Villa Anucara - Local colour

Cemagi Experience

The Locale

Perhaps the best way to explore this beautiful rural area of Bali is by foot or bicycle (bicycle hire can be arranged); the lanes around Anucara are flat and quiet as long as you steer clear of the main road. Five minutes’ walk up the black-sand beach is the small sea temple of Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus; it sits on a rocky outcrop and is reminiscent of a miniature Tanah Lot, Bali’s most famous sea temple located two or three kilometres further up the coast (9km by road). Heading inland, before you reach the main road, is a village temple and traditional market, where there always seems to be a lot of colourful activity.

Distances

Tanah Lot sea temple
9 km
Echo Beach
11 km
Canggu
11 km
Kerobokan
12 km
Seminyak
15 km
Kuta
19 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
25 km
Mount Batukaru
29 km
Ubud
37 km

Things to Do

Your 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 Villa Anucara.

The villa is close to the famous sea temple at Tanah Lot (9 km). Although renowned for its sunset vistas, going early in the morning provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed, apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.
A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (11km) where a number of cafes offer good sunset views and cold beer. Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast is also a good sunset spot. Note that the beach along this section of the coast is dark volcanic sand and the waters are better suited to surfing than swimming.
Fashionistas, trendies shop-a-holics and foodies should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques and international restaurants and bars including, Potato Head Beach club, La Lucciola and Bali’s infamously trendy Ku Dé Ta. For furniture, antiques and homeware stores go for a wander around the streets of nearby Kerobokan.
Drive westwards to explore the charming Tabanan Regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities. Or head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.
Colourful processions to the beachside Hindu temple at the neighbouring village of Seseh (1km walk along the beach) are frequent. On special festival days, thousands of devout Hindus wearing ceremonial dress will converge on this important temple to perform cleansing rituals beside the ocean.
Explore the scenic rice-field landscape and rural villages by bicycle; a great way to get under the skin of the ‘real’ Bali. Stop off at a local warung (café) to sample some basic Balinese fare or cool off with a cold drink.
With its warm seas, almost year-round season, relatively uncrowded beach and reef breaks and suitability for all levels of experience, Bali surfing is world renowned. Canggu (11km) is known for its world-class surf breaks, offering an exposed reef break with consistent surf. May to October (dry season) is the favoured time for waves. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights—in fact, Canggu presents one of the few right-hand waves on the west coast of Bali.
If you are a bold and brave bargain hunter, a spree within the heart of Bali’s bustling provincial capital is an exciting and rewarding experience. Visit the vibrant Denpasar markets, where everything and anything is available.
Explore Bali’s backroads, lakes, volcanoes, forests and beaches on the back of a Harley Davidson bike with Island Biker Tours. Full day Harley tour, customised tours or shorter joy rides can all be accommodated.
Pulau Dive Charters offers luxury boat charters around the beautiful islands and waters surrounding Bali. They specialise in private fishing, surfing and diving charters and also offer unique personalised day trips to Nusa Lembongan. Perfect for a family day out on the water or with a group of friends.

Guest Reviews

  • July 18th, 2018 - July 24th, 2018

    Very beautiful villa with an awesome staff. We want to say thank you to all the staff, especially to the Manager - always ready to help us with everything. All the staff was very nice and always with smile. We had a fantastic journey here and hope to be back soon.

    Zhang L, Philippines
  • June 29th, 2018 - July 13th, 2018

    Thank you very much for your efforts. Every morning started in a good, special and extremely nice way. The whole day you were ready to help, to serve what we want, to service, to ask us for our current problems/possibilities of help. Due to the above, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we could rest (after a hard work year) in such comfortable conditions. Nyoman 5-star service! Hope to see you again.

    Anna Koronkiewicz, Poland
  • June 25th, 2018 - June 29th, 2018

    Beautiful villa with great staff. Would recommend to a friend, had a great stay.

    Kevin S, Indonesia
  • June 21st, 2018 - June 22nd, 2018

    Thank you for a fantastic stay. We loved the food, the snacks but mostly the smiles from the staff. What a beautiful villa in a beautiful and peaceful area. We hope to return.

    Rebecca S, Australia
  • June 15th, 2018 - June 18th, 2018

    Beautiful villa with fantastic staff. I highly recommend this villa.

    Denim M, Australia
  • June 10th, 2018 - June 14th, 2018

    Awesome stay with all our needs being looked after. Every need and attention to details are looked after by the very efficient staff which are so well trained and service oriented. Keep up the good work. The Villa Manager and his team are very good and give a very Balinese way of service. Thank you very much.

    Keith O, Singapore
  • June 6th, 2018 - June 10th, 2018

    Thank you so much for the best holiday experience I have ever had. Villa Anucara is the most beautiful place I had stayed at. I want to say a special thank you to all the staff, the service was amazing and the meals were perfect. Thank you again and thank you Nyoman. You have been the perfect host and I will be telling all my friends about Villa Anucara.

    Dawn and friends, Australia
  • May 28th, 2018 - May 31st, 2018

    Thank you for a wonderful stay here at Villa Anucara. The setting was spectacular which was made even more enjoyable by the remarkable service. It has been a great few days celebrating our friends wedding at the villa down the road.

