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Enjoy Indonesian Heritage in Your Bali Holiday

Indonesia is country which rich unique culture & tradition. Such as the dances, traditional music, handcrafts, sculptures, houses, etc. Each region has their own specialties; some of unique houses are Jineng from Bali & Joglo from Yogyakarta. They have unique shapes and rich with ornaments & sculptures.

The first unique house is Jineng, It is a reice barn structures which usually used by ancient Balinese people to store their rice after the harvest. Now days, Jineng has been transform into unique & comfort resident or villa. One of this unique villa is Villa Raja, a unique villa that honour a bygone age which reflecting the owner’s passion to preserve, share & celebrate the heritage of Indonesia.

Nestled in Canggu, Villa Raja completed with the eclectic four bedrooms villa, 20 meters swimming pool, dedicated staffs and lush garden surrounded by a creek & rice terraces. The core of this villa is the stunning central “Jineng” constructed principally of iron wood which over than 500 years old. And to support the ecological responsibility, Villa Raja use fresh, drinkable water produced by a colloidal silver purification plant. This system has ensuring that water from all taps & showers are purified and safe to drink.

The master bedroom, furnished with antique carved bed head displaying classical Balinese cloth paintings. Complete with an open air rain shower, patterned with dazzling mosaic. The entrance made of huge doorframe of “fantastic mythological creature” which carved out of an ancient. At night, these softly -lit murals come to life, it is like spending the night in the magnificent art gallery. These villas also provide a fun treat for kids. They will love the eight meters waterslide created by the builders of Bali’s famous waterboom in the pool.

The second unique house is “Joglo” from Yogyakarta in central Java. “Joglo” is the traditional residence of the Indonesian aristocracy in central Java. Which proudly presented by Khayangan Estate, in these villa the joglos have been lovingly restored & refitted for comfort & luxury with solid recycled teak floors, glass trough walls, impressive antique doors and furniture’s which designed for soft contemporary furnishing & comfort. The joglos are arranged in a semi circle to emulate the feeling of a traditional Javanese village with feature ornate & ancient carved ceiling.

Khayangan Estate located adjacent to Bulgari Resort at Uluwatu, these boutique hotel set on the cliff front land with 100 meters absolute cliff front providing luxury accommodation in individual, fully air-conditioned suites, spa, 2 swimming pools overlooking to the crystal ocean, 24 hours driver, butler service, gym, tennis court, business centre, WiFi internet, white sandy beach, beautiful lawn & garden. The lawn itself is able to cater up to 200 peoples who are perfect for wedding, parties or any other event.

It is a great opportunity to experience the rich heritage of Indonesia and enjoy the luxury comfort while you are in Bali. Which represent by two unique villas above.

5 Star Amenities In A Rugged Spot For A Relaxing Vacation

While some people enjoy vacationing in all the hot spots of the world where their time away from home is like one giant party filled with exciting things to see and do and enjoy staying in elegant hotels or private villas with all the mod cons, other people enjoy those quiet vacations where they can simply relax and soak up the sun and explore places off the beaten track and those quiet B and B’s or small budget hotels. Still others love a combination of the two, enjoy those elegant private villa surroundings and the quiet ruggedness of being off the beaten track. However, finding a combination of a quiet spot to vacation and the elegant living of a 5 star resort all in one place isn’t always easy. That is what makes Bali’s Bukit peninsula such a welcome change for many people.

Imagine: a beautiful limestone peninsula with rugged cliffs overlooking the ocean, mountains in the distance, spectacular beaches, and a quiet relaxed way of life. Where the most exciting activities of any day is taking a motorbike to the beach and watching the surfers challenge those big waves, or taking a quiet swim and looking for sea shells.

Then choosing to drive along the beaches and exploring the sea caves that date back to prehistoric time or taking the time to visit the quaint little sea temples that dot the peninsula’s coast. Then after a quiet day of exploring, swimming or simply enjoying the beach return to a spectacular villa where you can have a relaxing massage before heading outside to a perfectly appointed table overlooking the ocean where you will enjoy a wonderful meal cooked by a talented chef.

Well, you don’t have to imagine such a holiday. It can be yours. The Bukit peninsula is an unspoiled haven where you can relax and enjoy your days. Nightlife is practically nonexistent unless you want to drive 30 to 45 miles so having a comfortable place to stay during the evening is almost a must and what could be better than staying at one of the plush villas this area has to offer.

There are several around but, perhaps the most beautiful and centrally located is the Suluban Cliff Bali. Located between two world class surfing beaches Uluwatu and Padang Padang, and only a ten minute walk from quiet Suluban beach and a 15 minute drive from the Kuta golf course and a 5 minute drive from the Uluwatu temple. This villa has four charming suites that are beautifully appointed and the main villa has a comfortable living area where you can spend time, meet the other guests or simply enjoy a quiet evening. Complete with awesome views from every part of the Villa estate to relaxing spa and pool this Villa has everything to make your stay in the Bukit as luxurious as it is peaceful.

While the Bukit peninsula may not be for everyone those who enjoy a quiet and rugged vacation spot while enjoying the comfort and elegance of a 5 star resort will find this part of Bali a dream come true.

Recommended Places to Visit in Bali

Bali is a world famous Indonesian island and is the major center of tourism for the country of Indonesia. The island has many beautiful long beaches, wonderful coral reefs in pristine blue waters, luscious landscapes, towering volcanoes, numerous palaces and temples. In addition, this unique island has many classy art forms to enjoy. Here is a note on some popular tourist activities in Bali.

Tanah Lot temple in Western Canggu is a well known site. This beautiful Balinese temple was built in the 16th Century and is encircled by the sea at high tides. This is one ideal site from which to see a sunset. Another ideal site at which to see the sunset is the famous Uluwata temple in southwestern Bali.

The Kintamani mountain trip is a favorite activity especially for hikers. It takes two to three hours to make it to the mountain top; however, the view it provides is breath taking. You can see the 4 large lakes and thick flora and fauna from the top.

Goa Gajah, often referred to as the ‘Elephant Cave’ is a magnificent ninth century temple with many wonderful carvings and divine water pools. This place is a sacred haven. Gunung Kawi is a well-known historic as well as spiritual and meditation center. Visit the large Bali Safari and Marine Park in Gianyar to enjoy the nature and wildlife.

Attempt thrilling bungee jumping near the Double Six club and the ‘Adrenalin Park’ in Kuta. Many approved companies offer fine scuba diving tours near Tulamben at the east coast and at Menjangan Island. Go for wind surfing at Jimbaran Beach in catamarans and sailboats. Bali has many famous surfing spots. Ulu Watu and North Canggu are some favorite ones. Enjoy white water rafting in Ayung River in northwest Ubud.

Some exiting water sports are water skiing, banana boat rides, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and parasailing. These sports and more are offered in Beluga Marina in Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali Jet Set Dive and Marine Sports. The Waterbom waterpark in Kuta is a must see for children.

Bali is renowned for its amazing foods and it has numerous fine restaurants in various places such as Ubud. Bali spas are very famous as well. It is possible to enjoy a visit the Ayana spa and the Karma spa. Ubud has many noted museums and art galleries. Learn about Bali’s colorful dances such as the Legong, the Kecak, the Fire Dance and the Wayang Kulit at various centers.