Villa Awang Awang is situated in the traditional village of Melayang overlooking the verdant Petanu river valley five kilometres east of Ubud. The 10-minute drive from Ubud will transport you through a stunning landscape of rice terraces and jungle with Bali’s sacred volcano, Gunung Agung, towering in the distance. The villa is just over one hour’s drive from the international airport.
Ubud is Bali’s cultural hub, a conglomeration of villages positioned at the confluence of two rivers. The area has been a haven for local and foreign artists since the 1930s, and is now the island’s centre for fine arts and cultural performances, attracting art collectors, connoisseurs, writers, mystics, and people who are actively involved in anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism and alternative healing.
Ubud is home to a treasure trove of art museums and galleries, featuring traditional and modern work including paintings, ceramics, carvings, sculpture, batik, weaving and photography. In the neighbouring villages, you can watch the island’s most accomplished painters, stonemasons, woodcarvers, mask makers and silversmiths at work. Ubud is also a great place for shopping; classic, contemporary and abstract paintings, plus a large range of crafts including gold and silver jewellery, woodcarvings, fabrics, clothing, pottery, batik, paintings, metalwork and antiques can all be found in the town’s numerous galleries and shops.
The market is open every day selling handicrafts, garments, spices and foods, and Ubud even has its own sacred Monkey Forest. International restaurants are plentiful, although nightlife is limited with the majority of places closing around midnight. Ubud is the seat of the Sukawati Royal Family; the palace is centrally located and open to the public. There are many cultural performances staged here, in particular the famous Kecak dance, the fire dance, the monkey dance and the Legong dance.
The area is ideal for total relaxation or activities such as meditation, yoga, jungle trekking, mountain cycling and white water rafting. Numerous trails offer memorable walks, and the opportunity to witness time-honoured methods of agriculture.
The advent of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which takes place every year in October, has made Ubud world-famous in literary circles, while the annual Bali Spirit Festival is a celebration of yoga, dance and music.
The Eco-villa evolved from a desire to construct a dwelling from natural materials which would blend with nature and have minimal impact on the environment.
We were very fortunate that Agung Putradhyana, one of Bali’s ‘green’ architects who is passionate about environmental issues, agreed to take on the project.
His design is based on one of nature’s great mysteries, called the golden ratio, the golden section, or the golden rectangle. It encompasses the harmonic and symmetrical principles lying behind nature itself. Nature expresses the golden section through a simple series of whole numbers-the Fibonacci series.
Both the villa and the plunge pool are based on the Fibonacci golden spiral.
The main structure is formed using bamboo clad with iron-wood shingles. Glass/ bamboo doors use a simple pivot pin system so they can be angled in any position to catch the cooling breezes or enjoy the lush valley views down to the river below.
The villa has one open plan living/ sleeping area with a small kitchenette overlooking the jungle. A traditional Balinese carved door leads into the semi- open bathroom with a free formed stone bath tub and a large rain shower. A unique feature is the mural carved by Agung into the soft stone wall, inspired by one of Miguel Covarrubiass’ paintings from his sojourn in Bali in the 1930’s.As far as possible all natural materials are used for the furniture and furnishings including a king size natural latex mattress and soft luxurious organic bamboo bed linen and towels. Bamboo fibre is four times more absorbent than cotton and contains an anti- microbial agent which prevents bacteria from cultivating.
Due to the open plan and closeness to nature , you may be visited by the occasional gecko, frog or firefly . If you are not “creature friendly”, this villa may not be the right choice for you.
Villa Manager, housekeeper, gardeners, pool attendant and security guard
|Seasons||Season Dates||Min. Stay||Price per Night|
|Low Season||January 9 - June 30 |
September 16 - December 19
Excluding Chinese New Year
|High Season||Chinese New Year|
July 1 - 31
September 1 - 15
|Peak Season||August 1 - 31|
December 20 - January 8
All villa rates are subject to 21% government tax and service charge
Services and Facilities
- 1 king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Plunge pool
- Open plan living/ sleeping area
- Small kitchenette overlooking the jungle
- Daily breakfast included
- Wireless Internet connection
- Baby sitter can be arranged *
- Laundry and dry cleaning service available *
- In-house villa treatments can be scheduled *
- An air-conditioned 7-seater car and driver can be arranged *
- Restaurant-type system ensures guests select from villa menu and price list. Guests simply select from menu and food is prepared on-site
*Additional fees apply