Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Owning a Villa in Bali is your Key to Paradise

The quintessential Bali villas were originally created by the colonial Dutch to take advantage of Bali’s tropical conditions, and were designed to exploit the wind, the sunshine and climate by creating high-ceilinged, open-plan living spaces using local materials to create comfort in what was essentially an alien environment to them. Since that time the Bali villa has evolved with the times incorporating western trends design philosophies, resulting in Bali having become a haven for world-class architecture, comfort and luxury.

There are many diverse locations in Bali so when thinking of where to build or buy a villa you must ask yourself the question: What do I want around me? If you want to live in the thick of all the best restaurants, beaches and endless nightlife then Seminyak is the place. For peace and serenity, Canggu offers a much quieter experience of stunning rice field views, while Ubud to the north is an equally peaceful haven for the arts. Jimbaran and Sanur are well developed and family-friendly locales while the Bukit to the south offers stunning and dramatic cliff top views of the Indian Ocean, and is hotting up to be the place of choice for the most discerning of Bali’s villa owners.

There are many things to look out for however in the search for the perfect villa. The government is cracking down and enforcing a great many rules and regulations designed to control the Bali villa industry so, as with investing in any new home, one must make sure that everything is “squeaky clean” with regards to title, covenants, surveying and above all due diligence. It is therefore vitally important to have expert advice to see you through the entire process. Exotiq have all the right people to guarantee that the process goes smoothly with an absolute minimum of fuss, from choosing your piece of land, right through the building process to finally putting the key in your front door and walking inside your new home.

The benefits of having a villa in Bali are endless: the weather, the culture, the beaches, premier golfing facilities, world-class resorts, an endless array of gourmet eateries, and above all, the opportunity for a watertight investment. The market for Bali villas is reaching fever pitch, prices are at an all time high and returns on investment are better than ever. Whether for investment or retirement there has never been a better time to buy into your own piece of paradise. This is one purchase that will change your life.

By Michael Travers

Michael Travers is a Bali-based writer specializing in Travel and Property Journalism. He has been living in Asia since the year 2000 and is currently living the dream in paradise. Since 2007 he contribute as a copywriter for Exotiq Real Estate, an international real estate chain focusing itself in tropical holiday properties across Asia-Pacific.

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