SUARA AIR Luxury Villas: Exquisite Solitude in the Ubud Countryside

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It was my first visit to Ubud, the lovely artist town in the Bali heartland, and I knew it would be beautiful.

I did, however, not expect to be so charmed by the lovely accommodation I found along the way: Suara Air Luxury Villas in the picturesque village of Benjar Melayang.

Blissfully untouched by modern tourism and yet only 10 min. from Ubud centre, this was the perfect location to enjoy some quiet time amidst lush greens and exquisite beauty.

Whispers of Water….

“Suara Air” means “whispers of water” and refers to the two small rivers surrounding the property.

It is peaceful and quiet here – utmost solitude – in fact, after entering the main gate…..

suara air entrance sign

….you continue along a small pathway for a while….

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…across a bridge….

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….over a waterfall….

Luscious Green Jungle at Suara Air

…along lush green rain forest….

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…until you reach the second entrance sign, this time to the main villa:

Suara Air Luxury Villas entrance

Upon entering, you are greeted with this amazing view…..

Luxury vilas in Ubud

A gorgeous pool, facing lush green jungle, anchored by the main building housing 3 luxury suites.

luxury pool

Suara Air Main Building

Suara Air pool

And it gets better:

3 pool villas, each with their own manicured garden surrounded by a hedge for utmost privacy.

This is the walkway leading to the villas:

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A Pool Villa in the Rice Fields…

And this is the beautiful villa I stayed in:

Suara Air Pool Villa

Immaculate beauty and my own private pool.

pool villa suara air

The villas feature a living room with couch, flat screen TV and an exit onto a private terrace….

beautiful luxury sofa

Pool Villa

…followed by a gorgeous bedroom with bathtub, shower and 2 sinks, marvelously integrated into the design.

Bedroom at Pool Villa

luxury sink

bathtub

bedroom view Suara Air

corner-table

suara air villa writing desk

Balinese styles blended perfectly with modern amenities….

Roof Suara Air villas

Here is my video of the experience:

luxury garden

The private terrace where meals can also be served:

terrace at dusk

terrace at night

breakfast at the pool

Breakfast is included in the room rate and prepared by the staff. There is no restaurant on site, but food can be ordered from a local restaurant and delivered to your villa. There is a wide selection of different food options and the quality is excellent.

A Walk in the Ricefields

Suara Air offers a number of activities and day trips as well as a free shuttle into Ubud and my second day started with a morning walk through the rice fields led by the manager of the property – Komang, whose family also lives in the local village.

a walk in the rice fields around ubud

rice fields around Suara Air, Ubud

a walk in the rice fields

pathway through the rice fields around Ubud

rice fields around ubud

rice fields

It was beautiful!

On our way back we passed through the village and Komang invited me into his house to meet his daughters and mother and see how a traditional Balinese family lives.

komang with daughter

A very authentic, beautiful experience – so very different from the usual tourist attractions in the crowded South.

Ubud Village

In the afternoon, I had the free shuttle take me into Ubud. A lovely little town filled with picturesque side streets, shops and art galleries – and surprisingly pleasant despite the large number of tourists there.

Ubud downtown

Ubud downtown

Ubud downtown

Ubud downtown

Warm and Friendly Staff

The Balinese staff at Suara Air are wonderful and go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Everything is lovingly upkept and prepared, and the guest’s happiness is the utmost priority.

I’m always touched by how warm and welcoming Balinese people are, and Suara Air was another beautiful example of that characteristic.

Conclusion

I’m excited I found this beautiful little place!

If Ubud is one of your choice destinations and you prefer not to be around the tourist crowds, Suara Air will be a perfect choice for you! Close enough to Ubud to easily go in anytime you want to, but far enough away to enjoy the beautiful country side – and some real Balinese lifestyle.

SassyZenGirl Score: 9.6

Location: 10/10

Uniqueness: 10/10

Accommodation: Pool Villa 10/10

Pool: 10/10

Restaurant: 10/10

Staff: 9/10

Activities: 10/10

Wifi Speed: 7/10

Zen Factor: 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 9.5/10

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