Checking in to The Trans Villa Bali

The Trans Villa Bali is the shining crown atop the range of room offerings at the ultra-luxurious Trans Resort. With all the benefits of staying in a high-end resort but with the comfort and privacy of your own palatial villa, the Trans Villa is the perfect spot for a lavish Bali holiday in the heart of Seminyak. The Trans is also extremely family-oriented, from the dreamy main resort pool to the colourful kids club and amazing amenities.

There’s certainly something for everyone here, that’s for sure! This 5* property is the epitome of luxury and has been recognised as such by receiving the Signum Virtutis Seal of Excellence 2019 (and in years prior) from the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards. The highest and most exclusive award available in representing the pinnacle of luxury hospitality.

Ollie and Paige in the Beach Pool at the Trans Resort Bali

The Trans Villa Bali – Seminyak

The Trans Resort is home to 184 grand rooms and suites (some with their own jacuzzis) as well as 16 gigantic private pool villas (one being the insane 3 BR presidential villa. All surrounded by an eye-catching beach pool, lush tropical gardens as well as a dramatic waterfall separating the two wings of the resort.

It is an enormous property located in Seminyak, a trendy and upmarket suburb of Bali. Seminyak is renowned for its mouthwatering cafes, lavish beach bars, and stylish stores. All of this is an easy walk from The Trans, however, there is a complimentary shuttle service available to the main strip if you want to beat the heat! Just 10km from the international airport you can easily be at The Trans within half an hour of clearing customs.

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Inside Our 1 Bedroom Villa at The Trans Villa Bali

Entrance & Pavilion

Our 350sqm 1 Bedroom Villa was wow-worthy before we even entered, ‘wowing’ as we drove up to our private entrance aboard a buggy. In fact, these villas are so large that they are amongst the biggest one-bedroom places in Seminyak.  Stepping inside our residence we followed an enticing path surrounded by water and lush greenery until we were under a massive traditional Balinese pavilion. This enormous shaded area directly fronted our large private pool. The open air, thatch roofed pavilion served as the ideal chill-out zone complete with sofas and multiple power outlets. It was also home to a dining table and our second home – the coffee machine and capsules!

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Pool & Daybed

Speaking of the pool it was refreshingly cool compared to some pools in Bali, which is actually a good thing in that hot hot hot Balinese weather. There is also a separate small shaded daybed pavilion scattered with pillows perfect for a siesta by the pool. We were delighted to have a pool fence set up for us to prevent our little one running into the pool from the villa. Even this was in traditional Balinese style made entirely of bamboo! Theres also an outdoor shower just near where you re-enter the villa.

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The Bedroom & Walk in Robe

Sliding upon the door to our villa we were impressed by the dramatic high ceiling, again straw thatched in traditional Bali style. Draped in heavy curtains, the villa could be drenched in sunlight or completely dark (perfect for afternoon naps). The room is adorned with red, cream and gold and feels very luxurious. The king bed is complemented with 100% goose down pillows and Egyptian cotton and is like sleeping on a cloud. You also have your own study nook and sofa seating.

Attached through double doors is the walk-in robe. There was ample space for all of our luggage, and believe us, we have quite a lot! This was also where we found our luxurious bathrobes and slippers! There’s nothing better in the morning than slipping on this kit, drinking your morning coffee and feeling like true kings and queens.

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The oversized bathroom was the real show stopper though. Floor to ceiling marble made way for a spacious jacuzzi tub (big enough for 3) as well as his and her sinks. All kitted out with generous supplies and luxurious Acqua di Parma amenities. Of which Ollie has been using ever since we left and is feeling and smelling like a true gentleman everyday! The shower is a room of it’s own and features a seating area reminiscent of a fancy bath house. Even the toilet provided 5* service, with a bidet control panel and even lifting the lid as you approached!

