Surrounded by natural landscapes, Subak Tabola Villa offers a relaxing getaway with an outdoor pool, sun terrace and a restaurant. It boasts Balinese-style rooms with private terraces overlooking the mountains. Free Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas.
Balinese cooking classes have become increasingly popular as the island’s tropical cuisine gains wider appeal thanks to its rich ingredients, changeable spiciness levels for every palate, and fun preparation techniques. Courses are often packaged with early morning fish and farm market tours that let you discover the variety of fresh tropical sea creatures, meats, poultry, aromatic exotic spices and organically grown tropical fruits before your hands-on experience in recreating age-old traditional dishes – from satay varieties, fresh salad mixes with spicy sambal sauces and dips, to a range of healthy desserts. Here are Bali’s top spots that provide fun cooking courses for a different culinary experience, and from where you can bring home some exciting Balinese recipes and newly acquired skills.
By embracing the local communities of farmers, they promote the island’s cuisine and gives back to the locals. With a traditional Balinese-style kitchen complete with wood-fired mud brick stoves, they provide cooking classes that include more than just tours to local village markets. As a participant you also get to embark on mini adventures to exotic places off the beaten track, such as observing rice planting or ‘steering’ Balinese cows ploughing the rice fields, as well as cooking on an open fire.
Fitted with thatched roofs and Balinese décor, each room in Subak Tabola Villa is tastefully appointed with mosquito nets, flat-screen satellite TV and a seating area. A hairdryer and a fan are provided upon request. Bath and shower facilities are available in the en suite bathroom. The Subak Tabola Villa cooking class is a hands-on sensory experience on how to prepare and enjoy a variety of classic Indonesian dishes and Balinese food. You will learn how to use the many exotic herbs and spices used in everyday Balinese/Indonesian dishes and will travel to the local market to experience first hand the sights and smells of how these spices are made available. Participants will then actively help make these aromatic dishes.
About Subak Tabola:
In the eastern part of Bali, just one and a half hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport; Subak Tabola Villa rests in a valley close to the village of Sidemen, under the watchful eye of Mt Agung. This authentic Balinese style hotel is set in an unforgettable location with stunning views of the rice fields and Sideman valley. It comprises 11 guestrooms, including a family suite; an open-air restaurant and a swimming pool, all nestled within a lush tropical garden.
The open-air restaurant serves breakfast daily (included in your room rate) and lunch and dinner selections are available from our ala Carte menu of international, Thai and local Balinese favourites. At Subak Tabola Villa you will be received as friends and enjoy an unforgettable and authentic Balinese experience.
In house activities:
- Swimming pool – overlooking the valley
- 1 hour rice paddy and village trekking
- Shuttle service to Sidemen Village
- Recreation activities with additional charge:
- The Sukma Spa is available at our sister company, Surya Shanti Villa, located next door to Subak Tabola Villa. Sukma Spa features one double treatment pavilion with private facilities, a shower and a bathtub
- Village trekking and nature excursions
- Private meditation and Yoga
- Balinese cooking class
- Motorbike hire
Subak Tabola Villa is located at Sidemen village, east part of Bali. Simply designed in Balinese architecture surrounded by a marvelous view of rice field, valley view and Mt. Agung, a one and half hour drive from the airport.
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