Kayumanis Jimbaran – Your Luxurious Private Villa in Bali

Kayumanis Jimbaran – Your Luxurious Private Villa in Bali


If you need to recharge your batteries, a stay at Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa is the perfect solution. These luxurious private villas each come with their own swimming pool and the friendly staff will make you feel right at home.

First Impressions of Kayumanis Jimbaran

Before our stay, the Kayumanis team sent us a guest profile form so that they could tailor our stay according to our preference. You can choose everything from a free newspaper and fruit in your villa, to the type of music you would like played – we opted for traditional Balinese. They also ask the purpose of your visit, whether for leisure, a honeymoon, birthday or wedding anniversary and the reason would later become apparent. Not only that, they also offer a free pickup service from the airport. It was great to be welcomed with an air conditioned car, complete with pillows, refreshing hand towels and bottled water. We were visiting Bali for the first time as media partners of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, and Jimbaran was the ideal place to start our exploration of the island.

Checking In at Kayumanis Jimbaran

Arriving at the estate we were warmly welcomed by the staff. It’s always nice to be offered a welcoming drink upon check in but Kayumanis take this to the next level by giving you a menu to choose between two mocktails and three cocktails. Check in itself was a very relaxed and speedy affair. Once during our stay, we were at reception whilst a Chinese lady with a very young baby arrived. I noticed that her check in was arranged by a Chinese speaking member of staff who was herself pregnant – they seem to tailor everything they do to each individual guest.

Kayumanis Jimbaran receptionAccommodation at Kayumanis Jimbaran

The villas at Kayumanis Jimbaran are amongst the most luxurious that I have come across. You enter via your own front door, into a huge space with walls on all sides for complete privacy – around 500 square metres.

Jimbaran private villasEach one is individually named and ours was christened Klungah, the inside skin of a young coconut. The name Kayumanis means cinnamon and they’d provided cinnamon sticks inside the villa for dipping into your tea or coffee. Check out our guided tour of the villa here.

The private swimming pool is full-sized, has a water feature and is surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers. I couldn’t wait to take a dip! There are also comfy sunbeds by the side so you can top up your tan.

Kayumanis Jimbaran private pool
The outdoor living space is very well designed with a high roof to give shade and a fully equipped kitchen should you wish to prepare something to eat yourself. Having said that, each villa has its own private butler and you can request 24 hour room service, so it may not get much use 😉

Kayumanis private villasAt Kayumanis Jimbaran you can book a one or two bedroom villa, and ours was a two bedroom with a spacious master bedroom. Featuring a king-size canopied bed,  there were also cotton kimonos to relax in and a plasma TV. You can close the curtains completely if you want extra protection from mosquitoes, although staff also light mosquito coils to ensure that you get no bites in the night.

Kayamnis BedThe second bedroom is conveniently located in a separate building within the villa. It can be set up with twin beds or as an office or space to practice yoga. The black and white checked fabric is highly symbolic in Balinese Hinduism. You’ll see it in all the temples and it signifies the spiritual balance of the physical and unseen worlds.

Jimbaran villa bedrooms
Both of the bedrooms have open-air bathrooms, and the master bathroom has somewhat of a spa atmosphere…especially with the little surprise that the staff had in store for us! I felt like I was in the rose petal scene from American Beauty.

Kayumanis bathThe outdoor shower was also great fun and stocked with fluffy towels and toiletries in little ceramic pots.

Kayumanis showerLittle extras at Kayumanis Jimbaran

There were so many thoughtful touches, from the rose petal bath to the complimentary fruit upon arrival. There’s also a complimentary fully stocked mini bar, fresh flowers and free wifi.

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However my favourite has to be this cake awaiting us upon arrival – now I know why they had asked us whether we were celebrating anything! Younger guests are not forgotten either, with children’s size bathrobes and slippers, a children’s spa menu and children’s dining menu to name but a few.

Kayumanis cake
Spa at Kayumanis Jimbaran

Kayumanis Jimbaran is well known for its award-winning spa, located within the estate grounds in its own private villa. We were booked in for a ninety minute couples’ massage, a welcome treatment after two flights to Bali from London via Doha. The spa has a very serene atmosphere and the therapists will talk you through all the treatment options. Whilst sipping a refreshing drink, you are asked to select one of three essential oils and to specify whether you want a soft, medium or firm massage. Next you’ll go through to the treatment room where you’ll enjoy an aromatherapy foot bath, although if you prefer a massage in your villa that is also easily arranged. Finally our therapists began our body treatment, combining Balinese, “lomi lomi” or Hawaiian and therapeutic massage techniques. Never one to do things by halves, I had selected the firm version and it was very effective in relieving tension in my shoulders and back. Mr Luxe  perhaps more sensibly opted for the medium pressure version and pronounced it extremely relaxing.

Kayumanis spaWhat to see near Kayumanis Jimbaran

This particular side of the island is very laid back and the beach, located right behind the property, is virtually deserted in the daytime. When it cools down in the early evening, you’ll come across fishermen and local families.

Jimbaran beachThe sunsets in Jimbaran are definitely not to be missed, and this is the perfect vantage point.

