The contemporary Bali style architecture at The Arsana Estate incorporates Feng Shui, spiritual, symbolic and Western spacial elements, as well as bold colour-themed interior design aesthetics, surrounded by the ever-present embrace of the jungle and river. Approached via an enchanting courtyard, an avenue of palms and a dramatic, four-metre-wide stairway, the main U-shaped pavilion presides over the gardens and swimming pool. Here, a grand entrance hall is flanked by two wings with an open-air terrace in-between. One wing comprises a living area, bar and TV room, and the other presents a dining room, feature kitchen and a games room. The living and dining spaces are wrapped in glass doors and windows that can be opened up for a semi-alfresco experience. The swimming pool, pool lounge and massage rooms are positioned on a lower level and linked by a waterfall from the terrace above. The five bedrooms are leisurely spread throughout the grounds, housed in stand-alone pavilions.
Arsana means ‘flow’ in Sanskrit, and not only does the villa’s name aptly describe the Sungi River that meanders past its lower boundary, but also the way The Arsana Estate’s individual bedroom and living pavilions cascade down the hillside into a valley of birdsong. Scores of eye-catching butterfly and bird species, including kingfishers, flit through the expansive terraced gardens and trees throughout the day, while the cicadas and frogs take over the nightshift with their chirping melodies and bass notes. Indeed, water features large at The Arsana Estate, where ponds, water walls, waterfalls, and an 18 x 8-metre swimming pool with a separate children’s section will refresh, relax and delight villa guests.
The villa’s sleek modern structures, with their ironwood shingle roofs and abundance of glass, reflect the ambiance of the location and the purity of the natural surroundings, while the interiors are characterised with a bold use of colour and super-comfortable furnishings. A fully stocked bar with red lanterns and matching cushioned bar stools is an obvious focal point, as is the home theatre and games room complete with a pool table. Valuable and renowned artworks line much of what solid wall space there is, while the front facade of the living pavilion is an abstract notion of floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows that remain open to the elements. The villa’s five double bedroom suites (all contain annexes suitable for children), each housed in its own private stand-alone pavilion, are spread leisurely across the terraces of the estate.
Fully outfitted for families, with a profusion of kids’ toys, plus games and activities for adults too! This stunning sanctuary with its team of personal butlers, housekeepers and chefs, offers guests nothing but pleasure and relaxation.