- 1 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Villa Tenganan is located in the grounds of Kura Kura Villas in Candidasa, East Bali and boasts 2 storeys of comfort and privacy for that relaxing holiday.
The property is on 26 are (1 are = 100 sq mtrs) and there are 3 other villas, a large turtle shaped pool with a child's shallow end, beautiful tropical gardens, off street parking, reception and trained staff all within a secure environment.
The villa has been built in traditional Sumatran style and has facilities to accommodate and sleep four in air conditioned comfort and is fully self contained.
On the first level is a bedroom with king size bed, bedside drawers and a double wardrobe including ...Read more
Beautiful 2 Storey Balinese inspired Villa
Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
Set at the base of Mount Gumang on the pristine shores of Bali's east coast, Candidasa is the ideal place to visit for a relaxing holiday.
From Denpasar Airport, it takes approximately 2 hours to drive to Candidasa. Guests will travel out of the busy traffic onto an open 2 lane highway, through rice and corn fields with the ocean on one side and a view of the mountains on the other.
The last 20 km or so, you will drive through the local villages and get a taste of the Balinese lifestyle. If you use a local Balinese driver, he can explain the different districts and sites along the way.
While enjoying your stay in Candidasa, you may wish to take time to visit the many local attractions that the region has to offer.
There's plenty to do and see in East Bali, as long as "party" is not at the top of the agenda.
The attractions in Klungkung and Karangasem lean more towards cultural and nature-friendly pursuits and definitely will help you to find out more about the culture of Bali.
The region is home to a number of temples and royal structures along the coast, including the most important Balinese temple of all, Pura Besakih. Hiking trails criss-cross the mountainous terrain and the waters surrounding East Bali are full of scenic diving sites. The next time you're in East Bali, check out one (or all) of the destinations listed below.
The 10,308-foot-high Gunung Agung is Bali's highest mountain - an active volcano whose beauty is nothing compared to its deadly power. In March of 1963, Gunung Agung erupted, covering the entire island in ash and destroying villages and temples with floods of lava and volcanic mud.
Today, Gunung Agung sleeps, and the temples and towns in its shadow rest easy. Two hiking trails to the summit are popular with Bali visitors, and are best climbed between July and September. Hikers are prohibited from climbing during religious ceremonies on Pura Besakih - during these times, no person should stand higher than the temple.
PURA BESAKIH - THE MOTHER TEMPLE
The "Mother Temple" Pura Besakih is the biggest temple in Bali, a sprawling complex of over 20 temples set on the side of the active Gunung Agung volcano. The temple complex venerates the Hindu trinity (trimurti) of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, drawing thousands of pilgrims and tourists every year.
With over 50 festivals conducted at Pura Besakih annually, you're likely to be in town just as one celebration is ongoing or about to start - check with your Bali resort or hotel if you're going to be lucky when you visit. Pura Besakih is most easily reached via a bemo from Klungkung.
USAT LIBERTY WRECK - TULAMBEN
The USAT Liberty was an American merchant ship that was torpedoed by Japanese forces during World War II. Taking on water fast, the ship was beached off Tulamben and stripped of her valuables. The eruption of Gunung Agung in 1963 ripped her in half and pushed her deeper into the water. Today, the crumbling remains of the ship can be explored by snorkelers and divers – the proliferation of corals and marine life in and around the ship make the Liberty one of the most popular dive destinations in Bali.
PURI AGUNG KARANGASEM
This 19th-century royal palace combines Balinese, Chinese, and European influences within a complex of building clusters that used to house the King of Karangasem's formidable court, and still retains a ceremonial significance today.
The inner court features the king's former home (Loji), and retains some relics from those long-gone days. From photos of the King with Dutch colonialists to well-worn furniture, guests can get an inkling of royal life just before the Dutch came and conquered all.
The last king of Karangasem built this bathing palace in 1948, and it continues to fascinate visitors to this day: a network of pools framed by an eclectic assortment of architecture.
The present site is actually a reconstruction - the former structures were destroyed by the 1963 Gunung Agung eruption. The reconstruction captures much of the place's former charm. An eleven-tiered fountain pagoda is the palace's most notable architectural feature. Swimming is allowed, for a nominal fee.
GOA LAWAH (BAT CAVE)
Goa Lawah is an ancient temple built in front of a bat cave filled with thousands of flying fruit-eating mammals. The bats, not the temple, are the main draw – the bats are venerated by visiting worshippers, who buy offerings from nearby vendors. According to legend, the cave extends over 19 miles underground to emerge at Pura Besakih.
Balinese Hindus hold Goa Lawah in great regard where the afterlife is concerned. Worshippers stop at Goa Lawah to complete the Nyegara Gunung ceremony, a part of the Balinese funeral process: at Goa Lawah, offerings can be made to purify the newly-released spirit, so it can come home to the family's household shrine.
TRADITIONAL VILLAGE OF TENGANAN (The villa is named after this village).
The "Bali Aga", or the pre-Hindu original people of Bali, only remain in a few isolated communities on the island, the most famous one being the village of Tenganan about ten minutes from Candidasa. The Bali Aga live in a walled community that enforces a strict separation between "pure" Bali Aga and the "fallen", who live outside the walls.
The village is open to tourists in the daytime, and offers a very different perspective on Balinese culture - the architecture, language and ceremonies retain the old pre-Hindu ways. Tenganan's most famous product is a fabric known as gringsing; wearers are said to gain magical powers from its use.
PURA LUHUR LEMPUYANG
Despite its relatively obscure status, the temple of Pura Luhur Lempuyang is one of Bali's most important religious places. As one of the island's nine directional temples, Pura Luhur Lempuyang “protects” the native Balinese from evil spirits coming in from the east.
The temple presents an interesting challenge to visitors: reaching the top takes an hour and a half of serious climbing. The temple at the top offers awesome views of Gunung Agung, framed by the temple gate.
WHITE SAND BEACH (PASIR PUTIH)
Five kilometres north east of Candidasa is Pasir Putih (White Sand Beach), one of East Bali's well-kept secrets. It's a five hundred metre long, isolated, beautiful, white sand beach fringed with coconut palms. There are a few warungs (small shop/restaurant) where you can enjoy breakfast/lunch or just a cool drink or ice cold Bintang and make use of their sunbeds and umbrellas. The waters are crystal clear and are great for snorkelling or just cooling off. A boat ride to get you here is recommended and you can take in some of the captivating coastline along the way.
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Warm winter getaways
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 12, 2015
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- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Alarm Clock
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Housekeeping Optional
- A/C or climate control
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Children's pool
- Secure parking space
- Stove or Oven
- Paper Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- 4 Dining chairs
- 5 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no