Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa - Magnificent setting

Villa Markisa

About Villa Markisa

Villa Markisa, the newest of the Pandawa Estate properties, boasts the same spectacular clifftop setting and ocean views as its neighbours, Villa Rose and The Pala. This five-bedroom villa will delight couples and families who enjoy holidaying together, but also treasure having their own private space. The ocean view guest pavilion holds a pair of matching two-bedroom units, each with its own living and dining rooms and pool. Hovering high above the ocean, and tucked below Markisa’s generous lawn, is the splendid one-bedroom master suite, again with its own living room and pool. It’s hard to imagine a more romantic setting than this – perfect for newlyweds. An open-sided living pavilion and a large cliff-edge balé provide communal living and dining areas.

Villa Markisa has been finished and furnished to the same impeccable standard as the other villas on the Pandawa Cliff Estate and shares a sports centre (with squash and tennis courts), spa and gym with them. The exclusivity and scale of the estate – which can sleep up to 42 adult guests (plus several children in extra beds) has unsurprisingly made it one of Bali’s most sought-after destination wedding venues. The large, interconnecting estate grounds, complete with purpose-built facilities, can accommodate weddings with up to 400 guests. Alone, Villa Markisa can host weddings with up to 100 guests.

A friendly yet discreet team of butlers, housekeepers, gardeners, security and kitchen staff all work diligently under the experienced Villa Manager to take care of your every requirement and two cars with drivers are available, should you wish to explore Bali beyond the villa.

The crystal clear, reef-protected waters and white sands of Pandawa Beach lie immediately below the estate and can be reached via a new road that cuts down through the cliff, while many of Bali’s best surf beaches are also close by. Only slightly further afield is the sacred sea temple of Uluwatu, the Bali National Golf Club, some cool beach bars and the many fine-dining and seafood restaurants of Jimbaran and Nusa Dua.

Villa Layout

Villa Markisa’s entrance leads to the upper storey of the ocean-facing guest pavilion, with individual access to two mirror-image interconnecting apartments. Each has a living room and bedroom upstairs, and a second bedroom and dining room downstairs opening onto a private deck and pool. An open-sided living pavilion faces the carpet of lawn that rolls towards the ocean, edged by a sunbathing deck and, down a slope, a breezy cliff-edge balé. Hidden away below is the romantic master suite opening onto a cliff-edge garden and pool – with private entrance as well as villa access via the garden.


Living Areas

Indoor living

One of the many attractions of Villa Markisa is the choice of communal and private living areas.

On the upper level of the guest pavilion are two interconnecting air-conditioned living rooms, each with chic designer furniture — comfortably upholstered L-shaped sofa and leather-seated chairs set around a stylish coffee table facing a 43-inch satellite channel TV.  Stairs from both rooms lead down to the dining rooms, each furnished with a glass-topped dining table comfortably seating six and a pair of high stools set before the bar counter separating a small kitchen with fridge.  (There’s a professional kitchen just behind the villa, fitted with everything required to prepare feasts for guests.)  On both levels, the huge doors separating the living and dining areas can be closed off for privacy or retracted for sociable living.

There is also a private living room in the master suite, where a gilded Chinese engagement bed takes centre-stage.  Other amenities here include a dining table for four, a butler’s pantry and guest washroom.

Outdoor living

The social heart of Villa Markisa is the huge open-sided living pavilion that looks out over the vast expanse of lawn separating the guest wing from the cliff-edge master suite.  This is the perfect place for afternoon tea reclining on stylishly over-sized rattan chairs, or for gathering family and friends around the eight-seater dining table for an early evening barbecue.

Making the most of the exceptional ocean view is a pavilion with a glass balcony virtually suspended over a small gorge that cuts into the cliff face.  From here, you can gaze down on Pandawa Beach, see Nusa Penida on a clear day, catch the sunset, or even spot a migrating whale.  Sit back here and enjoy sea-breeze-cooled lunches and leisurely candle-lit dinners accompanied by the soothing sound of the surf far below.

