VILLA KAKATUA - A Blissful Retreat Near Canggu Beach
The Villa offers a blissful retreat away from the madding crowds, but just metres from Canggu Beach on Bali’s south-west coast. Hidden behind private walls and resting amongst lush tropical gardens, this four-bedroom villa is perfect for families and groups seeking a quiet getaway. Larger groups can book Villa Kakatua together with neighbouring three-bedroom Villa Kedidi for a seven-bedroom option.
Beautifully designed in classic Balinese style the villa features timber pillars and high serapwood ceilings, garden bathrooms, traditional artefacts, a free-form swimming pool and lush tropical surrounds, home to a myriad of exotic plants and birdlife (you may even see a cockatoo). The main two-storey pavilion houses the master suite, one guest bedroom, the living area and the kitchen. Adjacent to this is the dining balé, and to the far side of that the other two guest bedrooms lie side by side below a thatched roof.
Perfect for families, the villa has everything you need from high chairs, baby cots and toddler-safe cutlery to pool fencing and swimming aids. The warm and hospitable staffs are excellent with children and the in-house chefs are well-equipped to cater for the fussiest of eaters. And knowing that the family is well cared for gives adults more time to relax. Chill out in the poolside balé, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or enjoy a sunset cocktail at the five-star Hotel Tugu next door – the list is endless. For those who wish to venture further afield, a complimentary car and driver are at your disposal.
All four of Villa Kakatua’s air-conditioned bedrooms are similar in design with polished cream terrazzo floors, ceiling fans, beautifully carved wooden beds draped with mosquito nets and antique batik throws. Tastefully decorated with Javanese antiques and traditional paintings and portraits, the rooms are very homely and comfortable. I-Pod docks in all bedrooms and TV/DVD players (in all but bedroom four) add a modern touch, while the lovely garden bathrooms, dotted with bluestone pebbles and with open-air showers, inject tropical style.
The ground floor master suite (with the additional luxury of a tub in its bathroom) lies immediately off the main living area, with glass sliding doors opening onto the pool. The upstairs guest bedroom has great views over the gardens and is accessed by a wooden staircase from the living room.
Bedrooms three and four are tucked away in their own pavilion with a shared veranda for cheeky daytime naps on the comfortable bright red daybeds. One of these rooms features a giant four-poster bed large enough to sleep four children!
Indoor living - Overlooking the pool, Villa Kakatua’s open-sided living area is a great place to unwind or watch a movie under the cooling breeze of the ceiling fans. Decorated with an array of Indonesian artefacts and antiques this room evokes vivid images of ‘old’ Bali. Two comfortable red sofas, topped with bright yellow and blue cushions face a carved wooden coffee table at one side of the pavilion, while a table and chairs at the other provides enough seating for four to enjoy breakfast or an afternoon snack – or perhaps a board game.
Two beautifully carved Balinese dancers pose on either side of the kitchen doors at the rear of the living room. The modern kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and all essential childrens equipment.
Standing close to the living pavilion and fringed by lush vegetation, the thatched dining balé with its solid wood table and two large bench seats provides the perfect setting for a casual dining experience.
Outdoor living - At the heart of Villa Kakatua lies the lagoon-style salt-water swimming pool surrounded by manicured lawns and lushly landscaped gardens. Every tropical plant you can think of is on display here, from flowering frangipanis to impressive fan palms and clinging stag-horn ferns.
The delightful poolside balé is the ideal place to soak up the atmosphere or indulge in a massage or spa treatment. If a suntan is your goal, then stretch out on one of the poolside loungers, order an ice-cold drink, relax and enjoy.
- Capacity : 8 people (3 bedrooms with king-size beds; 1 with extra large bed frame containing 2 double mattresses). 2 more guests can be accommodated for an additional charge (children on existing bedding or adults on extra beds). Capacity extends to 14-16 if booked in conjunction with 3-bedroom Villa Kedidi.
- Living areas : Open-sided living and dining pavilion; poolside balé.
- Pool : Private swimming pool (11m x 4.7m) with US certified pool safety fence.
- Staff : (Shared with Villa Kedidi) villa manager; driver; cooks; housekeepers; gardeners; guards providing 24-hour security. Masseuse and babysitter on request.
- Dining : Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
- Communication : WiFi broadband internet access, PABX phone system available for local calls. IDD on request.
- Entertainment : Satellite TV and DVD player, stereo system with CD player in living room; TV and DVD players in 3 bedrooms; iPhone/iPod docks in living room and all bedrooms.
- For families : 2 baby cots (1 free, 1 with extra charge), 2 high chairs, 2 bed rails, 2 baby monitors, child car-seats (extra charge), pool fence (extra charge), pool toys, DVDs.
- Transport : A driver and car (seating up to six passengers) is available for eight hours at special rates USD 25++ per day (petrol extra). Additional hours are charged at IDR50,000 per hour (approx. USD$5). A child car-seat is available on request (extra charge).
- Additional facilities : Barbecue; back-up generator; safe.
- Property Area : 943sqm.
DINING AT VILLA KAKATUA
Take advantage of the three experienced chefs who are at your service to prepare delicious homestyle meals. The villa offers a suggestion menu featuring Asian and international dishes to cater to all tastes with an excellent selection of vegetarian and children’s options.
Be sure to sample some of the local Balinese delicacies such as sate ayam (chicken satay) or gado-gado (vegetables with peanut sauce). With the abundance of seafood on your doorstep, ask one of the chefs to cook up the catch of the day on the hot-stone barbecue.
If guests have specific requests, the in-house chefs are more than happy to tailor meals accordingly and accommodate any special dietary requirements. Guests will be invoiced for provisions at cost, plus a 20% handling fee which is subject to service charge and government tax. To make the most of the kitchen and give staff time to shop, it is a good idea to plan meals the evening before.
FAMILIES AT VILLA KAKATUA
Villa holidays are an excellent option for families and Villa Kakatua was one of the first villas on the island to cater for youngsters.
Don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house, we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items).
The facilities are all yours too of course, along with the freedom to use them whenever you want: starlit swims, midnight movies or morning massages – it’s up to you. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too. The team of friendly staff will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).
Although the equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. Burgers in the balé for lunch? Pancakes by the pool for breakfast? No problem. The chefs can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.
And when the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area to keep all the family amused throughout the holiday.
SPA AT VILLA KAKATUA
Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask our staff to bring the spa to you! We can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of the villa by fully trained spa therapists. Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:
Balinese massage - Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology - Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
Body scrub - A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Manicure/pedicure - Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.