New Year's at Villa Kunang-Kunang

Click here for a larger image of the lotus pondClick here for larger image (courtesy www.murnis.comLocated on a hill above Ubud, Villa Kunang-Kunang consists of two main buildings, one a restaurant and lounging area, the other a two story villa. In addition, Villa Kunang-Kunang boasts a beautiful pool that overlooks the valley, a stone garden of 33 buddhas, the lotus pond, an outdoor shrine (visible above, behind the bridge) and several barns. To learn more about Villa Kunang-Kunang's amenities and activities, visit their web site by click here.

Entryway and living room: Click for larger imageDining Room and door leading to porch: Click for larger imageThe villa itself consists of a large living room/dining room area (the pictures to the immediate right and left), two bedrooms (the master bedroom is shown at the bottom left) and bath, and a huge open porch that looks out over the rice paddies below. The interior is light, with lots of windows and a marble floor. The woodwork is distinctively Balinese, with elaborately carved doors. The furniture is also local, and is large and comfy. As in Murni's Houses, the couch can easily double as a bed. There are Balinese as well as other Indonesian textiles and handicrafts throughout the house. Everything  is meticulously The master bedroom: Click here for a larger (fuzzy) imageselected and tastefully arranged. The picture at the bottom right shows Tracy lounging on the spacious verandah, where weTracy on the veranda: Click for a  (fuzzy) larger image rang in 2002! For a more elaborate view of the verandah vista, be sure to look at the panorama at the bottom of the page.


The view from the dining area at Kunang-Kunang: Click to enlargeA Balinese Feast: Click for a larger image New Year's Eve was spent at Villa Kunang-Kunang. We gathered with Murni and Jonathan (one of the other owners) for drinks on the restaurant balcony and were treated to an even nicer view of the fields below (photo to the left). After dark, we dined out on the same balcony. The cuisine was strictly Balinese. The starters included fish satay on lemon grass and a spicy peanut soup. This was followed by chicken curry, Balinese smoked duck, yellow rice, and local vegetables. Desert was cake, served with fresh local fruits. It was a feast befitting royalty--great food and great company! After a sumptuous meal, we retired to our villa verandah, popped a bottle of Dom Perignon and rang in the new year. Truly a memorable New Year's Eve in Bali

Do-Do-Do. . .  Lookin' Out Our Back Door
Here is a picture of the gorgeous vistas from the back porch of the Villa. Just click on the picture to activate the panorama. There are several larger images that you can click on inside the panorama. Once you are finished with the picture, close the browser window, and you will be back at this page.


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