Free* shuttle service to Virgin Beach
On the coast between Amlapura and Candi Dasa, hidden in the tropical forests between two hills, lies the „Virgin Beach“ (also known as Pasir Putih Beach). The picturesque image of this paradisiac white sand beach is rounded off by the view of the small island of Gili Biaha, which is only covered with a few trees. All in all, a wonderful atmosphere for a relaxing day at the beach.
Exclusively for our guests, we offer a free shuttle service to „Virgin Beach“ (travel time about 40 minutes). There you will find numerous restaurants (warungs), where you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas and have a drink.
* Applicable only for stays of minimum 3 nights.
Activities & Tours
Located on Bali’s east coast and approximately 2.5 hours away from the hustle of Kuta and Denpasar, the tranquil Bali wellness & honeymoon boutique resort is an almost tourist-untouched part of Bali.
The wellness oasis offers breathtaking views across the sea, the islands located vis-à-vis of Bali and with good visibility conditions Mount Agung, the highest mountain of Bali. Capturing the peaceful and pure energy of the surrounding nature, it is the ideal setting for a health and nature resort like Shunyata Villas Bali.
Besides the beautiful scenery, the Balinese are renowned for their artistic and craft skills. This offers a variety of things to do and discover while you are on your holiday or honeymoon in Bali. Below are some ideas, which you might enjoy to explore whilst you are staying with us.
- Discover the direct surrounding with romantic walks, strolling down to the beach or enjoy the peace at the ritual place, which only is a short walk away and offers magnificent views of the coastal cliffs.
Dive into the authentic world of Bali, discover detached houses of farmers and fishermen. Meet friendly people, pot-bellied pigs, cows, goats, chickens, ducks and other kinds of animals that are wandering around free – just like you would imagine it in paradise.
- A tour to Candi Dasa (40 min) offers various shopping and leisure opportunities with inviting cafés.
- The traditional mountain village Tenganan (located 3 km from Candi Dasa), with its residents of the Bali Aga folk (descendants of Bali’s natives), is one of the few villages that preserved the pre-Hindu culture. Here you can find the world-renowned weaving mills as well as other arts and crafts.
- A tour to the royal water palaces Tirta Gangga in Amlapura (40 min) and to Ujung (20 min) is a wonderful opportunity to wonder around and discover some of Bali’s beauty. Tirta Gangga has a beautiful vista restaurant that offers the chance to have a little rest with refreshments or lunch.
- Sail with a fisherboat to White Sandy Beach (20 km), with its blue lagoons invites you for a beautiful beach day. You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas to enjoy a day out. White Sandy beach is also ideal for snorkelling and swimming in the ocean. A few modest restaurants cater refreshments and food. This destination can be reached via fishermen boat, by car or by scooter.
- A tour along the coastal road to Amed takes about 60 minutes and provides beautiful sea views. Amed and its surroundings present various restaurants and lovely spots for snorkelling. Just ask the drivers, they will be happy to point you in the right direction.
- Ubud (~ 2 hours one way) and the nearby villages, surrounded by rice fields, consist of stringed together workshops and galleries. As Ubud is, so to say, the cultural center and an important spiritual spot of Bali, it is well-known as focal point of handicraft and alternative healing. Explore exceptional architecture and enjoy the abundance of shopping possibilities, arts, trade, the nice cafés and restaurants, visit the big daily market or take a walk at the Monkey Forest.
Tegallalang (5 miles north of Ubud) is another opportunity for some shop browsing. The market town is known for its handicraft and wood carvings but also offers various other Balinese products. Additionally you can visit temples and enjoy the view of the surrounding rice terraces.
- Batubalan (5 miles north of Denpasar) has a unique artistic charm and is famous for art sculptures and carvings. Besides it is known as a venue for a variety of Balinese performing arts, such as Kecak, Barong dance and the Legong dance.
- Celuk (7 miles north of Denpasar) is the silversmith capital of Bali. It consists of a mile long street, lined with silver and gold jewellery factories and shops.
- Denpasar, Kuta and Seminyak (2 hrs drive one way) are located in the south of Bali and offer even more shopping possibilities, cafés and restaurants. Kuta presents beautiful sunsets at its long broad Indian Ocean beachfront, which was once discovered by tourists as a surfing paradise. Seminyak lures with its boutique chic, lounge style cafés and restaurants. Please note that this area at times can come across being very chaotic, overcrowded and congested. However, amongst all the mayhem this place somehow works and hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy experiencing this bizarre chaos every year.
- Pura Ulun Danu Bratan or Pura Bratan (approx. 3 hours drive) is a significant water temple in Bali dedicated to Shiva as The Creator. Inside the temple there are also Buddha statues. The temple complex is located in the mountains at an altitude of 1.200 m at the Bratan Lake. The water of the lake is considered holy.
- The famous cliff-hanging temple of Uluwatu (approx. 3 hours drive) is located in the Bukit peninsula, which is the most southern point of Bali. This area presents fantastic views over the ocean, numerous beaches and the top surfing spots of the island.
- The small fishing village Tulamben (1 hr one way) is one of the most popular dive sites in Bali, since the wreck of the Liberty lies just off shore since 1942. Dive in and discover an old shipwreck that can be reached with a short swim from the beach (approx. 25 meters away from the shore).
- White Water Rafting is a fun and breath-taking and fun experience for anyone who is ready for such an adventure.
- Hike and wonder at Lake Batur (3 hrs one way). Lake Batur is the widest lake on this island, formed by an ancient volcanic eruption it is at the feet of Mount Batur and Mount Abang. Be amazed by scenic views and enjoy the feel of the cool atmosphere.
- Spectacular Mountain Trekking in the east of Bali, including a knowledgeable guide and lunch, can be organized by “Zukunft für Kinder”. If you are interested in such a tour, please note that it is necessary to book this tour in advance. “Zukunft für Kinder” is a Swiss funding project by Daniel Elber, a former bank director who is living now in Ubud, Bali.
- Alternatively, you can drive half of Mount Agung (roughly 2 hrs one way) and then climb as high as 3,142 meter. It is possible to get an experienced guide to climb with you. If you intend to do any sort of mountain trips, please bring sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing that is also suitable for rainy weather conditions.