The Most Instagram-Worthy Luxury Villas In Indonesia

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It’s no secret a vacation in Indonesia has been on our bucket list for a while – and it’s not hard to understand, given one of the key activities we write about on Snorkels to Snow is about scuba diving.

What with Raja Ampat and the Komodo National Park, it’s our dream to spend some time traveling around this incredible South-East Asian nation on land and underwater. The landscape looks spectacular, from the grandeur of the volcanic peaks to the underwater playground, with a vibrant and thriving marine world.


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While John and I are often trying to find good travel deals and savings, the truth is we are both in our 30s and the idea of backpacking on a budget is no longer quite as exciting, nor necessary.

Bali and other parts of Indonesia are often seen as a great place for budget travellers but we also know there are some incredible spots for a luxurious getaway. Having just celebrated my 31st birthday this month, I’m aware of an increasing desire to want the finer things in life – the champagne life, not the beer-can budget. Backpacking was never really my style of travel, to tell you the truth. 

The good thing is that it’s no longer quite such a distant pipe dream – with our strong careers and work history over the last 10 to 15 years, no student loans or credit cards left to pay off and only the good debt of a mortgage, we can now start to consider options we wouldn’t have had five years ago. And let’s be honest, regardless of whether you’re a travel blogger or not, who doesn’t want to show off their luxury getaway on Instagram?

From ocean-view rooms with private plunge pools, to secluded getaways in tropical forests, let us take you on a journey of the most Instagram-Worthy luxury villas in Indonesia.

Maybe it’s still a pipe dream or perhaps a standard way of travel for you – either way it’s fun to indulge in the idea of some of these incredible accommodation options. Let us sweep you off your feet!

Which one would you choose?




Villa Tjitrap


Hidden away in a tropical garden in Bali, Villa Tjitrap is a secluded sanctuary combining a spiritual experience with luxury. I mean, just look at that pool at night! There’s nothing like an illuminated swimming pool for a touch of indulgence.

The decor and design feature subtle traditional Javanese influences. Laze in the swimming pool under the palm trees or relax in the pavilion with a cocktail in hand. It’s just 13-minutes to walk to Seminyak beach.


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Villa The Sanctuary Bali


This exquisite villa would be the most perfect setting for a wedding – if we were to do it all over again! It’s close to the surf beach of Canggu, but has its own 35m pool with a jacuzzi and kids pool, spa and gym.

Not that you’re really going to get bored on holiday in Indonesia, but this villa also has a library, media room, bar, billiards table and other games to keep everyone occupied. 





Situated in Lombok, the Puncak boasts a pretty impressive infinity pool and plunge pool with incredible views out to the sea. It’s an eco-hotel, built with locally-sourced wood and using natural ventilation and traditional style roofing.

The villa is surrounded by plenty of lush vegetation, vibrant flowers and one heck of an ocean view. Sigh. I can quite easily imagine us there.




Surrounded by rice fields, this luxury villa can accommodate up to 14 people. It has quite a contemporary design with a Balinese-style pavilion and a stunning 25 metre swimming pool – check out this photo!

I love the mix of dark timber and the stone colours in the decor, which gives a modern feel while still an element of traditional design. If you’re a golfer you’re in a luck – there’s even a six-tee golf course in the gardens.


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I don’t know what it is about this place,  but there’s something luxurious about the beautiful drapes in the window, the shape of the villa and the surrounding area to look out to.

Five minutes from Berawa Beach, this estate has two 4-bedroom villas, one 3-bedroom and a one-bedroom residence, all with their own garden and pool. The natural timbers give an authentic feel to the villas, while still retaining an element of contemporary design and modern luxury.


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Because who doesn’t want to stay in a tree house?

It’s funny how luxury-style tree houses have become quite a trend – they’re mysterious and childlike, quaint and ridiculously good looking.

