Working at Ministry of Villas gives me the opportunity to travel extensively for work and as a female business traveller I am always cautious. The countries we travel to so as to handpick our villas may not rank number one in terms of safety, yet they see throngs of visitors ranging from families, couples and even group of friends travelling together.
And, I’ve found that we’re becoming big business: the female travel industry is worth more than 19 trillion a year1 (and growing!), with every one in two female travellers reported having travelled solo2.
As such, I thought I should ‘help a sister out’- I’ve got your back: what you may not have known is that countries like Bali are amazing and see many international tourists but is not as safe as you think. You might arrive and find that your exquisite and beautiful villa is down a ‘gang’ (back street lane) or a dark alleyway. You might have to rethink that sundown dinner and drinks with friends at at Ku De Ta, seeing as it may not be as ideal if you don’t have (safe) transportation arranged to bring you back (no way are you walking!).
So, I’ve single-handedly tried, tested and picked out the best, chic and unique places to stay as a female traveller in Seminyak (You’ll probably never get this advice from other villa providers). All of these private villas are not located down gangs, come with a private swimming pool and 24-hour security, 24-hour reservations and front desk services. Which means that there is always someone on call. And, the best part is: the properties won’t burn a hole in your pocket! So power to the women. Travel far, Travel safe.
7 Seminyak Villas Safe for Female Travellers!
Close to: Eat Street, Seminyak Square, Ku De Ta
The Layar has a total of 23 villas, each of which has its own garden, pool and Jacuzzi. The swimming pools are stunning with finishing touches that you would not expect to see on typical pools in other villas and estates. Cutting-edge contemporary architecture and ultra-chic interiors characterise these villas, offering stunning living spaces sculpted by the planes of the architects’ signature sloping roofs.
Close to: Eat Street, Seminyak Square, Ku De Ta
Ziva a Boutique Villa is considered as one of the best boutique villas in Bali. With its many villa options, Ziva a Boutique Villa is the ideal choice for guests regardless of their size. Each of these 7 villas is built with the traditional Balinese open plan design that Bali is well known for. The compound is surrounded by high fences, so there is no need to worry about privacy.
Close to: Oberoi Beach, Ku De Ta
The Seiryu Villas combines the charm of the Bali and the artistry of Japan to come up with a perfect holiday getaway that offers luxury, comfort and rich traditions from two cultures.
Close to: Petitenget beach, Potato Head Beach Club, W
Hu’u Villas is a tropical sanctuary of 10 exquisite villas, each unique in design, perfect for the stylish modern traveller. Tropical modern luxury is what Hu’u Villas stands for, easily differentiating itself from the other villas in this area. Living at Hu’u villas will surely leave you stylishly pampered and spoilt for choice on your Bali holiday.
Close to: Merah Putih restaurant
Maca Villas is the perfect base from which to enjoy island life and spend leisure-filled days doing exactly as you please. Awaken to your preferred choice of breakfast served by your unobtrusive butler. Dip your toes into the refreshing waters of your private pool. Lounge the morning away on your outdoor sun bed. Feel the gentle caress of the afternoon breeze as it drifts slowly over your villa. Relax with a nurturing spa ritual. Indulge in social cocktails at the bar followed by an evening of wining and dining at our celebrated restaurant venue. Time is all your own at Maca Villas in Petitenget, Seminyak.
Close to: Potato Head beach club, W, Merah Putih
The Sanyas Suites is designed with the ‘Sanyas’ philosophy in Hinduism: it is a place where you can turn to to reach happiness. It is a lovely private villa complex that combines luxury and comfort with contemporary and traditional touches so as to ensure an exceptional experience for its guests in Bali. The Sanyas Suites is inspired by tropical Balinese courtyard houses and also greatly benefits from its location.
It has 15 villas, 13 of which are one bedroom properties and the others are two bedroom villas. The Sanyas Suites offers a shuttle bus service around Seminyak and Canggu with a dedicated 24-hour front desk and security service.
Close to: Seminyak Square, Eat Street
Peppers Seminyak is an exotic tropical villa resort for the discerning traveller who appreciates the finer and luxurious things in life. The complex is made up of 48 villas. Each villa has been intricately designed with a fusion of western and traditional Balinese cultures. Peppers Seminyak Private Villas are elegantly furnished and offer superior 5 star services with a team of professional staff that promises a truly magical experience.
1 – LinkedIn News
2 – Webintravel
Image of Bali Gang – Mohd Hisham Ahmad from Snapby.me