The Wolas Villas & Spa



Even when they’re choosing amongst luxury accommodations for a trip, travelers are often forced to make compromises. Do you go with something peaceful and secluded or do you choose something noisier but lively and in the middle of the action? The Wolas Villa & Spa represents a nice middle ground for visitors looking for both a bit of peace and quiet and easy access to some of Bali’s hippest locations, all wrapped up in a luxury package that still offers good value for money.

Located just 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, the Wolas Spa & Villa is located within easy walking distance or a brief taxi ride away from Seminyak’s happening main streets, packed with world-class restaurants, bars and boutiques. Despite its proximity to these lively attractions, the Wolas manages to feel intimate and secluded and, above all, peaceful. After walking through the stylish entrance, inspired by traditional Balinese temples, guests are greeted by the warm and hospitable staff as well as spacious walkways lined with greenery.  The Wolas Villa & Spa encompasses 16 one-bedroom villas and 2 two-bedroom villas, each one designed in a modern, minimalist style with tasteful Balinese accents.

Each of these villas come decorated with high-quality, locally produced art, furnishings and fabrics. You will also find each equipped with its own private swimming pool. The wide pool deck area, replete with sunbathing chairs, can be set up for alfresco candlelight dinners. Simply call on the resort’s butler service, who are at the ready to take care of any of your special requests.

Each villa has a truly homey feel, with separate dining and living areas, as well as a fully equipped kitchenette. Other standard amenities include 42-inch and 37-inch plasma TVs (in the bedroom and living room, respectively), satellite TV, DVD player, and Wi-Fi Internet access. The spacious bathrooms also feature separate showers and bathtubs.

For those wishing to do some serious relaxation onsite, the Wolas Spa offers two treatment rooms, one massage room, experienced therapists and a number of interesting treatments combining ancient techniques and modern ingredients. The Chocolate Scrub treatment utilizes cocoa to cleanse and revitalize. Along with an aromatherapy massage, yogurt splash and a tropical flower bath, it is perfect for sunburn sufferers looking to soothe singed skin. There are also intriguing treatments utilising green tea and coffee.

While many of Seminyak’s trendy restaurants are just a stone throw away, the Wolas’ restaurant, which overlooks a beautiful babbling fishpond, offers enough variety to tempt you to just stay in. Of course you can always call upon the resort’s butler service to have your meals sent directly to your villa if you’re really feeling lazy.

Although the Wolas is not located directly by the beach, the sea is simply a 15 minute walk away or an even quicker ride via the resort’s shuttle service. And you need not worry about staking out your own spot on the sand if you stay at the Wolas. They have their own beach club located right by the old Double Six nightclub on a prominent stretch of Seminyak beach. The beach club provides Wolas’ guests with a private area including beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. You can even order light food and beverages.

For many, staying at the Wolas Villa & Spa would mean the best of both worlds, having access to the hip and happening while also being able to escape into seclusion whenever you feel like. For families looking for fun or couples looking for romance and relaxation, its a solid choice for any trip to Bali.