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
I spent my weekend here. The villa was clean, peaceful and relaxing. But not with the food and service. They need improvement for this. But overall, I like this place and probably will spend my night here again next time.
We stayed three nights, wish we could stay longer.
Staff are all very friendly and respectful of our privacy.
Room or Villa was spacious and well equipt, bed was very comfortable and with a private pool and deck area, what more could you want.
Wonderful place to unwind after the hustle and bustle of Seminyak
Gending Kedis is absolutely beautiful. The gardens are fantastic with all the tropical plants, flowers and trees. The villa me and my friends stayed at was very spacious and had a private swimming pool. The service is amazing. The staff and wonderful, so kind and polite. We had breakfast both at the restaurant and delivered to the villa, and housekeeping everyday. There was also a gym to use and a big shared swimming pool.
It is really quite and peaceful there. It's located just 5min drive from Jimbaran beach. There's also a big grocery store and pharmacy round the corner (2min drive).
I had a wonderful 2 days at Gending Kedis and would most definitely recommend.
I stopped by to have lunch with the proprietor.
The food was simply excellent. I loved the chicken schnitzel which was crispy and tasty. It so happened that the the lady chef was undergoing an interview and cooking test. I recommended her to be employed, which the management did and I have every reason to believe that the hotel guests would enjoy the food.
This is an amazing villa!! We stayed in villa 21, Nuri. We had a private pool and balcony which overlooked an amazing ridge full of tropical plants and wild life. Breakfast was lovely and could be ordered to come to your villa, we had ours on the balcony. The small touches were great, they made arrangements for floral decoration for our arrival and anniversary. We had an amazing couples massage in the Spa. The staff were attentive and arranged transport and many more for us.