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 pool into the garden. This is truly open-plan tropical living at its best!
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.
Careful thought has been given to the romantic living areas at each of The Layar’s one-bedroom villas, resulting in a wonderful sense of space, openness and flow that couples will appreciate. Relaxation comes easy courtesy of custom-designed teakwood sofas, loungers on the pool deck and a tiered shallow section of the pool just made for lazing in the sun. The large, light-filled bedroom features a king-size bed, stylish seating area and sliding doors to the pool deck. In the ensuite garden bathroom is a foliage-fringed shower and a decadently statuesque stone bathtub.
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.