Things to do

Your villa manager, will have a wealth of information about places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the area too. Most will live nearby and can give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of local Bali life.

In the meantime, here’s a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of Bayuh Sabbha.

  1. Among the local beaches is the famous surf beach at Uluwatu. Not a great swimming beach but fabulous cliff top location to view the surfing and enthusiasts will want to paddle out and challenge the waves. Not quite as spectacular but equally alluring are the beaches of Bingin and Padang Padang, on either side of Bayuh Sabbha. Beautiful white sand bays with rock pools and a host of local cafes. Below Bayuh Sabbha is the tiny cove of Impossibles, low tide here is fine for swimming and one local café offers simple food and juices.
  2. At Jenggala Keramic in Jimbaran, visitors can browse and buy from a vast range of handcrafted ceramics and glassware.  Jenggala also runs ‘Make and Paint a Pot’ sessions where ‘Children’ of all ages are encouraged to get creative.
  3. The New Kuta Golf club is a 20-minute drive from the villa and features an 18 hole course overlooking the ocean. The adjoining beach, dreamland is suitable for the whole family for both swimming and surfing.
  4. Both five star and local restaurants are plentiful and close by. Almost next door, the new Anantara has opened offering great views from their Cliffside restaurant. Bulgari and Ayana resorts are among the favourites and the Rock Bar at Ayana is a must-see for sunset cocktails. Finns at Semara has a beach club for more casual dining.
  5. A seafood feast at Jimbaran is a must for every holiday in Bali – dozens of seafood warung (cafés) line this west-facing beach, perfect for a sunset dinner.  Fine dining options are available at most of the big resort hotels in this area; notably PJ’s, the charming beachside restaurant at the Four Seasons in Jimbaran, serving Mediterranean-styled cuisine.
  6. Nusa Dua’s Bali Collection mall has a host of local boutiques and a department store. Heading towards Kuta (about 40 minutes) brings you to Galleria shopping mall while nearby Tuban has Discovery Mall and streets lined with local shops. Seminyak boutiques are about an hour away.
  7. Bayuh Sabbha has a temple on the grounds which serves the local community and guests are welcome to participate in ceremonies. Uluwatu’s clifftop temple is well worth a visit. Home to local monkeys which are considered sacred in Bali, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of the island’s most important temples.
  8. Learn to surf or stand up paddle at Jimbaran Bay, a great place for beginners. Rip Curl School of Surf offers day courses and provides all the equipment.
  9. 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.
Villa Bayuh Sabbha – Uluwatu, Bali 5 bedroom luxury villa Elite Havens

Designed to merge perfectly with its dramatic coastal setting, the magnificent five-bedroom Bayuh Sabbha employs a delightful mix of limestone, teakwood and alang-alang thatch, blending traditional architecture and antique elements. The main three-bedroomed villa and a two-bedroomed guesthouse, each with its own swimming pool, laze luxuriously amongst the tropical cliff-top gardens creating a holiday villa with style and personality.

Bayuh Sabbha was one of the first properties to be built along this spectacular, arid coast, and ten years on the maturity of the villa is one of its greatest assets. With its meticulously manicured lawns interspersed with ancient, gnarled frangipani trees and brilliant bougainvillea blooms, the villa boasts a patina that comes with time, creating an elegance that most modern villas cannot match. Neither can many hold a candle to Bayuh Sabbha’s luxurious three acres of land.  They just don’t build villas on this kind of scale any more.

Airy and spacious bedrooms, living and dining areas present soaring ceilings, polished wood and marble floors, wide verandas, solid teak furniture, an eclectic mix of classical art, sculpture and rustic objects, and floor-to-ceiling windows that embrace the breezes and the splendid views.

Wake up early to catch intrepid surfers riding the waves of Bingin beach before heading for a workout in the air-conditioned gym or a game on the private tennis court. While away the day lounging alongside one of the villas two pools or relaxing with a book in the comfortable wantilan pavilion; and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two in the sunset pavilion as the sun dips below the horizon.

Bayuh Sabbha’s friendly staff team, which includes a manager and a chef who can both boast five-star hotel experience, will entice your taste buds and take care of your every holiday need. With its impressive range of facilities and space enough for all, the villa is perfect for family holidays and entertaining friends, while its extraordinary backdrop, with island and ocean views stretching from north to south, and specially designed function lawns make Bayuh Sabbha the ultimate tropical wedding venue.

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