Villa Kailasha: Heavenly Abode by the Sea

Photography By Elite Havens

The name Kailasha is taken from Sanskrit, and translates as the abode of Shiva, one of the gods in the Hindu triumvirate. In an island where Hindu is the majority religion, the name has a very special connotation. And when you stay at Villa Kailasha, your experience is sure to be equally special.

These days, when you’re planning a trip to Bali, one of the most important considerations is whether you want to stay in a popular tourist spot or maybe somewhere away from the crowds. Villa Kailasha, designed by Ir. Nalla Krishna of HST, a renowned Bali-based architecture firm, certainly meets the second criteria. Located in Tabanan regency, north-west from Kuta, it offers guests the ultimate get-away experience by the sea.

Spread over an area of 11,000 sqm, Villa Kailasha is designed like a small boutique resort. The first thing you would perhaps notice is the modern tropical vernacular architecture with a touch of classic colonial style. Quite the opposite of traditional Balinese architecture, it applies clean lines with a muted colour palette, but retains the truncated pyramid-shaped roof that you see on Balinese houses. This style is repeated on all the buildings in the compound.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the friendly staff in the main pavilion, which is the only two-leveled building in the compound. It is a multi-purpose building with sofas set out in the lower level lounge, and an open-sided dining pavilion on the upper floor. The ample balcony, overlooking the dramatic black sand beach, is perfect for enjoying the cooling ocean breeze.

The nine bedrooms are housed in a number of pavilions; four located either side of the main pavilion with the rest set back. They all sit within the sprawling gardens with manicured lawns and flowering trees. Each pavilion offers a soothing and luxurious ambiance with either a garden or ocean view. And what’s not to love about the en-suite bathroom, spacious living room and dining terrace? Having a meeting room and lounge rooms, the villa is also suitable for business trips. And the expansive indoor and outdoor spaces are ideal for hosting a wedding or other celebrations.

Each pavilion is furnished with simple yet elegant furniture made of wood, rattan, brass or a combination. Cushions are wrapped in leather or soft linens, in harmony with the muted colours of the draperies and every room is adorned with potted plants, artworks and other refined decorations.

Aside from the charming design, Villa Kailasha also offers a wide choice of activities. Swimming in the pool, indulging in a spa treatment, or just viewing the beautiful sunset can easily be done without leaving the compound. The blue ocean is only a few steps away, with waves that are perfect for experienced surfers. Yeh Gangga is only five kilometres away, where you can swim in the sea and ride a horse on the beach. For cultural enrichment, Pura Ulun Danu, Pura Tanah Lot, and Pura Luhur Batukau are amongst the places that Villa Kailasha’s guests often visit. And for those who would want to embrace nature, have the local guides arrange a hike to Mount Batukau or simply visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace.

Exclusively marketed by Asia’s market leader in high-end holiday rentals, Elite Havens Luxury Villa Rentals and Management, Villa Kailasha guarantees top notch service. To sum up, Villa Kailasha offers luxury, privacy and exclusive experiences. Having adapted to the new normal, it puts forth the health and wellbeing of everyone in the compound whilst offering you a safe
sanctuary for an amazing experience.

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Vira Tanka
Having her bachelor degree from Visual Communication Design of Bandung Institute of Technology, she explored her other interest in writing by being a writer for TV programs and travel magazines. Always keeping her love for the art, she actively sketches just about everything, from urban landscape to nature, in between writing projects.
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