Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala - Surf shot

The Pala

About The Pala

Even before stepping into The Pala’s grand foyer you know you have arrived at a special place.  The villa’s double-height entrance, beautifully carved in gold, red and sea-green-painted wood and flanked by stone frescoes depicting the fragrant frangipani, is truly magnificent.

The Pala – meaning ‘Nutmeg’ – is Pandawa Cliff Estate’s flagship villa. Commanding unrivalled views over the ocean from its dramatic cliff-top setting, this fabulous six-bedroom property is destined to become one of Bali’s most sought-after villas.  Its thoughtful design makes The Pala as suitable for a grand wedding venue as it is for a special family holiday, or even as an extravagant hideaway for a romantic couple.

The splendid master suite looks majestically down over the white sands of Pandawa Beach through walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, while five generous ensuite guest rooms each provide a private sanctuary equipped with top-quality furnishings and facilities.  Abundant indoor living space includes an exquisitely decorated upper-floor lounge with ocean-view balcony, a dining room with two dining tables, a spa treatment room, children’s play room and fitness room.

Outside, the villa’s potential as a second-to-none event venue becomes apparent.  A wide lawn sweeps from the dining terrace towards the 20-metre infinity-edge swimming pool, to one side of which a ten-seater table is set up below a covered barbecue and bar area, and a stone amphitheatre makes the perfect setting for a traditional Balinese dance performance.

The Pala’s garden links through to that of neighbouring Villas Rose and Markisa, providing a spectacular cliff-top setting for events of up to 400 guests.  The gardens have been purposefully designed with events in mind, providing plentiful washroom facilities and extensive deck and lawn areas.

A large team of professionally trained staff, including a villa manager, skilled chefs, chauffeurs and a veritable army of service, housekeeping and grounds staff, tend to your every need at Pandawa Cliff Estate, while the provision of a private sports centre with full-size tennis court, squash court and well-equipped gym, together with a dedicated spa staffed by trained therapists, means that guests will want for nothing at this superbly self-contained hidden paradise above the ocean on Bali’s beautiful Bukit peninsula.

Villa Layout

The Pala’s grand entrance opens to a light-filled reception with ‘birdcage’ chandeliers and plantation fans hanging from a double-height glass roof. Flanking the reception are four virtually identical guest suites, arranged over two floors.

A corridor of glass with cooling water features on either side guides you first to a foyer displaying colourful artwork, and then to a stately living room with a curved, glass-fronted, furnished balcony giving spectacular ocean views.

To left of the living room a corridor extends to the master bedroom wing – which incorporates a comfortable TV lounge – and a spiral wood staircase leads down to ground level and the sixth bedroom, dining room and superbly equipped professional kitchen. A hallway to the back of the dining room brings you to the spa treatment room, and pathways lead through the gardens to the back of the villa where a children’s playroom and games room are neatly tucked away.

A covered dining area, the spectacular infinity pool, a sunken stone amphitheatre and a relaxation bale punctuate the villa’s broad lawn, while colourful bougainvillea lines the cliff edge, beyond which stretches the mesmerising ocean panorama.

Floorplan

Living Areas

The Pala’s splendid upper-floor living room is divided into two comfortable sitting areas, with massive sofas in blue and cream on either side. A highlight of this room is the tiered ceiling, which features a delicate fresco of natural scenes depicting flowing water, trees and birds. A curved, glass-fronted balcony to the front of the room looks out to the ocean, over the garden and pool. An intimate TV lounge lies just beyond the living room, at the entrance to the master bedroom wing.

Below the living room, the huge dining room, with a furnished balcony opening to the garden, offers a choice of dining options. For large formal dinners there’s a 12 seater rectangular table to the far side of the room while, to the other side, in front of a bar counter and butler station, is a circular table for eight, ideal for more relaxed mealtimes. A door leads through to the villa’s spacious professional kitchen, fitted with absolutely everything required to prepare exceptional feasts for guests.

Spa treatment room

Behind the dining room, a corridor leads to a peaceful spa treatment room with two professional massage beds and a shower room with lovely tiled feature wall and ornate mirror.

Children’s playroom and games room

A winding pathway between The Pala and its boundary with Villa Rose leads to the children’s play room and a games room. Warmly lit and painted in powder blue, the play room is equipped with toys and puzzles and there’s a Nintendo Wii to keep young and old amused. A handy guest bathroom serves both of these rooms.

Outdoor living

On the ground floor, at the front of the master bedroom wing, is covered outdoor dining area where a table and 10 chairs in ocean turquoise and sandy beige sit below a ceiling fan. A bar-style serving counter makes this an ideal spot for alfresco meals and two smart guest washrooms are conveniently situated for villa and party guests alike.

