"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.
We couldn't have asked for a better ending to our Bali trip than our idyllic 4 days at Villa Ria Sayan. Our two boys won't soon forget the magnificent breakfasts looking at the Ayung River Valley, the afternoons reading in the bale and watching the brilliant blue of the Javanese King Fisher fly by, the days frolicking in the crystal clean pool or the abundance of frogs! We hope to see you again in the future.
Thank you so much for a relaxing and peaceful 4 days in Ubud. Hardly felt like leaving the villa. We enjoyed soaking in the natural rhythms of life from the pool and verandah with brilliant views across the gorge. Sublime! Wonderful care and service with a smile.
― Singapore, 2013