Recently we had a few nights stopover in Bali, so decided to call the Experts, Bali Retreats and see what their latest recommendation was. Cue Bingin Castaways, a delightful villa abode located perfectly amongst the private pockets of the south coast, and the salty breeze of Bingin. Where perfectly caramelised Banana Pancakes meet the Palms of Banana surrounding the private pool.
A quick trip from the airport with Bali Retreats legendary driver, ‘Afro Mike’, who not only has the best hair in Indo, but without a doubt the most on point 80’s hit music. Be prepared for a trip down epic nostalgia lane on the way to your beautifully presented ‘home away from home’ villa. Bingin Castaways is exactly that, a castaway villa presenting a huge internal living room, and 2 gorgeous bedrooms boasting ensuites off each.
The real crème de la crème of the villa is the bathroom off the master bedroom, which by the way offers perfectly dreamy views of the private pool from your king size bed. This bathroom is complete with perfectly sunlit ceilings, and a bath that does nothing if not entice you into it every second of every day, for the ultimate in indulgence (cue the champagne and rose petals please).
By day, we lazed around the pool in the aptly provided bean bags and sipped cocktails. That was until we wandered around the corner and down the winding cliff stairs to paradise. Bingin Beach, complete with surf and beach front BBQ seafood local style, is really the quintessential throw back of what originally gave Bali its style. Private alcoves, laidback warungs and a crew of travellers just wanting to relax.
As if being cast in our own villa paradise wasn’t enough, we went down the road to spend a day at Nirvana Biru also bookable through Bali Retreats. This villa is the quintessential group holiday fantasy. A villa that marries Balinese wonder with white washed Aegean style. Offering the most stunning views of Bingin and Impossibles from the horizon edge swimming pool that is, of course, ALL YOURS. Comprising of 6 enormous bedrooms or suites, one with a stunning turquoise bath surrounded by white rock walls and gardens. Picture perfect! The indoor lounge is the perfect central hangout but really why would you want to be anywhere but out by the pool, or in the poolside day sala, or the central outdoor dining area.
If you have groups of friends, or a small wedding, this is seriously the perfect place to come and stay. A full team of staff are available for you and will cook when you require it. Frangipani trees dot the horizon of the beautifully manicured lawn that leads you to the pools edge and cliff views. Welcome to paradise,
As we meander back to the villa post dinner, Bintangs in hand and smiles in tow, we are greeted by the wonderful Castaway staff. Always humble, always kind, always smiling. Just another day in paradise at Bingin Castaways.
Planning on booking a girls getaway, a family retreat, or a surfing holiday with the crew?? Bingin Castaway has 2 incredible villas and offers you the option of 2 people for $160 a night, or 4 people for $195 a night. Get in touch with the amazing crew at Bali Retreats to book or visit the dedicated site http://www.baliretreats.com.au/bingincastaways/