Villa Ylang Ylang has nine key staff, including three senior members, working on an eight- hour shift system. Many of the team have multi-functional roles and have been employed from the start, so come armed with years of experience.
With the villa’s illustrious guest list and numerous high-brow events and gatherings hosted here, staff are proficient in service, social and entertainment skills, but still retain their unfailing Balinese charm. Additional staff can be hired for special functions.
Kadek is an accomplished and experienced chef, well-versed in entertaining and culinary skills. She exceeds expectations in her broad array of gourmet western and Asian dishes.
Dewa will greet you at check-in and also doubles as a butler. Amongst other duties, he’s a dab-hand at concocting sunset cocktails.
Made takes care of the villa’s beautifully landscaped gardens, immaculate lawns and tropical foliage, plus pool maintenance.
Another senior staff member, Ketut’s role includes anything from serving food to keeping your bedroom immaculate and organising yoga instructors.
Also named Kadek, this junior staff member assists the chef in the kitchen, especially at breakfast time.
Ayu works with housekeeping and manages all the laundry.
The third senior staff member, Wayan, also divides his role as necessary, whether it be for maintenance or butler duties.
Dewa and Nyoman are your two nighttime security guards, ever-vigilant but without imposing on guest privacy. For further peace of mind, additional security back-up is provided by a local neighbourhood watch system.
Approached through Saba village, with its idyllic scenery of verdant rice fields and coconut groves, this beachfront property resting on landscaped gardens and facing the Indian Ocean’s crashing surf is a spectacular sight. Contemporary Asian in design and lavishly appointed, the architectural grandeur of this six-bedroom property emphasises majestic dimensions to create an atmosphere of serenity and refinement.
At Villa Ylang Ylang, the pursuit of relaxation is amply catered for with a gym and infrared sauna, a top-notch theatre room and a series of intimate, luxurious outdoor spaces, while epicurean pursuits are more than satisfied by the kitchen, which produces fine dining par excellence.
Built in 2002 and lovingly designed and furnished by its owner, Villa Ylang Ylang hints of Versace and European sophistication: an elegant black and gold theme permeates throughout, while furnishings are fashioned from the finest imported fabrics. Food is served on gold plates, pool towels are by Chanel and several precious glass sculptures by the celebrated Japanese Artist Seiki ornament the villa. Guests have included international celebrities and royalty, discreetly served by the experienced yet charming villa staff.
Villa Ylang Ylang, however, is much, much more than a luxury beachside residence. The villa is named after the fragrant Ylang Ylang flower, renowned for bringing harmony, peace, warmth and passion, and its mantra is ‘passionate serenity’, which is exactly what you will find here. Radiating a positive and rejuvenating energy, Villa Ylang Ylang’s wildly beautiful beachside setting is therapeutic in itself, but add the yoga and spa treatments, health-conscious food and calming chill-out zones and you have a magical retreat. Secluded and peaceful, you may not want to leave this destination villa, but should you venture out you are within easy driving distance of many of Bali’s tourist attractions and natural splendours.