Over the years, Bali has been described in many superlative terms. Endowed with great natural beauty and rich culture, it is a land of soaring majestic volcanoes, of emerald rice fields clinging on hillsides and sculpted in tiers, of idyllic beaches, and modern resorts. Despite overwhelming foreign influences, the Balinese have managed to reach a harmonious balance between preserving their culture, their natural environment and accommodating today’s changing world. The Hindu Bali religion pervades all aspects of Balinese society and shrines and temples dominate the landscape. Ceremonies, festivals, age-old dances, and the arts are also an inseparable part of their life and culture.
Batu Belig (Smooth Stone) is the closest truly rural area to the heart of tourist Bali. Previously only accessible by a pot-holed dirt track, the laying of a tarmac road has brought villas within a few minutes drive of the restaurant district of Oberoi, although the walk along the beach to the same area is just as appealing. There’s not a great deal of commercial development in Batu Belig itself, which means that it has retained its rural charm whilst enjoying the obvious benefits of proximity.
In Batu Belig, there’s a hidden sanctuary that is openly gay welcoming and ideal for solos, couples, groups of friends, even gay families. Private bungalows and a shared pool intermingled with lush gardens, temples and even a river on a charming plantation property.
Villa Sanggah Bali is the creation of Georgeanne, an artist, designer and long time lover of Bali and its culture. She offers
two very private and luxurious Bali style bungalows, which are located at opposite ends of the magical gardens for your privacy.
Villa Sanggah is a B&B style accommodation. The bungalows are situated in quiet coves, the lush gardens are magical, the ambience is restful and healing, the pool devine, and private bales ideal for yoga practice.
Bungalow Bunga Melati (Jasmine Flower) has two bedrooms with private entrances with queen beds. A large garden bath with two showers, Japanese bathtub and a nice private lounging area for nude sunbathing
Bungalow Bunga Kecil (Small Flower) is also a very private one bedroom with a queen bed, lovely garden bath with a outdoor shower and a Japanese bathtub. With private outdoor dining and Balinese Bale, it is perfect for a honeymoon couple or those celebrating a romantic occasion.
Both bungalows have sitting porches, flat screen TV´s, Cable, DVDs WIFI, AIR CON, Fans and Security Boxes.
About The Villa and Bungalows:
Located on a large piece of gardened land that used to be a coconut plantation, the property has a river and well-tended, lush gardens for relaxation and contemplation. They have kept the feeling of old Bali, complete with bales, gardens and temples.
The Balinese staff provides you with daily maid service and breakfast which is served by the pool, main dining room, or in your private bungalow. They have two masseuses on staff for your pleasure, and spa treatments can be arranged.
Guests may have dinner parties for friends and special occasions. Menus are decided between the guests and the staff. Guests pay the staff to shop and cook.
Continental breakfast is included in your room price or for extra charge you can have a full breakfast, for example,
Indonesian Breakfast Mie (noodles) or Nas Goreng (fried rice with egg and vegetables) or Western Breakfast, with the choice of eggs any style, french toast, fruit plates, fresh mixed juice, coffee and tea. The owner is American, but has lived on this estate for two decades, so knows both cuisines.
Only a five minute walk past the Village Temple to Batu Belig Beach to the W Hotel and Potatohead Beach Club, both very popular daytime beach hangouts, plus the Mosaic Beach Club has recently opened. Another ten minute walk down the beach to the right and you reach Canggu Beach, Echo Beach and upmarket Tugu Beach. These beaches are perfect for long walks, jogging, sunning, surfing and enjoying the beach restaurants. Surf boards can be rented in Batu Belig along with motor bikes and cars.
These accommodations are close to great shopping, deli´s and wonderful restaurants. Mosaic Beach Club, Naughty Nuri´s, Metis, Bow, Sardine, The Living Room, Sarong, La Lucciola, Ku De Ta, Biku. Great food shopping at Canggu Deli, Bali Deli, Casa Gourmet, Grocer and Grind. Also, they are very close to money changers and The Canggu Club for tennis or full work outs, and a wonderful restaurant.
Airport pickup and drop off is available. They can arrange car service rentals for day trips or shopping and motor bikes rentals. Also Taxi service is very quick and reliable direct to the property entrance.
Concierge service also available and there is 24 hour security on the property.
Nearby Beaches and Activities:
- Very pastoral, Canggu offers a chance to observe the daily rhythms of Balinese village life.
- Check out the sunset from your perch on a surfboard.
- Black sand beaches. Amongst the better beaches in this area are Berawa, Echo Beach and Pererenan.
- Umalas Stables is Bali’s main horse riding operator and many packages are offered. Trotting along the Canggu beaches is especially popular at sunset.
- The nearby Nirwana Bali Golf Course Tanah Lot, designed by Greg Norman, is consistently voted one of the best golf courses in Asia; it is situated beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot.
- Various activities are offered at the Canggu Club, Bali’s first (and only) country club.
- Tanah Lot’s temple tours are a must do, whether at sunset, low tide or during a festival.
Enjoy the magic and mystique of Bali when you stay at the Villa Sanggah Bed & Breakfast Bungalows.