Special details about the villa:
The villa has a beautiful original Balinese thatched roof (alang alang), which covers the front of the terrace. Here you will find a large dining table and a separated sitting area, so you can enjoy sitting outside all the time, whether it rains or it is sunny and you want to sit in the shade. From the terrace you will have a splendid view over the Balinese sea. At the rear, the villa is surrounded by rice fields and vineyards and you will see the mountains around the Buyan and Bratan lake in the distance. The scenery is beautiful and still unspoiled.
The garden ends directly at the beach, you have your own private access to the beach and enjoy a private beach front of 35 meters. At the beach side of course the Bale Benong is not missing, the typical Indonesian rest house where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery while sitting or lying on the big mattress amidst plush pillows.
The villa is fully equipped with all modern amenities such as a CD tower with speakers, digital Satellite TV, a DVD player and wireless broadband internet connection (free). There are books, games and movies (dvd's) for all ages.
Also there is a washing machine, hair dryer and safe deposit box. And that's not all: the staff of the villa will pamper you six days a week to make sure you have a memorable holiday! Normally the staff is off on Sundays, if guests arrive or depart that day on a Sunday they will be available also.
The villa is located on a private estate of Villa Park Batu-Batu. There is a main gate with security for all 5 villas located at the park. You can use the facilities of the Villa Park including the Spa and the large wooden boat on the beach where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful sunset with a drink and there are canoes, sup boards and bicycles to use. All guests of Villa Bunga will receive also a complimentary welcome massage at the Spa.
For all questions during your stay about the villa, the staff, day trips or transportation, you can contact the English speaking help desk. Your contact person will welcome you personally after arrival in the villa and he or she will visit you at least once a week during your stay. The help desk is available 7 days a week to offer any assistance.
Lovina and Dolphins:
Villa Bunga is located directly at the beach of Lovina-Beach, about 8 minutes drive west from the centre of Lovina, the tourist center of the north. Transport can be easily arranged with one of the drivers that are available.
Lovina is a small but lively village with restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, Spa's for massages and treatments, a supermarket, a local market and even a Swiss Bakery for fresh bread in the morning.
In and around Lovina you have a rich choice of restaurants with delicious national and international cuisines. The prices are still very low, especially in this north part of Bali.
Lovina however, is the most renowned for the dolphins which you can see every morning at dawn during a boat trip. Due to the large population of shrimps at this particularly coastline you will find here year round many dolphins. The boat can be surrounded by dozens of dolphins jumping and playing. If you book a trip, you can arrange to be picked up by a boat in front of the villa. In hotel Melka in Lovina you can actually swim with dolphins.
Snorkeling and Diving: The Balinese sea near Lovina offers several places for great snorkeling and diving. Because of the shallow and calm sea, you will have a good view of the tropical fish.
Certainly worthwhile is a snorkeling or diving trip to Menjangan Island (1 hour drive & 30 minutes by boat). Around the island you will find many colorful fish and coral and this snorkeling site is also very convenient for children as you can start snorkeling directly from the shore of the island. Also worthwhile is a trip to the East coast of Bali (Tulamben) to dive to the famous American war wreck U.S. Liberty.
There are a number of PADI diving schools in Lovina, including a 5 star PADI school called Bali Spice Dive and the well-known school Blue Season Bali Diving at the Zen Resort in Seririt. If you book a snorkeling- or diving trips with one of these schools, they will pick you up at the villa.
Highlights surroundings: Activities and sightseeing trips from the villa:
- Dolphin tours
- Swimming with dolphins
- Snorkeling and diving
- Buddhist Monastery Brahma Vihara Arama, also called the little Borobudur
- Hot Springs of Air Panas
- Old Capital Singaraja
- Rice field tours in the Mayong
- Mountain village Munduk
- Waterfalls of Git-Git and Munduk
- Hindoe temple Pura Ulun Danau Bratan at the Bratan Lake
- Botanical Gardens in Bedegul
- Bali Treetop Adventure Park in Bedegul
- White Water Rafting at Ayung River
- Tegalalang Rice Terraces
- Monkey forest
- Pura Besakih (The Mother Temple) at the foothills of the Mount Agung
- Bali Barat National Park
- Ceremonies and local markets
You will be surprised by this still unspoiled and authentic part of Bali, there is a lot to see and to do.
In the villa you will find an information guide with nice suggestions for day tours. For daily transport and/or day trips during your holiday you can make use of the services of an English speaking driver, The drivers all speak very well English and know the nicest places to visit on Bali. The contact details are also included in the information guide.