About The Beji
The word ‘Beji’ signifies water, specifically purification with holy water. It is the perfect name for this spectacular villa, which is reached via a moss-covered bridge over a small stream (heard but out of sight behind a bank of towering trees bordering the estate). The sound of water pervades the gardens, with its myriad koi ponds and water features. And occasionally the percussive sound of the gamelan drifts across from the Pura Beji temple in the night air.
The generosity of space is evident the moment you step through the monumental three-metre-high entrance door and into the living pavilion. From there, beyond a water-wall cascading down to the lower terrace, the manicured lawn unfurls towards the fabulous 21-metre pool. The six bedroom suites each occupy individual ironwood pavilions in a contemporary take on traditional Balinese architecture that accords the luxury of space and privacy for two or three families holidaying together. This is indoor-outdoor living at its best, with many quiet, casual chill-out zones and yet lots of space for socialising too.
Days are as lazy or action-filled as you like when you can sunbathe on the deck, smash a few balls on the tennis court, work out in the gym, lose yourself in a movie, book or PS4 game. Kids can wallow in the pool’s twin shallow sections, or work off energy bouncing on the trampoline and running around on the lawn while parents keep an eye from the comfort of their private terrace.
Do take full advantage of the accomplished villa chef and gather in the huge living pavilion for a convivial lunch, followed by sunset cocktails on the alfresco terrace lounge and a seafood barbecue among a sea of candles as dusk falls and fairy lights twinkle. Then retreat to the sanctuary of your glamorous suite for a romantic twosome bath and a restorative night’s sleep. If you can bear to leave this paradise, the wide expanse of black-sand beach and Canggu’s hipster restaurant scene are moments away.