"The village of Sayan stretched along the top of a narrow ridge that ran up into the mountains. Every three days a crowded bus rattled down from the Chinese coffee plantations to den Pasar, choking and stalling as it climbed back again at night. The land I wanted lay at the end of the village, next to the graveyard, on the edge of a deep ravine. Far below ran the river; across the valley rice fields rose in terraces and disappeared in the coconut groves. Behind these ran the mountains of Tabanan, and far off to the south a triangle of sea shone between the hills. The land had once been terraced to grow rice, but now was covered with grass and shaded with coconuts. It descended in several steps to the edge of the cliff, where it dropped four hundred feet. From below came the faint roar of the river as it rushed among the rocks and stones."
― A House in Bali, Colin McPhee, 1944
Villa Ria Sayan is nestled into the natural hillside amongst fruit trees, tropical plants and flowers. The villa is furnished with Indonesian antique furniture and artifacts, hand woven textiles and local Balinese crafts.
Enjoy the privacy, character, and personal comfort of a private home with the amenities, guest services and high standards of a luxury hotel.
From the second we walked in the door we have felt relaxed and well cared for. The fabulous, green magical view was just what we needed. We're finding 8 days not enough as we sit pondering, just one more mind blowing view across the valley.
Our girls especially enjoyed the Tree Top Adventure and scenic drive up the mountain to get there; the nature with Sue (Bali Bird Walks), and the cultural/cooking class. Indus is just down the road and great for lunch and another magical view. We're leaving feeling refreshed and relaxed and already planning a trip back in the future. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. And a big thank you to the staff for making our stay so effortless and peaceful.
― San Francisco/Doha Qatar, 2014