Villa Asta - Dining area at night

Dining

Villa Asta’s personal chef and his experienced team are at your service to whip up everything from poolside snacks to multi-course banquets in the fully equipped, open-air service kitchen by the dining pavilion. Complimentary daily breakfast is provided from a choice of six different breakfast menus, including American, Indonesian, healthy, kids and the Asta Special – a firm favourite featuring perfectly cooked Eggs Benedict or Florentine.

For other meals and snacks, there is an extensive, reasonably priced menu of delicious Asian and international dishes caters to all tastes, with an excellent selection of vegetarian and children’s options. The special buffet and barbecue dinner menus garner accolades, especially those featuring seafood or local favourite - beef rendang. And a stay is not complete without sampling the chef’s pepes ikan (fish steamed in banana leaf), satay ayam (chicken satay on bamboo skewers), and pisang goring (fried banana served with ice cream).

The chef is also more than happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements, or cook other dishes on request. The staff will run errands for you and purchase items from the local deli and supermarkets on guest account.

Villa Asta’s staff also includes two highly experienced cocktail bartenders who take delight in concocting your favourite cocktails upon request; there’s also a realistically priced menu of wines, spirits and cocktails.

Villa Asta – Seminyak 5 bedroom beach villa, Bali Elite Havens

Villa Asta weaves its magic the moment you walk through the entrance and glimpse the pool, shimmering beyond a waterfall, framed within a circular opening in the wall. Flowing water features are everywhere; in addition to the dramatic free-form swimming pool at the villa's heart, there’s a 12-metre plunge pool next to the master bedroom pavilion, linked by an expanse of koi ponds to the two open-sided living and dining pavilions.

This is a fantastic villa for families – it was designed by internationally renowned architect Guy Morgan for two friends seeking a place for their young families to holiday together, so there’s plenty to amuse kids (of all ages) as well as lots of welcome grown-up space. And parents can relax and enjoy their holiday knowing their children are having a great time within the secure villa grounds.

The main pool provides plenty of entertainment, with shallow tiers for wallowing and a deep section beneath a two-storey thatched balé with a viewing platform looking out over the rice fields. At the far end of the pool the huge upper-floor games room also promises hours of fun, with its pool table, table tennis, home theatre and computer. Just behind is a badminton / volleyball court - a complete kids’ zone!

Below the games room, three twin bedrooms can be converted to kings making them equally suitable for adults (each also has two handy roll-away beds for extra young guests). Providing a calm environment at the other end of the villa is the two-bedroomed master pavilion with its own large plunge pool.

With so much on offer, there’s little call to leave the villa – especially because among the delightfully professional staff is an excellent chef adept at whipping up meals that would give some of Bali’s famed restaurants a run for their money. But it’s good to know Batubelig Beach is only a short walk away, and a car and driver is available for an additional cost to whisk guests to nearby Seminyak, or further afield to explore the island.

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