Eat, Pray, Lust
These are the offerings of Villa PadiMenari, a beautiful private villa tucked in a serene nook of Tegallalang paddy fields, a mere 7km north from the cultural centre of Bali, Ubud.
The 40km drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport can take up to an hour and a half depending on traffic but the journey is a pleasurable visual assault, taking you from the hubbub of the city, through streets bursting with activities, past scores of traditional villages to the villa’s doorstep where your holiday will truly begin.
This very intimateproperty is on 600 square meter split-level land with the main villa sitting on the lower level of the rice terrace. The main villa is approximately 250 square meters with two ensuite bedrooms on each floor, providing privacy and intimacy for individual couples whilst the living hall, pool and garden encourages relaxed, social interaction. Both bedrooms look out onto the lush landscaped gardens and paddy fields beyond. A third room is located in a separate building on the upper ground level. This is known as The Studio and is a cosy retreat for a single couple or as part of the main villa for a third couple or teenage children in the group. All bedrooms come with air-conditioning, fan, king-sized double beds (180cm x 200cm) with the finest hotel quality bedding and linen.
Overlooking the banks of the paddy fields is a private 4m x 8m plunge pool that will tantalise you to take a dip after a hot day out. You will be tempted to spend your mornings lazing around watching the farmers at work and balmy evenings relaxing with a cool drink in hand so don’t attempt to cram your days with activities.
Venturing out of the Villa is an adventure in itself with a choice of a stroll to the nearby warung or a bicycle ride through the paddy fields. Those who are keen to experience Bali’s spirituality can slip to the ashram next door for some yoga, meditation or puja (prayer) sessions. On days or nights when leaving PadiMenari feels like too much trouble, there is the option of takeaway or ordering in a wide variety of Balinese, Indonesian, Asian and international cuisine from the nearby restaurants in Ubud. Or if you are feeling inspired, simply whip something up in the fully equipped, modern kitchen.
PadiMenari’s philosophy is based on a deep and enduring love for the natural environment and surroundings. We are concerned with the overall long-term impact of tourism on the island and thus, we strive to promote sustainable practices whilst remaining true to the spirit and culture of Bali and Ubud in particular. To this end, we try to promote the use of locally produced, ecofriendly products such as organic produce, soaps, shampoos, etc. and through actions such as usage of recycle bags, energy saving bulbs, waste management, etc. where possible. Purified Aqua water is supplied for drinking and cooking and we encourage you to refill your water bottles to help reduce the waste disposal problems on the island.
PadiMenari is a retreat from the world that will return you to yourself. It is a realm that will evoke your emotions and sensations…come with an open mind to embrace all possibilities.Whether you are a group of friends seeking to be free and adventurous, a mature family coming together to reconnect and rejuvenate or a couple reigniting passions and romance, be prepared to indulge in liberating yourself from all inhibitions. It is where artists, yogis and weary city dwellers find solace and peace with nature and oneself. And it is where we hope you will too.
PadiMenari is very much an adult’s getaway and is not child friendly.
Pricing per night :
17 Aug'13 - 19 Dec'14
Main Villa ( USD 180 one couple)
( USD 250 whole main Villa)
Studio Unit (60 per night)
20 Dec'13 - 15 Jan'14
Main Villa ( USD 300 whole main villa)
Studio unit (80 per night)
Price is inclusive of a hearty breakfast, dedicated housemaid, housekeeping, fresh water, fully equipped kitchen, security guard between 9pm to 7am.
Services & Facilities:
3 Bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning, fan
Main Kitchen: Refrigerator, Gas Stove, Microwave, Kettle, Coffee Maker, Cooking equipment, Chinaware, Cutlery, Glasses, Toaster, Blender, Rice Cooker, 5 gallon Aqua drinking water
Private parking area
4m x 8m Private pool with lush tropical garden
Land area: 600 M2
Building area: 300 M2
Guests capacity: 2persons/room or 6 persons in total
Dedicated housemaid, Gardener & Pool attendant, Night Security
Wireless internet connection
Entertainment system (LCD TV, DVD player and sound system, satellite TV)
Safety deposit box in each bedroom
Airport pick up and departure can be arranged for the standard rate of IDR250,000 per trip (it is advisable that we pick you up from the airport to avoid your taxi driver getting lost in the labyrinth of Tegallalang rice fields!)
Additional in-house services available on request:
- Spa, massage or yoga therapists
- Drivers & guides for day tours
- Motorbike & bicycle rental
- Grocery shopping
- Take-away meals
- Barbeque & picnic basket preparation
- Cook on request
- Laundry service on request
- Extra bed