eqUILIBRIA Seminyak: Unique Bali Private Pool Villa with Waterfall

Written by Katherine

October 14, 2023
Last Updated on February 29, 2024

After our amazing time at Alila Villas Uluwatu, hubs and I can’t help falling in love with Bali. So, we decided to plan a trip back to explore other parts of the island. This time, we decided to stay at two charming boutique resorts, eqUILIBRIA Seminyak and One Eleven Bali. We started off with eqUILIBRIA Seminyak. The private pool villa in this resort has one of the most unique features ever! Curious to know what is it? You will have to keep reading to find out for yourselves! ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

Why We Chose eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

For our second trip to Bali, hubs and I decided to check out Seminyak, a place popular with tourists. We saw the wide variety of restaurants and proximity to the beach, hence we decided that this would be our next stop in Bali. With Seminyak in mind, we started looking around for unique pool villas. And that was when we came by Amana Villas, the former name of eqUILIBRIA Seminyak.

The main entrance and reception of eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

Besides its proximity to the bustling Seminyak main street, the one thing that made us decide that we have to stay at this place is its unique pool villa design. Not only is it a two-storey villa, but there is also a waterfall in there! I mean, if that is not unique, I don’t know what is! Attracted by its design, hubs and I decided to stay a few nights with them. (´• ω •`)

Accommodation Options at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

There are three types of villas at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali: Pool, Waterfall and Signature. All the villas here only have one bedroom, so couples are definitely the resort’s target audience. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

The pool villas are the most basic villa type in the resort. It is a single-storey villa, similar to the pool villa you would see on Airbnb. I can’t seem to find an obvious difference between the Signature and Waterfall villas. Both have a waterfall in the villa. Some differences I noticed are the layout and the size of the pool. Other than that, everything looks to be the same. (・・;)ゞ Anyway, we ended up going for the Waterfall Villa! \(★ω★)/

Welcome to Our Waterfall Villa at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

After our noob attempt at Alila Villas Uluwatu, we have learnt to be smarter and book earlier flights instead! Haha! So when we got to the resort, it was still nice and bright. Maybe a bit too hot. (´・ᴗ・ ` ) We were guided along the pavement with some lovely bamboo trees to our pool villa. Once we entered the huge door, we were greeted by the lovely architecture of the Waterfall Villa. (´ ω `♡)

Our villa number and the pavement with bamboo trees at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

Interesting Two-Storey Villa Layout

The check-in was done in the villa, and once that was done, the staff showed us around the villa to let us know what was around for us to use. Besides the waterfall being a unique feature of the villa, another interesting thing is how the villa is being built. Instead of having the villa built from ground level, we have a “basement” instead! w(°o°)w

Our Waterfall Villa 201 and a view of the bedroom from the ground

You would typically have the bedroom on the second floor. But at the Waterfall Villa, the bedroom is actually in the basement! On the ground level, the same level as the swimming pool is the living area. I don’t think I have seen such a layout before, even until now.

An Outdoor Bathtub and the Beautiful Bamboo Trees

Once we took the stairs down to the basement, the first thing we saw was an outdoor bathtub! I don’t typically like to have an outdoor shower or bathtub as I don’t like dealing with bugs and what-nots outside. But from my memory, I think the area was rather clean, without any bugs around. ( ´ ω ` )

The outdoor bathtub and the tall bamboo trees in our villa at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

Even inside the villa, there were a lot of bamboo trees. There are even some that were so tall, that they were reaching the ground floor from the basement! Anyway, I love the bamboo trees as greenery in eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali. It gave the place some colour while still maintaining its modern and classy feel. And I especially liked it when the sun was shining down, and the bamboo trees were casting their shadow on the outdoor bathtub. It was such a vibe. (´ ε ` )

