Villa Puri Bawana rejoices in the richness of rural Bali, just two kilometres from the beach in surfer-hipster Canggu on Bali’s south-west coast. Bordered by a tree-lined river, the six-bedroom villa revels in an abundance of space both indoors and out. Gently sloping gardens blend with the surrounding rice fields and present a wonderfully romantic setting for a wedding. Even the curved infinity-edge of the 30-metre swimming pool follows the contour of the rice terraces, and – if the timing is right – guests will have the opportunity to plant some Balinese rice.
Crafted from indigenous Palimanan and Serai stone, and capped with alang-alang thatch, the villa is a marriage of traditional Balinese style and contemporary tropical design, while sacrificing nothing in terms of creature comforts. The villa comprises a series of pavilions, including a remarkable open-living space modelled on a Balinese wantilan (village meeting place), an elevated dining pavilion, a TV lounge, two kitchens and six bedrooms (including a purpose-built bunkroom which can accommodate five children). Guests are looked after by a team of friendly staff that includes a chef, a cook and an experienced villa manager.
Pergola-covered walkways and steps link the beautiful buildings, and guests will find plenty of private spots for peace and relaxation throughout the estate. Maximising the spectacular views and the natural light, and catching the cool breezes even at the hottest time of year, Villa Puri Bawana offers a blend of air-conditioned comfort and tropical open-air living. The villa’s layout, location and room configuration make it an especially flexible holiday choice – an idyllic wedding venue but equally ideal for large family groups and groups of friends.
Bedroom at Villa Puri Bawana
With its broad balcony overlooking the river and rice terraces, Puri Bawana’s huge master suite is a haven of relaxation, complete with a king-size four-poster bed and a TV screen that appears at the touch of a button. Walk through the dressing area and you’ll find an air-conditioned bathroom fitted with two walk-in rain showers, one inside and one outside, together with a romantic bathtub bordered by tropical plants within a private courtyard garden.
The villa’s four guest-suites are furnished with king-size beds (one of which converts to twins) daybeds, desks and chairs. Each room is complemented by a dressing and vanity area and private ensuite bathroom. One of the suites is positioned upstairs with gorgeous views of the rice fields and river, while three are situated on ground level: two with garden views and one overlooking the villa’s serene fish pond complete with timber deck and cascading waterfall.
Each of the guest suites’ luxurious bathrooms has a rain shower, and three are fitted with alfresco bathtubs. Two of the bathrooms extend into private courtyard gardens, while one offers the decadent facility of a private deck and soaking tub alongside a beautiful water-garden. Finally, the upper-floor suite presents a bathtub positioned upon a cool balcony alongside a cushioned daybed.
A kids’ bedroom, on the ground floor of the dining pavilion can accommodate up to five children (or four children and a nanny) in a cleverly arranged set of bunk beds. The bunkroom is adjoined by a shower room and WC.
Living Spaces at Villa Puri Bawana
Designed in the style of a traditional Balinese wantilan, or meeting hall, Puri Bawana’s majestic living pavilion and reception area sets the tone for the whole villa. Open-sided and overlooking the pool, gardens and rice fields, this vast fan-cooled space is furnished with sofas, ottomans, a coffee table and an intricately carved antique Javanese daybed. The pavilion is linked to the rest of the villa by steps and a covered, colonnaded walkway with black and white chequered tiles.
The open-sided dining pavilion at Puri Bawana offers a truly impressive setting for a social meal around a long 14-seater dining table. Elevated above the gardens and pool, cooled by natural breezes and ceiling fans, and blessed with glorious views, the dining area is adjoined by a fully equipped feature kitchen where the chef works culinary magic.
Positioned on the ground floor of the dining pavilion, the TV lounge is equipped with a large wall-mounted screen, satellite-channel TV and DVD player complete with surround sound and Nintendo Wii. This air-conditioned room is elegantly furnished with sofas, a coffee table, two ottomans and a built-in bar. Glass doors open onto a terrace beside the pool deck.
