Searching for villas on an island with thousands of properties can be overwhelming. It isn’t just about selecting the right location, you also need to factor in your preferred style, surroundings and amenities. I’ve had the chance to stay in some of the best (and some of the worst!) villas in Bali and have narrowed down a selection of the best villas in Jimbaran so you don’t have to. From cliffside to inland, modern to traditional, I have laid out everything you need to know to make your decision an easy one.
Rumah Nesta – Endless Ocean View Villa
Let’s start off with something only found in the South of Bali – cliffside views. Jimbaran villas are the most popular on the island for their magnificent sea views, and Rumah Nesta is a perfect example of that. Set right at the edge of the cliff, it looks like water from the pool is pouring off the side! Swim up to the poolside and take a front row seat to some of Bali’s most beautiful sights.
Villa Aum – Luxurious Cliffside Villa
Perched on the cliffside overlooking the ocean, Villa Aum is one of my favourite private villas in Jimbaran. It offers you the full package: breathtaking sunsets, infinity pool, and an entertainment room for your billiard tournaments and movie nights! The designer was inspired by traditional Balinese style to create a comfortable and modern getaway. Ideal for the surfer and relaxer alike, it has private access to a secluded beach and is just a short drive from famous Balangan Beach.
Villa Moso – Epitome of Tropical Luxury
If Rumah Nesta or Villa Aum aren’t your style, perhaps Villa Moso is the tropical cliffside villa of your dreams. With a slight nod to classic Bali design, this villa is the height of modern luxury with trendy industrial style living areas and quirky contemporary artworks dotting the walls. My favourite spot in the villa is the circular poolside bale – it is the perfect mixture of shady and comfortable, but most importantly looks out over the impressive panoramic views.
Sunset Paradise Bali – Perfect Sunset Views
This is where requirements collide – does someone in your group want a modern villa? Does another want a traditional style? Not willing to sacrifice your ocean views? Allow me to introduce Sunset Paradise Bali. This is one of the only private villas in Jimbaran that offers it all for the indecisive traveller. It is the perfect mixture of modern and traditional design, comfy living areas and cosy bedrooms overlooking ocean views.
Villa Jiwa – Unbeatable Island Views
If it isn’t the stunning panoramic views that draw you to this villa, then it will be the luxe yet homey atmosphere luring you in for a relaxing stay. While it isn’t a beachfront location, the garden’s extensive tropical greenery and jungle views from the private swimming pool more than make up for it. It’ll be hard to escape spending each evening on the rooftop taking in the magnificent Jimbaran sunsets.
Casa Jimbaran – Tropical Homey Villa
When you think of Bali, do you think of the clear ocean, lush greenery and open breezy villas? Casa Jimbaran is all of that, and so much more. With its endless sea views and comfortable relaxed decor, this bright hilltop retreat is one of the best Jimbaran private pool villas available. Make sure you take the short drive to Jimbaran Beach at sunset to find the most delicious and fresh seafood restaurants and dine with your feet in the sand.
Villa Gita – Ideal Tropical Family Villa
If you are searching for an island home away from home, look no further. Villa Gita’s comfortable and tropical vibes will have you never wanting to leave. Its spacious homey living areas are the perfect place to spend fun times with your family and friends. It shoots to first place for the cosiest of Jimbaran private pool villas.
Bali Kali Kubu – For the Luxurious Family
Casa Bonita – Mountain View Family Getaway
When you’re travelling with family to say that Casa Bonita is a great villa would be an understatement. Casa Bonita is one of the best villas in Jimbaran for its size, amenities and outstanding views. If you have been weighing the option of a resort holiday for your family, this is the perfect compromise with its large grounds and spacious living areas. Make sure to have a sunset meal on the rooftop terrace, it’ll be the most memorable and picturesque evening of your stay.
Villa Longhouse – Perfect Family Villa
When I say that Villa Longhouse is the ultimate family holiday spot, I mean it. Not only is it large and spacious with 6 comfy bedrooms, it has the most deluxe amenities including a home cinema, gym, spa and yoga bale, as well as a huge 16m infinity swimming pool! They can even arrange a children’s play area upon request – what more could you wish for? Of all the Jimbaran villas I have seen, Villa Longhouse takes the award for the most enjoyable and entertaining all while looking out over an unbeatable view.
Villa Pancaloka – Relaxing Yoga Retreat
The villas I have previously mentioned are perfect for a fun filled family getaway – however if you are looking to slow down, unwind and reconnect this is the villa for you. At first sight Villa Pancaloka is a modern and bright space, like all the other villas with private pool in Jimbaran, but what sets this apart from the rest are the hidden lily ponds and a private yoga bale. Whether a teacher, student or admirer of the practice, the bale offers a peaceful place to relax and rest.
Villa Samudra – Quiet Villa for Relaxing
Speaking of relaxing.. if we are picking favourites this is most definitely mine. Every inch of the property oozes tropical island style and comfort, from the large gardens to the cosy reading nooks. Jimbaran private pool villas are often contained within one building, but Villa Samudra perfectly executes seamless indoor to outdoor flow from each bedroom and the living areas. Excuse me while I enjoy a Balinese massage in the garden, with nature’s song as my backing track.
The Jungalow Villa – Best Pool in Jimbaran
Now this is one of the best pools in Jimbaran, it’s so good they’ve centred the whole villa around it! For every keen swimmer this will be your perfect villa, but even for those who prefer sunning on the terrace or napping in the shade, the space is so comfortable and peaceful you will be able to look past its biggest highlight. If that isn’t relaxing, I don’t know what is!
Kayumanis Villa – 5 Star Service Villa
We are finishing strong with private villa resorts. The perfect match for those wanting a private villa experience with the luxuries of on-site services, which is exactly what Kayumanis Villa offers. If you aren’t quite sold by the traditional Balinese style or luxury comforts of the villa, then the outstanding service will definitely close the deal.
Lumbini Luxury Villas and Spa – Perfect Romantic Getaway
Here I present another resort of private villas – Lumbini Luxury Villas and Spa. A brighter and more modern take on Balinese style, this resort offers amazing service and has an on-site spa! Hello daily massages! With a restaurant and 24-hour room service, you never have to leave the resort to enjoy a relaxing Bali getaway.
There you have it, a round up of the 15 best and brightest villas with private pool in Jimbaran. You have already been lured in by the beachside town, now you have everything you need to pick your dream accommodation. From The Jungalow Villa’s impressive pool, to the fancy home cinema in Villa Longhouse. Rumah Nesta’s outstanding views and Kayumanis Villa’s 5-star service. Not forgetting my personal favourite Villa Samudra for a relaxing retreat. Jimbaran hosts some of the best villas on the island, which one will you choose?
Featured image: The Jungalow Villa