A lavish eight-bedroom estate that rises from royal land on the edge of a traditional village, among three acres of land on the edge of the region's rice fields. With its romantic setting and elegant interiors, it's no surprise that Villa Ningrak is a popular wedding venue.
The owner's love of Asian and contemporary art runs through the villa like a beautiful motif, from the enigmatic statues on the living room coffee tables to the museum-like antiques and colourful paintings on the walls. The Moroccan inspired media room features a projector screen and a satellite television, a library among gorgeous surroundings - ideal for some relaxation time. In the games room, air hockey and table football will keep you entertained for hours.
Eight glorious bedrooms - five with king size four poster beds, two with twin beds convertible to king and one kids' slumber room with four bunk beds - provide peaceful havens to return to at the end of the day. In the master bedroom, a stunning lattice panel provides a fantastic centrepiece. while the comfortable beds are beautifully decorated with oriental cushions and bedspreads. In this suite, there's a breathtaking glass contained ensuite, fringed by foliage.
There are several eating and dining spaces across the villa - enjoy a sumptuous banquet prepared by the villa's private chef. In the open-air dining pavilion, look up to the divine twinkling lights that cascade from the ceiling. In the living room, sink into plush cream sofas with red scatter cushions, surrounded by artwork.
There's no end of activities and sports to get stuck into at this villa - there are a superb tennis court and even a croquet lawn! Work up a sweat in the state of the art gym, then enjoy a relaxing Balinese massage in the special spa area from talented therapists. The pool is like a refreshing strip of aquamarine that stretches through the lawn dotted with palm trees.
From this pool, you're in a prime position to watch the sky light up at sunset. There are two additional plunge pools attached to the master suite and one guest bedroom, a lotus pond and duck pond (with genuine ducks that inhabit it).
Set among rice fields that stretch all the way to the horizon, while brooding volcanoes Mount Agung, Batur and Batakuru watch over the village, this area is a sensational location for a holiday. Get a great insight into rural life from the villagers and see how rice farming has remained constant over generations. You'll soon find out why Tabanan is considered the 'rice bowl' of Bali. Nearby, there are numerous local temples including an ancient shrine from the 14th century.
The Jutilwah rice terraces at the foot of Mount Batakuru will thrill and interest any visitor. Enjoy the sweeping vistas of lush greenery as you stroll through the fields that were a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site candidate. Sitting at 850m above sea level, the panoramic views are to die for. Expansive tea plantations dot the landscape - why not take a tour, learn about how it's produced and of course sample a range of delicious teas. Jutilwah means extraordinary in Indonesian, and it certainly lives up to its name.
A beach day is always a winner in Bali, especially if it involves surfing! Bali's beaches draw surfers from around the world due to the warm seas, year-round surf and excellent reef breaks. A great choice is Echo Beach, which is a 15-minute drive from the villa. Learn to surf in three days on a specially designed masterclass - you'll be ready to hang ten on Bali's world-class breaks in no time! Echo beach is popular with locals and tourists alike for a sundowner.
Bali is known as the 'Island of the Gods' and after visiting some of the mesmerising temples, you'll find out why. Pura Tanah Lot is just 4km away - a religious site perched high atop a wave-lashed rock formation. It's believed that the temple here protects Bali from evil sea spirits. Pura Tanah Lot is also a popular spot for sunset. To truly observe the power of the sea temple, visit early in the morning where you can witness a local offering ceremony.
A great way to experience the impossibly green landscape is by bicycle - take a gentle ride through layer upon layer of rice paddies. Seseh, just 1km away is also a beautiful place to cycle through, as is Canggu itself, particularly the Shortcut. Five adult and two kids' bikes are available to borrow from the villa.
Canggu, with its enclave of spas and boutiques, cosy cafes and hip bars is also a short drive from the villa. Indulge in a soothing, traditional Balinese massage at a fancy spa, and on Sundays, head to La Laguna gipsy market for organic and eco-friendly products and traditional handicrafts, to the soundtrack of live music. A special place to practise yoga nearby is Desa Seni, an eco-friendly resort that celebrates Indonesian culture and art.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!