Sunset Jimbaran beachAs a guest of Kayumanis, you will also have access to the beach club at the neighbouring hotel. There’s also a free shuttle service from the estate to Nusa Dua where Kayumanis have another stunning property. Less than 30 minutes away you’ll find the famous Uluwatu temple. Right opposite the estate there’s actually a disused hotel in a former temple. When visiting a working temple it’s advisable to wear a sarong to cover your legs.

Jimbaran templeDining at Kayumanis Jimbaran

Tapis is a wonderful place to experience local Indonesian cuisine and has the advantage of being located right inside the property. With a traditional thatched dining pavilion, you can eat in the shade or inside the air-conditioned restaurant. We chose to dine in our villa since we were tired from the flights, opting for the Indonesian set menu. Using only the freshest market produce, teamed with exotic spices, it’s a real treat for your tastebuds.

Kayumanis Jimbaran butlerWe feasted on crispy appetizers before tucking into our starter, sop sari laut, a warming turmeric soup with sweetcorn and seafood. The spice gave it a welcome kick and the seafood was delicious. The main course was opor ayam bakar, a substantial grilled chicken leg in a tasty coriander and coconut sauce, served with Indonesian vegetables and steamed rice.

Tapis Restaurant JimbaranTo finish, we tasted lapis asam manis, a cinnamon layer cake filled with coconut ice cream and candied tamarind with salak compote. I hadn’t tried salak or snake fruit before, it has a juicy citrusy taste that I really liked.

Kayumanis Jimbaran dessertBreakfast at Kayumanis Jimbaran

For breakfast, you can also choose to take it in your room although we preferred to visit Tapis restaurant. The best thing is that there is no time limit so you can have it whenever you wish. There are lots of options on the menu including European croissants however we wanted to experience the Balinese breakfast, you soon get used to eating curry three times a day! We loved the nasi goreng and other specialties.

Kayumanis breakfastAfternoon tea at Kayumanis Jimbaran

Another nice touch at Kayumanis Jimbaran is their complimentary afternoon tea, that you can take in Tapis or your villa. It’s a lovely mix of club sandwiches, fruit tartlets and jellies.

Kayumanis teaFinal thoughts about Kayumanis Jimbaran

Kayumanis pride themselves on three things – the genuine warmth of their staff, the privacy of their villas and the sense of space that you feel in their properties. We certainly felt that they excelled in all three areas and I’d love to return to visit another of    their properties in Nusa Dua, Sanur or Ubud!

Book your stay at Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa, Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran 80364, Bali,Indonesia

Read my Beginner’s Guide to Bali if you are planning a trip.

Kayumanis Jimbaran team

  • Oh my goodness Suze, I don’t even know what to say – this hotel sounds absolutely perfect! I love how they personalise each stay – it really does bring luxury to life for every single guest. The villa looks absolutely incredible – and I really love that they offer complimentary afternoon tea!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

    • We really enjoyed the afternoon tea, kept us going until dinner time!

  • Wow this place looks beautiful! When we went to Bali, we only stayed at Nusa Dua but I do now wish we’d hopped around a bit and stayed in Jimbaran too.

    • I would have loved to fit in Nusa Dua but we didn’t get time, guess I will have to return and visit!

  • This place is perfect for a romantic getaway!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Exactly right Candice though I think it’s also pretty good for familiies as you don’t need to worry about children running off

  • This looks absolutely amazing! My husband and I are heading to Bali in 2016 for our second wedding anniversary so I will do some research into this place! A private pool and complimentary afternoon tea just sounds insane!

    • It’s a wonderful place for a second wedding anniversary, they really pull out all the stops

  • stylentonic Constantinos

    I wish I was there with you! xxx

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    • I wish I was back there now, it is cold and grey in London today Constantinos!

  • Violette

    Everything looks amazing and so romantic! xx

    V.
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    • It’s very romantic, the petal bath was lovely and the cake was too

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    I just love the amazing accommodation and hospitality in Bali. The Kayumanis looks gorgeous and the afternoon tea looks so tasty!

    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

    • The hospitality is amazing and that afternoon tea was the perfect pick me up!

  • Missy May

    This is just WOW!! I love everything about this place. Great shots!!

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  • Looks like heaven! Hope to make it to Bali this winter
    Kisses, Lucy
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  • Catherine Lux

    Oh Suze, it looks like such a dreamy place! That pool is stunning!

    C x | Lux Life

  • Ellie Adams

    Oh wow, this looks and sounds so so gorgeous. The little touches were so cute and the bath, dreamy!

    Elle
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    xx

    • The little touches really made our stay stand out, it was all so well thought through

  • Paola

    Oh, that pool!!!!! Such a damn cool place!!!!

    Kisses, Paola.

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    • Very cool indeed though luckily the pool was nice and warm 😉

  • Oh how lush!!

    Can you keep a secret Suze? I’ve never been to Bali, despite it being a hop and skip away from my home city of Kuala Lumpur! (That’s like a Londoner saying she’s never been to Paris…ummmm). I’m going to K.L for a month sooooon and I’m so tempted to nip off to Bali for a weekend…your posts have given me some ideas… 😉 x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

    • You totally should Jasiminne! I’d love to visit KL, how nice that you’re going for a whole month

  • Oh wow! This looks absolutely gorgeous! I really want to get in that pool!

