Expensive private pool option
If you're travelling on someone else's expense account, then Amertha Bali Villas might be worth considering.
Owned by the same people as Taman Sari down the beach, they've gone considerably more upmarket in this case with a bunch of private pool villas dotted across a largely shadeless garden estate. What's interesting is that the three beachfront villas have multiple self-contained bedrooms that can be rented individually. You'll still be paying a premium for what you get, and, shock horror, you may have to share your swimming pool with strangers, but if you're in luck you'll have the whole place to yourself — for half the money. Facilities include TV, entertainment systems and a small kitchenette. This place isn't cheap though and even at a 50% markdown you're still paying a lot.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.