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
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 selected
and tastefully arranged. The picture at the bottom right shows Tracy lounging on
the spacious verandah, where we
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.
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
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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