We would certainly return there if visiting Bali with a large group. I hope Frank, Putu, Salam and the staff read this because we would again like to say a big “THANK YOU” for helping to make our holiday so memorable.
I decided to stay at The Sanctuary with a group of friends and family to celebrate my 40th birthday. In total we stayed for 5 nights with the ‘party’ taking place on our 3rd night there. I have stayed in many places before, including private villas in Bali, Pacific Islands, Thailand, etc… but never have I seen a place with the quality of The Sanctuary. The sheer scale of the place is enormous and the design is impeccable. The staff were very helpful, attentive but also discreet. The meal situations were made very easy and at the end of our stay we received a bill that was ridiculously cheap considering the amount of food and liquids consumed. The party was a great success and The Sanctuary helped to facilitate the external caterers and DJ that I hired separately.
Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending The Sanctuary to anyone. I just hope I can return one day to this stunning place !
From the moment you step into the grounds at Villa the Sanctuary you are treated with the warmest of hospitality in a truly stunning setting. I defy you to feel anything other than utterly spoilt and relaxed within the peaceful and elegant surrounds. Our party was a group of friends looking to relax and connect and Villa The Sanctuary provided the perfect environment. Frank is a generous and thoughtful host with a discreet and attentive team who do all they can to make your stay a truly special one. I would recommend Villa The Sanctuary for anyone who is seeking an extraordinary experience.
My Husband and I stayed at the Sanctuary Villa with a few friends who invited us along, it was our first time at a villa this size but our friends frequent Bali and have stayed at some of the best places there. From the moment we set foot on the property, we were absolutely blown away and so were they! We all fell in love with the peaceful retreat this villa offered. Set away from the hustle and bustle, it was the perfect place to unwind and relax, it was much needed at the time! The staff are first class, super warm and friendly and arranged everything for us. Nothing was impossible for them. We are vegan/vegetarians and the chef was so good, he created a special menu for us! Both kids and adults were impressed. When you come here, you really want to make the most of the villa facilities and enjoy a restful time among friends and family. Massages at the Bale overlooking the river was just bliss! THE MASSIVE POOL! OMG – HEAVEN. The kids swam for hours until they were all shriveled up. Movie nights in the spacious and air-conditioned media room was another fave spot for all. Love the backlit glass wall behind the TV! The guys specially loved their day trips with the villa driver to the nearest surf beaches. We definitely had a memorable time here. There was something for everyone. We hope to return with an even bigger party of friends next time, watch out Putu and Salam! We can’t highly recommend the Sanctuary enough. Thanks also to Frank for all your help with our stay!
Every year we travel with our family to an exotic destination and rent a fully serviced private villa.
This year we decided to go to Bali and choose to stay in Villa The Sanctuary Bali based on the pictures of their website.
From the moment we arrived we were in awe! We never encountered such a “WOW” before. Villa The Sanctuary Bali is the true definition of paradise. The house is absolutely stunning. The design style and architecture were breathtaking. The whole property is huge! It seems like there is no end to it. You must come and see to believe it.
The staff took fabulous care of us! They were so much fun to be around. The villa manager Putu made sure our stay was better than we could ever have imagined. He is an amazing and extremely sweet person and will try to do everything you wish for. Everything was well organized. The assistant villa manager Salam is knowledgeable and gives the service a five star touch.
As for the food – we were really surprised how delicious each plate was. Thank you to their chefs Nyoman and Gede. They gave our holiday that little bit extra.
Overall, the best place you can choose to stay with a large group! I would go back in a heartbeat.
From the moment we arrived, this villa felt like a home away from home. The staff were always attentive, amazing food and what a location!!! We came to Villa The Sanctuary Bali to enjoy luxury and relaxation with our families and friends. We got sooo much more……… What a wonderful unspoilt place.
The staff were, without exception, most polite, always smiling and friendly. They got to know you by name and they certainly looked out for your every need. For example, when we wanted to take a trip to Ubud, they arranged for everything and the driver was very happy to give us all the time we needed at the monkey forest, the market and a dance performance. We also took some trips into Seminyak and we never had to worry about anything. Bookings were made and the hot spots were clear.
I’ve been a cook and I can say that the quality of food was high level. Everything the cooks prepared was delicious. We also ordered some dishes on special request which were not on the menu and these came out surprisingly good. Our highlight was a lobster night which was prepared with live cooking in the dining room on the barbeque. The chefs bought it on the wet market in Jimbaran in the morning and they were still alive and fresh before they started to prepare our dinner.
