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Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa is blessed with a sublime beachfront location near the rural village of Pererenan on Bali’s south-west coast. Here guests can take a leisurely sunset stroll along the quiet beach, surf on one of the island’s best breaks, or admire the fishermen in their brightly coloured jukungs (traditional fishing boats) hauling in the daily catch. In this traditional rural setting, where daily offerings at the village temple and meticulous tending of rice fields are the norm, guests are privy to a real slice of local Bali life.
However, should the bright city lights beckon, the upmarket restaurants, bars and shops of cosmopolitan Seminyak are just a 30-minute drive away and your car and driver are on standby to whisk you there.
The villa manager at Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa 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. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.
In the meantime, here’s a taste of some of the activities on offer within reach of the villa.
Catch a wave, or several, at some of Bali’s best surfing beaches, all are within easy access and Pererenan is right on your doorstep. Among these naturally beautiful beaches, Echo Beach is perhaps the most famed surfers haunt, but all are in prime position for Bali’s legendary sunsets.
On Canggu Beach, be sure to visit mystical Hotel Tugu Bali. Bali’s first museum/hotel is studded with priceless Indonesian artworks and antiques and its award-winning spa offers age-old Eastern therapies. Or try the more casual café across the road; Old Man’s for alfresco all day dining.
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 best savoured at sunset but is less busy in the mornings; be sure to receive a blessing from the Hindu priests.
Alternatively, view Tanah Lot from the 7th hole of Nirwana Bali Golf Club. Bordered by ocean and rice fields just down from the sea temple, it’s no wonder this championship-standard course (designed by golf legend, Greg Norman) is frequently voted number one in Asia.
Fashionistas, trendies 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, chic boutiques and hipper-than-thou bars – including much hyped, Ku Dé Ta, Petitenget and The Potato Head Beach Club.
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.
Drive westwards to explore the unchartered West Bali region, where the charming Tabanan Regency reveals terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains including Mt Batukaru and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities – treasures that Bali is famed for.
For a day of culture and dramatic landscapes, drive directly north from the villa 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.
Explore the scenic rice-field landscape and rural villages by bicycle (there are four at the villa for guest use); 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.
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.
August 14th, 2017 - August 28th, 2017
Thank you for everything that you have done for us, we had a lot of fun and we appreciate your work and nice behaviour. Me and all the other children don't want to go away from here but unfortunately it won't be possible .. We will miss you.
Francesca & Raphael, Italy
August 9th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017
Thank you all for looking after us. It was a great break for us all from Singapore and we hope to be able to come here and stay again!
Douglas M, Singapore
August 1st, 2017 - August 6th, 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Sungai Tinggi. You all helped contribute to a fantastic wedding. We won't forget this!
Max & Katie, United States
July 23rd, 2017 - July 28th, 2017
Thank you so much for the amazing week here! One of the most beautiful weddings I've been to! The staff is so accommodating and friendly! Beautiful location and view.
Mark B, United Kingdom
July 21st, 2017 - July 23rd, 2017
I like the villa, great view, good chef. The chef dos really good food and tastes like in a restaurant. We will come back again.
Natalia N, Indonesia
July 17th, 2017 - July 21st, 2017
Made & team, thanks so much for helping us have a magical week here at Sungai Tinggi. The service and experience provided by the staff was 6 star! We will definitely be back one day. Terima Kasih.
Mila & Dave, Indonesia
July 11th, 2017 - July 17th, 2017
Many thanks for wonderful week in your villa.We're had a fantastic time and were very well looked after by all the staff. We will be back. Loved the pool!
Zara H, Philippines
July 7th, 2017 - July 11th, 2017
Made and staff - biggest thank you for having us here at Sungai Tinggi Villa. We have had a wonderful stay here and the wedding was beautiful. Nothing was to much for you. We asked and we got it. Thank you for having us and pampering us here in this beautiful part of the world. We have loved it.
Peter & Alby, Singapore
June 27th, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017
Thank you to everyone here! Our stay at the villa was magical and relaxing, and every single thing we could have dreamed of on our family vacation. The staff (EVERYONE) made our stay so special and so easy. Much love and peace.
The Carthey Family, United States
June 15th, 2017 - June 19th, 2017
Thank you so much for an amazing stay! Everything was perfect. What a wonderful location for a wedding! All the staff have been so lovely and welcoming. Hopefully I will be back.
Heston H, Indonesia
June 8th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017
A match made in heaven. A wedding held in paradise. Thanks to Made and the team for making our stay so wonderful. Everything was simply perfect. Thank you for such a lovely time, in such beautiful place.We hope to visit this piece of paradise again.
Amelia & Darren, Australia
May 25th, 2017 - May 29th, 2017
We had a wonderful time at the villa. Staff were excellent, friendly and caring.Food was well presented and tasty. We will come back again.
