Sohamsa Estate - Stunning ocean view

The Bukit Experience

The Locale

Pandawa Beach

2 km

Nusa Dua Beach

10 km

Jimbaran Bay

10 km

New Kuta Golf Club

11 km

Tanjung Benoa

13.50 km

Uluwatu Temple

15 km

Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)

18 km

Seminyak

23 km

Tanah Lot Sea Temple

39.50 km

Ubud

57 km

Things To Do

The Sohamsa Ocean Estate gives guests the best of both worlds location-wise – a private Bali cliff-top setting yet with a great choice of activities within half an hour’s drive or less.  Our villa manager will have a wealth of information about places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required.  Do also ask the staff about the area too; most will live nearby and can give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of local Bali life.  For now, here’s a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of Sohamsa Ocean Estate.

  • Until recently, the white sands and warm, protected waters of Pandawa Beach were visited only by locals and seaweed farmers.  A paved (toll) road cut through the cliff has recently made this beautiful beach, which lies immediately below the estate, much more accessible.
  • Among other local beaches is the famous surf beach at Uluwatu.  Not quite as spectacular but equally alluring are the beaches of Bingin and Padang Padang.  Beautiful white sand bays with rock pools and a host of local cafés.
  • Soar above the spectacular southern coastline of the Bukit Peninsula on a Paraglider.  Paragliding courses and solo flying for the experienced are available as well as tandem flights in the safe hands of experienced instructors.  The training centre is at Timbis Beach on the south coast of the Bukit.
  • Perched on a cliff 70m above the roaring Indian ocean, Uluwatu Temple (Pura Uluwatu) is one of Bali’s nine key directional temples.  Facing west and with steep headlands on either side creating an unbelievably dramatic setting.  Get there in good time for Sunset to watch the enthralling Kecak Ramayana & Fire Dance.
  • At Jenggala Keramic in Jimbaran, visitors can browse and buy from a vast range of handcrafted ceramics and glassware. Jenggala also runs ‘Make and Paint a Pot’ sessions where ‘Children’ of all ages are encouraged to get creative.
  • For golf enthusiasts, the New Kuta Golf Club (11km) features an 18-hole course overlooking the ocean.
  • Both five star and local restaurants are plentiful and close by.  Bulgari and Ayana resorts are among the favourites and the Rock Bar at Ayana is a must-see for sunset cocktails.  Finns at Semara has a beach club for more casual dining.
  • A seafood feast at Jimbaran is a must for every holiday in Bali – dozens of seafood warung (cafés) line this west-facing beach, perfect for a sunset dinner.  Fine dining options are available at most of the big resort hotels in this area; notably PJ’s, the charming beachside restaurant at the Four Seasons in Jimbaran, serving Mediterranean-styled cuisine.  And Balique on Jalan Uluwatu in Jimbaran is a delightful vintage restaurant serving great food and cool cocktails.
  • Nusa Dua’s Bali Collection mall has a host of local boutiques and a department store.  Heading towards Kuta (about 40 minutes) brings you to Galleria shopping mall while nearby Tuban has Discovery Mall and streets lined with local shops.  Seminyak boutiques are about an hour away.
  • Learn to surf or stand up paddle at Jimbaran Bay, a great place for beginners.  Rip Curl School of Surf offers day courses and provides all the equipment.

The villas

Reviews

December 22nd, 2018 - January 1st, 2019

“Thank you so much for treating us as if we your own. This year we celebrated so many mile stones and this trip was our way to celebrate them while bringing in new year. It's unlikely we will all be in the same place like this again so we appreciate the special care you took to take care of us. The villa was spotless, the food was flawless, the staff were so very kind. We will recommend this villa to anyone/everyone we can. ”

Audrey B, United States - Stayed at Villa Soham

November 25th, 2018 - November 27th, 2018

“As a Chef and a food traveler blogger, I visit a lot of places around the world. We never stayed in a villa with such an incredible ocean view. The staff were so friendly, helpful and accommodating and the chef cooked us the most delicious and amazing Indonesian style meats and an incredible seafood BBQ. We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Sohamsa and highly recommended to everyone. Thank you to all the team for most memorable experience. ”

Joel M, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

October 26th, 2018 - October 29th, 2018

“Thank you for the excellent service and food. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again soon. ”

Lyn Y, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham

October 18th, 2018 - October 22nd, 2018

“Thank you very much for an amazing few days staying at your villa. Not only were the facilities beyond fantastic but the wonderful service from the staff was next level. Also a big compliment to the chef each meal was delicious and it was very nice to try traditional Balinese dishes. All in all 10/10 facilities and service. We would recommend to all of our friends and family. ”

Julie J, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

October 3rd, 2018 - October 7th, 2018

“Thank you to all staff of Sohamsa. They made our incredible wedding. I hope I will come back again, until we come back...be happy. ”

Jing X, China - Stayed at Villa Soham

September 30th, 2018 - October 3rd, 2018

“Thank you to all of you for making fabulous experiences. The smile and the impeccable service made an unforgettable vacation. It was so good here at the villa, we spent most of our time here. We would love to come back soon.”

Sukanya K, India - Stayed at Villa Soham

September 24th, 2018 - September 27th, 2018

“Thank you for these 5 days. The view was gorgeous and the staff and food and service were great. Thank you very much. ”

Ohynia T, Netherlands - Stayed at Villa Soham

September 17th, 2018 - September 19th, 2018

“We all had a nice holiday here and all of you are very kind. Thank you for everything.”

