The Layar - Relaxed luxury


“From beachside boho hangouts to jungly properties with serious eco credentials, here is our pick of the best villas on Indonesia’s most-loved holiday island.” Best Luxury Villas In Bali 21 April 2022
“Think of a holiday in Bali, and three things come to mind: the sun, the beach, and a beautiful villa. If you’re an independent group of travellers on the hunt for all three, The Layar might just be the right place for you. Managed by Elite Havens, this particular group of 23 villas boasts accommodation ranging from one to four bedrooms, so every member of your party will have enough space to chill out.” Villa Resort Review: The Layar by Elite Havens in the Heart of Seminyak, Bali,, 21 September 2020.
“With the pandemic going on, we are all eagerly awaiting until we can take a trip to a faraway place so we can truly enjoy a well-deserved vacation. We’re bringing you some ideal locations where you can indulge yourself in some of the Far East’s Havens.” Indulge yourself at the 10 Far East’s Elite Havens,, Published 6th August 2020.
“The Layar in Seminyak is an elite haven for lovers of architecture, luxury and Bali. This luxurious resort is a boutique collection of villas that sits upon an expansive plot of prime Seminyak land.” Elegant Magazine, October 2015.
“Great spots for your next girls’ trip.”, Style & Décor Magazine, June 21st, 2019.
“The Layar Designer Villas and Spa makes a dramatic design impact on arrival.”, September 18th, 2018.
“5 Great Reasons to stay at The Layar.”, July 18 2018.
“The Layar goes extra mile to make your family vacation as comfortable and fuss-free as possible.” Epicure Magazine , May 2018.
“A design-led boutiques hotel slash private villa complex right in the heart of chic Seminyak.” Honeycombers, October 25 2017.
“The Layar Villa, set in Seminyak, a fashionable hub of high-end restaurants, beach bars and boutiques on Bali’s southwest coast.” , October 7 2017.
“Hi-tech vily jsou umístěny v soukromých zahradách vybavených velkými privátními bazény, Bali.” The Layar Villa, Top Class Magazine, September 2017.
“An exclusive boutique with 23 villas in the heart of Seminyak, Bali.” The Layar Exudes Contemporary Luxury, Epicure Magazine, September 2017.
“The Layar is nothing short of amazing.” The Layar Seminyak, THETMRW.COM, August 2017.
“For a faultless fusion of inspired architecture and easy tropical living, The Layar is in a class of its own.” The Layar’s Stylish Villas Stand Out in Chic Seminyak, Bali, Aeropolis Airlines + Destinations Magazine, July/August 2017.
“Privasi ternyata bukan perkara yang susah dicari di Seminyak. Di distrik trendi yang tak pernah sepi turis ini, akomodasi dengan privasi mumpuni mudah ditemukan. Namun mana yang paling memikat?” The Layar’s Stylish Villas Stand Out in Chic Seminyak, Bali, Aeropolis Airlines + Destinations Magazine, July/August 2017.
“Snuggled amid Seminyak’s tourist-heavy hot spots, premium resort The Layar — Designer Villas and Spa offers the ultimate seclusion.” Seminyak Sailing at The Layar, Destinasian , Published January 26, 2017.
“All opinions are 100% my own and I really tried to find fault, guys, but I failed!” Feeling Like A Celeb, , January 2017.
“With its elusive fusion of high-tech architecture, cool design aesthetic and a hot location, a stay at the The Layar is sure to set pulses racing.” Island Paradise Mabuhay Magazine , January 2017.
“You don’t need to spend hours on researching the right one, we took care of it and pinned down the 15 best villas in Seminyak to inspire you for your next Bali dream getaway.” The Best Villas in Seminyak, The Asia Collective, Published October 15, 2016.
“We loved their sophisticated take on Italian cuisine all created with great attention to detail and using high quality ingredients.” Settimo Cielo at The Layar, Hungry Hongkong , Published August 2016.
“Ondy Sweeting gets swept away in the epic confines of The Layar.” Layar Layar Pants on Fire, The Yak Online, Published December 2015.
“So my job is to give them whatever they want – comfort food…” Aussie chefs make a mark in Indonesia’s holiday capital, Bali.” Herald Sun, July 02, 2015
“Tucked in the heart of Seminyak, The Layar holds its class as a designer villa with inspiring architecture and easy tropical living experience.” The Layar Designer Villas and Spa, Tropical Life, edition Sep – Dec 2014.
“…the villa resort reaches the maximum level of aestheticimpression that is both unique and original.” Extraordinary Yet Sophisticated Avant-Garde Design , Indonesia Magazine , Vol. II/ No. 63/ JUL – AUG 2014.
“Weather-wise, it wasn’t the best timing when Ve Handojo spent two nights in Bali. Yet The Layar provided a wonderful safe sail.” Privacy Redesigned at The Layar , FRV Travel Magazine , Edition 10.4 December 2013 – January 2014
“7 Perfectly Good Reasons for a Chinese New Year Holiday in Bali.” Press release, Jan 27, 2015
“Six Stunning Private Villas to Wow your Valentine” Press release, Edition February 10, 2015.
“Stay, Play & Enjoy It All on Us” Press release, Edition Sep 30, 2015.

