Seminyak’s brightest new star, The Layar features distinctive pitched roofs that taper dramatically to the ground like the triangular rigging of traditional fishing boats – hence the nautically inspired name (Layar is Indonesian for sails). These steeply sloping geometric roof planes combine with curved and angled walls to create exciting light-filled split-level open spaces that flow seamlessly across the private swimming pool into the garden. This is truly open-plan tropical living at its best!
At the heart of The Layar’s two-bedroom villas is a two-tiered living area, above which floats a mezzanine media room where banks of comfortable sofas gaze down towards the pool.
Sun loungers stretch out on the pool deck, while a jacuzzi and tiered shallow steps offer tempting spots for cooling-off in the water. Screened by a curved wall of India stone is the king-bedded master suite, whose glamorous garden bathroom is fitted with a large tub. The guest bedroom, also king-bedded and with a gorgeous bathroom, is just as enticing and secluded.
The Layar is run as a boutique hotel, with staff taking care of 23 villas – each set in its very own garden in an elevated setting that creates a sense of openness and space that’s rare in this most popular of Bali’s resort areas. While each villa has a well-equipped kitchen, there’s an excellent room service menu, and guests can also book a chef for a sumptuous poolside seafood barbecue or opt to dine at the fabulous Italian Restaurant, Settimo Cielo perched at the front of the estate.
With its dynamic design, five-star service and stand-out location, The Layar will appeal to design-savvy families and groups of friends who appreciate the privacy and luxury of their own villa while relishing the accessibility of Bali’s best restaurants, bars, shops and surf breaks just a short stroll away.