Elisa, the mastermind behind the feel-good effect at Arwana Estate says it herself: “When you step into your villa, you feel like home!”
And that’s really and understatement to the point where when you come back from busy Seminyak, you feel like you are in an oasis of calm and luxury. Water is omnipresent, from the pond when you enter the villa to the wall waterfall, the outdoor shower, the superb pool, everything is here to remind you of tranquility and revitalization. That said, our 7 year old son had the time of his life playing at the pool and observing the lush greenery surrounding the villa with dragon flies and colored butterflies hoping on the tropical flowers in the landscape of the villa.
Arwana Estate has 4 different villas, all more beautiful than the other, with large open kitchen and dining area, adjacent to the living room where state of the art technology is available – yet, you won’t use it much, trust me! The most used place of the villa is the day bed located at the end of the pool where you can get superb Balinese massage!
Bali has plenty of dining choices and Elisa is really keen on recommending the best places around, such as Mie 88 for a very local meal next to rice paddies or Potato Head Beach club for a more happening drink and beach experience. Yet, I have found that staying at the villa for dining was very (read extremely) enjoyable. With your very own chef preparing any meals you’d like. The concept of the villas are really “your home away from home”, thus you don’t feel like in a hotel where you need a “Do not disturb sign” on the door to make sure you stay quiet. At the villa, it’s like everyday life, but in a dream!
We tell the chef what will be our meal for the day and she will do groceries, cooking and cleaning. The housekeeping and other gardening things are done on a daily basis – top luxury! The staff of the villas, from the security guard to the gardener are fabulous, helpful and with such a kind heart in the true Balinese hospitality tradition.
Arwana estate is located minutes from everything, should you need to do anything else than being pampered by by the pool! ;)