The Mamole Tree House in Sumba is made of everyone’s childhood dreams but in a 5-star setting. It has spectacular ocean views as well as its own private beach and of course those infinity pools that we all seem to fall in love with. 

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I think I saved the best until last? Why are we so obsessed with tree houses these days! I heard the most popular cabin on Airbnb in the world is a luxury tree house in Atlanta. In fact, John and I hope to build something similar when we find some land to settle on, or maybe a log cabin. It just seems magical, innocent and like a fairytale. Or maybe it was all those Faraway Tree books we read as children.


If you could stay in any of these stunning luxury villas in Indonesia, where would you stay? Is a treehouse your style of travel, or perhaps something more contemporary and chic, with clean lines?

All I know is that if there are ocean views, an infinity pool and a glass of bubbly available, then I’m a happy lass.


Luxury Villas in Indonesia: Drool over these spectacular Instagram-worthy villas!

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  • WOW that is all I can say about this great roundup! The Amy Villa Dea Villas is my favorite on this list. I love Balinese architecture and hwo they are so relaxing and this is perfect! I would love to stay in one of these villas.

  • Medha Verma Bector

    These are some of the prettiest villas I have seen. I think that’s the best part about Indonesia- even luxury is not that unaffordable. And some of the villas have been made so amazingly beautiful, and so Instagram worthy. I love all your pictures and this is a great post!

  • bc21578

    I’ve been to Kuta. My villa looked nothing like any of these. Nihiwatu would be my first choice!

  • Kathy James

    Some beautiful places here for sure. I was going to say that my favourite was Puncak with the infinity pool but still with the feeling of nature. However you really did leave the best till last. I would love to stay at the Mamole Tree House!!

  • Fiona Mai

    These luxury villas in Indonesia all look amazing! I am particularly impressed with the Mamole Tree House. It’s such a great combination of nature and 5-star service. The swimming pool of Villa Mandalay also looks spectacular!

  • Anete Ilmete

    This in an amazing and insipring list. Each of these places is so beautiful, just like a paradise. My personal favorite is The Mamole Tree House. Seems the most unique one.

    • Yes! Seems like the tree house is capturing everyone’s imaginations! Why are we so obsessed with them?!

  • Air Flight Cheap Tickets

    Who doesn’t like to have a taste of all these beautiful luxuries in a lifetime? never seen yet! The tree house is quite outstanding and that’s why it’s left for the last, great play!

  • Steve Weiner

    wow just wow. hard to pick a favorite but Puncak looks so peaceful and serene. though I’m such a fan of tree houses that I don’t think I could resist that hideaway!

  • Lisa Rivera

    Hello fellow flashpacker! I too prefer boutique/luxury over the backpacking hostels, and I’m glad you got to experience this in beautiful Bali. I love the villas and the treehouse! I stayed in a similar treehouse development, though not quite as luxury as the one in your post 🙂

  • I think I would stay at Amy Villa Dea Villas. It looks so lush out on the water. Great roundup! I would consider myself a flashpacker too but do love the vibe of staying in hostels so try to choose the more upmarket ones.

  • Nolusindiso Hleko

    I stayed in mixed hostels on my last trip to Bali and realized I’m too old for such. These are truly instagram worth and of course luxurious, great post

  • Deni Verklan

    All of these villas look absolutely incredible and definitely insta-worthy! That’s one of the main reasons I’ve been so keen to go to Indonesia is because of how beautiful some of these villas are! I particularly love the Villa The Sanctuary’s beautiful dinner set-up and the Mamole Tree House because well- it’s a stunning tree house! I will definitely be book marking this post for my future travels to Indonesia! Thanks for sharing!

  • James Smith

    I think I would need to work out and diet for a couple of months before being ready for Instagram shots from a resort or luxury villa in Indonesia. And you are right I’d love to show off staying in one of the villas. The two that catch my eye are the Villa Tjitrap and Villa Mandalay. I love the infinity pool at Mandalay and the reflection photograph options at Tjitrap are amazing.

