Villa Kakatua is a blissful four-bedroom retreat hidden behind private walls and resting amongst lush tropical gardens, just moments from the beach in sought-after Canggu on Bali’s southwest coast. Perfect for families and groups seeking a luxurious but laid-back holiday at an affordable price, Villa Kakatua can also be booked with the charming three-bedroom Villa Kedidi next door for a convenient seven-bedroom option.
Villa Kakatua (cockatoo) is beautifully designed in classic Balinese style, featuring timber pillars and high serapwood ceilings, garden bathrooms, traditional artefacts, a free-form swimming pool, and a garden full of exotic plants and lush tropical greenery. Only 100m from Batu Bolong Beach – one of the islands’ most popular surf beaches – Villa Kakatua is in a semi-rural setting but within easy walking distance of many of Canggu’s best beachside hang-outs, hipster health food haunts, and chic designer boutiques.
Child friendly and with warm and attentive staff, guests will find it hard not to relax and unwind in this beautiful Balinese home. Perfect for families, the villa has everything from high chairs, baby cots, and toddler-safe cutlery to pool toys and kids’ DVDs. The warm and hospitable staff are excellent with children, and adults can relax knowing that the family is well looked after. Chill out in the poolside balé, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or enjoy a sunset cocktail at the five-star Hotel Tugu next door – the options are endless.
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Bedrooms At Villa Kakatua
All four of Villa Kakatua’s air-conditioned bedrooms are similar in design with polished cream terrazzo floors, ceiling fans, beautifully carved wooden beds draped with mosquito nets, and antique batik throws. Tastefully decorated with Javanese antiques and traditional paintings and portraits, the rooms are very homely and comfortable. iPod docks in all bedrooms and TV/DVD players (in all but bedroom four) add a modern touch, while the lovely garden bathrooms, dotted with bluestone pebbles and with open-air showers, inject tropical style.
The ground floor master suite (with the additional luxury of a tub in its bathroom) lies immediately off the main living area, with glass sliding doors opening onto the pool. The upstairs guest bedroom has great views over the gardens and is accessed by a wooden staircase from the living room.
Bedrooms three and four are tucked away in their own pavilion with a shared veranda for cheeky daytime naps on the comfortable, bright red daybeds. These rooms feature a giant four-poster bed large enough to sleep four children (2 of which may incur extra cost) or two adults.
Living at Villa Kakatua
Overlooking the pool, Villa Kakatua’s open-sided living area is a great place to unwind or watch a movie under the cooling breeze of the ceiling fans. Decorated with an array of Indonesian artifacts and antiques, this room evokes vivid ‘old’ Bali images. Two comfortable red sofas, topped with bright yellow and blue cushions, face a carved wooden coffee table at one side of the pavilion. In contrast, a table and chairs provide enough seating for four to enjoy breakfast or an afternoon snack – or perhaps a board game.
Two beautifully carved Balinese dancers pose on either side of the kitchen doors at the living room’s rear. The modern kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and all essential children’s equipment.
Standing close to the living pavilion and fringed by lush vegetation, the thatched dining balé with its solid wood table and two large bench seats provide the perfect setting for a casual dining experience.
At the heart of Villa Kakatua lies the lagoon-style salt-water swimming pool surrounded by manicured lawns and lushly landscaped gardens. Every tropical plant you can think of is on display here, from flowering frangipanis to impressive fan palms and clinging stag-horn ferns.
The delightful poolside balé is ideal for soaking up the atmosphere or indulge in a massage or spa treatment. If a suntan is your goal, then stretch out on one of the poolside loungers, order an ice-cold drink, relax and enjoy.
Villa Kakatua lies at the beach end of Canggu’s thriving Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, a country lane that has experienced an amazing transformation over the last few years and is now home to some of Bali’s hippest haunts. You’ll find several excellent cafés, bars, and restaurants within a few minutes’ walk of Villa Kakatua. The chill-out beach bars, Old Mans and The Lawn, popular vegetarian venues Betelnut Café, Milk & Madu and Crate, and the ever-elegant Hotel Tugu. Batu Bolong Beach, just 100 meters from the villa, is renowned for its world-class surf breaks and rugged beauty; it’s the ideal location to catch a wave, take a stroll along the sands to nearby Echo Beach or capture the sun setting over an ornately carved sea temple. The villa’s central location makes it a great choice for partygoers.
Things To Do
The villa manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and help arrange transport and make any required bookings. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Invariably many of them will live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.
In the meantime, here’s a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of Villa Kakatua.
Some renowned for their surf, a string of naturally beautiful beaches are right on the villa’s doorstep. Head down to Batu Bolong Beach or take a stroll along the sands to the legendary surfing haunt, Echo Beach. Whichever beach you choose, all are in prime position for fabulous sunsets.
Immediately next door is the fascinating, 5-star Hotel Tugu Bali. Bali’s first museum hotel is studded with priceless Indonesian artworks and antiques, while its award-winning spa offers age-old Eastern therapies.
Trek through local villages, rice fields, and onto the beach with Kuda P riding stables, based in Pererenan. These guided rides are suitable for everyone from beginners to experienced riders and range from half an hour (perfect for the kids) to two hours. Transfers to and from local villas are included in the price.
Just a five-minute walk down the road towards the beach, Old Mans is a great spot for a bite to eat and a drink or two. Or cross the road to sip on Sangria at The Lawn and watch Bali surfers ride the waves. Party at Pretty Poison on Thursday and Saturday nights or, if you’re looking for a quieter night, head down there on Mondays when the whole place is transformed into an outdoor candle-lit movie theatre.
Make the de rigueur pilgrimage to the sacred Pura Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s biggest tourist magnets. Perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock, this ancient sea temple is best savoured at sunset. However, there are fewer crowds early morning; make sure you receive a blessing from the Hindu Priests.
Fashionistas, trendies, and shop-a-policy should hotfoot it down to Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave, Seminyak. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of global-inspired gourmet restaurants, stylish boutiques, and hipper-than-thou bars.
0.5 km to Echo Beach
9.0 km to Seminyak
16.0 km to Kuta
20.0 km to Airport
32.0 km to Ubud
Service and Facilities
Private swimming pool (11m x 4.7m) with US certified pool safety fence.
8 people (3 bedrooms with king-size beds; 1 with extra-large bed frame containing 2 double mattresses). 2 more guests can be accommodated for an additional charge (children on existing bedding or adults on extra beds). Capacity extends to 14-16 if booked in conjunction with 3-bedroom Villa Kedidi.
Open-sided living and dining pavilion; poolside balé.
Villa manager; driver; cooks; housekeepers; gardeners; guards providing 24-hour security.
WiFi broadband internet access, PABX phone system available for local calls.IDD on request.
Satellite TV and DVD player, stereo system with CD player in the living room; TV and DVD players in 3 bedrooms; iPhone/iPod docks in the living room and all bedrooms.
2 baby cots (1 free, 1 with extra charge), 2 high chairs, 2-bed rails, 2 baby monitors, child car-seats (extra charge), pool fence (extra charge), pool toys, DVDs.
A driver and car (seating up to six passengers) are available for eight hours at special rates of USD 25++ per day (petrol extra). Additional hours are charged at IDR50,000 per hour (approx. USD$5). A child car seat is available on request (extra charge).
Barbecue; backup generator; safe.
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu. Requests accommodated (including special diets).
Exclusive use of the whole villa and listed facilities
Personal service by the villa including full-time manager, chef, security