The Hotel: Javana Bali Villas
Boasting a blend of Balinese and Javanese influences, Javana Bali Villas is nestled in a secluded part of Kerobokan, a slow-paced area of Bali. Holidaymakers can upgrade the experience with a visit to the on-site spa offering a range of pampering treatments, rent a car or a motorbike to explore the island on their own, or take a shuttle service to the nearby Seminyak.
When not out and about, Groupies can enjoy the intimacy of their One-Bedroom Pool Villa taking pride in its private pool with a sundeck. The villas feature elegant decor with a local touch and come complete with all the mod-cons. Each day can be started with breakfast, while afternoon tea is also served daily.
One-Bedroom Pool Villa
- Bed size/type: Extra king-sized bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Two people
- The villa features a private pool with a sundeck, cable TV with a DVD player, tea- and coffee-making facilities, deposit box, bathroom with a hairdryer, and air conditioning
The Area: Kerobokan, Bali
Nestled amidst some sleepy Bali villages, Kerobokan is serenely situated for couples after slow-paced, relaxing stays. Days are spent relaxing by the pool or soaking up some sun at Bali’s famous beaches, with popular choices nearby including Seminyak and Legian.
Those after a bit of culture could hire a car or driver and check out Bali’s magical temples, from clifftop Ulu Watu to beautiful Tanah Lot which is best experienced at sunset; or head inland to Ubud, which is famous for its arts and crafts, including Balinese silver. Get a taste of local lifestyles bike riding from village to village to learn how to make Balinese offerings, discover how to wiggle hips for a bit of Balinese dance or taste customary cuisine.
Far cheaper than back at home, retreaters who want to lose track of time but not money spend the day indulging in massages, Javanese ‘lulur’ body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and hair braiding at one of the many day spas dotted throughout the region. Those who want something material to remember their holiday by pick up some designer or boutique threads at one of the many retail stores or hop from market stall to market stall snatching up souvenirs. The romantic at heart are spoilt for choice with many quality eating options to surprise their partners with each night including Sardine with its own private rice paddy; Warung, a cliff top restaurant offering modern Indonesian cuisine; and Ko with its theatrical teppanyaki grill.