Best things to do in Bali

Best things to do in Bali

Best things to do in Bali

Bali really has something for everyone. It has the perfect combination of adventure and romance, spiritual beauty and spectacular scenery, wonderful shopping and relaxing pampering, with world class dining and divine sunsets to top it off.

Our very own luxury Bali Villas, Villa Sungai & Sungai Gold are the perfect base for you to explore the surrounds of Bali. Tucked away in the traditional village of Cepaka in Bali, you are far removed from the hustle and bustle of busy and touristy Kuta, but close enough to do day trips to Seminyak for shopping, dining in Canggu and water sports at Echo Beach, returning to your ‘home away from home’ at the end of each day for a massage, a long deep bath, and private dinner in your Villa. Guests tell us that driving back home to the Villa through the rice fields at sunset is always special, taking in the sights and sounds of Village life and easing you into the holiday spirit and getting a snapshot of the true Balinese way of life.

We love to hear what activities you get up to during your day, and we are always happy to plan special outings and day trips from Villa Sungai. We have been collecting a few of our guest’s most favourite things to do while staying at Villa Sungai and we thought you might like them too.

Here is some of our Best Things to Do In Bali recommendations to ensure you have a very memorable stay in Bali.

  • Take in a Perfect Sunset – Sunset Drinks at Tanah Lot
Best things to do in Bali

Sunset Tanah Lot

  •  Cafe Hopping – visit the trendy cafes popping up everywhere in nearby Canggu and Petitenget.
  • Although our guests love to dine in-house at the Villa, it can be fun to venture out for a long lunch or dinner at acclaimed Mamasan Bali restaurant
Best things to do in Bali

Mamasan Restaurant Bali

  • Enjoy a picnic in the nearby local rice fields of Cepaka, just a short walk from the Villa. We can arrange this for you on request.
Best things in Bali

Rice fields of Cepaka

  • Request a Luxury Boat Charter Sailing the Indonesian Archipelego to extend your stay in Bali. This is also something we can arrange for you.
Bali Tours Luxury Boat Charter

Luxury Boat Charter

  • Explore the cooler air at the higher altitude of Bedugul’s lively fruit and vegetable markets and admire Beratan Lake and its floating temple
  • Visit the sacred temple of Uluwatu followed by a traditional ‘kecak’ dance and a romantic seafood dinner on the beach at Jimbaran.
  • Catch some waves or watch world class surfing from a traditional Uluwatu warung, followed by sunset cocktails at the famous Rock Bar.
  • Hunt for authentic Balinese and Javanese antiques and interiors in Mas
  • Enjoy some Mexican fare and family fun at the ultra hip Motel Mexicola
  • Indulge in your very own Eat Pray Love moment at Cafe Wayan in Ubud ( just like Julia Roberts did in the movie)
Best Things to do in Bali

Eat Pray Love Moment in Rice Fields

We look forward to welcoming you to our luxury Bali Villa at Villa Sungai and cannot wait for you to create your very own ‘Best Things to do in Bali’ list. For more information and activity ideas please visit our website or contact us. We would love to work on your perfect itinerary with you to make your stay in Bali truly memorable.

Happy Travels!

Bali Tours on A Luxury Boat Charter

Bali Tours on A Luxury Boat Charter

Bali tours to the Indonesian Archipelago on the luxury boat charter El Aleph

We at SUNGAI are always on the lookout for complementary experiences and special Bali tours for our clients. We are very pleased to have been introduced to this latest in our recommended Bali tours – a Luxury Charter sailing the Indonesian Archipelago and beyond. The staffing and capacity are uncannily similar to those at SUNGAI PLATINUM (SUNGAI taken in conjunction with SUNGAI GOLD) to give 5/6 king guest rooms sleeping up to 12 adults (children in their parents’ room)…we have virtually identical capacities and the same number of staff that includes chefs, dining, bar and rooms staff.

We are delighted to be able to introduce new Bali Tours and wonderful experiences to our clients and can arrange preferential arrangements if you enquire through us (as with all outside providers that we use or recommend no commissions are ever accepted).

Private Luxury Charter aboard El Aleph, the newest and most spacious traditional sailing yacht cruising the exotic Indonesian archipelago.

El Aleph offers unmatched stability and comfort. A symphony in 100-year old tropical hardwoods – her teak finishes more reminiscent of a fine guitar than of a ship – no detail has been left to chance in ensuring your comfort, safety and enjoyment. From first-time snorkelers to advanced rebreather/nitrox divers, water-skiers and wake-borderers, we offer the full range of activities.

If you book through Villa Sungai, we offer full hire of the yacht for private cruises across the Indonesian Archipelago: Raja Ampat, Komodo Flores, Bali, Banda Sea, Sulawesi, and West Papua New Guinea. She is available for private luxury yacht charters – dive/snorkel the rich coral reefs, anchor in secluded lagoons, enjoy private barbecues on deserted beaches, and experience the fascinating cultural and natural diversity which is East Indonesia.

We would love to talk to you more about booking this wonderful and unique Bali experience and more Bali tours during your stay. Please contact us for more information 


A Friend in Fashion & Poolside Glamour at Villa Sungai

A Friend in Fashion & Poolside Glamour at Villa Sungai

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The gorgeous Geneva from well known Fashion Blog  A Pair and A Spare and Fashion/Travel blogger Jasmine from A Friend in Fashion recently popped in to Villa Sungai for a few days of poolside fun and glamour shooting with Vama Lounge and The Luxe Nomad. Here are a few of the lovely pics taken during their stay, with plenty more to come soon to the blog.

You can also follow all of the poolside fun on the Villa Sungai Instagram page too @villasungai #villasungai

Villa Sungai Recipe Book

Villa Sungai Recipe Book



In need of a great gift idea that is a little unique and really special? We have the perfect idea for you. You can now purchase our little Villa Sungai Recipe books to give to your friends and family. At just $30AUD the little hand bound book has over 50 of our fav recipes from canapés, main courses, desserts and signature cocktails – all of your Villa Sungai favourites in one place. All of the proceeds will be donated to our English program – helping the local children in our Village of Cepaka, supporting the hard work and dedication of Little Made and friends. 

To purchase one or more of our little recipe books please email [email protected] x x

 Thank you for your support

White & Style, Villa Sungai Bali

White & Style, Villa Sungai Bali

Photos by Natalie Hayllar {eat read love}

We pride ourselves on ensuring you are treated to all of those little special extras during your stay. We love our white-washed canopy beds and those little luxe extras like Chopard beauty products in the bathrooms, luxury linens and fresh Frangipanis on your pillows. After a day of pampering you are sure to drift into a beautiful peaceful sleep……