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
This is one of my fav places to stay in Bali. My family and I are never disappointed, the service, the redolent nature of the property and overall relaxed atmosphere all contribute to the overall holistic wonderment of the place. The staff in particular are gracious and authentic and there is an easy going charm to the place .... I like to take the kids out to explore some of the local sights, but because of the charm and ambience my husband likes just to hang by the pool and the very good gym and practice his golf swing in front of the large mirrors. I must add that the new chef is brilliant .... even the kids didn't want Maccas.A lovely change.... try room 21 if you are a couple so excluded and private ....
Great private villa experience, with exceptional service, good breakfast menu and good Spa experience (Balinese massage).
Hygiene, service and hospitality was outstanding with helpful staff and a well priced Balinese Spa experience.
I would definitely recommend to book.
Location is good, close to Jimbaran and to the South, however traffic is intense heading towards Seminyak/Kuta.
This was such a nice stay, thank you all, for making my first visit to Bali unforgettable.
I will return again, that's for sure :-) The staff are so service minded, and there is no questions unanswered. Good food, and perfect Villas.
Thanks once more to all at Gending Kedis
When we return to Geding Kedis it always feels like we are coming home. The family and I have now been here on seven occasions and we love it. The great news is that the food has got even better with some of the best and most nutritious food on the island ....try the Asian omlette or the tuna and pumpkin puree. Mr Wallace the owner greeted us in his warm, affable way and even remembered the children's names. He informed us he has a new and very inventive chef .... hence the terrific new menu. My wife and I escaped the kids and we got our fav villa number 21 right on the edge of the verdant jungle. Thand you GK you have excelled yet again and a special mention to the front desk staff who put so much time and effort sotying my local SIM card ot
Staff was very welcoming, kind, and helpful from the moment we arrived. What we appreciated was that they asked us every morning about what we had planned for the day and gave us their suggestions. We booked a one-bedroom villa, but were upgraded to a two bedroom villa (only one bedroom was given to us as per our booking), as the one-bedroom villas were all occupied. The villa had a musty/moldy smell, and is quite old, but maintained well and quite spacious - especially great for families. Our villa also had a beautiful view and has been done in such a way that no one can see into it, so we could really enjoy our privacy. The spa facilities and especially staff, were amazing. The Balinese massage is highly recommended. The food was quite good, however the breakfast could do with a bit more variety. All in all, a very relaxing and pleasant stay!