The Avalon Villa estate is on a sleepy residential street with pedestrian access to the endless sands and blue waves of Kayu Putih Beach. You’ll fall in love with La Laguna, the gypsy-themed restaurant known for its photogenic bridge and sunset view, and the pleasant ebb and flow of joggers and dog walkers on the beachfront throughout the day. Popular destinations such as Finn’s Beach Club and Echo Beach are easily reached by walking along the sands, or by hire car or taxi. A grocery store and ATMs are also within convenient waking distance (300m). This area is the unofficial border between Seminyak and Canggu – both “it” places in Bali with amazing spas, shops, dining and dancing.
Canggu has become the collective name for a number of villages (including Berawa, Tegal Gundul, Tiyingtukul, Pererenan, Nelayan and Babakan), which, until very recently, could still be described as a sleepy coastal locale. It's now one of Bali's coolest districts.
Here, amongst the rice fields which extend all the way down to the beach, you will not only find some of the most luxurious private residences on the island, but also a great selection of eclectic restaurants, cafes, bakeries, boutiques and beach bars – especially along Jalan Batu Bolong, which runs right down to the beach. Popular spots include Finns Beach Club, Old Mans, La Laguna, The Lawn and Ji @ Bale Sutra.
Canggu is also an area that most surfers will know about, with reef swells that are larger than those you will find further south in Kuta and Seminyak. Swimming isn’t advisable however as the rips can be dangerous, but there are plenty of other things to do from horseback riding to cooking classes. Finns Recreation Club (for which many holiday villas in the area include guest membership) offers social and leisure amenities, including Splash waterpark, Bounce trampoline centre, Strike bowling, a state-of-the art gym, a 25m swimming pool and a tennis and squash centre.
Along the coast to the north of Canggu is Pura Tanah Lot; a sea temple perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock and probably the most photographed sight in Bali. Sophisticated Seminyak, a few kilometres south of Canggu, lays claim to the highest concentration of independent fine-dining restaurants on the island, including Sarong, La Lucciola and Ku Dé Ta, together with a wide choice of chic cocktail bars, exciting nightclubs, lavish spas and elegant boutiques.
Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.
The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life’s more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.
Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours’ flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.
The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.
One-bedroom Avalon III welcomes you through a beautifully hand-carved Balinese doorway opening onto a completely private oasis perfect for lovers. Upon entering, lay eyes on water lilies and lotus flowers in designer ponds – what better to foreshadow a peaceful stay? Want for nothing with indoor living and dining areas, a kitchenette, ensuite bedroom and a little outdoor swimming pool of your own. All these facilities are yours in an open-plan layout beneath a high ceiling.
The villa being L-shaped, both the living area and the bedroom suite have glass doors looking toward the outdoor seating and five-metre private pool. This sight sends a comfortable tropical vibe throughout the building, in which contemporary interior design seamlessly mixes with some more traditional elements; glass tabletops above petrified wood stands, ornately hand-carved Javanese teakwood bureaus, island-style wicker chairs and a plush sofa, batik-pattern pillow covers, marble and wood flooring and Indonesian artworks.
Avalon III is an ideal one-bedroom Bali villa for a couple. The bedroom has a queen bed, TV and DVD player, and a palatial ensuite with a ceramic tub and twin vanity. Should you want to share this sanctuary with company, an extra bed for children or an additional adult can be provided on request for an extra fee. (For larger groups, we’d suggest expanding into or upgrading to adjacent two-bedroom Avalon II or four-bedroom Avalon I).