The Dusun Villas Bali: an oasis in the heart of Seminyak

The Dusun Villas Bali: an oasis in the heart of Seminyak

The Dusun Villas Bali is your own little private oasis in the heart of Seminyak, an up and coming trendy area of Bali. We stayed here during our travels in Indonesia in September 2015 and loved it.

The Dusun is a boutique village-style hotel with 15 stunning Balinese style villas, each with a private swimming pool and large garden space. It is located around 100m from Petitenget Beach and the gay friendly beach, Cantina.

#1 SEMINYAK

Seminyak is a beach resort area in Southwest Bali where all the luxury villas, 5* hotels, spas, high end restaurants and bars are based. It is also regarded as the boutique shopping capital of the island.

Welcome drinks Dusun Villas, Seminyak, Bali
Welcome drinks at our villa at the Dussun Villas in Seminyak, Bali

#2 OUR VILLA AT THE DUSUN

We stayed in a beautiful 3 bedrooms villa set in a lush tropical garden, spread across two pavilions on a sprawling 650m² of land that includes a 12 metres swimming pool.

Stefan at our Dusun Villa pool in Seminyak, Bali
Stefan enjoying our pool area at our Dusun Villa in Seminyak, Bali

Each villa is a virtual sanctuary with expansive grounds, swimming pool, generous living space and a fully equipped kitchen to make you feel completely at home.

Fully equipped kitchen at Dusun Villa, Seminyak, Bali
Our fully equipped kitchen in our villa at the Dusun Villas in Seminyak, Bali

The style of the Dusun Villas Bali blends modern elements with traditional Balinese style. For example you will notice the distinct thatched roofs, beautiful stone carvings, fine sandstone materials, antique batik art pieces and soft rounded structural lines across the property.

Balinese style thatched roof at Dusun Villas, Seminyak in Bali in Indonesia
The beautiful Balinese thatched roof at our villa at the Dusun

In contrast to its traditional charm, the Dusun Villas Bali boasts modern facilities such as wireless broadband internet, a stereo system with DVD player and flat panel TV in each bedroom with over 40 channels. True paradise for the high standards of a Frenchman.

Stereo system in our Dusun Villa in Seminyak, Bali
The stereo system next to our kitchen in our Dusun Villa

#3 OUR BEDROOM

We stayed in one of the bedrooms in the main pavilion. Our bedroom had a grand four poster bed, air conditioning, TV and incredibly large beautifully decorated bathroom.

Bedroom at Dusun Villas, Seminyak, Bali
Our large four poster bed at the Dusun Villas in Seminyak, Bali

#4 YOUR OWN PRIVATE CHEF

Every villa has its own fully equipped kitchen where a private chef prepares your breakfast. The breakfast is not restricted to times and can be served at any hour of the day – ideal if you've been out all night partying and want a lie in.

Breakfast by the pool at Dusun Villas in Seminyak, Bali
An all day breakfast by our pool at our Dusun Villas Bali prepared by private chef

#5 ACTIVITIES TO DO AROUND THE DUSUN

The Dusun has a driver dedicated to the guests and are ready to take you anywhere in the local vicinity between 7am to 11pm.

Restaurants near The Dusun

The area is well known for having extremely highly rated restaurants:

  • Bambu: is highly rated and was the #1 restaurant in the area as rated by Tripadvisor (they also have excellent cocktails).
  • Merah Putih: is well rated for good local Indonesian food.
  • La Lacciola: offers the best breakfast in town and is located on the beach.
Bambu restaurant dinner near Dusun Villas, Seminyak
Dinner at the famous Bambu restaurant in Seminyak, Bali

Beaches near The Dusun

The Dusun is based very close to the popular beaches of Batu Celig and gay friendly Cantina.

The famous Sunset Beach is merely a leisurely stroll away from your villa. This stunning beach offers spectacular sunset views, long walks to Kuta (located around 5km south) and world class surf breaks.

Sunset Beach near Dusun Villas in Seminyak, Bali
The Sunset Beach on Seminyak in Bali near the Dusun Villas

Boutique Shopping nearby

The surrounding area of Dusun Villas in Seminyak is well known for having some of the best designer boutique shops on Bali island. Most of the smaller shops line the main road of Jalan Raya Seminyak (also referred to as Jalan Basangkasa). There is also a collection of fashionable boutiques along Jalan Laksmana and several corners of Jalan Petitenget.

Seb shopping in boutique shops in Seminyak, Bali
Sebastien showing off his latest purchase at the boutique shops in Seminyak near the Dusun

The Pura Petitenget Temple

The Pura Petitenget Temple is one of the 6 most important temples in Bali and has an almost non-stop procession of colourful, mystical and exotic ceremonies and events.

Pura Petitenget Temple near Dusun Villas in Seminyak, Bali
The famous Pura Petitenget Temple in Seminyak

#6 HOW TO BOOK YOUR STAY AT THE DUSUN VILLAS BALI

You can book your slice of villa island paradise via their Booking.com listing.

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⭐️ HOTELS or APARTMENTS — When we plan a trip, we always look for the best hotel deals. We love Booking.com because not only do they have a comprehensive listing of accommodation options, they also offer the best prices. Added bonus: they provide 24/7 support and free cancellation for most listings.

⭐️ SIGHTSEEING and ADVENTURES — When we travel somewhere, we like to seek out the best experiences, whether it is cooking with locals in Bangkok, hiking on a glacier in Patagonia, or going on a wildlife safari in Sri Lanka. Our favorite place to look is GetYourGuide because they have over 30,000 highly rated activities, a user-friendly booking process with free cancellation and a 24 hour customer support.

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2 Comments

  1. thanks guys for the kind comments about The Dusun Hotel. . I wish you all the best in your travels and hope to see you back in Bali and at The Dusun in the future.

    Reply
    • Our pleasure Rob – and see you soon 🙂

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