Spa, yoga, gardens, WiFi throughout (unlimited use throughout the stay is around US$30 per villa). In rooms: Tivoli Audio sound system, preloaded iPod, LED reading lights, sarongs, sandals/slippers and shopping baskets, spa gowns and flowers. Some of the bath products are by Chopard, the rest made bespoke for the hotel.
All suites are soothing, with neutral decor in white, cream and wood, net-draped king-size beds and ensuites. Bedroom 3 just edges it in the romance stakes, with a spacious alfresco bathroom in a walled garden with a double bath and rain shower. On the guilty pleasure front, it's also home to one of the villa's two plasma TVs and a DVD library (Sungai sticks up for the art of conversation, keeping interruptive gadgetry to a minimum).
Float to the infinity-edge of the 18-metre pool lining Villa Sungai for heady tropical jungle and river views. Loungers beckon beside it and the villa itself opens out onto the poolside.
Your iPod to soundtrack your sojourn; a hand fan for wafting lazily; this season's yoga kit.
Smoking is allowed in open pavilions, but not in bedrooms.
Children are very welcome. Babysitting, including overnight cover, is available for around US$5 an hour, ideally with half a day's notice.
Children are very welcome: baby cots are provided for free as well as comfy extra king singles for older kids. Babysitting, including overnight cover, is available for around US$5 an hour, ideally with half a day's notice.
Young families and groups of friends (with or without kids).
Villa Sungai's three ensuite rooms all work well for children, especially bedrooms 1 or 2, with interconnecting doors; bedroom 3 boasts the villa's only TV and DVD player, but also the most romantic alfresco bathroom so you may want to bag it yourself.
As well as the inviting pool at Sungai, kids will enjoy the villa's bikes, basketball hoop, small mini gym and activities table. Best of all, however, is the programme, operating both within the villas and in the community, that immerses Smith Juniors in local culture: kite-making, taking part in gamelan performances with the village orchestra and the chance to don traditional sarong and sash to take part in the preparation and placing of offerings are just a few of the range of activities available.
The 18-metre pool has a shallow children's ledge and plenty of pool toys and inflatables. There are no lifeguards, but babysitters can watch over swimming smalls, and the pool is within view of all poolside loungers and the alfresco dining areas.
Children are welcome in Villa Sungai's restaurant at any time, 24-hours a day. A children's menu is available, as well as packed lunches on request, and staff are happy to customise dishes to suit junior tastes. They will also heat up baby food or milk for infants.
Available for around US$5 an hour, with a half-day's notice.
No need to pack
Baby cots, high chairs, high-quality Australian car seats, changing mats, sterilisers, sun block, slippers, sarongs, nappies and special food for children, all available on request ahead of arrival (no charge, except for items bought in specially).
You'll be sent a pre-arrival booking form ahead of your stay, on which you can specify any special needs or requests for children, so everything's in place when you arrive. In particular, let the hotel know if you need car seats fitted to the vehicle greeting you at the airport. Extra king-single beds can be supplied for older children, with plush King Koil mattresses and premium bedding. Smaller villa Sungai Gold is aimed more at couples, but does have two guest bedrooms if a couple wants to bring children along.