Article in ‘The Bud’ magazine, Issue 26
A 5-minute drive from central Ubud. up a private road in Peliatan et voila! you’re in amongst endless rice fields and rural communities. For those craving this idyllic landscape of Ubud‘s past. but not wishing to forgo any downtown action. Villa Sabandari is ideal… well. more than ideal.
Named after his wife’s last name. Sabandar. the Belgium owner has poured his heart. soul and copious attention to detail in this luxurious six-bedroom hideaway. opened January. 2010.
Resembling a modern Balinese compound. the two. double storey villas and two ground floor rooms. spacious open-air pavilion living
room area and slick spa all frame a striking infinity-edge pool. overlooking surrounding rice fields and coconut palms.
The beautifully appointed rooms are contemporary Balinese with a slew of thoughtlully provided amenities (although. bar one
room. no TVs). open-air tropical rain showers and use at top-notch Indonesian natural materials, like Suar woods and
All have spacious porches and temptingly comfy daybeds. perfect to enjoy the generous complimentary breaklasts and alternoon teas. Hands-on owner Dirk also provides guests with free mountain bikes, WiFi access. 15-minute welcome massage at the spa and, for those that can tear themselves away. a personalized shuttle service into town.
Note that in this peaceful rural setting families with children are not encouraged.