Ke’ala deBali Villa had been kept as a private family villa for more than ten years. The villa is situated in the small village called Munduk, a small village on the mountain of North Bali, surrounding by mountains and forest of clove trees, coffee and chocolate plantations, seven waterfalls , and a sacret Tamblingan Lake nearby.
The name of Ke’ala deBali was inspired from the smell of clove buds drying in the yard of villagers’ home and along the side of the street during harvest time; the sweet citrusy smell of the coffee blossoms in the morning, also the smell of the flowers basket and the incense lighted every morning as the daily offering in Hindu religion.
Ke’ala deBali means the fragrance of Bali in Hawaiian and French. The villa is created for somebody who wanted to find a time to unplug from the stress and the hustling and bustling life of the big city. The place where you will able to put aside your list to do and the project’s dead line, a place where you can finally have the time to read a book again. A place to find a time to just enjoying your time with nature, stop to smell the roses, and follow whatever come to your mind and your please to do.
Wake up in the morning to the sound of the waterfall and the trickling sound of the small river in front of your room and the sound of Balinese bamboo instrument played by one of our family staff.
Step out your room to the shy smiles and Indonesian greetings of Balinese women in the warung waiting to cook your breakfast. Enjoy your breakfast in an open dining room surrounding by clove forests and the beautiful garden. Take a walk around the beautiful garden while waiting for your breakfast to be served or just enjoying the view from the dining room and listening to the sound of the live Balinese music, the waterfall sound, and the villagers do their activities in the back ground.
The afternoon time can be spent whatever it’s come to you. Taking an easy trek around the mountains, taking a Balinese cooking lessons with the villa cook, try your musical ability by playing one of the Balinese’ gamelan instrument, take a 30-minutes- drive up to Bedugul; visiting the three lakes, botanical garden, feeding the monkeys, shop at Candi Kuning traditional open market, or swing your golf club at Bali Handara golf course.
If a marine activities is in your mind, take another 30-minutes-drive down to Lovina for dolphin watch, snorkeling or diving, swimming with the dolphin, stop at one of the fish seller on the side road on the way home to buy fresh fish and have our cook to cook it for your dinner.
Come back in the mid afternoon for the daily home bake cookies and cake at the tea and coffee break time at the villa. Don’t miss the sunset before dinner time. A simple dinner menu created for you if you feel like to stay for the night and have your dinner while enjoying the traditional Balinese music played by our staff again.
Walk down to the village to have dinner at Don Biyu restaurant, dancing and dinner shows offer at Puri Lumbung cottage. Our staff can also help you to arrange shuttle to the restaurants, the restaurants can also deliver to the villa.
After dinner you can either go to your room, take a romantic warm soothing bath in the semi outdoor tub in your private garden. Listening and watching our gamelan group playing traditional Balinese songs while relaxing in the Jacuzzi is one of our personal choice to do to unwind after dinner.
If you choose to do more strenuous activity for the day like the 4 hours hike up the mountain Lesung and feel the need to relaxing your tired and aching muscles, try the deep massage by the village and internationally known mountain healer who is also the patriarch and spiritual elder in the villa family staff.
After more than ten years this villa kept as a private family villa, it is time for us to share it with only exclusive clients who has the same patient and interests in nature, animal, and culture. In the last five years, the nature beauty of this small village on the mountains of North Bali was started to spread and became one of favorite tourist destination in Bali. The efforts to preserve this nature is getting harder as the needs for more lodging to serve the tourists is getting higher and the village is not only attracting more tourists but also attracting more hotel developer to develop the area.
We support the Munduk’s young men and women nature preservation group and get involved with educating the villagers for the importance of the nature preservation. Keep the natural beauty of this village to be one of nature attraction for the tourists for the long years to come. Consulting and working together with the government to start a zoning area for developing the village without endangering the nature.