Villa Mandalay - Distance aerial

The Locale

Villa Mandalay boasts an unbeatable rural setting but is within a very easy (10 minute) drive of Canggu - Bali’s hottest and hippest new haunt. The villa looks across acres of rice-fields, unchanged for centuries, and onwards to the glinting Indian Ocean, just 3km away. A scenic stroll or short drive will bring you to the black sands of Seseh Beach and the iconic Tanah Lot sea temple. As well as the many new cafés, beach bars, restaurants and boutiques of Canggu, cosmopolitan Seminyak is just 13km from the villa. A car and driver is available to guests at a reasonable daily rate.


Seseh Beach
3 km
5 km
Tanah Lot Temple
6 km
10 km
13 km
18 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
21 km
Mt. Batukaru
29 km
30 km

Things to Do

Villa Mandalay’s manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.

In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.

Villa Mandalay is close to the famous temple at Tanah Lot (8km), a beautiful temple set on a rocky, wave battered island just metres off the beach. In peak season a few too many tourists may transform a sunset visit into more of a heaving photo opportunity than a moving experience. Visiting early in the morning (8-9am) provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.

A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (6km) where a number of cafes offer good sunset views and cold beer, including famous nightly barbecue at Echo Beach House. Note that the beach here is dark volcanic sand and the waters are better suited to surfing, having a pronounced swell and rip, rather than children’s swimming. Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast was created by one of Indonesia’s premier art collectors, and provides a range of atmospheric dining experiences.

Horseriding at Kuda P stables on professionally trained horses and ponies will take you through the lush rice terraces around Kerobokan, or provide the chance for a sunset gallop through the surf along the rugged south-western coast.

Fashionistas, trendies and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave (6km). Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques. There is a wide choice of fine dining, mid range, and cheap ‘n cheerful restaurants in Seminyak too: fine dining venues include Sarong, the famous Ku Dé Ta, Mama San, Merah Putih, La Lucciola, Sardine and Métis.

Explore the charming Tabanan regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities. Or head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.

Acclaimed as the world’s best, the atmospheric Elephant Safari Park in Taro (north of Ubud) provides a sanctuary for elephants rescued from Sumatra, with opportunities for trekking, hand feeding, and photo taking. There is also a fascinating museum and an excellent restaurant in a beautiful tropical setting deep in the forests of Bali’s hinterland.

Bali Treetop Adventure Park is near the town of Bedugal in northern central Bali (next to Lake Bratan). Five adventure circuits, with heights ranging from two to 20 metres, challenge all level and ages on suspended bridges, spider nets, Tarzan jumps and 12 flying foxes.

The most exclusive Bali trekking tour promises breath-taking vistas and heart-warming encounters while supporting sustainable social change in the once-forgotten villages of Muntigunung. Elite Havens is a proud partner of Muntigunung Community Social Enterprise.

Explore the scenic rice-field landscape and rural villages; a great way to get under the skin of the ‘real’ Bali. Stop off at a local warung (café) to sample some basic Balinese fare or cool off with a cold drink.

Covering 3.8 hectares of tropical parkland in Kuta, Waterbom Bali has 16 water slides (including The Climax with its 360 degree loop) to entertain the young and the young at heart. A great family day out, but go early to beat the crowds.

Guest Reviews

  • June 29th, 2019 - July 6th, 2019

    We had a beautiful stay at villa Mandalay. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the service was excellent . We are group of 13 and with varying needs and requests, all of which were meet with a smile. We appreciate the beauty and you are lucky to have a bunch of professional staff.

    Zoe M, United States
  • June 4th, 2019 - June 9th, 2019

    The staff were very helpful, friendly and professional. The Chef did an amazing job of cooking the most delicious Indonesian dishes. It was a wonderful vacation, thank you.

    Anthony K, Hong Kong
  • May 17th, 2019 - May 21st, 2019

    Excellent stay. Overall a very pleasant experience with wonderful service from the house staff. The outdoor dining is great for lunch. The kids had a great time at the mini golf course.

    Shannon R, Malaysia
  • April 23rd, 2019 - April 30th, 2019

    We will all miss our Bali boys. The boys service could not have been better. They were very helpful with every single thing. We always woke up to smiling faces from the Mandalay crew and it made our trip a lot better and happier. They were so friendly and become our friend more than our helpers. We learnt a lot from them and they taught us about their culture, which I believe we wouldn't have learnt if it wasn't due to them.

