Villa Devatas, Bali

My friend had been talking about the full moon party on Gili Trawangan for the last five months, but within 30 minutes of arriving at Villa Devatas that plan had gone to hell. We had only planned to stay one night before heading off to the Gilis at the crack of dawn, except that after a tour of our villa and the property, it was clear that the half a day we had there wasn’t going to be long enough.

Now when I say villa, I don’t mean just one. The place is a compound made up of four single story villas, all complete with indoor and outdoor showers, gigantic king-sized canopy beds, Bulgari bathroom products, day beds overlooking the tropical gardens and luxurious freestanding baths. If you think that sounds good, just wait until you see the main abode. Set away from the others, this two-story villa comes complete with its own private infinity pool, bathtub built around a boulder and outdoor conversation pit. The communal areas of the property surround one of the most amazing pools we have ever seen and include dining and living areas, a day spa, gym, pool room and media room.

Set along the Ayang River, the property has been designed with relaxation in mind. Round the clock nannies, chefs, drivers and housekeepers mean you can listen to the calming river acoustics as much as you like. You can even organise a private yoga lesson by the pool or a scuba lesson in it.