Enjoying the Waterfall in the Villa’s Open Concept

Now comes the part where I share with you about the waterfall! I am sure a lot of you imagined the waterfall to be something like what you see in nature. Sorry to disappoint you, but the waterfall here is more of the water overflowing from the infinity pool to the basement, creating the look of a waterfall. (´ ∀ ` *)

Us chilling at the pool and the pool and waterfall as seen from the living area of our villa

This waterfall feature can be enjoyed from almost anywhere in the villa. From the living area, we can open the window to look at it. I could even talk to hubs when he was chilling at the pool or the deck! Alternatively, we could also look at the waterfall from our bedroom, which is just on the other side of the sliding glass door. Oh, I could also talk to my husband from the bedroom when he is at the end of the pool! This whole open concept is so cool. Haha! (*/ω\)

The bedroom, with a view of the waterfall, and the welcome card from the manager of eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

The Con of Staying in a Two-Storey Villa

After staying at a few two-storey villas, I have decided that if given a choice, we should probably not do it anymore. Haha! It was SO TIRING to keep having to walk up and down the stairs! (×_×) Since we usually hang out in the living or pool area, a lot of our things are in the bedroom. So, whenever we forgot to bring something to the living area, we would have to walk down the stairs and then up again!

The living area and the stairs going do to the basement of the villa

Even if we are not forgetful, we still end up having to walk up and down the stairs a lot. Do you know why? It is because there is only one toilet in the villa, and it is in the basement! Haha! (´-ω-`) I don’t used to work out as much, so having to walk up and down so much did make my legs kind of sore the next day. Yes, I was weak. I admit it. Haha! So this might be something to take into consideration when picking a two-storey villa! (´• ω •`)

Dining at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

Breakfast is being served in our breakfast. But unlike One Eleven Bali, the breakfast was brought to us instead of having chefs to cook in our villa. Not much difference anyway. Hehe. Since eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali does not have a restaurant, we did not have any other meals in the resort. Also, the resort is in such close proximity to the Seminyak main street that we prefer to go to one of the restaurants than to dine in the villa. ( ´ ꒳ ` )

Our breakfast at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

Other Facilities in eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

Spa services are available in the resort. I think our stay comes with a complimentary massage, but sadly, I don’t remember much about it. Oops. I asked hubs about it, and he said it was not bad. Considering how picky we are with our massages, I say you can take his words for it when he says it is not bad. Haha!

There is also a public swimming pool, gym and bar in the resort. Unfortunately, we did not see or use these facilities during our stay since we were chilling so much in our villa. If you think that you need a bigger pool to swim in or just to have a drink by the pool, you can consider going there. ( ´ ω ` )

An Unexpected Perk of Staying Here

Besides these facilities, eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali also provides another unique thing that you probably wouldn’t get in most resorts. They actually give you complimentary access to FINNS Beach Club and Recreation Centre! In case you don’t know what is the FINNS Beach Club, it is a popular beachfront venue in Canggu. A lot of foreigners and tourists come here for its pool, entertainment and food. Due to its location, it is also a beautiful place for watching the sunset.

I don’t know what the complimentary access includes, so if you are staying here, it is better to check with the staff. Anyway, daybeds and cabanas are available for rent at FINNS Beach Club, which a lot of people would do. And they simply hang out here the whole day for the sun, music and food. I have not been there, so I can’t comment much. But if you want to enjoy the sunset without going to a beach club, I highly recommend giving the Beach Bar at Alila Seminyak a visit! (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

Overall Experience

Putting aside how I would not want to stay in a two-storey villa again, I think hubs and I had a great time staying with eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali. The whole waterfall concept was interesting. Even though the villa has two storeys, the layout is different from the usual villa layout. Both of these made it one of the most unique stays we have ever had in Bali. If you are choosing to stay in a boutique resort in Seminyak with your partner, I recommend giving eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali a try! ⸜( *ˊᵕˋ* )⸝

Our shoes and soft toys posing at the ledge of our villa at eqUILIBRIA Seminyak Bali

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