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The Istana – Uluwatu 5 bedroom clifftop villa and luxury venue The Istana – Uluwatu 5 bedroom clifftop villa and luxury venue

With its dream location high above the Indian Ocean on a Bali cliff-top, The Istana is regarded by many as the ultimate luxury villa, and has won the hearts of the world’s most discerning travellers.

‘Istana’ means palace in Indonesian, and The Istana is truly palatial in every sense: in its profuse living space, in the symmetrical elegance of its architecture, in its stunning interior design, and in the impeccable service provided by its staff. Indeed, one can be forgiven for feeling like royalty in this sublime setting where attention to detail is second to none and every wish is fulfilled.  

The views are beyond spectacular. On a clear day Bali’s necklace of volcanoes to the north are visible on the horizon, while 60 metres below, world-class surf breaks attract seasoned wave riders. The sky blazes with fiery oranges and pinks as the sun sets on a perfect day, and when darkness deepens the sea sparkles with a latticework of lights from the fishing boats of Jimbaran Bay.

It is little wonder that the Istana is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Bali; celebrated for its cliff-top ceremonies, candlelit poolside dinners, and dance floor under the stars. Adding to the romance is the secluded master suite, which has its own private pool and is positioned well away from the four guest bedrooms in the main villa.

The space and facilities at The Istana have huge family appeal. When not cavorting in the 32-metre infinity pool, kids will be thrilled to have the run of their own special wing, where a games room is equipped with pool table, Wii and PS3, and every night is sleepover night in the four-bedded bunk room. Parents can play too – a couples’ massage at the spa perhaps, followed by sunset cocktails and a gourmet dinner to rival the best of Bali’s restaurants, capped with a Cognac and Cuban cigar.

Such is The Istana’s magic that many guests choose not to stray far. But for those few who do have the urge to explore, Suluban Beach is only a five-minute walk away, and a seven-seat chauffeur driven car is on stand-by to whisk guests across the isthmus to Seminyak or further afield into Bali’s rural and cultural heart.

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Villa Lega, 5 bedrooms - Batubelig Beach, Seminyak, Bali

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Villa Adenium, 4 bedrooms - Jimbaran, Bali

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Villa Adasa, 3 bedrooms - Seminyak, Bali

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Villa De Suma, 4 bedrooms - Seminyak, Bali

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Villa Surya Damai, 5 bedrooms - Umalas, Kerobokan, Bali

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Casa Brio, 5 bedroom villa - Seminyak, Bali

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Villa Shambala, 5 bedrooms - Seminyak, Bali

At the heart of bustling Seminyak, this five-bedroom, fully staffed pool villa is a hidden oasis offering a glamorous locale and complete seclusion amidst spacious, tropical grounds.

Villa Windu Asri, 6 bedrooms - Seminyak, Bali

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Chalina Estate, 6 bedroom villa - Canggu, Bali

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Villa Mana, 6 bedrooms - Canggu, Bali

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Villa Umah Daun, 5 bedrooms - Umalas, Kerobokan, Bali

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The Orchard House, 4 bedroom villa - Seminyak, Bali

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Villa Jemma, 4 bedrooms - Seminyak, Bali

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Sanur Residence, 3 to 9 bedroom villas - Sanur, Bali

A nine-bedroom beachfront residence on Bali's south-east coast comprising three private three-bedroomed villas. With private pool, ocean views, and five-star service, this is perfect for weddings.

Villa Belong Dua, 2 bedrooms - Seseh, Bali

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Villa Manis, 8 bedrooms - Canggu, Bali

An elegant eight-bedroom home with, two pools, multiple living areas, spa and gym, rice field and ocean views and a full complement of professional staff.

The Longhouse, 6 bedroom villa - Jimbaran, Bali

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villa rental indah Manis and the honeymoon suite Bulan Madu literally translated from Indonesian as "Honey Moon". This 5 bedroom dream villa is surrounded by forest commanding breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the southernmost tip of the island, Mt. Batu Karu together with the volcanoes of East Java. The villa features a wide range of facilities, including a dedicated spa and two private swimming pools. Hidden yet nearby are white sandy coves with waves perfect for all levels of surfers.