Greg M, Australia
May 12th, 2017 - May 14th, 2017
You've managed to satisfy contemporary needs while maintaining an awesomely traditional aesthetic. You're an amazingly charming villa with great people keeping it - a terrific place to holiday at. Great Service!
Anand P, Singapore
May 4th, 2017 - May 9th, 2017
Thank you for an amazing stay. Perfect location and wonderful staff. You made my best friends wedding the best day of her life. Thank you.
April 28th, 2017 - May 1st, 2017
Such a beautiful location and villa. The staff have been wonderful and the food amazing. Thank you for a relaxing few days.
The McNamara Family, Singapore
April 14th, 2017 - April 18th, 2017
The villa was an absolute dream! A group of yogis and myself had the pleasure of staying on this amazing estate, soaking in the sea, surf and beautiful surroundings. I hope to one day be back here!!!
Peter R, Australia
April 7th, 2017 - April 13th, 2017
Thank you so much for the hospitality and friendship. We have loved the peace and tranquility and beauty, not to mention the food and sunsets! A little piece of Heaven in Bali! What a beautiful property - gorgeous staff, delicious food and the perfect place to unwind and reconnect. Thank You for all your love and care in making our experience so special!
Daniele T, Australia
April 1st, 2017 - April 4th, 2017
Thank you. It was a wonderful stay and beautiful wedding at Sungai Tinggi ! Thanks to all the lovely people who made us feel so welcomed here.
Garlic O, Hong Kong
March 18th, 2017 - March 28th, 2017
Thank you so much. The staff are so kind & helpful. I have had an amazing time and I absolutely loved it !! Thank you.
Jodie B, Australia
March 10th, 2017 - March 12th, 2017
Thank you so much for beautiful villa and good location. We had an incredible time at the villa. We will always remember the vacation was memorable at Sungai Tinggi.
Sue C, Australia
March 3rd, 2017 - March 7th, 2017
I like this villa, beautiful property! Good location for a wonderful wedding. Thank you to all staff for friendly and helpful. Terima Kasih.
Annie C, Australia
February 16th, 2017 - February 19th, 2017
Best location in Bali! Impeccable service and sumptuous meals! Home away from home with excellent staff and wonderful smiles!
Nanette S, Singapore
January 27th, 2017 - January 31st, 2017
Thank you very much for an amazing stay! Beautiful place, everything was perfect.
JIAN Y, China
January 17th, 2017 - January 24th, 2017
Thank you so much to all the staff for an incredible stay! Very kind and attentive each one of you. You made us want to repeat the vacation.
Camilla R, Australia
January 7th, 2017 - January 17th, 2017
BEST HOLIDAY EVER! We had the most amazing, life changing, colorful, peaceful, chillaxing holiday. My 10 year old said "I don't worry about leaving the villa mum but I will miss all my new friends". This is the most wonderful staff he is talking about! We all love them too. What a kind and loving and most professional crew. This was luxury to the MAX! God Bless Villa Sungai Tinggi.
Peter R, Australia
December 31st, 2016 - January 7th, 2017
From all of us from Adelaide many thanks for everything. Great accommodation, food and service - all first class.
Kerry S, Australia
October 21st, 2016 - October 24th, 2016
Thank you Made and staff for looking after us for wonderful weekend.
Sean & Margo, Australia
October 1st, 2016 - October 21st, 2016
Out of this world- simply amazing! What a location for a wonderful wedding! We couldn't of asked for anything more perfect, Made and all the staff from the villa couldn't of been more friendlier or helpful. We will always remember and cherish our wonderful time at Sungai Tinggi!
Courtney & Bleddyn, Australia
September 2nd, 2016 - September 5th, 2016
Wow! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful, and picture perfect wedding villa! The staff here all made it just the best experience, and always helped with a smile.They truly are such wonderful people, we had delicious meals by chef that we will never forget. Thank you to all staff that made our wedding weekend one very relaxing and memorable adventure! We will be back.
Meg & Jamie, Australia
August 25th, 2016 - August 28th, 2016
What an idyllic setting for the most amazing wedding! The staff were so kind and very helpful. Kids loved it too.
Crystal L, Singapore
August 11th, 2016 - August 16th, 2016
What an amazing place to stay! And even better place to have our beautiful wedding. Thank you to everyone who looked after us.
Jason & Katie, United Kingdom
August 1st, 2016 - August 8th, 2016
What an idyllic setting for the most amazing wedding. The staff were so kind and very helpful. Kids loved it too.
Brian H, Indonesia
January 3rd, 2016 - January 13th, 2016
OMG what a fantastic villa. We have had a sensational time here at the villa.The staff were more than helpful - brilliant!. We are 12 adult & 2 babies and there was more than enough room. We will be back!!!!!
Rob P, Australia
October 24th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015
Simply amazing! We stayed with our children and grandsons and enjoyed every minute. The accommodation is perfect, the food is delicious but the best part is the staff. They are kind, caring and just lovely. One of the best weeks of relaxation and family time eves.
