My girlfriend and her daughter and I traveled around Bali for 11 days and enjoyed every experience we had.Staying at the Desa Sanctuary was a very unexpected treat for sure!We were fortunate to have pre hired a driver for our entire stay in Bali to take us anywhere we wished to visit.He can be reached at .... firstname.lastname@example.org .As we drove down the narrow driveway to Desa Sanctuary,we began to wonder what kind of accommodation we had booked.Behind the large beautifully carved door was a surprise,well beyond what we had hoped for. Lush gardens,stone pathways,a small crystal clear pool,and our breath taking Villa.Large and airy on the main floor with a canopy bed to lounge on,and a washroom that was open to the sky(yes private).The upstairs was another surprise!Completely decorated in hand carved wood on the ceiling,with wood on the walls,and yes... one more open air washroom.Large enough for the three us and all our luggage and shopping spree purchases.The staff at the "Village"were so friendly and made every effort to make your stay a memorable one. If you need to hire a driver,they can provide one for you very quickly. I would suggest doing that instead of a taxi because he can stay with you while you shop,or want to explore a bit more. The distance to town is farther than what you would want to walk,and for a very low cost, a van can get you there easily. I have read some of the negatives from other travelers,but I have to disagree with most comments.Yes.... the roosters do start to do their thing around 4 am or so,and the Temple bells can be heard in the far off distance and the scooters rev up around 6am. BUT..... What a way to wake up early and start the day,and get a jump on your days excursions.A tasty breakfast is provided and you can beat the heat by getting out early. Mosquitoes and ants are sometimes a bother....but you are in a tropical setting!!!Don't get too worried about the little Geckos..... they take care of the first two I mentioned!.... So take your shoes off at the door.... kick back...... have a cold local beer called Bin Tang,and say out loud.... SING KEN KEN....That means NO WORRIES in Bali .... ENJOY..... We did!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wonderland In Bali has Ubuds best kept secret Villa's. RiverView Villa is the Grand Dame of them all. Imagine waking up to the sound of the rushing river. Our home is perched in the tree tops, sharing the same views as the Maya Ubud, a five star resort. Eat, Dine and Rejuvenate. Our staff can provide traditional and contemporary meals served to your pleasure. A spacious grande room with ironwood floors throughout, is the perfect place for relaxing, yoga, reading & dining. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Desa Sanctuary, The Village Hotel Ubud
- Desa Sanctuary, The Village Ubud, Bali