Sri Lanka villas

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A luxurious, charming, five-bedroom colonial villa with 11 x 4-metre pool, Ambassador's House, lies within historic Galle and welcomes guests with traditional Sri Lankan hospitality.

No. 39 Galle Fort, 3 bedroom rental - Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

No. 39 Galle Fort flanks historic Lighthouse Street, at the heart of a magnificent 17th century Dutch-built fortress on Sri Lanka's palm-fringed southern coast. This capacious three-bedroom townhouse, with its elegant furnishings and graceful period features, evokes a heady, homely atmosphere redolent of times gone by.

Villa Pooja Kanda, 5 bedrooms - Koggala, Sri Lanka

This tranquil, five-bedroom, colonial style villa near Sri Lanka's Habaraduwa Beach and historic Galle comes with staff and pool and is perfect for friends and families.

Phuket villas

Villa Wang Nam Jai, 4 bedrooms - Kamala, Phuket

This four-bedroom, fully staffed villa is perfect for relaxing, dining and playing. Contemporary luxury nestled in a quiet estate providing guests with an idyllic escape.

Villa Yang, 4 bedrooms - Cape Sol, Kamala, Phuket

Four-bedroom Villa Yang combines the ancient philosophy of 'yin yang' blending indoors and outdoors across this luxe villa boasting an array of living and entertaining areas.

Villa Amanzi, 6 bedrooms - Kata Noi, Karon, Phuket

This grand six-bedroom villa overlooks Kata Noi Beach and the Andaman Sea. With its chef, infinity pool and sauna, Villa Amanzi is luxury at its best.

Villa Sammasan, 3 bedrooms - Surin Beach, Phuket

With ocean views from its three bright bedrooms, and nine-metre infinity pool, fully staffed Villa Sammasan is a great holiday destination within minutes of Surin Beach.

Villa Minh, 6 bedrooms - Kamala, Phuket

This stunning six-bedroom villa overlooks the ocean on an exclusive estate. With a private chef and fantastic facilities, the villa is close to vibrant Patong.

One Waterfall Bay, 6 bedroom rental - Kamala Beach, Phuket

The stylish six-bedroom One Waterfall Bay has a cinema room, spa room and pool. Fully staffed, including driver and chef, just minutes from Kamala Beach.

Villa Yin, 5 bedrooms - Kamala, Phuket

Blending Thai architecture with contemporary art and an ultra luxe design this five-bedroomed staffed villa sits at the water's edge in Phuket's exclusive Kamala.

Villa Namaste, 6 bedrooms - Bang Tao, Phuket

Fully staffed Villa Namaste enjoys enviable sea-views from its 6 bedrooms, spectacular rooftop terrace and private pool, above Bang Tao on Phuket's west coast.

Villa Beyond, 7 bedrooms - Bang Tao, Phuket

Villa Beyond, a seven-bedroom fully staffed pool villa boasting a stunning blend of luxury and elegance overlooks the pristine waters of the Andaman sea.

Villa Chan Grajang, 6 bedrooms - Surin Beach, Phuket

Set above Surin Beach, with stunning ocean views, this ultra-chic 6-bedroom staffed villa epitomises luxury and is ideal for families, couples or special events.

Villa Sawarin, 8 bedrooms - Cape Yamu, Phuket

Eight-bedroomed, fully staffed Villa Sawarin offers ocean-view luxury and a blissful blend of modern aesthetics and alfresco Thai-style living in exclusive Cape Yamu.

Villa Baan Surin Sawan, 4 bedrooms - Surin, Phuket

Baan Surin Sawan is an exquisite sea-view villa set in a tranquil hillside estate just minutes away from the sands of Surin Beach on Phuket's west coast.

