Seminyak is busy and if you would like to stay a little outside the hustle, Umalas is a 15 minutes drive away. An area under development, with a selection of villa-style resorts to choose from. Lifestyle Retreats has built The Santai here, family friendly resort with vast private villas. Arriving at the area, you feel a little “in the countryside”, but as you enter the pathways between the villas, it all makes perfect sense. The Sentai is all about your privacy. Most of the villas are 2 or 3 bedroom located around a pool in the center. If you are staying as a couple, the staff will close off the empty unit.
Unlike most resorts, their therapists here makes the treatments in the privacy of your villa. When we arrived we started out with a good long massage to loosen up the tension, and the two therapists came carrying everything they needed. Combined with the in-villa breakfast and dining, you can actually create the experience of a home away from home. We liked the fact that the “home away from home” as many resorts and hotels use for branding, actually is true at the Santai. Actually the fact that you are left a little more to yourself is contributing to the feeling of being at home.
As Santai is a quite small and quite resort, of course, this is not where you find a big selection of restaurants. But Gong Restaurants is the place to dine all day if you would like to get a little out of the villa, but don’t want to go to Seminyak. Gong serves both fantastic signature dishes from Asia and the rest of the world and uses if possible locally grown ingredients to support the area. Gong is also the venue for breakfast, where you can order from the a la carte card.
If you prefer the privacy of your villa, breakfast can be served in the villa as well.
The Santai is a modern luxury resort, which offers what you need. Floats for you pool, free shuttle to Seminyak, Bicycles, airport transfers etc. It is a small and relaxing resort, perfect for some days, where you want to step away from the busy tourist areas, and just indulge for yourself. Perfect for young families that just need a pool and a villa to have the ultimate retreat.
We loved the fact that The Santai really feels like home, and the staff does their very best to make your stay good. An example was our start of the stay, where the front office in a matter of minutes arranged a spa treatment for us a the pool deck. This was a good way to get down at a slower pace, after arriving from Seminyak’s hustle and bustle.
In a single sentence:
Perfect privacy in cosy Umalas
Warm and welcoming – you can have anything in your villa.
11 pavilions in total
2 and 3 bedroom villas with private pools.
Rather well kept, there were a few places where the age is showing
Restaurant, private pool, private spa
45 – 60 minutes from the airport, depending on traffic
We would recommend this to:
The couple who wants to have a little peace and quiet for some days.
Umalas - Bali Jalan Bumbak No.88A, Banjar Kelod Anyar
Kerobokan – Umalas, Bali - Indonesia Tel: +62 361 900 26 99 or +62 828 971 900 99
Fax: +62 361 900 25 77