The heavy antique gates of Villa Hansa immediately set a tone of exquisite style. The gates open to a stone staircase flanked by fish- and lotus-flower-filled-ponds and fragrant frangipani trees.
An ancient timber joglo is repurposed to create a chic living space adorned with a stunning collection of precious Indonesian artefacts. Ceiling-to-floor glass overlooks a lush slice of this delicious estate, and beyond to traditionally farmed rice terraces.
Seven luxurious bedrooms are spaced throughout the estate, providing an ideal arrangement for extended families or groups of friends to enjoy blissful privacy. Expansive lawns separate the buildings, dotted with shady daybeds set within the established tropical gardens that also forge secluded spaces.
At the centre of Villa Hansa is an 18-metre swimming pool, which is crowned by an open-fronted entertainment space and bordered by sun loungers, cushioned daybeds and a freshwater shower carved from stone. Beyond the pool a large balé with charming views of the river and surrounding rice fields houses a pool table, abundant seating and a barbecue.
The epic master suite presides over an entire wing of the villa in a converted joglo overlooking a private 12-metre swimming pool flanked with sun decks and a balé. This suite is connected to a movie room that adjoins a timber gladak, which makes a perfect bedroom for young children.
A team of ten staff ensures seamless service while the chef prepares gorgeous Indonesian and western meals. The manager is a spiritual guide and every full moon at Villa Hansa is celebrated with centuries old ceremonies at the riverside temple. Guests can enjoy days of relaxation by the pool and easy strolls to the beach offering an abundance of intriguing local scenes, from farmers tending their rice fields to the making of bamboo leaf cenang offerings and children practising traditional dances.