Ocean-inspired Villa Anucara presents fresh white exteriors that echo the white-capped waves rolling onto Cemagi beach just 150 metres away. This pale palette also characterises the huge garden planted with snowy frangipani blossoms and sweetly scented jasmine and featuring a sunken poolside lounge and 35-metre swimming pool. Inside, white-furnishings are accented with splashes of blue and turquoise and tasteful time-worn artefacts. Five ensuite bedrooms include two masters with ocean views and three guest rooms in seculded garden pavilions. A full team of staff is on hand to look after every need with butler service and superb home cooking. Villa Anucara is the newest of only a handful of private residences that cluster around Mengening beach, just beyond Cemagi village — an ultra-modern retreat in a traditional coastal setting where the rhythms of rice growing mark the passing seasons and small villages yield glimpses of a way of life unchanged across the centuries. The dramatic coastline beyond the villa boundary is complemented by views across acres of rice fields towards Bali's string of volcanoes to the north.