Bali Investment

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Thursday, Jun 13

Construction in Bali has local rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure compliance with laws and the smooth execution of any project.

From 1-bedroom villas to large complexes and commercial properties.
No project is too big or too small.

Our construction team is experienced and efficient.
They work to the highest standard to create stunning villas for all our customers.

Construction process

After the process of investment research and documentation, comes the turn of construction activities.

◊ The differences between buying “freehold” land and “rental” land in Bali.

◊ The process of building a villa, etc.

! The explanatory video will help you understand the rules and regulations that foreigners should know before investing in Bali.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does construction cost in Bali?

Building in Bali is cheaper than in most western countries when comparing similar properties.
Prices are calculated per square meter of built-up area, with a typical villa costing $500-$1000 (USD) per square meter.
The quality of the materials will affect the price, but most builds fall into this price range.

As construction costs in Bali are directly related to the size of the villa, the calculation of construction costs will depend on the size required.
Larger villas respectively cost more than smaller villas.

The purchase of land is another expense that most customers need to consider.
Land prices vary across the island, with plots in popular areas or near beaches commanding the highest prices.
Learn more about the cost of buying land in Bali here.

When calculating the total cost of a building in Bali, it is important to consider the furnishings.
Larger villas require more furniture, which increases the overall cost of construction.
The average price of furniture usually ranges from $10,000 to $40,000 USD.

Our popular 20% APR 1 bedroom loft style villas start at just $110,000 USD | absolutely everything included (land, documents, transaction costs, construction, furniture).

You can find more information about the prices of the villas here, where we offer a choice of different building sizes – from 100 sq.m to 600 sq.m.
We can also build a unique villa according to your specific requirements.

Is it cheap to build a house in bali?

In general, when comparing similar building sizes and materials, it is cheaper to build in Bali than in most western countries.
However, prices in other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand or even other areas of Indonesia may be cheaper, but they do not come close to the lucrative return on investment in Bali.

Land prices vary widely across the island.
The cheapest properties can be found in the north of the island and in rural areas, while popular locations such as Canggu, Seminyak, and Uluwatu cost more.
Beachfront villas also command premium prices.

Can foreigners buy property in Bali?

Yes, foreigners can buy property in Bali, but there are rules and regulations that must be followed.
Within Indonesia, foreigners can only purchase a villa under a rental contract, while Indonesian citizens can purchase the property.

What is the difference between leased and freehold villas?

Freehold: You own the rights to the land indefinitely.
As a freehold owner, you can rent out the property.
Leasehold: You do not own the property but rent it from the owner for a certain period of time.
This option usually lasts 25-30 years, with the possibility of an extension.
The leasehold contract can be resold.

For professional advice on rules for buying and investing in Bali, contact us.

Which places in Bali are best for construction?

There are many areas in Bali that can provide exceptional ROI, each area offering its own unique attractions and benefits.
Some of the most popular areas in Bali for our customers include:


These are areas with popular attractions.
Beach clubs and restaurants tend to attract a large number of tourists, which is ideal for vacation rentals.
For advice on popular places to buy land in Bali, contact us.

How long does it take to build a villa?

The average time to build a villa usually varies from 6 months to 1 year.
The size of the property is the main factor in the construction time.
Smaller villas, such as our popular Villa Atrea, can be completed in as little as 6 months.

Below is a typical rough schedule of steps:

Purchase of land
Architectural design
Construction of an access road (if necessary)
Interior forms
Construction of a pool
Interior finishing works
Furniture installation

Is building a villa in Bali a good investment?

Bali is one of the most popular locations for property investors from around the world.
The tropical island has been named the world’s top tourist destination on several occasions, bringing in millions of holidaymakers every year.

Although there are hotels available, most people opt for the benefits of a private villa with a pool, tropical garden, and plenty of space to relax.
It is these short-term rentals that make Bali a very profitable place to invest in property.

Our villa management services make it easy for investors and eliminate the workload of client communication, accommodation, laundry, property maintenance, and more.

We include an ROI assessment on each of our projects.
It provided a better idea of the expected financial return based on different employment levels.
For example, The Gaya Japang can achieve an annual return on investment of 36% with high occupancy.

What is the best size villa for investment in Bali?

The size of the cottage you choose is influenced by your budget, requirements, and the size of the land.

Bigger budgets can afford a larger villa.
In general, villas with up to 4 bedrooms perform better as short-term vacation rentals and can yield the highest return on investment.

Not all villas are for investment purposes, as many people build a villa as their primary residence.
In this case, each individual client has their own preferences, whether that’s more space dedicated to the master bedroom or larger entertainment/relaxation areas.

The size of the plot for building a new villa is one of the main limitations when building a villa.
Generally, villas in Bali are no more than 3 levels and in the tropical heat, a pool is highly recommended.
Our architects are experts in maximizing space and can create the perfect design for your plot.

Common construction terms and jargon

Some of the most common words and abbreviations you are likely to come across if you are looking to buy land in Bali.

Are: A popular unit of land measurement in Bali.
1 acre = 100 sq.m.

Leasehold: A type of property ownership where you own the rights to use the land for a specified period of time.

Freehold: A freehold property whereby you own the rights to the land for an indefinite period of time.

Rp / IDR: Indonesian Rupiah – the currency used in Indonesia.
It is also common for prices to be quoted in USD (United States Dollar).

What services does Bali Investment offer?

Bali Investment provides a complete property development service, from villa design and construction to management and maintenance.

Some of our services:

    • Land Acquisition: We will find the perfect plot of land in Bali.
      Architecture: Design the perfect villa, to your specifications and land.
    • Construction: Building your dream villa to the highest standards and first-class workmanship.
    • Furnishings: Bespoke furniture to suit the unique style of your cottage.
    • Villa Management: We manage your villa to maintain a high level of occupancy and a high return on investment.
    • Maintenance: ongoing maintenance of your villa, pool, gardens, staff, and more.

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