For a faultless fusion of inspired architecture and refined tropical living, The Layar is in a class of its own. This welcoming enclave in the heart of Bali’s trendy Seminyak area comprises 23 villas, each set in its own very private garden sanctuary fanning out from a central colonnade of mature flowering trees. An elevated setting means the villas’ front boundary walls all but disappear, creating an inviting sense of openness and space that’s rare in this most popular of Bali’s resort areas.
Design enthusiasts are sure to love The Layar – meaning ‘sail’ in the Indonesian language and named in tribute to the villas’ distinctive roofs that taper dramatically to the ground like the rigging of a traditional sail boat. These iconic roofs, which are the signature of The Layar’s architects, create exciting split-level open living spaces with curved and angled walls and contrasting natural finishes that include tropical hardwoods, marble, and stone sourced from the Indonesian archipelago.
Part of the Elite Havens group of luxury villas, The Layar offers a choice of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, each with its own distinctive design and all with an uncurbed feeling of space and openness. Light, spacious, and open-plan for easy entertaining, the villas’ living areas flow smoothly out to the swimming pool and jacuzzi deck and on into the garden. Many of the villas have mezzanine-level media rooms, and all have plenty of comfortable seating areas. The bedroom suites are large and designed for privacy – every room, even the bathrooms, enjoys garden views.
Guests have remarked not only on the striking design and layout of the villas and gardens, but also on the service and hospitality, too, with one Australian guest writing, “We were overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and simplicity of the design, which results in such private and comfortable villas. The professionalism of the staff was exemplary, as was their service, and made us feel very welcome!”
The Layar enjoys a superb location in Seminyak, too, so if you can tear yourself away from the idyllic setting, South Bali’s best restaurants, bars, and boutiques are only moments away, including the resort’s own stylish Settimo Cielo for some fine Italian cuisine. And of course Seminyak’s popular beach and its famous nightlife are both close at hand, too.
Guests booking 90 or more days from check-in enjoy an Early Bird discount of up to 15%, while long stay guests – seven or more nights – will receive up to a 15% discount, as well.