Villa Iskandar - Pool
Villa Iskandar - Pool deck
Villa Iskandar - Living and dining
Villa Iskandar - Living area
Villa Iskandar - Dining room
Villa Iskandar - Chef
Villa Iskandar - Bedroom one
Villa Iskandar - Bathroom one
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Villa Iskandar - Bathroom two
Villa Iskandar - Bedroom three
Villa Iskandar - Bedroom four
Villa Iskandar - Sunloungers
Villa Iskandar - Riverside
Villa Iskandar - Night at the villa

Villa Iskandar

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Sleeps 8 Adults

Villa Iskandar is a serene riverside sanctuary, built into the banks of the Yeh Penet River in Bali’s Tabanan Regency.

Designed over three levels, this elegant villa comprises four air-conditioned bedrooms, a large free-form swimming pool and ironwood deck, an open-sided living room and a more formal dining room. A poolside dining area and a choice of balconies and decks provide endless options for relaxation. The property’s stunning contemporary architecture is harmonised with dark timbers and a Chinese-themed decor, completed with antique furnishings and artwork throughout.

Against a gorgeous backdrop of towering trees and thickets of giant bamboo, guests will be serenaded by the song of the river and the sounds of nature. Here, iridescent blue kingfishers, monitor lizards and other creatures are commonplace. This peaceful out-of-town location feels like it is miles from anywhere but is actually only 13 kilometres from the restaurants, nightlife and shops of Petitenget and Seminyak. A car and driver is available for up to 8 hours a day (at a special rate), to whisk you off for a night on the town or for a visit at the picturesque Tanah Lot sea temple.

Iskandar shares a dedicated 400-square-metre space with its neighbour Villa Atacaya. When the two villas – known collectively as the Nyanyi Riverside Villas – are rented together they offer a nine-bedroom option for large groups of friends and extended families.

Complemented by sophisticated facilities, caring staff and superb service, Iskandar offers a truly beautiful setting and is great for families and groups of friends who are looking for a luxurious close-to-nature escape.

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Unique features

Near the beach
Rice Field or River View
Close to bars and restaurants

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Villa Iskandar is situated in a jungle-fringed river gorge close to the village of Beraban in Bali’s Tabanan regency, which is known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’ due to its vast terraced rice fields. This quaint village bordering a river is a rare example of a traditional Balinese community barely touched by tourism and the rapid development to the south of the island. Villa guests are accorded a privileged insight into the agricultural, religious and daily life of the friendly villagers. Just four kilometres away is the famed Tanah Lot sea temple. The nearest surf beaches, including Echo Beach, are about eight kilometres from the villa.

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Villa Iskandar’s manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life

In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.

  • Villa Iskandar is close to the famous temple at Tanah Lot (4km), although in peak season a few too many tourists may transform a sunset visit into more of a heaving photo opportunity than a moving experience. Visiting early in the morning (8-9am) provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.
  • A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (8km) where a number of cafes offer good sunset views and cold beer. Note that the beach here is dark volcanic sand and the waters are better suited to surfing, having a pronounced swell and rip, rather than children’s swimming.
  • Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast from Echo Beach is also a good sunset spot, or try the more casual cafe across the road; Old Man’s for alfresco all day dining.
  • Fashionistas, trendies and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave (13km). Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques. There is a wide choice of fine dining, mid range, and cheap ‘n cheerful restaurants in Seminyak too: fine dining venues include Mama San, Petitenget, Sardine and Métis.
  • Drive westwards to explore the charming Tabanan regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities. You may wish to visit the breathtaking panorama of the Jatiluwih rice terraces (40km), which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 for its preservation of traditional Balinese farming techniques. At a height of 850m above sea level, the view here is one of the finest imaginable. Alternatively, head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.
  • Bali Treetop Adventure Park is near the town of Bedugal in northern central Bali (next to Lake Bratan). Five adventure circuits, with heights ranging from two to 20 metres, challenge all level and ages on suspended bridges, spider nets, Tarzan jumps and 12 flying foxes.
  • The most exclusive Bali trekking tour promises breath-taking vistas and heart-warming encounters while supporting sustainable social change in the once-forgotten villages of Muntigunung. Elite Havens is a proud partner of Muntigunung Community Social Enterprise.
  • Covering 3.8 hectares of tropical parkland in Kuta, Waterbom Bali has 16 water slides (including The Climax with its 360 degree loop) to entertain the young and the young at heart. A great family day out, but go early to beat the crowds.



Shake off the stress of holiday planning. Let the Elite Concierge take care of all your bookings and arrangements, from transport, tours and restaurant reservations, to any special requests for your arrival. We’re here to make your holiday experience extraordinary.

