Astonishing Balinese Villa
Submitted: January 25, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
I have been blessed to be among the first of guests to visit Villa Alami. This is an astonishing place of lush, natural beauty situated high up on the Pentanu river gorge--the views are astounding. Located in a tranquil environment, I found it spiritually inspiring and restorative. Much thought was given to the architectural detail, particular attention was given to the preservation of Bali's natural resources. From the green sustainable construction to the green flourishing gardens, a vibrant energy flows. A few of Villa Alami's amenities I enjoyed: the rushing river which provided the music to relax by while lounging in the garden balet. Professional massages by Ayu released energy blocks and restored energy flow to match the river--Ahhh rejuvenation. Strolling around the gardens in the early morning I found naturally inspiring. A variety of birds and butterflies (fireflies at night) kept me in wonderment. Each morning breakfast was fresh and sumptuous. The Balinese breakfast (my favorite) consisted of rice, tempeh, veggies spices and grilled coconut snuggled in a banana leaf served with rice flour pancakes which surround slices of banana beside a plate of fresh fruit and fruit juice. All crowned by a perfect cup of fresh pressed balinese coffee. I will give the staff 10 stars- Sang Putu Ardana is the concierge, driver and tour guide. Whatever I wanted --Putu cleared the path to make it happen. Putu shared Balinese culture and customs with me as well as great suggestions as to ways to immerse myself in Bali life or simply relax at the villa. Made is the breakfast chef, evening waiter and housekeeper. He was also my waiter when I dined in the Villa in the evening and made sure I had my afternoon tea (hot or cold). Gusti is the landscape artist and security. Gusti creates the lush and natural surroundings at Villa Alami with his knowledge and experience with local plants and trees. There was always a fresh bouquet of flowers from Gusti's garden on the dining table, frangipani blossom on my bed and bath area, and yes, a bath prepared with a luxuriant carpet of flower petals on arrival. I was honored by the staff's presence, each showed concern to keep me comfortable, happy and surrounded in beauty. Each one presented themselves with a smile on their face, good attitude and a prayer in their heart without fail. Have I gushed enough? Villa Alami is a gorgeous vacation home with beautiful detail of understated elegance that I hope to return.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you! Our staff will be SO HAPPY to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Alami Villa!
It is often challenging to convey the essence of a location, but you have so perfectly captured the magical feeling of our unique river front location! We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
We hope to be able to serve you again in the future.
The owners of Alami Villa
Thank you so much for your glowing review!
Helpful votes: 3/3
Did you find this review helpful?