About This Listing
Wonderfully wide panoramas from the living room/balcony, large air-conditioned bedroom can easily accomodate extra bed, dining table in living area, safe deposit box. Can be very self contained with great views of the jungle ravine and gardens
Shared infinity plunge pool, 25m lap pool, 3 pavilions, extensive gardens, spa
Interaction with Guests
all suites are private, breakfast can be served in the suite or in the public dining areas.
Fabulous stay - could not have hoped for more. The villa is exactly how it looks in the pictures, a little haven of peace surrounded by jungle. The team could not have made us feel more welcome, and were so helpful and polite. We cannot recommend it highly enough!
I came for 4 days, stayed for 10. This place was magical. The staff was amazing and accommodating. There was one instance where there was a language barrier and next thing you know she was at my door to make sure she knew and could meet my needs. The grounds are magical. I spent hours by the pool listening to nature. There were no downsides for me, but here are some things to consider:
1. This is in nature. There will be lizards and spiders in the balcony area. The shower and toilet are out doors, and can be a little scary at night.
2. You must place your order for dinner by 6 pm. So if you are out and about you will miss this cut off. But there is amazing restaurants in Ubud, so eat!
3. Its close enough to the ubud center, but not walking close. Rent a scooter or they will call you a taxi.
This spot is the best of both worlds! Nature and city!
We were made very welcome when we arrived and all the staff were extremely helpful. We couldn't believe how amazingly beautiful the property was. The Nakula villa was so open and looked so much better than it did from the website's images. It was only a 10 minute taxi drive into Ubud which we ventured into at least twice a day. The Monkey forest was a 10 min walk away. We loved using the main pool area, it felt like it was our own private pool area, the gardens were magnificent.
I recently spent a month at Beji Indah, and I wake up each morning missing the beautiful Nakula Villa, the peaceful scenery, and the gracious staff. Beji Indah became my home.
I checked in at the end of the rainy season (mid March). Some people worry about being in Ubud during any part of the rainy season, but I must say it was my favorite. Sleeping in the open villa to the sound of the rain was serenity at its best.
All of the villas are designed differently, are all beautiful, but my favorite was definitely Nakula. The villa is very large with plenty of room. The entire front opens to the face the jungle and river valley. I loved the constant outdoor feeling. I spent a lot of time lounging on the benches at the front of the villa. The bedroom area can be completely closed off by glass doors in order to use air conditioning. I did take advantage of this a few times. It was a wonderful break from the extremely hot days and also very welcome when I fell ill. The outdoor bathroom is wonderful, and I had several showers under a full moon. YES, there are a lot of critters. Thankfully they are all friendly. If you really dislike bugs, lizards, and frogs, this place will unsettle you. I thought it was quite enjoyable to have them around. Many of them are quite beautiful.
Nakula is on the middle level of one big structure. If there are neighbors on the top and bottom, you will hear them at times, but it was never disruptive. There is a small pool outside in front of this building, and a large lap pool a few steps further. I swam in the larger pool almost every morning before breakfast. Breakfast was wonderful each morning. Everything is made fresh so don't order breakfast if you are in a rush. The menu is limited to eggs, fruit, and pancakes, but everything I tried was delicious! I ate lunch and dinner a few times and it was also delicious.
The staff is extremely accommodating and kind. Because of my length of stay, they all greeted me by name and carefully looked after me. Komang and Kadek went above and beyond. They assisted with tours, bikes, and even took me to the doctor when I was ill. They were always willing to answer my endless questions and they were very helpful with the arrangement of friends who visited during my stay.
The main part of Ubud is a 15 - 45 minute walk (depending on which area you are going to) that goes by the monkey forest. I recommend a motor scooter for those with experience or even a bicycle. I took a taxi several times which is easy. There are several restaurants near by when you don't want to go back to the main streets.
My time here was peaceful, fun, and simply wonderful. Thank you!
Wij hebben 4 weken in een paradijs genaamd Nakula gelogeerd. Zo'n heerlijke rustige plek en toch maar twintig minuten lopen van de hektiek van Ubud. Een tuin vol met prachtige bomen en planten vol bloemen, waar vlinders zo groot als vogeltjes heen en weer vliegen. We hebben genoten van 't zwembad, het prachtige uitzicht vanuit ons riante appartement en 'last but not least', de lieve, immer vrolijke en behulpzame staf.
Het was een feestje en een absolute aanrader!
If you want to chill out with SUPERB views of the valley & beautiful grounds then Nakula is ideal. Spent 12 very enjoyable days soaking in the peace & very few guests to be seen as the estate is massive & very private. Huge living areas. Lots of storage (website hidden) fridge with tea/coffee facilities available. Staff are very friendly & helpful. It is located a (walkable-30 mins) distance to Ubud centre but would recommend a moped/scooter for getting in & out. Breakfast (can be served on the balcony) is small but yummy. Outdoor shower/bathroom is an acquired taste- be prepared for insects.....mossies, ants, (remember you're next to the jungle!!) Wifi is slow & intermittent from the room but better at reception area. I would definitely come back for the peace & tranquillity alone.....
It is for sure an amazing estate, greate service and overall we loved it there.
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About the Host, Private Suites In A River Valley Estate
This is the home of Dr Steve Wignall. As Steve travels constantly, he has enlisted his old friend, Ubud-based Indonesian photographer Rio Helmi ((website hidden)) to help out as your co-host, along with Komang and Kadek.
Komang and Kadek are from Ubud, and Rio has lived here nearly 40 years and has extensive knowledge of Bali having published numerous illustrated books on the island.
Steve is currently an advisor to the Clinton Health Access initiative,and is one of the leading experts on HIV in Indonesia who has been working on prevention and so forth here for decades. After graduating in the 60s and a 21 year stint as a US Navy doctor he began work in Indonesia. His experience and close relationship to Indonesia, from Papua to Sumatra, is reflected in his eclectic home set in extensive, rambling gardens featuring a 25 meter lap pool, plunge pools, a spa overlooking the river, garden pavilions, one of which is often used for Yoga retreats and other gatherings.
A sanctuary of peace and abundant natural beauty. There are nine unique suites on this beautiful garden estate which runs along a lush river valley/ravine, with a 25 meter lap pool and two shared pavilions. in Nyuhkuning, one of the most interesting hamlets in Ubud, noted for it's community civic awareness. It is home to Bumi Sehat Foundation run by famed midwife Robin Lim (CNN hero of the year) and also to the Bali Peduli foundation which focuses on HIV prevention, detection and friendly and accessible treatment. There are numerous small cafes and restaurants on the small road leading to Ubud's popular Monkey Forest which is a pleasant stroll away from the estate.
Please note that the entire estate is a no smoking area!