    Deborah P, Australia
  • April 15th, 2019 - April 18th, 2019

    We came to Bali for our son's wedding - groom's family. We stayed in Villa Mandalay. It was a beautiful experience for everyone. Everything from staff to facility and convenience was beyond words. Only regret in a way was we were not able to enjoy the villa as much as we could have since we had wedding events in other venues everyday. Big thank you to entire Villa Mandalay staff. We will be sure to come back someday again.

    Deepak G, United States
  • April 8th, 2019 - April 11th, 2019

    Thank you so much. All the staff were fantastic. The food was great. The villa was beautiful. I wish I could live here. Good bye and best wishes.

    Gail Pamela D, Australia
  • February 12th, 2019 - February 20th, 2019

    Villa Mandalay was everything it promised to be. From the moment we booked until our departure, all the employees at Mandalay were extremely helpful and welcoming. The arrangement for check in was very smooth and the Manager - Suka, Heri and all staff members were easily contactable and were quick to offer their assistance. The Chef - Alit was superb and accommodated to all our dietary requirements. Villa Mandalay was tidy, comfortable and very spacious. Our pool was absolutely surreal, made the stay relaxing. We were a bit far from most activities, however it was very peaceful and I would definitely recommend this villa to others.

    Laila H, Australia
  • January 20th, 2019 - January 29th, 2019

    We stayed at Mandalay villa for 10 days to celebrate our family reunion. We were welcomed by the owner who made us feel welcomed and introduced us to the villa staff. Led by Suka (manager) we have had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay here. They have been very friendly and ensured we had everything to ensure we made the most of our time in Bali. From cooked meals to organized transport to and from villa, all have been facilitated without a hassle. As a compliment to Chef Alit, our family stayed in the whole week to enjoy the wonderful spread prepared. Thank you Suka and team for your great hospitality and we will definitely recommend Mandalay Villa and will hopefully come back soon.

    Nafiah M, New Zealand
  • October 12th, 2018 - October 14th, 2018

    Great hospitality. Well recommended and great English speaking staff.

    Yang H, Hong Kong
  • October 5th, 2018 - October 10th, 2018

    Wonderful location, fantastic villa, welcoming and friendly staff. Love, love loved our experience here. Amazing experience here at Mandalay. Best Sangria EVER! Great location, very relaxing, amazing staff. Great facilities and service and amazing food! We feel so spoilt. It's been a beautiful place to stay with amazing food, kind and helpful staff and many awesome experiences.

    Tosh M, United States
  • September 22nd, 2018 - October 2nd, 2018

    Beautiful villa, great location, well maintained. Heri, Alit, Edy and Suka were fantastic, friendly and readily available. Traditional cooking available at the villa was great. Suka was very attentive and accommodating.

    Thomas P, Australia
  • June 4th, 2018 - June 6th, 2018

    Lovely staff, will definitely come back again. Flawless service, nicely located with great views. Great rooms and comfy beds. Very happy with service, facilities and pool. Accommodation overall is amazing and we will recommend and come back again. Thanks so much for delicious meals too.

    Susan O, New Zealand
  • May 31st, 2018 - June 3rd, 2018

    From the moment we arrived, this has been the most wonderful vacation my family has been on. The drivers at the airport were very helpful and kind. When we arrived at villa, the greeting and drinks were both amazing, the villa is gorgeous! Amazingly clean, the ground are amazing, the ponds, the pool, the room, the bar and the golf! The very best part was the staff, everyone was kind, helpful and great to be around. The meals we had were better than fine dinning restaurants. Watching our children enjoy the villa and the memories we made with friends will be cherished forever. Thank you.

    Chris C, Singapore
  • May 25th, 2018 - May 28th, 2018

    Lovely stay in Villa Mandalay. Food, view, service, pool and atmosphere - everything around here was perfect. All the guests include myself enjoyed every aspect of Villa Mandalay. It was great choice to do a wedding in Bali, especially here in Villa Mandalay. The memory of Bali will be always wonderful because of this place. We thank all the staff for their extraordinary service, warming smile and smooth support.

    Young Tak O, South Korea
  • March 30th, 2018 - April 6th, 2018

    Thank you for everything you have done during our stay. The staff and the facilities have been outstanding. We have enjoyed our stay and hopefully be back soon. So nice to come to such a beautiful place. The staff have been awesome.

