The Hotel: Wild Rice Villa Canggu
Nestled amidst rice fields in a peaceful area of Canggu, a few minutes’ drive from the beaches and the vibrant nightlife of Seminyak and Kuta, this rustic-chic villa has everything one needs for a laid back tropical holiday break with a bunch of friends.
Boasting no less than seven air-conditioned master suites with queen beds, with nine bathrooms in total, it can host up to 14 people, allowing each of the couples full privacy, while a spacious garden and an outdoor pool invite everyone for a quality outdoor time in good company. With the services of a dedicated chef, chauffeur, and maid, as well as massage services available on request, groupies can take everything off their heads and simply enjoy the freedom on their Indonesian countryside escape.
- Bed size/type: 7 queen beds
- Standard/maximum occupancy: 14 people
- The villa features a private pool, private garden with a gazebo, 7 master suites with bathrooms and two separate bathrooms, safety boxes in all bedrooms, 2 living areas, indoor dining area, fully equipped kitchen with oven, 10-seater dining table plus some extra small tables, massage and laundry services available at extra charge
The Area: Canggu, Bali
With its location set in greener than green rice paddies far from the crowds of central Bali, Canggu offers travellers a taste of the island’s yesteryear where life chugs along at a slower pace and souls can find their centres in serenity. Framed by black sand beaches to one side and rolling pastures to the other, Canggu stretches gracefully above Seminyakto mystical Tanah Lot, the shrine of many sunset postcard snaps, and thanks to its laidback energy is swiftly becoming the up-and-coming place to stay on the Indonesian isle. Canggu offers all the things there are to be enjoyed about Bali without the frenetic pace of Kuta, but the tourist hub is still not far away for those who wish to dabble in both worlds.
Feel like the only person in the world by delving into a good book by the private pool, taking a stroll in the nearby rice paddies or checking out the black sand beach, or rev up the energy by shopping in Legian, partying in Kuta or dining in Jimbaran Bay. Enjoy Seminyak, one of the more posh areas on the island filled with boutiques, world-class restaurants and picturesque beaches, or journey to Ubud to check out artisan workshops, art markets or the famous monkey forest.
The religious site of Tanah Lot is also nearby, and is best viewed at sunset for vistas that will forever stay imprinted on memories. Young ones also couldn’t pass up a trip to Waterbom Park for a day of slipping, sliding and splashing around in the plentiful pools and lush gardens.