If the privacy of a villa combined with the impeccable service of a five star hotel sounds like your idea of heaven, then look no further than Villa Sungai. Located in the charming, rural Balinese village of Cepaka, this holiday haven comprising two luxury villas is surrounded by rice paddies, palms and jungle views, a place to get away from it all amid the peace and tranquillity of local country life. With beaches, bustling towns and many other attractions just a short drive away, not to mention a dedicated, chauffer driven car to ferry you around, this is one travel destination that really does seem to have it all.
Comprising one villa with three pool-side suites (Villa Sungai) and another with two plus an additional cabana suite (Villa Sungai Gold), guests can choose to rent the entire complex for group getaways, or just one villa. Furnished and decorated in Balinese/French Colonial style, the accommodation is beautiful with an emphasis on high-end finishes and extras. While enjoying all the benefits of a villa holiday, including a home from home feel and private pools (one for each villa), Villa Sungai also provides attentive staff to look after your every need, from airport transfers and preparing and cooking meals to taking care of the little ones and organising excursions. In fact, the staff pride themselves on getting to know you and your likes and dislikes throughout the course of your stay, with the aim of providing an experience that transcends that of the average hotel or villa holiday. By the end of your time at Villa Sungai, you should feel that you are staying among friends in a luxurious home away from home!
Both villas are spacious and air-conditioned throughout, while all bedroom suites have king size beds decked out in sumptuous, high-quality linens. Ensuite bathrooms feature tropical open-air showers and luxury Swiss Chopard and bespoke natural toiletries. Bathrobes, spa gowns, slippers and salon-quality hairdryers are all provided, as are GHD hair straighteners upon request. The style of the sleeping and living quarters is bright, white and minimal with a luxurious twist, allowing the beauty of the outdoor environment to take centre stage. Roofs are thatched in the traditional Balinese style while floors are stone and sofas are upholstered in natural khaki. Guests will enjoy 24 hour butler service, complimentary laundry service and a chauffeur driven car.
Breakfast and first night canapes are included in the price of your stay, while unlimited chilled bottled water will be available throughout the duration of your holiday. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a signature cocktail of vodka, lime, kaffir and lemongrass, and you will find a well-stocked bar in the villa. When it comes to dining, the freshest local ingredients are shopped for daily by the staff, who pride themselves on creating Asian and Indonesian inspired dishes worthy of a five star hotel restaurant. With tempting creations such as Balinese lamb stew and tempura fish with Thai herb salad on the menu, it’s easy to see why guests at Villa Sungai opt to eat in more than 75% of the time!
Pool and Activities
Both Villa Sungai and Villa Sungai Gold have their own beautiful horizon pools, shaded by lush foliage, but if you get bored of lounging by yours, you could always indulge in one of the spa treatments on offer, either right there at the poolside or in an air-conditioned treatment room. Massages, skin treatments and traditional Balinese healing rituals are all on offer, as are yoga classes, all within the comfort of your own villa. For exploring further afield, Villa Sungai is a convenient base whether you want to enjoy the bright lights of the city in Seminyak, beautiful beaches, ancient temples or experience the everyday life of the locals in the village. The concierge will be happy to arrange excursions for you.
If you’re wondering whether the kids will enjoy Villa Sungai as much as you will, wonder no longer! With a whole host of provisions on offer for children, from cots for babies to a five-page children’s menu, books and toys, the youngest members of the family are most definitely catered for. There are also special activities on offer to help make your child’s stay more memorable, including a visit to a local school and having their own Balinese outfit made.
A stay at Villa Sungai is ideal for those who want to combine the privacy of a luxury villa with the five-star service of a top hotel.
Villa Sungai features in our top 5 best private villas in Bali.
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