"The village of Sayan stretched along the top of a narrow ridge that ran up into the mountains. Every three days a crowded bus rattled down from the Chinese coffee plantations to den Pasar, choking and stalling as it climbed back again at night. The land I wanted lay at the end of the village, next to the graveyard, on the edge of a deep ravine. Far below ran the river; across the valley rice fields rose in terraces and disappeared in the coconut groves. Behind these ran the mountains of Tabanan, and far off to the south a triangle of sea shone between the hills. The land had once been terraced to grow rice, but now was covered with grass and shaded with coconuts. It descended in several steps to the edge of the cliff, where it dropped four hundred feet. From below came the faint roar of the river as it rushed among the rocks and stones."
― A House in Bali, Colin McPhee, 1944
Villa Ria Sayan is nestled into the natural hillside amongst fruit trees, tropical plants and flowers. The villa is furnished with Indonesian antique furniture and artifacts, hand woven textiles and local Balinese crafts.
Enjoy the privacy, character, and personal comfort of a private home with the amenities, guest services and high standards of a luxury hotel.
From the second we walked in the door we have felt relaxed and well cared for. The fabulous, green magical view was just what we needed. We're finding 8 days not enough as we sit pondering, just one more mind blowing view across the valley.
We enjoyed one full week at Villa Ria Sayan with our whole family. We all were impressed by the massive green around us, the intense jungle noise, and the view of the volcanoes. One could only sit on the terrace or next to the pool watching - stunning! Every day we enjoyed breakfast and dinner here where they served all what the children liked and typical Balinese food for the adults. Being here in the rainy season was an experience in the unseen rainfalls and unseen nature and green thereafter. We loved the furniture and would have wanted to buy everything that is there. We will surely come back.
― Luxembourg, 2015