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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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Great villa, it was spacious with nice forrest view. the pool was well maintained and the customer service was excellent and super friendly. the price also reasonable. will consider here once have another trip to Bali with fam.
The quality of this small resort was wonderful and we had a great time with our son, his wife and our granddaughter.
The service was excellent. We arrived late afternoon but there were four chefs available to cook us fantastic individual meals. The layout of the villas was very good, taking advantage of the natural contours of the hillside and there were so many mature plants and flowers. Our three bedroom villa was well equipped with excellent furnishings and everything we needed.
We appreciated our private villa and its pool. We ordered a BBQ and were so pleased at the attention to detail and the setting out of the table at the side of our pool and the service.
Our regret is we were only staying for four days.
We were just a five minute taxi ride from the beach and were so glad we had chosen this quieter spot to stay. The other resort hotels are excellent but we preferred to escape from the large crowds and to have the individual attention.
We were pleased to be able to meet the owner and creator of this resort and to have his personal comments and attention
Staff are all great and very welcoming. Definitely appreciated after a very long journey and battling the evening Bali traffic. The resort is great with very well kept gardens and walkways. First we stayed in a one bed villa which was great, loads of space and the private pool overlooking lush greenery is a great touch. It was a little cold due to the shady location but awesome for cooling off in. Breakfast was good, with a decent selection to order from the menu. You definitely won’t go hungry! I normally get bitten alive by mozzies; but the treatment performed by the hotel in both the villa and communal areas seem to work very well, I didn’t get one bite while at the hotel. I’d rate the property 4.5 stars if I could. The half a star loss due to a couple of minor points. Firstly I thing the villa would benefit from a deep clean as there are some areas that weren’t quite there, such as heavy water marks here and there and cobwebs too. The second thing is that the villa could probably do with some maintenance/decoration here and there. A lick of paint perhaps and just a look with a critical eye to address some other minor things.
At the end of our trip after we checked in to a different hotel and had a bad experience, we decided to return here. We weren’t disappointed and remembered why we loved it the 1st time. A very warm welcome from the staff who all remembered us. We had left a full bottle of alcohol in the fridge on our 1st stay, this was remembered and even returned to us. Amazing!
Our second stay was in a 2 bed villa, which was equally as amazing as the 1st. All in all, a great place to stay and thoroughly recommend. Would return without hesitation!