"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

Accommodations

Accommodations

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.

Guest Services

Guest Services

Enjoy the privacy, character, and personal comfort of a private home with the amenities, guest services and high standards of a luxury hotel.

Comments

  • Beautiful villa! And wonderful staff who really made our stay here relaxed and enjoyable. Once we arrived we did not want to leave. This is Balinese paradise.
    Vancouver Canada, 2012

  • The second week of our Bali holiday has been spent in the spectacular Villa Ria and has been truly special. We have all had the most wonderful and relaxing time at the villa and around Ubud after a week in Seminyak which together have given us a taste of everything Bali has to offer. The food of the villa has been great.
    ― 2013