    Ryan and Megan, Australia
  • May 17th, 2018 - May 22nd, 2018

    Fantastic staff, fantastic time. Friendly and helpful staff and beautiful villa. We had an amazing time. You guys are the best. Thanks for everything, a wonderful stay. We will definitely be back next year!

    Bernadette K, Australia
  • May 3rd, 2018 - May 7th, 2018

    Excellent service! Comfortable accommodation. Would definitely recommend this beautiful spacious villa to everyone. Had awesome and amazing moments during my stay here. Thank you to all the team!

    Daven L, Indonesia
  • November 26th, 2017 - November 30th, 2017

    Our impression of the villa - beautiful and well maintained landscape and surroundings, spectacular infinity pool, breath taking views, architecturally spacious and modern main house, food delicious and well presented. Great, helpful, kind, accommodating and courteous staff who made our stay comfortable, convenient, pleasant, relaxing and easy. Our special thanks to Nyoman and Made. We will definitely come back to Bali and recommend the villa to our family and friends in the Philippines and all the world.

    Carina T, Philippines
  • May 8th, 2017 - May 12th, 2017

    Thank you for all your amazing hospitality, it was such a memorable experience, once in a life time.

    Nicole J, United States
  • April 23rd, 2017 - April 29th, 2017

    It was so great to stay here. Food was perfect and staff was awesome. Everything worked so smoothly and pool was nice. Definitely one of the coolest and nicest place ever visited.

    Patrick N, United States
  • November 2nd, 2016 - November 7th, 2016

    We stayed here for 3 nights. Our stay was memorable. The highlight of the stay was the excellent service of the staff. The Villa Manager - Nyoman very helpful and always gave the right advice. They never gave ‘No’ for an answer. The food quality was also very good.

    Shamik B, Indonesia
  • October 24th, 2016 - October 28th, 2016

    Wonderful holiday vacation. We enjoyed every minute at this wonderful place! Many thanks to the whole staff who provided great service. Very grateful to have experienced this villa! With pleasure will be back.

    Angelika O, Switzerland
  • August 6th, 2016 - August 10th, 2016

    What a fantastic week! The villa is gorgeous and the service is excellent. We particularly appreciated the kindness of the staff. Thank you for making us feel at home and fulfilling all the wishes. Food is very yummy! We will not easily forget the taste of Ayam Bumbu Bali. Thank you for your hard work.

    Pierre D, France
  • June 9th, 2016 - June 11th, 2016

    Excellent service! Room are clean and the food is tasty. Children enjoyed the swimming pool a lot. We like the design of this villa very much. We took a lot of photos and would like to show to our friends. What a wonderful vacation. We will definitely come back here for our holiday!

    Yuan Y, China
  • May 31st, 2016 - June 6th, 2016

    Good service, beautiful place, the staff are lovely and friendly. Food delicious and the swimming pool is great for the children. Thank you so much! We love Bali and the villa.

    Yan L, Malaysia
  • May 25th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016

    We were confused by the pictures we saw on the website and decided to try staying here for two nights and it was amazing, so peaceful and quiet, the staff was really make you feel at home. We enjoy it very much. Usually you get Butlers at other villa, who pretty much is a standard hotel service but in here the service makes our stay very comfortable. What I would like to recommend is a lot of villas have a great view and facilities but not this kind of service, so I definitely will come back here for another annual holiday.

    Reza A, Indonesia
  • June 5th, 2015 - June 8th, 2015

    We stayed here for three nights for our wedding and it was AMAZING! The staff were all so lovely and very accommodating to our needs. Thank you so much for your hard work, we would love to come back again.

    Alanna S, Indonesia
  • August 4th, 2014 - August 7th, 2014

    wonderful place, our clients are very pleased and satisfied with this villa and highly recommend!

    Indonesia
  • October 10th, 2013 - October 11th, 2013

    Great villa, great staff! Loved our stay and will definitely be back.

    April P, Indonesia
  • October 17th, 2012 - October 20th, 2012

    This is a brilliant villa, with terrific staff in lovely grounds. There's lots to do around the villa including beach walks and visits to temples. The staff are only too happy to organise visits by spa therapists and yoga professionals. The food is authentic and delicious. We could not have asked for more.

    AL, Australia
  • September 15th, 2012 - September 20th, 2012

    This villa is highly recommended for groups. Staff are perfect and the freshly cooked food awesome! Facilities are first class and well maintained.

    Glenn Gunara-Chen, Indonesia
  • April 1st, 2012 - April 5th, 2012

    Love the staff, can't wait to go back.

    LJ, United States
  • February 17th, 2012 - February 19th, 2012

    I had great time during my stay in Villa ombak putih. The villa is beautiful, clean, staff great, friendly and pleasant. Cheff is excellent. The rooms are crisp clean and bed are comfy, i had a good sleep and relaxing time! Would be perfect if sound system and wifi work, and also addition warm water enough for whole rooms. But besides that i had amazing time staying in this villa! Would definately come back for next time! And recommend to my friends. Thank you for having us!

    TL, Singapore
  • January 27th, 2012 - January 30th, 2012

    Please convoy the message to Villa Ombak Putih TEAM, Thanks you for your great service and sense of anticipating guest needs. Our client are happy and enjoy the villa very much but a bit far away from shopping and restaurants and traffic jam make them frustration.

    AA
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