Tourist accommodation located near the beach or on the outskirts of towns are indeed commonplace, however, hideaways perched over lakes, gardens, and sea are rarer. The Garuda Villa owned by Anak Agung Gede Arnawa is just that. Located in Wanagiri Village, Sukasada, Buleleng visitors are sure to be pleased with their stay.
Arnawa and his wife Dewa Ayu Alit Arianu manage the villas that are located on Lakes Buyan and Tamblingan, above the Bedugul Botanical Garden, near the Town of Singaraja and looking out over Lovina Beach. Guests can enjoy diverse views from the villa, including the sunrise from the villa balcony. Garuda Villa has located approximately 73 km from the airport, 29 km from Lovina Beach, and 9 km from Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Bedugul Botanical Garden.
With a perfect combination of Balinese, European, American and South Caribbean architecture these mountain villas look elegant and offer something different away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The villa comes with various room categories, ranging from two-room suites, two deluxe rooms, two family rooms, and two standard rooms with a swimming pool.
Villa Garuda has high standards, rated as a 5- star accommodation, it includes hot water, television with cable TV network with over 240 channels including movie star. “However our iconic channel is BaliTV”, he added.
The Garuda Villa also features meeting facilities. “We are the place with an outdoor meeting venue. Out rooftop facility can accommodate 40 people”, explained Arnawa. They also provide an optional indoor meeting venue in their restaurant that can seat 26 people. Their message. Massage spa is worth noting and other facilities include free Wi-Fi, and Garuda Villa also organizes wedding events.
The average length of stay is 1 -2 nights with guests having the option of many activities including a cooking class, medium and long distance cycling, trekking to see the gardens as well as carving either fruit or wood. “We also offer the option of canoeing, cycling with our trekking tours”, he added.
The villas are well managed by Arnawa and his wife Ayu with rooms occupied throughout all month. About half their guests are European and the other half Indonesia as their room rates are quite competitive. “ I want local people especially Balinese people to enjoy first, then foreigners”, said Arnawa.
The villas have a family concept aimed at making guests feel at home and indeed most guests return time and again. BaliTV’s Bali Channel Tourist TV has been helping with promotion for Villa Garuda as well as Traveloka.com and Booking.com, along with cooperation with travel agents in Bali.
“We give priority to doing a promotion with existing resources but in the future, of course, we plan to cooperate with travel agencies in Bali and other parts of Indonesia as well as travel agents overseas”, he added.