; front of house receptionist; babysitter (extra/on request).
- Dining - Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes are available for in-house dining from a priced menu. Off-menu requests are also accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication - WiFi broadband internet; telephones between all villas and call operator for local and international calls (charged to guest).
- Entertainment - Satellite-channel TVs; DVD players; surround sound systems; iPod docks; CD players.
- For families - Villa Maya are well equipped for families. Facilities include cots, high chairs, pool toys and children’s DVDs.
- Spa - In-villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional spa and beauty therapists in the villa’s dedicated spa room.
- Leisure facilities - Bicycles x 4; traditional jukung boat available (based in Sanur) for 6 people with snorkelling equipment; boogie boards.
- Transport - A 7-seater car and driver is available for up to 10 hours per day at a charge of US$65++ (excludes petrol).
- Weddings & events - Villa Maya make a fabulous venue for weddings and special events. Parties of up to 80 seated guests / 100 cocktail can be arranged at the villa with prior notice.
- Additional facilities - Full back-up diesel powered electrical generator; barbecue; safety deposit box.
- Property area - 2,740sqm (land).
DINING AT VILLA MAYA
Dining at Maya Villa works on a priced, restaurant-style menu system with a with a wide array of Western and Japanese dishes available anytime of the day. Each villa has its own private chef who prepares meals in the estate’s central, professionally equipped kitchen to be served up in your location of choice at the villa. Guests will be presented with their food and beverage bill upon departure.
Many Western meals are available, but we recommend you to try some of the cooks’ Indonesian and Balinese dishes for a true cultural experience. Vegetarian and children’s dishes also feature on the menu, and if you have any special dietary requirements, please talk to the chef, who will strive to comply with all of your wishes. Likewise, if you would like to arrange a special feast – a seafood barbecue, the famous Balinese delicacy of babi guling (spit-roast pig), roast duck, or even a birthday cake – simply consult with the chef in advance and the staff will take care of everything.
FAMILIES AT VILLA MAYA
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. With a great selection of sports activities and equipment, including bicycles, masks and snorkels and the option to charter the villas’ traditional sailing boat for fishing and snorkelling trips, Majapahit Beach Villas are particularly well set up for families with older children. (Families with toddlers will need to be vigilant, due to the villas’ open staircases and unguarded pools and water features.)
The team of friendly staff at the villas will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).
The staff will happily prepare meals for babies and fussy young eaters – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house (villa facilities include a baby cot and highchair) we can hire on your behalf.
SPA AT VILLA MAYA
Our villa offers guests “In–villa” spa treatments provided by Majapahit Spa’s professionally trained staff. The body treatment programs provide therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating experiences using natural products to enhance well being and reduce stress.
Guests at Majapahit Beach Villas can enjoy a selection of spa treatments or a massage in the privacy of their bedrooms or in the poolside balés. Spa services are provided by Majapahit Beach Villas’ own highly trained therapists who are on site to administer a wide range of treatments from the spa menu. Indulgences include traditional Balinese massage, hot stone massage, reflexology, body scrubs (including the green tea scrub), the royal Javanese wedding treatment known as Mandi Lulur, traditional facials, pedicure and manicures, and the special two hour Majapahit Honeymoon Package.
WEDDING & CELEBRATIONS AT VILLA MAYA
Imagine exchanging your wedding vows in front of a Balinese temple in a private tropical beachside garden with glorious ocean views. This, combined with the sheer spaciousness of Villa Maya and its open-sided pavilions, gardens and beachside wedding deck, the availability of accommodation for wedding guests in the two sister villas, and an enchanting honeymoon suite for the bride and groom, makes the property an ideal venue for romantic weddings and other special celebrations. We can recommend expert event organisers, florists, decorators and caterers so you can focus on relaxing and celebrating with your guests.
- Maximum people sitting: 80
- Maximum people standing: 100