Zhang L, China - Stayed at Villa Soham

September 13th, 2018 - September 16th, 2018

“Sohamsa Villa is one of the best resorts I stayed in this far. The people and the service are for one of the best things. One of my best experience in my life. Thank you to people in Sohamsa. ”

Do-Yeun Kim, South Korea - Stayed at Villa Soham

September 8th, 2018 - September 11th, 2018

“Thank you so much for everything. All of you have been amazing and you all played a part in making my 30th Birthday such a memorable experience. ”

Tim K, United Kingdom - Stayed at Villa Soham

August 20th, 2018 - August 27th, 2018

“Thank you to the wonderful staff at Hamsa house, their lovely hospitality made our stay extra special and fantastic. ”

Cara K, United States - Stayed at Villa Hamsa

August 15th, 2018 - September 1st, 2018

“Thank you so much, amazing house, amazing view and amazing staff. We had great holidays at Sohamsa. I did not go to surf this time but we will be back for sure. Plus nothing beats the view anyways.”

Laure P, United Arab Emirates - Stayed at Villa Soham

August 9th, 2018 - August 15th, 2018

“Amazing trip, Amazing Crew. What a nice house at sea. ”

Dousset Family, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham

August 6th, 2018 - August 9th, 2018

“We must thank you also very much for your hospitality. Your service is impeccable! We are so grateful for the memories that you have all helped us make we had a fantastic time. ”

Rebecca and Gary, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

July 28th, 2018 - August 6th, 2018

“Thank you to all the beautiful staff at this villa for making our stay so wonderful. This is a great place to stay for a relaxing holiday. The BBQ is highly recommended. ”

Sharon H, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham

July 18th, 2018 - July 23rd, 2018

“What a holiday! This villa was a perfect setting. A special thank you to the staff - every single one attended to our every need and kept the villa neat and tidy throughout our 5 days stay. Needless to say, we will be back. ”

Tarun Chamanlal M, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham

July 8th, 2018 - July 18th, 2018

“Spectacular view. Very friendly staff. The roads in Bali are an adventure but the villa is paradise.”

Pavla B, New Zealand - Stayed at Villa Soham

June 13th, 2018 - June 16th, 2018

“Amazing Villa. Amazing staffs and amazing food. Hope to be back. ”

Anton P, Indonesia - Stayed at Villa Soham

June 7th, 2018 - June 11th, 2018

“Thank you so much for very kind hospitality during our stay in Sohamsa. A memorable moment for all of us. We will miss this amazing villa so much. ”

Veri S, Indonesia - Stayed at Villa Soham

June 4th, 2018 - June 8th, 2018

“We have been to a lot of villas from Elite Havens since 2004 and we have to say that this is the best we have ever stayed in. The views from the villa and rooms are beautiful. The interior design is modern and very stylish and most importantly the staff are outstanding. The command of the language is impeccable and their attention to detail is extraordinary. This place is a winner and a must return! ”

Beatrice C, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Hamsa



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Sohamsa Ocean Estate lies at the edge of the Bukit peninsula, a limestone plateau on the delightfully unspoiled southernmost tip of Bali.  It rests within an exclusive enclave of luxury villas that line the cliff high above the Indian Ocean – seemingly miles away from the island’s busiest tourist districts yet just half an hour from the airport.  While there is little within walking distance in this dramatic rural setting, just two kilometres away is Pandawa Beach with its stretch of white sand, local cafes and sea sports.  Hidden beach coves and famed surf breaks are within easy reach, as is the sacred sea temple of Uluwatu, some very cool beach clubs and the restaurants of Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua.

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Sohamsa Ocean Estate – Pandawa Beach villas, Bali Elite Havens

Welcome to Sohamsa Ocean Estate – two glorious villas perched on the cliff-top on the edge of the Bukit peninsula in the southernmost part of Bali.  Here, our guests enjoy one of the most magnificent vistas on the entire island – a view enjoyed from practically every room in both the five-bedroom Villa Soham and four-bedroom Villa Hamsa.

Award-winning Singapore architect Ernesto Bedmar created the stunning contemporary buildings, using Indonesia’s abundant natural materials in soaring recycled ironwood pillars, Merbau-wood pavilion roofs, and walls of riverstone and Palimanan stone.  Within the elegant interiors, brightened with an au courant palette of cool grey and white, are inspired design flourishes:  signature walls of Bengkirai-wood blocks that bring sparks of light into both living pavilions; headboard panelling made of lacquered rice sacks in all the bedrooms; and over-sized resin-candle pendant lights suspended above Italian Statuario marble-topped dining tables.

The soul of these stunning cliff-top villas is the professionally trained staff team led by the highly experienced villa manager Pak Adhi – together dedicated to treating each guest as celebrity-special.  At their heart is the accomplished chef, whose spectacular dishes mirror the inventiveness and elan of the setting in which they’re served.

Whether the villas are booked separately, or together for as many as 18, Sohamsa Ocean Estate offers the level of facilities and service that entice families and friends to stay put and enjoy every aspect.  But with a chauffeured car at the ready, guests can be whisked away to the white-sand Pandawa Beach in minutes, and Bali’s best loved surf breaks, sea temples and seafood restaurants are within a half hour’s drive.

The owners chose a Sanskrit phrase for the estate name; ‘Soham’ – and its inversion ‘ham-sa’ (translating as ‘I am he’) references oneness with the universe and the presence of divinity in each soul.  It’s an apt name as this beautiful setting is sure to inspire awe and contemplation on the beauty and richness of life.