    Wayne M, Australia
  • March 25th, 2018 - March 30th, 2018

    Thank you to all of the staff at this beautiful villa. Everyone was amazing, as was the food. Thank you so much for helping make our wedding here one of our most precious memories.

    Jessica S, Australia
  • February 9th, 2018 - February 11th, 2018

    Thank you very much for this weekend, it was fantastic. The staff were great and helpful. The Chef provided excellent meals. Everything was clean and the villa is simply beautiful, see you soon.

    Jacinthe L, France
  • October 5th, 2017 - October 9th, 2017

    It was wonderful time in Villa Mandalay. Thank you for giving us great service and welcome. You guys are the best. I wish I could come with all my family members. Maybe next time in the near future.

    Jasmine C, South Korea
  • September 24th, 2017 - September 26th, 2017

    Wonderful stay. Staffs are super friendly and professional. Totally recommend anyone who wants to have good villa experience.

    James C, Canada
  • September 20th, 2017 - September 23rd, 2017

    Excellent service.

    Sarah C, Canada
  • September 14th, 2017 - September 18th, 2017

    Bli Suka & Bli Heri.....Thank you soo much for all the help!!! Very friendly & helpful. The villa is really beautiful & perfect for family. Thank you all the staffs for more nice food and great assistance for Nana & Grand dad...Hope see you all again.

    Heidi & Andi, Indonesia
  • August 30th, 2017 - September 4th, 2017

    We had an amazing time here. Staff, food + location all top match.

    Jane W, New Zealand
  • August 14th, 2017 - August 30th, 2017

    Our stay at Villa Mandalay has been 5 star on all accounts. The staff were very friendly and relaxed providing a great service, making this holiday even more enjoyable. Our compliments to the Chef, as the food was fantastic. The facilities such as the chipping green and the sauna were second to none. Having spent many years in Bali, Villa Mandalay is unique and we all felt very at home. Simon, Lyn, Family and friends.

    Irene A, United Kingdom
  • August 11th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017

    Great villa, great service by the staffs. Feel welcomed, and staff was very helpful since we checked in! Really enjoyed it!

    Ciliandry F, Indonesia
  • August 5th, 2017 - August 9th, 2017

    Thank you to all the staffs here at Villa Mandalay for helping us. You guys are all very helpful and friendly. The villa environment is very comfortable and tidy. We all had a great time staying here, and will definetely recommend this villa to our friends and family. Special thanks to Suka, Heri, Gede, The Chef and Edy. Thanks again :)

    Annis L, Hong Kong
  • July 22nd, 2017 - August 2nd, 2017

    Our stay was so enjoyable - staff, food, everything just amazing. Loved the villa and the staff. Thank you very much.

    Melissa A, United States
  • July 13th, 2017 - July 17th, 2017

    We would like to express our appreciation for the excellent service and warm hospitality. We had everything served to us with such warm smiles and friendly words. The portions of food were generous and very tasty. Compliments to the Chef and all your staff. It was perfect holiday. Your villa is the best villa I've ever seen. The facilities are great. We hope to be back. Thank you.

    Sunita S, Malaysia
  • June 30th, 2017 - July 10th, 2017

    Fifteen family members descended on this villa to celebrate a significant birthday in the family. We have all relaxed immensley, and most importantly been well taken care by all of the staff here at Villa Mandalay. Nothing was too much trouble, they were always available to give advice as we needed it. The food was delicious and tasty, especially the local Indonesian dishes. We hope to be back at some stage to repeat the experience. Thank you all of the lovely staff!!

    Mari N, Australia
  • June 25th, 2017 - June 30th, 2017

    The villa staff headed by Heri and Chef Alit were very efficient and very professional!. Edy the driver was awesome! We will be back here for sure. Your staff was very accommodating and wonderful.

    Lara V, Philippines
  • June 12th, 2017 - June 16th, 2017

    Marvelous. Great. Enjoyed a lot. Good service. Good staff. Excellent hospitality. Exclusive property. It's worth to stay at Bali in Villa Mandalay. No way to describe in words. Everything is excellent.

    Bharat S, India
  • June 9th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017

    We never felt uncomfortable. Service was great, staff were very attentive, the sound system was incredible! The overall experience was everything we hoped it would be and more. We thank you for making our weekend one that we will never forget.

    Rerden C, Australia
  • June 2nd, 2017 - June 6th, 2017

    Excellent venue, we had a wonderful time. Great venue for business retreat.

