Enter another world at Hacienda – a surprising, visually-arresting boutique retreat, restaurant and event venue on Bali's southwest coast, with accommodation for up to 28 guests in five, private-pool villas, together with the space, facilities and expertise to host weddings and parties for an additional 100 guests. Here, romantic architecture, colourful interiors and handcrafted artistry is intermingled with contemporary notions of privacy and comfort, capped with round-the-clock personal service.

At Hacienda, relish home-cooked Western and Indonesian specialties served in a semi-alfresco dining room flanked by a colonnaded walkway and a courtyard open to the sky. When you've had your fill, follow the arcaded archways into the cool interior of your villa's open-sided living room where you can hone the art of laid-back lounging on colonial daybeds scattered with batik cushions.

In this tranquil out-of-town location, you will be spellbound by the mesmerising view of managed nature and the not-so-distant waves. Enjoy the pampering diversions of in-house massage and spa treatments. Practice yoga or meditation beside the rice fields accompanied by an occasional flutter of notes from the wind-chimes, or flop upon a sunbed for an afternoon-snooze beside your own private swimming pool.

Finally, look to the bedrooms, beckoning with canopied indulgence, and accept the invitation to slip between the sheets and fall into a blissful sleep to the soporific song of the sea-breeze.

Welcome to Hacienda Bali