Villa Pangi Gita
The enchanting Villa Pangi Gita gently flows down a terraced hillside to the tranquil, ‘singing’ Pangi River that meanders through the sleepy rural village of Pererenan. Designed for relaxation, peace and privacy, this three-bedroom luxury villa pays homage to its Balinese heritage with traditional-style living and sleeping pavilions adorned with Asian antiques, nestled amongst sublime tropical gardens and trickling fish ponds. To complement this oasis, a team of warm and friendly staff are on hand to spoil guests with their exceptional service. Villa Pangi Gita is bound to delight families, attract couples and seduce even the most hardened workaholic into restful submission.
Villa Pangi Gita's manager has 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.
- If you’ve always dreamed of galloping along a beach or riding through villages bordered by rice fields, now’s your chance. Bali Horse Adventure, located five minutes from the villa, can arrange horse riding tours, as well as children’s riding lessons and horse-drawn carriage outings.
- The most exclusive Bali trekking tour promises breath-taking vistas and heart-warming encounters while supporting sustainable social change in the once-forgotten villages of Muntigunung. Elite Havens is a proud partner of Muntigunung Community Social Enterprise.
- Catch a wave, or several, at some of Bali’s best surfing beaches. All are within easy access and Pererenan Beach is just a 2km bike ride away. Learn to surf in three days with recommended surf instructor, Johnny, from Bali’s well-renowned School of Surf.
- Those who’d rather just watch the surf or sip a beer as the sun goes down should head to world famous Echo Beach (five minutes‘ drive away) where The Beach House serves up a great evening seafood barbecue.
- Enjoy a yoga class and learn how to meditate at the eco-friendly, traditionally thatched village resort of Desa Seni in the heart of Canggu.
- 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.
- 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 and The Potato Head Beach Club.
- Adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers can get their fix white water rafting down the Ayung River north of Ubud, while culture vultures can head into Ubud’s town centre and explore the traditional market and wonderful art galleries.
- For a day of dramatic landscapes, drive directly north from the villa to the mountain town of Bedugul. From here, visit 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 taking a leisurely stroll or bike ride – 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.
- 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.