Pandawas Villas ☆ Lovely Villas in Ubud, Bali
My travel buddy, Kara, and I arrived at Pandawas Villas on the second night in Ubud, Bali. We split our stay in Ubud at two places. Kara traveled with her sister and her friends in Bali and I joined the very last part in Ubud, Bali. I’ll introduce the other place where Kara and I stayed for one night in another post along with the villas Kara’s sister and her friends stayed and my friend recommended.
We arrived at Pandawas Villas quite late after we had a nice dinner at Three Monkeys (highly recommended!!! I don’t have any photos, so I won’t blog about it, but it was fantastic. I loved it!). The beautiful contemporary design with a touch of Indonesian culture in the lobby welcomed us. We got to our room and I was surprised by the spacious and gorgeously decorated villa. How can I resist taking photos even in the dark?
I went into the bathroom and started snapping away. Can you feel my excitement?
After my personal photo session, I hopped in an outdoor shower and went to bed. I wish I could’ve stayed up and enjoy the hotel instead of sleeping, but I took a much needed sleep and rest to prepare for the third day in Ubud.
Hours later I woke up. The sun was out and it was refreshing.
GOOD MORNING WORLD!
The view outside from our window was spectacular. You don’t need paintings, do you?
A bathroom in the daylight looked even more beautiful.
Let’s step outside.
I wish I could spend a whole afternoon out at the swimming pool.
Let me take you to a tour of Pandawas Villas from the front gate.
There are two areas where you can have breakfast. Kara and I picked the porch on the pond on the first morning.
You order breakfast from 4 options. I picked a plate of pancakes.
On the second day at Pandawas Villas, Kara’s sister and her friends joined us so that we could spend more time. We had breakfast at the front lobby area. It was a beautiful morning!
When you plan a trip, you probably pick an accommodation after purchasing plane tickets. You can pick a budget option or splurge on a lodging. Pandawas Villas will be more on a luxurious stay side, but when you start looking for a place to stay in Bali, you quickly learn that many accommodations in Bali are quite expensive. If you would like to experience the peaceful and luxurious stay in a beautiful Bali nature, Pandawas Villas offers first class vacation villas with spacious rooms, stylish designs and lovely Bali environment. There are only 4 villas in the premises, which provides a very private and personal feel.
I would also like to add that Pandawas Villas is very close to a great whole sale shopping street, Jalan Tegallalang, in Bali. I will post about shopping on Jalan Tegallalang in the future. Through shopping on Jalan Tegallalang, I found many best deals I have seen in Indonesia.
As for Pandawas Villas location in terms of proximity to the center of the Ubud City, it’s not a walking distance, but it is not far, either. From Jalan Monkey Forest Street, it was less than a 10-minute drive without traffic. (I was there before the peak travel season, so I hardly hit the traffic, but I hear that the traffic can be quite bad in Ubud because of all the narrow and many one way streets.)
Here’s a map to give you an idea where about the hotel is located from the Jalan Raya Ubud.
I hope you enjoyed a virtual tour of my Pandawas Villas post. When I plan a trip (This time Kara planned everything for me and she was amazing, so it was really easy for me! Thanks, Kara!!), I always check photos, so I hope this post helps many people for their decisions.
Ubud has a lot to offer. I stayed in Ubud, Bali for 3 nights during my trip in May, 2013. The three nights and four days allowed me to fully enjoy the time in Ubud, but I wish I had 4 nights. Since this was a trip with my friend and I left my three kids with my two helpers and my husband, my absence from home for three nights was long enough for my children.
Lastly, if you live in Indonesia or in the neighboring country, are thinking about going to Ubud, Bali and you have very young kids, you might want to consider making an adult only trip at least once. As much as I felt guilty to leave my kids and do a girl’s trip, I realized it was necessary for me to have my own time to feel like a human again after having committed my time to take care of my third baby and two older children. I am eternally grateful for my husband for allowing me to go on this trip.