Villa Puri Nirwana 6

If you relish the idea of getting away from the crowd and reigning over an almost deserted beach in a quieter, less developed part of Bali, then Villa Puri Nirwana could be a right royal match.

What we love about Villa Puri Nirwana Gianyar…

  • The villa is wheelchair friendly, featuring a lift to the first floor
  • There’s a stunning top-of-the-range kitchen, built to chef standard
  • The lovely flat lawns, making the villa perfect for events
  • The 16-meter beachfront swimming pool
  • The banquet-sized dining room
  • The villa has a billiard table
  • Children will love the kid’s play area and Sony Playstation

If you relish the idea of getting away from the crowd and reigning over an almost deserted beach in a quieter, less developed part of Bali, then Villa Puri Nirwana could be a right royal match. This six-bedroom villa is among just a handful of beachfront residences in the traditional rural village of Cucukan hugging the coast half way between Sanur and Candidasa on Bali’s south-eastern shore.

Nirwana is an apt name for this rather grand contemporary villa, its plantation-shuttered facade gleaming in the sunshine in stark contrast to the black-sand beach beyond the swimming pool. Here, it is easy to shrug off stress and sink into a state of happiness, soothed by the sea breeze and sound of breaking surf. There’s breathing space for a full house of up to 20 guests in six spacious bedrooms, with multiple living areas spread over two levels, a media room, poolside beach-edge gazebos, and even a dedicated spa.

Take a stroll along the beach, slip into the poolside jacuzzi, sprawl in the raised balé, and enjoy spa therapy in the ornately carved teak wood joglo. Slink along the colonnaded verandas channeling Somerset Maugham colonial ennui, then soak away the day’s (in)activity with a flower-filled bath. Gather for sunset cocktails on the terrace followed by a gourmet candlelit meal at the gargantuan dining table. Then after port and cigars around the pool table, retire to your sumptuous suite for dream-filled slumber.

Villa Puri Nirwana is picture-perfect for family gatherings, fancy celebrations and intimate weddings. Best of all, no need to leave anyone out; the entire estate is wheelchair-friendly, with wide corridors and doors, garden ramps and even an elevator.

Isn’t that heaven?

  • Standalone spa
  • 16-meter private swimming pool with timber deck, sunloungers, beanbags, and bale relaxation pavilion.
  • Manicured lawns and gardens with lots of flowers, mature trees, and water features resting upon 5,000sqm of land.
  • Children’s play area.
  • BBQ.
  • Six well-appointed air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms with king beds, and one naturally ventilated lounge room, which doubles as an extra bedroom.
  • Four trundle beds, which can accommodate up to eight kids.
  • Six en-suite or adjacent bathrooms, five of which have bathtubs and all of which have tropical showers.
  • Dining table for 24 persons.
  • Air-conditioned entertainment room equipped with satellite-channel TV, Sony PlayStation console, and home-theatre sound system.
  • Bar, pool table, and international TV channels with DVD player are also available in the upstairs lounge.
  • Additional movable sound docks with iPod connection.
  • Wi-Fi Internet connection.
  • 24-hour security.
  • Fully-fitted western kitchen with all appliances and cooking facilities.
  • Car-parking area.
  • Safe deposit boxes.
  • Car and driver.
  • One of the only villas in Bali designed to be wheelchair/disabled friendly.
  • Elevator between floors.


Villa Puri Nirwana rises on the edge of a beach of black volcanic sand in Cucukan, a traditional Balinese village 20km from Sanur on Bali’s south-eastern coast. Here, the rhythm of life remains largely unchanged across generations: jukungs (brighty coloured fishing outriggers) rest on the shore, farmers tend their rice fields, and at night the sea breeze carries the percussive beat of the gamelan. Beyond the garden, a paved promenade lines the beach from the Tukad Pakerisan river mouth to Pura Masceti, one of Bali’s nine sacred directional temples and site of many ceremonies. The views are breathtaking – across the bay towards Gunung Agung rising in the distance, and across the ocean to the mountain outline of Nusa Penida on the horizon. This stretch of coastline is popular with surfers – one of Bali’s best surf spots is a few minutes’ drive away – but strong currents make it unsafe for swimming; best to head to the sheltered lagoon waters of Sanur a short drive away along the bypass which also accords easy access to myriad attractions in the area – the closest, Bali Safari Park, being just a five-minute drive away.