Josie L, South Africa
September 9th, 2015 - September 12th, 2015
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Villa Sungai Tinggi for our Wedding. The villa is absolutely beautiful and nothing like anywhere we have ever stayed before...Perfect for our wedding! The staff here went above and beyond in every way to ensure our stay was memorable. We were greeted with nothing but smiles throughout the whole stay. We honestly had the most amazing time and will never forget it! Thank you! :)
June 21st, 2015 - June 27th, 2015
This villa surpassed every possible hope we could have for a special, relaxing and pampered holiday. From the moment that we arrived until we left the staff and management of Villa Sungai Tinngi were superb and couldn't do enough to look after us, whether it was arranging some snacks and drinks by the pool or organising trips from the villa or a full set dinner. The location of the villa is fantastic and on the beach, although about an hour from Seminyak with traffic, but more than doable and easy to arrange. The beach is not great for swimming but was perfect for the kids to play in the sand and waves and also for long walks and to watch the b beautiful sunsets. The Villa set up, bedrooms, bathrooms, pool, etc were brilliant and had a really lovely and homely feel to them. We would definitely recommend this villa for others and will look to stay there again in the future if possible.
Cameron S, Singapore
April 11th, 2015 - April 18th, 2015
We had a wonderful week at Villa Sungai Tinggi. The villa is beautiful and well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. A perfect spot for family and friends. It exceeded our expectations.
Jonathan Dent ., Indonesia
March 20th, 2015 - March 23rd, 2015
Brilliant place to stay for family and friends as well as a quiet retreat for tranquility and peace. In saying that you can also create a fun filled schedule with lots of laughter and locale trips. Great 3 days for myself and my partner. The staff are beautiful too and very attentive to your needs.The massage they booked for us was of a high standard too. Jo Gillies and Bradley Field
Jo Gillies, Australia
February 22nd, 2015 - February 28th, 2015
We loved our stay, the villa was beautiful, we will definitely be coming back!
Abby B, Australia
August 20th, 2014 - August 26th, 2014
An enchanting private villa escape within half an hour of the hustle and bustle of Seminyak - Villa Sungai Tinggi is set in a beautiful oasis on Pererenan beach, one beach up from the famous Echo Beach. The villa is set back far enough to give a sense of complete privacy in tranquil surroundings, while still maintaining spectacular views out to the ocean and beyond. The design is old-school Bali, with every room facing the ocean with large glass doors to ensure the view remains uninterrupted. The two master bedrooms have adjoining studies, which can also be used to accommodate cots for young children. The fabulous daybed overlooks the pool and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset sink into the water. The staff are friendly and accommodating, if a little slow at times. The food can be a little inconsistent depending on who's on duty, but we had some wonderful lunches there with close friends. Their dedicated driver, Nengah, is very good, and will get you places as quickly as possible, but in complete safety. Highly recommend.
Andrew B, Australia
Properties like Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa are few and far between. This enchanting, traditionally inspired family home is a travel destination in itself, set within a vast estate that boasts over 100 metres of absolute beach frontage looking onto one of south-west Bali’s renowned surf breaks.
Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa (sungai tinggi means ‘high river’) was designed by long-term Bali residents as a spacious and comfortable family home. Created in the style of a traditional Balinese compound, the villa comprises a series of living and sleeping pavilions oriented for optimum privacy as well as for the glorious ocean views. The four-bedroomed main house (with a lounge that can be converted into a fifth bedroom) can be rented independently from the very private two-bedroom guesthouse that’s located in a quiet corner of the grounds alongside the river. The liberal use of local materials – exotic hardwood and terrazzo floors, coral-limestone walls and vaulted alang-alang thatched roofs – is testimony to the owners’ passion for Bali, as is their stunning collection of museum-quality art and artefacts that contribute to the villa’s unique character and charm.
This appreciation for the local environment extends to the villa’s magnificent tropical gardens, which make a dream setting for a tropical wedding celebration. Soft rolling lawns dotted with fragrant frangipanis and swaying coconut palms hug the landscape’s natural contours, while an 18-metre infinity swimming pool blends seamlessly with the ocean panorama. A circular deck provides ringside seats for viewing Bali’s spectacular sunsets, and a traditional thatched balé decorated in black and white check makes an inviting respite from the sun. Work on your serve at the tennis court (shared with a neighbouring villa), arrange for a soothing massage in your room, or gather for cocktails in the impressive living pavilion. With such a choice of social and private space, Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa is perfect for families or groups of friends.
A friendly staff team pride themselves in taking good care of their guests. From cooking delicious Balinese meals to preparing your canopied bed at night and running your rose-petal bath, they will ensure your stay is truly memorable in every detail. And should you wish to explore beyond the villa, a car and driver maybe arranged for sightseeing, shopping and adventure at a small extra fee.