On the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean, the Indonesian archipelago stretches for thousands of miles. This immense jewel of greenery and gleaming colors is both enchanting and fascinating. Of its 17,000 islands, Bali is undoubtedly the star attraction. As a Hindu enclave in a predominantly Moslem country, this “island chosen by the gods” is still rich in ancestral beliefs that determine the actions and the daily lives of the inhabitants. Omnipresent demons and spirits exist here and are in contact with the living, whose daily ceremonies and rituals attempt to conciliate opposing forces. Nature that remains intact and preserved, is both feared and venerated, and perceived as a powerful and living entity. The tropical forests, fertile rice fields and fine sand beaches of the southernmost tip of the island, possess a remarkable variety of landscapes whose beauty invites contemplation.
On the southern tip of the Balinese coast, near the fishing village of Jimbaran, a pearl of refinement reveals its charms, ensconced in a thick layer of vegetation. Villa Balquisse, an intimate refuge in the heart of a coconut grove is, like its owner-designer Zohra Boukhari, a blend of influences and cultures. Moroccan by her origins and Belgian by nationality, Zohra Boukhari cleverly combines different genres. Inspired by her numerous visits to Tangier, she has created exotic, totally eastern interiors. As a tribute to her Moroccan origins, the rooms at Villa Basquisse contain silken, colorful fabrics, four-poster beds, Indian saris converted into quilt covers as well as furniture and accessories purchased during her walks around the island. “Everything here invites creativity”, says the designer about this haven of peace and serenity.
The experience continues in the restaurant where guests are urged to taste a variety of different spices or Mediterranean cuisine, another way to savor this little piece of heaven on earth.
“The Balinese have an everyday sense of creativity as witnessed by the beauty of their sarongs, the gracefulness of their ceremonies and the harmonious composition of their offerings. The choice of Bali was determined by its surroundings and the gentleness of life here. The idea of adding a Moroccan touch made innovation possible in an almost perfect world.” – Dominique Verdellet, associate to the designer, Zohra Boukhari
Four stars / Boutique hotel / Charm / Balinese-Moroccan style / Balinese gardens / Exoticism / Intimacy / Relaxation / Retreat / Close to Jimbaran Beach / Indonesian & Mediterranean cuisine / Henna Spa / Two outdoor swimming pools
Open all year
Double occupancy from 125 euros
Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - Kuta
Jalan Uluwatu 18 x
Jimbaran 80361 Bali
Between 18 and 25 hours according to the destination
The country is in three time zones
Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, west and center: + 5 hours in summer/ + 6 in winter
Bali, Nusa Tengara, Kalimantan east and south and Sulawesi : +6 hours in summer / + 8 hours in winter
Irian, Jaya and the Moluccas : +7hours in summer / +8 hours in winter
Two seasons : The hard dry monsoon (May to October), the humid monsoon (November to April)
Temperatures vary between 22 and 34°C ion and land 26 to 29°C in the sater
Passport valid six months after date of return
Visa required (before departure from an embassy – valid 60 days, or upon arrival at the airport – valid 30 days)
No vaccination necessary
The Indonesian rupee (rupiah) (DR) or Rp
Bahasa Indonesian is the official language
English, Dutch, Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, Minang, Bugis
More than 400 languages and dialects
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).