The contemporary-styled Villa Asante is located just 300 metres from Echo Beach, a lively surfing destination in the hip ‘n happening district of Canggu on Bali’s south-west coast. The two-storey villa has four bedrooms (with extra trundle beds for kids), a pair of open-sided pavilions for living and dining, an air-conditioned TV room, a 13 x 10.5-metre swimming pool, a large bale relaxation pavilion, and an expansive flat lawn.
Designed specifically with families in mind; the owners clearly understand what ticks the boxes for kids of all ages and there’s plenty to entertain them. If they tire of cavorting in the pool, playing table tennis or XBox, strumming the guitar or watching movies, they can head for the beach and ride the waves at one of Bali’s famed surf breaks, or enjoy the sporting facilities of the nearby Canggu Club. And if a day’s shopping in Seminyak or an outing to the Elephant Safari Park appeals, a car and driver is available for up to eight hours a day (at a nominal rate).An integral part of the Asante experience is the degree of cosseting guests enjoy.
The well-trained long-serving staff (many have been at Asante since the beginning) includes an experienced chef who is a whizz in the kitchen, whipping up spectacular dishes throughout the day. Both butler service and security is provided round the clock, and massage therapists and babysitters can be called in at short notice.
Villa Asante’s equally sized bedrooms make it a good choice for groups of friends, while the gorgeous garden setting seals the deal for weddings and events. Asante means “thank you” in Swahili and is close to the Bahasa Indonesia word for relaxed (“santai”). One thing’s for sure, on leaving Villa Asante, you’ll be both relaxed and thankful.