One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personalised service provided by dedicated staff. Villa Ylang Ylang’s staff have been professionally trained and will do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly Balinese hospitality, but let your villa manager know how much staff presence you’re comfortable with – for example, at mealtimes only, or on hand to serve iced drinks throughout the day – and service can be tailored to suit your preferences.
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.
The kitchen can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Extensive suggestion menus are available, including vegetarian and children’s, but if alternative options are required, the chef and assistant are flexible and more than happy to discuss. Guests are requested to order at least one day in advance so that staff can provision and prepare in good time.
While the villa has large food preparation areas and is highly capable, it cannot operate on the same basis as a restaurant, accepting individual orders for every guest. It is appreciated if groups select the same dish or order shared dishes.
With Villa Ylang Ylang’s secluded location, the Villa’s chef is pivotal to guest enjoyment. Fortunately, resident chef Kadek is extremely talented; not only can she produce gourmet local specialties, Asian, European and fusion dishes, but on a fine-dining level you’d expect to find in an up market hotel.
Mealtimes here are an occasion; staff are well-versed in hosting guests ranging from families to VIPs, from buffets to elaborate sit-down dinners. In addition the villa’s multiple dining areas provide numerous possibilities, from poolside barbecues to three-course formal dinners at an exquisitely-set table.
Emphasis is on delicious, freshly-made and healthy food and Kadek can accommodate special diets such as Detox and South Beach, as well as other dietary requests. Even the beverages are discerning, with three coffee makers, 40 varieties of teas, a superb selection of fine wines and cosmopolitan cocktails.
Food and beverage charges
All food and beverage items are charged at cost price. Guests are requested to provide cash in advance; staff will then purchase the goods and keep receipts for reference. Costs are tallied up at the end of the stay, but can be checked on a day-to-day basis if preferred.
Conceived in perfect symbiosis with its natural surroundings, Villa Ylang Ylang maintains a philosophy of living life with passion and serenity. Offering yoga and spa treatments, fresh, wholesome food, infrared sauna and Balinese healing, this therapeutic spot unsurprisingly helps balance mind, body and soul.
The extensive in-house spa menu features local and Indonesian treatments such as Balinese massage, mandi lulur and cream bath, plus facials, pedicures and manicures. Spa treatments administered by outside spa providers can be enjoyed on the rooftop massage deck on two massage beds, within guestrooms and beachfront gazebo, or any other suitable outdoor setting. Staff can arrange appointments in advance.
The powerful spiritual vibe and glorious setting are also conducive to yoga and meditation. The owners have years of expertise in this field, gathering a discerning list of renowned yoga instructors and visiting yoga masters for private villa sessions. Yoga mats are provided, as is a delightful choice of peaceful places to practice, such as the river deck or rooftop yoga deck at dawn or sunset. Additionally, traditional Balinese healers can visit the villa for personalised health and cleansing ceremonies.
Located within the gym and overlooking the sea, the infrared sauna is a rejuvenating marvel. Health-giving benefits are extraordinary: a twenty-minute infrared session helps eliminate toxins, increase circulation, boost the immune system and promote weight loss and well-being.
Even the volcanic black sands on the beach offer therapeutic qualities – rich in minerals, locals are known to bury themselves in the sand here to maximize their healing properties!
Danielle V, United Kingdom
We had the most amazing time, the villa was beautiful and the staff were absolutely fantastic. ALL of them they looked after us in every way - the food outstanding and the villa was always clean. We would give all the staff 10/10 they were even amazing with the babies. It was better than a 5* hotel and we will recommend it to all our friends - the driver and the massage people were also fantastic.
January 4th, 2018 - January 15th, 2018
Luke G, Singapore
Fantastic stay, Thank you to all staff.
September 18th, 2017 - September 20th, 2017
Danielle V, United Kingdom
We love our stay at Ylang Ylang, and the people especially the staff, Dewa and Kadek. I enjoyed so much the swimming pool and the beach was amazing. Thank you very much.
September 2nd, 2017 - September 8th, 2017
Ashok P, Singapore
Dewa and the team did an excellent job in servicing us every day. Excellence facilities and service.
August 29th, 2017 - September 2nd, 2017
Ndumiso M, Australia
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Absolutely fantastic.
August 17th, 2017 - August 27th, 2017
Manish G, Indonesia
Everything is great, fabulous stay. Surely come again. Thank you.
June 20th, 2017 - June 22nd, 2017
Kevin P, China
A magical place on the beach in Bali. Our fourth trip to Bali was the best simply because we stayed at this fabulous vacation villa. Arriving with two other couples we found ourselves in a magical spot with a staff that responded quickly to every request. Manager Dewa made every effort to make our stay memorable and he succeeded in every way. The guys planned a surprise ceremony to renew everyone's vows. Dewa made the planning and execution of the surprise flawless and very easy despite the long distance. From flowers to officiant, food to dancers, he and the staff did an amazing job. The chef was top notch creating any kind of cultural dish with ease. No meal was less than perfect. The butler and house staff were excellent and made sure we always had a drink in hand... We are returning ....soon.
October 1st, 2016 - October 8th, 2016
Mr. Xingquan Y, China
Everything was excellent ! The food, the staff, and the service. Thank you very much !! We will come back...
