Gending Kedis Luxury Villas & Spa Estate
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes 24-hour butler service, buffet breakfast, a shuttle service to the immediate Jimbaran area and daily afternoon tea
- In most two-bed villas the pool sits between the bedrooms; ideal for couples traveling together or families with teenage children
- All villas have private plunge pools
What To Know
- The villas trade views for privacy
- Encountering other guests is rare; this is a quiet getaway, not a social resort
- There is wildlife on the property, so check your shower for gecko guests
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Jimbaran Bay isn’t nicknamed “the Beverly Hills of Bali” for nothing. The drive up to Gending Kedis affords numerous millisecond peeks at multimillion-dollar villas nearly hidden on clifftops and hills. Then you arrive at your own tropical residence, where you’ll meet your private butler and get a tour of your one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom villa. With only 21 villas in total, each with a private pool, a living room and a full kitchen (complete with all the tools for turning a just-caught lobster into the main course), Gending Kedis is a bit like a self-contained town — only an ultra-exclusive one.
Bed and Bath
Talented designer Yani Hadisuwarno is behind the villa interiors, which consist of beautiful Balinese teak furniture, heavy raw silk curtains and Chinese artwork. The bedrooms are decked out with polished hardwood or stone floors and oriental rugs, and have luxe four-poster beds with billowing white canopies. Many of the marble and stone bathrooms come with their own freestanding tub, and each villa has a private swimming pool. For the ultimate indulgence, check into the sirap-roofed four-bedroom villa and swim laps in the enormous infinity pool as you soak up sweeping views of the lush gorge.
Gending Kedis isn’t just about private plunge pools.; there’s a large shared pool and sundeck with lounge beds just beyond reception and the restaurant and this is where you’ll find the sun’s rays most of the day. (Pro tip: Cocktail service is quicker here than in-villa delivery.) For beachside lounging, butlers are on hand to ferry you to and from the private Jimbaran Beach Club (or anywhere in the Jimbaran area) with the free shuttle service. Named for the beautiful turquoise river kingfishers that can be seen from the deck, the alfresco Alcedo restaurant looks out over the lagoon and dishes up traditional Asian and Balinese cuisine. Or if you’re after more privacy, you can plump for a candlelit barbecue on your pool deck. There’s also a spa that has three treatment rooms and a dedicated reflexology room, a fitness center and a hair salon.
In the Area
A 10-minute ride from Gending Kedis is the vast Ayana Resort and its famous Rock Bar. Head straight for the cliffs and look down — the bar is built on platforms rising just above the waves and a tiny funicular will take you down to sip mojitos facing the western horizon. For the freshest seafood warung (casual eatery), try Teba Mega, where the catch of the day is weighed, barbecued and delivered to you surfside. Bali is a surfer’s paradise; you can rent your own board or just watch the pros do it. Choose a beach: Balangan, Dreamland, Bingin or Padang-Padang. All are known for their stellar breaks and the type of surfing you see on ESPN. For some serious shopping take a 30-minute taxi ride to Carga for wood goods, batik linens and other household items made on the island. Just next to the hotel is Biku, a combination bookshop/brunch spot/teahouse under one colonial roof.
How to Get There
Just had a wonderful stay in the large 4 bedroom villa. A beautiful infinity pool which reflected the spectacular sunsets we had each night. Close to the beach and restaurants in Jimbaran and only a short drive to the famous surf beaches. Staff were great as was the food. I hope to come back again soon.
My husband and I honeymooned at Geding Kedis back in August 2015 and haven't been able to forget about it. The service was exceptional and our villa was breathtaking and spacious. Not only did we have our own individual infinity pool with private deck, but it overlooked the lush greenery of beautiful Bali. The beach wasn't a far walk and so during the day we would spend time there, or venture off into Ubud, Seminyak, Kuta, etc. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, and gave us great service our entire duration there (10 days). The spa was amazing as well. Note, this is a more calm/serene/peaceful hotel so if you're coming to party, I would probably choose a different location. Overall a great stay and loved every minute of it. I would highly recommend staying here, especially couples.
Amazing villas, excellent staff . They take care of you for everything and the staff members are very kind and polite .if i come back to bali iam surely staying here again.
Villas are pretty insolated so that you have your own privacy.
Our stay was in a luxurious 4 bedroom villa overlooking a lush green valley. From arrival till departure everything was wonderful. The complex is set on a hillside which has been well designed to allow privacy wherever you stay. Lush gardens and water features are beautifully kept throughout. Our villa had 2 pools, one large infinity pool and another more private one for the downstairs room. Set on 3 levels the place was spacious with 2 living areas. Great for families or groups sharing. Staff were friendly and helpful. A well equipped gym was located near the foyer. Restaurant and food was of a good standard offering a mix of Indonesian and western cuisine. Well situated in Jimbaran close to the beach side restaurants and a short drive to famous surf beaches. Will definitely be returning.
We stayed for 7 nights over the Christmas period. We were told the villas were fully booked, yet we had a sense of complete privacy and peace. The villas are perfectly designed to optimise privacy. We stayed in the single room villa and found it spacious, clean and quite. The pool was larger than expected and overlooked a gully lush with plants and trees. It was the perfect place to tap into mindfullness and be connected. The staff are the true gem here. Each staff member was always delightful and pleasant and happy to help out. We took advantage of the free trips to local areas and hired one of the villas drivers for a day (shout out to Adi for the excellent driving and tour advice). I highly recommended this place and my only regret is not staying longer. I look forward to coming back!