Mandalais a portfolio of privately owned, design-led residences in spectacular Balinese locations conceptualized around clean, flowing lines and open airy spaces that mix raw, industrial elements with warm, elegant and luxurious finishes to provide private refuges with a signature flair for the unexpected.
Mandala began as the vision of owner Ben Jones, Founder and CEO of the M.Development family of businessesand creator of an award-winning group of bars and restaurants, including Bali’s hottest new beach club, Ulu Cliffhouse. This trailblazing new villa brand establishes a new paradigm in luxury accommodation, bridging the gap between branded boutique hotels and one-off, fully independent villas for those who want to kick back with the creature comforts and consistency of a five star hotel while enjoying the exclusivity of a private home. Each villa is a super-luxe, five+ bedroom property, with painstaking attention to detail throughout, from interior design, architecture and services to the exceptionally high standards of staff training.
“Our ultimate goal is to create and set the “standard” for five-star villas,”said Ben Jones, owner of Mandala. “We are building a brand where consumers will expect and receive quality, experience and service on par with any five-star hotel, with the privacy and discretion of a private villa, in literally the most beautiful locations we can find.”
Designand aesthetics are central to Mandala, the result of a dynamic collaboration between the creative team of Ben Jones, James Hillier and James Brown, the acclaimed international award-winning designers of Motel Mexicola in Bali and Africola in Australia, amongst others. Each villa has been developed to meaningfully occupy its environment and is located in a carefully selected, truly magical destination, emblematic of its location, from the green Balinese rice paddies of Canggu, to the surf of Uluwatu and the picturesque lagoon in Nusa Lembongan. Ben's love of design, food, art, music and travel is reflected in the villas, and together with his wife Nathalie, who works in luxury fashion and beauty for Chanel, they have weaved their passions into the properties.
Mandala sets a premium standard across all locations, with an unforgettable food program, incredible menus and a fully stocked bar with premium brands, a wine cellar, Mandala’s custom infused spirits range and even their own bottled cocktails, inspired by Ben’s Singapore bar Operation Dagger, ranked in the world’s top 20 bars. Each property has its own art collection, bespoke bathroom products, and fully equipped gym with workout programs and a vetted list of Bali’s best yoga instructors, meditation coaches, fitness professionals, surf instructors and aestheticians all on call. The villas have attentive but discreet staff in attendance 24/7 to ensure any and every need is met.
Mandala started as a dream home in Canggu and the concept has evolved into a portfolio of superb sites with the launch of three more villas in Berawa, Uluwatu and Nusa Lembongan with further locations to follow in 2019.
The House (Canggu)
Featured in Elle Decoration’s “World’s Most Beautiful Homes” and Condé Nast Traveller’s “The Hot List” 2017
Minutes from the surf breaks of Canggu in Bali’s most happening neighbourhood, this one-of-a-kind villa was designed by one of Bali’s leading architects and its unique features include a glass-bottomed pool, swim-up copper bar, boxing gym, and infinity swimming pool that overlooks the adjoining paddy fields. The House has five king en-suites spread over 6,500 square feet of interior, each with a signature bathroom. The striking open plan entertaining space is centered around a palm tree growing through the double height ceilings and sunken living room in shades of ocean blue.
The Home (Canggu)
This five king-ensuite bedroom villa neighbours Mandala.The House, just minutes away from the beach. The elegant villa was designed by the same award-winning architect and spans over 5,000 square feet of meticulously designed interiors, with paddy fields on two sides and a peaceful riverside frontage. Curated with world-class art and finished to the highest standards with heavy use of local stone work, artisan ceramics and bespoke furniture, highlights include the stylish poolside suites and master bedroom with tailor-made dressing room and private terrace. The property has a beautiful outdoor dining area and brass bar shaded under a fragranced canopy of bougainvillea and jasmine, this villa is truly your home from home.
The Rocks (Uluwatu)
This mind blowing 5,000 square foot luxury villa is newly finished and in arguably the best location on the island. Situated on the rocks of Uluwatu between two of Bali’s most iconic surf spots Padang Padang and Bingin, with its turquoise shutters, panoramic view and swim out access to impossible break, The Rocks is truly the ultimate beach house. Each of the six bedrooms features a pastel-hued ensuite bathroom and private terrace overlooking the white sand and azure waters, while the open plan entertaining space includes a private bar and ocean deck. Work out in the outdoor jungle gym, sip on a margarita with unrivalled views of the famous sunset and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, you won’t want to leave.
The Bay (Nusa Lembongan from January 2019)
This new addition to the portfolio is located on the small island paradise of Nusa Lembongan, just a thirty-minute boat trip from Bali. For those looking for a barefoot beach getaway, look no further. This five bedroom water-front villa overlooks Sandy Bay, arguably the best sunset spot in Bali, an area we fell in love with for its understated chicness, dreamy beach and for the wild energy and dramatic beauty of the crashing waves at Devil’s Tear just across the bay from the property. Nusa Lembongan’s vivid aqua crystal clear waters are perfect for diving, surfing and snorkeling, and the island can be hiked across in two hours and is dotted with pristine white sandy beaches.
The Services – at a glance
- The Mandala concierge is always on hand with a black book of contacts to arrange a wide range of services at the villa and excursions including: massages, spa services, personal trainers, private yoga classes, surf lessons, private bartenders, restaurant reservations, bar and club access
- Mandala knows how to throw a party, from weddings to birthdays to product launches, we have access to full catering, mixology, event planning services and can partner with our sister business Ulu Cliffhouse in Uluwatu
- Each villa is fully staffed with an in-house manager, chef, housekeepers and full time security
- The complimentary breakfast menu caters to each and every diet, from the healthier poached eggs and avocado on rye bread to the more indulgent scrambled eggs with chorizo and fresh pastries
- If you are travelling with children we can provide a baby cot, arrange for barriers to surround the pool, organic baby purees, nannies and anything else you may need!
- VIP meet-and-greet service at the airport, whisking you through customs in a flash.