The property’s lower grounds are bordered by a river, waterfall and jungle foliage with a steep embankment opposite. Fenced off, the river marks the property border; ask the gardener to open the gate for riverbank explorations. Beyond this and encircling the villa, it’s a picturesque scene of rice fields, grazing cattle and farmed lands dotted with local buildings and, increasingly, foreign-built villas. On a clear day, from bedrooms one and two, you can see Gunung (Mount) Agung, an active volcano and, at 3,142m, Bali’s highest peak.
Surrounded by rice fields and charming agricultural scenery, East Residence is tucked in the quaint village of Tumbak Bayuh, Canggu.
The immediate vicinity comprises mainly local community schools, temples, small restaurants and shops, yet Bali’s premier sports and social club, the Canggu Club, is just five kilometres away, with international-standard dining and leisure amenities. A string of wildly beautiful beaches renowned for their surf are within a ten minute drive of the villa, including the legendary Echo Beach. Drive eight kilometers south of Tumbak Bayuh and you’ll reach Seminyak, Bali’s most fashionable and cosmopolitan destination, with its chic boutiques and hip and happening bars and restaurants.
||Explore Canggu’s scenic rice field landscape and rural villages ; a great opportunity to interact with the local community, plus sample Balinese fare in simple warungs (local-style restaurants).
||Sports enthusiasts should head to Bali’s prestigious Canggu Club, fifteen minutes away, with its state-of-the-art gym, tennis and squash centre. Round off your work-outs with some fine international dining, then stock up on gourmet goodies at the nearby Canggu Deli.
||Catch a wave, or several, at some of Bali’s best surfing beaches, only ten away. Among the string of naturally beautiful beaches, don’t miss long-time surfers haunt, Echo Beach – but all are in prime position for Bali’s legendary sunsets.
||On Canggu Beach, be sure to wine and dine at the plethora of cafes serving international and local delicacies. Some of our favourites include: Old Mans, Kaki Lima, Betelnut, Deus Ex Machina and Monsieur Spoon.
||Make the de rigueur pilgrimage to sacred Pura Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s biggest tourist magnets. Perched high on a craggy wave-lashed rock, this ancient sea temple is best savoured at sunset; be sure to receive a blessing from the Hindu Priests.
||Alternatively, view Tanah Lot from the 12th hole of Nirwana Bali Golf Course. Bordered by ocean and rice fields just down from the sea temple, no wonder this championship-standard course (designed by golf legend, Greg Norman) is frequently voted number one in Asia.
||Fashionistas and spa-a-holics should hot foot it down to Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave, Seminyak. Here, you can indulge for hours in stylish, global-inspired restaurants, chic boutiques and hip bars – including the much hyped, Ku Dé Ta, La Lucciola and Potato Head beach club. Don't forget, for a bit of R&R to pop into our very own Spring Spa, Petitenget.
www.springspa.com and ask for your residence discount.
||Drive west to explore the unchartered West Bali region, where the charming Tabanan Regency reveals terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black sand beaches dotted with fishing communities – the treasures that Bali is famed for.
||For a day of culture and dramatic landscapes, drive directly north from the villa to the mountain town of Bedugul. From here, explore three volcanic lakes, including Bratan, with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.
|Diving & Charters
||Pulau Dive Charters offers luxury boat charters around the beautiful islands and waters surrounding Bali. They specialise in private fishing, surfing and diving charters and also offer unique personalised day trips to Nusa Lembongan. Perfect for a family day out on the water or with a group of friends.