Looking for a destination for the festive holidays ahead? Gather your nine closest consorts and make for the new Mandala. The Bay in Bali.
So it’s almost Christmas, which we all know is closely followed by New Year’s Eve, and before you know it, Chinese New Year. These are all prime holiday opportunities, and ones that should be shared with a few special people. But to do so, you’ll need digs that cater to everyone; a villa with space to live it up; that’s far from the maddening crowds but which has amenities that ensure you have the time of your life.
Fortunately, M. Group has launched the fourth of its design-led Mandala Places residences – Mandala. The Bay – a stunning five-bedroom villa on the island of Nusa Lembongan, a short boat ride from Bali.
A private retreat like no other, the new residence is surrounded by crystal clear waters that are renowned for surfing, diving and snorkelling, with pristine, deserted beaches always only a few minutes away. Combining Balinese architecture with Mediterranean-leaning and slightly bohemian interiors, as well as a curated art collection, the villa boasts five individually-designed king bedrooms – including a master bedroom set on a Joglo structure carved in teak – spread across 1,200 square meters.
To help you and your holiday mates make the most of your time in paradise there’s a fully-stocked cocktail bar, a swimming pool with ocean views, lush bathrooms with deep-soak tubs, and even a library, for when you’re writing those memorable dinner toasts your guests will expect.
After a long day exploring the island and its vibrant surrounding seas, scratching up on your downward-facing dog or catching break’s below the Devil’s Tear, all organised by a dedicated concierge, retreat to the ocean-fronted ‘secret’ fire pit with its banquette seating set into the cliffside rock
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