While Villa Ambra might represent the epitome of holiday luxury, its location means it’s an intrinsic part of traditional Balinese rural life. The farming families who plant, nurture, and harvest the ricefields, and the fishermen who take to the sea according to the wind and the currents are part of the Villa Ambra experience. They often perform religious ceremonies on the beach in front of the villa. Coming and going to the villa, you’ll see the current phase in rice cultivation, and if you walk up the beach a couple of hundred metres, you can enjoy watching the fishermen putting to sea, or returning with their catch. Guests quickly respond to the natural rhythms of dawn and dusk, and the ebb and flow of the tides. The cares and pressures of city life seem to melt away and are swiftly replaced with serene relaxation. A welcome opportunity to recharge and renew body and spirit.
Villa Ambra has 45 metres of beach frontage, and each of its five bedrooms has expansive and unimpeded sea views. A unique ambience that combines total relaxation with utter luxury and comfort. Living areas are beautifully aligned to the beach, the sea and the sky. Each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, individually designed and furnished. There is a large sitting room on the ground floor and another upstairs. Both are open to sea breezes. The dining room, which seats ten, is air-conditioned, but has French doors which can be flung open instead. There is a home cinema with high definition projector and wide screen. Expansive gardens and lawn extend right to the beach.
To get to the beach you simply step off the grass and on to the sand. There are two interconnected pools. The larger infinity pool totals 100 square metres, while the children’s pool is 21 square metres and only 60 cm deep. You can enjoy the garden jacuzzi which is large enough for eight adults. There are very comfortable lounging and dining areas right at the edge of the beach, as well as a shady bale to relax in. Both provide unobstructed ocean and sunset views.
As the wonderful and delightful Villa Ambra owners, Ellen and Geoff (as seen in the pictures circa 1970), stay in the villa several months of the year that makes a real difference. They have high expectations of comfort and practicality. Furniture, fittings, fixtures – not only have to look good, they have to be genuinely comfortable and they have to function the way they are meant to. They make sure they do, and their guests benefit as a result. Most importantly, their divine staff will look after you, superbly.
Villa Ambra is fortunate to have three highly skilled chefs, who provide an eclectic menu selection offering Western, authentic Indonesian, and other Asian cuisine. Their Thai food is particularly awesome. On the other hand, if you just want a burger, they’ll make it themselves from a piece of steak, they’ll make the sesame bun, and they’ll make triple-cooked hand-cut fries à la Heston Blumenthal. The choice is yours!