There are numerous private villas in Bali where you could get comfortably naked without having to fear that any unwanted visitor will walk up to you. Villa Rini is a great example. The big advantage of a private villa is of course the unlimited privacy as you’re basically at your own house. But, although the villas often have a number of staff, there are still many things that you will have to arrange for yourself, unlike a resort where facilities like restaurants, massages or tour desks are immediately available.
So we wondered… What if we could have our own private villa INSIDE a resort.
Pemuteran has a lot of possibilities for tourists and yet you will feel in a completely different place.
As there is no (or very little) public transport in Bali, you could arrange your own transport or ask the people from Amertha to send a pickup service for you. Another option would be shared transport, which is available from the mayor tourist towns like Ubud, but they are not frequent.
We have stayed in villa 14 and what we got was just amazing. The main building consisted of a huge master bedroom, a smaller second bedroom and a bathroom with separate shower and toilet. The second building has on the ground level a fully equipped kitchen and dining room and on the first level a relax area with a queen size bed which is nice to rest during the day but in which you also have the opportunity to sleep outside during the night, with a roof securing you from the rain. Next to the two buildings there’s also an outside shower , another relax area and another dining room. And then there’s a huge garden with of course an amazing swimming pool.
Other than the standard package of tours to the nearby islands, waterfalls, hot springs, mountains or temples, Amertha Bali Villas also includes several specific tours and workshops. Ever wanted to learn how to make a flower from a water melon?
Wanted to learn more about meditation techniques?
Wanted to learn about the Balinese principles of offering?
We have chosen this last activity and learned about how to make the offerings from scratch and then witnessed the whole ceremony at a nearby temple. A really unique experience.
Pemuteran is said to be a magical place because it’s right between the volcano and the beach. Whether you believe this or not is completely up to you, but those two parameters do make sure that it’s an extremely beautiful place. From many spots inside the resort you’ll see the lush green mountains on one side and the sea on the other.
A real must do in the area is the Batu Kursi temple, located on a hill and only accessible by a stairway. It takes about twenty minutes climbing, but the views are magnificent.
Half of the sights lay below sea level though. Pemuteran is a great place to go snorkelling and diving and the entrance to one of the reefs is immediately in front of the resort.
On arrival we made sure they knew that we wanted optimal privacy while we were at the villa, so they did the daily cleaning when we were having breakfast. One time we forgot to remove the “do not disturb” sign and although they knew that we were not in the villa, they came to us first to ask permission to enter. Now that’s what we call privacy!
More photos of the resort: On our Facebook
More photos of the activities: On our Facebook