Ten years after work began, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is finally complete, with the opening of the final phase of construction: the 43 private villas. This brings the accommodation offering at the ultra-luxurious Nusa Dua property to 475 rooms, suites and villas.
The two-storey villas come with one, two or three bedrooms and afford complete privacy.
They have plunge pools and spacious outdoor terraces and are designed by Indonesian architect, Budiman Hendropurnomo the much awarded founder of Denton Corker Marshal Indonesia. Known as Duta Cermat Mandiri in Indonesia, its designs include the sustainable and artful Australian Embassy in Jakarta.
Interiors by Jakarta-based Trivium Design Group reference the best of the Balinese aesthetic, bringing its wood, stone, bamboo and woven textile stylings into the cool, contemporary elegance that is the Kempinski hallmark.
The Sriwijaya two-bedroom villas range from 200 to 460 square metres, and have a rooftop lounge and dining area. The Majapahit three-bedroom villas range from 637 to 891 square metres, have private gardens and outdoor living, and kitchens.
The three-bedroom Nusantara Presidential Villa has a jaw-dropping 1379 square metres of indoor-outdoor space, with an 18-metre swimming pool on the ground floor and eight-metre infinity pool on the upper level.
It has a fully equipped kitchen and direct access to the Apurva Wedding Chapel.
The luxurious resort has six restaurants and bars, plus a private lounge for villa guests, offering check-in, all day snacks, sundowner drinks and a dedicated "Lady in Red", Kempinski's butler/concierge service, tending to villa guest requests.
Villas from $955.50 a night; see Kempinski.com