In Bali, Anita Lococo is the under-the-radar, go-to woman for private house rentals. Her company, Bali Tropical Villas (www.bali-tropical-villas.com; from $175 per night), offers a mix of hippy chic and modern design.
Now the island has a new property to raise the luxury bar. Jiva Puri (www.jivapuri.com; from $5,000 per night) is on the island’s undeveloped south-west coast, and boasts a central courtyard with lawns and ponds woven among living areas (pictured) and five separate bedroom pavilions. Indonesian antiques decorate the interiors, and there is a 30m pool.