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About Bali Villa Sungai

This isn’t just a villa – it is a rural experience of sumptuous proportions. Staying here is a juxtaposition between Balinese village life and living like the Sultan of Brunei.

Sungai is one of Bali’s preeminent luxury villas with the sophistication, inclusions and full service of the finest hotel, but with the privacy and exclusivity of a private residence. This isn’t one of a complex of villas, not a villa within a hotel, but a truly private ‘one-off’. With the addition of the ‘Owner’s Villa’ (Sungai Gold), guests now have the option of another 3 king guest suites. Get to know Pamela, Made and the rest of the fantastic staff personally as we reveal to you the ins and outs of Sungai with an up-close and personal account.

Set in a tranquil country village in the island’s south-west and surrounded by village temples, Cepaka (15 minutes from Canggu Beach) is still only a quick sprint from Seminyak. The staff to guest ratio is amazing and the customer service philosophy is benchmarked against the most exclusive boutique chain in the world. To find out about our Villa Sungai and Sungai Gold deals and rates have a browse through our current prices below:

Philosophy

We like to think of ourselves as a luxury private villa with a difference. There is no reception desk, lobby or bellboys. Sungai and Sungai Gold are designed to create the impression that guests are staying in a private residence. They have been born from a desire to create the most exceptional hospitality experience for the world’s most discerning travellers. One where the setting inspires, where the design respects and enhances the surroundings, and where there is a genuine care for service, comfort, style, and attention to detail.

Experience

Sungai means river, and this exceptional resort is set on the bank of a small one in the tiny village of Cepaka. You’re in the real Bali here. The natural sounds and rhythms remind you that you are in the jungle. Listen to the wildlife quietly murmuring and chattering in the background over the subtle lilt of the flowing river below. You have the sensation of sailing on the canopy of green which comforts you as you sink into an utterly relaxed state.

Unwind and enjoy – Sungai is committed to offering privacy, care and relaxation to our customers that is beyond compare.

Sungai is world class. It epitomises a very personal and tailored experience. Residing at Sungai brings together the quality and service of a top 5 star hotel but with no other guests. The unforgettable memories created by the Sungai experience are intertwined with the magic of the location, exquisite cuisine, flawless service and immaculately appointed guest rooms.

Our personal care can be extended to…

  • Children friendly activities and services (See below)
  • An around-the-clock chauffeur for touring, shopping and nightclubbing
  • Your personal PA/concierge

These are only a taste of the defining features you can expect during your stay. The resort is divided in two, and you can book the entire resort [sleeps 12 to 17 (with children) or just part (from 1 guest)]. Regardless, bespoke service and exclusivity are paramount.

It’s available for exclusive-hire only, with a 24-hour butler, chefs, chauffeurs and a team of staff to spoil you. Book the three-suite main Villa Sungai or its smaller sister the two-bedroom, couple-friendly Sungai Gold (aka the ‘Owners’ Villa’); or take over both (‘Sungai Platinum Residence’) for the ultimate glam escape.

Our Team

Whilst the setting, facilities and the many luxury inclusions are noteworthy, it is the staff that make Sungai truly outstanding. The team is led by Made (pronounced Mah-day), who also acts as your personal concierge who seamlessly alleviates you of planning and logistics. The team has genuine personal and professional service down to an art, and provide the perfect balance of friendliness, care, charm and grace.

The service begins the moment you step off the plane with the VIP airport butler service and the chauffeured transfers that whisk you to the villa where the chefs and staff are dedicated to you alone. We aim to offer a guest experience that is intimate and discreet while providing the highest level of service, exceptional but not intrusive or invasive.

Our Reputation

Sungai is renowned for its impeccable service and astonishing food. Having bagged a slew of awards as a top villa over a decade, this luxe retreat in Cepaka village on the west coast has a covetable reputation.

3 x Winner of Luxury Travel’s GOLD LIST as ‘Best Overseas Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge’

After placing second to Huka Lodge NZ in 2009, ahead of Como Shambala and a couple of Amans, SUNGAI BALI topped the Luxury Travel’s GOLD LIST as ‘Best Overseas Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge’ in 2010, 2011, and then again in 2013. Amongst the Top Ten properties that year were Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy and the New Zealand lodges: Huka, Blanket Bay, Kauri Cliffs and Matakauri. Huka and Sungai have battled it out in subsequent years with Huka just pipping Sungai in 2017.

More about Bali Villa Sungai

The venues are designed so the beauty of the environment dominates while providing layers of well-appointed luxury. Off-white terrazzo, traditional Balinese thatched roofing and vast ceilings complimented by palimanan stone floors, custom-made lime-washed and waxed furniture, large mirrors, khaki upholstered sofas and four-poster daybeds.

