Amed is where I like to retreat to when the hustle and bustle of South Bali gets too much. The small local villages and scenic surroundings are the ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend to unwind.
With that in mind, I have pulled together my 15 favourite Amed villas where I love to stay. From beachfront properties to cosy private rooms, each of these options are a quiet place to forget your worries.
Enjoy snorkelling, hiking and delicious local cuisine, with an island home from home to escape to.
Tropical Beachfront Villa
One of the best things about these villas in the East are how big and sprawling the grounds are compared to those in Seminyak and Canggu. With endless space, Villa Salema is a great place to start on our Amed tour. This beachfront villa is an idyllic setting for a relaxing getaway with 3 comfortable buildings, luscious gardens and not 1, but 2 swimming pools. Ultra-chic! Leading straight into the ocean, it is a tropical paradise for a memorable retreat.
Island Home from Home
Pantai Rumah is the ultimate island home away from home. I can picture myself spending endless months here enjoying the hot sunny lawn and ocean breeze. The enclosed living areas are perfect for when you want to escape the heat, but spending long evening meals on the verandah as the sunsets will definitely be one of your favourite memories. Whether you are travelling with family or a group of friends this minimal and rustic villa is a beautiful beachfront haven.
Relaxing Seafront Retreat
I couldn’t have named the villa better myself, it is exactly what it says – a seafront villa. I love that it is positioned slightly on the hillside so the pool sits above sea level. You can enjoy the luxury of an infinity swimming pool while also gaining a bit more privacy. On clear days you can look across the ocean to see the outline of Lombok. A beautiful and spacious villa, it is the ideal place to come and unwind away from your normal day to day life.
Romantic, Intimate Escape
Views, views, views, Sky Villa offers every type of tropical view – from jungle to mountain to ocean. It is the ideal place to escape the crowds and enjoy a serene retreat. I love that the villa is located within an eco-luxury resort, you get to take advantage of the amazing amenities including an on-site restaurant and beach access, but still have your own intimate place to relax. One of my favourite features of Sky Villa is the elegant bathtub beside the plunge pool, take a dip whilst your loved ones soaks in a flower bath. Romantic and beautiful, it’s my idea of heaven.
Hillside, Elegant Retreat
Within the same lavish eco-luxury resort, Ocean View Villa not only neighbours Sky Villa, but challenges it for top prize as one of the best airbnbs in Amed. The sparkling infinity swimming pool sits at the edge of the hill overlooking endless palm tree and ocean views. It is a beautiful setting for a romantic getaway to celebrate your anniversary, birthday or just a Tuesday – who needs an excuse for a swanky night away? Once again I am drawn to the bathroom, Ocean View Villa features a semi-open shower and hammock as well as a sumptuous bathtub. If you don’t mind, I’m gonna take a soak.
Perfect Family Villas
Bali Marina Villas are the perfect serene escape from the hectic chaos of the South of Bali. On the hillside overlooking jungle views, the combination of 3 private villas is a spacious and relaxing spot to spend a tropical getaway with your family. The cosy bedrooms and sunny terraces will make the villa quickly feel like home. Enjoy spending time sprawled out beside the pool and supervising the children playing in the kiddy pool. The unbeatable sunset view is not to be missed!
Luxurious Hillside Retreat
Another hillside retreat, Villa Segara Tari is a more lavish version of Bali Marina Villas. From its prime position, the villa looks out over 180 degree ocean views – you can watch magical sunsets and bask in the cool ocean breezes throughout your stay. For a fancy getaway with your family or friends, the villa is filled with cosy furnishings and elegant bedrooms. Take a walk down the steep stairs towards local restaurants and popular snorkelling spots. You are guaranteed an unforgettable stay.
Incredible Relaxing Villa
I think I can go on record here to say that Villa Agung is my favourite of these Amed rentals. Its stunning location, beautiful lush lawn and cosy living areas are everything I want for a relaxing and peaceful stay. And, as always, I love the huge bathtubs! Through a small gate, the villa has direct access to the black sand beach and ocean. Take your chances on the villa paddle board or just splash about on the shore. Unwind and forget your worries in this incredible setting.
Ticks All the Boxes
Big pool? – check. Hammock? – check. Billiard table? – check. Jacuzzi? – you got it! Seriously, Villa Moana has everything you need to have a good time. One of the best Airbnbs in Amed, Villa Moana comes fully staffed with free breakfast on your first day! For the following days, breakfast is super affordable so I highly recommend treating yourself. There really isn’t anything to complain about with this villa, from comfortable beds to a large tropical garden, it really does tick all the boxes.
Cosy Jungle Getaway
This Amed airbnb is a traditional Balinese home encompassed by tropical jungles. Featuring open living areas and plush furnishings, it is the perfect place to settle down for a long getaway. Enjoy spending time in the sun around the pool and taking care of your emails on the couch. It is a comfortable and homey villa to unwind and relax in the peaceful beachside town. Just a short walk from restaurants and a great snorkelling spot, you can’t beat the convenience and cosy nature of Villa Bukit Malas 1.
For the Divers
Calling all divers! This private room is the best out of all the Amed rentals for you! Owned by a well renowned dive company, this resort-style homestay has all the amenities you need for a perfect underwater getaway. It’s family room sleeps four comfortably and is incredibly spacious. That being said, I’m pretty sure you won’t be spending much time in your room once you see it’s amazing pool! Make sure to enjoy a fresh juice by the pool for me!
Comfortable Resort Villa
What can I say? I’m a sucker for free breakfast and this villa definitely delivers. Located in a quiet resort, this three bedroom bungalow is a comfortable base for your East Bali adventures. You won’t have to drive far for good food, simply walk to the resort’s restaurant for some good Western and Indonesian fare. The pool is shared with the rest of the resort giving you ample opportunity to make some new friends!
Romantic Bali Getaway
Yes, East Bali is renowned for its beautiful sites. But, once you get into Aquaterrace, you will never want to leave! Giving off Santorini vibes, your private bedroom will take your breath away. The room’s rounded arches and open air bathroom make the perfect romantic vacation setting. Located on a cliff, one look at it’s infinity pool overlooking the ocean and you’ll understand why it’s one of the best private villas in Amed!
Luxury Eco Retreat
This incredible retreat is one of the best I have ever been to … seriously! You can rent a private room and have access to the whole jaw-droppingly beautiful resort. Keep your phone handy because every single corner of this resort is stunning and you’ll definitely want to Instagram it! With handwoven rattan baskets, banana leaf lampshades, and natural fabrics and materials scattered throughout, this five star resort is the epitome of Indonesian luxury.
Amed is known for having some of the best sunsets the island has to offer. Waeni’s Sunset Cliff Villa is the perfect place to sit back and take in a stunning sunset. While this three bedroom villa comes with its own private kitchen, you’ll also have access to Waeni’s restaurant and bar for those nights you don’t feel like cooking. The pool is not private to the villa, but the view more than makes up for it. Sunset sips never looked better!
I feel more relaxed already..
I think I made it pretty obvious that Villa Agung is my favourite of these Amed rentals, but I am definitely lured in by the eco-luxury resort options. Private space and access to an on-site restaurant, sounds perfect!
No matter if you choose a private villa or resort room, Amed is one of the most sensational places on Bali island. Volcanic sand beaches, amazing underwater life and stunning mountain range views. You will never want to head South again!
Featured image: Villa Segara Tari