A 20-minute drive from Sanur on Bali's south-eastern coast, the modern-meets-colonial-style Puri Nirwana enjoys fabulous sea views and direct access onto a black-sand surfing beach. The fully staffed villa can comfortably accommodate up to 20 guests in six large suites. There's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their own breathing space — multiple living areas, a media room, poolside gazebos and a dedicated spa. Picture-perfect for memorable family gatherings, special celebrations and intimate weddings, it will also appeal to guests with limited mobility; it has been designed to be wheelchair-friendly, with wide corridors and doors, garden ramps and even an elevator. Puri Nirwana sits right on the beach in the tiny, traditional Balinese village of Cucukan on the island's south-east coast. There's not much by way of facilities immediately surrounding the villa apart from several small stalls selling cold drinks and local snacks on the beach itself. There are some temples in the neighbourhood and a stroll along the narrow lane or the beach will bring you into contact with the Balinese and give you some good insight into how they live their day-to-day lives. A 5-minute drve away (or a 15-minute walk away and across the busy Sunrise highway – not for the faint-hearted) is the Bali Safari and Marine Park, a great day out for the family with all kinds of animals and live performances. Best to make use of the villa's complementary car and driver, however, just to ensure that you arrive safely.