Vajra Villas is surrounded by picturesque rice fields and distant mountains. It is set in an archetypal Balinese village where the day-to-day spiritual/cultural life unfolds. Life in rural Bali remains essentially unchanged. The Balinese practice a unique form of Hinduism with an aesthetic sensibility that flavors every moment: rituals and ceremonies revolve around the traditional family compounds and local village temples. Cultural performances are everywhere. Bali is renowned for its dance forms as well as its unique musical idiom. Almost every town has its own gamelan orchestra. Wherever you are the hypnotic rhythms of this staccato metallic and bamboo music is rarely out of earshot.
Vajra Villas is a ten minute drive or majestic 45 minute walk to Ubud, which is the center of Bali’s famed cultural life and a shopper’s paradise. It offers a wide selection for art lovers. Museums and innumerable art galleries display traditional as well as contemporary work. Each village practices its own art form handed down from generation to generation: painting, stone sculpture, wood carving, weaving, furniture making and silver design. Bali’s fabric designs and clothing are valued worldwide. Cultural performances often centering on the Hindu epic ‘The Ramayana’, are frequently staged in the area. The Kecak, Monkey, Legong, Barong and Fire Dances are recognized worldwide.
Ubud is also is a perfect hub from which to visit every corner of Bali. From volcano to sea there are a wide variety of beach and tourist activities and sports. Not only does nature provide its spectacular array but internationally acclaimed entertainment and cuisine have come to the island. Our experienced English speaking drivers who know the local history can guide you to them. For those who seek excitement in nature, there is a wide range of activities to choose from. The countryside around Sebali is particularly beautiful; an abundance of trails offer memorable walks through peaceful rice fields. It is a bird watchers dream.