Two nights wasn't enough at Desa Seni, and you know you're having a great time in a place when you don't even consider leaving the resort. For two days and two nights there was nothing that tempted me out of the gates of Desa Seni! My room was at the back, so lovely and quiet and the resident yellow bellied lizard kept me company as he sunbathed on the slabs while I worked. I found this a great place to edit and write, the staff always know exactly when you might need something and when to leave you alone. I loved all the guys, they always had one of those beautiful Balinese smiles to share and nothing was too much trouble.
The food at Desa Seni is some of the best, if not the best, I've had in Bali, and I've lived in Ubud for 7 months. The Kadek salad in particular was so fresh... they grow a lot of their produce around the resort in the organic garden. I was interested in the eco-friendly aspect of this place and it doesn't disappoint. You won't find any plastic, each room has its own water cooler and glasses, the gorgeous-smelling shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are filled up in their own lovely bottles... the list goes on.
The swimming was great and the colourful loungers were very comfy. There was hardly anyone using the pool or pool area when I was there so I was able to read my book and watch the birds. I just love the feel of this space, it has a great energy. Like I said, I didn't leave for two days as the food was the best food I've had anywhere, and also, Anna's yoga class was great. The yoga studio is stunning, you feel like you're in a Balinese fitness commercial with that scenery. The whole place looks like a Tim Burton movie set at night too, with its colourful lamps lighting the little stepping stone pathways. The frogs are just an added bonus to the atmosphere.
I found the WIFI connection here very strong in my room. There's no WIFI in the main restaurant I don't think, but that's fine. I watched a few movies from my comfy bed. There's a free movie library I think, though I took some of my own and used the DVD player. The TV could maybe have been a bit bigger, but really that's a silly thing to note because you shouldn't be watching TV in a place like this, haha!
I love the free mosquito repellent that was in my room, all natural and it really worked. You can buy it in the little shop on site, as well as clothing. I bought some yoga pants so I could take Anna's class, so now when I wear them I'll think of my two days in fairy land!
Thanks Desa Seni, I'll be back.
- Also Known As:
- Desa Seni, a Village Hotel Canggu
- Desa Seni, A Village Resort Bali/Canggu