At a glance
On an island rhapsodised by backpackers and the jet-set alike, Villa Sungai stands alone. A stunning villa, laced with tangible indulgent luxury, generous spaces, and meticulous attention to detail. Picture pavilions perfumed with tuberoses and your own magical 18-metre horizon pool spilling into the valley, palms and frangipanis below. Balinese thatched roofing lends a warm touch of tradition while off-white terrazzo, khaki soft furnishings and whitewashed teak, and sleek and sexy white-on-white spell tropical luxe. Imagine five-star resort service – then imagine that service all to yourself in a villa with the amenities of a top hotel – that’s Villa Sungai.
As a base for exploring the island, Villa Sungai offers a haven of comfort and service at day's end. This exceptional escape is located within the traditional village of Cepaka on the edge of Canggu (on Bali’s southwest coast), in the picturesque Tabanan Regency. The village and villa are immersed in a dramatic landscape of volcanic mountains, emerald rice terraces, tropical forests, and ancient temples. Positioned midway between Seminyak and Ubud, and just 20 minutes from the famed surfing beaches of Canggu, you’re in the real Bali here.
Couples on a romantic getaway will love
At Villa Sungai, discretion, care, and immaculate service are the passwords. Romantic canopied beds, a private 18-metre infinity pool, and a small army of staff allow for a truly personalised and dream-like holiday experience. When guests step beyond the villa's doors, Bali continues to excite with its eclectic mix of traditional and modern. There’s always something new to discover. Nearby, the cool and quirky beachside town of Canggu caters to fashionistas and beach-lovers alike.
Villa Sungai is Bali’s version of a luxury lodge. Three king bedrooms, airy open-sided pavilions, curling foliage all around and the sound of the river below. Day beds, infinity pool, and net-swathed beds all whisper romance. Balinese/French colonial architecture sets the scene with off-white terrazzo, traditional Balinese thatched roofing, and vast ceilings. The villa is insanely luxurious, in an understated and gloriously peaceful way: a blend of Balinese tradition and modern convenience carved into a slice of jungle. The overall vibe is ‘Armani’: pavilions perfumed with tuberoses, a magical horizon pool spilling into the valley, terraced gardens, marble and carved wood, khaki and whitewash, massive mirrors, and sleek and sexy white-on-white.
Best room for two
Couples have exclusive use of the entire luxury three-bedroom villa with its 18-metre pool, bar bale and dedicated spa room. However, Sungai’s Master Suite just edges it in the romance stakes featuring plush interiors, a net-swathed, oversized canopy bed, daybed and pool, river and jungle views, and an exotic Instagram-ready indoor/outdoor bathroom with double showers and a couple’s bath. The loaded iPods, luxurious bedding, fresh flowers daily (white, naturally), pyramid of fresh towels and basket of water bottles all add to the feeling that nothing has been overlooked.
Dining and leisure
Start your day with breakfast poolside, followed by a walk or ride through the local village and rice fields, or an early morning surf at a Canggu beach topped off with a coffee and shopping before being whisked home to the villa for a day of relaxation and indulgence poolside or in the spa. Reconnect over dinner for two: all meals at Sungai are a lavish but unpretentious affair, carrying a sense of occasion with elegant table settings and candlelight at night. Mouth-watering creations you’d expect from a five-star luxury hotel with an internationally renowned chef are complemented by a broad selection of beverages and cocktails. Sungai offers glamorous dining in its massive poolside pavilion or under the pergola.
Spa & wellness
Enhance your stay with a range of revitalising body treatments, yoga or Pilates classes in the privacy of your villa. Deep sleeps on day beds overlooking the signature aquamarine pool; bike rides through the unspoilt neighbouring villages … or down to the beach; lazy dinners in the ‘great room’ at the huge marble and whitewashed timber table; or lunches under the pergola. Here, chic comfort is simply the order of the day. In between sightseeing and shopping, lavish meals and premium spa treatments, lies a great opportunity for some real rest and reflection. From the moment you arrive, it’s clear Sungai is a world away from the everyday, imbued with authenticity and true Balinese spirit.
Address: Jl. Desa Cepaka, Cepaka, Kediri, (nr Canggu) Tabanan, Bali 80351, Indonesia