Just in front of the outdoor dining area, and virtually on the cliff edge, is a sunken stone amphitheatre specially designed for traditional dance performances. Next to this is the 20 x 6-metre pool with shallow section for toddlers, infinity edge at the front and broad wooden decking behind, furnished with all-weather lounge seating. On the cliff top, a relaxation bale looks down onto peaceful Pandawa Beach. Lie back here and be soothed by the sound of the waves breaking far below.

Bedrooms

Master suite

With floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and a glass-fronted balcony looking down to the turquoise ocean and white sands of Pandawa Beach, The Pala’s master bedroom wing is reminiscent of the prow of a fine ship.

A sitting area with 40-inch satellite channel TV and two comfy cream sofas leads through to the air-conditioned master bedroom itself, and its divine panorama. So as not to compete with the views perhaps, the bedroom is simply but stylishly furnished with a pair of two-seater sofas, a writing desk and a king-size bed below a brightly coloured, traditionally woven panel. Beyond the spacious walk-in dressing room is an equally spacious bathroom with double vanity, glassed in shower and freestanding tub.

Guest suites

Four of The Pala’s five guest suites are arranged in pairs, one above the other, on either side of the villa’s entrance with views over the gardens or the ocean.  All are very private and will appeal to both families with young children and those who appreciate having some extra personal living space, thanks to the clever addition of a sliding partition wall that separates the sleeping area from a light-filled anteroom that works well as a study, sitting room or kids bedroom.  Two of the suites are furnished with king beds and the other two with split-king beds giving plenty of flexibility for different guest group configurations.

All four suites feature cool marble floors, sofas or daybeds, writing desks, top of the range audio-visual equipment, bar fridges and attractive latticework panels between the beds and dressing areas.  Bright ensuite bathrooms are fitted twin vanities, freestanding tubs and generous glass-fronted shower cubicles; all are finished in soothing white and cream marble.  One of the ground-floor suites also boasts an outdoor shower.

At the front of the villa, a striking spiral staircase leads down to final guest suite, which is immediately below the master suite and opens onto the lawn. The room is furnished with a split-king bed and sofa and accented in warm reds.  Its ensuite bathroom has both indoor and outdoor showers.

Quick Facts

Location

Kutuh village, The Bukit Peninsula, South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.

Capacity

12 adults (3 king-size beds and 3 twin beds convertible to king).  Extra beds available on request at additional charge.

Living areas

Indoor and poolside lounge; dining room with table for 14; table for 10; outdoor dining for 10; playroom; TV lounge; private sitting areas in bedroom suites.

Pool

20m x 6m. 0.6m-1.45m depth.

Estate staff

Villa manager; assistant manager; full-time chef; 24-hour housekeeping, butler service and security; garden and pool staff; maintenance engineer; in-house spa therapists. Babysitters available on request.

Dining

Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).

Communication

WiFi internet access; landline for international and local calls; mobile phone coverage.

Entertainment

Satellite TVs; DVD/Blu-ray players; surround-sound system; CD players; iPod docks.

Spa & sport centre

Full size tennis court; squash court; spa and gym.

For families

The Pala is exceptionally well equipped for families.

Transport

A 7-seater car with driver is available on a complimentary basis for up to 8 hours a day. Additional hours are charged on guest account.

Weddings & events

Offering an unbeatable cliff-top setting, with large lawns and exceptional purpose-built guest facilities, weddings and events for up to 400 people can be arranged at the estate with prior notice.

Additional facilities

Barbecue; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit boxes.

Property area

3,000 sqm.

Guest Reviews

May 12th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

“To all the wonderful staff at Pandawa, thank you so much for making our wedding here so special . The villa is stunning and the service impeccable and so friendly. We are happy we chose to get married here. Thank you.”

Kamini K, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

May 5th, 2016 - May 8th, 2016

“You guys are really the best!! You made us feel so welcome and at home and it was so beautiful the estate I never want to leave. Diego, thanks so much for everything. You are so efficient and hospitable I can't thank you enough. Everybody said they loved the place. When I next come back you must play squash with me!”

Yuli K, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

May 5th, 2016 - May 10th, 2016

“Best villa we have stayed! Very friendly staff and helpful. Will definitely come back again and suggest to my friends. Thank you guys for the service.”

Arminda J, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

April 29th, 2016 - May 2nd, 2016

“You guys are awesome! Everyone has been helpful and friendly. Best stay ever, beautiful views, setting, food etc. Will definitely come back. Thank you so much on our wedding assistance.”

Judy and Jeff, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

April 22nd, 2016 - April 25th, 2016

“Dear Pandawa staff, many thanks for making our stay so wonderful at this great villa.”

