Your villa manager will have a wealth of information about places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the area too. Most will live nearby and can give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of local Bali life.
In the meantime, here’s a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of Villa Kudus.
- As far as its location, Villa Kudus leaves guests spoilt for choice – given its close proximity to some of Bali’s most fashionable restaurants and Beach clubs. Finn’s Beach Club is a one minute walk from the Villa. Petitenget is a short stroll down the beach where you can chill at the hip W Hotel and Potato Head Beach Club. Fashionistas, trendies shop-a-holics and foodies should hot-foot it down to Seminyak (10 minute drive), Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave. Here, you can indulge for hours in the epicenter of stylish, chic boutiques and international restaurants including 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.
- The famous surf break at Berawa Beach is less than 2 minutes walk from Villa Kudus. The break here is consistently good, and locals and expats alike often gather at the shorefront to watch the local surfing talent and enjoy a beer whilst watching the sunset. With its warm seas almost all year round, relatively uncrowded beaches and suitability for all levels of experience, Bali surfing is world renowned. At Villa Kudus, the beaches of Canggu are on your doorstep.
- Villa Kudus is 11km from the famous sea temple at Tanah Lot. 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.
- Play a round at the unbelievably scenic Nirwana Bali Golf Course. Bordered by ocean and rice fields and just down from Tanah Lot sea temple, no wonder this championship-standard course (designed by golf legend, Greg Norman) is frequently voted number one in Asia.
- 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.
- Get up to some monkey business at Bali Treetop Adventure Park (next to Lake Bratan). Five adventure circuits, with heights ranging from two to 20 metres, challenge all level and ages on suspended bridges, spider nets, tarzan jumps and 12 flying foxes.
- 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.
- For a nice sunset alternative, head down to Echo Beach (6km by road or a 25-minute walk along the beach) where a number of cafés offer good 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.
- 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.
- Covering 3.8 hectares of tropical parkland in Kuta, Waterbom Bali has 16 water slides (including The Climax with its 360 degree loop) to entertain the young and the young at heart. A great family day out, but go early to beat the crowds.
- 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.
- Canggu Club. This family-orientated club luxuriates across 4000 square metres of land in amongst the picturesque rice fields of Canggu. Sporting facilities at the club are world-class and include a large, well-equipped gym and separate exercise room, a 25-metre swimming pool, a floodlit professionally turfed sport field, and a tennis center with three tennis courts (all indoor). As well as bowling center, splash waterpark, kids club, and trampoline also available to entertain the kids. you’ll also find a library at the club and a choice of relaxing wining and dining venues.
- Diving. Bali has some great dive sites including wreck dives at Tulamben, coral diving at Amed and Padang Bai and mantas and Sunfish in Nusa Penida. We have special arrangements with some of the professional dive shop and would be happy to recommend them to you.