3 bedroom villa aerial view
Jim's first villa
Jim's first villa
Jim's first villa
THE VILLAS BALI HOTEL & SPA   began as the vision of artist Jim Elliott. He built the first villa for himself, incorporating traditional Balinese architecture with modern, western conveniences to suit his own creative needs. Soon friends, impressed with the simple elegance and lasting comfort, pressed him to build villas for them, following his original formula. A private villa that is a world within a world. Four walls containing lush gardens, individual thatched roofed bungalows, all featuring the latest audio visual equipment and centred around a deep water swimming pool. Every ingredient for a perfect life.  

Then a very interesting thing happened; since many of the villas were built as vacation homes, it made perfect sense to start renting them out. In the beginning it was exclusively to other friends. Word spread. Suddenly, everybody wanted to rent our villas.  From that grew the demand for a unique style of hotel management. As a business, The Villas Bali Hotel and Spa was born.

"Elliott has created something out of the ordinary: the newly opened Prana Spa is...the most impressive in Bali."
The Sunday Telegraph