Guest at Villa Hana enjoy the attention and expertise of their own resident chef, whose creativity in concocting mouthwatering meals knows no bounds.
Villa Hana’s Suggestion Menu is extensive, covering everything from poolside snacks and light lunches to gourmet, buffet and barbecue dinners featuring local and international favourites. Snapper ceviche; sweetcorn and lime-leaf soup with prawn dumplings; pan-fried tuna with brie-cheese mashed potato; basilica capsicum eggplant with orange ginger sauce; jackfruit and coconut panacotta with mango coulis – such dishes are testimony to the chef’s creative flair. He is also happy to tailor meals to accommodate any special dietary requirements.
To give staff time to shop, it’s a good idea to plan meals a day in advance. Groceries and beverages are charged at cost plus a 20% handling fee which is subject to service charge and government tax. The staff will do the shopping and keep the receipts for reference, with bills settled at the end of your vacation.
Moments from Echo Beach and securely set within high walls is this elegant four-bedroom villa, skillfully sculpted from interlinking pavilions, courtyards and covered walkways. Created by notable Australian designer Stuart Membery, Villa Hana features contemporary tropical interiors that blend seamlessly with their surroundings. The split-level living pavilion is open-sided and faces the pool; the bedrooms feature private garden terraces or open onto the pool, and the courtyards provide plenty of private chill-out spots. Over-sized sofas on polished concrete floors, black and white prints of Bali and abstract paintings on crisp white walls, rare artefacts in every corner – all attest to a modern design aesthetic where comfort is uncompromised.
The owners clearly know what appeals to families. Kids of all ages will love the cabin-style bunk bedroom, the media room with its 52-inch TV and Playstation, and the 15-metre pool (where parents can keep an eye on small ones from the comfort of the living pavilion).
Parents have the choice of formal dining at the massive suarwood table, or informally gathering around a second table on the barbecue deck, and are sure to appreciate the chance to retreat to the terrace of their master suite for some peace and quiet. Not having to lift a finger may also make a welcome change; working discreetly behind the scenes, Villa Hana’s staff includes an accomplished chef. Villa Hana is only 550 metres – a leisurely stroll – from Echo Beach with its pounding surf, expanse of sand, and popular cafés.