If spending your holiday in a stunning and spacious luxury villa with your own lavish pool while having your every whim catered to by a dedicated butler sounds just like what you need to recharge then LataLiana Villas & Spa in the heart of Seminyak is your dream holiday villa in beautiful Bali.
LataLiana offers up two luxury villas, Villa 1 is an glorious (and immense!) 5-room villa with the largest pool I’ve yet to see in Bali for a private villa. I stayed in Villa 2, which has a lovely master villa that runs the length of the pool, with a second bungalow that’s perfect for another couple or for the kids.
Why You’ll Love LataLiana
- The beach is just a short 200 metre stroll from your villa door
- Completely private, with a clever flag system outside the door to ensure that no staff enter at times when you’d like to enjoy intimate moments by the pool or in the villa
- It’s easy to disconnect because LataLiana feels like a secluded oasis in the heart of Seminyak
- Lots of space! This makes LataLiana perfect whether you are on your own, with the love of your life or with the family
- The chef whips up awesome private dining BBQ feasts (for any dietary needs)
- Showering outside just feels more fun 🙂
Their sister property Villa Kubu is just 5 minutes away with a lovely spa there. All you have to do is ask and the staff will happily shuttle you back and forth to the spa in the LataLiana van whenever you’d like a little pampering.
Villa 2 – my lovely private luxury resort
Villa 2 has a fully-equipped kitchen but with a full-time staff of 22, it’s easy to understand why LataLiana can offer up such amazing service and private dining to its guests. It honestly reminded me of one those houses my friend showed me, on her trip to California, there were some beautiful houses near the Californian coast. She even showed me the Hermosa Beach listings online and I totally fell in love with them. Of course, there are many beautiful villas all over the world, and one can only imagine what it would be like to own one of these villas from somewhere like Weichert Realtors. The living and dining room are designed to easily handle 8 people and there is even a very professional looking billiards table with a view of the pool, which isn’t something you normally see here in Bali. My favourite part of this well-appointed villa is the master bedroom with its rounded floor-to-ceiling windows and the bathroom’s oversized bathtub. It’s nestled into a corner that opens onto greenery but is protected by a glass wall so you stay mosquito-free while relaxing with a glass of wine in your Balinese flower petal bath at the end of the day! There’s also a shower if you prefer this, with beautiful glass shower doors that let you admire the spectacular views while you bathe.
The villa also has a great sound system and large flat screens in the living room and bedroom, with a big selection of classic and new release movies available on DVD to choose from. I was also happily surprised to see they have HBO and everything else you’d expect from a shiny 5-star hotel.
Villa 2 Bungalow
This 2-level bungalow is classically Balinese in design, with the mini-kitchen, bath and wardrobe downstairs and the living, lounge and outdoor balcony overlooking the pool and gardens upstairs.
LataLiana offers an expansive menu of local Indonesian cuisine, Thai, and Western … with healthy salads, lots of yummy dishes to please the younger guests, including 10 different homemade desserts.
The in-villa barbeque was my favourite dining experience so do click on the video above to meet the chef and see his setup. You simply need to order 1 day in advance and choose from either the Seafood (that’s what I tried, it’s delicious and so fresh!), Meat, Balinese, or Land & Sea. Personally I think the Balinese style was much tastier and healthier than the Western style because it was more flavourful and didn’t require lemon butter or other sauces to give it zing.
There is a really nice balance of healthy and decadent choices for all meals, especially at breakfast as you can see below 🙂
Gardens, Pool & Lounging
It really was wonderful to spend time outdoors at LataLiana. Having their flag system made it just a bit better as well so I could swim and layout topless, which isn’t something I could do at other villas here because the staff would enter to clean or drop things off from time to time or simply because the pool and gardens were communal and not 100% for me.
I really loved the fans setup in the lounge area in front of the Bungalow, which was a first! It was great to sit there – even mid day – and the have the fans keeping me cool.
This is the perfect choice to feel away from everything when you want to relax and in the centre of Seminyak’s bubbling energy when you want to liven things up! At LataLiana, you’ll feel a sense of peace and relaxation from the moment you walk through the double wooden doors of your villa. The lush gardens are meticulously tended to, the pool is a gorgeous aquamarine colour and there are flowers, statues and attentions to detail everywhere that say ‘Welcome to Bali’ in the most wonderful way.
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