Villa Manis comprises four pavilions set around a large, tiered garden and swimming pools orientated towards the ocean and an expanse of neighbouring rice fields.
Guests enter through the main pavilion, which houses the indoor living and dining room and a guest bedroom and media room on the ground floor, plus a kitchen set to the rear. The upper floor of this pavilion is dedicated to a large master suite with private ocean-view balcony.
Two ground-floor guest bedrooms occupy the second pavilion, either side of the villa’s spa. Next to this is a two-storey pavilion with two bedrooms, one on each floor. At the far end of the garden is the fourth pavilion which houses the pool lounge and balé on the ground floor and two twin bedrooms upstairs. The gymnasium is located towards the rear of the villa, next to the manager’s office.
The main pavilion at Villa Manis combines a very spacious lounge, dining room and entrance hall adorned with original artworks and antiques. Sliding glass doors on two sides of this bright room lead out to the garden and overlook the neighbouring rice fields. In the dining space is a long table with seating for 12 and a bar area, while at the centre of the room, under an impressive double-height ceiling depicting scenes from Balinese mythology, is an arrangement of comfortable sofas, chairs and coffee tables. A media room with cosy couches and a 60-inch TV adjoins the far end of this elegant living space. On a terrace alongside the pool, is a dining table for 12 sheltered by a retractable awning to keep the tropical sun at bay.
Outside the spa under a high wooden ceiling is a sitting area with soft sofas and chairs arranged next to a koi pond. It looks out over the garden and pool and is positioned to catch the sea breezes.
At the far end of the property is a cool, white-themed, open-sided pool lounge, furnished with leather sofas, coffee tables and a drinks bar, as well as a large balé.
All eight bedrooms at Villa Manis are equipped with TVs, air-conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and are furnished with either king beds or twins that can be converted to kings.
More than just a master suite, this room takes up the entire first floor of the main pavilion and features a massive sleeping chamber with ocean views from its bed. The suite’s private wrap-around balcony is furnished with daybed, tables, chairs and more views, while the ensuite bathroom, complete with jacuzzi tub, leather sofas and chairs, is bigger than an average inner city apartment.
Just off the living room, the first guest room is lots of fun, with coloured Buddha statutes, hardwood and terrazzo floors, furniture inlaid with cinnamon wood, and a splendid four-poster bed with orbs of many colours forming its uprights. Sliding doors let in lots of light and access a private courtyard, while an outdoor shower and purple velvet sofa in the bathroom make bath time something to look forward to.
Guest rooms two and three sit either side of the villa’s dedicated spa and luxuriate under lofty ceilings. These rooms open to their own sitting area and to the garden and pool. Both are designed to the same layout and furnished with twin beds (convertible to kings), and both have sunny outdoor showers in their ensuite bathrooms for a great start to the day.
King-bedded guest rooms four and five occupy one floor apiece in a two-storey pavilion. The lower room is spacious and dramatic with elegant velvet chairs and couches and dark hardwood floors, countered by a bright and sunny outdoor shower in its ensuite. The upper room has a four-poster bed and a lighter décor and, while not as big as downstairs, has a breezy private balcony overlooking the garden and out to sea. Both rooms have fold-out couches suitable for sleeping a child.
Guest rooms six and seven are located upstairs in a pavilion at the far end of the villa grounds with views of the rice fields or garden. Both of these ensuite rooms are furnished with twin beds that can be converted to kings. While they are smaller than the others at the villa, these bedrooms are comfortable and well suited to a family of four who want to be close to the kids.