The Zen Villas
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... a sip to prove it is amazingly fresh water.
Onshore temples include the Penyawang, a spiritual proxy to Tanah Lot that hosts pilgrims when the main offshore temple is inaccessible during high tide. Other smaller temples around the site host prayer sessions for various aspects of the villagers’ agrarian life, from good rice harvests to rites of passage. North of Tanah Lot is Batu Bolong, similarly built on a rock formation with a ...
... a buffet for the senses.
We visited a few of Bali's outstanding Hindu temples, one of which was located at the seashore (1 of 7 such seaside temples), the scene of crashing waves, carved out caves, and tons of fellow tourists. We were blessed by the holy people there in a ceremony which includes a prayer, a splash of holy water, and the placing of a few rice grains on our forehead for good fortune. We believe that it worked. We also visited an inland ...
... off I went with unexpected company for the day. We hired some moto drivers and got a pretty ace view of Gunung Kawi (basically Indiana Jones meets tomb raider) and the rice terraces. I couldn't help but get lost in the centre of town around art markets, food stalls and the local temples and palaces - including the Mandala Suci Wenara Wana (aka, The Sacred Monkey Forest), where the custom is to casually ...
... over that we soon became very familiar with; 'Please looking in my shop' and 'you want massage?'. After a few polite 'no thank-you's' we were back at the hotel, had exchanged our towel cards and bagged some loungers on the beach. There is a great breeze here which makes sunbathing so much easier than in the Perhentians - I managed over an hour without the need for shade or the sea / pool to cool down. On the flip side Dan lasted about 15 minutes before he got itchy feet and was off for ...
I left Helen and Eri and got a boat back to Bali and stayed in a place called Kuta, a very touristy place! Having dropped my stuff I headed straight for the beach and found a shady spot to read, unfortunately this shady spot was home to a few surf boards and one fell on my face! Strolling down to the sea a guy with a surf board asked if I wanted a lesson and I declined and he asked why not so I said money, he said ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Zen Villas Sanur
Stayed in Serenity Viila A.
Fantastic Pool and outdoor area.
Breakfast cocked fresh in villa each morning...delicious!
Indoor & Outdoor Shower.
Service brilliant....so friendly & helpful.
Would definitely stay here again.
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