SABA Villas Bali – Two Aussie mates, over much red wine, create a private estate that would pave the way for Canggu and interconnecting villas.
Seven years ago, two good friends from Australia were having dinner in Bali. They had each travelled the world whilst working in the Oil and Gas industry, and were discussing their mutual love for the island. The pair hatched an idea to create a private villa estate in Bali for friends and family to enjoy with top service and high-end facilities – but with the ultimate goal to truly capture the essence of that “something special” that everyone who has been to Bali so dearly understands.
So, in the then quiet and secluded area of Canggu, they found a plot of land, which at that time was surrounded by rice fields. They commissioned the award-winning architect Ross Franklin to design and build a complex of 5 villas that had a revolutionary impact on the design for future vacation rental properties. This interconnecting design would become the norm years ahead as Canggu went from a quiet village to an exclusive expat and luxury traveller enclave.
The whole SABA concept of architectural design and flow was created around the Wayang puppets, known as the five Pandawa, which means the five sons of Pandu. The villas are named after each of the brothers: Yudhistira, Bima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sadewa. Each son has his own unique character traits, which you will see portrayed in the respective villa. All the villas can be interconnected to create a 9 bedroom property that, set amongst the curated gardens and carefully chosen art pieces, all boast their own private pools, open air living and dining pavilions, full size kitchen and mini bar, as well as ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom.
The SABA team comprises a villa manager, assistant manager, butlers, chefs, gardeners and security. They are all there to ensure you are completely at home; requests can be arranged seamlessly. Many of the staff have been with the villa since the beginning and hence why the attention to detail – from your airport pickup in the SABA car, to the welcome reception and a smooth and seamless transition into your home whilst in Bali – is amongst the best service you will find anywhere in Bali.
We invite you to come and see for yourself how SABA has captured and bottled that Balinese essence in its truest form, translated into your home away from home.
Written by: Leigh Pulford – SABA Villas Bali is marketed by the Opulence Lifestyle Group Limited