Guest Reviews

  • Nestled in a lush green garden adorned with exotic plants - a true paradise retreat. Upon entering our villa, we were immediately impressed by the outdoor living concept. The villa seamlessly integrated indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing to enjoy beautiful green gardens with exotic plants and private outdoor pool while still having all the comforts of a well-furnished "home". The bedding was truly exceptional. The mattresses were heavenly, the sheets of the highest quality and the pillows true highlight. It was like sleeping on a fluffy cloud. While the bedrooms offer indoor comfort, the outdoor bathroom with a hot tub allowing to connect with nature in the most indulgent way. A truly remarkable experience. An other one feature that truly captured our attention and added an extra touch of enchantment was the mesmerizing fish pond. It added a touch of magic and elegance to the villa. The fully equipped kitchen was a pleasant surprise, and we appreciated the option to have a chef come

    Meng H, Hong Kong

    June 22nd, 2023 - June 25th, 2023

  • Exceptional - The villa was super cool. Very kind and helpful staff. Everything was great. It was our honeymoon and they decorated the room and the bathtub. Definitely recommended.

    Burçem Bengisu I, Turkey

    May 18th, 2023 - May 20th, 2023

  • The best place to stay for privacy in a luxurious villa and location is close to all the best day clubs.

    Jean Philippe V, Reunion

    January 2nd, 2023 - January 10th, 2023

  • Good villa with big garden

    Yasmine Jane A, Malaysia

    July 5th, 2022 - July 7th, 2022

  • Loved the villa - everything was superb Thank you.

    Jenni O, Australia

    December 5th, 2016 - December 10th, 2016

  • I recently stayed at the Layar, my stay was perfect, my villa was absolutely beautiful, the staff were outstanding, breakfasts were delicious. A fantastic place to stay to wind down and relax. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Layar villas.

    Donna L, Australia

    December 2nd, 2016 - December 7th, 2016

  • Gorgeous villa and grounds, ideal place to relax in the centre of town.

    Hamish M, Australia

    July 5th, 2016 - July 8th, 2016

  • We loved our stay at The Layar, would definitely come again.

    SUE T, Australia

    June 30th, 2016 - July 8th, 2016

  • Awesome!

    Krystal L, Taiwan

    May 5th, 2016 - May 7th, 2016

  • Great stay - location was a little further out than we were expecting however the buggy down to Seminyak Square was a great way to travel. Villas were super quiet - with only staff coming in to clean or deliver food. Breakfasts were absolutely fabulous.

    Devyn D, Australia

    April 19th, 2016 - April 26th, 2016

  • Absolutely stunning villa. Felt like a newly developed villa complex. Lots of privacy and short stroll to the main Seminyak shops. Also was very impressed with the buggy service into town.

    Kate F, Australia

    April 11th, 2016 - April 16th, 2016

  • Lovely villa suitable for group of friends or family. We enjoyed the large space and had a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

    Metteline P, Singapore

    February 19th, 2016 - February 23rd, 2016

  • We enjoyed a relaxing and tranquil stay in the 4 bedroom villa. Beautifully appointed with stylish indoor and outdoor living areas - the Villa was well equipped and afforded our family fun times to enjoy around the private pool. The location is ideal and central to some terrific restaurants and bars and boutique shops. We would definitely recommend the Layar to our friends and family.

    Krystal A,

    January 16th, 2016 - January 18th, 2016

  • It's a gorgeous villa in great location of Seminyak eventhough it's not on the beachfront. The design is so unique. We had a wonderful stay here.

