RED HOT HONEYMOON
THERE MAY BE NO BETTER PLACE IN BALI TO STOKE THE FLAMES OF PASSION THAN THE ANAPURI VILLA’S PURIKAMADEWA
Having just opened this summer, Anapuri Villas is one of Bali’s newest luxury resorts, but it has already garnered the attention of everybody from discerning travellers (it’s already ranked #1 on Tripadvisor in its area) to celebrities like Kelly Slater, who left a signed surfboard in Anapuri’s gym after his stay. Located on a quiet stretch of Pabean beach on Bali’s south eastern coast, Anapuri exemplifies the notion of quality over quantity – although it consists of just four villas, each one is amazing in its own unique way.
Designed by Guy Morgan Architects, an Australian outfit that has done a number of notable villas in Bali, each of the villas embodies one of the four elements of nature through stylish decor, well-chosen materials and thoughtfully curated artwork and decor. There’s the airy three-bedroom Puri Saanti, the earth-toned four-bedroom PuriAwani, and the sprawling water-themed opulence of the six-bedroom PuriSalila.
Yet it is the fourth and most intimate of these villas, the warm and inviting PuriKamadewa that we wish to highlight here. That is because this lavish king-sized villa was built with honeymooners in mind, As soon as you walk through the entrance, the soft glow emanating from the immense fire bowl tells you this is a place meant for stoking passions.
On the ground level of PuriKamadewa you’ll find a lush and expansive private garden area in the front, flanking a view of crashing waves and the black sand beach. An infinity pool, with attached Jacuzzi spa, wraps around an island living space, creating a brilliant blur between pleasure and relaxation. There is a spacious terrace, dining area and even a bar, but don’t worry about having to mix your own drinks. While staying at PuriKamadewa, or any of Anapuri’s villas, you will be attended not just by your own butler, but by your own personal chef and bartender as well. If you do decide to cook for yourself, you’ll have no problem whipping up a feast inside the well-appointed kitchen. Off the living space, there is a media room in which you can kick back and enjoy a book from the extensive collection or pick from one of thousands of movies using Anapuri’s
state-of-the-art entertainment system.
On the second level you’ll find the plush master bedroom with red and gold accents to create the proper mood. There is a fine ensuite with a large dressing room and shower, but the real showstopper lies at the end of the bridge attached to the bedroom, where you’ll find your own personal and private bathing pavilion. Here you can take a long, luxuriating soak in a bathtub big enough for two, or simply settle into the comfy daybed to watch the waves crash down on Pabean Beach.
Although you may find it impossible to ever leave PuriKamadewa’s warm embrace, Anapuri also has an excellent spa and beauty salon for pampering as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre, yoga pavilion and on-site facilities for snorkelling, kayaking and surfing. Accommodations also include complimentary car and driver services. But if you never end up setting foot outside of this villa during your honeymoon, we certainly wouldn’t blame you.