Batujimbar Estate, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Villa Batujimbar exemplifies everyone’s dream of a luxury Bali villa, with its Sanur beachfront location, its fascinating history and a celebrity guest list that boasts monarchs and rock legends.

This is where Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall tied the knot, Sting gave an impromptu concert, and Princess Diana retreated from the media glare.

When the current owner – who took over from Aman hotelier Adrian Zecha in the mid-1990s – first visited Batujimbar in the early 1970s, acclaimed Australian artist Donald Friend had already invited architect Geoffrey Bawa to apply his signature ‘tropical modernist’ style at the Batujimbar Estate.

Bawa created a harmonious relationship between buildings and landscape, influenced by the famed Balinese palaces at Amlapura and Klungkung and the water gardens of Tirta Gangga.

His moated Lembu Balé with its stately living area still commands center stage, and today provides an enchanting setting for wedding ceremonies.

Villa Batujimbar’s myriad living areas and 9 bedroom suites occupy a series of thatched pavilions enriched with museum-worthy paintings, heirloom artifacts and architectural treasures.

Within the meticulously maintained gardens, fountain-filled lotus ponds, moss-encrusted statuary, and intricately carved stone reliefs contribute to the villa’s unique character.

While its design pedigree might be firmly rooted in the past, the villa’s facilities will be welcomed by today’s discerning vacationer: a 20-meter swimming pool, private tennis court, a private chef and personal round-the-clock butlers to elevate your residency to regal levels.

Start your day with coffee at the beachfront balé, facing the island of Nusa Lembongan across the calm waters of Sanur bay.

After a breakfast served on heritage Jenggala tableware in the alfresco dining pavilion, slip through the ornate gateway onto the golden-sand beach for a swim or sprint along the promenade.

At day’s end, feast on dishes prepared by your private chef, or take a 5-minute stroll to the myriad restaurants that line Sanur’s main entertainment and shopping street. At any time of day, life at Villa Batujimbar is pretty perfect!

Batujimbar Estate, Sanur, South-east Bali, Indonesia
16 adults and 2 children (9 bedrooms: 8 with king-size beds, 1 with small twins)
2 additional beds available for an extra charge
Open-sided living pavilion, Lembu Balé lounge, poolside veranda, garden dining bale with table for 10, air-conditioned dining room with table for 12, beachfront balé, study and sitting room below master bedroom
20 x 7 x 17.5 meters
Villa manager, butlers, housekeepers, cook, gardeners, engineer, security
Masseuses and babysitters available on request (extra charge)
A wide variety of Balinese, Indonesian and international dishes are available for in-house dining
Fixed line PABX phones in all rooms, wireless broadband internet access
Satellite channel TVs, Bose speakers
A baby cot, high chair and toys are available on request
Full-size tennis court (rackets and balls supplied), and 2 canoes
Car and driver on standby for up to 8 hours at a special daily rate of USD35++ (excludes petrol)
Weddings and special events for up to 180 people (standing) and 150 people (sitting) can be arranged with prior notice
Barbecue grill, in-room safes, generator back-up, air-conditioning in all bedrooms
3000 sqm (villa), 5100 sqm (land)

– Ocean-side living pavilion with soaring vaulted roof and multiple seating areas
– Antiques-filled, fan-cooled living pavilion on the upper level of the Lembu Balé, reached by wide steps from both the pool and ocean side
– Air-conditioned dining room seating 12 in the Longhouse
– Additional garden living area in the Pool Pavilion, with kitchenette
– 20-meter swimming pool with large terrace furnished with loungers and sunshades
– Open-sided dining balé with antique marble table seating ten
– Relaxation balé set in water gardens
– Beachfront balé with views across the ocean towards Nusa Penida
– Tennis court
– A grand, 2-storey master suite, situated close to the ocean
– Study and sitting area on the ground floor with 4-seater table and bar area
– Upper floor bedroom with high thatched roof, teakwood flooring and antique rugs
– Furnished with an ornate, king-size, 4-poster bed and a comfortable sofa
– Large flat-screen TV
– Private furnished balcony overlooking the ocean
– WC adjoining the bedroom and a full bathroom on the ground floor
– 2 air-conditioned, master bedrooms opening onto the water garden terrace
– Each with a super-king 4-poster bed and large dressing area
– Ensuite bathrooms with walk-in rain shower
– Both rooms have 40-inch satellite TVs, safe and bar fridge
– 2 interconnected air-conditioned bedrooms with king-size beds
– Ensuite bathrooms with alfresco showers
– Both have private walled gardens with doors leading to the main garden.
– Beautifully adorned with antique Balinese doors and windows
– Both rooms have 40-inch satellite TVs, safe and bar fridge
– 2 split-level air-conditioned guest suites with individual access from the garden
– Upper-level bedrooms with king-size beds and treetop views
– WCs and washbasins adjoin each room
– Ground-level dressing areas, bathrooms with showers and statement bathtub
– Spiral staircases lead to bedrooms above
– Both rooms have 40-inch satellite TVs, safe and bar fridge
– One king-bedded room and one with small twin beds (suitable for children)
– On second level of a building by the villa entrance
– Both rooms air-conditioned, king room equipped with TV
– Rooms share a bathroom with separate WC and shower
– Ideal for a family or for a group of kids
Sanur Shops
0.15 km
Bali Beach Golf Course
3 km
15 km
Denpasar Airport
15 km
17 km
Bali Marine Park
21 km
24 km
52 km
Villa Batujimbar accords guests an extraordinary location right on the edge of Sanur Beach: a private gate leads directly from the villa gardens onto the footpath that stretches the length of the white sand swimming beach in both directions.
Privacy and peace are the promise of its privileged setting within the exclusive Batujimbar Estate, yet just 150 meters away is the buzz of Jalan Danau Tamblingan, Sanur’s main street, with its throng of restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Guests may pick up Bali’s famous Jenggala ceramics (originally created in the villa’s grounds decades ago), enjoy an espresso at Café Batu Jimbar, snack on sushi at Ryoshi, or dance to live music at Three Monkeys – all within a 5-minute walk.
There’s a good choice of water sports along the beach, a 9-hole golf course within a few kilometers, and the delights of dive- and surf-spot Nusa Lembongan a half-hour boat ride away.
Different rates for using
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 9 bedrooms


$1,290 $1,161/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Bali, Indonesia
A trip to Bali can be filled with culture, nature, art, the spiritual or, even better, all of these. Apart from the wealth of Bali attractions, from the spectacular beaches of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak, or Ubud’s cultural heart and picturesque terraced rice fields, the northeastern coastal towns and Lombok Island are hidden gems awaiting discovery.
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
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