Clearly the main thing to do at Villa Vayana is to relax and enjoy the villa and let the staff look after you. If however you are interested in getting out and about and experiencing Bali then that is easy to do so and there are lots of things to see and do in the Canggu / Seminyak area as well as Bali overall. Just ask our manager and he will be happy to organise tours, trips and car/bike hire if you require it.
Bali is blessed with an amazing culture and history and the people are very friendly and welcoming as well. The stunning Tanah Lot temple is just 30 minutes from Villa Vayana, and other great temples are easily visited, including Taman Ayun in Mengwi and the beautiful lakeside temple at Bedugul (Pura Ulun Danu Bratan).
There are also lots of more modern attractions as well. One of the most famous golf courses in the world is just 30 minutes from Villa Vayana, the cliff top course of Nirmala, that actually overlooks Tanah Lot temple. For those who like their golf Scottish (mountains, mist and pine trees) then Bali Handara golf course up at Bedugul is a must. Canggu and Echo Beach are a surfing mecca, with hundreds of surfers every morning - great to watch even if you are not a surfer yourself.
For kids the great facilities of the New Canggu Club are just 15 minutes away, with the Splash Waterpark, Strike Bowling and Bounce Trampoline Park making it a good option on rainy days. Seminyak and Kuta have even more attractions, our personal favourite is the Waterbom water park, and learning to surf or boogie boarding on Kuta beach which is great for beginners. There is a kid soft play area at Canggu Club, and many nurseries and day schools nearby to the villa if you want your kids looked after for a day. Our manager can help you on all these and more.
There are also a wealth of outdoor activities in the area, the easiest and possibly the best of which is just going for a walk or a bike ride which is easy to do from right outside Villa Vayana. You can actually walk along the beach all the way from Echo Beach to Kuta. For the more adventurous climbing up Mount Batur at sunrise is something truly memorable (and not too difficult) or even Mount Agung (needs proper kit this one - but far less crowds as it takes 5 to 6 hours to get to the top). Bali also offers white water rafting and amazing Mountain Biking tours (many go from the caldera ridge at Batur).
Finally don’t forget the joys of eating and drinking. While Villa Vayana is fully catered and our in-villa cooks can prepare a selection of local dishes, Echo Beach has a great ocean front BBQ, and live music (rock covers) on a Sunday night, and Seminyak has the best selection of restaurants, cafes and bars in Bali so you are almost certainly going to head out one night to try it.