Find Uluwatu Estate on the quieter southern edge of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, which makes it perfect for those seeking a retreat-style getaway
For the first time since its launch early last year, Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Homes has ventured out of Europe. And it has come close to home, to Bali.
Uluwatu Estate is the latest addition to the platform’s portfolio of luxury vacation rentals. Perched on the side of a cliff that towers over Nyang Nyang beach, the property is described as a labour of love for its owners, who were inspired to create a holiday home that would perfectly frame the spectacular waterfront views.
Each nestled in its own private cocoon of lush tropical greenery, eight villas dot the grounds of the estate. They are the very epitome of indoor-outdoor living and Balinese-style architecture, resplendent in rich, warm teak and offering open-air living areas.
The property’s location on the quieter southern edge of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula makes it perfect for those seeking a retreat-style getaway. The infinity pool at the edge of the grounds gives the illusion of being at one with the endless blue sea beyond. A teakwood walkway bordering the gardens leads to the estate’s spa and shared facilities, including a gym, media room for movie nights, and an entertainment lounge with billiards and a foosball table. Yoga instructors are available on-call.
Stays at the estate come complete with a private chef service, which has been vetted by Mandarin Oriental’s culinary experts. Resident head chef, Eco, tailors daily menus to guest preferences, with a focus on local produce. The gastronomic experience is rounded off with drinks served by a private mixologist.
Although it’s primed for those who want to enjoy the luxury of doing nothing, the estate is located near many options for those who prefer a more active holiday—and a chauffeur service to get you there. The property is just a short, 2.2-kilometre drive from Uluwatu Temple, one of the oldest sea temples in Bali that dates back to the 11th century. You may also enjoy clifftop paragliding above Nyang Nyang beach, go surfing at Padang Padang Right or Blue Point Beach, and head out to Ulu Cliffhouse or Mason for a meal.