B&B by Sea with Pool in Garden
We warmly invite you to guesthouse Taman Ayu, a green and colorful tropical paradise in the fishing village of Bondalem, in northern Bali.Guesthouse Taman Ayu is just 100 m. away from the Bali Sea. Parallel on the elongated volcanic (gray) beach is the coral reef that forms part of a marine management area. A wonderful place for walking, relaxing, yoga, snorkeling, diving or enjoying the sunrise as well as the sunset.
Experience the friendly and pure Bali in one of the two bungalows in the beautiful tropical garden, with swimming pool and various seating and relaxation areas. The bungalow is built in authentic Balinese style, attractively furnished, fully equipped and suitable for 1 to 2 people.
Overview and interior
Taman Ayu has a spacious layout: the main house (the villa), two bungalows (guesthouses) and the swimming pool with sunterrace are situated in the large colorful garden..
The two bungalows are built in the same style as the house and feature a queen-size bed, mosquito net, ceiling fans, coffee- and tea facilities, fridge, safe and each bungalow has a bathroom with toilet and a beautiful semi-outdoor shower. Both bungalows have a cozy veranda with a seating area overlooking the garden, and a garden sofa.
You can freely make use of the swimming pool with sun terrace, the bule and the garden. The the beach and coral sea is only 100 m. away.
Taman Ayu is completely walled, like most Balinese homes, which, combined with a lot of tree and plant growth, ensures a pleasant privacy.
During your stay, Dewi, Lusi and the staff will be happy to support you and help to fullfill all your wishes. As for your stay at Taman Ayu, as well as any tours, transport to or from Taman Ayu, scooter rental, trackings, massages, cooking workshops, ceremony and temple visits, spotting dolphins or fish with a local fisherman on a traditional fishing boat to catch a Mahi-Mahi, etc.
The bungalow is cleaned daily and linens, towels and bathtowels are provided. There is a kettle, coffee and tea making facilities, a fridge and a safe. For a small fee the staff can do your laundry.
There is a babycot that we can accommodate in your bedroom and a high chair for children.
With regard to meals, you can choose whether to be indulged with the delicious local dishes prepared by the staff, recommended (!) or eat and drink at a warung (also take away) or use the (few) restaurants of the beachside resorts.
In the bungalow there is a menu available for breakfast (included for B&B guests), lunch and dinner at Taman Ayu, and also a map showing a number of warungs and restaurants (ATMs, supermarket, etc.) nearby.
A stroll through Bondalem is definitely worth the effort to experience ordinary, daily Balinese life! For "early birds", the traditional market (daily between 5-8 AM) is a nice experience. And of course, swimming in the Bali Sea and snorkelling over the coral reef is "a must". Dive enthusiasts can dive with the local dive master Nyoman at Bondalem Dive Center (www.divenorthbali.com) and get acquainted with the marine management program, to preserve and stimulate the reef.
A local guide can explain you during your walks in Bondalem in English about culture, nature and the Balinese Hindu religion and its many ceremonies, such as full moon, naming ceremonie, marriage and cremation, etc. Dependent of your interests, you can also visit a school in the village, get an explanation of the work of fishermen and farmers nearby, take a walk into the campung (coffee, cocoa, cloves) and visit a Balinese family home to experience the friendly hospitality and daily life of the village.
Starting at Taman Ayu, you can find all kinds of temples, waterfalls (Les, Git Git and Sekumpul), the Art Zoo (interesting studiocomplex at sea of the American painter Simon, (coffee) plantations, rice terraces, hot springs at Air Sanih, the old public outdoor bathhouse in Tejakula, Batur Lake, tracking for the sunrise on Mount Batur or go shopping at Singaraja, Lovina, Amed or Ubud for example.
Enjoy and don"t hold back!
And of course, it is also nice just to relax on Taman Ayu or snuggle to the beach...
If you like, we will organize your transfer to and from the airport or your accommodation, as well as excursions to the many attractions in the area. We use local drivers for all the transport and tours. And if you prefer to get around yourself, just rent a scooter or car at Taman Ayu.
The North of Bali has, unlike the busy South, still the atmosphere of traditional, pure Balinese life, with only a touch of tourism.