Set close to the beach among the rice fields of sleepy Canggu with only its big sister, Villa Kakatua, and the stunning Hotel Tugu for company, Kedidi is a colourful, exotic and very traditional Balinese villa where alang-alang thatched roofs soar above open-sided living areas adorned with antique Indonesian furniture, spilling out onto a compact, but lush walled garden. Exotic palms and frangipani trees create a tropical paradise around the centrepiece, a 10m x 4.5m pool.
This three-bedroom villa is perfectly equipped for small groups or families. It is well set up for youngsters and seniors, everything being on one level. With the poo...l monopolising the garden and a good selection of pool toys to keep the children happy (there’s even a safety fence for the pool), parents can relax. Neither are there too many of those tricky-to-navigate stepping-stone walkways to negotiate.
The charming mix of indoor/outdoor living space allows freedom to choose where to spend your day: dozing on a daybed at the poolside, playing water polo with the kids, lounging on one of the shady verandas, or having a quiet read in the airy living room while listening to your iPod (docking station supplied). When you feel the desire to stretch your legs, a visit next door to the fascinating ‘museum’ Hotel Tugu is a must, and Canggu beach is virtually on your doorstep too. A stroll along the sand at sunset, topped off with a refreshing beer at one of the many cafes at Echo Beach might just be the way to finish a perfect day.
There’s really no reason to venture much further than this as a professional team of friendly staff are on hand look after your every need, preparing delicious meals from a suggestion menu (provisions on guest account). However, should you wish to spread your wings a little wider, the bright lights of Seminyak or the cultural delights of Ubud are very accessible thanks to the provision of a car and driver (optional extra).Read more
Villa Kedidi and its sister, Villa Kakatua (a four-bedroom property situated next door), have only one other nearby neighbour: the Tugu Hotel, a stunning boutique hotel-museum stacked with antiques and a ‘must visit’ during your stay. To the north and east of the villa views are of empty fields with the occasional cow wandering past. It’s very peaceful – a little slice of Balinese suburbia. The quiet Canggu Beach is 200m from the villa and is a great spot for surfing and sunset walks. Swimming is not advised as there are strong under-currents and no lifeguards in this area. An ancient temple built from coral looks out to the ocean 200m from the villa where there are often ceremonies that spill out onto the beach.
Last updated on April 24, 2014
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Left on 03/01/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | MonkeyMouse
We had a marvelous 2-day stay at Villa Kedidi. The staff was great, and the cook was truly extraordinary. She was able to accommodate my son's significant food allergies, which made the stay unique in our experience. She made fantastic Indonesian and Western food and we were only charged the cost of the groceries, which was extremely reasonable. The whole villa was lovely, with lots of special touches, and the pool area was fantastic. We booked in the low season which was very affordable.
A few notes for people with young children. The beach is an easy walk down the road, and is a very beautiful black sand beach. The waves are too strong for children to swim, though. The driver that comes with the villa drove us to another beach for swimming. Also, the three bedrooms are actually in 3 small little separate houses, so the rooms are not connected. You need to walk outside by the pool to get from one bedroom to another. This worked okay for my kids, but if you have very young children it wouldn't be ideal. They did have a baby monitor at the villa that I was able to set up to keep an ear on my kids. They also had some kids toys and Dvds, which was nice.
Left on 11/15/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Mrs Sharon Benoiton
We have stayed in many places in Bali and never really had one that would come close to Villa Kedidi!! We will be coming back here for sure!
The service from booking to the time we left was of the highest standard, the villa is beautiful and a must stay place.
Location is great, with vehicle and driver included.
must experience this one your self!
Left on 09/29/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Bern
Villa Kedidi was a wonderful experience for my four friends and I. We stayed for two nights; throughout our stay, we were thoroughly looked after by the staff members agung, Novi and Made.
The villa is 2mins walk to Canggu beach, popular with surfers but is also one which invites picnics and sea-gazing. We were there at the end of Sept, and it was rather quiet which suits us perfectly.
Besides the beach, there aren't much tourist spots within walking distance - you'll need to drive out for that, which is not a problem as our package came with the use of the car and driver. Perfect.
In any case, the villa was idyllic enough to tempt us to remain "at home" rather than gallivant outdoors. We did venture out to Tanah Lot, which is only 15mins drive out. Again, perfect.
Villa Kedidi is quite a distance from the airport (expect 45mins-1hr, depending on traffic) but the comfort it provides is well worth it. It has all the amenities of home: satellite channels, Dvds, iPod hub, TV in each of the three rooms, security guards and an awesome cook in Novi! In fact, it's better than home...it's paradise a la Bali.
We will definitely come back to Villa Kedidi...can't get enough of it!
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