The guest rooms are deliberately minimal and a little understated, but modern comforts and deluxe touches have not been overlooked. Monochromatic and with an edited selection of furnishings, they provide comfortable spaces for retreat.

The overall vibe of your personal villa is white, bright and Armani, featuring…

  • Bespoke white washed teak furniture
  • The finest white linens and softest bath sheets
  • Khaki and white striped Turkish pool towels
  • A combination of Chopard and customised natural toiletries.

Rooms can be opened to allow a breeze where tuberoses and frangipani blossoms are gently perfuming the air, giving them the feel that the villa was carved right into a slice of the jungle. Sungai has the style to be anyone’s cup of tea. It’s not tasteless or overflowing with gadgets, and it could work equally well for a celebratory group holiday or one seeking a little relaxing downtime.

To truly understand Sungai living and features, view our Gallery here.

That isn’t all… scroll below to understand how we provide exceptional value for money, how our dining experience is tailored uniquely for each of our clients, our personal range of services designed to assist your little ones, and get to know our very own Sungai fragrance.

Value

Our villas may not be overly price sensitive but we ensure the value exceeds expectation. Unlike the properties that we emulate in terms of service and quality, you do not need to get your check book ready, because our restaurant, bar and additional facilities are deliberately not at inflated resort prices.

  • Breakfast and first night canapés are included in the room rate
  • Other meals are charged at cost of ingredients only (no mark up for shopping or preparation time)
  • Personal chauffeur included in room cost
  • All-day premium coffees and teas are complimentary
  • Resort quality spa treatments for only US $30 per 60 minutes
  • Laundry is complimentary

Further expansions to the purpose-built Sungai Gold include a second pool deck giving guests a total of four luxury pool loungers plus a king day bed that overlooks the full size pool. Sungai Gold rates for couples have been protected with the expansion to ensure that Sungai Gold is still the best option for those looking for bespoke and intimate romance.

The bar is provided at wholesale prices and BYO spirits are welcomed with no corkage not to mention the well-stocked villa bar facilities available. To find out more about the value included in your stay, view our Frequently Asked Questions page – FAQs and Facts which also contain an extensive Fact Sheet for further details.

Dining

Dining at Villa Sungai is a treat.

All you need to do is order your choices in the morning, and the chefs will collect the fresh ingredients and prepare the experience from scratch. Traditional local techniques are combined with contemporary cooking styles with vegetarians, coeliacs, children and fussy eaters being carefully catered for. And not only is dining all-day, but there is no cut off for breakfast.

Sungai Gold is also a fine-dining experience. Everything is made fresh to order and with only two villas (Sungai Gold and Villa Sungai), the ordering happens in the morning and the ingredients are shopped for and prepared from scratch during the day. I have not had a bad meal since my arrival in Bali, but this place is on another level; it’s like eating at a hatted restaurant. Everything is so fresh and tasty and served as soon as it’s cooked.

My first dinner is so good I get out my iPhone and start taking photos, like a blogger. Melissa Mylchreest

To find out more about your menu and dining experience, follow through to Foodie & Bar.

Child Services

The thought and attention given to young guests at the villas means having children with you no longer means you have to forego the rejuvenating and pampering of our private villas for generic 5 star resorts.

  • Sit back and relax by the pool with one of our compelling cocktails
  • Slip away for a pamper session
  • Loosen up with yoga

Babies, toddlers and children will feel right at home with their own fun menu and drinks list, beach bags, sarongs and slippers, activity centres and toys. Not to mention baby sitters/nannies if you are not travelling with your own. We are renowned for the provisions we make for our little guests.

To see how the Sungai service stands out with child-friendly activities and assistance, follow through to Kid Zone.

Sungai Fragrance

We set our standards high, delivering the very best in luxury amenities. So good in fact that the quality is discussed by Wander Luxe in their article Toiletry Wars: Why Hotel Shampoo Matters!

As signature scents are a must have for establishments such as ours, we have introduced a bespoke fragrance into our natural spa and bathroom amenities, alongside our new lavish Swiss Chopard bathroom goodies. Our bespoke scent (created for us exclusively by John Marciano) is based on our signature use of pure bergamot essential oils in guest suites and the spa.

It is combined with citrus lily (which is a fragrance combining a light floral with cold pressed lemon essential oil) for bathroom amenities (soaps, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and massage oils – with its sweet almond oil and virgin coconut oil base).

To find out more about your potential Sungai experience, make an enquiry.

Your venue is amazing !!! it was almost unrealistic it was that good. I’ll be BACK !!!

Justin Lewis