Villa di Bias is suited for you who want to see what the real Bali is like. If you are curious about what the life of the balinese looks like, how they live and how they work. And for you who want to get the best view Bali can offer in order to see as much as possible of the beautiful Bali nature.
It will be easy to interact with the locals, should you want to, as you will just have to go down to the beautiful rice fields just beneath our villa. You can go down to the small river where the Balinese will take their morning or afternoon bath. One part of the river is used for the women, another part for the men. You may need to ask for their permission before you get too close though…
If you don’t want to disturb the bathers you can just take a walk in the beautiful rice fields between Villa di Bias and the Tirta Gangga Water Palace. You will most likely see some farmers working on the fields, or children making noises to frighten the birds that want to steal the harvest, or maybe watch the children going to/coming from school. Remember to say hello to the locals, they are as curious about you as you are about them.
We think Villa di Bias is perfect for honeymooners and couples who prefer privacy and want to get to know the beautiful East Bali, far from the tourist infected places in the south. If you want to party all night long, or want to go to as many chic restaurants as your time and wallet accepts then maybe you should go to Kuta, Seminyak or even Ubud. But you will of course have to accept the crazy traffic jams there as well…
But here you will find the real authentic Bali!
At Villa di Bias you will get the best view of Bali that you can imagine. Rice fields, Mt. Agung (the highest mountain in Bali), even the sea, all can be seen and admired in all it’s splendor from our villa. You will spend hours just looking at the view.
And when you have spent enough time looking at the view, and maybe each other (if you are honeymooners) then it’s time to discover what else the east of Bali has to offer.
Let’s say you want to spend a week at Villa di Bias. We think you will spend the first day at the villa just soaking in the view and maybe getting rid of the jet lag if you have come from far away. You may order your private dinner to the gazebo and enjoy your meal accompanied by the new sights and sounds that Bali offers.
On day 2 we think you might want to just take it easy after your journey. Why not go to what we think is the most beautiful beach in Bali, the White Sand Beach just 30 minutes from us. Not many tourists find their way to this secluded beach. If you have lunch at any of the small restaurants, you will get to use their sunbeds for free.
On day 3, why not rent a scooter and go to Amed for some snorkeling? We recommend you to take the coastal road from Seraya to Amed, a small winding road with spectacular views and few or no tourists. It will take around 1 hour to get to Amed using this road and only ½ hour to get back to our villa using the main road.
In Amed you will have plenty of time to enjoy the snorkeling, relax at the beach and watch the fishing boats come back from their fishing trips. At some point you will get hungry and you will have lots of restaurants to choose from to have lunch at.
On the way home you will want to stop around 10 minutes from Villa di Bias to take some pictures of some of the most beautiful rice fields in the whole of Bali.
Day 4: ready for some serious activity? The Gates to Heaven (Pura Lempuyang) is just 20 minutes from us. 1700 steps will take you there, if you are fit enough. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mt. Agung, the highest volcano in Bali.
You’ll be hungry after this exercise, why not stop at Bali Asli, a restaurant as well as a cooking school, on the way home? They will offer you maybe the best authentic Balinese food you can find in Bali. It will only take about 5 minutes to get home from Bali Asli.
Day 5: What about a trip to Tulamben? You will find maybe the best diving in Bali (as well as snorkeling) there at the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942.
There are many restaurants in Tulamben where you can have lunch.
Tulamben is only about ½ hour from us.