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HOTEL REVIEW: Ametis Villa Canggu, Bali

For that breathtaking escape not just from Kuta, but from reality, Ametis Villa is a serene haven in Bali’s hippest locale.

Ametis Villa Canggu is an isolated hideaway you can melt into.

Australians travel to Bali in their thousands, or tens of thousands, for a variety of things. Some are geared up for fun, activity and a high-tempo party. Others want to completely disconnect. And depending where on the island you go, what you seek can be found.

For those looking to turn down the volume of everyday life, sometimes the most soothing tonic is the soundtrack of nature. Whether it’s the birds chirping, waves crashing or just that eery, heavenly silence, even five minutes of it can be invigorating for the soul.

Around half an hour from the energy of Kuta lies its diametrical opposite in Ametis Villa in Bali’s trendiest district, Canggu – a serene haven that blends contemporary luxury with Bali’s enchanting tropical charm.

While away your days with regular food deliveries you can enjoy by your private pool.

A short four minute walk from Batu Bolong beach, this romantic hideaway boasts top-notch service and elegantly designed villas, catering to discerning travellers seeking a sophisticated yet isolated escape.

On arrival at Ametis Villa Canggu, guests are greeted by the warm smiles of the attentive staff, each of whom take personal pride in their style of personalised service that goes above and beyond expectations.

Our butler ‘Boni’ could not have been more efficient and thoughtful about our every need…even before we did.

Indeed, falling out of bed each morning and straight into the pool, followed soon after by Boni’s smiling face as he brought our breakfast straight to our dining table is a particular highlight. You can choose from a very extensive menu – freshly squeezed juices and tropical fruit platters followed by eggs, done in a variety of ways, and the very best coffee (high praise from an Aussie).

Fill up the tub and soak in both the soap suds and the serenity.

In the afternoon, Boni appears again with afternoon tea, cocktails and canapes in the evening – all par for the course...and all complimentary! Boni is like the genie that magically appears at the touch of your phone, for whom nothing is too much trouble. Tour guide, butler, and your best mate all rolled into one!

As great as Boni is, it’s what he’s carrying that may be even better. The food, namely the exquisite breakfasts and titbits provided by Billy Ho, an adjoining Boteco with a distinct Asian edge that evokes nostalgia, sustainability and a focus on the finest local produce were flavours I might just remember forever.

The villas at Ametis are an architectural masterpiece, combining traditional Balinese elements with contemporary design. Each villa is a private sanctuary, featuring a spacious living area, fully equipped kitchen and a luxurious bedroom with a plush king-sized bed.

There is a huge bathroom with the comfiest tub overlooking the garden - the perfect place to sip your complimentary evening cocktail! The recently renovated uber-luxurious marble bathroom even has the very smart self-flushing Toto Neorest toilet.

The open-plan layout seamlessly connects the indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing guests to wallow in the tropical beauty. The private swimming pools are a highlight, offering a refreshing respite from the Balinese sun and a secluded oasis to unwind in complete privacy.

A plush king-size bed awaits with a delightful view greeting your gaze each day.

The resort’s location in Canggu is ideal for travellers seeking a blend of serenity and urban excitement. Canggu is known for its laid-back surf culture, thriving arts scene and an array of trendy cafes, boutiques, and beach clubs.

Ametis Villa’s complimentary shuttle service to town also allows guests to explore the bustling streets and famous surf breaks at leisure and with so much going on right outside your door, it’s hard to leave this verdant tropical paradise…and Boni!

For those in search of ultimate relaxation, the Ruby Spa at Ametis Villa offers a range of rejuvenating treatments inspired by traditional Balinese therapies. From soothing massages to revitalising facials, guests can indulge in a holistic wellness experience that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. A 30-minute massage is complimentary for all guests.

Ametis Villa Canggu stands out as a sophisticated retreat with impeccable service, beautifully designed villas, and dedication to eco-conscious practices.

The resort offers a true sanctuary where guests can unwind, recharge, and explore the vibrant surroundings of Canggu. Whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic escape or a traveller looking to immerse yourself in Bali’s bohemian chic atmosphere, Ametis Villa Canggu is an idyllic choice that promises an unforgettable stay. A veritable jewel in the Canggu crown!

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Written by: Jenny Rowland
Published: 8 August 2023

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