If you are undecided between Canggu and Seminyak as your place to stay and want a base to go between the two, Umalas really is the place to be. Truly one of Bali’s best kept secrets… until now… Umalas is home to many boutiques, quirky cafes and delectable restaurants and yet still enjoys the typical rice paddy views that travellers associate with a trip to Bali. Offering customers an incredible value for a luxury villa holiday, we want to introduce you to our top 10 villas in Umalas.

1. Villa Theo

We have discovered this hidden slice of paradise, which boasts a sparkling 20-metre swimming pool and is hugged by beautifully maintained gardens and lush lawns. Divided between three pavilions, one of which is a private spa room equipped with two massage beds, allowing guests to tick this vital item off their Bali bucket list without even leaving the villa.

Villa Theo Swimming Pool Area | Umalas, Bali
Villa Theo Master Bedroom Area | Umalas, Bali

2. Villa Naty

It doesn’t get much more spectacular than this! Villa Naty plays host to six-bedrooms, three swimming pools, a pool table, ping pong table, gym and massage bale. When you start to feel peckish the villas private chef will happily prepare anything from the Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s suggestion menus.

Villa Naty Pool View | Umalas, Bali
Villa Naty Pool Table | Umalas, Bali

3. Villa Mamoune

Rustic decor and architecture sum up the appearance of Villa Mamoune. This dreamy six-bedroom villa has expertly curated interiors with an oceanic colour palate, well-chosen antique furnishings and ancient teak wood floors throughout. Ideal for large groups as each bedroom is privately housed in Joglo style pavilions around the inviting swimming pool.

Villa Mamoune Pool Side | Umalas, Bali

4. The Santai

When staying at The Santai, you have a choice between two or three bedroom villas. Totally 11 boutique villas within this complex – making for the ideal choice for groups, or couples travelling together who want a high standard of service as well as delicious food thanks to the onsite Gong Restaurant. Each villa is very private and peaceful and comes with its own very generously sized pool.

Read more: Relaxed Luxury at The Santai

Bali The Santai Pool Living
The Santai Open Plan Living Area | Umalas, Bali

5. Villa Galante

Exuding the tropical way of life, Villa Galante enjoys a rustic Joglo style layout with all six-bedrooms and living areas overlooking the 18-metre swimming pool. Available as a 4, 5 or 6 bedroom villa – Villa Galante is an ideal home base for large groups looking to enjoy Bali without the added stress of congested traffic.

Villa Galante Living Area with Garden View | Umalas, Bali

6. Villa Lea

Villa Lea is a great affordable villa with nightly rates starting at just USD $270 for eight guests. The villa is perfectly tailored for a families or small groups as all bedrooms are king-sized and face out to the lush tropical gardens. The perfect homebase for exploring nearby popular Seminyak and trendy Canggu.

Villa Lea | 4br Swimming Pool | Umalas, Bali

7. Villa Surya Damai

The villa, meaning ‘Peaceful Sun’, sits on 60-metres of widing river banks and panoramic views of rice fields. Known as an ideal venue to enjoy special celebrations as it can host up to 70 guests. A stay at Villa Surya Damai will grant private access to a tennis court, media room and private 18-metre swimming pool.

Villa Surya Damai Pool | Umalas, Bali
Villa Surya Damai Bedroom View | Umalas, Bali

8. Villa Malaathina

A one stop villa for retreats and large groups. Villa Malaathina is an oasis guest sometimes check into and never leave until it’s time to check out again. Boasting a private Teppanyaki bar, huge yoga room, expansive lush lawns, a swimming pool and lots of break out areas perfect for events or retreats. This seven-bedroom villa in Umalas is incredibly spacious and sleeps up to 16 guests.

Read more: Villa Malaathina – The Perfect Villa for Retreats

Villa Malaathina Swimming Pool | Umalas, Bali
Bali Umalas Villa Malaathina Yoga Room

9. Villa Songket

A perfect choice for families as this charming three-bedroom villa in Umalas offers western comforts, a private swimming pool, airconditioned living and dining areas as well as a skilled private chef to take care of you and your guests when you start to feel peckish. Located in one of the main drags of Umalas, you may find you don’t need to venture too far for delicious cafes and restaurants.

Villa Songket Pool Bale I Umalas, Bali
Villa Songket Bedroom I Umalas, Bali

10. Villa Umah Daun

If you are travelling with children, Villa Umah Daun practically screams family-friendly. With a wading pool for the children, a pool table for the big kids (adults) and a games room complete with a PlayStation – everyone will be more than entertained throughout their stay. The ideal tropical playground for families, with cascading views of lush rice paddies and a spacious outdoor area for entertaining.

Villa Umah Daun Swimming Pool | Umalas, Bali

Browse and book villas in Umalas directly on our website for the best price, guaranteed – or contact Ministry of Villas’ villa specialists for personalised assistance. Just for taking our word for it and booking one of the above villas included on our list; we will include a 6 seater car with personal driver for 8 hours per day.

**Valid for bookings from 1st September – 30th November 2019.

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