Need to know
19 standalone pool villas, including Two-bedroom Private Estates.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $283.86, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast, welcome cocktail or mocktail, a 30-minute back and shoulder massage, in-room soft drinks (restocked daily), cookies, fruit, daily high tea, 24-hour private butler, local shuttle service and return airport transfers.
Sharpen your seafood chef skills with a market tour and cooking lesson. Jimbaran is one of Bali’s great fishing villages and Kayumanis’ chef will be delighted to guide you around the market, then help you prepare a delectable Balinese meal.
No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 30 and 31 December, or 28 March 2017, when Bali observes Nyepi Day, although stays are still possible.
At the hotel
Spa, meditation garden, restaurant, butler service, concierge, DVD/CD selection, library, free WiFi throughout, public beach (five minutes' walk away). In rooms: plasma TV, CD/DVD player, Bose sound system, full kitchen, minibar, espresso maker, own-label toiletries, pool, terrace.
Our favourite rooms
All villas are spacious with open-plan living/dining areas, a kitchen, private pool and deck. Of the two styles of One-bedroom Private Estates, the Lemmy villas offer the most romantic appeal as their design grants them more shade and privacy, with the L-shaped pool cradled between the rustic, thatched bedroom and the semi-alfresco living area. Andra villas feature a more open bathroom, a connected master bedroom and living room, and a long pool. For more boudoirs, bag a Two-bedroom Private Estate.
Each villa has its own sizeable pool, either in the villa compound itself or running beside the bedroom and living area. Rectangular and tiled in dark grey stone, each private pool is surrounded by green lawns and frangipani, with loungers alongside.
Floaty, airy yoga clothes and a wide-brimmed hat to tug down over your eyes while you doze by the pool.
All of Kayumanis Jimbaran’s common areas are pram or wheelchair accessible, as are some of the rooms.
Junior Smiths are more than welcome here. Baby cots can be added to rooms, extra beds for children up to age 11 are US$121 a child a night, and a kids' menu is available.
Kayumanis Jimbaran is no longer an adults-only retreat, now welcoming children with its sprawling grounds and calm seas.
If your brood is still small, the separate studio room in the One-bedroom Private Estate can be set up with an extra bed; if they’re teens, book the Two-bedroom Private Estate. The second bedroom has Hollywood twin beds and its own ensuite.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the long, main, public beach at Jimbaran Bay, which offers gentle waves for swimming, casual seafood restaurants for snacking, colourful local fishing boats and an authentic fish market. You can also take the shuttle bus to the hotel's private beach at Balangan Bay, 25 minutes' drive away, or visit the beach club at its sister resort in Nusa Dua (also about 25 minutes' journey). Teens will love the fact that you're not far from Kuta and Seminyak, home to Bali's best shops, surf classes, bungee jumps and a host of day spas. Closer to home, Kayumanis's spa offers a menu of special kid-focused treatments for children aged seven to 11, including hair-braiding, fruit facials, mani-pedis and back and shoulder massages.
Although there’s no communal, main pool, each of the villas has its own private pool, surrounded by patches of lawn, and the public beach is a short stroll away. Of the One-bedroom Private Estates, the Lemmy lay-out can be fitted with a pool safety fence.
There's a separate children's menu, plus Tapis Restaurant and Lounge offers free milk, juice and snacks throughout the day.
Kayumanis can easily organise a babysitter with a day’s notice for US$8 an hour.
No need to pack
The villas come stocked with children's bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. A baby cot, highchair, DVDs, games, books and PlayStation are available on request.
Children stay in cots – added to rooms free of charge – up to the age of two. An extra bed for a child up to the age of 11 can be added for US$121 a night.