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The Locale

Villa Kavaya is located on a quiet road alongside two small rivers that meet at the back of the villa gardens in a spot that is sacred to local Balinese people. Listening to the sounds of nature surrounded by lush green countryside, you’ll feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of Canggu.

There are plenty of great local eateries to choose from in Pererenan, including the charming B’Good Café and the cute Red Salt Café with their excellent breakfast and lunch choices. For dinner, we’d recommend Pescado for sophisticated seafood, or JIB Fusion for tandoori.  Other popular surf, dining and party areas in Canggu, like Echo Beach and Jalan Batu Bolong, are less than ten minutes away by car.

The village of Pererenan is often described as ‘quintessentially Bali’. Surrounded by protected green belt land, endless rice fields dotted with family temples, this area north of Canggu has avoided most of the unbridled development that has affected some other parts of the island.

The result is a friendly and family-oriented environment that attracts locals, expats and visitors alike with peaceful hillsides, organic markets and secluded beaches. Pererenan has a strong sense of pride in its local environment and is considered a pioneering village when it comes to waste management and recycling.

Distances

Royal Sporthorse Bali
0.05 km
Echo Beach
0.80 km
Pererenan Beach
0.80 km
Batu Bolong
3 km
Finns Recreation Club
6 km
Tanah Lot Sea Temple
10 km
Seminyak Square
11 km
Kuta
17 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
20 km
Ubud
28 km

Things to Do

Villa Kavaya’s manager has plenty of information about local places of interest and tips on where to eat or drink, and can arrange transport or make bookings for you. In fact, many of the villa staff live locally and if you’re interested they’ll be happy to give you some interesting insights into many aspects of Bali life.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the varied activities on offer within easy reach of the villa.

Villa Kavaya is located next to Royal Sporthorse Bali, a private stable famous for its ‘natural horsemanship’ philosophy – a way of working with horses based on the animals’ natural instincts and methods of communication. Offering a kids pony camp, as well as village and beach riding tours, it promises a wonderful day out for the whole family.
Explore the scenic rice paddies of Pererenan and nearby rural villages such as Seseh by bicycle; a great way to get under the skin of the ‘real’ Bali. Stop off at a local warung (eatery) to sample some authentic Balinese fare.
Echo Beach with its dark volcanic sand and casual dining restaurants attracts a laid-back surfer crowd and is ideal for long walks. Due to its strong rip, the ocean is best left to experienced surfers.
Nearby Jalan Batu Bolong, considered the beating heart of Canggu, will spoil you for choice when it comes to eating out. For breakfast and lunch, sample the delicious vegan and vegetarian menu at Shady Shack, or indulge in the super-healthy breakfasts and smoothies at Betelnut Café. For dining we can recommend Koi which offers Japanese-style food with a hint of California, or The Slow for a sleek dining experience and delicious cocktails.
If you fancy a night on the town, head over to Batu Bolong Beach which in recent years has become a hotspot for the trendy millennial crowd. Don’t be fooled by its name and be sure to visit Old Mans for its infamous Wednesday night party, or enjoy watching a beautiful crowd dance the night away at The Lawn during the weekend.  
Villa Kavaya is a 20-minute drive from the famous sea temple of Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s most important temples, and also one of its most popular tourist attractions. You can expect a lot of people and camera phones if you visit during sunset, especially during peak holiday season. We advise visiting early in the morning (8-9am) when there are less people and you’ll have a much better chance to really experience the power of this sacred place.
Fashionistas, trendies and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques. There is a wide choice of fine dining, mid-range and cheap ‘n cheerful restaurants in Seminyak. Fine dining venues include Sarong, the famous Ku Dé Ta, Mama San, La Lucciola, Merah Putih, Sardine and Métis.
Play a round at the well-laid out 18-hole Bali Beach Golf Course in Sanur or the 85-hectare New Kuta Golf Course on the Bukit Peninsula, for fantastic ocean views.
Drive westwards to explore the charming Tabanan regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities. Or head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned temple – Pura Ulun Danu.
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