WELCOME TO THE LAYAR
About The Layar
For a faultless fusion of inspired architecture and easy tropical living, The Layar is in a class of its own. This iconic enclave in the heart of Seminyak comprises 23 villas, each set in its own very private garden sanctuary fanning out from a central colonnade of mature flowering trees. An elevated setting means the villas’ front boundary walls all but disappear, creating a sense of openness and space that’s rare in this most popular of Bali’s resort areas.
Design enthusiasts are sure to love The Layar – meaning ‘sail’ in the Indonesian language and named in tribute to the villas’ distinctive roofs that taper dramatically to the ground like the rigging of a traditional sail boat. These iconic roofs, which are the signature of The Layar’s architects, create exciting split-level open living spaces with curved and angled walls and contrasting natural finishes that include tropical hardwoods, marble and stone sourced from the Indonesian archipelago.
Light, spacious and open-plan for easy entertaining, living areas flow smoothly out to the swimming pool and jacuzzi deck and on into the garden. Many of the villas have mezzanine-level media rooms, and all have plenty of comfortable seating areas. The bedroom suites are large and designed for privacy – every room, even the bathrooms, enjoys garden views.
The Layar offers a choice of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, each with its own distinctive design and all with an uncurbed feeling of space and openness. The one-bedroom villas are so romantic, yet even the largest four-bedroom villa has intimate, away-from-it-all corners.
Pleasing to those who treasure their privacy, staff only appear when you need them; The Layar is run along the lines of a boutique resort – complete with central kitchen and room service – so staff are on hand to tidy or serve up a sumptuous breakfast or poolside barbecue, otherwise you’ll have the villa entirely to yourself. And if you can tear yourself away, Bali’s best restaurants, bars and boutiques are only moments away.
One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the service provided by dedicated staff. The Layar has over 80 staff, professionally trained and determined to do their utmost to please with their warm and friendly Balinese hospitality.
- Villa manager
- The Layar’s manager, Paolo Doldi, is responsible for the overall operation of the villa estate including staffing, special requests and guest satisfaction. His team includes an assistant manager.
- The skilled chef creates delectable dishes from The Layar’s extensive room service menu, or he and his team will happily prepare an amazing barbecue for you to enjoy in your villa. A chef can also be privately engaged to cook special meals for you at the villa.
- A butler will be on hand throughout the day, and will also assist in the kitchen at mealtimes.
- Housekeepers will discreetly look after daily villa cleaning and tidying, and will prepare bedrooms in the evening.
- Spa therapist
- A dedicated spa therapist is available to provide a wide menu of spa treatments in your villa, from 9am to 9pm.
- Garden and pool
- The lush gardens and swimming pools are well maintained on a daily basis
- Trained security guards working in shifts keep the villa estate safe and secure round-the-clock.
Good food, effortlessly provided and gracefully served, is key to a relaxing and rewarding holiday experience.
Guests at The Layar can enjoy delicious food all day long, with a breakfast menu available from 7am to 11am and an extensive room service menu available from 11am to 10pm. Asian favourites like Nasi Goreng, Sate and Beef Rendang sit side by side with grilled tenderloin and salmon. Kids are well looked after too, with their own menu.
Particularly popular are The Layar’s private barbecue dinners – prepared, cooked and served at sunset in your villa garden. Guests also have the option of engaging a private chef who will design a special menu for them to enjoy ‘at home’ in the villa.
Guests preferring to self-cater will appreciate the villas’ well-equipped kitchens, and provisions can be found at the gourmet supermarkets only a ten-minute walk away.
Children at The Layar
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
The Layar is a great villa for families; its lawn and pool area providing lovely space for play – there’s even a special shallow section for paddlers (safety fences are available for hire). In fact, you don’t need to worry about packing any of the usual cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay: just let us know what you need and anything we don’t have in-house we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items). Babysitters can also be organised for a small extra charge should mums and dads want to explore dining options beyond the villa grounds.
Although the kitchen is equipped with all you need to prepare simple meals for fussy eaters or babies, there’s also a special menu to suit children’s taste buds with firm favourites like spaghetti bolognaise, mini burgers, chicken fingers and ice cream.
When the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear off, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area to keep kids of all ages amused throughout the holiday.
The Layar ‘s personalised spa service allow guests to enjoy an extensive menu of pampering treatments and therapies in the privacy of their villa, including remedial massages, and natural scrubs and body wraps using eco-organic products.
Villa guests can also call on The Layar’s Spa Wellness Service for specialist sessions such as cranio sacral therapy, Watsu water therapy, energy healing, personal fitness training and private yoga.
Here are some examples of what’s on the spa menu:
The Layar signature massage
Indulge in the ultimate massage experience. After a luxurious and relaxing mineral and essential oil foot soak, enjoy a traditional Balinese massage, and then be immersed in a relaxing bath of lemongrass essential oil and rose petals.
