We arrived at night into Denpasar airport and Ketut picked us up and drove us an hour or so to Ubud. When we arrived Nyoman said to us "You are home now." I shrugged this off as just a polite pleasantry but when the sun arose and we saw our tremendous surroundings and began to met the other gracious staff and locals (that visit the pool and outdoor bar) we began to understand the phrases significance.
There are 3 villas and a restaurant and bar area that surround a beautiful infinity pool. We stayed in Villa #3 which it next to a rice padi as is #2. I believe #1 has an obscured view of the padi and is closer to the pool, bar and restaurant so noise may be a slight issue but when we were there only a couple of people 'might' be at the bar late. The bar was frequented by a few expats and it was a great way to be introduced to Bali's culture from the eyes of a long term and short term expats.
Our favourite night was when Nyoman took us to an Indonesian Rock/Bluegrass cover band and we met more people from around Ubud. An unique experience that is sometimes difficult to find on your own.
During the day we used the services of Ketut and his 4WD and did many day trips with him around Bali. It was cheap and he is an extremely nice fellow. We enjoyed his company so much that on our last day in Bali we used he services again but this time we insisted that he joined us for dinner on the beach at Jimbaran Bay and we learnt more about his life and had a few laughs. I was touched by him saying that he would remember this for the rest of his life as will we.
We look forward to returning soon. Thank you for taking care of us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Room rate is US$80 to US$95 per room per night ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sugars Villas Hotel Ubud
- Sugars Villas Ubud, Bali