The locale

Villa Bangkuang is located on the edge of Seseh, a traditional Balinese village. The village borders a stretch of volcanic black sand beach that is merely 300 metres away from the villa. Hipster haven Canggu lies 9km away by road that has the same distance as the sacred sea temple Tanah Lot further up the coast.

This quiet village follows the traditional generations-old rhythm of rural life focused on community, culture and rice cultivation. It’s like turning back the clock to times forgotten. The village is now gently absorbing the opening of chic cafes and eateries, as well as a yoga retreat and wellness centre all without impacting its old-world charm, and a mere five-minute walk from the villa.

  • Seseh Beach
    0.40 km
  • Udara Yoga
    0.60 km
  • Horse Ride Pererenan
    1.90 km
  • Tanah Lot Sea Temple
    3.70 km
  • Jati Luwih Rice Terraces
    30 km
  • Handara Golf
    44 km

Things to do

The villa is well positioned for a wide range of activities and excursions within easy reach of Seseh, and the Villa Manager is happy to advise on places of interest, share local insights and insider information, arrange transport or make any bookings.

Here are some ideas to whet the appetite:

  • Stroll along the black sand beach a five-minute walk away, wander the rice fields surrounding the village, or explore the area on horseback with Bali Equestrian Centre. There’s always time for a fresh juice at a local warung or barista coffee at one of the chilled cafes springing up in the area.
  • Join a yoga class at Udara Bali a few minutes walk away, then be tempted by their wellness programme that includes sound healing, Watsu (aquatic bodywork) or hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
  • While Seseh Beach is not suitable for swimming due to strong currents, there are some family-friendly beaches a short drive away, as well as a choice of beach clubs in the area such as Finns and Mari in Canggu.
  • Make a pilgrimage to the ancient sea temple of Tanah Lot rising above the wave-lashed ocean on its craggy outcrop. Or if you prefer a quieter scene off the tourist trail, visit the sea temple Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus in Cemagi half the distance away.
  • Within a single day trip you can experience some of Bali’s most majestic landscapes, including the rolling World Heritage rice terraces of Jati Luwih, the Batukaru mountain range, and Bedugul’s lake Bratan with its photogenic Pura Ulan Daun Temple.
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