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Review: Villa Sungai Bali, Canggu, Indonesia


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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, beside the hotspot of Canggu on the southwest coast of the island, 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.

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Villa Sungai is a member of our Near Far Collection. If you book one of these two villas via our luxury travel concierge you will get the following brilliant extra benefits at no extra cost.

Our exclusive benefits at Villa Sungai are free cooked breakfast throughout your stay, free first night canapes, free same-day laundry, and pressing, an upgrade to their larger villa if available/preferred, and a dance performance worth $50 USD.


Comprising one villa with three pool-side suites (the flagship Villa Sungai Bali) and another also with 3 pool-side suites (Villa Sungai Gold), guests can choose to rent the entire complex of two villas for group getaways, or just rent one single villa for yourselves, family or friends. When booked independently they are totally private.

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 organizing 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 hair dryers 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 center 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.


Extravagant continental breakfasts are included in the tariff 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 Pan 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 between sightseeing, shopping, and in-villa spa and yoga appointments! All meals are charged at market cost, not restaurant prices.

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. What is more, the owner will handle all your queries from point of first contact and will help to plan an itinerary so no time is wasted upon arrival. The villa manager will meet you at the airport and take over as your personal contact throughout your entire stay.

Insider Info

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.

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