Need To Know
Three: two en suite deluxe rooms and a master suite. If you want you can rent the whole villa (as a three-suite piece, so to speak).
Midday. Later check-out can be arranged, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $245.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent. ⓘ
Rates include breakfast, afternoon tea and one-way airport transfer.
The Shaba has a fleet of bicycles available for exploring the village and environs, but if pedal power proves a turn off, it can arrange a horse and cart.
No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 21 March 2015, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
At the hotel
Full butler service, spa, library, DVD/CD selection, free WiFi throughout, billiard table. In rooms: plasma TV, DVD player, Bose sound system, pre-loaded iPod, bespoke Banyu Spa toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Each of the Shaba's three rooms radiates colonial glamour. The two Deluxe Rooms are positioned on either side of the central courtyard, opposite the stone fountain. At the head of the courtyard, the vast Master Suite shares its fellow rooms' 12-foot ceilings, freestanding claw-foot baths and antique teak floors. Expect Venetian mirrors, weathered wooden furniture, and calming, coconut-grove views.
Decked with chunky teak and adorned with vast double sun beds, the area beside the 18-metre lap pool is made for lounging over cocktails, or even dinner – there's a full dining table too.
From bikes to beach bags, the hotel can provide almost anything you're likely to need – even sarongs, sandals and sun hats for mooching by the pool.
The Henna Spa is set above a lotus pond and offers an array of tantalising treatments, including massages for adults and children, flower baths, and manicures. Go for the three-hour Traditional Royal Ritual treatment if you're feeling indulgent.
Under-12s stay free; extra beds can be provided for older children at US$75 a night. Children's menus, packed lunches and high chairs are available from the restaurant and babysitting can be organised for US$3 an hour.
The hotel uses eco-friendly toiletries, recycles where possible and is a key player in Jimbaran village life.