A glorious residence of radiant beauty, Villa Sankara is nestled within the shimmering emerald rice fields of the sleepy village of Canggu accompanied by sculpted tropical gardens. This haven of serenity is a rare oasis offering respite from the concerns of modern life within an architectural environment that seamlessly blends traditional elements with the grandeur and creature comforts today’s holiday goers expect. Offering a plethora of spaces for rest and rejuvenation, a cinema room for entertainment, gorgeous views and being only a short stroll to the beach, guests are truly pampered in genuine Balinese style by a full complement of attentive staff that will cater to your every whim. Among luxury holiday retreats, Villa Sankara is known as a rare, tantalizing diamond in a sea of dull pearls.
Service and Accommodation
Villa Sankara’s five spacious and charming bedrooms provide a degree of comfort that’s unmatched. With king-size beds, air-conditioning, safety deposit boxes for your special valuables, high-speed Wi-Fi internet access, and exquisite en-suite bathrooms, every need has been carefully planned for.
The two ocean suites are situated on the upper floor of the main building and feature balconies overlooking the flowing rice fields and immaculate villa gardens. Their beds are draped in snowy white mosquito netting and fitted with soft cotton sheets. The en-suite bathrooms include dual washbasins, circular mirrors, a gray terrazzo bathtub and a private walled balcony with an outdoor rain shower.
Two of the other bedrooms are located in their own building with a private entrance. Here, you will find a beautiful suite complete with a bed draped in silky white netting with cotton sheets, sandy colored stone floors and doors that open onto a personal terrace. This room is connected with a second bedroom through the expansive en-suite bathroom that is shared between the two. Furnished with an armchair and flowing curtains this room resembles a lounge. It has dual washbasins, vanity mirrors, and a rain shower surrounded by exotic flora. The second bedroom’s spacious and air-conditioned dressing area leads from the bathroom to the inside of the suite. This generously appointed space includes a king-size bed and its own private garden.
In its own private villa is the Jacuzzi suite, or master bedroom, featuring a king size bed draped in snowy white mosquito netting and folding wood-framed glass doors that open onto an outdoor area made of white Palimanan stone with a beautiful in-ground Jacuzzi. Its en-suite bathroom is accessed via a spacious dressing room and includes a washbasin, vanity mirror, and rain shower encompassed in a serene tropical garden.
The main building includes multiple areas for lounging furnished with comfortable couches and offering gorgeous views of the gardens and pool. These open-air areas are cooled by gentle tropical breezes bringing the sweet scent of the ocean from just outside. Opposite the lounges, is the villa’s main dining table, large enough to seat 10 guests and where residents will gather for a succulent meal skillfully prepared by the villa’s private cook.
Having studied the culinary traditions from both Eastern and Western cultures, his bank of recipes is wide and varied so there’s bound to be something on the menu anyone will find delicious. Try a local delicacy, or opt for the flavors of home, the choice is yours. If you should have a special dietary request, simply inform him with enough time to accomplish the necessary shopping and he’ll be delighted to accommodate you.
After your meal, adjourn to the villa’s exceptional cinema room for a quality film. With plush sofas built into the room and a massive LCD TV with satellite channels and an attached DVD player with a surround sound system, your movies will really come to life. This fully air-conditioned room even includes large blackout curtains so you can enjoy the movie just like at the theater.
The centerpiece of the gardens is Villa Sankara’s massive infinity swimming pool. Its crystal clear waters will tempt you for a quick dip any time of day or night. Nighttime swims are especially tempting as the villa’s soft lighting seductively dances on the surface of the pool creating a calm and inviting ambiance. Surrounding the pool and atop the green, manicured lawns are cushioned sun loungers offering the perfect place to recline and work on your tan or simply laze the day away under the shade of an umbrella with a cold beverage. A second Jacuzzi is located just beside the pool.
Villa Sankara is located in the quiet fishing village of Canggu on Bali’s southwest coast. Being only a short walk to the beach and a quick drive to some of the islands most famous activities, attractions and fine dining make this spot ideal for those that wish to stay active or those just looking for a private sanctuary to relax and unwind.
The venerated sea temple at Tanah Lot is awaiting your pilgrimage. This ancient temple was built on a rocky outcropping in the Indian Ocean to honor the gods of the sea. Still in use by local Balinese today, it is said to be guarded by a holy snake and visitors are invited to drink the holy water that pours from its rocky base. Make sure to arrive just before sunset to experience the breathtaking views that have made this temple famous.
Hit the links at the Nirwana Bali Golf course, designed by Greg Norman and consistently rated one of the best courses in all of Asia. Featuring rolling greens and challenging sand pits, the course is bordered by expansive rice fields and the dramatic rocky cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Take a daytrip to the cosmopolitan heart of Bali, the town of Seminyak. This fine dining and shopping mecca is home to some of the island’s classiest hangouts like KuDeTa, which offers 5 star beachside dining and an impressively diverse menu of tasty treats served to a crowd of expats and holiday goers from around the world.
Seminyak is a shopaholic’s dream come true with a wide range of varied boutiques offering every unique item imaginable. For light and breezy women’s wear, there’s 2NDSkin and for a sampling of Balinese skill in precious metals, there’s Mario Silver. For the artistically minded, there’s the Folk Art Gallery which stocks art and artifacts from all over Southeast Asia. They even carry a fascinating collection of Burmese Buddhas.