What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Spacious villas and private pools with the added bonus of hotel facilities (spa, gym, restaurant and concierge services)
- Private pools are big enough to swim in
- Kitchens come with full-size refrigerators and ice cold/boiling water dispensers
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- A nearby beach is accessible, but it's not connected to the resort
- A family-friendly environment; not ideal for single travelers
- The smallest villa has three bedrooms: If you're looking for a one-bedroom or two-bedroom, it will be part of a three-bedroom villa (with the other bedrooms closed off)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Spread across 16 acres of gardens dotted with papyrus plants, frangipani trees and Buddha statues, Sentosa Seminyak is a tropical hideaway home to just 43 villas with private pools large enough to swim in. The open-air reception area leads to a beautifully landscaped pool surrounded by thatch-roofed pavilions, and the spacious villas (the smallest has three bedrooms) are down stone walkways that hover above ponds filled with lotus and koi.
Bed and Bath
Both peaceful and private, the villas (starting at 4,843 square feet) have spacious grounds that encompass huge pools, cabanas and teak sundecks with lounge chairs. One of the exterior walls has a cascade of running water — a soothing sound to wake up to. Inside, the decor is tasteful and modern: orchids on the tables, large mirrors, plenty of dark wood and marble and sleek, fully stocked kitchens. Bedrooms are dressed in white and cream and have sliding doors that open up right onto the pool. (You can dive in from the bedroom if you feel like a midnight swim.) Giant stand-alone Jacuzzi tubs take center stage in the marble bathrooms, which come with Crabtree & Evelyn products. The amenities kit is pretty light, so don’t forget your toothbrush.
Salt Tapas, Bali dishes up Spanish tapas bites with an Aussie twist, with a menu designed by Antipodean celebrity chef, Luke Mangan. The villas attract mostly families and groups of friends, but the mood and atmosphere are surprisingly quiet and relaxed. The fitness center, elegant spa and restaurant cluster around the pool under lush tropical trees.
In the Area
Seminyak is packed with surfers and shoppers during the day and comes alive in the evening with all-night revelers. The Sentosa is set apart from the action, so you can choose to ignore it all if you wish. The gated resort is manned by a security team, which is an appealing feature for families. The resort’s a walk or a quick taxi ride from the main drag. Popular bars include SOS Rooftop Lounge and Potato Head. For eats, try Mama San, a converted two-story dockside warehouse that serves Asian tapas on the ground floor and cocktails in the lounge upstairs; Mozaic, located right on the beach; or Cosa Nostra, an authentic Italian trattoria that’s perfect for families.