About this listing
A quality 4* western AC HWS accom [we CAN take 4persons in 2rooms @ cost per room -pls ask ] in a working Balinese village called Les. For people who want to wind back! No KFC etc. Peaceful walks beaches great views life is slooow and peaceful.
We have TWO rooms- we CAN accommodate a family as we have 1 Double room & king size bed, one twin room & two 3/4 beds. NB. Advertised tariff is per room with B'fast. Both rooms 4* quality, see site images. To book both rooms say for a family you need to go to our "other" listing situated at Airbnb https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/3760940
or just email us telling what you want and we will sort out the details :) :)
There are few opportunities left to go back in time and slooow down. This is an unspoiled working Balinese village that moves to the religious and spiritual beat of Balinese life. Its around 8.5k persons, with many temples and associated activities. It is in the NE of the Island and backs onto the two main mountains, hence there is only dry land farming. There are local guides we can introduce you to, who can take you for long walks or you can just explore on your own. Beaches are unspoiled and clear of people, solitude is easy. NB it is remote, in Balinese terms, there is no night life for tourists and also no western pharmacy so do take basic needs. Each day there is a local food and goods market and this is a great way to start your day by having an early coffee at the market Warung, [black sticky rice 'Gadja Cus Cus' is great too!] and watching local life go by. Because of the properties elevation mosquitoes are not a problem - common sense still applies re covering up etc.
For SCUBA and environment enthusiasts volunteer work on coral reclamation is available. We also have two good six gear bikes with baskets and luggage carriers for your use.
The property has two rooms, [advertised tariff is per room so if you want two rooms for a family you need to x2], a double and a twin. Breakfast is included in your tariff but other meals can be purchased very economically at several local Warungs. You are in The Spice Islands so do experiment with the local cuisine. Tea and coffee facilities are in each room, as is a fridge and safe box. Rooms are AC and shared bathroom has HWS and WC as well as privacy. We can arrange all pickups and drop offs to anywhere on the island as well as meet and greet at airport. Motor bike taxis are available at your accommodation and we can connect you to English speaking guides also an AC vehicle and driver for hire, who can meet you off the plane and be at your call to take you to any part of the island at discounted rates.
Interaction with Guests
Les is as we said remote. Bahasa Indonesian is understood but the langua fraca is Balinese. We can arrange hire of transport and English speaking guides for your whole trip or English speaking local guides can be hired and we can arrange a safe driver with good English for getting in / out and accompany you for your stay, if desired. The accommodation is on a private level above the family dwelling and little communication is possible excepting in Bhasa or Balinese with the family. [We will have an English speaking liaison person on call for you.] The local population is extremely friendly and sign language works pretty well for basic needs. The focus of the property is a wind down opportunity in friendly and unique environment away from western push and shove. Mobile phones work well, both voice and mail we also now have a good WIFI connection, its free but you MUST ask ahead. Opportunities for learning crafts, Balinese cooking, dancing or language can be arranged. Very very good massage can be arranged on your verandah [also inexpensive!]. SCUBA and snorkelling are also available as well as visiting an international corral rehabilitation project or other local attractions. Les has a world class water fall that is a Must Do. Just ask, we want you to enjoy.
You are going to be 'off the tourist route'. Please don't come if you want clubs, pubs and discos! We are offering the chance to step back, walk slowly and contemplate. At all times of the year life revolves around a Balinese life style attached to a religious [Hindu] calendar. People are friendly and smiles freely given. The centre point of each day is the market. A typical Balinese home has no refrigeration, so food is bought fresh each day. The market is also the news and gossip centre and the main street is also an adjunct to the market with much social life as well as shopping taking place. Market activity begins at dawn and finishes around 9am. A very early cattle market also occurs in a nearby village.
Les boasts a waterfall that deserves Heritage Listing. Its say a fifteen minute walk from the property, guides can be hired who will explain the religious significance of the landmark and may also show you where the guardian python lives nearby. This site has religious significance to the village and donations for its upkeep, made at the guides office, will be appreciated.
You need transport in and out, we can arrange hire from any point and back, as well as on hand during your stay coupled to an English speaking guide/driver at a discount rate. Or come in your own transport and we will have you met. We do recommend a guide though unless you are comfortable in basic Bahasa, for exploring beyond the immediate village. Please remember that Les is a working agricultural village, not a tourist enclave. You will enjoy peaceful serenity, great food and fruit, friendly people, wonderful walks, a quiet beach and no night life - sorry!
Other Things to Note
If you have food allergies YOU are responsible. Observe basic food rules and always drink bottled water. That said you are in the spice islands so sample local cuisine and fruit is always available according to season. Two six speed bicycles can be used by guests, please ask. NB we do not provide cycle helmets. Whilst we can supply WIFI by request at no cost, you should be aware that three mountains partially block all of north Bali's signal. Consequently www connections can be erratic in N Bali by WIFI. Smart phones have no problems, the local mast is in plain view from the property.
Les is an unspoiled village with a Hindu religious base, please respect this. You will be welcomed at temple festivals but do observe protocols. We have a NO SMOKING policy on the property and please no late night carousing. Accidents are tolerated but damage is not.