Villa Ratih, Pemuteran, Bali - It's Where

 
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 Villa Ratih 

at Taman Sari Resort

between the mountains and the sea


Villa Ratih at Taman Sari Resort is located in Pemuteran in the northwest corner of Bali. 

Villa Ratih is managed by the Taman Sari Resort in Pemuteran. The resort's exceptional oceanfront setting with its lush tropical landscaping and spacious,  private surroundings offers an idyllic and unforgettable vacation experience. 

Close to the Barat National Park and the underwater wonders of Menjangan Island, Pemuteran has the largest areas of shallow coral reefs in Bali and one of the largest reef restoration projects in the world and it's conveniently located right here at your front door!  


Tourism facilities are in close co-operation with the community, which is mainly Hindu, and this area is quietly becoming the showcase of the best of Bali. The Taman Sari - the Hotel that manages Villa Ratih, is near the holy Pulaki Agung Temple and many other ancient holy  temples. As well as local diving & snorkelling exploring the beautiful reef, the Taman Sari is also just a short boat ride to Menjangan Island, world  renowned for diving and snorkelling. For those who love to walk and explore there are several bush trekking options such as the Barat National Park.

Pemuteran area

Unfortunately Google Maps does not show the correct location of Pemuteran Bay only the wider Pemuteran area. 

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 Getting to Villa Ratih at Taman Sari is a stunning 2 to 3 hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar (time of journey depends on route and stops) This is a wonderful drive that other tourists, who stay in the hotels down south, take as a day trip just to catch the extraordinary sites and views. So take advantage of this opportunity, relax and enjoy! 

Picture - Right - Unfortunately Google Maps does not show the correct location of Pemuteran Bay only the wider Pemuteran area. 

Villa Ratih, Bali

 If you wish, one of our English-speaking drivers can pick you up and drive you to Taman Sari in the air-conditioned comfort of our vehicles. This  service is also available for group travellers.  Along the way, your driver will give you a mini-tour as you drive by villages, pass sacred temples and observe the ancient customs of Bali and pass spectacular mountain views.  


We recommend going via Bedagul and enjoy lunch at Warung Rekreasi. Like Shopping? The Bedagul Market is also good for some retail therapy - an old-style market where you will find things a whole lot cheaper then in the bigger cities.  and/or stop for coffee at Munduk where there are coffee plantations. On your way back to the airport consider leaving early, take a picnic basket and with a few hours to spare you can stop off at the Bedagul Botanic Gardens, truly a lovely palce for a walk or see the plants to catch the wonderful views. 

Villa Ratih at Taman Sari Bali

 Left - Locate Villa Ratih within the Taman Sari Resort, Pemuteran, Bali - Villa Ratih is #8 to your left marked with a star at its traditional Bali entrance gate. 

 

CLIMATE

Bali lies eight degrees south of the equator and enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round with the most pleasant weather from June until September when the trade winds blow. It can get quite cool in the mountain regions. Humidity is highest between November and March, during the rainy season. Even during the heaviest downpours, however, the sun is rarely hidden for long. The average temperature is 81°F (27°C). Pemuteran, in North Bali, is in the rain shadow of the mountains and is located in an arid narrow strip, averaging only 55 rainy days per year.

LANGUAGE

Bahasa Indonesia is spoken by all Balinese. Developed from old Malay it has become the Indonesian archipelago’s unifying national language. English is increasingly spoken in the main tourist centres, along with some French and German.

CURRENCY

The national currency is the rupiah. Over the last several years, the rupiah has ranged from 8,500 – 12,000 per US dollar. It is recommended to carry a calculator. Moneychangers readily change most currencies but not always traveler’s checks. When changing money, always ask if there is a commission and count again the money before you leave. Credit cards are accepted by most hotels and establishments in larger area like Kuta, Sanur, Ubud and Denpasar. A 3% - 5% charge may be added to your purchase when using a credit card. In some  tourist areas ATMs are readily available and dispense rupiah at the going rate.

IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

Visitors from certain countries require a tourist visa in advance, others can buy visas (about $25 US) upon arrival at the Denpasar International Airport. Visas are valid for up to thirty days and are non-extendable. One-week visas are also available. Passports must be valid for at least six months from the arrival date and have at least four full blank pages. Guests are advised to check with their nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate prior to travel or contact our reservations department for more information. There is an airport exit tax, payable in cash, about $10 USD per person (check before you leave to ensure you have sufficient currency available).

HEALTH

A doctor is on call 24 hours a day near Amertha. In certain areas of Indonesia there is a chance of contracting mosquito-borne diseases. Reasonable precautions, including the use of mosquito repellent will minimize your risk. You may wish to consult your doctor before travelling. Most tap water is not potable. Bottled water is readily available - it is highly recommended that you do not drink tap water or use it for brushing your teeth.

TRAVEL TIPS

Electricity: 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles, with two round pin plugs.

Time Zone: Bali uses Central Indonesian Time. It is plus eight hours GMT, the same as Singapore.

Clothing: Loose, casual clothing is recommended. In the dry season, April to October, a light sweater may be useful in the evenings. At higher elevations the temperature is cooler. During rains beware of slippery surfaces when wet.

Tipping: If the service has been good a tip of about 10% is very appreciated.

 Villa Ratih at Taman Sari Resort is located in Pemuteran in the northwest corner of Bali. Villa Ratih is managed by the Taman Sari Resort in Pemuteran. The resort's exceptional oceanfront setting with its lush tropical landscaping and spacious,  private surroundings offers an idyllic and unforgettable vacation experience. Close to the Barat National Park and the underwater wonders of Menjangan Island, Pemuteran has the largest areas of shallow coral reefs in Bali and one of the largest reef restoration projects in the world and it's conveniently located right here at your front door!  Tourism facilities are in close co-operation with the community, which is mainly Hindu, and this area is quietly becoming the showcase of the best of Bali. The Taman Sari - the Hotel that manages Villa Ratih, is near the holy Pulaki Agung Temple and many other ancient holy  temples. As well as local diving & snorkelling exploring the beautiful reef, the Taman Sari is also just a short boat ride to Menjangan Island, world  renowned for diving and snorkelling. For those who love to walk and explore there are several bush trekking options such as the Barat National Park.Getting to Villa Ratih at Taman Sari is a stunning 2 to 3 hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar (time of journey depends on route and stops) This is a wonderful drive that other tourists, who stay in the hotels down south, take as a day trip just to catch the extraordinary sites and views. So take advantage of this opportunity, relax and enjoy! If you wish, one of our English-speaking drivers can pick you up and drive you to Taman Sari in the air-conditioned comfort of our vehicles. This  service is also available for group travellers.  Along the way, your driver will give you a mini-tour as you drive by villages, pass sacred temples and observe the ancient customs of Bali and pass spectacular mountain views. We recommend going via Bedagul and enjoy lunch at Warung Rekreasi. ket and with a few hours to spare you can stop off at the Bedagul Botanic Gardens, truly a lovely palce for a walk or see the plants to caLike Shopping? The Bedagul Market is also good for some retail therapy - an old-style market where you will find things a whole lot cheaper then in the bigger cities.  and/or stop for coffee at Munduk where there are coffee plantations. On your way back to the airport consider leaving early, take a picnic bas