Villa Baan Bon Khao, 4 bedrooms - Surin, Phuket

Set in a hillside estate near Surin Beach, Villa Baan Bon Khao is a tranquil escape with fabulous sea views. The infinity-edge pool is the best spot for sunset viewing, with the surrounding terraces, dining and living room pavilions offering lavish areas to unwind.

Villa Torcello, 5 bedrooms - Kamala, Phuket

This magnificent five-bedroom, staffed villa blends harmoniously across three levels, while its meticulous design compliments the natural surrounds. Everything flows in harmony at Villa Torcello.

Villa Baan Paa Talee, 9 bedrooms - Kamala, Phuket

This exquisite nine-bedroom, fully staffed property hangs from a cliff edge overlooking the beautiful Andaman Sea and offers a wealth of superb leisure facilities.

Villa Saan, 6 bedrooms - Kamala, Phuket

Stunning architecture and superb ocean views define six-bedroom Villa Saan. Facilities at this fully staffed villa include a 19m pool, cinema, spa room and gym.

Villa Napalai, 4 bedrooms - Surin, Phuket

Fun-filled, four-bedroom Villa Napalai Surin has a games room, play room, gym, spa and pool. Fully staffed and just minutes from Surin Beach and leisure activities.

Real estate and sales

Elite Havens Sales

The real estate division of Elite Havens' dedicated website. Features listings of land, and villas for sale as well as property developments for investments. Useful background information about the island and property investments in general.

Knight Frank

Knight Frank and Elite Havens work in association with project marketing of approved villa estate developments.

Bali Property Sales

An easy to use and helpful directory of land and homes for sale in Bali. Features all latest developments on the island.

Villa related

BHM - Bali Homes Management

BHM (Bali Homes Management) assumes the responsibility for every aspect of a villa's logistical and commercial operations, ensuring that villas are not just well run vacation homes but also lucrative investments. Please explore this link to view their catalog and learn more about their services.

Bali Wedding Villas

Luxury wedding venues in Bali and Lombok are heavenly settings for the most memorable day of your life. These villas are ideal for weddings and celebrations, from small gatherings to fairytale-style extravaganzas.

Awesome Villas

Awesome Villas is the exclusive representative of Phuket's most admired and desired private estates and villas, and therefore offers international brokers and travellers only the very finest properties available. A wide selection of luxury villas available for rentals, sales and hosting events. Each villa has been carefully handpicked to accommodate all types of groups and individuals and travellers with a higher luxury level of expectation.

Marketing Villas

For those who appreciate the very best in comfort, style, and personal service and that ultimate of all luxuries - total privacy. The Marketing Villas portfolio are all fully staffed and range from one-bedroom retreats to nine-bedroom residences. Styles vary from chic ultra modern to deeply traditional, and locations from absolute beachfront to tropical forests and terraced rice fields, from rural hillsides with stunning vistas to vibrant locations in town.

Elite Havens Developments

Elite Havens Developments (EHD) offer development and construction advisory services for projects ranging from executive management of large-scale commercial developments to knowledge based design reviews of individual villas to optimise commercial configuration.

The Villa Guide

Your complete guide on private luxury villas in Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui and Chang Mai. Our professional reviews on these world-class villas for rent will help you choose the best villa for your holiday vacation, wedding, honeymoon and party pads.

Elite Havens

Bali's leading luxury villa rental and sales firm. Over 100 of the island's top private luxury rental villas to choose from. Luxury standards and excellent customer service.

Bali Villas

Balivillas.com has selected the creme de la creme of private luxury holiday homes available for rental in Bali and presents it here, thus saving you time and effort and giving you total reassurance that the villa you choose will be the villa that's exactly right for you.

Bali Travel

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All the info you simply cannot do without. Where to eat, shop and buy the best, it's all here and waiting.

Bali This Week!

Online video guide featuring a discerning look at Bali restaurants, clubs, bars, shops, spas, events, parties. Features includes a calendar section for main events such as concerts, festivals, cultural activities and more happening on the island.