Cliff Hanging Villa Tanjung
Review by The Nomadic Shopper
PERCHED ON THE ROCKY OUTCROP BETWEEN MUSHROOM BAY AND TAMARIND BAY STANDS VILLA TANJUNG NUSA LEMBONGAN, AN IMPRESSIVE BALE STYLE BUILDING THAT STAKES HER CLAIM ON THE BLUFF HERE. VILLA TANJUNG RESTS PROUDLY ON THE POINT, COMMANDING ATTENTION AS YOU HUG THE COASTLINE UPON YOUR APPROACH INTO NUSA LEMBONGAN VIA BOAT.
“Tanjung” translates from Indonesian to mean headland and Villa Tanjung really does occupy the headland here with astounding views from every corner. Cleverly designed to ensure every element of that breathtaking view can be appreciated, the property boasts a 270 degree panoramic vista with the ocean on three sides. Every single room in this sprawling property offers you views of the water, including every bedroom, each bathroom and even the powder room, so not one guest misses out!
Incorporating traditional Indonesian design, Villa Tanjung spreads itself across a massive main pavilion with open air living and dining with a gorgeous alang alang (grass thatched) roof. Three separate smaller pod style buildings make up the five bedroom suites and games room. Natural materials including bamboo, thatched grass, stone and timber furnishings add to the natural island feel. Designed by famous Bali based architects Grounds Kent of Four Seasons Bali fame, the thought in the design concept of Villa Tanjung translates to every piece of this property.
A 17 metre pool lays between the open living bale and the cliff so when poolside you are at the edge of the cliff with nothing in front of you but vast blue seas and views of Mount Agung and Bali mainland.
Take the front gate to the side of the pool (on the Mushroom Bay side) and it leads you down to to the bottom of the cliff where a wide flat rocky platform juts out over the sea. Here you will find a private ladder clinging to the rock wall that you can descend and immerse yourself in the beautiful clear waters of Nusa Lembongan. There is something incredibly inspiring about this private hidden nook and entering the sea this way is so wonderful. Do take care, however, as there can be strong currents and swell here.
All your island needs are taken care of with a group of smiling staff at hand. Enjoy your complimentary daily breakfast freshly prepared from the in house menu with fresh juices, fruit platters, indonesian or western fare. You can even arrange the villa chef to cook you lunch or dinner but arrange this early so you you allow staff time to source ingredients. There is also a choice of wine, champagne, beer and soft drink at an extra charge. In villa massages can also be arranged to ensure you slip into Nusa Lembongan mode. Nightly turn down service add the final touch at the end of hard day enjoying the Villa Tanjung vista.
Villa Tanjung is sprawling and the sense of space is delightful. Beautiful and extensive landscaping feature at every turn creating peaceful outdoor spaces that add to the sense of peace and serenity here at Villa Tanjung. The gardens, designed by Bali’s leading landscape designer, Made Wijaya, really are lush and beautiful.
Villa Tanjung’s open design embraces the gifts Mother Nature has to offer welcoming the fresh outdoor air, the sea breezes, and the sounds of nature that travel on the breeze. This villa truly creates an island feel and a luxury escape that will have you unwound and ready to play your own Robinson Crusoe, albeit a very luxurious one in the Villa Tanjung story!
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Words by The Nomadic Shopper