Villa Shinta Dewi in Seminyak rests within the exclusive and secure Laksmana Estate, just 500 metres from Petitenget Beach and within walking distance of Seminyak’s famous restaurants, shops, beach clubs, nightclubs, bars and spas.  The villa is filled with sophisticated, comfortable furnishings, and comprises five bedrooms, all with audio-visual facilities, an 11-metre swimming pool, , and semi-open-air living and dining areas, including an upstairs sunset lounge. Now ! Jakarta and Bali’s Alistair Speirs recently spent a memorable visit there and filed this report.

This charming holiday home is ideally suited for families or groups of friends and comes with a full team of highly-professional staff, including a fulltime manager, personal butlers, and a superb in-house chef. I was there with some of my family and enjoyed every minute . First of all is the location , minutes form all the action, but amazingly there is no noise that reaches VSD from the surrounding streets, a major factor these days.

Personalised service provided by dedicated staff.

One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personalised service provided by dedicated staff. The professionally trained staff at Villa Shinta Dewi take delight in offering warm and friendly Balinese hospitality. These are phrases used in every ad but in VSD its real, the team under Ibu Nong are charming and attentive but never intrusive , a great gift.

Private facilities and the freedom to use them

Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too. This is a real plus point for those who still have young ones , mine being rather older, were much more interested in cocktails and dinner !


And on that point…your personal chef at Villa Shinta Dewi is at your service to prepare daily breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining works on a restaurant system with a priced menu offering a wide array of Western and Asian dishes available anytime of the day, whilst daily breakfast is included, and ordered the night before is waiting for you on awakening .

We decided on the chef’s special Indonesian and Balinese dishes for a true cultural experience for our dinner guests who included senior people in the Bali hotel , leisure and food and beverage industry , who thoroughly enjoyed every dish.

Vegetarian and children’s dishes are also included in the menu, and if you have any special dietary requirements, please feel free to ask the chef, who will strive to comply with all of your wishes. He certainly satisfied all our guests.

So for a real break from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta …or Bali… take a short walk up Jalan Laksmana and find a haven of convenience and comfort.

Villa Shinta Dewi Seminyak
Jalan Kayu Aya, Gang Astina Pura, Seminyak, Bali

NOW Bali Editorial Team

NOW Bali Editorial Team

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