    Iain E, Australia
  • March 19th, 2017 - March 24th, 2017

    What a fabulous place! Thank you.

    Nicole V, Australia
  • March 11th, 2017 - March 15th, 2017

    We are a family of 18, ranging from 1,5 years old to 70 years old. All of us love the stay at Villa Mandalay. Everyone from Suka, Heri, Chef and the gang took very good care of us. Overall the villa is comfortable, spacious, tranquil and the highlight is actually the 25m pool. We will definitely come back again.

    Eve C, Singapore
  • March 2nd, 2017 - March 5th, 2017

    Gorgeous villa, beautiful pool, attentive and sincere staff. Great Service! Will definitely recommend to friends. Food is great!

    CASLIN L, Singapore
  • November 19th, 2016 - November 21st, 2016

    The food was nice and suit our liking. Friendly, efficient staff. The villa is well maintained, the swimming pool was definitely the central attraction, the view is simply breathtaking, like paradise on earth, especially for urban people like us. We enjoyed our stay very much, wish we can spend more time, and we will definitely back.

    Mandy N, Singapore
  • October 31st, 2016 - November 5th, 2016

    My family and I came to Villa Mandalay to celebrate my 40th Birthday. We are group of 10 adults and 6 young children. We had the most wonderful time. The villa was stunning, we love the vista overlooking the rice paddies and the beautiful pool. The staff were super friendly and helped us with anything we need, even a six year old's pink birthday cake. The food was delicious, both for kids and adults. We will definitely be back!

    Danielle B, Australia
  • October 21st, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

    Many many thanks for this wonderful time that we spend with you for the last 10 days. You were really amazing and made us feel like home!!! We hope to come back very soon and meet you all again.

    Corinne W, France
  • October 5th, 2016 - October 10th, 2016

    Thank you very much for a great stay. Six adults and five children all have superb time. Many Thanks.

    Christine H, Australia
  • September 29th, 2016 - October 3rd, 2016

    Thank you all for everything, we had a blast!!!! Thank you to the amazing staff.

    Julius J, Singapore
  • September 23rd, 2016 - September 25th, 2016

    Thanks a lot for your help and kindness!!! We had the best time and the best birthday celebration!!

    Valentina L, Singapore
  • September 13th, 2016 - September 23rd, 2016

    We stay at villa Mandalay for 10 days in September. We had 6 adults and 6 children age 1-6 years. The villa was beautiful as expected. The staff were very helpful, specially how tolerant they were of the children and the mess. the food was outstanding thanks to the skilled chef. We highly recommend anyone stay here.

    Nilumi Z, Australia
  • August 26th, 2016 - August 29th, 2016

    Good times, Good people!. Great times in Bali @ Villa Mandalay. Definitely come back .

    Patrick & Ting, Australia
  • August 19th, 2016 - August 21st, 2016

    Amazing Villa. We are moving in. Watch out!! Love Mandalay and love the staff - also great food! Thank you. We will be back!!

    Jacy L, Indonesia
  • August 12th, 2016 - August 15th, 2016

    Thank you for the lovely time at the amazing villa. Magnificent people, perfect service and a lot of Bintang!! Enjoyed the weekend.

    Boris M, Netherlands
  • August 6th, 2016 - August 11th, 2016

    Thank you. We had a wonderful holiday. We hope to come back soon. The staff were very friendly :)

    Joe Lei T, Malaysia
  • June 18th, 2016 - July 2nd, 2016

    Thank you so much for the most amazing holiday! This is the best place we have ever stayed and thank you for making the wedding so unforgettable! A big shout out to all the AMAZING staff who made our stay unforgettable. What an incredible experience for us, and our families. We have never had such amazing service from wonderful staff. Thank you.

    John A, United Kingdom
  • May 26th, 2016 - May 29th, 2016

    Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. This was the perfect place to celebrate my 30th with my closest friends from around the world. We had wonderful time - food was excellent, service was exceptional, and the view is ecstatic! We will return another day....

    Davy S, Singapore
  • May 19th, 2016 - May 23rd, 2016

    Prettiest villa in Bali! Spacious, luxurious and clean. Extremely warm hospitality. Total a home away from home. Thank you so very much for our wonderful and unforgettable stay at Villa Mandalay. Your service was out of this world.

    Renyi W, China
  • May 12th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

    Had a lovely lovely time here in Villa Mandalay. The villa is simply lovely. Friendly Staff. Keep it up people!!!

