Set back 550m from Echo Beach among the rice fields of Canggu on Bali’s southwestern coast, Villa Hana balances a hot-beach-in-ten setting with cool, peaceful interiors where a blend of open-air living and air-conditioned comfort encourages complete relaxation.
Everything is large-scale here: the towering studded ironwood entrance doors opening onto a procession of soaring palms; the expanse of polished concrete floors that flow through all the pavilions; the vast open sided spit-level living pavilion with its vaulted roof, oversized sofas and massive suarwood table – even the huge terracotta pots flanking the colonnaded walkway that links the three pavilions. And yet there’s intimacy in the layout, with rooms oriented around the 15m swimming pool, small courtyard gardens, and lots of private spots to escape for some peace and quiet.
Kids will love their dedicated room with built-in bunk beds, the home theatre complete with PS2, and the pool toys. Parents will appreciate being able to keep an eye from the comfort of the living pavilion while soaking up the attentions of the staff, discreetly on hand to indulge every whim – including a fabulous chef at the ready to whip up everything from light lunches to gourmet meals. There’s an excellent, reasonably priced menu, and a choice of formal dining or semi-alfresco in the BBQ pergola.
Villa Hana is perfect for families and groups of friends who like the idea of pampering and privacy just paces from the pounding ocean. What better way to round off a relaxing day watching surfers ride Echo Beach’s famed surf break while enjoying sunset drinks, knowing that Villa Hana’s chefs will have a gourmet meal waiting for you when you return home.