Kaba Kaba Estate - Beautiful landscape and surroundings

Tabanan Experience

The Locale

Kaba Kaba Estate lies on the edge of a historic rural village of the same name in the Tabanan regency of south-west Bali. With an outlook that re-affirms the regency’s epithet of ‘Bali’s rice bowl’, the villa gazes northwards and eastwards across a seemingly endless expanse of rice fields towards the majestic volcanic peaks of Mount Agung, Batur and Batukaru. This glorious setting promises guests a rare experience of Bali’s rural rhythms largely unchanged over centuries.

Among the treasures of Kaba Kaba village are myriad temples including an ancient shrine from the 14th century, pre-dating the arrival of the Majapahit court. Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot sea temple is a ten-minute drive away, as is the wild black-sand beach at Seseh. The surfers’ haunt of Echo Beach, with its smattering of casual waterfront cafés, is only five minutes further, and the glamorous boutiques and restaurants of Seminyak are less than half an hour from the villa.

Distances

Seseh Beach
9 km
Echo Beach
10 km
Tugu Hotel, Canggu
12 km
Tanah Lot Temple
12 km
Seminyak
16 km
Ubud
22 km
Waterbom, Kuta
23 km
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
26 km
Lake Bratan Bedugal
40 km
Jatiluwih
50 km

Things to do

Kaba Kaba Estate’s manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange extra transport or make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and can give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.

In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.

With its warm seas, almost year round season, relatively uncrowded beach and reef breaks and suitability for all levels of experience, Bali surfing is world-renowned.

Explore the scenic rice-field landscape and rural villages by bicycle; a great way to get under the skin of the 'real' Bali. Stop off at a local warung (café) to sample some basic Balinese fare or cool off with a cold drink.

Visit the mystical Hotel Tugu (Bali’s first museum-hotel) studded with priceless Indonesian artworks and antiques and its award-winning spa offers age-old Eastern therapies. The hotel's restaurants offer authentic Chinese and Indonesian fine dining, as well as an international menu, in a variety of unique settings. At the rustic Waroeng Tugu you can taste the traditional Javanese and Balinese cuisine of bygone centuries.

Make a pilgrimage to sacred Pura Tanah Lot, one of Bali’s biggest tourist magnets. Perched high on a craggy, wave-lashed rock, this ancient sea temple is best savoured at sunset; be sure to receive a blessing from the Hindu Priests (and watch out for the monkeys, who are very adept at helping themselves to anything from snacks to sunglasses and even cameras!)

Desa Seni at Berawa Beach, is an eco-friendly village resort providing an authentic Indonesian experience through the exploration of culture, art and yoga. The resort offers a wide variety of yoga classes and also has its own spa.

Fashionistas, trendies and shop-a-holics should hot-foot it down to Seminyak, Bali’s most cosmopolitan enclave. Here, you can indulge for hours in the glut of stylish, chic boutiques. There is a wide choice of fine dining, mid range, and cheap ‘n cheerful restaurants in Seminyak too: fine dining venues include Sarong, the famous Ku Dé Ta, Mamasan, La Lucciola, Sardine and Métis.

There's a strip of restaurants and cafés at Echo Beach offering a wide range of dining options from chic and sceneful to cheap and cheerful. Try The Beach House for fresh seafood barbecues every night and live music on Sundays. And check out Café Dian here too - owned by the delightful Wayan, it serves local dishes and great fish ‘n chips.

Discover the charming Tabanan regency, revealing terraced rice fields, volcanic mountains and black-sand beaches dotted with fishing communities. Or head north to explore the volcanic lakes near the mountain town of Bedugul, including Lake Bratan with its photogenic and stunningly positioned Pura Ulun Danu – one of Bali’s most important temples.  

Jatuluwih Rice Terraces is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its preservation of traditional Balinese farming techniques. True to its name, which means extraordinary or truly marvellous, this scenic point at 850 metres (2,700ft) above sea level offers one of the most breathtaking panoramic views imaginable, with rice terraces stretching all the way to southern Bali. Padi Bali (indigenous Balinese rice) with long graceful stalks is grown here.

Guest Reviews

  • April 22nd, 2018 - April 28th, 2018

    I wanted take this opportunity to thank you and your team for wonderful week. It's a delight to see everyone smiling throughout the day. Nothing was ever too hard and done with smile. The service was as beautiful as the villa, myself and the guests have had an amazing experience, thanks to you.

    Jacob M, Australia
  • January 10th, 2018 - January 12th, 2018

    This villa not only a luxury, there are also such a cultured atmosphere. Thanks Rahmat and villa staff service for making us feel the warmth and happiness. Thanks also for chatting with us about the history of villa's antique and stories. We liked the food of the villa, super delicious! Every details here is why we love it here. After two nights, we are agreed that the owner of the villa had a great taste and personality, to make the villa so perfect. Love the villa and people here.

    Melody W, Indonesia
  • December 27th, 2017 - January 3rd, 2018

    We have come to the end of our week staying at the stunning Kaba Kaba Estate. I have to say with all honestly that this family holiday has been far and away the best one we have had, and our whole family (all of us) agree, from the service, to the food and catering, it is unbeatable. The lovely team, led by Rahmat, could not do more for us. Every requested was met with a smile, and they were always there but yet discreet. I can truly say I will be highly recommending Kaba Kaba Estate to everyone.It was our first visit to Bali, but it wont be our last. The beautiful Balinese culture and hospitality shown through every member of the staff, and the gorgeous of the estate made us feel we were in Paradise. With heartfelt thanks to you all.

