Villa Atacaya - Bale

The Locale

Villa Atacaya is situated in a jungle-fringed river gorge close to the village of Beraban in Bali’s Tabanan regency, which is known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’ due to its vast terraced rice fields. This quaint village bordering a river is a rare example of a traditional Balinese community barely touched by tourism and the rapid development to the south of the island. Villa guests are accorded a privileged insight into the agricultural, religious and daily life of the friendly villagers. The nearest surf beaches, including Echo Beach, are about eight kilometres from the villa.

Distances

Nyanyi Beach
3 km
Tanah Lot Temple
5 km
Canggu
11 km
Kerobokan
12 km
Seminyak
14 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
22 km
Kuta
22 km
Mt. Batukaru
29 km
Ubud
31 km
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
40 km

Things to Do

Villa Atacaya’s manager will 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 is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.

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  • Villa Atacaya is close to the famous temple at Tanah Lot (4km), although in peak season a few too many tourists may transform a sunset visit into more of a heaving photo opportunity than a moving experience. Visiting early in the morning (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.
  • A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (8km) where a number of cafés offer good sunset views and cold beer. Note that the beach here is dark volcanic sand and the waters are better suited to surfing, having a pronounced swell and rip, rather than children’s swimming.
  • Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast from Echo Beach is also a good sunset spot.
  • Fashionistas, trendies and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave (13km). Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques. There is a wide choice of fine dining, mid range, and cheap ‘n cheerful restaurants in Seminyak too: fine dining venues include Sarong, the famous Ku Dé Ta, Mama San, Merah Putih, La Lucciola, ‘Petitenget’, Old Man’s, Sardine and Métis.
  • Drive westwards to explore the charming Tabanan regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities. You may wish to visit the breathtaking panorama of the Jatiluwih rice terraces (40km), which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 for its preservation of traditional Balinese farming techniques. At a height of 850m above sea level, the view here is one of the finest imaginable. Alternatively, head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Guest Reviews

  • August 18th, 2019 - August 25th, 2019

    What a Fantastic time we have had at Villa Atacaya. The staff have been excellent, attentive and the food delicious. We would certainly recommend the villa to others and thank you very much for making our stay in Bali so pleasant.

    Angus S, Australia
  • April 22nd, 2019 - May 2nd, 2019

    Thank you for a wonderful and memorable stay at Atacaya Villa. We had a relaxing time.

    Tony B, United States
  • April 3rd, 2019 - April 6th, 2019

    Wonderful villa stay, great staff very helpful always 24 hours a day available at your service. We have booked the other villa next door too. We are here with 19 family members. finally, breakfast, lunch and dinner served by staff was good and there is a shuttle service to nearby places.

    Ruby V, India
  • March 28th, 2019 - April 1st, 2019

    All the staff and Mr Suka were so kind and hospitable. Can't thank you enough for everything. Best staff and villa in Bali. See you next time.

    Robyn N, New Zealand
  • March 1st, 2019 - March 14th, 2019

    Our family have been living in Bali for 6 years and our stay at this villa most memorable yet. We look forward to our return. Thank you for your all attention to detail - clean rooms, delicious food, sharing of your cooking and smiling faces. Was a pleasure to spend a week here, we hope someday we will be able to return.

    Sarah B, United States
  • January 7th, 2019 - January 19th, 2019

    Beautiful, amazing and magical villa, thank you for incredible week. Thank you all so much for looking after us and making our time here so special. Setting is excellent, fabulous food, stay wonderful. We will be back.

    Luke H, Australia
  • August 30th, 2018 - September 2nd, 2018

    Staff are friendly and helpful, always ready to accommodate to requests. Place is calm and peaceful, big enough to explore. Service is excellent, rooms are always clean and neat. Baby friendly place. Food by cook is great! We truly enjoyed our stay here, thank you very much.

    Cho, Singapore
  • August 18th, 2018 - August 25th, 2018

    Very beautiful place. Nice planning, very well maintained. Neat and clean. Everyone of us enjoyed the stay, service and food. Well behaved, cooperative and trained staff. We would love to come again. We will also recommend to our other friends to visit and stay here. Nice country, nice people. We wish all the best to this country and people.

    Sidhdarth D, India
  • July 21st, 2018 - July 26th, 2018

    Beautiful Villa and nice staff. We stay here for 6 days and we had so much fun. Thanks for the homemade Birthday cake by your staffs! We will recommend to our friends.

    Suki T, Hong Kong
  • March 27th, 2018 - April 3rd, 2018

    Thank you for a fantastic stay at Villa Atacaya. I'm so pleased that we choose this fabulous venue for our Easter break. I will never tire of the view of the river and trees, the accommodation is purposeful and comfortable. We will definitely be back. Huge thanks to the team who looked after us so well, great food, safe driving, a fabulous walk through rice fields and lot of great advice. The villa was well looked after whilst we were here, and this all made for a most relaxing break. We felt very welcome and relaxed and look forward to a return visit.

    Ian F, Hong Kong
  • March 13th, 2018 - March 16th, 2018

    Our whole experience these past few days has been awesome! The service staff is very friendly and helpful! We have truly enjoyed ourselves and would love to come back here again! Will definitely recommend this place to my friends.

    Shailendra S, Singapore
  • January 7th, 2018 - January 12th, 2018

    We want to thank you for this wonderful stay! It was amazing, tasty and unforgettable overall. We look forward to coming again. The venue was just divine, the service was very attentive. I have had a wonderful time staying here with you all making us feel very welcome and homely.

    Luke H, Australia
  • October 20th, 2017 - October 22nd, 2017

    Thank you for our pleasant stay here. Making us feeling very relaxed and comfortable. Two days seem to past really fast and we really enjoyed ourselves here. Thank you again for everything.

    Kezia W, Singapore
  • August 7th, 2017 - August 13th, 2017

    The villa is very nice and the staff is very welcoming and nice and the meals are very yummy. The rooms are great. This is the most amazing villa - something by a Holywood film set in Bali Paradise! Thanks to the wonderful staff who looked after us all (11!) so well, Explain the high tech's of the astonishing hi-fi system. and cooked us great meals. It is very rare for all our family to be together. So when it happens, it's always so special. But this time has been the best ever! Such a beautiful location, but most of all you wonderful hospitality and kindness towards us. We will all remember this holiday.

    David M, Singapore
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