Set Sail at The Layar, Seminyak
With its elusive fusion of high-tech architecture, cool design aesthetic and hot location, The Layar is sure to set the pulse racing.
The Layar features distinguished pitched roofs that slope dramatically to the ground, like the triangular rigging of traditional fishing boats - hence the naturally inspired name (Layar is Indonesian for sails). Cutting-edge contemporary architecture and super-chic interiors characterise the 23 villas, which offer stunning open-plan tropical living under the architects' signature angled, overlapping roofs. Each individual villa is set within a private landscaped garden with large swimming pool, and from one to four spacious bedroom suites.
Light, spacious and open-plan for easy entertaining, living areas at each of the villas flow smoothly out to the swimming pool and jacuzzi deck. Many of the villas have mezzanine-level media rooms, and all have plenty of comfortable seating areas. The lavish bedroom suites are oriented for an idyllic retreat. Every room, even the ensuite bathrooms, enjoys a foliage-fringed shower, a statuesque stone bathtub and garden views.
While each villa has a well-equipped kitchen, there's an excellent room-service menu. Guests can also book a chef for a delicious poolside seafood barbeque or dine at the fabulous Italian Restaurant, Settimo Cielo perched at the front of the villa.
The Layar's cool design, hot location and five-star service are definitely for those with strong aesthetic principles seeking original experiences.