    • You and me both, wish I was there rather than in grey London today

  • rakhshanda

    Oh dear, that looks like a dreamy place to stay in!! Love your pics Sarah!

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  • Funny, that’s the first thing that I thought of (the scene from American Beauty) haha. What a fantastic place it looks like, and certainly a luxe experience. Beautiful photos Suze. Thanks for giving us a drool worthy post. <3 /Madison
    Style Moments

    • Yes it certainly did feel like American Beauty and a very luxe moment! Hope your week has started well

  • Kayumanis Jimbaran looks absolutely gorgeous!! I’d love to visit Bali someday!

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    • I hope that you get the opportunity, Courtney, the country is amazing and this is a beautiful place to stay

  • Danielle

    I’m so busy and tired these days. I wish I were in Bali enjoying the view, food, and everything this marvelous hotel offers. Have a great week, Suze!

    Danielle
    http://www.spring2spring.com

    • I wish I was back there too, but I hope that you get some rest and feel better soon

  • rae

    Thanks for this amazingly extensive review. This place sounds absolutely amazing and would love to stay there one day. Looks like you guys had an incredible time!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • That’s very kind Rae, there was so much to write about. Kayumanis is definitely worth a visit

  • K.

    I can’t begin to tell you how long I’ve been on this post Suze. I am so loving Bali. The villa is amazing. I am just in love. Thanks for allowing me to dream through this post.

    Kia / KTS
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    • Oh thank you Kia, I’ve got lots more to write about for Bali, and this villa was a great place from which to explore it

  • I’ve been so looking forward to reading this post Suze!! Loved this place so so much – one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed and I’m so glad you felt the same way! Such a lovely photo of you two with Made and Prayudi – the staff were just unimaginably welcoming and friendly 🙂 I would love love love to return to Bali and to Kayumanis again one day! We had a little anniversary cake too and I did exactly what you did as soon as I saw that pool, forget unpacking!!

    • I do hope that you get to return, Shikha – they spoke so fondly of you and the welcome was so genuine that we were sad to leave!

  • Yay! I’ve been looking forward to this travel diary! This was a brilliant read Suze, you covered so many factors; I love the sound of being able to tailor your stay in advance down the final details such as your music preferences 🙂 I love the idea of open-air bathrooms and the afternoon tea’s setting looks dreamy!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

    • The open air bathroom was a highlight, I was wondering if there would be any creepy crawlies but thankfully there weren’t!

  • Now this is what travel dreams are made of!

  • Who wouldn’t want to stay at such a paradise-like location?! The location as well as the food look amazing.

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  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a dream, and Happy Wedding Anniversary! The desert looks delicious!

    Much love,

    Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

    • That’s very sweet Vanessa, it was a great place to spend a wedding anniversary and the dessert was lovely

  • Truly stunning and a luxurious play to stay! Everything looks perfect and beautiful! The food looks delicious

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    • The food was really tasty, not too spicy but with lots of flavour

  • Diane

    Wow!! These photos are truly stunning!! What a beautiful place!!

    Diane

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  • Trang Do

    Wow! Amazing photography!! Love all these photos!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Currently reading this while wrapped up on the couch in a blanket. Equal parts jealous and cold 😉

    • Makes a contrast to the grey London skies doesn’t it! Wish I was there

  • Aaahhhh summer feels! <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

  • What an absolutely amazing spot for an anniversary!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • It was the perfect place to celebrate an anniversary, Ashley

  • I haven’t been to Bali before but I would love to visit one day. Your photos look incredible! Love Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

  • Dressed With Soul

    I see you had definitely a perfect vacation! Thanks for sharing this especially because one of my colleagues is at the moment in Australia and plans to visit Bali 🙂 Wish you a wonderful week!

    xx from
    Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  • Oh wow… What an amazing place to celebrate your anniversary! Everything looks absolutely beautiful!

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  • Corinne C

    It looks like they pay such attention to the detail of their guests. Glad you have a lovely time.

    Corinne x
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  • What an amazing experience this must have been! That private pool looks so inviting, would love to visit here someday 🙂

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    • You just can’t beat a private pool for complete relaxation!

  • Alfredo Ciano

    Suze : the Pearl of Bali…

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  • sprinklesofstyle

    Wow – these photos are absolutely beautiful! 🙂

    Layla xx

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  • Lucy

    Bali is beautiful, I love your first picture in the pool. The people, hotels and food we found exceptional. This looks like a wonderful luxurious villa Lucy x

  • Great detailed review! It looks like you share the same (fine!) tastes as us when it comes to hotels. We also stayed at the Kayumanis resorts in Bali, but not the Jimbaran Bay one – which does look particularly appealing. We stayed at Kayumanis Nusa Dua when we first arrived, and then later at Kayumanis Ubud, both beautiful. You can see our story on these 2 Kayumanis properties here 🙂 http://www.sandinmysuitcase.com/kayumanis-villas-bali/

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