KEDUNGU BEACH - GREAT SURFING
This is the beach where it all began for us at Silversand Villa. The sand at Kedungu is original grey volcanic Bali sand and as the sun sets the light that's so characteristic for Bali dips the beach in a silver shimmer. Being touched by this effect gave us the idea for the name of our villa.
Early mornings and late afternoons are the best times to surf this stretch of Bali coastline. The beach breaks are suited to intermediates with softer peaks that are a good practice ground for beginners.This stretch of coastline doesn’t require very much swell to deliver good waves and is rarely visited by crowds.
Rent a board or take a surf class at Kedungu Surf School or contact their kids & beginner specialist Jambul directly.
When the waves get bigger we recommend heading to Canggu or just up the road to the long left point break of Medewi. Maybe you’ll stumble across some secret spots on your drive!
HORSERIDING AT KEDUNGU BEACH
Have you ever dreamt of riding on a tropical beach and having a stroll through the green and lush rice fields on horse back?
Kedungu Beach is lucky to have The Salty Cowboy Stables offering beach rides, riding lessons, horseback tours to Tanah Lot Temple and Horse Photo Shoots. The owner Simone and her grooms are super friendly, knowledgable and you're in for a fun time while safety is a big topic and riders of all levels are matched with the right horse.
Great for families: the Salty Cowboy Kids Club where kids get to help the Salty Cowboys take care of the horses and learn all horsey things, plus a 30 minute riding lesson in the arena or on the beach. On top of that the stables are half a zoo with a family of dogs, cats and chickens roaming about happy to get a cuddle from visitors. FB/saltycowboys or visit their website to book.
Tanah Lot is home to one of Bali’s holiest and most noteworthy temples. Perched on a rock the temple itself can only be accessed at low tide and plays host to many fascinating local ceremonies. A sunset photo opportunity at Tanah Lot is a must for Silversand Villa guests.
Apart from a stunning sight, Tanah Lot also has a souvenir market and a wide range of restaurants, warungs, coffee shops and gelaterias. It makes fro a great little outing from the villa as it's reachable via a beautiful walk through rice paddies or an easy 10 min drive along the road.
© CEphoto, Uwe Aranas
By I Ketut Raka Bujangga
WATER PARK, BOUNCE, BOWLING, FITNESS & KIDS CLUB
- FINN'S RECREATION CLUB
A nice family outing is a day at Finn's Recreation Club in Canggu, only 30 min drive away. Exchange the privacy of Silversand Villa for a day at this club which features Splash Waterpark, Kid's Cubby Club, Bounce Trampoline Centre, Strike Bowling and several restaurants and bars. While the kids play adults can hit the fitness studio, tennis courts or be pampered at the spa. Get the best of two worlds on your stay, the luxury and comfort of your private villa and 5* recreation facilities in easy reach when you feel like it.
DINING & SHOPPING - SEMINYAK / CANGGU / BERAWA
In just 15 minutes you can be in the heart of Canggu, Echo Beach and Berawa for one of the best dining, spa visit and small boutique shopping experience on the island. This up and coming area is home to some of the hippest bars in Bali. Amongst our favorites spots are Old Man's in Echo Beach and Finn's at Pantai Berawa.If you are chasing the hustle and bustle and one of the trendiest boutique shopping experiences in Asia Seminyak is a only a 25 minute drive away from Silversand Villa.
Our driver knows all the popular spots, from the incredible beach vibes of Potatohead to the sublime W Retreat & Spa, perennial dining favourite Barbacoa and Motel Mexicola to the coolest clubs on the block Shanghai Baby, Mirror and Woobar. .Visit the Silversand Villa Bali Restaurant & Shopping Guide on our blog and find your favourite spot! Or ask the friendly villa staff for more tips.
BALINESE COOKING CLASS IN TABANAN
Travel through the world of Balinese & Indonesian cooking and learn a beautiful, healthy menu cooked with fresh ingredients, perfect for any season. Think of gorgeous, delicious, exotic, fragrant, fresh herb flavored dishes with sweet & sour flavors to delight your family and friends. A perfect class to learn how to have a memorable and beautiful party which guaranteed will spice up your Dinner at your home. Silversand Villa guests enjoy a 10% discount and a pick up & return service at Mexx The Cooking School in Tabanan.
DIRT BIKE TOURS IN TABANAN
Thanks to its dense vegetation and high level of humidity, Tabanan is good to ride all year round. There are a range of tracks to suit all levels of experience, absolute beginners best ride at the beach, intermediates or advance can hit the Tabanan jungle. For more adventures Kintamani offers forrest or black lava rides. We recommend Bali Dirt Bikes for it's great instructors and equipment.
The artisan hub of the island, Ubud is the place to head to for a perfect day of shopping, spas and some of the best dining experiences to be found anywhere in the southern hemisphere. Yogabarn is where the yogi crew head to for the best yoga classes on the island whilst Locavore is arguably the island’s hottest dining experience. Mozaic is another firm favourite for foodies and if you’re keen to check out the raw dining scene then Alchemy is a must visit. There’s heaps to see in Ubud and it’s a perfect day out for all the family. Take a stroll around Monkey Forest then round off your day with a traditional Balinese dance. Nightly performances are held at the Royal Palace and Water Palace and shouldn't be missed.