    Frank B, Canada
  • May 1st, 2016 - May 9th, 2016

    Thank you very much for the good time we had in the villa. Excellent service and very friendly and nice staff!! Will come again.

    Rene S, Thailand
  • April 15th, 2016 - April 20th, 2016

    Such a lovely place! We loved it here.

    Yuanyuan Z, China
  • March 16th, 2016 - March 25th, 2016

    Many thanks for this unforgettable journey in Villa Mandalay for the 40th anniversary of a small French team! A great staff, a great place, a great island. The best birthday. I wish, we will back soon. We have had such a wonderful time in Villa Mandalay. Thank you for your hospitality, the delicious food and for your friendliness.

    Cynthia L, France
  • March 12th, 2016 - March 16th, 2016

    Thank you so much for taking such very good care of all of us, you spoiled us all!! :) We had wonderful time here in Villa Mandalay. Thanks to the helpful staff... Pak Gede, Edy, Heri, Dewi and also Pak Alit for delicious food/BBQ. Excellent service!!! This was one of our best holidays, we love the pool. So sad to leave, we highly recommend your villa and hope to be back one day. Thanks you for an unforgettable experience.

    Nurmaisara Z, Indonesia
  • December 8th, 2015 - December 9th, 2015

    Thank you so much for the great service! We had a lovely stay at Mandalay. The food was very good and your property is beautiful. I hope to return again another day. The view is amazing and we enjoyed the pool as well.

    Mani C, Canada
  • December 3rd, 2015 - December 7th, 2015

    Thank you Villa Mandalay for a magnificent stay! You went beyond expectations to ensure that our stay was relaxing and unforgettable. We will definitely be back again soon.

    Jordan P, Indonesia
  • November 26th, 2015 - November 29th, 2015

    We had a fantastic weekend stay at this villa, and the staffs and services have been wonderful. We would love to come back here again for family vacation in future.

    Alvin C, Singapore
  • November 16th, 2015 - November 20th, 2015

    This is a fantastic villa especially for large groups the staff are very helpful and prompt to deliver service

    Sachin Jaiswal, India
  • September 28th, 2015 - October 3rd, 2015

    Thank you very much for making our stay so delightful. Great staff, fantastic location and facilities. We had a great time.

    David M, Australia
  • August 6th, 2015 - August 9th, 2015

    Excellent! Good service. BBQ food was great. Chef's cooking is excellent.

    Jacqueline J, Hong Kong
  • July 22nd, 2015 - July 27th, 2015

    Great holidays at Villa Mandalay. Manager Suka was always present and he gets 10 out of 10 Heri and Chef Alit also were very good. As was driver Nyoman. Entire staff is friendly, always smiling, and our stay was superb. Excellent set-up and service staff. Thanks to all.

    Chetna T, Indonesia
  • July 12th, 2015 - July 15th, 2015

    Thank you so much Villa Mandalay. We have had an amazing time at your beautiful villa. The staff are so lovely and we had enjoyed excellent service throughout our stay. Our rooms, the pool, the beautiful common area were all excellent. Thank you.

    Josh C, Australia
  • May 9th, 2015 - May 11th, 2015

    Among all villas already experienced, Mandalay Villa remains a very good property in term of quality of services, facility and location.

    Bali Premium, M, France
  • April 11th, 2015 - April 18th, 2015

    Very good week at Villa Mandalay. Good weather in Bali, excellent to stay in the swimming pool. And the bed is so comfortable. Beautiful place, nice rooms. Thanks for everything. Thanks to the staff for great service!!!

    Loic R, Singapore
  • June 18th, 2014 - June 23rd, 2014

    It's the first time for me to arrange a trip with 3 families, 14 of us. Thank goodness i found Elite Havens! Prompt response, good recommendation & advise and detailed! We stayed in Mandalay for 5 nights. The attendants are so polite, attentive and made us feel so welcome! They ensured we had a comfortable stay with a clean environment! Accommodating all our requests. Mr Suka, someone that i must really compliment! He had made all our activities arrangements according to our requirements, request, and giving appropriate advises. The villa size is just right for us and the pool is huge! The 8 children had so much fun! Looking out at the padi field from the terrace every morning brighten up my days! The only negative feedback is on the 7th bedroom. It's the furthest room from the hall with too much excess of privacy. None of us stay in that room throughout.

    Wong C, Singapore
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