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A dedicated team of professionals looks after guests of both villas in the Sohamsa Ocean Estate under the watchful eye of the experienced villa manager. Each team member takes pride in learning the personal preferences of every guest and responding with a ready smile and typical Balinese charm.
The full-time manager is responsible for the overall operation of the villas, overseeing staffing, special requests and guest satisfaction. No request is too big or too troublesome for him to handle with grace and efficiency.
A team of villa attendants look after guests – helping with check-in, serving meals, and taking care of cleaning and housekeeping in shifts from 7am to 11pm.
The villa chef is on hand to prepare meals throughout the day, using a suggestion menu as a guide. He is able to accommodate special requests and dietary requirements, and is in charge of daily provisioning.
Sohamsa’s beautiful gardens are well tended by a gardener who also keeps the swimming pools spotless.
An on-site engineer ensures the smooth running and maintenance of the estate.
Security is provided from 3pm ’til 7am by a pair of guards working shifts.
Nothing says ‘luxury holiday’ more than being able to leave behind the daily grind of preparing family meals, and instead embracing the pleasure of having your own in-villa chef. With many years’ experience working in noted Seminyak restaurants, Sohamsa’s accomplished chef will enrich your villa experience immeasurably. Indonesian and Thai cuisine is his forte and he’s adept at international dishes too. All you have to do is leaf through the suggestion menu or make off-menu requests with him or the villa manager in the morning – perhaps after enjoying an excellent American continental or Indonesian breakfast. The next thing you know, you’re sitting around the dining table enjoying a leisurely lunch, candlelit dinner or sunset barbecue without having had to lift a finger.
The chef will happily coordinate the purchase of fresh menu ingredients as well as any special requests, including alcoholic beverages. Groceries and beverages are charged at cost price plus 20%++ handling fee.
One or two families will find Villa Hamsa a good choice with its 14-metre pool and gym, while Villa Soham’s 22-metre pool, gym sauna and steam room, and poolside entertainment bale will keep older kids well occupied. Booked together, the villas are perfect for multiple families choosing to vacation together.
Those with younger kids will be relieved to leave their paraphernalia at home as the villa has a cot, high chair and children’s cutlery, and can organize the hire of other items (such as pool safety fence) on request (click here to see list of available hire items). Members of staff love having children around, and we can arrange for full-time or part-time babysitting too (extra charge applies).
There’s a kids’ menu featuring favourite foods, and the chef can prepare other dishes on request or adapt adult meals to suit young tastebuds. While parents are welcome to prepare meals for fussy eaters in the well-equipped kitchen, you can also choose to leave this in the capable hands of the kitchen staff.
Sohamsa’s clifftop location gives a clue to some of the family activities on offer. Just a few kilometres drive away is Pandawa Beach with its stretch of white sand and shallow protected waters where you can swim safely, build sandcastles or hire a kayak. Close by is paintballing and – for older kids – parasailing, and within half an hour are the attractions of Nusa Dua and Jumbaran and several world-renowned surf breaks.
There’s no need to leave the privacy of your own villa to enjoy some of the spa experiences for which Bali is famed, as we can arrange for well trained therapists from a reputable local spa to give you massage and other treatments within the villa at any time of the day by prior arrangement with the villa manager (extra charges will apply). Both villas have designated massage rooms, but you may also prefer to choose another place such as your bedroom, or the Hamsa master suite deck, or the Soham poolside pavilion. Here are samples of what’s on offer:
Release built up tension with a traditional Balinese massage. Using a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure and aromatherapy oils to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, you will feel totally relaxed in no time.
Foot reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet which correspond to every part of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes tension is relieved and circulation improved leaving you feeling balanced.
A full body scrub will exfoliate and hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. A rejuvenating scrub combines an abrasive material such as salt, coffee, rice bran or pecan hulls with essential oils to remove any impurities and make your skin glow.
Our hands and feet work hard for us every day but rarely get the attention they deserve. Treat them to a manicure or pedicure, which usually comes with the added bonus of a quick hand or foot massage.
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
June 2nd, 2018 - June 4th, 2018“Waiters are very friendly, we love here. Will come back Soon!”
Ma Y, China - Stayed at Villa Soham
April 5th, 2018 - April 9th, 2018“Thank you for the amazing stay, Gilda and the family.”
Ning K, Taiwan - Stayed at Villa Soham
March 26th, 2018 - March 29th, 2018“Thank you for the most memorable experience. We had the most fabulous time and we are so grateful for the efforts you put into making our stay special. Amazing food and amazing service. We will be back. ”
Aisha A, United Arab Emirates - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
March 24th, 2018 - March 31st, 2018“Thank you for an amazing stay, hopefully we will be back for another wonderful holiday one day. ”
Lyndon D, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham
February 22nd, 2018 - February 25th, 2018“Thanks for the great services and great villa, we are very excited to stay here.”
Zhang I, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
February 13th, 2018 - February 18th, 2018“From the breathtaking view as you enter the gates to the villa, to the wonderful staff that made sure we were pampered and taken care of throughout the entire stay. Sohamsa Ocean Estate is most definitely a memorable place for our vacation.From age 8 to age 86, everyone had a blast and there was always something nice for someone to do. Thank you Sohamsa staff and team. ”
Joey S, Taiwan - Stayed at Villa Soham
February 13th, 2018 - February 18th, 2018“So good, so nice, so wonderful. Thanks to you all, you are so perfect. ”
Joey S, Taiwan - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
January 25th, 2018 - January 28th, 2018“Beautiful and magnificent! We thoroughly enjoyed the location and hospitality. ”
Karim K, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham
January 3rd, 2018 - January 12th, 2018“Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. All of you were very kind and nice to us making our stay here wonderful. To the Chef, the food daily was amazing, we appreciate it so much! Hopefully we will be back soon one day, you guys and this place is amazing. Thank you for a memorable stay.”
Nomsa D, South Africa - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
December 20th, 2017 - January 3rd, 2018“This has been one of our best holidays. The staff and the dwelling were brilliant. Adhi and his team have been always ready to assist with anything and were forever smiling. The food was so delicious and more than enough. I will have to shed some weight back at home as I couldn't resist the taste. The kids are already missing this place. We will come back here.”
Malehu L, South Africa - Stayed at Villa Soham
December 8th, 2017 - December 12th, 2017“We stayed at one villa and loved it so much, we cancelled our next villa to stay at the adjoining villa. The entire complex is beautifully fitted out, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the BBQ'S were amazing. Thank you for making this trip so special.”
Diana B, Australia - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
December 1st, 2017 - December 7th, 2017“We stayed at one villa and loved it so much, we cancelled our next villa to stay at the adjoining villa. The entire complex is beautifully fitted out, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the BBQ'S were amazing. Thank you for making this trip so special.”
Diana B, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham
September 29th, 2017 - October 3rd, 2017“Such a great trip. We love you guys.”
Beau W, United States - Stayed at Villa Soham
September 29th, 2017 - October 3rd, 2017“Thank you for such an amazing stay. We couldn't have asked for a better trip. Everyone made us feel right at home. ”
Beau W, Unites States - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
September 14th, 2017 - September 18th, 2017“Awesome service, staff, chef, attention to service, unforgettable moment, lovely weekend at Sohamsa. Thank you for all the staff, will highly recommend to my friend and thank you from all my families.”
Anthony P, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham
May 14th, 2017 - May 20th, 2017“I have had an absolutely wonderful week here. This place is true luxury in paradise. Thank you for the wonderful service and delicious meals.”
Bec H, Australia - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
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.
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 Singapore 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.