Luna2 studios in Bali.
First there was Seminyak's retro five-bedroom exclusive-use Luna2 Private Hotel - named for the first spacecraft to land on the moon in the late 1950s. Now, in another sharp departure from Balinese tradition, Luna2 Studios, with 1960s facade and primary colours, has arrived.
Fourteen studios in blue, green, yellow or red with modular furniture feature at the property that includes a 16-seat cinema, rooftop bar with an ocean view and 30-seat restaurant. In the colour-blocked pool, swimmers can peer through an underwater window into the lounge bar where DJs spin discs and guests lounge in purple, pink and turquoise ottomans and booths. For the young 'uns, the Lunajuniors programs includes sports sessions with a trainer.
A more classic bolthole in Seminyak can be found at delMango Villa Estate. Created by Balinese architect Yoka Sara and Japanese designer Nobuyuki Narabayashi (formerly of Japanese design group Super Potato), each of the 12 curved, self-contained villas of up to three bedrooms has its own chlorine-free pool and garden and is linked by timber decking. Local materials are featured throughout, from antique timber floors and recycled teak artworks in the bedrooms to black volcanic stone floors in the all-day dining lounge. iPads are complimentary during your stay; there are tai chi and Zumba classes on site; and for the game, a full-body fish spa.
Luna2 studios' interior.
Luna2 Studios from $US450 ($488) a night; delMango Villa Estate from $US350 a night.