Villa Melissa | Managed by The Luxe Nomad



Bali is well-known for its culture, an important part of which are dance performances. Many of these can be held on the beach in front of your villa. The Kecak dance, which can involve up to 300 dancers, can be arranged for you with a few days notice. Simply ask your butler to tell you about Balinese dances which are suitable for your own performance on the beachfront.



Melissa shares an all-weather tennis court with night-lighting, so pack your racquets if tennis is your game. If you’re into keeping fit, we can introduce you to a personal trainer; if you’d like to learn to surf, an instructor can visit and teach you in the ocean in front of the villa. For a somewhat more relaxing time, a yoga teacher will take you for a class; and, of course, we can arrange a massage therapist to call.



In addition, there are literally hundreds of outside activities you can enjoy in Bali.These might include the usual tourist outings. No visit to Bali would be complete without a visit to the mountains of the interior, to one of the important temples such as Tanah Lot, Uluwatu or Besakih, or to the art markets of Ubud or Sukawati. Talk to your butler about an itinerary that will cover the place you’re interested in seeing.



Ocean Temple


From the volcanic mountains down to the surf-lapped shoreline, the Tabanan Regency in Bali’s picturesque west reveals hidden gems. Away from the island’s well-beaten tourist trails, you get a sense of the ‘real Bali’. Decide how you want to experience and explore it. Whether the aim is to better understand indigenous cultures and the local community, or to appreciate the splendour of the region’s flora and fauna, your concierge team can tailor one-of-a-kind excursions and activities. They can also organise tours that include these activities:
  • Explore the cooler air at the higher altitude of Bedugul’s lively fruit and vegetable markets and admire Beratan Lake and its floating temple
  • Visit the sacred temple of Uluwatu followed by a traditional ‘kecak’ dance and a romantic seafood dinner on the beach at Jimbaran
  • Find the perfect gifts and mingle with artisans in the villages of Tohpati, Celuk, Batuan and Mas
  • Be adventurous and try river kayaking or white-water rafting
  • Explore in a different way with mountain biking and jungle trekking on Bali’s volcanoes
  • Have fun with the whole family at the Bali Marine and Safari Park
  • Visit wildlife at special parks devoted to birds, butterflies, monkeys and elephants. Kids will have a fabulous time!
  • Organise a dive to explore Bali’s precious coral reefs, or try a fishing expedition
  • Learn to surf with professionals
  • Sailing, parasailing and other water sports
  • Spot dolphins on the north coast or try a romantic horse-riding tour at sunset on the beach
  • Explore the outer islands on a cruise for a day trip offering a large variety of water sports