    Mr. Naresh S,

    January 9th, 2016 - January 12th, 2016

  • Beautiful experience. Everyone was so friendly. The villas were private and well maintained. The in house spa and BBQ was excellent and the buggy into town was so convenient. It was great having both air conditioned as well as indoor/outdoor spaces.

    Gemille C, Australia

    December 27th, 2015 - January 3rd, 2016

  • Lovely staff lovely villas, surely will come again

    Yuxuan Si, China

    October 18th, 2015 - October 20th, 2015

  • Our family loved staying at The Layar. We would happily recommend it to others.

    Kellie E, Australia

    May 30th, 2015 - June 7th, 2015

  • WOW We booked a 3 and 4 bedroom villa, staying with 14 family and friends, the villas met all expectations and then some, villas were beautifully presented, cleaned everyday, the pool was stunning and thankfully refreshing, and the staff at the Layar were great, location was perfect, you are far away from the madness out on the street, but only a short walk to all the bars and restaurants, would certainly recommend the Layar to anyone. Paul hogarth.

    Paul H, Indonesia

    May 30th, 2015 - June 9th, 2015

  • I felt like I was in heaven from the minute I stepped into Villa 5 (4 Bed Villa) at The Layer. My husband & I were in the Master Bedroom, that is seperate to the Main Villa, which meant we had our own little private hideaway.Apart from the 3 bedrooms & ensuites in the Main Villa, there was a magnificent TV room, with wrap around lounge. The kitchen was well equiped, the dining table very comfortably accommodated our large family. Also has it's own massage room with shower & toilet, that was handy for when we were out by the pool. Most of our entertaining was out by the Pool & Spa.The Garden/ Pool area set in a lush garden setting, can only be described as Paradise. The staff were absolutely amazing, if ever we needed anything, they were at the Villa within seconds to accomodate our request.They serviced the Villa, Pool & Gardens daily & all staff were always happy & friendly. The breakfast provided was amazing with the staff coming in at the requested time & setting everything up & then coming back to clear away. Also would like to mention we utilised room service for lunch & sometimes afternoon snacks, prices were very reasonable & again meals magnificent. I thoroughly recommend staying at The Layar especially at Villa 5.A very memorable experience.

    Linda W, Australia

    April 11th, 2015 - April 21st, 2015

  • Given the relatively higher price of these villas, we had very high expectations of the accommodations, amenities and staff. Pleasingly, these expectations were not only met, but significantly exceeded. I am not prone to exaggeration either!! Outstanding villas, with truly helpful staff. There are a multitude of villas in Bali and it is often difficult to discern which offers the best value. We have stayed at some others, and researched many more. Let me save you the time and risk. Layar Villas are the only way to go (on the proviso you are pitching in that upper price range) Kris

    Kris H, Australia

    March 18th, 2015 - March 22nd, 2015

  • Absolute 5 star facilities. Great location in Seminyak, and very friendly staff. Our villa handled two families and five children with ease.

    Luke C, Australia

    March 6th, 2015 - March 12th, 2015

  • Me and bunch of friends went there for a short break and The Layar has it all. The rooms are perfect and let me not start with the bathroom. It was so spacious that you can dance around and have your bath with peace. The swimming pool itself is also a big temptation for everyone to jump in right after check in. We couldn't handle the aqua color pool. As for the butler service is very helpful since we were travelling with little kid,so there are some menu that needs to be adjusted to suit little kid taste bud. I can't say anymore but perfection.

    Luisa Yustina Halim, Malaysia

    March 4th, 2015 - March 6th, 2015

  • I stayed in the Layar for 4 nights and had an absolute fabulous time. The service and quality of the villa I stayed in was unmatched with any other hotel or villa I stayed in.

    Peter W, Netherlands

    November 15th, 2014 - November 19th, 2014

  • Fantastic architecture - modern but classic Balinese style. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful gardens. Can't wait to return!

    Anne Suttie , Indonesia

    November 12th, 2014 - November 22nd, 2014

  • Great Location - nice big spacious villa for a couple

    Jess D, Australia

    October 21st, 2014 - October 31st, 2014

  • Staff were incredible! for the second part of my trip I booked another villa and ended up cancelling and coming back as the Layar was so great!Highly recommend.

    Brooke / Michael and Erica Wedding, Australia

    October 10th, 2014 - October 14th, 2014

  • Perfect place to relax. Very friendly and service oriented stuff. Recommendable!

    Wolfgang K, China

    April 3rd, 2014 - April 7th, 2014

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