Desa Seni offers unique accommodations in original antique wooden homes that have been refurbished and restored, offering all the modern comforts. Nestled in the middle of a rice field plantation in Canggu, Desa Seni is only a short stroll to the beach, ten minutes to the bustling hub of Seminyak and twenty minutes from the airport.
Widely regarded as one of the top yoga retreats in Bali, Desa Seni is the perfect place to recharge and revive, whilst enjoying the beautiful Bali scenery. Yogis of all standards can come to the retreat, where you can come as a day guest or stay in their eco village huts. Desa Seni give guests a holistically spiritual experience, be it at the organic restaurant serving homegrown produce, the Trimurti yoga studio or therapies at Svaathsaya wellness. Respecting their environment, Desa Seni strive for a sustainable community using recycled products from local sources, measures to minimise carbon footprint and using their land for organic farming for the restaurant
Desa Seni – The name means “art village,” and you could make a case that the village itself is the artwork here, offering its guests a little taste of Indonesian rural life — those rice fields that surround Desa Seni Yoga studio and retreat center aren’t just ornamental – those are real farmers hauling around bushels of grain. Desa Seni doesn’t just look like a traditional Balinese village, it is a sprawling assortment of original antique-style Indonesian houses, peaked roofs, stone walkways and all.
Each guest house is given a name, and the attention to details given to decorating the space can only be described as meticulous.
The gardens are enchanting, the energy of the entire place is simply breathtaking, and staff is incredibly friendly. Everyone is always smiling and pays a lot of attention to the “possible” needs each customer. So very professional. So very sweet. Beautiful on both the outside and inside, their graciousness is omni-present.
The Romance: There’s a rustic, old-world charm to Desa Seni’s 10 teak houses ($130 nightly), most of which were built over a century ago and relocated here from other Indonesian locales. Ceramic-tile or alang alang thatch roofs hover over rooms cleverly kitted out with artifacts–turned–household fixtures (towel racks made from weaving looms, night-lights from prayer boxes). After a candlelit Eurasian-style seafood dinner on your terrace, you can have a side-by-side couples’ massage at the on-site spa, or take a midnight dip in the saltwater pool.
The Location: Set in the middle of a working rice plantation in Canggu—25 minutes from Bali’s capital city of Denpasar—this eco-compound of antique Indonesian houses is surrounded by palms, tropical landscaping, and brilliant green rice fields.
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