Villa Maya’s main living and dining room welcomes in the outdoors – and even a section of the swimming pool-via folding glass doors. This eclectic fan-cooled space is outfitted with comfy chairs, a satellite-channel TV and a formal dining table for six alongside a pond filled with fat happy koi fish. The room is completed with artwork, antique carvings, two ornately carved doors and a funky floating staircase spiralling up to the master suite.
At the front of the garden is a charming living and dining pavilion, open on three sides but protected from the elements on the seaward side by sliding glass doors. A deeply cushioned daybed runs along the back wall, and two circular tables at the front offer a more casual dining option. Colourful beaded lanterns hang from the high roof, and the picture is completed with soft white drapes and a tablescape of traditional artefacts.
With its 14-metre swimming pool, double jacuzzi, sundeck and spa pavilion, Villa Maya’s gorgeous garden is bordered by towering coconut palms, pandanas, fragrant frangipanis and flowering shrubs.
At the end of the garden, a large timber deck rests upon a beachside bluff with steps leading down to the black-sand beach. Furnished with a daybed, a balé relaxation pavilion and an alfresco dining table, this is a place to enjoy the cool breezes, afternoon tea, a cocktail, or even breakfast or dinner beneath the coconut trees while gazing at an awe-inspiring picture of the ocean waves, the coastline or the night sky.
The open-sided living and dining space at the joglo welcomes guests with cool sea breezes and a dining table for six overlooking the garden, the pool and the sea. A precious feature is the richly carved centrepiece within the soaring trapezium-shaped roof, beneath which a huge daybed filled with cushions presents a wonderful spot for lazing while being lulled by the sound of the surf. Additionally, an integrated kitchenette offers simple facilities for guests who choose to cook.
The joglo’s garden introduces a private 8-metre swimming pool, a large lawn bordered by brightly coloured tropical plants, frangipani trees, and a mesmerising vista across the sea. Balinese statues and orchids hug the garden walls and a temple rests to one side. In front of the temple is a large, elevated beachside deck – an enchanting spot for a truly romantic wedding ceremony. Beyond the deck, steps lead down to the sand.