The original colonial design for Villa Mako owes much to the architecture of traditional Javanese plantation houses with the high, wooden-strutted ceilings of the villa’s central hall taking their inspiration from an old college in Bandung, Central Java. The majestic design also incorporates the use of wide eaves and, combined with the elevated position of the land, this allow for beautiful breezes and a flooding of natural light.
Comfort and relaxation are the focus of Villa Mako’s plush interiors and furnishings feature oversized sofas, daybeds, poolside loungers and plenty of cushions, so guests will always find a private place for peace and quiet. In addition to the many indoor and outdoor lounge spaces, guests have the choice of three dining areas, all of which present a unique ambiance.
Set well away from Bali’s tourist areas in the tiny village of Tiying Tutul, peaceful Villa Mako sits amid the rhythms of agricultural life and gracefully honours Balinese culture. Guests are welcome at Hindu ceremonies in the nearby temple, which provide a unique insight into the religion and customs of Bali, while helpful villa staff – a dedicated team of seven, including manager and chef – will be pleased to offer guidance on temple etiquette. Guests may even be lucky enough to see a barong dance – a sacred ritual staged not for tourists but for the local community to bring good fortune to the village.