Villa Puri Bawana ’s splendid 30-metre swimming pool follows the curve of the rice terraces. At one end is an integrated children’s pool, and in the middle is an open-sided ‘bale’ relaxation pavilion, which appears to float on the water and can be reached with dry feet via a series of stepping stones. The pool is bordered by a stone deck furnished with sun loungers.
Other relaxation areas within the magnificent gardens include a riverside bale bengong or daydreaming pavilion – a comfortably cushioned nest perched high above the ground to catch the gentle breeze – and a massage bale with two massage beds tucked away in a quiet corner of the grounds. Puri Bawana’s wide flat lawn is the perfect setting for a wedding reception, following a ceremony held in a specially designed area among the villa’s rice terraces.
2.0 km to Echo Beach
8.0 km to Seminyak
16.0 km to Kuta
18.0 km to Airport
29.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
Villa Puri Bawana capacity 10 adults and 5 children: 5 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds (one with convertible twin beds); kids’ bunkroom with 5 beds. 2 extra beds available (additional charge applies).
Living pavilion; TV lounge; dining pavilion for 14; riverside massage bale; pool bale.
Villa manager; private chef; cook; housekeepers; butlers; security; maintenance; gardeners. Additional staff (babysitters, masseuses) available on request at extra charge.
A suggestion menu of Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s dishes. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Wi-Fi Internet; landline for local calls; mobile phone coverage.
Satellite television in TV lounge and master bedroom; DVD player; surround-sound system; SONOS wireless music system; CD player; iPod dock in each room; Nintendo Wii; Table tennis.
Puri Bawana is exceptionally well equipped for families. As well as the kids’ bunkroom, facilities include a baby cot; high chair; DVDs; toys and games.
In-villa treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists (extra cost applies).
Guests will be hard pressed to find reasons to leave the villa but if transport is required, don’t hesitate to ask the villa manager to call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or to organise day or half-day car and driver hire for sightseeing (additional cost).
Events for up to 100 people can be arranged at the villa with prior notice.
Barbecue; massage bale; bar in TV lounge; diesel powered back-up generator; safety deposit box.
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full time manager, chef, security
Welcome drink and fruit basket upon arrival
Turn down service
Wi-Fi Internet connection
Airport transfer included minimum 5 nights stay by Puri Asia
Rates are subject to 15.5% service charge, taxes, etc. Please note the above rates are valid until 04 Jan 2020. Please email us if you would like to make a booking after this date.
Low : 01 Sep – 15 Dec 2017, 08 Jan – 14 Feb 2018, 22 Feb – 23 Mar 2018, 15 Apr – 27 Apr 2018, 02 may – 15 Jun 2018, 01 Sep – 14 Dec 2018, 06 Jan – 01 Feb 2019, 11 Feb – 04 Apr 2019, 22 Apr – 14 Jun 2019, 01 Sep – 14 Dec 2019
Shoulder : 21 Aug – 31 Aug 2017, 24 Mar – 28 Mar 2018, 03 Apr – 14 Apr 2018, 28 Apr – 01 May 2018, 16 Jun – 22 Jun 2018, 19 Aug – 31 Aug 2018, 05 Apr – 16 Apr 2019, 15 Jun – 21 Jun 2019, 18 Aug – 31 Aug 2019
High : 24 Jun – 20 Aug 2017, 16 Dec – 25 Dec 2017, 03 Jan – 07 Jan 2018, 15 Feb – 21 Feb 2018, 29 Mar – 02 Apr 2018, 23 Jun – 18 Aug 2018, 15 Dec – 25 Dec 2018, 02 Feb – 10 Feb 2019, 17 Apr – 21 Apr 2019, 22 Jun – 17 Aug 2019, 15 Dec – 25 Dec 2019
Peak : 26 Dec – 02 Jan 2018, 26 Dec – 05 Jan 2019, 26 Dec – 04 Jan 2020