Bali is so much more than just a romantic honeymoon destination. In fact, this vibrant island is rapidly becoming a sought-after destination for luxurious group retreats, offering a wealth of possibilities for those craving a unique blend of relaxation, adventure, and personal growth. Whether you are gathering with friends, colleagues, or with your extended family, Bali sets the stage for unforgettable experiences. Another perk of staying in Bali with a larger group is that there are plenty of spacious and luxurious villas to accommodate you, from opulent villas perched atop cliffside landscapes to exclusive beachfront estates. Elite Havens, for instance, boasts properties such as Tirtha Bayu Estate, and Sohamsa Ocean Estate. In this article, we will share more reasons why you should opt for Elite Havens and its luxurious properties on your next group retreat in Bali.
Tirtha Bayu Estate – A Luxurious Oceanfront Haven
Perched on a gentle cliff overlooking Cemagi’s black sand beach in South-west Bali, Tirtha Bayu Estate offers a luxurious retreat amidst the beauty of the Indian Ocean. The name Tirtha Bayu refers to the sacred waters of the ocean and the life-giving winds of the island. And sure enough, this luxurious oceanfront retreat promises the most relaxing and rejuvenating stay with your loved ones, surrounded by the serenity of the sea and the true essence of Bali.
The true essence of Bali
Tirtha Bayu Estate is an escape from the modern world, being located in a semi-rural part of Bali. But the good news is, from here, you can truly get a glimpse of the traditional Balinese life. On top of that, you are surrounded by the true essence of Bali – from rolling green rice fields to expansive ocean views and spellbinding sunsets to nearby dramatic temples built right on the coastline. In fact, a clifftop path just outside the villa leads you to a small sea temple. A few steps more and you would see a larger temple, Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus.
A place where tradition and modern luxury meet
Although Tirtha Bayu Estate’s location may feel like a world away from everything, the Estate is just as modern and luxurious as others. The estate comprises two magnificent villas, boasting a total of 11 opulent bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate up to 22 adults.
Villa I, a three-story marvel, embraces a fusion of modern Balinese design aesthetics and tasteful furnishings. Completed in 2022, it offers six bedrooms overlooking a breathtaking 14-meter infinity pool. The villa’s ornate Balinese gates seamlessly connect it to Villa II, which exudes a more traditional and artistic ambience.
Villa II enchants guests with its soaring Torajan-inspired pitched ceilings, a remarkable assortment of hand-carved furniture. And of course, the Estate’s sprawling 32-meter infinity pool fringed by swaying coconut palms and fragrant frangipani trees is also accessible from there.
In addition to their scenic ocean views, most bedrooms feature contemporary ensuite bathrooms adorned with spa-like elements, including refreshing rain showers and luxurious bathtubs.
Take in the views from the vast pool
Tirtha Bayu Estate features expansive indoor and outdoor areas for large groups to hang out. One of which is the vast pool outdoors, which is probably one of the largest pools on the island with its 32-metre size. Imagine lounging in your very own beach club, as the outdoor pool area is completely surrounded by a generous deck with sun beds and parasols. You can retreat to the romantic bale gazebo built to the side of the pool if you want to take a break from the sun. But be sure to stay until sunset – the view from there is phenomenal.
Luxurious facilities for everyone
Whether you prefer to lounge outdoors or indoors, both villas at Tirtha Bayu Estate have got you covered. A home theatre area for movie nights is also available, which features a 70-inch flat-screen satellite-channel TV, DVD players, and comfortable lounge seating. The Villa 1 even has a billiards table for game nights!
Ideal venue for a wedding
Tirtha Bayu Estate can also be the perfect idyllic venue for weddings and special events. With a capacity for up to 150 guests (both seated and standing), the estate offers the perfect setting to celebrate your big day. Choose between booking both Villas I and II for larger parties or select one villa for more intimate gatherings of up to 50 guests. Enjoy the stunning terraced lawns, spacious sun decks, and best of all, a charming honeymoon suite for a truly memorable experience.
Sohamsa Ocean Estate – A Peaceful Cliffside Escape
Nestled atop the Bukit Peninsula, this clifftop property offers a serene and secluded haven, where you can bask in the breathtaking ocean views that seem to stretch endlessly beyond the horizon. With its luxurious villas and private infinity pool perched on the edge of the cliff, Sohamsa Ocean Estate promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.
Two separate villas fit for large groups
Sohamsa Ocean Estate stands apart from the ordinary, offering an extraordinary retreat with not one, but two breathtaking clifftop villas: Villa Soham and Villa Hamsa. Designed to accommodate large groups seeking comfort and luxury in Bali, this haven boasts a total of nine generously-sized bedrooms. You can actually even celebrate your dream Bali wedding here!
Prepare to be amazed by the modern amenities that adorn both villas at Sohamsa Ocean Estate, ensuring an unforgettable stay for all. The interiors are nothing short of stunning, captivating guests with their impeccable design and attention to detail. Beyond the opulent bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, you will discover additional indulgences such as a fully-equipped gym, a steam room, and a sauna – truly everything you could desire for a luxurious escape. Rest assured, boredom is a foreign concept here, for Sohamsa Ocean Estate offers a myriad of activities to keep you engaged.
Furthermore, the property features numerous inviting living spaces, some of which offer delightful ocean views, providing the perfect ambience for relaxation and socialising.
Unwind in a breathtaking infinity pool with panoramic views of the sea
Undoubtedly, the main highlight of Sohamsa Ocean Estate is its mesmerising oceanfront pool. It serves as the centrepiece of the resort, captivating guests with its panoramic vistas. The pool area also features a comfortable seating zone, where one can unwind and savour the breathtaking views. During our visit, we had such a blast lounging by the pool, immersing ourselves in the tranquil ambience that Sohamsa exudes. Moreover, Villa Hamsa presents an additional treat for those seeking privacy, boasting a smaller pool that is ideal for intimate gatherings.
If you want to get a massage, there is a tranquil pavilion right by the pool, which also has breathtaking views of the ocean. This is definitely the most perfect spot to unwind and relax!
Savour Indonesian dishes homecooked by a private chef
Another highlight of staying at Sohamsa Ocean Estate is that the villa has its very own private chef. He deserves all the praise for his delectable culinary creations, especially when you order his poolside BBQ menu. The grilled fish was incredibly decadent, the jumbo prawns and squids were fresh and succulent, and the beef tenderloin and striploin were cooked to perfection. The chef also cooks Indonesian food amazingly well, which even the Indonesian helpers we brought along agreed on. The sambal matah was absolutely heavenly, and the best bit is that you can match it with almost everything!
Heartwarming feast from Sohamsa Ocean Estate’s private chef
On top of the amazing food, working with the chef was very seamless. All we had to do was pre-purchase our groceries and order from the menu, and the chef took care of everything else. And this convenience does not come at too high of a price either, as there is only a small 20% handling fee added to the price of the groceries. Overall, the exceptional service and attention to detail provided by the staff at Sohamsa Ocean Estate made our stay all the more memorable.
These 2 luxurious properties, Tirtha Bayu Estate, and Sohamsa Ocean Estate, are just a few of what Elite Havens has in store. They have over 300 private sanctuaries situated all over the globe, with each property meticulously designed to offer you an unparalleled experience, ensuring utmost satisfaction whether you are embarking on a romantic getaway with your partner, creating cherished memories with your family, or exploring new horizons with a large group of friends.