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 villa was also designed by Ida Bagus Wiadnyana. As with Villa Awang Awang, it was planned with the correct alignments to the holy mountain and blessing ceremonies have been held throughout the building stages in accordance with local traditions.
As far as possible, natural materials have been used – local stone, hand-made terracotta floor tiles, coconut wood columns and ironwood shingles for the roof.
Built on two levels, the main entry is on the upper level through an ornately carved Balinese doorway set in a slate wall. The upper level consists of 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, each with an en-suite with marble tiled floors, terrazzo bath tub and a natural stone open shower area. Queen-sized beds have been made from beautiful Bayur wood by a local craftsman. A large holy banyan tree shades the outdoor terrace which is furnished with black bamboo lounge chairs and is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the lush valley views.
The lower level contains the kitchen, living room, an area for outdoor dining overlooking the jungle and river, and a patio to the infinity edge pool, gazebo and sunbathing area.
Villa Manager, chef, housekeepers, gardeners, pool attendant and security guards
|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
- 2 queen-sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. All air-conditioned
- Private pool
- Land size 1,500m2. Building size 536m2
- Indoor dining and living area
- Cable TV, DVD players and music systems in all bedrooms
- Safety box
- Daily breakfast included
- Wireless Internet Broadband connection
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Baby sitter can be arranged *
- Laundry and dry cleaning service available *
- Luxury day spas are situated close by. In-house villa treatments can also 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