Directly facing spectacular ocean sunsets, Taman Ahimsa retreat is a rare combination of sustainable luxury based on the Balinese philosophy, Tri Hita Karana, thus creating a harmony among Human, God and Nature to be experienced in this “Garden of Peace.” This eco-conscious ` retreat by the sea` is designed to enhance the gentle surroundings with the natural elements for a stay that is intended not only for a valuable holiday in Bali, but to create an organic, integral experience for contemplation, rejuvenation and nurturing among friends and family.
This stunning master bedroom accessed via a wooden bridge over a Balinese pond offers guests the ultimate of romance. This bedroom represents a combination of the yellow Solar-Plexus and the Crown Chakras, linking self esteem, intuition and a connection with spirit. Its graceful boat-shaped curves, combined with a high ceiling and 12 metre squared space graciously houses a 2.3 metre-wide bed and royal mosquitto net canape.
This master bedroom features handmade soft furnishings, a large dressing area with fitted wardrobes, air conditioning as well as a private terrace. The large ensuite semi open-air bathroom incorporates a slate paved floor and a bamboo ceiling, and is bordered by a lovely garden. This romantic bathroom is fitted with a huge hollowed out river rock tub, twin river rock washbasins, and a standing rain shower.
This large air-conditioned bedroom follows a violet color theme, representative of the Crown Chakra, meaning oneness with the infinite – peace and wisdom. The room is furnished with a super-king rattan bed and built-in wardrobes. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a terrazzo bathtub, river rock washbasin, and a walk-in rainshower. A TV room is positioned next to the bedroom and creates the feeling of a large suite. There are stunning panoramic views from the terrace. This is an ideal family area as it is linked to the bedroom next door by a charming bridge.
This air-conditioned bedroom has an oval roof reminiscent of the hull of a ship, with sliding glass doors at front and windows that wrap around the sides. It is furnished with a king size bed and follows a blue color theme representing the Throat Chakra and the expression of truth through the power of the spoken word. A round window behind the bed looks into the dressing room, and behind this is a bathroom with a recycled ironwood floor. The bathroom is fitted with an over sized terrazzo bathtub, a glass walled shower, and a river rock basin on a tamarind wood vanity stand. There is a sweet balcony at the front for private relaxation.
One enters Taman Ahimsa into a boat-like shaped bamboo façade living area with comfortable interior design of recycled wood furniture and Indonesian batik pillows. It is connected to a large dining area. This gracious living area is located in the main two-storey pavilion, which presides over the entire property.
There are two sitting areas facing the gardens and sea, one is an elevated section with two antique daybeds, a chair and a coffee table, while at the lower level are two long built-in couches facing the garden and sea, as well as a magnificent antique low table, created from an old wooden boat, complete with six chairs. On the other side of this level is an open-air deck, with a frangipani tree growing through the floor. Walls and ceilings in this building are lined with bamboo.
Swimming Pool Area
The freeform 20-metre swimming pool is lined with green Java stone, and bordered by an ironwood deck furnished with over-sized rattan sun beds and umbrellas. It employs a low-to-no chemical ozone system that is soft on the earth and gentle on the skin. There is a large poolside lounge area here with connecting second pool dining area with kitchen and sitting area – ideal for leisure breakfasts, lunches, afternoon tea and sunset gatherings. It also doubles as a yoga/martial arts studio. Two `bales` or relaxation pavilions are in this area for therapeutic massages that can be arranged with some of the best masseurs on the island.
The enchanting garden meanders down to the swimming pool and beach, via stone pathways. The rolling lawns are dotted with palms and punctuated with lily ponds and lanterns, fragrant flowering trees and giant taro leaves, creating a stunning garden of peace, `Taman Ahimsa,`where one can discover spaces created for retreat.
In a corner of the garden, immediately beside the beach, is a delightful elevated massage pavilion with antique wooden paneling, originally an old Javanese Joglo. This is one of several spots for a therapeutic massage, which can be arranged with a Balinese healer.
- Low Season USD $2500
- High Season USD $2700
- Peak Season USD $2900
Low season January 11 – June 30, October 1 – December 14
High season July 1-31, September 1-30, January 21-26 (Chinese New Year), April 4-11 (Easter Week)
Peak Season August 1-31, December 15 – January 10
Terms & Conditions
- Rate above is valid until 31 March 2013
- Max guests Standing = 50 pax, sitting dinner = up to 75 pax
- Function fee at one night villa rate
- Banjar fee at USD $500
- No fireworks allowed
- Minimum stay : 3 low, 5 high and 7 peak
- Prices are subject to 15% Tax and Service