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How to find the perfect villa for your Bali holiday

How to find the perfect villa for your Bali holiday

A holiday with friends, partners, and family in Bali can mean a lot of things for different people. Whether you’re looking for a restful and tranquil holiday destination or a more hip and trendy location all depends on the purpose of your holiday. There is so much you can do while in Bali; frequenting the beach clubs in Seminyak, visiting and cycling through the rice fields of Canggu; and exploring the culture and artistic side of Ubud.  

One way to ensure you get the bang out of your buck during a well-planned holiday is to book a private villa in a convenient location like Seminyak. The advantages of renting out your own home away from home are too many to count. The ease with which you can relax, not worry about maintenance and management, and take guidance from the on-site staff for recommendations on where to go and what to see will definitely assure you of your choice!

If you’re travelling to Ubud, the town high on the list for its cultural and artistic vibe, there are a few things you can keep in mind while booking the best and most suitable holiday villa for you and your loved ones: 

 

Location is key

Firstly, you would obviously consider the ‘where’ while looking for a villa in Bali. If you’re planning to visit Ubud, for instance, you can look at places that put you close to the town centre where you can easily visit Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace, and the marketplace to shop from local artisans and craftsmen. Ubud also offers plenty of villas that are further away from the centre for a more peaceful and relaxing vibe such as the villages of Pejang or Sebali. Ubud gives you many options to choose from and whether it is in the middle of rainforests, rice fields, or river valleys, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right place!   

 

Where to book your private villa

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Booking a private villa is as easy as it comes! Based on your preferences, you can set the filters to accommodate your choice and decide on where to stay. Each of the villas is inspected beforehand by villa experts so you can be assured of the quality of amenities, efficiency of the staff, and nearby landmarks. There are so many options to choose from and while you are looking for a family-friendly holiday home or one that caters to a big event like a private wedding or even a birthday get-together, you can contact the concerned expert and discuss all possibilities and services available to you.

 

Places of interest

Ubud has much to offer to guests in terms of its cultural sights, ancient temples, the Royal Palace which was the residence of the Royal Family, and many other places that may spark an interest. While you are researching places to stay and holiday villas, you can even consider the nearest landmarks and sights in Ubud that you wouldn’t want to miss due to longer distances and travel time. If you’re staying in the town centre, you’re automatically close to many of the health cafes, the yoga barn, and even monkey forest. However, if you’re in the mood for a more serene and tranquil location, you can consider places near the rainforests and the river gorge in the surrounding areas that are still a 15-minute drive to the centre.  

 

Friends, partner, or family

The kind of private villa you book also depends greatly on who you are travelling with. If it is a group of friends travelling for a fun vacation, or a holiday with family, and lastly a couple’s getaway or a honeymoon with your partner, Ubud villas cater to each and every need. You can choose a one-bedroom, traditional Balinese home or a five-bedroom contemporary villa with arresting features and striking architecture as per your requirements. A Javanese Joglo, alang-alang ceilings, open-plan living and dining, and panoramic views across luscious tropical forests are only a few of the things you’ll be getting front-row seats to while staying in Ubud.

 

Activities and things to do

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Another thing you may wish to take note of is the kind of activities you have in mind for your tropical adventure in the bustling and lively streets and surrounding areas of Ubud. If you’re in the mood for hiking and nature walks, staying close to the town centre in the outskirts of Ubud is a better choice. However, if shopping at the local market, enjoying yoghurt smoothies, and visiting the yoga barn is high on your priority list, then Ubud’s central area is more appropriate. 

Whatever the case may be, Ubud promises a holiday you will always cherish and look back as one of the most fulfilling times in your lives. With all its rich cultural heritage, traditional sights, and old-world charm, Ubud remains the centre for all that makes Bali an intriguing and exciting place to visit!

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