Designed with style by one of Southeast Asia’s leading architects
Ambalama is a Sinhalese (an ethnic group native to Sri Lanka) word that means ‘a welcoming resting place for weary travellers, explorers and adventurers’.
Ambalama Bali was opened in 2014, after the success of its sister villa in Sri Lanka, and was designed by Ernesto Bedmar – one of Southeast Asia’s leading architects for private homes. By virtue of its location, the Bali villa captures the ocean breeze and 360-degree views through the unique louvres in the Master Pavilion. The 1,486 square-metre villa home is set in 1.5 acres of lush landscaped with well-appointed villa features.
Based on Bedmar’s concept, the villa’s bespoke furniture was locally sourced and crafted. Sustainability measures include the recycling of rainwater for the watering of the over 100 varieties of plants and trees throughout the property, which lends a low environmental impact.
“In Ambalama Villa Bali, I allowed myself to be led by images of the site and the emotions Bali evokes to create a unique space – one that is not merely lived in, but gradually discovered.”~ Ernesto Bedmar
At Ambalama Bali, we aim to repeat that sense of utter relaxation and discreet service in a space, which is not just a villa, but also a home.
Chris Kidd, Owner
Chris established the first Ambalama Villa near Galle, Sri Lanka in 2006 and continues to be involved in every aspect of the business.
With a varied corporate career behind him, Chris branched out into the hospitality after many years of working and living in Asia. He’s passionate about the villa homes he’s created and is committed to delivering a memorable experience for every guest at Ambalama.
Ayu, Bali Head of House
Ayu has been with Ambalama Bali since the beginning and is an attentive, warm villa manager who our guests love.
As a local Balinese and mother of two, Ayu’s bubbly personality makes her a wonderful personal advisor about the area. If you need anything while your stay, please don’t hesitate to ask Ayu. She’s always happy to help!