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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.

The Istana
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US$ 2470++ US$ 3945++ out of 1

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All villa rates are subject to 15.5% service charge, taxes, etc.

Please click here to view The Istana’s availability calendar.

Rates include:
Exclusive use of the villa and its listed facilities, and a large staff team including full-time manager, chefs, butlers, villa attendants, security and a car and driver for up to 8 hours a day.

Season Period Price (per night) 14 nights or more Minimum stay
Low Season 01 Sep 2015 to 18 Dec 2015 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 Nights
High Season 16 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2015 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 Nights
Peak Season 19 Dec 2015 to 08 Jan 2016 US$ 3945 ++ US$ 3550 ++ 7 Nights

Last minute bookings, checking in before 07 Aug 2015, enjoy a 15% discount.

Season Period Price (per night) 14 nights or more Minimum stay
Low Season 09 Jan 2016 to 05 Feb 2016 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 Nights
12 Feb 2016 to 24 Mar 2016
02 Apr 2016 to 15 Jun 2016
01 Sep 2016 to 20 Dec 2016
High Season 06 Feb 2016 to 11 Feb 2016 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 Nights
25 Mar 2016 to 01 Apr 2016
16 Jun 2016 to 31 Aug 2016
Peak Season 21 Dec 2016 to 08 Jan 2017 US$ 3945 ++ US$ 3550 ++ 7 Nights

Last minute bookings, checking in before 07 Aug 2015, enjoy a 15% discount.

Season Period Price (per night) 14 nights or more Minimum stay
Low Season 09 Jan 2017 to 26 Jan 2017 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 Nights
02 Feb 2017 to 13 Apr 2017
22 Apr 2017 to 15 Jun 2017
01 Sep 2017 to 20 Dec 2017
High Season 27 Jan 2017 to 01 Feb 2017 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 Nights
14 Apr 2017 to 21 Apr 2017
16 Jun 2017 to 31 Aug 2017

Last minute bookings, checking in before 07 Aug 2015, enjoy a 15% discount.

Period Price (per night) 14 nights or more Minimum stay
16 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2015 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 nights
01 Sep 2015 to 18 Dec 2015 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
19 Dec 2015 to 08 Jan 2016 US$ 3945 ++ US$ 3551 ++ 7 nights

Last minute bookings, checking in before 07 Aug 2015, enjoy a 15% discount.

Period Price (per night) 14 nights or more Minimum stay
09 Jan 2016 to 05 Feb 2016 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
06 Feb 2016 to 11 Feb 2016 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 nights
12 Feb 2016 to 24 Mar 2016 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
25 Mar 2016 to 01 Apr 2016 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 nights
02 Apr 2016 to 15 Jun 2016 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
16 Jun 2016 to 31 Aug 2016 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 nights
01 Sep 2016 to 20 Dec 2016 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
21 Dec 2016 to 08 Jan 2017 US$ 3945 ++ US$ 3551 ++ 7 nights

Last minute bookings, checking in before 07 Aug 2015, enjoy a 15% discount.

Period Price (per night) 14 nights or more Minimum stay
09 Jan 2017 to 26 Jan 2017 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
27 Jan 2017 to 01 Feb 2017 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 nights
02 Feb 2017 to 13 Apr 2017 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
14 Apr 2017 to 21 Apr 2017 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 nights
22 Apr 2017 to 15 Jun 2017 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights
16 Jun 2017 to 31 Aug 2017 US$ 3400 ++ US$ 3060 ++ 5 nights
01 Sep 2017 to 20 Dec 2017 US$ 2470 ++ US$ 2223 ++ 3 nights

Last minute bookings, checking in before 07 Aug 2015, enjoy a 15% discount.

  • All villa facilities, including pool, kitchen, F&B services, etc., will be fully available for all last minute bookings
  • No other clients or groups will be booked at The Istana during a last minute booking, meaning that each booking is guaranteed exclusive occupancy of the villa

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