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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.
June 28th, 2019 - July 6th, 2019“Beautiful, specious villa with extremely beautiful views and amazing hospitality by all staff members. Really enjoyed our stay in Hamsa Villa. Can't wait to come back again next year. Thank you so much for your service and attention to detail made our stay extremely comfortable. ”
Akhil Tripathy A, United Kingdom - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
June 23rd, 2019 - July 6th, 2019“We have had such a wonderful stay with you. Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful culture, food and country with us. We will always remember your kindness and warmth. ”
Grace J, United States - Stayed at Villa Soham
June 16th, 2019 - June 18th, 2019“Thank you very much for your great assistance in making a perfect holiday for us. Wish to stay at your villa in the future.”
Chris and Manni, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham
June 10th, 2019 - June 13th, 2019“Thank you for everything you provided us here - including the kindness and hospitality. Hope to come back soon.”
Iwan B, Indonesia - Stayed at Villa Soham
June 6th, 2019 - June 9th, 2019“We are absolutely in awe by the staffs attentive service in Sohamsa. They are humble, always willing to go extra mile.”
Nathan C, Hong Kong - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
May 30th, 2019 - June 3rd, 2019“Beautiful place, love everything. Thank you to all the lovely staff who were happy to assist with everything. ”
Susan P, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham
May 24th, 2019 - May 27th, 2019“Beautiful place, amazing service, great food. Keep up the good job. ”
Janice Tang T, Hong Kong - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
May 23rd, 2019 - May 27th, 2019“Wonderful. We had the best, most relaxing stay. Wonderful staff and fabulous location. ”
Katie and Andrew, Australia - Stayed at Villa Soham
May 9th, 2019 - May 13th, 2019“Lovely relaxing stay, the whole family had a great time. Staff were fantastic. ”
Jenny A, Australia - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
May 1st, 2019 - May 3rd, 2019“Love the place, all of my family and friends love it. We will definitely come back again. Hope we can see you guys soon.”
Mr. Chengwei S, Taiwan - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
April 26th, 2019 - April 28th, 2019“Great accommodation experience, be sure to come again next time.”
Mei Ju C, Taiwan - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
April 5th, 2019 - April 20th, 2019“Than you, thank you, thank you. We had the most amazing time in this stunning villa - it really is a true place of paradise. From the incredible views, to most importantly the fantastic team that looked after us so well. What A memorable holiday, we will miss you. ”
Jan-Willem B, United Kingdom - Stayed at Villa Soham
April 4th, 2019 - April 8th, 2019“Beautiful environment, very good service and the food very delicious. ”
Juan Y, China - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
March 21st, 2019 - March 26th, 2019“Our family enjoy warmth and hospitality of the wonderful staff at Hamsa villa. They brought the experience of beauty and natural surroundings of the well appointed villa to a new level. The villa it self is a great retreat secluded from the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood in Bali. We enjoyed relaxing and the manager, spa service, gym, pool and yoga made the weekend special. Special mention to the efficient and friendly staff Karyani, Sari Gede and Bayu. The chef did a fabulous job - presented us with tasty food from selected ingredients. Thanks for making our short stay extremely memorable and relaxing.”
Asha G, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
March 12th, 2019 - March 15th, 2019“A beautiful haven with fantastic view. Super attentive and welcoming team of staff. Thank you Pak Bayu and Gede. Thanks for providing ua a wonderful team building experience at Sohamsa. ”
Selene G, Singapore - Stayed at Villa Soham
February 24th, 2019 - February 28th, 2019“So sad that today is the last day. Villa Hamsa was the last place to rest and spend our family holiday. I would like to come back here for another holiday or a special occasion. All the staff were great, providing the best care. It was great to experience motorcycle and local market. Every meal was wonderful, especially the "Babi Guling" and BBQ. Thanks again for wonderful service at the villa. ”
Julia J, South Korea - Stayed at Villa Hamsa
February 6th, 2019 - February 11th, 2019“It was a wonderful stay. The staff members are attentive and kind and the Estate is gorgeous.”
Yoonjung C, United States - Stayed at Villa Soham
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
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 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.