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Bali’s Private Vacation Villas Are Booming In Popularity This High Season

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Whether settling in for two weeks on the sun lounger or living out of a suitcase hopping from one hotspot to the next, one thing is for sure, demand for luxury villas in Bali this summer season is booming.

Once upon a time, tourists would only book to stay in a resort or international brand hotel; now, travel trends are changing. 

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As online booking playrooms make it easier than ever for tourists to plan and book their own travel interiors, and as tourists seek more experiential travel, it makes sense that demand for private villas in Bali continues to soar.

While there is so much benefit to staying in a resort or a hotel, for many travelers, the privacy and spaciousness afforded by a private holiday villa just make sense.

It certainly makes it easier for tourists to feel super relaxed and at home in their new environment.

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As the peak holiday season gets started in Bali, thousands of travelers are looking for last-minute deals on private vacation rentals. True to form, Bali offers a plethora of options, from budget-friendly, cozy homes to blow-the-budget magnificent mansions and everything in between. There is a place for everyone in Bali. 

Canggu is easily the most popular travel destination in Bali right now, and there are hundreds of newly built villas and private suites for tourists to enjoy.

Take Astera Canggu for example. The resort offers the perfect getaway for couples looking for a private retreat in the heart of Bali’s most in-demand destination. 

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The private villas at Astera Resort in Canggu have everything guests could need for a dreamy Bali vacation.

The modern villas offer guests their own private pool, jacuzzis, and rice paddies views.

Located just a 9-minute drive from Batu Bolong Beach, Astera Resort Canggu offers guests the best of both worlds; a quiet retreat from the bustling beachfront but direct access to all the fun and frivolity at a moment’s notice. 

Nightly villa rates at Astera Resort start at IDR 3,840,000, including free WiFi and Netflix access, and in some online deals, breakfast is included. Astera Resort is just one of many private villa rentals in Canggu.

There are Bali rental villas to suit every travel style and every travel demographic. Whether flying solo, with the whole family, friends or partner, travelers are truly overwhelmed by choice!

Travelers should be aware that the provincial government in Bali is in the midst of a crackdown on accommodation providers who are operating illegally on the island.

This includes hotels, guesthouses, and private villas that are operating without the correct accommodation licenses and who have not paid the hotel and restaurant tax. 


Some of the best areas in Bali to rent a private villa are Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud, and Uluwatu. These areas have all seen a boom in the number of luxury private villas that are available for tourists to live like a local during their stay.

Many private villas are offered as fully serviced rentals, with daily housekeeping and staff on hand to help with travel arrangements and local tips and tricks to make the most out of the stay, 

The famous bamboo houses that often go viral on social media can be found in Ubud and smaller tourist villages like Sidemen and towards the north of the island around Munduk.


In a press statement issued last week, Bali’s Governor Koster said, “There are many illegal villas in Bali, there are even homestays where many tourists stay, and the hotel-restaurant tax is not imposed, which is detrimental. That’s why the regents and mayor have been asked to file records of illegal villas and homestays.” 

What does this mean for tourists planning their stay in Bali? How could someone booking their trip online possibly know whether a private villa has all their business paperwork in order?

It is likely that in the coming weeks, there could be a formal crackdown on illegally operating hotels, guesthouses, and homestays. 


Local village leaders across Bali’s busiest tourist regency, Badung,  have confirmed that they will be going door to door to ensure that every accommodation provider is up to date with their paperwork.

A more formal crackdown could include targeted investigations or raids similar to those conducted by the Tourism Task Force, which is working to eliminate foreigners working illegally in Bali. 

It is more likely, however, that the crackdown will impact long-stay visitors who are in informal rental agreements with local homeowners. 

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Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Quote "the crackdown will impact long-stay visitors who are in informal rental agreements with local homeowners."

This statement does not make sense. Surely it is the villa owners who are at risk for sanction if they rent out their villa without necessary license and permits? Let me guess. The Balinese hardly bother with any paperwork, so the idea appears to kick out the foreigners (with ref to Do's and Don'ts) and let the Balinese owner keep the rent with a "slap on the wrist"? What a farce.

Wayan Bo

Monday 12th of June 2023

If five US $ a day than it’s OK for nice cottage. - Nearly each shack is nicknamed as Villa by villain’s who want to rent them.