The Hotel: Villa Sahaja
Villa Sahaja is a boutique villa-style holiday complex in Umalas that’s been designed to make the most of Bali’s warm tropical climate with open-plan design, modern Balinese architecture, high ceilings and lush, leafy spaces. Consisting of four two-bedroom villas, Villa Sahaja makes for an ideal Balinese holiday escape for families or loved-up couples. Rooms feature double beds, spacious matching ensuites - with open-air garden styled shower and bath - and double doors that open up onto your own private pool and outdoor lounging area, bordered by lush Balinese garden.
Fix yourself a snack or cook up a feast in the fully-equipped modern kitchen and have family enjoy the fruits of your labour at the dining room’s feature piece, an extra-large teak wood dining table capable of seating up to ten. Take meals to the upper deck, where you can soak up the warm summer nights overlooking Balinese rice fields and of the moon illuminating majestic Mount Agung off in the distance. Villas are fully air-conditioned and feature a range of lounging sofas. Each room includes a flat-screen television with cable programming, security safe for keeping valuable possessions completely secured, a daily cleaning service to keep your sanctuary clean, and Wi-Fi internet for uploading all your holiday snaps to Facebook.
Two-Bedroom Pool Villa
- Bed size/type: Queen bedding
- Standard occupancy: Four people
- Maximum occupancy: Four people
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.