Bali. Doesn’t that word make you think of sunny days, strolls along the beach, cocktails by the pool and marvellous food? It does for me anyway, and that’s why I think it would make an excellent location choice for a honeymoon. There are all kinds of accommodation and price options, which is fantastic and probably one of the reasons why Bali is so popular at the moment. But if you’re looking for a bit of luxury and indulgence while you’re there, I’ve scoped out a pretty amazing villa for you to stay in – Villa Ria Sayan.
Villa Ria Sayan is in Ubud, which is about an hour drive from the airport in Denpasar. It’s privately owned, and with its two-storeys you can enjoy remarkable views of the Sayan Gorge, Sayan Valley and the volcanoes beyond. Imagine looking out onto that view with your new husband or wife – you’ll be pinching yourselves because it truly is beautiful.
Although there are other villas in the complex, Villa Ria Sayan is very private and is nestled into the hillside amongst fruit trees and flowers. You can definitely check serenity, seclusion and peace and quiet off your checklist! To enter the complex, you go through an antique entrance gate and follow a path through the garden until you find the main entrance, which is reached by stepping-stones over a fishpond. Sounds like paradise, right? Then you keep going along the path, which leads to a gorgeous infinity pool that also has incredible views. Stone stairs lead down to the foyer of Villa Ria Sayan, where you’ll be blown away by the traditional Balinese styling – it is furnished with Indonesian antique furniture and artifacts, and decorated with hand woven textiles and local Balinese crafts. The spacious, open-air living gets a big thumbs us from us here at Polka Dot Bride too! After drooling over the pictures, it was unanimously decided that everyone would love to relax and unwind here for a few nights.
It gets even better though. This villa has its very own natural stone in-ground pool, complete with a Balinese pavilion surrounded by tropical plants. Here you can curl up with a drink or a book, and talk about everything from what you’re going to do for dinner, to how you’re going to spend the rest of your lives.
If you’re not the ‘relax all day’ type, don’t fret. There are heaps of fun activities in Ubud to try out and lots of things to see (like temples and ancient sites). This town is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali, so you’ll find lots of arts and crafts, workshops and galleries all around. Dance-and-music shows are popular here, and there are even numerous courses on offer so you can learn the moves and immerse yourself in Balinese culture. Our sources tell us that Ubud has some of the best food on the island too, so don’t be afraid to try it out!
Ubud and Villa Ria Sayan look heavenly and definitely scream romantic hideaway. So is Bali a serious contender for your honeymoon now? If it is, please let us know! And if you stay at Villa Ria Sayan, we’d love to hear your review.
Photos from Bali Luxury Villas
Ms Gingham says: Well I for one am definitely the ‘relax all day’ type so this would be perfect! Just the ticket!