Quick facts

Beraban village, Tabanan, south-west Bali, Indonesia.
8 people (4 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds).  4 extra beds may be set up on request at additional charge.
Living areas
Upstairs living/dining room; downstairs formal dining room and kitchen; indoor dining for 8; outdoor dining for 8; riverside deck with daybed.
15m x 5m x 1.4m.
Villa manager; full-time chef ; butlers; garden/pool maintenance – (shared with Villa Atacaya); security. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request for a small additional cost.
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets). Grocery cost is charged 20% handling fee which is subject to service and tax at the prevailing rate.
WiFi internet access; landline for local calls; mobile phone coverage.
Satellite TV; DVD player; surround-sound system; CD player; iPod dock.
For families
Villa Iskandar is well equipped for families. Facilities include: baby cot; high chair; DVDs; pool toys.
In villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
Car and driver available for 8 hours at a special rate of USD35++/day (excludes petrol).
Additional facilities
Barbecue; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit box.
Property area
1,930sqm (land).
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The layout

Indoor Living

  • Large, open-sided sitting area with comfortable sofas on first floor overlooking the pool and river
  • Indoor dining room with seating for 10 that can be closed for air-conditioned comfort or opened via French doors to let in the breeze
  • 48” flat-screen TV in top floor lounge room with cable TV and DVD player
  • Contemporary architecture and exotic Chinoiserie antiques spread throughout
  • Kitchenette next to living room and small table for taking tea and enjoying the views

Outdoor Living

  • Large, freeform, overflow pool overlooking jungle-covered valley and fast flowing river
  • Yoga and meditation bale on riverbank
  • Pool deck with sun loungers and sun umbrellas and alfresco dining for ten
  • Gas powered fire bowl creates a primal nighttime ambience

The rooms

Villa Iskandar bedroom

Master Bedroom

  • One fully air-conditioned master bedroom furnished with king size bed and Chinese antiques
  • Indoor/ outdoor en-suite bathroom with outdoor bath under a pergola
  • Views over the pool, jungle and river
  • 40” flatscreen TV

Guest Bedroom 1

  • Fully air-conditioned en-suite bedroom with king size bed that leads straight out to the pool and courtyard
  • Has bathroom with walk-in shower and opens up to a balcony with built-in seat
  • River and jungle views from its private terrace
  • Outfitted with Chinese antiques and art
  • 40” flatscreen TV

Guest Bedroom 2

  • Fully air-conditioned en-suite bedroom with king size bed at the very front of the property
  • Has bathroom with oversized black bathtub for two
  • River and jungle views from its private terrace
  • Outfitted with Chinese antiques and art
  • 40” flatscreen TV

Studio Room

  • One king size bed
  • Access to private deck right on water’s edge
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Chinese art and antiques adorn the walls
  • 40” flatscreen TV


The villa’s food and beverage service is operated on a cash basis.  Staff will request a cash float/deposit when you arrive to cover all your in-villa food and drinks, and ask for top-ups every few days, or when necessary.  To allow the kitchen staff time to shop and prepare, it’s necessary to order in advance – either the evening before (for special requests) or at breakfast time each day. Groceries and beverages are charged at cost price plus 20% handling fee which is subject to service charge and government tax and receipts will be provided for an end-of-stay reckoning.

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Thank you Suka for all your support with our stay and thank you to all the staff who provided the excellent service. Food was also delicious. What an incredible location and beautiful villa to enjoy our business retreat. Congratulations to all the staff for making my visit so welcoming comfortable and memorable.

07-Jan-2019 - 19-Jan-2019 Luke H

lovely and friendly staff, thank you to all.

01-Nov-2018 - 03-Nov-2018 Patrice D

Thanks to the perfect team, our vacation was perfect. We recommend strongly this team and especially our wonderful cook - Ngurah, we love the food. The staff took care of us. Thank you also to Made - our driver. Many many thanks for the stay in this great village! Perfect team, perfect place, perfect food. Thank you for the fantastic service and care from your wonderful team.

07-Aug-2018 - 21-Aug-2018 Camille de V

Good job! We enjoyed our time over here. Hope to be back really soon.

13-Jun-2018 - 15-Jun-2018 Kelvin L

Thank you for a fabulous time, we will be back.

26-Apr-2018 - 30-Apr-2018 Tania B

I love the house. Best people, best food in town! Open the restaurant! The place and the service is 100% incredible. The staff is amazing. World class Chef. Thank you for this incredible holidays.

02-Aug-2017 - 08-Aug-2017 Juliana G

Thank you for a fantastic experience here in Bali. Your friendliness and warmth have made a beautiful villa even more wonderful! Thank you for your kind service and lovely meals - LOVE the nasi goreng! We're had a wonderful holiday.

01-Jul-2017 - 08-Jul-2017 Sitara F

We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the entire Villa Iskandar team for making our stay here in Bali such a memorable and enjoyable experience. The level of service has been exemplary. The meals have been delicious and generous. Your genuine warmth and hospitality have made our holiday truly wonderful and memorable. Thank you all for an Amazing time!

08-Jan-2017 - 18-Jan-2017 Chris H

A big thank you from the our family for making our holiday a memorable one!

17-Dec-2016 - 27-Dec-2016 Heeg

We would like to express our heartfelt thank you to everyone throughout our stay. The villa is so beautiful and all your staff are so friendly. Thank you for arranging every details especially during that night we celebrated our mother's 62 birthday. It was wonderful and memorable. Well done Iskandar Bali for your 5 star services.

29-Apr-2016 - 02-May-2016 Raymond B

Many thanks for the warm hospitality throughout our stay.

18-Mar-2016 - 21-Mar-2016 Djohan L

The villa is exactly as advertised on website. I would certainly stay here again. I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Iskandar to other guests.

19-Jan-2016 - 28-Jan-2016 Ray Micallef

We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Iskandar, we rented both Iskandar and Atacaya which were right next to each other and great for group bookings. It was very peaceful, relaxing and great to get out of the busy areas of Seminyak for a few days and see the real Bali. The service was outstanding as staff were always willing to help and create the most enjoyable experience possible. We would
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04-Sep-2014 - 07-Sep-2014 Jordan S

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