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Arriving in Canggu I was the first of my family to arrive in our villa, arriving I was welcomed by six smiles. The villa comes with a friendly villa manager  who is responsible for the overall operation of the villa, including staffing and guest satisfaction. He will coordinate requirements with the chef and other staff, and will assist guests during their stay, with the help of a guest services assistant. The villa also come with an amazing private chef. The chef will happily prepare Western, Asian, and children’s dishes, as well as discuss special requests and dietary requirements. The butlers are dedicated to five-star service, ensuring guests have whatever you need. They serve snacks, meals and beverages throughout the day, and look after daily housekeeping. A butler is on call 24 hours a day. The villa also have 24 hour security and gardeners and pool keepers to make sure the outdoor areas are well tended.

Villa Hana offers guests a breezy laid-back lifestyle within an easy stroll of Echo Beach. Fully staffed and with four private bedroom suites (including a double bunk room for kids), a large living pavilion, 15-metre pool, media room and barbecue terrace, it’s ideal for active families holidaying together, or for groups of friends drawn by Canggu’s noted surf breaks and sunset bar scene.

Guest at Villa Hana enjoy the attention and expertise of their own resident chef, whose creativity in concocting mouthwatering meals knows no bounds.

Villa Hana’s Suggestion Menu is extensive, covering everything from poolside snacks and light lunches to gourmet, buffet and barbecue dinners featuring local and international favourites.  Snapper ceviche; sweetcorn and lime-leaf soup with prawn dumplings; pan-fried tuna with brie-cheese mashed potato; basilica capsicum eggplant with orange ginger sauce; jackfruit and coconut panacotta with mango coulis such dishes are testimony to the chef’s creative flair.  He is also happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements.

To give staff time to shop, it’s a good idea to plan meals a day in advance. Groceries and beverages are charged at cost plus a 20% handling fee which is subject to service charge and government tax.  The staff will do the shopping and keep the receipts for reference, with bills settled at the end of your vacation.

At the heart of Villa Hana is a huge fan-cooled and spilt level living area spreading out under a vaulted pavilion roof and opening onto the pool terrace. Curvaceous wicker sofas with over-sized cushions cluster around a coffee table while statuesque artefacts line benches set below enormous paintings.

A few steps lead up to the dining area where a solid suarwood table with stately armchairs seats up to 10 guests in style. To one side an ironwood deck provides an alfresco sitting area looking onto a courtyard garden, while to the other, tucked behind sliding doors, is the beautifully designed and well-equipped kitchen, beyond which is a pergola-roofed barbecue dining deck.

The air-conditioned media room provides a cool, comfortable entertainment hub for guests, who can languish on sofas and ottomans and watch a movie on the 52-inch TV. There’s a selection of DVDs, books and board games to choose from, as well as a Playstation 2. Nextdoor is a guest washroom complete with open-to-sky rain shower.

A sun deck wraps around two sides of the 15-metre pool, furnished with loungers and outdoor cushions. The veranda in front of the master bedroom, furnished with a traditional Indonesian daybed, provides another casual seating area, while the terraces behind the master suite and bunk bedroom serve as private corners for quiet retreat.

All four bedrooms are handsomely designed with polished concrete floors and a strong black-and-white palette reflected in framed halftone photos, animated by colourful paintings.  Facilities include 32-inch TVs, DVD players and iPod docks, and there’s air-conditioning throughout – even in the bathrooms.

Master suite

The master suite comprises a huge bedroom, bathroom and dressing room, and a covered terrace with seating looking onto a small garden edged by a stream.  Striking artefacts are artfully placed and the king-size bed is positioned to enjoy glimpses of rice fields beyond a screen of trees.  Within the bathroom is a statement bathtub set before glazed doors opening onto the terrace.

Guest bedrooms

Both guest bedrooms are furnished with king-size beds on bases of polished concrete facing the pool.  Each has an ensuite bathroom with semi-open-air shower.

Bunk bedroom

Lining an entire wall of this delightful bedroom is a handsomely designed set of four bunk beds.  Kids can curl up on floor cushions and enjoy a movie on the 32-inch TV, or spend some quiet time on a private terrace. The room, which has an ensuite bathroom, can be converted to a family room with the addition of a queen-size bed.

Located in Canggu on Bali’s south-western coast, Villa Hana is a short walk from Echo Beach – noted for its powerful surf breaks and panoramic coastline views. Farmers tend their crops and cows graze in the adjoining fields, which are dotted with a few other luxury villas leading to the ocean. A growing number of beachfront restaurants, bars and boutiques fuels a lively social scene within this rural idyll and surfers’ haven. The antique-filled Hotel Tugu and yoga-scene Desa Seni are a few kilometres away, and those seeking brighter lights and late nights can be in Seminyak in well under 30 minutes.

Managed and marketed by The Elite Havens Group.

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