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August 6, 2014

Sungai Bali

By Chris Boyle

Sungai Platinum Residence / Sungai Bali

Sungai Platinum is the ultimate in sophisticated and multi-awarded luxe villa living in Bali, committed to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, and exceptional service, epitomising a very personal and choreographed experience.

It is Bali’s version of a luxury lodge but for exclusive-use bookings only. Intimate and bespoke, it’s aimed unashamedly at the high-end international traveler looking for luxury experiential accommodation and adventure in Bali. But Sungai’s ‘luxury’ also comes from its restraint, its confidence in knowing that the spare beauty of this very special place needs little embellishment, and in recognizing that travelers’ definition of extravagance has matured since the 90s to become more experiential and pared-down.

Top Suite: Sungai Platinum Residence 

Terrace Pool / Sungai Bali

Number of rooms in suite: Five

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of bathrooms: Seven, including three indoor/outdoor bathrooms with couples’ baths, double showers, vast dual vanities; two indoor/outdoor bathrooms without baths, single showers, dual vanities; and two powder rooms complete with indoor showers.

Number of villas and suites in hotel: One

Suite style: Off-white terrazzo, traditional Balinese thatched roofing and vast ceilings, plus khaki soft furnishings and whitewashed teak.

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Key selling points: Sungai Bali is a distinguished luxury villa with the sophistication, inclusions, and full service of the finest hotel, but with the privacy and exclusivity of a private residence. Unique in Bali, this isn’t one of a complex of villas, not a villa within a hotel, but a truly private ‘one-off.’ Floating above a river, beneath a towering canopy of rainforest, Sungai includes a couples’ spa facility, in-house yoga, guest-only dining rooms, pools, drivers, and 15 staff including five chefs, all dedicated to you alone.

Whether you need a break, a rest, a little pampering, some refreshment, or just a whole lot of cosseting, there is nothing quite like this property, an amazing synergy of comfort and indulgence, focusing on the luxury of time for people looking for a more personal, bespoke hotel experience, with staff who know your name, your favorite drink, and can arrange a restaurant reservation, in-house spa treatment, or simply point you in the right direction, within minutes of you deciding to do something. Everything at Sungai is flawless and luxurious, but at the same time completely unpretentious. You won’t see any other guests and your experience will be bespoke – exactly as you want it.



  • Square footage: 9,400 (exclusive private gardens: 18,575)
  • Nightly rate: $2,500

Owner and Director Pamela Hayes

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia





Special Services

Included in your stay at Sungai Bali, you will receive chauffeur transfer to and from the private jet terminal where you’ll be greeted by the villa manager who will act as a personal assistance/concierge during your stay, daily breakfast, mini-massage on arrival, comprehensive childcare, and a villa staff of 15, including two spa therapists and five chefs who prepare made-to-order meals daily.


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