A Heavenly Stay: Puri Nirwana
Published 01 June 2012
Text by Thomas Jones
Way out of Seminyak and halfway to the isolated and serene east Bali coast is not the place most people associate with the luxury villa trade. Well, it’s time for some re-education. The colonial-style, six-bedroom Puri Nirwana has it all in spades with no expense having been spared on getting this grand old dame of a beachside villa as close as possible to its heavenly namesake – Nirwana.
One of the only villas in Bali designed to be wheelchair/disabled friendly (with easy to negotiate bathrooms and an elevator between floors) it has it’s own professional onsite spa, a children’s playground, a pool table, a full compliment of staff, a private pool, can sleep up to 22 guests, and is surrounded in lush tropical gardens, with an absolute beachfront location to boot.
Puri Nirwana has it all in spades with no expense having been spared on getting this grand old dame of a beachside villa as close as possible to its heavenly namesake.
Guests enter through a large gate into an impressive reception area that leads off in all directions to the various TV, living and dining rooms, the three downstairs bedrooms and out into the gardens. Up the stairs, or by the elevator, are the last three bedrooms and the bar/lounge area, which has plantation style louvres all around, which open up to amazing views of the gardens, lawns and the bright blue sea.
The villa is fully staffed and includes a chef, housekeepers, gardeners and a manager who is on hand to ensure smooth sailing every day. A dedicated security team is also on-site to provide complete peace of mind.
Being up in the wilds of east Bali will not be a problem at all with the villa’s inclusive nine-seat car with driver – a man who will be happy to take you out to see the beautiful and unpopulated beaches, mountains and rice fields of the untouched heart of Bali’s beautiful northeast.
The villa also has it’s own professionally-trained gourmet chef who can whip up anything that you may desire either from their extensive menu or from whatever your imagination can conjure up. All you need to do is inform the staff of your evening’s requirements and they will head off to the market to get the ingredients fresh for your dining pleasure that very day.
And finally, in the garden you can’t help but notice the beautifully ornate Javanese building that houses the on-site spa. If you think the outside is something to rave about (and it is) just wait until you step inside.