At the very heart of Villa Simona Oasis is a chic and contemporary open-air pavilion that has been styled by leading international interior designer Elaina Myers, and what a show she has created. Several lounging zones are arranged atop the marble floors and a huge day bed is poised perfectly below a skylight. A dining area for ten lies beneath the exposed beams of the pitched white ceiling, which sets an elegant tone along with the tinkling of the shell and crystal chandeliers and the gentle gurgle of the spring-fed water features. The pavilion, which features a guest kitchen and bar as well as the in-villa chef’s large professional kitchen, looks across the chequerboard garden to a sparkling 13-metre swimming pool flanked by a furnished sun deck and a view of volcanic stone sculptures recessed into the garden. The poolside entertainment balé has stylish black and white striped lounge seating, casual dining for eight and two fabulous black cane egg chairs suspended from the roof.
Five bedrooms are scattered around the central pavilion with two offering seclusion and three positioned close together to form an ideal set-up for families or groups holidaying together. Tranquil views of the sacred river and a temple are captured from bedrooms, a private riverside balé and even from the guest bathrooms, offering a glimpse into the daily religious rituals of the Balinese. Discreet paths link bedrooms to each other and across a little bridge to the beautiful spa that is cloistered in a quiet corner.
Among the team of staff are experienced spa therapists to deliver traditional massages and Javanese body scrubs. The private chef provides a delicious healthy spa menu along with a host of Indonesian dishes and Western meals for every taste.
As well as enjoying Villa Simona Oasis’ unique rural setting, guests are only a 15-minute walk away from Echo Beach, one of the most popular surf breaks in Canggu, and home to a host of laid-back bars and beachside dining venues. This is the place to sit back with an ice-cold beer and enjoy a spectacular Bali sunset.