A Joglo house is traditionally the home of Javanese aristocrats. It has four main big pillars in the center and a high rounded ceiling with ornaments. These ornaments contain traditional Javanese philosophical teachings: welfare, happiness, peace and eternity.
The Joglo that is now the upper floor of Villa Achara was found by the builder in an east Javan mountain village and was built in 1945. Joglo’s are built using very strong teak wood, the main beams are 25 by 25 cm in diameter and is more than 5 meter high. The Joglo at it’s highest point is 12 meter high.
The Joglo was taken apart to be shipped to Bali in 1998. Each piece of wood was cleaned, inspected and maintained to be rebuilt into the top level of Villa Achara in 2015.
Electricity is 220 V and 50Hz. The supply is usually reliable but there are substantial variations in voltage. In order to minimize the effects a stabilizer has been installed.
The plugs in Indonesia are the same as mainland European plugs; 2 pins Type C.
Tap water is unsafe for drinking. There is ample supply of free drinking water from the apparatus in the kitchen.
The staff will provide daily fresh drinking water in the bathrooms.
At arrival you will be shown around the kitchen. In the fridge there is a small variation of drinks as well as packaged snacks available for consumption, so there is no need for immediate shopping. The staff will provide you with a list with the prices.
Your daily breakfast is included the nightly rate.
Villa Achara does not provide for lunch and/or dinner. However we have several restaurants that cater to Villa Achara. There is a list of options with phone numbers and a mobile phone at hand in order to call and make your order. If you would like some help with this, then feel free to ask the staff present.
There is wireless internet connection available in the common area's of the villa. The staff can provide you with the password.
In case you need laundry done the Villa Achara staff will deliver your laundry to a commercial laundry and they will collect it after it has been done. Special bags will be available for the laundry.
The actual costs are limited and costs will be charged separately. Please allow 2 days for each delivery.
All rentals need to be paid directly to the rental company. Villa Achara takes no responsibility for payments and rentals of motorbikes or cars.
For payment of your booking please check our Terms & Conditions page.
There are various clinics and doctors available in the area. However the quality of services is not always what foreigners expect.
Please make sure you have cash or a debit/credit card at hand, for any hospital in Bali they will not provide medical procedures without the guarantee of payment. Your insurance papers/card should be at hand as well.
The pool is cleaned at night and the quality of the water is checked daily too. In order to control the quality, chlorine salt is used which may affect clothing. The pool is not supervised and use of the pool is solely at your own risk. Pool towels are provided.
Nearby dining options
Ayu's Food from the Heart
The best breakfast and lunch place in the bukit.
From Villa Achara turn left on to the main road, follow the road and turn left at the big intersection. After 5 minutes driving you will find Ayu's on your left.
Spanish restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
From Villa Achara turn left on to the main road, follow the road and turn left at the big intersection. After 7 minutes driving you will pass the New Kuta Golf on your left, continue on the road for another minute and you will find El Merkat on your right.
Buddha Soul / Organic restaurant
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, after 3-4 minutes driving you will find Buddha Soul on your left.
The Bukit Café / organic / western
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, 3-4 minutes driving on your left side. This restaurant is probably the most popular in town. The food is excellent, service is great and every dish is a little feast to indulge in. Definitely check this restaurant out.
Om Burger / organic
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, 5 minutes driving on your right. Great burgers for meatlovers, but also good options for vegatarians or plantbased fans. Good big portions, good service, great taste and a comfortable lay-out of the restaurant.
Ulu Thai / Thai Food / very delicious
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, 3 minutes driving on your left.
Rolling Fork / Italian Cuisine
Very homy ambiance, great interior, good service and the food is delicious.
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, 2-3 minutes driving on your left, it's a blue-ish Joglo.
Casa Asia / Italian Cuisine
We probably like the pizza’s here best from the overload of pizzerias around.
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, after 2-3 minutes driving you will find the surfshop DRIFTER on your right on the corner, turn right here and keep following the road. After 800 meters you will find Casa Asia on your left.
Trattoria / Italian Cuisine
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, it's 4 minutes driving on your left. It's a red building
Dungki Tales Café
In case you are looking for a nice laid back place for sunset drinks and/or some snacks, Dungki tales has a nice bar with a view in the back. Nothing fancy, but simple and relaxing.
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, 5 minutes driving, 30 meters from Om Burger and before SUARGA, on your right.
Single Fin / Bar restaurant
One of the most famous bars in the Bukit is Single Fin, right on top of the cliff in Uluwatu. Great for cocktails, juices or a beer for a breathtaking sunset. Lunch and dinner is also available. Great place to unwind, watch the action of the surf and enjoy the spectacular views.
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road, keep following the road direction Uluwatu, then look out for a small road on the right that is named: Jalan Mamo. Enter this road, pay Rp 3000 for parking and you will find Single Fin on your right hand side before walking down the steps.