Set on the large ironwood decks that front each of the villa’s three swimming pools are all-weather rattan tables and sun-loungers or love seats.  There is further turquoise-cushioned sea-view seating on a fourth deck that forms the roof of the master suite.


Master suite

It doesn’t get more romantic than this!  Hidden out of sight from the rest of the villa, the cliff-front master bedroom at Villa Markisa enjoys spectacular views over its private bougainvillea-filled garden towards the ocean sparkling below.  Antique furniture and colourful batiks decorate the room, which has a king-size bed, and seating area facing a 50-inch satellite channel TV.  The marble bathroom is equally spacious, with walk-in dressing area, twin basins, rain shower enclosure and sea-view terrazzo bathtub.  The bedroom opens onto an ironwood deck, where an upholstered loveseat sits before a large free-form swimming pool.

Guest suites

All four air-conditioned guest bedrooms are furnished with split-king beds resting against upholstered batik headboards; each can be set up as a king or twins, giving added flexibility for different guest group configurations.  Each bedroom has a seating area – whether a pair of high-backed Chinese chairs or a leather chaise longue – resting on the marble-edged teakwood floor.  All enjoy enchanting ocean views; the upper-level rooms opening onto a glass-fronted balcony, and the two garden level bedrooms onto the pool decks.

The ensuite bathrooms are equally generous in size, with walk-in wardrobes/dressing areas, twin basins on marble vanities, monsoon shower enclosures, and statement bathtubs.

Quick Facts


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


10 adults (1 king and 4 split-king beds) plus 2 extra beds on request (additional charge applies).

Living areas

2 air-conditioned interconnecting living rooms; 2 air-conditioned interconnecting dining rooms with tables for 4; air-conditioned living/dining room in master suite; living pavilion with dining for 8; cliff-edge pavilion; lawn-edge deck with seating; 3 poolside decks with sun loungers and tables for 4.


3 pools: 2 pools with 9m x 4m and a 6m x 5m x 1m.

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.


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


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


Satellite TVs – 50-inch in master, 43-inch in apartments; DVD players; iPod dock.

Spa & sports centre

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

For families

Villa Markisa is well-equipped for families, and can provide baby cots, highchairs and booster seats on request.


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 clifftop setting, with a large lawn and exceptional purpose-built guest facilities, weddings and events for up to 100 people can be held at Villa Markisa – and up to 400 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

March 6th, 2020 - March 9th, 2020

“Thank you so much Pandawa Cliff Estate for your hospitality. Since the very beginning we arrived here it was very five star quality. The team for our wedding, Pak Anom and Agung, thank you for making the event run smoothly. You make all the vendors collaborate really well. Couldn't ask for a better venue and perfect team for our wedding. Love you guys.”

Marco & Livia, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

March 6th, 2020 - March 9th, 2020

“Nice place and good service. Very recommended.”

Michael T, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

February 26th, 2020 - February 29th, 2020

“It's a great experience staying here, thank you very much.”

Lucia L, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

February 26th, 2020 - February 29th, 2020

“Thanks so much for hosting us. Our wedding became possible because of all of you! The villa is so beautiful and nicely maintained. The people are very helpful and friendly. We really feel like home! Thank you again and we hope to come back again soon!”

Veronica & Brian, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

February 21st, 2020 - February 24th, 2020

“It's been an awesome and heartwarming stay for us and families in Markisa and Rose Villa. The staff were awesome and incredibly helpful too. Keep up the good work! Thank you!”

Paskal & Vivin, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

February 21st, 2020 - February 24th, 2020

“Pandawa Cliff Estate is a nice place for destination wedding. Good location. And all staff very attentive.”

Vincentia V, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

February 19th, 2020 - February 22nd, 2020

“To all the wonderful staff at Pandawa Cliff Estate. Thank you for making Pooja & Surens's wedding such a beautiful occasion. The staff, especially Tina have been so attentive and friendly. Tina displays a commitment to hospitality and service is unsurpassed. She is a problem solver and it is apparent. We hope that other guests continue to feel as special and welcome as us. We hope to come back soon.”

