"This isn’t just a villa – it is a rural experience of sumptuous proportions. Staying here is a juxtaposition between Balinese village life and living like the Sultan of Brunei."
Sungai is one of Bali’s preeminent luxury villas with the sophistication, inclusions and full service of the finest hotel, but with the privacy and exclusivity of a private residence. This isn’t one of a complex of villas, not a villa within a hotel, but a truly private ‘one-off’. With the addition of the ‘Owner’s Villa’ (Sungai Gold), guests now have the option of another 3 king guest suites. Get to know Pamela and the rest of the fantastic staff personally as we reveal to you the ins and outs of Sungai with an up-close and personal account.
Set in a tranquil country village in the island’s south-west and surrounded by village temples, Cepaka (15 minutes from Canggu Beach) is still only a quick sprint from Seminyak. The staff to guest ratio is amazing and the customer service philosophy is benchmarked against the most exclusive boutique chain in the world. To find out about our Villa Sungai and Sungai Gold deals and rates have a browse through our current prices below:
We like to think of ourselves as a luxury private villa with a difference. There is no reception desk, lobby or bellboys. Sungai and Sungai Gold are designed to create the impression that guests are staying in a private residence. They have been born from a desire to create the most exceptional hospitality experience for the world’s most discerning travellers. One where the setting inspires, where the design respects and enhances the surroundings, and where there is a genuine care for service, comfort, style, and attention to detail.
Sungai means river, and this exceptional resort is set on the bank of a small one in the tiny village of Cepaka. You’re in the real Bali here. The natural sounds and rhythms remind you that you are in the jungle. Listen to the wildlife quietly murmuring and chattering in the background over the subtle lilt of the flowing river below. You have the sensation of sailing on the canopy of green which comforts you as you sink into an utterly relaxed state.
Unwind and enjoy – Sungai is committed to offering privacy, care and relaxation to our customers that is beyond compare.
Sungai is world class. It epitomises a very personal and tailored experience. Residing at Sungai brings together the quality and service of a top 5 star hotel but with no other guests. The unforgettable memories created by the Sungai experience are intertwined with the magic of the location, exquisite cuisine, flawless service and immaculately appointed guest rooms.
Our personal care can be extended to…
Children friendly activities and services (See below)
An around-the-clock chauffeur for touring, shopping and nightclubbing
Your personal PA/concierge
These are only a taste of the defining features you can expect during your stay. The resort is divided in two, and you can book the entire resort [sleeps 12 to 17 (with children) or just part (from 1 guest)]. Regardless, bespoke service and exclusivity are paramount.
It’s available for exclusive-hire only, with a 24-hour butler, chefs, chauffeurs and a team of staff to spoil you. Book the three-suite main Villa Sungai or its smaller sister the two-bedroom, couple-friendly Sungai Gold (aka the ‘Owners’ Villa’); or take over both (‘Sungai Platinum Residence’) for the ultimate glam escape.
Whilst the setting, facilities and the many luxury inclusions are noteworthy, it is the staff that make Sungai truly outstanding. The team is led by Made (pronounced Mah-day), who also acts as your personal concierge who seamlessly alleviates you of planning and logistics. The team has genuine personal and professional service down to an art, and provide the perfect balance of friendliness, care, charm and grace.
The service begins the moment you step off the plane with the VIP airport butler service and the chauffeured transfers that whisk you to the villa where the chefs and staff are dedicated to you alone. We aim to offer a guest experience that is intimate and discreet while providing the highest level of service, exceptional but not intrusive or invasive.
Sungai is renowned for its impeccable service and astonishing food. Having bagged a slew of awards as a top villa over a decade, this luxe retreat in Cepaka village on the west coast has a covetable reputation.
3 x Winner of Luxury Travel’s GOLD LIST as ‘Best Overseas Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge’
After placing second to Huka Lodge NZ in 2009, ahead of Como Shambala and a couple of Amans, SUNGAI BALI topped the Luxury Travel’s GOLD LIST as ‘Best Overseas Boutique Property, Villa or Lodge’ in 2010, 2011, and then again in 2013. Amongst the Top Ten properties that year were Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy and the New Zealand lodges: Huka, Blanket Bay, Kauri Cliffs and Matakauri.
More about Bali Villa Sungai
The venues are designed so the beauty of the environment dominates while providing layers of well-appointed luxury. Off-white terrazzo, traditional Balinese thatched roofing and vast ceilings complimented by palimanan stone floors, custom-made lime-washed and waxed furniture, large mirrors, khaki upholstered sofas and four-poster daybeds.
The guest rooms are deliberately minimal and a little understated, but modern comforts and deluxe touches have not been overlooked. Monochromatic and with an edited selection of furnishings, they provide comfortable spaces for retreat with not a single piece of dark mahogany Bali-style furniture in sight.
The overall vibe of your personal villa is white, bright and Armani, featuring…
Bespoke white washed teak furniture
The finest white linens and softest bath sheets
Khaki and white striped Turkish pool towels
A combination of Chopard and customised natural toiletries.
Rooms can be opened to allow a breeze where tuberoses and frangipani blossoms are gently perfuming the air, giving them the feel that the villa was carved right into a slice of the jungle. Sungai has the style to be anyone’s cup of tea. It’s not tasteless or overflowing with gadgets, and it could work equally well for a celebratory group holiday or one seeking a little relaxing downtime.
Chauffeured 8-seater vehicle (petrol at guests’ cost)
Evening canapés on your first night
Daily full breakfasts (à la carte)
[All other meals charged at cost of ingredients only. No shopping/preparation mark-ups.]
Unlimited bottled water in bedrooms and all dining areas
Chopard and bespoke natural bathroom products
Rooms serviced twice daily including turn down during dinner
Laundry and pressing
All-day imported teas (including TWG), Nespresso and Bali’s famous local coffee
Driver/tour guide for up to 8hrs per day, thereafter a charge will be made per 4hrs or part thereof.
Late check-out to suit flights unless there is a new check-in on that day (when an 11:00am check-out is required)
If the date is still available a late check-out can be guaranteed by payment of 50% of the daily published rate for check-out to 6pm (100% to suit late night flights).
11 miles drive from Bali (Denpasar).
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