Serene luxury villas in Bali’s Nusa Dua
Mulia Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali is a tropical oasis made up of stylish private villas located on nearly 75 acres that are tucked into the hills of Nusa Dua. Offering total privacy and relaxation, each villa has an assigned butler who is on call to take care of every detail of your stay.
The property itself was designed to reflect the iconic terraced rice fields of Bali making way for each villa’s lovely views of the Indian Ocean below. Mulia Villas is part of the large Mulia resort complex but retains a sense of privacy and exclusion.
A pathway from hilltop villas weaves its way through the oceanfront property, passing the family temple and spilling out onto a perfect white sandy beach. (It’s a five-minute buggy ride to the beach or you can walk.) Geger Beach is one of the most famous Nusa Dua beaches, known for its super-soft white sand and stunning peninsula.
Motorized water sports are not allowed, so there is much tranquility here. Occasionally you’ll see an odd kayak or two heading out to explore the outer reef, which creates a calm bay.
If you prefer sand-free cabanas instead of the shoreline, hit up one of the six different pools or lay around the private pool back at your villa.
The large villas range from one bedroom up to the grand six-bedroom Mulia Mansion; each has its own large garden and hydrotherapy swimming pool, which gives you access to a water therapy session at your leisure.
Villas have a separate Balinese-style pavilion so you can have both indoor and outdoor living experiences. In fact, every door can be opened to the elements, allowing you to take full advantage of the stunning ocean views and breezes.
Classic décor punctuated with traditional Bali elements make for luxurious but not stuffy spaces. The luxe bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor shower choices plus a Jacuzzi tub. There is plenty of room to spread out — so much so that you may want to consider inviting new friends over for a hosted chef’s barbecue, a popular dinner choice.
The private Living Room restaurant located at Mulia Villas is for villa guests only. Included in your room rate is an à la carte breakfast. Be sure to try the signature petite filet mignon. The resort complex has nine restaurant and bars that guests at the Villas are free to visit.
The resort staffs more than 100 chefs who specialize in a wide range of authentic cuisine from their respective countries, including Korea, Japan, China, France, Thailand, Vietnam and America.
The Café is a very popular choice for all-day dining with seven stations representing seven countries offering cuisine from Asia to Europe. There is even more variety for dessert — save time and make room for a trip to the dessert room, where a tiered chocolate fountain dominates the space.
Additional restaurant choices include Edogin, a Japanese restaurant with a tempting teppanyaki table and the fine-dining Chinese restaurant, Table 8, which has a menu the size of a small book and features dishes from every major region of China.
Soleil has a medley of choices ranging from Mediterranean seafood and seven varieties of fresh housemade Italian pasta to pan-Asian fusion foods from Vietnam and Thailand. There are plenty of spots to grab a good cocktail, too — try the beachfront Sky Bar or ZJ’s Bar for live DJs and stellar drinks.
Included in your room rate are seven activities a day. If fitness is your game, the high-tech gym has a full staff of certified personal fitness trainers as well as yoga and Pilates instructors.
For the children, Mulia Kidz Club awaits. With ingenious games and original, stimulating activities that focus on fun, the children are not even aware that computer time is limited to only 30 minutes a day.
The large holistic spa has 20 treatment rooms and is loaded with extras like a steam room, ice room, hydrotherapy pools and salon.
The Afternoon Surprise
The Bali hotel treats every guest to a complimentary high tea, which is served in the beautifully appointed Living Room or The Lounge. This is a grand affair and includes a choice of Indonesian delicacies or a more traditional English-style tea. Mulia goes one step further than most hotels and includes sparkling wine and cocktails to complement the abundance of treats.