    Samia S, United Kingdom
  • August 11th, 2017 - August 28th, 2017

    This is the most amazing place I have ever been to. The staff are helpful warm heart, kind people who are always there if we needed something. The house is well taken care of and we have been all over the world and we are never been anywhere with such an amazing warm and carrying team, lovely and kind people. Simply a peace of heaven.

    Aisha A, Indonesia
  • July 16th, 2017 - July 24th, 2017

    We come to Bali to celebrate the 30th Birthday of a very special family member. 9 adult and 8 children under 9 years of age. A very ambitious project but such a wise choice in selecting Kaba Kaba Estate. Rahmat and his incredible team ensure the villa was our home for 8 days. Such warm atmosphere where every staff member is attentive and yet unobtrusive. No doubt we brought a lot of noise to the estate but there is always a tranquil corner to be found in the vast home or in the magnificent gardens. It is a credit to Rahmat that under his leadership all staff are so friendly and approachable and wonderful with the children. We are so appreciate of the care taken here to accommodate so many little people, wonderful books, toys, scooters, pool toys,not to forget the magnificent kid-friendly meals provided. Thank you one and all.

    Jenny H, Australia
  • June 7th, 2017 - June 11th, 2017

    From the moment we arrived the staff of Kaba Kaba Estate have shown us true genuine and warm Balinese hospitality. Our group of 20 found Kaba Kaba to be an exceptional home away from home. Absolutely anything and everything that we asked for was always met with a smile, grace and a can do attitude. Kaba Kaba Estate is a stunning hidden home away from the hustle and bustle of the better known holiday resorts. It is perfect estate for those like us, who wanted to relax in beautiful and tastefully decorated luxury villa. One of our group owns and manages a hotel in Melbourne wants to take Rahmat Villa Manager home. Half of us work in travel industry, from airlines to cruise ships to managing travel agencies. We all know and understand how difficult it can be for things to seem effortless. We would like to all personally to thank Rahmat for his professionalism, relaxed approach and smile, we acknowledge his job is made easier from all the team members around him including the ones we don't see. Thank you.

    Kirk W, Australia
  • April 8th, 2017 - April 14th, 2017

    Thank you so much for such as wonderful holiday at Estate Kaba Kaba, the service provided by the staff made the 50th Birthday very special and one I will always remember, thank you. The Estate Kaba Kaba is amazing, the grounds, the design of the suites, the peaceful setting. The staff are excellent. The food fabulous, really could not find fault with anything..felt very spoilt. Such a lovely relaxing place, wonderful staff who go above and beyond to make your stay memorable. Rahmat has been incredible.

    Stacey Margaret H, Australia
  • January 30th, 2017 - February 4th, 2017

    The villa is wonderful, enjoy the stay and everything are perfect, the service is great and planning will coming back.

    Jin J, China
  • December 18th, 2016 - December 25th, 2016

    The kaba kaba estate is simply stunning luxurious living set in countryside natural surrounding. A five star property supported by world class service and support staff make your stay much more special. The attention of details every aspect of the estate is very apparent from the moment you set foot on the estate. Thank you Pak Rahmat and team for looking after us and treating us so well. Hope to return some day in the near future.

    Joey A, Malaysia
  • October 28th, 2016 - November 6th, 2016

    From the deepest bottom of our heart, we would like to thank you for this unforgettable holiday, which was soooo romantic. You made this place our "home away from home" and we are definitely want to come back, come back to the place where I proposed to my future wife! It will forever be in our heart. Rahmat..my brother..thank you for your love and dedication! You make this place unforgettable. Sincere thanks for whole team - you're awesome.

    Elmar M, Switzerland
  • October 17th, 2016 - October 21st, 2016

    Thank you very much for your time and help, We are very enjoyed our stay in the villa, we will be back again.

    Christian & Yasmeen, Indonesia
  • October 7th, 2016 - October 11th, 2016

    We stayed at Kaba Kaba for our family holiday from June 7th - 11 Oct 2016. We had very high expectations after all the researched we have done. And the experience has surpassed our all expectations. The staff were extremely helpful and warm. They were very patient with our children and took care of all their needs. We had an incredible time and much of it was thanks to you.The villa is beautifully designed and the rooms are spacious and every details has been taken care off. Our experience has been fabulous and we will positively visit again soon.

    Bhavana P, India
  • May 12th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

    We were recommended to look at Kaba Kaba Estate to celebrate my 30th birthday and recent engagement. Our guests flew from LA, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. The entire weekend experience was more than we could here asked for. The villa is well maintained and gorgeous. But what truly made our time special was attentive and gentle natural of the staff. No request was too small or too impossible to ask for. The entire staff took the initiative at all times and made our guests feel completely at home. However, two people truly deserve special mention, the first is Kadek, who from the moment we walked in was implacably dressed and ready to attend to every our need. The second is Rahmat, without Rahmat to managing the staff, our holiday would not have resulted in such memorable weekend. Rahmat also was helping me manage a fleet of cars going back and forth between other villas. He is such joy to deal with, he is always on the ball, understands guest needs and clearly goes over and above.

    Liling O, Indonesia
  • October 28th, 2015 - December 14th, 2015

    This has been the most a magical time for us. Thank you very much for welcoming us so warmly and carrying us into your home. I can’t tell how well you have taken good care & we have felt it has simply been spectacular. The attention to detail is unrivaled. Rahmat is quite unique - completely relaxed on surface and yet an incredible manager ensuring everything all goes without mistake, quite incredible. Everyone from the security team, gardeners, engineer, housekeeping, butler, kitchen staff and secretary have been lovely, professional + fully smile + charm. We will miss you all very much. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for making the memories.

    Aisha A, United Kingdom
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