Villa Mako - Rice field

The Locale

Villa Mako is only five minutes’ drive from the restaurants, cafĂ©s, bakeries, boutiques and beach bars of Canggu’s Jalan Batu Bolong, and a couple of minutes further from the popular beach spots of Finns Beach Club, Old Man’s, La Laguna, The Lawn and [email protected] Sutra. Sun beds, surf lessons and sand castles, oceanfront brunches and sunset soirees are mere minutes away at Batu Bolong and Echo beaches. Yet the villa also enjoys a serene landscape of quintessential rice paddies surrounding the village of Tiying Tutul and neighbouring Pererenan. Just ten kilometres north along the coast lies the world-famous Balinese temple Pura Tanah Lot. Fine dining in Seminyak, shopping malls in Kuta, daytrips to exotic animal attractions, treks in the rural highlands and the International Bali Airport are all within easy reach of secluded Villa Mako, making it a wise choice among Canggu private pool villas.

Distances

Batu Bolong Beach
2.50 km
Pererenan Beach
3.80 km
Echo Beach
4.30 km
Finns Recreational Club
5.50 km
Tanah Lot Temple
9.20 km
Seminyak Square
9.40 km
Waterbom Bali
15 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
19 km
Ubud
25 km
OMNIA Dayclub Bali
31.30 km

Things to Do

The villa manager will typically have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area.  Invariably some 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 is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.

Catch a wave, or several, at some of Bali’s best surfing beaches, only ten to fifteen minutes away.  Among the string of naturally beautiful beaches, don’t miss long-time surfers haunt, Echo Beach – but all are in prime position for Bali’s legendary sunsets.
On Canggu Beach, be sure to visit mystical Hotel Tugu Bali.  Listed in the Robb Report (the World’s Best of the Best), Bali’s first museum-hotel is studded with priceless Indonesian artworks and antiques.  The boutique hotel’s award-winning spa offers age-old Eastern therapies.
Make the de rigueur pilgrimage to sacred Pura Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s biggest tourist magnets.  Perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock, this ancient sea temple is most popular at sunset, but we suggest guests go early morning to enjoy the location in peace!
Fashionistas and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave, Seminyak. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, global-inspired restaurants – such as Metis, chic boutiques and hipper-than-thou bars on Seminyak beachfront.
Drive west to explore the unchartered West Bali region, where the charming Tabanan regency reveals terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black sand beaches dotted with fishing communities – the treasures that Bali is famed for.
For a day of culture and dramatic landscapes, head north to Mount Batukaru with its major temple and the nearby rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage site; or to the mountain town of Bedugul. From here, explore three volcanic lakes, including Bratan, with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.
Take the villa’s bikes out for a spin and cycle round local villages or down to Pererenan and Echo Beaches.
Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali, is around an hour’s cross-country drive away. An easy day trip to admire the workshops and galleries and maybe watch one of the many dance performances in the early evening, or enjoy one of the many restaurants perched over gorges or rice fields.
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