The rooftop terrace, with its sweeping ocean views, is delightful at any time of day: enjoy an early morning breakfast accompanied by birdsong or, later in the day, relax with a crisp white wine and let the gentle sea breezes envelop you as you marvel at one of Bali’s famously spectacular sunsets. At night, gather for a candle-lit meal at the alfresco dining table, which seats up to twelve diners in a convivial square.
The 15 x 7-metre saltwater swimming pool forms the focal point of the villa’s ground floor. Tiled in green stone, and deliciously deep, the pool is bordered by Palimanan stone and wooden decking and furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas. The most coveted poolside spot, the balé pavilion, offers comfort and shade. Parents need not worry about the little ones as a pool safety fence can be erected if required.
Set within the secure and exclusive Temple Hill estate, overlooking Jimbaran Bay, Villa Jamalu is equipped with everything required for a truly memorable family holiday. Even its name – a combination of the names of the owners’ three children – reflects the consideration that went into creating this fabulously well-appointed family retreat.
Children will adore the playroom, while adult and teenage guests will love the air-conditioned games room and entertainment den with its cornucopia of delights, including a pool table, 50-inch flat-screen television and PlayStation 3.
A workout in the well-equipped gym or some zen time in the dedicated yoga space could be just what the doctor ordered, or perhaps a tension-relieving Balinese massage in the private spa treatment room?
A state-of-the-art Bose sound system plays music throughout the villa, providing the perfect holiday playlist. Listen to some chill-out tunes whilst luxuriating on loungers shaded by capacious umbrellas or relax in the balé pavilion that hovers above the sparkling 12-metre swimming pool. Parents with youngsters can rest easy as the villa is equipped with a pool fence that can be erected to ensure the safety of little ones. And should a break from the tropical heat be desired, guests can slip indoors and savour the air-conditioned comfort of one of the many spacious living areas.
Alfresco dining on the top terrace at Villa Jamalu is an absolute treat: the villa’s private gourmet chef will prepare sumptuous meals which can be enjoyed at the twelve-seater dining table, or provide canapés to graze upon whilst sipping cocktails and lounging on the all-weather sofas as the sun sets magically over the ocean with Bali’s sacred Mount Batu Karu providing a mystical backdrop.