Villa Puri Bawana rejoices in the richness of rural Bali, just two kilometres from the beach in surfer-hipster Canggu on Bali’s south-west coast. Bordered by a tree-lined river, the six-bedroom villa revels in an abundance of space both indoors and out. Gently sloping gardens blend with the surrounding rice fields and present a wonderfully romantic setting for a wedding. Even the curved infinity-edge of the 30-metre swimming pool follows the contour of the rice terraces, and – if the timing is right – guests will have the opportunity to plant some Balinese rice.
Crafted from indigenous Palimanan and Serai stone, and capped with alang-alang thatch, the villa is a marriage of traditional Balinese style and contemporary tropical design, while sacrificing nothing in terms of creature comforts. The villa comprises a series of pavilions, including a remarkable open-living space modelled on a Balinese wantilan (village meeting place), an elevated dining pavilion, a TV lounge, two kitchens and six bedrooms (including a purpose-built bunkroom which can accommodate five children). Guests are looked after by a team of friendly staff that includes a chef, a cook and an experienced villa manager.
Pergola-covered walkways and steps link the beautiful buildings, and guests will find plenty of private spots for peace and relaxation throughout the estate. Maximising the spectacular views and the natural light, and catching the cool breezes even at the hottest time of year, Puri Bawana offers a blend of air-conditioned comfort and tropical open-air living. The villa’s layout, location and room configuration make it an especially flexible holiday choice – an idyllic wedding venue but equally ideal for large family groups and groups of friends.