Asia’s high-end villa vacations, Elite Havens has announced the addition of three new villas to its Bali portfolio and expects to add three more by the end of the year, expanding further into Nusa Lembongan. Partnering with Sandy Bay, which will handle the management of the villas while Elite Havens manages marketing, the move allows Elite Havens to increase its footprint in this tranquil island south-east of Bali. The company now offers consumers a choice of over 300 private luxury villas and chalets across Asia, at destinations such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Bali, Lombok, Sri Lanka, India, Japan and the Maldives.
Nusa Lembongan lies 12 kilometres south-east of Bali, easily connected to the mainland by ferries and boats. A laid-back and traffic-free escape awaits guests on the other side of a 25-minute boat ride from Sanur. With pristine white-sand beaches, lush mangrove forests, and a sprinkling of fabulous restaurants such as the famed Sandy Bay Beach Club, this serene island is ideal for guests who want to enjoy a more laid-back pace of life.
Its neighbouring island Nusa Ceningan can also be accessed from here via the iconic yellow bridge. And Nusa Penida, the largest of the three islands can be reached via a short boat ride and is best described as a timid and verdant island, imagine Bali with only a handful of tourists. It offers fantastic snorkelling and diving opportunities at Crystal and Manta Bay with untouched coral reefs and picturesque sunset views. Cultural aficionados will enjoy a visit to Goa Giri Putri, an intricately carved Balinese Hindu temple resting inside a limestone cave in the village of Karangsari.
Commenting on the association, Jon Stonham, CEO of Elite Havens said, “We are excited to venture into Bali’s other islands, such as its more discreet neighbour, Nusa Lembongan. Together with Sandy Bay, we share a vision of providing remarkable and unique travel experiences to the discerning traveller. We look forward to extending our hospitality towards their customers at our luxury homes across destinations, and to take this relationship to great heights and success.”
Named after Sandy Bay, tucked away on the west coast of Nusa Lembongan next to Devil’s Tear, the company also manages Sandy Bay Beach Club – a restaurant boasting rustic beach-chic elegance, set against the backdrop of nature’s raw beauty.
This partnership complements Elite Haven’s existing portfolio in Nusa Lembongan which includes some of the most lavish luxury homes on the island. A quaint paradise off the tourist map, Nusa Lembongan is idyllic and perfect for a relaxing vacation. The new properties include three-bedroom Casa del Mar which sits majestically atop a low cliff, overlooking breathtaking vistas of the ocean and Bali’s famed volcano, Mount Agung. Delightful outdoor spaces around an ocean-facing swimming pool and high sloping roofs spell island paradise. Those seeking barefoot holidays will love The Beach Shack which stands apart due to its chic décor, absolute beachfront location and three spacious bedrooms. Meanwhile, Villa Kirana is a pleasant one-bedroom garden villa, perfect for small families and honeymooning couples, nestled amongst the native gamal trees in the renowned Sandy Bay area.