If you want to experience how it might feel to live in a Balinese village, you have to stay at Segara Village Hotel located at Sanur Beach. The Segara Village Hotel began as a ten bungalow homestay, but has since been expanded and embraced a ‘village’ theme. The hotel is still managed by the original founder’s descendants who have carefully maintained their preceptor’s vision for the place.
The rooms are set in the midst of a well manicured garden, traditional Balinese statues and even a small temple for company. This place is perfect for those who prefer peace and quiet and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The rooms at Segara Village Hotel have traditional Indonesian furnishings. The décor is quite minimalist but this does not mean that the rooms are not comfortable. There are 117 rooms in the hotel which are divided into four types – Deluxe Double rooms, Bungalows, Family Bungalows and Special Bungalows at the Segara @ Village 2. Each room comes with satellite TV, tea or coffee maker and a mini bar. The bungalows are quite spacious and well maintained, perfect if you are traveling with family.
Segara @ Village 2 is a collection of bungalows, each comes with its own private pool. The bungalows are inspired by Bali’s famed artistic heritage and are well designed for privacy. Receive club benefits when you opt for Segara @ Village 2. From daily breakfast, afternoon tea to evening canapés, you are spolit with choices to eat! You will also get direct beachfront access to the ocean
Le Pirate Restaurant serves a twist to the classic Indonesian favorites. Have your dinner by candlelight and savour the cuisine brought to you by the culinary team showcasing the best of local produce. Set against blossoming frangipani trees, Minami by the Beach is a premier Japanese restaurant serving contemporary Japanese cuisine. Start your evening with a glass of sake-tini and plateful of fresh sashimi.
Looking for something more casual? Head to The Deck, Sanur’s famed beachfront restaurant. Built on a wooden patio, it serves high quality beach fare, complimenting its surrounding of palm trees and sand. Perfect location for lunch or dinner.
With its backdrop of glass lanterns and wrought iron accents, Byrd House Lounge, is the place to start an unforgettable night. There is an extensive menu ranging from grilled items, tapas to wood-fired pizzas. The resident mixologist highly recommends the Soviet Skylark. It is made of vodka, fresh ginger, topped off with soda and blended with lime.
Spa at Segara, the resort’s resident spa is located next to the Byrd House Lounge. It offers many relaxing spa treatments including reflexology. Once your husband or boyfriend is off surfing or playing ping pong and the kids are busy in the pool, you can set out for the spa and get rejuvenated
The help desk can also arrange for you to participate in other exciting outdoor activities on the beach such as windsurfing, jet skiing, parasailing and sailing. If you want to go fishing in the ocean, that can be arranged as well. You can also request for a local market tour or cooking lessons. Other activities at the hotel includes weekly cultural evenings featuring traditional Balinese music and dance.
Segara Village Hotel is located just 30 minutes from Ubud town (by car). Ngurah Rai International Airport isroughly 40 minutes away. The hotel is located close to Sanur beach which is quite popular. So getting here is not a problem at all. Ask your cab driver to take you to Sanur beach. Once you reach Sanur beach, you can ask any local for the hotel and they will point you in the right direction.
If you feel like visiting nearby tourist spots, there are many in and around Sanur. For art and history, visit the Le Mayeur Museum. The Museum will give you interesting info on Balinese history and culture.
You don’t have to restrict yourself to Sanur beach. There are several other beaches nearby like Cemara Beach and Sindhu Beach that you can visit. Patal Temple is also quite famous in the area (ask for Benos Restaurant because the temple is close to the restaurant).