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The Istana
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“Bali has made a name for itself as a leader in luxury digs. Belinda Jackson reveals 10 of the island’s very best.” Sheer Villa Power, The Sydney Morning Herald, Published February 3, 2013.”
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“One of our Celebrity Nomads from Hong Kong, Jennifer Tse, stayed here last year and she now says it’s one of her top 3 hotels/villas. That’s all it takes.” TheVine.com.au, The top 10 most luxurious Asian holiday destinations, Published January, 2013.”
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“Cliff-top means cliff-top -– there is a 60-meter drop down to the sea below,” says The Villa Guide. “The edge does not have fencing to ruin that magical view but is protected by a wide bed of extremely sharp and very uninviting ground shrubs.” Southeast Asia’s top 10 private villas, CNN Go, Published 17 September, 2012.”
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“Forget hotels: Bali’s villas offer the ultimate holiday for the whole gang.” Sunday Dream, Sunday Life Magazine, April 2012.”
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“Unusual venues and special treatment pay off in terms of greater engagement from participants.” Red-carpets rewards, CEI, March 2012.”
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“Today this iconic property, backdrop to many a wedding, is described as a palace in the sky (Istana means palace in Bahasa Indonesia); a proverbial phoenix which has risen from the coral limestone to take its place amongst the royalty of holiday rental villas in Bali.” The Istana, The Asia Villa Guide,First Edition 2011.”
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“Top-end luxury villas in Bali are sought-after for a combination of investment and lifestyle factors,” says Matthew Georgeson of Elite Havens Knight Frank.” Bali, International Property Luxury Collection, Volume 18 No.4 – August 2011.”
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“With its own private chef, separate living spaces and cliff-top heights, this villa is out-of-this-world.” Bali’s Sexiest Villas, FRV Travel, Edition 8.2 August – September ’11.”
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“Weddings are favourite here at the villa, so you’re in safe hands.” The Istana, Bali, Signature Weddings, July 2011.”

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“One of Indonesia’s most iconic private villas – The Istana.” Once in a Lifetime Chance to Own One of the World’s Best Villas, Luxury Travel Magazine, June 2011.”

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“We saw The Istana in a magazine and we both knew immediately it was the venue we had always dreamed of…” Real Destination Wedding, Real Weddings, Issue 18, May 2011.”

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“A destination villa in every sense, the Istana attracts international jetsetters and celebrities who opt for helicopter transfers to and from the airport.” Virgin Blue Voyeur, Bali Bliss, Edition September 2010.”

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“This elegant villa on the island’s southern tip has westward views over white-sand beach and colorful reef, plus some of the best surf and sunsets on earth.” Best Villas, Islands Top Ten, Island’s Magazine, Edition July – August 2010.”

The Yak
“Sleek, teak, party central glamourpuss with a stunning clifftop position, wow-eee infinity pool and bar.” The Istana; Event Villas, Luxe Bali, Luxe City Guides, Eighth Fabulous Edition.”

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“…well, the glorious thing that about The Istana is that although it’s breathtaking, it’s not over the top, shiny suited and draped in bling. The only gold is the braid on the 18th century bed cover” Jamie, The Yak, Vol.25 Dec Jan Feb 2009 – 2010.”

Wedding Style Guide
“A drink party at sunset, an amazing clifftop wedding… ‘we had the best night ever’ Melanie recalls” Once in a Lifetime, Wedding Style Guide, Spring 2009.”

The Yak
“Four friends travel from Los Angeles to Bali, Indonesia, for a 10-day surfing trip.” Ultimate Villa Vacations, Robb Report, Edition July 2008.”

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“…The five-bedroom Istana was described to me as a “surfer’s wet dream” due to its prime location, luxe décor and staff of 22…” Surfing in Style, W Magazine, Edition July 2006.”

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“…, Istana has “all the luxuries of a hotel without the other guests”…” Five of the Best Balinese Boltholes, The Week, 4th June 2005, Leisure.”

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“…, The Istana luxury villa stands as a proverbial phoenix…” Palace in the Sky, Fine Restaurants & Villas, November-December 2004.”

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“Leave your troubles behind, catch the next flight out, and submerge yourself in the ultimate luxury…” Greatest Escapes, Asia Pacific Tropical Homes, October-December 2003.”

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“In choosing a place to stay are location, location, location, then there’s a good argument to be made that this clifftop aerie is the best villa in Bali.” Top 10 Island Villas, DestinAsian, October-December 2003.”

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