Villa Ananda is a Deluxe Villa in a complex called Villa Nirvana. It is located in the artists village of Penestanan in Ubud, the cultural, artistic and spiritual capital of Bali. It has an ensuite bathroom with a rainshower. It shares a pool with another villa, but if there is no occupant there, the pool is all yours.
Villa Nirvana is secluded and surrounded by lush greenery, yet is just a 15 minute walk from the centre of town. No cars are allowed in the immediate vicinity, so it's super-quiet. But we have golf buggies to ferry you and your luggage.
The Villa Nirvana complex comprises six villas in all (each can sleep 2 adults), and three private pools. Friendly staff , free wifi and a fabulous restaurant overlooking a gorge make this probably one of the best deals you can find in Ubud. There are picturesque walks nearby (check out the pics) and the cutest new-age village you'll see.
If you want to do yoga, there's a studio a 3 minute walk away that offers classes by the hour. Or you can do it in Villa Nirvana itself - there is space for yoga groups of upto 16.
You can also have massages every day.
Airport pickup and drop off is available at a nominal charge. Tours around Bali (with driver) can also be arranged. If you happen to be in Ubud already, come and check it out. If you can't stay overnight, have a meal or a drink at the restaurant and enjoy the view of the forest and the gorge.
We stayed at Villa Nirvana for nine nights and it was wonderful! The staff were fabulous and always willing to help with a smile. The private pool was gorgeous and we could easily do some laps each morning as it is about 13 meters long. The nearby yoga studio is only a few minutes walk away and this was also great. The location of Villa Nirvana is very quiet and it took about half an hour to walk to the centre of Ubud, however we also hired a scooter to get around which was good. On a few of the nights, we had some noisy neighbours, however the rest of the time was very peaceful.
My weekend at Villa Ananda was wonderful... the rooms where beautifully kept, the staff are friendly and attentive and our private pool (shared with one other room) was divine! It's located in the hills so you have to drive into town (only 10 minutes) but it was nice to be surrounded by forest and quiet.