With good friends from long time ago, we spend a week in Rangdu in one of the 6 villas. In the morning a fine breakfast was served (I ate bread), but the local food is also tempting. We conducted day trips to the beach at Lovina, to the waterfall at Munduk and the panoramic Lake Tamblingan. One afternoon we were guided by one of the local staff through the closeby rice fields, which gave us a unique view into the lifes of the happy Balinese people. The artistic village of Ubud is only 75 minutes away. Our transport was with a friendly and skillful, but not reckless local driver. Very pleasant in the dense traffic !
The local staff conduct a butler-like service, tailored to the demands and wishes of the guests. They are caring and show a heartwarming friendly hospitalty; much appreciated.
This was a brilliant other view in contrast to the more "confection"-like tourism that one encounters in southern Bali.
This residence is not likely for backpackers, but with a slightly colonial style touch, it offers a genuine rural sense of the other Bali; a bit more calm but nevertheless a great experience. Rangdu bravissimo, . . . I shall return,
Terima kasi, Frederik van der Putten
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gunung Paradise is an unique luxury boutique villa resort on top of a hill near North Bali coastline. Its beautiful natural environment (one of the greenest of all Bali) is reflected in the way the large villa gardens are shaped. Gunung Paradise comprises one main villa with 2 rentable units with 4+1 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The other villa comprises 3 bedrooms and one bedroom. Both villas offer our guests large outdoor roof covered terraces. So the total number of bedrooms sums up to 7+1. The main villa (Cempaka) has breathaking views to the Bali sea and the Mayong-Munduk valley. Villa Jepun is a garden- and poolview villa. A large (60m2) swimming pool with separate children pool completes the facilities. The top of the hill is 210 m above sealevel which results in a comfortable climate and temperature (max 30 in daytime and min 23 in the night).The resort is adopted by and in the community of Rangdu village what gives us and our guest a rare opportunity to enjoy authentic Balinese life. You can visit our neighbours, the local boarding school or take a guided walk in the village environment and ricefields. Or you can join a special Hindu ceremony with one of our fellow villagers when it occasionally happens. And still you are just 10 min from the beach by car and 20 min from Lovina beach a small touristic beach village with many hotels, restaurants and shops. And on top of that all we provide uncomparable private guest services that goes beyond your expectation. Whether it is the hospitality and personal care your private villa butler gives you or the all day healthy and tasteful meals and drinks we provide or the massages, the yoga class or the trips and tours that we especially designed for our guests. And for those who want to experience more what Bali has to offer on a more spiritual level we also have a few things to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gunung Paradise Retreat Rangdu, Bali