Where is Juli & Sam – review of Villa Sungai

Where is Juli & Sam – review of Villa Sungai

Hotel Reviews
Reviews: Villa Sungai, Bali

First impressions
– Welcome to your home in Bali – we heard at the beginning, as we entered our secluded getaway. Our villa was hidden in the jungle.
We arrived after midnight – couldn’t see much, but the atmosphere of luxury was easy to spot even in the dark. Drinks and plates of delicious snacks were served, the speakers were filled with delicate rhythms, but the fatigue quickly took over …
Good that someone turned the lights out.

The rooster and the barking dog woke me up just after sunrise. I opened the curtain and … We had it all to ourselves!
Soon I was sitting in the pool, drinking watermelon juice.
The waiters always came out of nowhere, exactly at the moment at which you wanted them. What more do you want on holidays?
In the afternoon our driver took us on a trip to a little-known temple where only the locals go. For some balance, at sunset, we went to the popular, crowded Tanah Lot Temple.
We had a nice dinner in the evening, back in the Villa, with the mood of melting candles and live music. Two players were sitting in the garden, playing Balinese rhythms.
The next day we were offered a walk in the village of Cepaka and among the rice fields. Within the few hours we only met a couple of tourists – they rode down the street on a scooter. Cepaka is clean and well taken care of, which unfortunately is not always the case in Bali.

Hotel
Villa Sungai is located in the mountains, in the village of Cepaka, in southwestern Bali. The villa is not too far from the airport, but unfortunately through the traffic jams in Kuta, it takes over an hour. Guests arriving at the airport are picked up by a driver, who may also be available for the duration of their stay.
Villa Sungai is not a typical hotel – it’s a private residence that you can rent out all to yourself and your group of friends, hidden away, among the trees – a perfect location for any special occasion or a quiet holiday with your family.
It consists of three rooms and a common area with a dining room, bar, comfortable lounge’s and a swimming pool – all open air. There is also a small SPA where you can enjoy relaxing massages and beauty treatments. There is no reception or typical lobby. The staff are available 24 hours a day, but appear only when needed – there is a door bell in the dining area that facilitates communication. Next to it is a second, more luxurious facility – Sungai Gold.
Villa Sungai has been awarded many times by Luxury Travel magazine.

Room
There are three rooms in the Villa. All are spacious and bright, designed in modern Balinese style. Large four poster beds add to the luxurious atmosphere. The rooms have air conditioning and thick curtains, making it easy to stay in the tropics.
All bathrooms are located outside. Rooms have showers and the main one also has an outdoor bath. Bathing in plumeria flowers, under the blue sky, is an unforgettable experience!

Food
Staying at Villa Sungai, comes with breakfas and dinner.
The breakfast is served with juicy fruit and good coffee. In addition, you can choose something from the menu – we really enjoyed the banana pancakes. The freshly squeezed juices were also great.
The dinner menu is set before your arrival and consists of several dishes. The food really deserves the five stars – the combination of local flavors with good quality products, equates to some amazing meals. Here we ate the best grilled chicken – it doesn’t sound very special, but it really just tasted amazing!

Summary
Villa Sungai is the Bali that everyone dreams of. Beautiful, a great atmosphere with good food. A dream residence with the atmosphere of jungle sounds. It allows you to escape from your daily routine and simply reset. It is an ideal choice for a romantic getaway, a trip with friends or a family vacation.
Villa Sungai

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NOTE: We were guests at Villa Sungai. Our opinion is sincere and based only on our own experiences.

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One World Just Go – Where to Stay in Canggu, Bali

One World Just Go – Where to Stay in Canggu, Bali

One World Just Go

June 2017

ASIA BALI INDONESIA

WHERE TO STAY IN CANGGU, BALI

Villa Sungai

If you’re looking for a 5 star luxury villa experience.

Villa Sungai is located in the rural village of Cepaka, just a short drive from Canggu. It’s perfectly suited for families or groups of friends traveling together, with the choice of two 1-3-bedroom suite villas. There’s of course always the option to take over both villas for the ultimate holiday experience. Both villas are perched along the banks of a small river that’s surrounded by jungle and offers complete privacy. The local village also features sprawling green rice fields, temples and marigold fields (my new favourite flower). Staying here not only gives you the experience of living in a local village, but it also feels a world away from the congested roads and tourist filled paths of Seminyak.

The overall vibe and design of the villas is a mix of white and neutral colours so as to not detract from its stunning natural surroundings, and it works as everything seems to blend in seamlessly. All rooms of course feature an outdoor shower, with the master room also having a bathtub. I mean are you even in Bali if there isn’t an outdoor shower?? However, the main feature of the 3-bedroom suite villa we stayed in is clearly the 18m-lap pool with an infinity edge that plunges into the river and jungle below. There’s also a spa facility where you can indulge in anything your heart desires, from massages to facials or manicures.

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Where to Stay in Canggu

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The staff at Villa Sungai have been exceptionally trained to ensure every guest feels truly looked after. This all started from the moment I was picked up from my previous accommodation by the villa manager Made, with the car stocked with water, peanuts and cold towels. It’s the small details like this that really sets Villa Sungai apart. Made also offers tours of the local Cepaka village where he and the majority of the villa staff live. I was able to spend a morning walking around with Made through the quiet streets visiting the local shop where families buy their supplies each morning, through the rice fields and my personal favourite the marigold fields. We also visited his home to see the difference between the design and layout of a Balinese family compound compared to homes in the Western world. Made also hosts an English program in a make shift classroom that’s been built at his house for the children in his village. Guests at Villa Sungai are encouraged during the reservation process to bring pencils and books or simply make a donation to the English program. It really is great to see when hotels and guests are able to give back to the local community.

Villa Sungai also has perhaps the world’s largest movie collection, which comes in very handy during those rainy days. With an entire booklet listing every single movie including a synopsis, they’d clearly gone to quiet some effort to ensure you have a never-ending supply of movies. In regards to the meals at Villa Sungai, they were easily on par with the most well known fine dining and award-winning restaurants in Bali. With fresh locally sourced ingredients and their innovative approach to food (in particular their Indonesian dishes), their 6 star quality meals were truly the highlight of my time there and what I’ll remember most.

[Article reposted with permission. Original article from One World Just Go]