Earlene N, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

April 15th, 2016 - April 22nd, 2016

“Diego and the Pandawa Cliff Estate team - thank you ever so much for a fantastic holiday and making all of us feel like kings and queens. This is truly a beautiful spot and made all the more special by a fantastic team. Nothing is too much trouble and definitely a once in a life time experience. We will all look back with wonderful experiences of our stay here.”

Angela W, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

April 7th, 2016 - April 15th, 2016

“Thank you for making our stay so beautiful. The staff are exceptional, the best in Bali. We can't wait to come back again next year.”

Bree H, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

April 2nd, 2016 - April 5th, 2016

“Everything was great and perfect. I love Pandawa. Thanks you so much. .”

Brian L, China - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

March 20th, 2016 - March 24th, 2016

“WOW, your villa is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. The rooms are spacious and immaculate and the whole staff has outstanding service. I loved how we had speakers for every room. Our whole family would love to visit once a year for a relaxing vacations. Villa Rose will be talked about back in Korea. The friendly staff have also delicious meals and I must say the BBQ was the highlight.”

Catherine A, South Korea - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

March 6th, 2016 - March 8th, 2016

“Sincerely thank you for making everything great. Service is excellent and staff are of high standards taking care of everyone here. From check in to check out nothing is wrong. The villa is amazing and definitely our dream place to have wedding here. Once again thanks you for everything.”

Darwin H, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

February 11th, 2016 - February 14th, 2016

“Thanks you for an amazing venue for our wedding. Excellent services. Our families and friends all had a great time here. Overall, great views, great people, thank you.”

Miya Liao And V, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

February 2nd, 2016 - February 5th, 2016

“The service is very good, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. We really enjoy the time in the villa with beautiful views, nice swimming pool and nice BBQ and foods and the spa. Thanks for everything.”

JING L, China - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

January 23rd, 2016 - January 25th, 2016

“We really enjoyed our stay in this place, very friendly and helpful staff. Love the setting and facilities and thank you for all the assistance.”

Fitrisia T, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

January 5th, 2016 - January 16th, 2016

“Thank you very much for trying to satisfy our every need. The cooking team under leadership of Pak Wayan cooked very well. We had 99% of meals at the villa. Better than restaurants. Butlers also did a very good job. Thanks you a lot. ”

Zhanna S, Russia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

December 26th, 2015 - January 5th, 2016

“From the moment we arrived to this fantastic house we have been pampered like we where almost royal with the service level of the best five stars hotels in the world. The staff and Diego has made sure that our smallest wish has been handled to perfection. I believe we have been quite active guests with many ideas and wishes, perhaps too many, but there has not been one moment of us feeling like we have asked for too much, the team here has over-delivered on everything we have asked for. Every external service provided that be golf, personal trainer, rafting, dance-shows, fire-shows and many other activities they have all truly been five star in both the service and the people supplying the service. Food, cleanliness, eye for details - its hard to describe without sounding like we exaggerate but it's just perfect .We have lived the dream and cannot wait to tell friends and love ones about this unforgettable experience, we can't wait to come back. Thanks Pandawa team for doing everything.”

Filip E, United Kingdom - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

November 13th, 2015 - November 15th, 2015

“Friendly staff. Very well maintained and clean. Cozy - home away from home feel. Great view. Love the spacious rooms and bathrooms. Well designed, bright and a lot of natural light. Best scrambled eggs. Great size pool. Thanks you for your amazing hospitality, we will be coming back.”

Alaric D, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

November 6th, 2015 - November 11th, 2015

“Thank you so much for making our family vacation amazing. The villa is gorgeous and the staff so friendly and accommodating. Pandawa Cliff Estate staff clearly exceed all the things we have asked for to make this a very free memorable experience of a lifetime.”

Karen B, United States - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

October 29th, 2015 - November 1st, 2015

“10 things I love about you - Pala. 1. Incredible hospitality service, 2. Abundance of smiling staff, 3. Cleaning crew, great job, 4. Diego, yo the man, 5. The BBQ party set up was amazing, 6. Super comfortable sofas, 7. The views are breathtaking, 8. The pool, 9. The quick coffee machine, 10. You made Sharill smile more than usual and he leaves a very happy boy. ”

Latisha U, Malaysia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

October 26th, 2015 - October 27th, 2015

“Great place to stay, lovely beachy vibe”

Narelle W, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

October 6th, 2015 - October 11th, 2015

“Thank you so much for making our time memorable. Everything about our stay has been fantastic and you have been amazing. You have been so accommodating and nothing we asked has been to much trouble. We hope to be back soon to enjoy your wonderful service.”

Sean Hilder and E, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala



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