The rooms were delightful, huge and airy. I have to say it truly brought home to us the warmth of welcome, quality of service and attention to detail we had here. The experience was absolutely and totally excellent… The only bad moment we had, was the moment we had to leave…
We just spent a week hanging out at Villa The Sanctuary Bali. Certainly the Villa is so much nicer than it even looks in the pictures. The villa, the gardens, and I think what we found most amazing was Putu, Salam and the staff just could not do enough for you. If you asked for it, they got it done for you (whether it was shopping, massages, bookings, etc, nothing was ever any trouble). And the food was excellent! Congratulations and thank you to all, what an amazing professional and friendly group of staff.
For us, this was a family holiday experience to remember. We were 2 families totaling 19. To be able to be all together in one lovely place and to be spoiled and treated by the staff was unforgettable. We truly loved lounging around the wonderful pool areas and living areas. It was ideal: plenty of room for all of us. The villa itself was in immaculate condition.
We couldn’t have wished for a better place to be! You guys allowed us to enjoy our stay in Bali as best as we could!
Thanks again to the very helpful staff. It was difficult to leave, we will be back.
We have just returned home from our dream wedding and honeymoon in Bali. We selected Villa The Sanctuary Bali as it looked cool online but having never been to Bali before our wedding we had to trust the online reviews and the advice from our wedding planner. Coming from New Zealand, we have a big family with heaps of kids, so the kids room and the 8 bedrooms meant everyone was sorted. When we arrived at the villa, the staff were amazing: taking our bags, offering welcome drinks ... they really made our first experience in Bali awesome and special. I like it that the villa was big enough to have all the family staying together but also not feel too big or too small.
‘Meet you at the pool’ that was our saying!! The manager Putu was great, nothing was too much to ask and he made sure we never ran out of Bintang!
Thanks Villa The Sanctuary Bali, I hope to come back to celebrate my 40th in a few years!
I recommend the villa to anyone looking to be amazed and impressed…awesome staff, awesome rooms, best wedding villa, best day of my life!
I stayed at Villa The Sanctuary Bali for 6 days with a group of friends and we absolutely fell in love with the place. The scenery is gorgeous with a great pool which overlooks into the wild. The staff were very kind and welcoming. What I loved the most is the FOOD. I must admit that the chef is incredibly good and it is the best place where I ate in Bali. I would recommend Villa The Sanctuary Bali for big groups such as families because it can accommodate more than 20 people and there are plenty of entertainment areas such as the TV room or the pool table lounge next to the main pool. It’s a beautiful Villa with lots to offer for anyone who wants to enjoy a little piece of paradise.
We hosted our wedding in Villa The Sanctuary Bali. Our immediate family stayed on the property for 5 nights and we had over 80 guest in the area, whom stayed at multiple villas – depending on their group size…
Villa The Sanctuary Bali is breathtaking, the pictures do not do it justice. It is truly a world class property. The views and facilities are of the best that any of our 80+ guests, who travel frequently, have visited. This is truly a luxury facility with a luxury staff that caters to all your needs as a group. We cannot complement the staff enough. They had a clear motive, which was to enhance each guest experience. Especially Putu and Salam went out of their way. This is not an all inclusive / spring break / party-goer property. If you are looking for luxury, top notch meals, beautiful beaches ( = a 5-10 minute car ride) with world class accommodations – look no further than Villa The Sanctuary Bali.
-The villa is beautifully built overlooking jungle and river. Staying here is an experience and the “wow” factor is as big as the villa…
-I recommend to visit this villa so you understand what they offer. This is what made us take the decision to book Villa The Sanctuary Bali. It is impossible to put the size and feel into a picture. Once we had the inspection done we had no more doubts!
-The views are amazing as is the architecture of this villa. It has taken a lot of courage to develop and manage such a beautiful property tucked away in a local Balinese village. We will come back for many years to come as we just love Bali.
-The aura of the villa is priceless and the name of the villa does it justice. We love it here!
-The rooms were very large and comfortable. We especially liked that there was a/c in every room so that you could individually control the temperature per room. In November the weather tends to get very hot.
-We especially loved the billiards room with bar and also the huge pool and Jacuzzi.
-The drivers brought the youngsters, when they wanted to party, in and out safe so we didn’t had to worry at night..
-The food was impeccably prepared and fresh: every day.
-The location is perfect: I think it is almost impossible to find a villa in Bali with so much space and privacy. Echo beach, Jalan Batu Bolong and Pererenan is not far and less than 10 minutes away with the villa car.
Last but not least: we booked our wedding with Ellen, the in house wedding planner of Villa The Sanctuary Bali and we can only congratulate her and her team of making our event so perfectly organized. It was beautiful. Thank you so much!