Red wine massage
When applied topically, red wine improves blood circulation and helps eliminate cellulite. The wine contains antioxidants and polyphenols that assist with keeping the skin smooth. Enjoy this unique treatment of red wine oil massaged into the skin, followed by an organic natural body scrub to leave the skin supple and rejuvenated.
Indulge in the nutritious and moisturising properties of cocoa. The unique ‘Chocolate sensation’ includes an aromatherapy massage with chocolate oil, a chocolate body scrub to remove dead skin cells, a soothing chocolate body mask wrap and a relaxing flower bath with chocolate bath salts and essential oil. The finale is a cup of hot chocolate and biscuits!
This stimulating facial combines edible, natural organic ingredients and plant extracts with a gentle acupressure massage of energy points on the face, which helps release toxins and revitalise delicate facial skin.
The Layar is an exclusive residential enclave set well back from a quiet road a short stroll from Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak’s culinary and fashion epi-centre. Bali’s best-known restaurants are all within easy walking distance, as are boutiques, galleries, gourmet shops and homeware stores. And mere moments away is the sweep of the black-sand Petitenget Beach, famed for its surf breaks and sunset bars.
- Petitenget beach
- Echo Beach
- Tanah Lot
- Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Three Bedroom Villas
The 11 three-bedroom Layar villas all feature striking changes of floor level to create interest and define spaces. The huge open living and dining room fans out from a raised platform alongside the kitchen, widening to the garden and pool area at the front. Secluded on separate sides of this vast living area, the three bedroom suites each enjoy complete privacy and outdoor space in the form of a deck, terrace or bathroom garden. Between villa and garden is a large swimming pool with sun deck and, in most villas, a jacuzzi.
A light-flooded living and dining area, defined by dramatic overlapping roofs and a mix of angled and curved walls forms the heart of the villa. Handsome furniture rests on the acid-washed marble floors that flow unrestricted from the edge of the pool to a raised area of polished Merbau-wood opening onto a very well equipped kitchen. Four of the villas have a mezzanine level media room; in the others the free-flowing living space is so large, it’s not missed.
Edging right into the living area for toe-dipping convenience is the jacuzzi and shallow section of the swimming pool. Another social space is created by the pool deck and garden with sun-loungers and sunset views.
The design intelligence so noticeable in The Layar creates an unprecedented sense of privacy for all three king-sized bedrooms, which lie off the main living area behind statement walls of stone or via well-screened entrances set at an angle or on different levels. The spacious master bedroom enjoys a glamorous bathroom with large bathtub, shower, double basins and a private garden. The guest bedrooms are just as enticing and secluded, with equally gorgeous indoor/outdoor bathrooms, many also featuring their own private garden areas.
|Price (per night)
|10 nights or more
|09 Jan 2015 to 02 Apr 2015
|US$ 550 ++
|US$ 468 ++
|11 Apr 2015 to 15 Jun 2015
|US$ 578 ++
|US$ 491 ++
|01 Sep 2015 to 18 Dec 2015
|US$ 578 ++
|US$ 491 ++
|03 Apr 2015 to 10 Apr 2015
|US$ 656 ++
|US$ 590 ++
|16 Jun 2015 to 31 Aug 2015
|US$ 656 ++
|US$ 590 ++
|19 Dec 2015 to 08 Jan 2016
|US$ 803 ++
|US$ 723 ++
Extra beds : US $60 ++ per extra bed sleeps 1, includes daily breakfast.
Villa rates is subject 21% Government Tax and Service Charge.
Check In and Check Out:
CHECK-IN TIME: after 2:00 PM
CHECK-OUT TIME: before 12:00 NOON
Early check-in is available for free-of-charge and subject to availability:
- Late check-out until 3:00 PM is available for free-of-charge if we do not have other guests arriving on that day.
- Late check-out until 6:00 PM will be charged 50% of nightly rate, after 6:00 PM will be charged at full nightly rate.
Minimum Stay Requirements:
Low Season: 2-NIGHTS
High Season: 5-NIGHTS
Peak Season: 5-NIGHTS
Accommodation rates is per NIGHT per VILLA (not per person) and inclusive of:
- Pick up & transfer from airport to villa and transfer from villa to airport (1 x in & 1 x out) in private air-conditioned car.
- Refreshments and welcome drink upon arrival at the villa.
- Welcome pack of cold drinks, fruits and snacks.
- Free mineral drinking water for the duration of stay.
- FREE usage Wi-Fi broadband Internet access – Guest’ personal laptop is required.
- In-villa DAILY continental breakfast (max. 2 breakfast per room).
- Serviced daily including housekeeping / buttler service and ground maintenance.
* Meals, laundry, local transportation, telephone bill and other optional extras are at guest’s account.
** Latest model 6-seater air-conditioned car with personal English speaking driver is available for an extra US$ 55 per day – ALL IN.