About the Istana
Step into the Istana, and your eyes will be immediately drawn to the stunning scenery of the Indian Ocean, beyond the infinity pool of the villa.
Looking at this sight before our eyes, we can easily understand why the Istana serves as a popular choice for weddings, for the unobstructed views of the sunrise and sunset across the horizon must be absolutely breathtaking…
Tell us about the interiors of the Istana!
We were wowed by the interiors of the Istana. Sleek and minimalist, this villa boasts a modern design, incorporating the use of light colours and wooden elements.
The communal living areas and indoor entertainment facilities do not fail to impress either. At the back of the open-spaced living area stands a sleek bar, well-stocked with an array of beverages to quench the thirst of guests.
Make your way towards the right of the villa, and you will find yourself in formal and spacious dining room, which allows for a total number of fourteen guests to dine comfortably. We were told that this dining room is usually used when the guests have their breakfast in the morning, while the outdoor balé is a more popular choice for lunch and dinner.
What are the entertainment amenities available at the Istana?
The Istana also houses a movie room with a wide projection screen measuring ninety-two inches. These rooms, as well as the bedrooms that are situated at the side of the villa facing the ocean contain large, clear window panes, are well-designed to offer guests with the best sea views that the Istana can offer.
A particular feature that we really like is the indoor spa room, tucked away in a corner of the villa. The floral scent of essential oils lies in the air, and one immediately feels relaxed upon stepping into this room. It is immaculately designed, and reminded us of massage rooms in a professional spa parlour.
The living area designed for children also left a favourable impression on our minds. In fact, we can well imagine the kids feeling right at home in the cosy and comfortable bedroom! A games room is located close to the children’s bedroom, ensuring that the kids will be well-entertained when a party or event is being held in the villa.
What types of weddings or events is the Istana ideal for?
We find that the Istana is great for holding larger scale weddings and events. The villa sits on a capacious plot of land measuring four thousand square metres, and boasts a maximum seating capacity of one hundred people.
Other facilities within the villa are also ideal for hosting large crowds. An expansive area has been set aside as a car park, and the kitchen is built for commercial purposes. In addition, there is a large number of staff manning the villa, ensuring that all guests are well attended to.
What are the features distinguishing the Istana from other villas?
We must admit that the panoramic views of the ocean at the villa left an indelible impression on our minds, and we can imagine the scenic settings being a perfect backdrop for beautiful wedding photography shoots.
The spa room and entertainment amenities in this villa are splendid, but we have already told you all about it (the only thing left is for you to see it for yourself!).
However, there is one last feature that we have yet to mention. Right at the edge of the garden stands a large outdoor balé, with a dining table that can seat twelve people, as well as a grill for barbecue parties. Seat yourself in this area, take in the salty sea breeze and the ravishing sights surrounding you, and you will be reluctant to leave this place…