My boyfriend and I stayed at Villa Selalu in April 2017, and we are already planning our next trip back - what an absolute dream. From the moment the island unveiled herself across the water a small gathering of huge smiles and enthusiastic waves greeted us - the staff of Villa Selalu, who made us feel like family from the moment we arrived. The weather was perfect, we had 7 days on the gorgeous remote island of Gili Gede. The local villagers were inquisitive and friendly and the children were so excited to meet and greet us with their cheeky giggles and big “HELLO’s!”.
We hopped off the boat, onto the beach buggy and were whisked away along a path weaving through the sand, in between the coconut trees and up the hill to the entrance of Villa Selalu. The entrance is spectacular, walking up the stone steps and welcomed by a delicious ‘welcome drink’ before being overwhelmed by sweeping views of the ocean, hills of Lombok and the infinity pool. After pinching ourselves that this was real and ALL OURS for a week we headed to our bedroom. I love polished concrete, the smoothness and cool feel under your skin, the clean polished finish, every detail and comfort has been thought through so effortlessly.
The beds are HUGE, and the walk in wardrobe and bathrooms are something of a dream. Total luxury but perfectly balanced with “homey” touches that make you feel like you can relax and feel right at ease.
I won’t go on and on about the coral reefs at your doorstep; the private white sand beach waiting for you to explore; the food (a seafood lovers dream!!!), the staff - so caring and flexible around dietaries with food and ensuring your stay is perfect while giving you space to enjoy the privacy; I urge you to come and see it all for yourself.
Villa Selalu you are a rare find. Unique, unspoilt, you delivered above and beyond our expectations.
What a place! Not only a beautiful and luxurious villa, with amazing food and service from the locals....but a place of peace and and calm to rejuvenate the soul.
Can't wait to go back. Planning for same time 2019 already :)
We were lucky enough to stay in this stunning villa as a family
The size ,quality and setup was as good as anywhere I’ve stayed !
The staff was amazing and a private chef was provided who was spectacular
We snorkelled and swam every day , we went island hopping and we even had a day out fishing
We have already booked to come back
This place is one of the most stunning places I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. My family and I took the fast boat from Bali over to the island where we were greeted with smiles, waves and a cool drink from the wonderful Villa Selalu staff. We were then taken by buggy up to the top of the hill where we were then greeted with a glass of champagne and the most spectacular villa and view I've ever seen. It's literally breathtaking and takes a while to actually believe this is where we will be staying.
The villa is truly amazing. It's been beautifully designed with stylish interiors and furnishings where no expense has been spared. Even the artwork is stunning. The view of course is second to none which can be enjoyed from all rooms and outdoor areas. The bedrooms are spacious and stylish with their own outdoor bathrooms and the beds are so comfortable it is like staying in a five star hotel. The infinity pool is another personal favourite where you can have a swim while gazing out over the ocean. Of course there is the private beach for when you feel like a change from the pool. Or you can go for walks and explore the island or even take a bike ride. There are just so many options but in the end we just wanted to chill and relax and enjoy our private paradise!
In addition to the beauty of the location and the villa is the staff. The team of staff on hand are so friendly and accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. We felt completely looked after. The homemade pizzas were a winner!
I just want to say a big thank you to Belinda, the owner, and the team at Villa Selalu who helped make our stay so memorable. This has been the experience of a lifetime which we will never forget. Thank you for having us and for making us feel so welcome. We will definitely be back!!
Villa Selalu is located on the most gorgeous island and has everything you could want on a holiday. The house provides a relaxing yet exciting space for all ages. The view is incredible from all corners of the property, especially the rooftop. The staff are so welcoming and accommodating and give you a five star experience. I would recommend this villa to anyone wanting to escape to the untouched islands of Indonesia. Can’t to return!!
We stayed at this outstanding Villa for 2nights and was blown away by the total ambiance of this Villa. From golf cart pick up from the beach taking you to the Villa, and the warm welcome by the staff. The villa had everything plus more to make our stay a wonderful experience. What with your own private beach to snorkel or swim off, with even Turtle nests on the beach, to a short boat trip to a fabulous restaurant at a resort called Kokomo it was every thing we dreamed about plus more.
Thank you so such much for making our stay such a wonderful experience. Will defitanlly return in in the very near future for longer next time.
Villa Selalu is not only extremely aesthetically pleasing, it's the perfect place to get away with a group of people and imerse yourself in the amazing culture. During our stay we snorkeled, walked around the island, went on boat trips to neighboring islands, swam in the beautiful wet edge pool and cooked. The villa has an incredible view and the rooms are simply stunning. I would have to say the outdoor showers were probably my favourite part. All in all, this villa was incredible to stay in and contributed largely to such an amazing stay in Gilli Gede. Would 100% recommend!