Villa Ruby lies on the edge of a historic rural village of the same name in the Tabanan regency of south-west Bali. With an outlook that re-affirms the regency’s epithet of ‘Bali’s rice bowl’, the villa gazes northwards and eastwards across a seemingly endless expanse of rice fields towards the majestic volcanic peaks of Mount Agung, Batur and Batukaru.
The villa’s eight bedrooms and numerous living spaces are distributed among a series of pavilions fanning out from a central courtyard and oriented to a panorama of emerald rice terraces. First is the entrance pavilion, which houses the spa, gym, and above, a rooftop bar, balé and performance space. On the ground floor of the main pavilion a foyer leads to the formal living room, the media room, the library and the master bedroom suite. Upstairs are two guest bedrooms. Next is the open-sided dining pavilion with guest kitchen and service kitchen tucked behind. To one side of the rolling lawn is the single-storey Pavilion housing the games room and two guest suites separated by a living area. On the other side is the two-storey pavilion with its open living area and three guest suites.
On the upper level of the entrance pavilion is a huge entertainment space, with alfresco performance area, covered bar, and enormous rooftop balé where guests can enjoy Bali’s legendary sunsets sprawled in cushioned comfort. Around the main 25-metre swimming pool are deeply cushioned sunbeds-for-two and all-weather rattan seating arranged in a convivial u-shape. The bedrooms’ balconies and decks provide many private areas for quiet relaxation too.
If it’s natural beauty you’re after, Tabanan has no shortage of breathtaking vistas of terraced rice paddies, black sand beaches, and looming mountains. There is a real sense of authentic Bali here, as the rampant development of Bali’s southern coasts further to the east has not yet marred the countryside of Tabanan. Whether you’re in for some surfing, hiking up thickly forested trails, cruising around in a 4-wheel drive or simply relaxing in a luxury villa, Tabanan offers a scenic escape.