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The Experience at The Trans Villa Bali


Staying in The Trans Villa we recieved all the exemplary service of the resort, and more. How so? We had our own personal butler at our call 24/7. Seriously we were provided a mobile phone with only their number in it to take with us wherever we went! They also arrange buggys to take you to and from your villa to the lobby if you are feeling a little weary. At risk of sounding a tad pretentious, the turn down service is amazing and walking back in to your lit up, clean villa is relaxation at it’s finest.

The Main Pool

It was hard not to be impressed by the main pool forming the centre of the resort. Dominated at the end by a massive man made green waterfall. The pool itself was split into two sections, one tiled, one complete with sand and a beach. This sandy section was IDEAL for kids and Ollie much preferred it to the real beach (ssh don’t tell anyone!). There was sun lounges with umbrellas, as well as a nifty little call device should you need any service.

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Fitness Centre

We will admit it’s tough to get to the gym on holidays, but the fitness centre at the Trans was actually pretty decent. Lots of cardio equipment and weight based machines, great aircon, free water and cool face towels. There was also a seperate yogo room kitted out with mats. You also can utilise the steam rooms, saunas and spas. However these are segregated male and female being acccessible through the changerooms, so we didn’t use them.

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Dining at The Trans Villa Bali


If you’ve been reading our stuff, you would know, buffet breakfasts are our thing. In fact they are a big factor in how highly we rate a hotel. So whilst you have the option to take your breakfast in your villa, we were a bit naughty and had the buffet twice.

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The buffet here is actually called the ‘celebration’ breakfast, and rightly so. It was a celebration for our stomachs and eyes! Looking out over the main pool with a feast is always a good way to set the day in motion. There was every breakfast item imaginable from healthy mueslis to decadant treats to Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, Greek – you name it they probably had it. A cool feature to keep you guessing was every day they would have a rotating schedule for a certain type of cuisine to be featured in one section.

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Canapes and Cocktails at the 18th Rooftop Bar

Whilst this is an adulty venue, Ollie was thankfully allowed up here with us to enjoy some evening canapes. No cocktails for him just yet. It is an idyllic location to watch the sunset over Bali and is a really cool spot. We honestly were expecting a few snacks but were brought out three differe

nt tapas dishes that had us leaving pretty full! Sliders, meatballs and koftas were all the menu the night we went and seriously, they were actually really good!

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How Kid-Friendly Is The Trans Villa Bali?

Baby Facilities

The Trans had everything on hand to ensure Ollie had just a good time as us. The room had a cot ready and waiting, complete with a mini Trans embroidered pillow. As mentioned before The Trans also ensured that a pool fence was secured around the villa doors to prevent Ollie darting into the pool. Plenty of shaded areas and a private pool made cooling off with him a breeze and he loved his swim practice sessions. There was a kettle so we could easily prepare his drinks. Outside of the villa high chairs were available at all the restaurants and there was a dedicated kids menu.

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Main Pool

When we have our own private villa pools we usually never visit the main resort pools. However the Trans was different. Having the pool divided into a sandy shallow section and deeper regular pool was amazing. Ollie had so much fun playing on the ‘beach’ with all of the provided beach toys. He even started venturing into the water by himself. This huge sandy area is the ideal kids pool although we loved it just as much. Theres also a mini slide there and a basketball ring.

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Kids Club

We think it’s good to take Ollie to kids clubs whenever we see them to let him play with a range of toys and other kids. The kids club here is free to use, however you need a nanny if your child is under 5 years of age. It is staffed by some super friendly and fun staff and they all loved Ollie. It was nice and new looking inside and had a variety of toys and games available as well as video games and movies. Professional nannies can be arranged by the resort for $5 per hour. Ollie was looked after once so we could get some work done and had sooo much fun being taken to the pool and in the kids club. There are lots of activities that are offered on a rotating schedule that sounded like fun for the littlies.

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Book Your Stay at The Trans Villa Bali

Address: Jalan Sunset Road Kerobokan, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

One Bedroom Villas start at approximately IDR 5,000,000 per night. Enquire now!

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Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with The Trans Villa Bali. As always, all the reviews and opinions expressed are based on our personal view and experience.


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