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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Luxury Girls Retreat in Bali at Villa Sungai

Luxury Girls Retreat in Bali at Villa Sungai

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Luxury Girls Retreat – sisters Rachel Kara and Emma Birdsall enjoy some chill out time at Villa Sungai Bali. 
Creative sisters Rachel Kara and Emma Birdsall spent a little time out at Villa Sungai recently. After a few delays getting there (yes the ash cloud!) they finally landed in Bali, and managed to sneak in a few days of R&R at luxurious Villa Sungai Bali. Rachel has beautifully captured the best of Villa Sungai and the surrounding village of Cepaka on film. You can see just how perfect the Villa is for a girls retreat with 24/7 pampering, cocktails, pool time and more. Stay busy shopping, visiting markets, touring the nearby villages…or simply just do nothing at all and soak in the sounds and smells of our little slice of Paradise.

Rachel Kara is a travel and lifestyle photographer based in Sydney. Rachel has worked for many years with Broadsheet and The Design Files and has a beautiful portfolio and soul to match. Rachel has photographed a few of my special events, and it is always a joy to see life through Rachel’s lense.   

Emma Birdsall, well known Australian singer and songwriter, is a passionate foodie and dedicated to health & nutrition, recently creating My Whole Life – an online creative space dedicated to wholesome thinking with fresh and healthy recipes and inspiring imagery.

Thanks to both Rachel and Emma for sharing their lovely adventure with us!

Guest Review of our Luxury Bali Villas

Guest Review of our Luxury Bali Villas

We love to get your guest reviews, and it is always so special to hear about your time and experience at our Luxury Bali Villas. We love it even more when it is from a return guest…..there is no bigger compliment to us at Villa Sungai when you return to stay with us again and again. Here is a recent review from one of our June guests.

“Paradise–with roosters!”   

The first time in a wonderful place makes you anxious when you return. Will it still be as fabulous as the first experience?
Well Villa Sungai lived up to the high expectations of the memories of our first stay, one year ago. Then we luxuriated in Sungai Gold, the smaller, yet very capacious, of the two villas. This year my wife and I enjoyed eight superb nights in Villa Sungai with its three bedrooms, spa room, day bed, sun lounges and cooling infinity pool.
As the other reviews have noted the physical aspect of the villas is peerless however it is the personal service provided by Made, who greeted us like long lost friends at the airport, and his excellent team that help set the Villa Sungai experience apart.
This is not Bali for the thrill seeking, bar hopping crowd. For that there is Seminyak and Kuta. Come to Villa Sungai to be woken by the village roosters, to enjoy wonderful hospitality, gourmet food, relaxing massages, walks in the neighbourhood encountering only locals who invariably greet you with a smile and shy “hello”. Come to Villa Sungai to switch off from the everyday and return refreshed and rejuvenate.

Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple to our Luxury Bali Villas

To make a reservation to stay at our Luxury Bali Villas please go to our online reservation form. You won’t be disappointed… and we would love to have you come and stay with us, time and time again.

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The Ultimate Bali Luxury Villas

The Ultimate Bali Luxury Villas

The Ultimate in Bali Luxury Villas – Guest Review

We love to hear guest reviews like this one and so very grateful for the kind works and feedback on you Villa Sungai Experience at our Bali Luxury Villas…

“What an incredible time we all had at Villa Sungai & Sungai Gold!!! From the moment we saw Made’s smiling face greeting us at the airport, I knew we were in for something truly special. Every detail is absolutely impeccable at the Bali Luxury Villas, truly, truly beautiful & with such touching & heartfelt care & pride & hospitality from the team, honestly they all felt like family. Each & every one of them bringing a personal touch & their skill & pride & smiles, so, so lovely, it’s a destination with heart & that can be a rare & precious thing to find, just beautiful.

Our arrival at your Bali Luxury Villas was like being transported to another world, the magical gardens & that beautiful dense Bali scent, being greeted by the gorgeous team & then stepping through into your oasis, at every turn we gasped & sighed, the abundant tuberose, the serenity, the smiles, the impeccable decor & the immaculate & inviting rooms, everything was a wow moment, evoking calm & bliss & delight in us all.

As incredibly comfortable as those beds are, I found I had to be up with the sun as I didn’t want to miss a beat, from yoga by the pool, to sipping coconuts & styling, creating floral arrangements & magic for the day ahead, to indulging in spa treatments { which are of course absolutely world class, beautiful therapists & a wonderful range of treatments } all just perfection. I think we all found a seamless flow between creation & leisure, every shoot, every styling detail, every moment was truly bliss, we all love what we do & to bring our individual touches to your Bali Luxury Villas & to work as a collective was so special for us all.

The cuisine was absolutely superb, Wayan & his team are incredible, everything from the perfect tropical breakfast { loved the black sticky rice, always a favourite of mine } to exquisite canapés, the beautiful morning tea { oh my goodness, that chocolate cake!!! } & magical dinners, on arrival & over at Sungai Gold & of course the incredible, incredible feast prepared for the divine pop up dinner, all memorable & delectable & masterfully prepared.

Our ‘pop up picnic’ in the rice terraces was magical, Made & the team went above & beyond in making it memorable. It was such a delight for me to style up the gorgeous little hut that was scouted out by Made & a lovely touch that it was so close to the Villa & within Made’s village { loved the picnic basket too, gorgeous Pamela }.

You can imagine my excitement on the morning before our pop up dinner, when I walked around the corner to see the flowers being delivered. Stunning. Herni provided a beautiful range, absolute perfection in what we had arranged & I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them & create some beautiful pieces for the dinner!!!

Made & the team again went above & beyond in assisting me with every detail for the dinner, from the beautiful floating pool candles & additional tuberose petals to sprinkle with our pink frangipanis, organising the beautiful banana leaves & extra foliage from the gardens, { I also of course had to have a wander through the gardens myself }. It was such a delight to work with Made & the team & ensuring everything would be perfect. Putu was an incredible help on the day too in setting everything up, he must be a stylist at heart!!! He really has a great eye, all worth their weight in gold & so much fun too. I also have to mention Illuh, what a sweet heart, so lovely & she cared for us so beautifully, do pass on my greatest of thanks again to all of the team, beautiful, beautiful people.

Generosity of heart is something I think is a natural way of being for all six of us, Natalie, Luisa, Nadean, Sophie, Jaclyn & I & it was such a delight to be embraced & welcomed so graciously to your Bali Luxury Villa & in return to give our all in what we do, thank you again Pamela.

There will be much more rolling out over the coming weeks & months from us all, I think each of us have already inspired numerous people to pop a trip to Villa Sungai on their to do lists too & I know all of us hold our time there as something exceptional & special & absolutely memorable.

A big heartfelt thank you for having us & I had such delight in bringing my touch to our stay, can’t wait to share more!!!”

Thanks LM from NSW, we appreciate the feedback and look forward to your return. To find out more about our Bali Luxury Villa visit our website. 

Photo by Luisa Brimble