Not many of us know what it really means to be on a vacation. Is it merely about booking a room in a luxurious resort, having some bites at a fancy restaurant, sitting by the beach with a glass of cocktail in hand or just enrolling for a guided day tour with a travel agency? Vacation is a lot more than that. It is a time to set your mind free, plunge into soulful thinking, absorbing the beauty of nature and letting go of all inhibitions. The place can be far away from home, or sometimes, it can also be a spot in your very own hometown. Wherever it might be, the essence of vacation is to explore and be adventurous to the core; something which we are deprived of in our mundane life.
Speaking about the destination, Bali is blessed with everything that one could wish for on a vacation. From gorgeous mountains and volcanoes, breath-taking crater lakes and dense green jungles, lush rice fields and spectacular beaches, to the fairy-tale-like waterfalls, and the list goes on. This island presents itself as a modern paradox because its ancient and traditional culture is still very much alive amidst modern living. While the basic conservatism of the Balinese people has enabled them to preserve many of their ancient customs, culture and religion, it has never hindered the acceptance of the new and innovative modern technological advancement.
If you are one of those people who can’t live far from the beach but still around the green field, Tabanan regency is the right fit for you. The area has an actual twilight buzz for honeymooners, leisure travellers and hidden spot hunters. Famed for its magnificent rice paddies and pristine natural scenery, the area maintains the feel of the real Bali and attracts travellers looking for an off the beaten path experience. For those who surf, the coastal area even offers some impressive surf breaks.
Where to Stay
Reinterpreting Balinese style for modern travellers, Amarta Beach Retreat will let you experience humble and healthy country life. Located at the beachfront of a black-sand Pasut Beach, the property features a collection of private villas suited to many palates. The Ocean Villa, Garden Suite, Garden Villa and Ocean Suite are all available for any holidaymakers. Be rest assured you can savour a romantic yet understated environment within the walls of your own private space. The next thing you need to do is to relax and let nature deliver you pleasure!
Take a quick tour around the property and be dazzled! Be greeted with the spacious and attractive garden view with a backdrop of the rolling waves that will certainly add a therapeutic essence. Take a scenic waltz along the black-sand beach, and you’ll find no one as if you own the beach. Walk a bit further to experience the bucolic village life of Tabanan. The rolling rice fields surround the property, with a view of the epic Mount Batukaru, are just across the way.
To treat your tummy, the culinary team provides Indonesian flavours and international favourites. Bursting with local and global flavours, this all-day dining restaurant is the ideal place for romantic dining or family gathering. Not only à la carte Indonesian and international dishes, but you can also try their chef’s speciality, ‘Megibung’, a mixture of different dishes on a single huge plate.
Highly recommended for those who want to experience the ancient Balinese family dining, a Megibung treat can give a real ‘kick’ to your tummy! When it comes to sampling the true Balinese flavours, this was it! All the dishes are stuffed with local spices and steamed. The meats are soft in texture and tasted deeply piquant, while the vegetables bring a perfect balance in the mouth. Relish its taste, its succulent delicacy; the dish will dance across your palate with a symphony of flavours.
Get yourself a morning trek around the property. Balinese village offers you the most appealing environment to explore during your vacation. You will definitely enjoy the lovely surroundings on your way. You will be greeted with exceptional landscapes and fields inhabited by colourful flora and fauna and most of all, the friendly locals. This is highly recommended if you don’t want to miss the amazing scenery of rice fields or the beach while breathing in the fresh air.
Experience Bali’s country life with learning and excitement. There is so much to acquire about our authentic culture that will enlighten you and broaden your knowledge and skills. Traditional farming is the very wealth of rural life in Bali. You can watch the locals with their crops and enjoy their great accompany. You will love the spectacular view of the rice fields while getting involved in the customary farming techniques. Getting yourself filthy is not a problem for you can take a refreshing wash by the streams like the locals. Have a taste of their homemade food and drinks. Witness their creativeness while listening to their local stories and hymns.
Canang Sari Making can also be arranged by the team at Amarta Beach Retreat. Canang Sari is one of the daily offerings that can easily be seen in the Balinese temples, on the small shrine in the houses and on the ground as a symbol of thankfulness to a specific Hindu deity. The process of making these mini hampers represents the self-sacrifice of the Balinese people to their Gods.
Make Every Second Count
Amarta Beach Retreat offers a complete package of absolute relaxation, comfort and adventure that you always want to experience during holidays. It’s not enough to live on to your imagination only. You deserve a life-changing treat like this.