August 10th, 2016 - August 15th, 2016
Joy M, Singapore
We have returned from Bali and had a wonderful time. Dewa and the staff did a fantastic job. The food was excellent too. Thank you so much!!
June 8th, 2016 - June 12th, 2016
Tria S, Indonesia
Everything is excellent thank you very much.
April 21st, 2016 - April 23rd, 2016
Amanda F, Australia
We had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was AMAZING and the staff were so friendly, happy and caring. We can't not recommend The Ylang Ylang enough. What a wonderful, relaxing holiday escape.Thank you to all the lovely staff.
April 4th, 2016 - April 15th, 2016
Irma L, Indonesia
We all enjoyed a relaxing stay at The Ylang Ylang. The staff were excellent. especially Kadek, she cooks like we were at home.
November 2nd, 2015 - November 12th, 2015
Paul H, Singapore
Tempat yang menakjubkan! Villa yang indah, dengan kamar yang bagus, kolam renang yang bagus dan layanan yang sangat baik. Berharap untuk pergi kembali ke sana lagi, setidaknya sekali dalam hidup saya! Tenang, damai, indah dan sangat bersih. Saya merekomendasikan tempat ini. Cocok untuk keluarga, pasangan dan single, bahkan untuk orang yang mencari tempat spiritual di bali.
October 17th, 2015 - October 24th, 2015
Milda R, Philippines
Great food! Staff very friendly and helpful.
July 27th, 2015 - July 28th, 2015
Tina P, Austria
Great stay, excellent staff. Tip Top!
July 12th, 2015 - July 20th, 2015
Kate A, Australia
We enjoyed a relaxing stay at Ylang-Ylang. The staff were fantastic; nothing was too much trouble. The East Coast area offers an authentic Bali experience, with stunning scenery, away from the crowds. Highly recommended.
June 29th, 2015 - June 30th, 2015
Yenny L, Indonesia
All EXCELLENT. Thanks for everything!
April 11th, 2015 - April 14th, 2015
Rose R, Australia
Fantastic experience and superb service, thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We all loved it here and felt every detail was well looked after.
April 2nd, 2015 - April 7th, 2015
Ravindran Krishnan, Singapore
The Villa and most of all the staff running the place, ...I.e everyone of them were simply magnificent. I'm already planning global corporate events along with many other trip back. Fantastic Staff and the food was simply excellent..!!!! I'll recommend ylang ylang to all my friends and family....Cheers.
June 6th, 2014 - June 12th, 2014
Luisa McCluskey, Australia
In all the years I have been coming and staying in Bali. This has to be the best.The staff very always helpful and nothing was a bother. I had my daughters wedding there and all i can say is amazing.
May 3rd, 2014 - May 7th, 2014
We went on christmas holidays with 7 young chidren...it was almost perfect...the villa provide many diferent spaces to isolate and take some rest.the view and the beach ( very local and natural environment) are a daily entertainment... The staff is abolutely great...profesional, warm and flexible...nice people. Great holidays in a great place. Too much sculpture in the garden but it´s a question of style!
December 22nd, 2013 - January 5th, 2014
Kailey Furniss, United States
The Ylang Ylang was absolutely amazing. We stayed there with all of our immediate family for our wedding and we were all over joyed with our stay. We became a bit spoiled where now I don't know if I can ever stay anywhere else! It was perfect. The grounds were breathtaking, the staff was more than attentive and kind, the rooms were so comfortable and the food was incredible! The pictures can not do this villa justice. From the moment you turn on the road leading up you feel like you are going to a royal palace, and the feeling continues throughout your stay.
May 8th, 2013 - May 12th, 2013
Helen Chalmers, Australia
I did send an email to Adya to compliment on the sensational staff at the villa , not forgetting Harry the driver we had who showed and told us so much about Bali. Our stay was memorable beacuse of these wonderful people, caring and kind. The villa I would go back tomorrow to stay in . We all loved our time there and would recommend to all. It really was FANTASTIC in EVERY way.The food was delicious and I truly could not fault the service provision in any way.We WILL return !!! Peaceful, calm, tranquil and a paradise. Many Thanks to all
October 20th, 2012 - October 25th, 2012
Michelle Law, United States
Our family loved staying at Villa Ylang Ylang. The food was outstanding, the staff was amazing (this was our second villa we stayed while in Bali so we could tell the difference) and the villa itself was gorgeous.
October 15th, 2012 - October 19th, 2012
The villa was just perfect!! Its beautiful, clean, tidy, and very private. The staffs are nice and friendly also. I would love to stay there again for holiday.
September 13th, 2012 - September 17th, 2012
David Broughton, Australia
Ylang Ylang has it all. Great facilities, great staff and great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa and could not have asked for a more ideal setting for our wedding.
June 27th, 2012 - June 30th, 2012
We loved our stay at the Ylang Ylang villa: contemporary design, beautiful swimming pool and amazing view. It was just great. Not to forget the very friendly and professional staff (including an amazing cook !! )
October 26th, 2011 - October 30th, 2011
The staff at the villa, especially Wayan and the kitchen staff, were very lovely and helpful. Service from them was excellent - they were always on standby and always took the initiative to ask if we needed anything. The chef's cooking was EXCELLENT! We asked for traditional balinese/ Indonesian food, and for it to be extra spicy, and we weren't disappointed! Absolutely fantastic, and the homemade sambals were to die for!!
September 30th, 2011 - October 3rd, 2011