Krish & Anjana, Australia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

February 14th, 2020 - February 17th, 2020

“All of the service was really good. Good food, good view, good facility, good place. Will be coming back soon for sure. Thank you.”

Disan & Rani, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

February 14th, 2020 - February 17th, 2020

“Terima kasih untuk semua pelayanan yang begitu bagus dari semua karyawan Pandawa, dalam acara pernikahan Disan & Rani. Semoga selalu sukses & semakin banyak orang & pasangan yang memilih tempta ini untuk acaranya. Salam Hangat.”

Susan S, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

February 7th, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

“Terima kasih untuk Pandawa Cliff Estate telah menjadi tempat penyelenggaraan pernikahan Albert & Wennie. Terima kasih untuk pelayanan yang diberikan semua baik. Terima kasih, God Bless You.”

Wennie I, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Rose

February 7th, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

“Thank you for accommodating our stay it is a lovely villa, awesome service and friendly, attentive staff.”

Wennie I, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Markisa

February 5th, 2020 - February 10th, 2020

“Thank you for taking care of us the past 5 days, we had a really lovely time and we really wish we didn't have to say goodbye. The 5 days went by super quick but I'm sure we'll be back one day! In the meantime, take good care and see you all again.”

The Miao family, Hong Kong - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

February 2nd, 2020 - February 4th, 2020

“Very sweet and unforgetable experience to stay in Pandawa Cliff Estate. The services and food are perfect. We all very enjoy our holiday in Bali and in Villa Marie. Hope we will come to Bali and stay here again in the future.”

Bill B, China - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

January 18th, 2020 - January 20th, 2020

“We are very happy with the service provided to us during our trip. Your staff have been very polite and responsive to all our needs. We are very happy and will hope to visit in the future. ”

Paul & Family, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

January 9th, 2020 - January 12th, 2020

“The most beautiful villa, the exceptional staff, good food and hospitality. Made our stay fully wonderful, comfortable and memorable. Will miss all of it and hope to come back soon. Thank you and bless in the new year.”

Elaine W, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

January 9th, 2020 - January 13th, 2020

“Thank you for your warm service and smiles and staying up late during our events nights. Especially to Tina, Ratna an Agung who were very excellent in service ”

Elaine W & Bali Gang, Singapore - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

January 1st, 2020 - January 6th, 2020

“Amazing villa! Amazing staff! Thank you so much for a memorable stay to all of the staff Pandawa Cliff Estate. Happy new year 2020. ”

Michalewski family, Poland - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

December 31st, 2019 - January 5th, 2020

“Thank you so much for the amazing experience here at Pandawa Cliff Estate! Everyone here was so welcoming and helpful, the service was just fantastic. You think of every detail and take care of every need and you're patient and understanding of all our changes. Great destination, great service, quiet and peaceful. Very close to surfing beaches and wonderful views of the Indian ocean. Beautiful location and gorgeous house. But the very best part, the amazing staff who are always doing their best to make us feel pampered and cared for. We're really humbled by the hospitality and care by the Pandawa staff. Thank you.”

Julie M, United States - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

December 28th, 2019 - December 30th, 2019

“Terima kasih kepada semua pelayan yang di villa ini, semuanya ramah dan sangat cepat dalam menangani masalah. Makanan sanagat TOP. Tentu saja akan kembali lagi tahun depan bersama seluruh keluarga.”

Mr. H, Indonesia - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - The Pala

December 25th, 2019 - January 1st, 2020

“Gorgeous villa! Best part of everyday in Bali was returning to this villa and jumping into the pool. Comfortable, clean and serene. Staff was incredible, friendly, helpful, always with a smile. Sugi, Indra and Moko were so gracious. Our drivers were extremely helpful. All of the staff took extra care of my grandmother to make sure she was comfortable. Can't wait to return to Pandawa Cliff Estate - best part of Bali. ”

Rishvika & family, Philippines - Stayed at Pandawa Cliff Estate - Villa Marie

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