Villa The Beji
This fabulous multi-pavilion six-bedroom luxury residence in hipster hot-spot Canggu is just five minutes’ drive from the beach on Bali’s ‘sunset’ coast. The fully staffed villa estate includes a private chef and offers extensive formal and casual living spaces, two master suites, four guest suites, media room, 21-metre pool, gym, and flood-lit tennis court. Facilities include mini football pitch, basketball, badminton and a trampoline. Guests benefit from complimentary VIP passes for Finns Beach Club as well as Finns Recreation Club a five-minute walk away, with its famed water park, 25-metre lap pool, covered tennis courts, squash courts and myriad additional facilities.
The Beji’s manager has a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings. Chat to the staff too, as they provide an interesting insight into aspects of Bali life.
In the meantime, here’s a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.
- Spend a few hours or a day at Finns Beach Club with your complimentary VIP pass, relaxing on a pre-booked beachfront double daybed, sipping champagne while watching the surfers ride the waves.
- Take advantage of Villa The Beji’s complimentary VIP Platinum Pass to Bali’s prestigious Finns Recreation Club, and enjoy world-class facilities including a 25-metre lap pool, water park with slides, covered tennis courts, squash courts, a state-of-the-art gym, soccer field, and a wide range of classes including yoga and Pilates.
- Spend the day, or even just a morning or sunset, at one of the many beaches that can be found within easy drive of the villa, and enjoy a snack, a meal or a cold drink at one of the bars and restaurants that line the sands. Take care when swimming, however, as the waves can be a little rough at times. Remember to swim between the flags and look out for small children.
- Take a ride into Seminyak to enjoy a shopping spree at the boutiques along the streets of this most fashionable neighbourhood. Pamper yourself in a spa, dine well at one of the many great restaurants found here, or soak up the sun at a hip beach club.
- Desa Seni at Berawa Beach, is an eco-friendly village resort providing an authentic Indonesian experience through the exploration of culture, art and yoga. The resort offers a wide variety of yoga classes and also has its own spa.
- Visit the mystical Hotel Tugu (Bali’s first museum-hotel) studded with priceless Indonesian artworks and antiques. The hotel's restaurants offer authentic Chinese and Indonesian fine dining, as well as an international menu, in a variety of unique settings. At the rustic Waroeng Tugu you can taste the traditional Javanese and Balinese cuisine of bygone centuries.
- Villa The Beji is only 13km from Tanah Lot’s famous sea temple, one of the most sacred temples in Bali and also one of its most popular tourist attractions. Although in peak season you can expect a lot of people and camera phones at sunset, an early morning visit (8-9am) provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.
- 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 (eatery) to sample some basic Balinese fare or cool off with a cold drink.
- A great day out for kids of all ages, Bali Treetop Adventure Park is near the town of Bedugal in northern central Bali (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.