It will turn romantic and memorable along the lifetime. The Santi Mandala Villas & Spa is one of the appropriate venues for a romantic pre-wedding and honeymoon. Natural scenery on offer is so beautiful when entering the villa area located across the river. Splashing of river water emanates the impression of peace and cool atmosphere for any happy couple. In addition, many other reasons and uniqueness make it a suitable venue to immortalize the blissful moment. Director of Sales, Nyoman Srijasa, said the villa was often be booked by newlyweds. Moreover, the place was also selected as the location of pre-wedding photo session and video clip shooting.
“There are many interesting angles of the villa such as the view of the temple directly facing the villa, swimming pool overlooking the river view, typical villa building applying traditional Balinese architecture, wooden bridge, reservoir and views of runoff from natural rock cracks,” he explained. Characteristic of this villa, explained Srijasa, was the aura of villa looking to integrate with the surrounding nature. Landscaping garden of the villa was embellished with lotus tree, frangipani, croton, taro and many kinds of grass growing well and neatly. Roof of the villa also gave classical impression because it was made from the nice arrangement of reeds.
“Our villa has totally 27 rooms where 7 of them have a combination of classic design and modern interiors,” he said. Every guest coming, said Srijasa, was not just staying. They could also join some guest activities such as cooking class, painting and Balinese dance. For painting activity, they would be taught directly by a real Balinese painter, while the dancing class would be guided by hotel staff.
In addition to classes, he added, there were also cycling and yoga retreat. The cycling activity was divided into sessions. Firstly, the morning cycling took the route around the area of Sukawati and Tegenungan for two hours. Then, another cycling was made at sunset time with the route around the rice fields. While the yoga taught here was the Asanas. At that time, villa guests could take a free yoga guided by an experienced instructor.
Srijasa added that for those wishing to find out a romantic venue with the beloved one, this venue could be one of the references. However, to arrive at the villa located at Batuan village, Sukawati, Gianyar, travelers were advised to ask local people or take a tour guide because it passed through rural area. “Now, our main market shares consist of guests from Australia, France, the Netherlands and China. Meanwhile, domestic travelers are mostly from Jakarta,” he added. (BTN/Ocha)
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