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Three of the best villas in Bali

Gather friends and family for good times in these tropical villas.

By Helen Anderson
A pool villa, Alila Villas Uluwatu

Alila Villas Uluwatu

This clifftop jigsaw puzzle of striking Modernist architecture houses 65 villas on the southern tip of Bali. Each has its own pool and cabana, but guests also gather at the 50-metre pool with views across the ocean, at the yoga pavilion and in the two restaurants. Each villa, with one to three bedrooms, has a butler who's also trained as a babysitter.

Jalan Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, +62 361 848 2166, alilahotels.com

The Villas at Ayana Resort Bali

Expect massages, flower baths, butler service and a guaranteed sunset reservation at the resort's Rock Bar during stays at its 78 one- and two-bedroom villas on the clifftop of Jimbaran Bay. Many have ocean views; all have private pools.

Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, +62 361 702 222, ayana.com

Pool at an Ocean Front Cliff Villa, The Villas at Ayana Resort
Pool at an Ocean Front Cliff Villa, The Villas at Ayana Resort

The Club at The Legian

These one- and two-bedroom beachside villas may be in busy Seminyak, yet they're cocooned by tropical gardens and private pools. Stays include butler service, snacks and minibar drinks, breakfast, airport transfers and a private car for shopping in Seminyak.

Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, +62 361 730 622, lhm-hotels.com

A Sunrise Club villa
A Sunrise Club villa

Villas recommended by boutique travel agency Travel Associates, travel-associates.com.au