My husband and I stayed in May with Made, wife Ayu, Oka (18 yr old), Niki (13 yr old), and Niti (7 yr old) for three nights. Made picked us up from the airport and we stopped right away at a Money Exchange business to get some rupiah. The stand-alone unit that we stayed at consists of two bedrooms divided by a panel (does not go all the way to the top since the ceiling is very very high) and a bathroom shared by the two rooms. There was nobody staying in the other bedroom, so there was no problem with noise. The unit is very comfortable and the shower had plenty of hot water. A delicious breakfast was prepared by Ayu each morning and she will also prepare lunch and dinner upon request at a very reasonable cost. Ayu let me watch her cook (unless you have a car there is nowhere else to go eat) and prepared nice hearty meals for us. Made and older daughter Oka speak English very well and they are most helpful.
On the second day Made drove us to visit Tanah Lot Temple (temple by the water), Jati Luwih (rice paddy terraces), and we should have asked to be taken to Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple since it is very close to Jati Luwih (you should definitely go there). On this day while on the road we stopped to see an actual cremation, we went into the compound where a wedding was being celebrated, and we observed a procession on the street in remembrance of a deceased relative.
On the third day we decided to stay in the family compound and take walks in the village and see how the Balinese live. First we heard a big gong at 6 am (Sunday morning) to alert all the village men to come out and clean the walkways in front of their homes; then Oka took us to the morning market in a nearby town; afterwards we relaxed and observed the family and met some of their relatives. It was cute to watch Niti that evening ironing her school uniform for the next day.
It was a great experience to be able to observe a Balinese family in their day-to-day routine. This family was most hospitable and we felt lucky to be able to spend time with a Balinese family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Room in the family House, shared bath room for two rooms. Activity, learn dance, cooking,fishing in the Petanu River and walking in the rice field. ... more less
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- Bali Homestay Cepaka Tabanan