Songket or sungkit means “to hook” in English, so let yourself be hooked by the quiet serenity that the Villa Songket offers. This gorgeous, incredibly value-for-money 3-bedroom villa provides a tropical oasis for guests from all over the world – a place to unwind and relax after dealing with the outside noise. This serenity, combined with the beautiful Balinese elements incorporated in every inch of the villa, allows for one of the finest vacations that you could ever have in the tropical paradise. In this article, we will share more reasons to stay at the peaceful Villa Songket.
6 Reasons to Enjoy a Serene Bali Vacation at Villa Songket
1. A serene escape
Villa Songket is your escape from the hustle and bustle of the city as it is situated in the quiet, residential neighbourhood of Umalas. This 2-storey villa offers guests a tranquil vacation – a nice place to recharge and refresh their minds, and yet the buzzing scene of Seminyak and Canggu are just a drive away in case you wish to meet and bond with other tourists.
2. Unwind in a dreamy tropical oasis
You will be immediately transported into a whole new world the moment you walk through the carved wooden gates of Villa Songket. This is because the villa is designed in a way that allows guests to find a restful area anywhere they are inside, be it under a large umbrella on a pool lounge or on a relaxing Balinese day bed.
Take a dip in the 11-metre emerald Java stone pool, which is canopied by frangipani and palm trees from the villa’s lush tropical gardens. It is the perfect escape from the sun’s heat! The villa is also equipped with fibre optic internet service and a Bose Bluetooth speaker, so you can blast all your favourite songs while you float around the pool.
What’s great about the beautiful pool is that it has a little shallow pool area, which is absolutely perfect for our little kids. Ally definitely enjoyed splashing water there! They even provided various floats for our children, which was a great addition.
You may also opt to relax on the villa’s upstairs balcony. From there, you’d have the best view of the villa’s pool and gardens! Perhaps order a drink, read a book, and just laze away through the day.
3. Live like royalties in their songket-clad space
Villa Songket is named after a beautifully-woven traditional textile in the brocade family, which was originally reserved for the royalties in Indonesia. Songket fabric is a rich mix of metallic and coloured cotton or silk thread, resulting in a shimmering effect. And just like how Songket is created with a beautiful mix of two elements, the entire villa is clad with unique Balinese decors mixed with some modern elements and conveniences.
All rooms in the villa are dominantly decorated in white, with jewel tone touches reflecting the vibrant tropical hues outside. As for the Balinese elements, you’d see traditional carved stone statues and other artefacts all over the villa! And of course, the villa’s namesake – songket fabric The bedrooms have songket fabric draped all over the bed (orange songket for the Orange Room, blue songket for the Aqua Room, etc.), making the villa look really beautifully eclectic.
We also love how the villa consists of many outdoor bathrooms. Taking a quick shower amidst nature feels refreshing, and definitely increased the tranquillity of the place for us.
4. Be spoilt by their friendly and attentive staff
Aside from the ambience, what made our stay really relaxing was the villa’s incredible staff, especially Wayan the villa manager. All of them were extremely kind, courteous, and very reliable, always going above and beyond to assist us with our ever need. They were always smiling too, which made us feel even more welcomed.
When we almost lost the villa umbrellas, Wayan was doing his best to contact our Gojek driver and reach out to his contacts in Gojek. Thankfully we recovered them, but still, we really appreciated his efforts!
5. Explore a gastronomic haven in the surroundings of Villa Songket
Foodies, rejoice! Villa Songket is just moments away from a myriad of highly regarded restaurants like Sarong, Metis, Ku De Ta and Manu, so feel free to let your tastebuds explore the best food that Bali has to offer. The staff gave us a list of all their recommended dining destinations (from fine dining restaurants to famous warungs and cafes!) and we liked how they also included info on what to expect cost-wise. We liked the nearby restaurants and cafes such as Dua Umalas, Nook, and Pison Coffee (you absolutely have to try their squid ink fried rice).
If you wish to have a quiet night at the villa, you may just ask the staff to help you in ordering takeaways from the nearby restaurants. You may also ask them to arrange a chef to visit the villa and prepare your dinner right in front of you!
6. A magical experience for the whole family
Villa Songket can accommodate up to 6 guests only, which is just perfect for a small family. The staff can help to provide you with a newborn baby mattress that comes complete with a mosquito net for your little tot. If you have more requests, feel free to contact the staff as they can also help you find a baby cot, as well as find a reputable baby sitting service in case you want to spend some quality time with your partner. Pool fence can also be arranged to ensure that your little one can splash around in the pool safely.