The Anandita is the embodiment of “tropical paradise”. It is a fantastic four bedroom villa shrouded in luscious gardens and colourful flowers – frangipani, bougainvillea and towering palm trees – backing on to a white sand beach with sunset views of Mount Agung in Bali. The villa has a stunning curvy swimming pool with several shaded alcoves to lie in and read your book. The pool links straight into a cool living room with a pool table, funky lights and oversized Asian furniture. The dining room is a breezy pavilion decorated with statues, which looks out over the gardens and the lily pond. There is also a beachside balé for sunbathing, cocktails or candlelit beach BBQs.
The Anandita feels very much like a home away from home and staff are exceedingly warm and friendly; Gusti, the villa manager, is a ray of sunshine. He can take guests snorkelling and kayaking offshore from the villa or cycling through nearby local villages and fishing markets. If required, he can also accompany guests to the Gili Islands, or arrange for a private boat to take them snorkelling, diving and fishing at Gili Meno with a beach picnic on Gili Air, just 5 minutes away by speed boat. The property is situated right next door to Hosaido golf course.