Cashew Tree / Bar restaurant
Tropical little setting with fresh healthy smoothies, juices, “boozies” and great healthy organic (and non organic) western style food. Very good place to unwind, relax and enjoy. Thursday nights are always booming with live music. Cashew Tree is next to Single Fin THE place to go for an evening out (on the Thursday).
From Villa Achara turn right on to the main road. Turn right again where you find DRIFTER surfshop on the corner and keep following the road until you see an old Balinese grandmother raising her hand for money in order for her to open the gate for you. Then turn right and again keep following the road. Pass the Bingin carpark, keep following the road and you will bump into The Cashew Tree.
Jimbaran Seafood Restaurants
Your driver will know. There are many restaurants with all the same concept. Each and every one of these restaurants serve good quality fresh fish as the famous Jimbaran fish market is right around the corner. Great ambiance and good food with traditional Balinese spices. All these restaurants are situated along the beach. And it is the beach that transforms into a restaurant setting. Beautiful enjoyable ambiance for sunset. You’ll be enjoying good BBQ seafood while the sun is setting and the ocean is right at your feet. It’s approximately a 20-25 minutes drive.
Rock's Bar – restaurant / bar
Voted as one of the best lounge bars of the world. It’s situated right on top of a rock that lays in the ocean. Head towards Jimbaran and you will find the sign on your left. – ask your driver.
Nammos Beach club at Karma Kandara Resort
Perfect place for a beach picnic, some fresh seafood or perhaps some snorkeling or a paddle in a kayak. (Taxi 15 minutes driving)
Sundays Beach club
Also an exquisite place to unwind and enjoy your day at a beautiful piece of beach, with music, food, drinks and other perfect lazy holiday day activities. (taxi 15 – 20 minutes driving)
El Kabron / Spanish sunset lounge and dining
El Kabron is a very charming dining and lounge on the cliff of Dreamland. Big blue pillows placed around a nice pool offer the comfort of enjoying the beautiful view of the Indian Ocean, which is right in front of you. Also a nice romantic restaurant setting is present with live music from 7:30 pm. From Villa Achara to the main road, turn right and take the first road to the right again where “El Kabron” is advertised, keep following the road and the signs. 5 – 7 minutes driving total.
Cliff side restaurant on the cliff of Padang Padang. From Villa Achara turn right, pass the bridge of Padang Padang and you will find Blue Haven indicated on your right.
This is a beautiful cliff side eco resort with absolutely impeccable views right on top of the Padang Padang cliff. You can go there for dinner or enjoy the views while making a dip in the pool and enjoy the scenery. We can definitely recommend this place for a romantic nearby outing.
From Villa Achara: turn right on to the main road, 100 meters before the entrance of Padang Padang Beach you will find SUARGA on your right.
Ulu Cliff House
The newest beach club in Uuwatu. With direct access to the beach, Ulu Cliffhouse’s clifftop playground showcases a 25-metre infinity pool, a music recording studio, a resort and lifestyle concept store, an art space and world-class food and drinks served from an open air restaurant and cliff side ocean deck hanging over the waves.
From Villa Achara: turn right on to the main road, continue following the main road towards Uluwatu for about 10-15 minutes. Turn right before the Yoga searcher (on your left), turn left at the next split of the road and take the second right. It will be at the end of this road.
Going out in the Bukit
...is nothing like going out in Seminyak/Kuta. You will not find any clubs around. The Bukit is a mellow beachy place and therefore the ambiance very laid back everywhere. What you will find is a lot of small bars with live music, a lot of reggae music is played on certain evenings (high season).
Please note: Most events end around 01:00 AM.
Low Season programs are depending on the weather
From sunset until late: Live music and DJ
From sunset until late: Live music and DJ
From approximately 7-8pm: Live Music
Padang Padang Beach
From Sunet until late: Padang Padang Beach Party with Live music + Fish BBQ – (Only during the dry (high) season
Nearby surf breaks
Surf spots closest to Villa Achara:
- Padang Padang: the famous Padang Padang with the amazing left hand barrel is located only 5 minutes drive away from the Villa. The left only works with a big swell. However there's always baby Padang, the break just in front of the beach. This is a very popular spot for learning to surf, beginners and intermediate surfers.
- Impossibles: super fast breaking left hander just next to Padang Padang.
- Bingin: machine like left hander producing barrel after barrel after barrel
- Dreamland: another option for the beginner surfer. Or when there's a big swell the A frame starts working and on a low tide.
- Balangan: another left hand barrel machine on a big swell and low tide. On a small swell it's good for beginners on the higher tide.
- Uluwatu: super consistent swell magnet Uluwatu picks up anything that sweeps before it.
There are "warungs" (local little restaurants) on these beaches where you can buy food and drinks. Usually you can also leave your stuff at one of these warungs when you go surfing. This is a much safer option than leaving things at the parking. We do not recommend leaving anyting in your motorbike or car unattended.