  • Elena Stevkovska

    Visiting Indonesia is a dream of mine. These places are all breathtaking.

  • Johanns Cordita

    How I wish I could sustain luxury travel too, but early twenties means to work out yet on financial plan hence enjoy whatever there is to offer on budget travel. Nonetheless, such a lovely idea for vacation you have in here.

  • These places are incredible! I can see why you are obsessed with Indonesia (have to admit I am too). I really like The Sanctuary Bali and the tree house. Hope I can stay in one of these places one day (and post on Instagram the evidence!).

  • OMG I think I’m in love with each one of these!! I would need to stay a minimum of 5 days at each haha – that’s doable, right?! Pinned! #FarawayFiles

  • Wow…wow…wow..Just take me there, ennie minnie mannie moe, either one just works. Such beauty to experience in this world

  • Wallis

    Omg these villas look incredible, all of them! How I wish I could spend all my days there !

  • Anaj Fidelis

    I heard a lot about indonesia but never been there. Your stunning photos have convinced me

  • Jennifer Riley

    My wife is going to freak out over that tree house! I always insist we travel budget, but this is more her style. Perhaps I can convince her to go to Indonesia if I promise the tree house:)

  • Michelle Weigold

    These all look fantastic, I’m especially tempted by the thought of having my own pool. So now the question is, when you go…which one are you going to choose??? Also, I am about to turn 31 in December and I just LOL’ed at your quote “the truth is we are both in our 30s and the idea of backpacking on a budget is no longer quite as exciting, nor necessary.” – SO TRUE!!!

  • Wow these look incredible and so luxurious! We had the pleasure of staying in some amazing places in Indonesia too! The luxury tree house looks awesome, this is something we must do one day!

  • budgetjan

    Indonesia is an intriguing country. I can imagine that it would be even more so in luxury accommodation. I can see myself at Deavillas Bali it looks just like me style. Thanks for linking up.

  • These places all look very luxurious but warm and welcoming at the same time

  • Carol

    I would love to be in Puncak!!!

  • Untold Morsels

    Love, love, love the Puncak in Lombok. I really need some Indo time. Book marking for future reference! Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFilez

  • Alex

    Amy Villa Dea Villas I think although they all look gorgeous. Where do you even start though, it sounds like we’re in the same boat as you – wanting to visit Indonesia next year but I don’t even know where to start, I think I need to read a few luxury travel blogs! 😉 #farawayflies

  • Hubba hubba! What amazing places to drool over. I can definitely see the draw and motivation to make it to somewhere like any of those! Thanks for sharing and adding more to the dream file! Cheers from Copenhagen! Erin #FarawayFiles

  • Elisa Subirats

    Book me Villa Tritap! Is the guy with the tie & dark sunglasses included in the price? 😀

  • Punita Malhotra

    My favourite from this collection would be the Mamole Tree House in Sumba. Indonesia and forest tree houses go so well together. And I certainly don’t mind the five-star treatment. 🙂

  • Edith Carolina Rodriguez

    These are beautiful! Would love to stay in one of them. I’ll be in Indonesia for a month in November, so I’ll keep these in mind.

  • Melody Pittman

    Beautiful places but the Sanctuary Bali would be my top pick. That one is dreamy! The tree house is unique, too.

  • On one hand, we hate to go with the crowd and be another “me too”…but on the other hand, we’d choose the tree house too! I mean…wow, that’s gorgeous! And the view is probably just as stunning as from some of the other villas, if not better. Given the chance, though, we’d jump for a stay at any of these! 🙂

  • Vyjay Rao

    I think Indonesia is one of the most exotic locations in the world. It has some of the most amazing villas and resorts in the world. These are really the stuff that dreams are made of. A real indulgence for the senses and fodder for the soul.

  • am i lame for being an indonesian but too broke to have ever been to any of these villas? 🙁


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