Ombak Laut - Bale by tennis court pool

Things to do

Villa Ombak Laut’s manager, Wayan, will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them are from nearby villages and will be able to 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.

  1. Villa Ombak Laut is close to the famous sea temple at Tanah Lot (9km). Although renowned for its sunset vistas, going early in the morning provides a better idea of the power of the location and the chance to see it undisturbed, apart from perhaps an offering ceremony.
  2. A nice sunset alternative is to head down to Echo Beach (11km) where a number of cafés offer good sunset views and cold beer. Hotel Tugu, a very stylish and eclectic boutique hotel a few minutes further down the coast is also a good sunset spot. Note that the beach along this section of the coast is dark volcanic sand and the waters are better suited to surfing than swimming.
  3. Fashionistas, trendies shop-a-holics and foodies 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 and international restaurants and bars including, Potato Head Beach club, La Luciola and Bali’s infamously trendy Ku Dé Ta. For furniture, antiques and homeware stores go for a wander around the streets of nearby Kerobokan.
  4. Play a round at the unbelievably scenic Nirwana Bali Golf Course. Bordered by ocean and rice fields and just down from Tanah Lot sea temple, no wonder this championship-standard course (designed by golf legend, Greg Norman) is frequently voted number one in Asia.
  5. Drive westwards to explore the charming Tabanan Regency, revealing terraced rice fields of emerald green, 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.
  6. Get up to some monkey business at Bali Treetop Adventure Park (next to Lake Bratan). Five adventure circuits, with heights ranging from two to 20 metres, challenge all level and ages on suspended bridges, spider nets, tarzan jumps and 12 flying foxes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. The beaches of Canggu (11km) are known for their world-class surf breaks, offering exposed reef breaks with consistent surf. May to October (dry season) is the favoured time for waves.
  9. If you are a bold and brave bargain hunter, a spree within the heart of Bali’s bustling provincial capital is an exciting and rewarding experience. Visit the vibrant Denpasar markets, where everything and anything is available.
  10. Covering 3.8 hectares of tropical parkland in Kuta, Waterbom Bali has 16 water slides (including The Climax with its 360 degree loop) to entertain the young and the young at heart. A great family day out, but go early to beat the crowds.
  11. Pulau Dive Charters offers luxury boat charters around the beautiful islands and waters surrounding Bali. They specialise in private fishing, surfing and diving charters and also offer unique personalised day trips to Nusa Lembongan. Perfect for a family day out on the water or with a group of friends.

Guest Reviews

  • July 22nd, 2016 - July 30th, 2016

    We had an amazing week at Villa Ombak Laut, the view, the facilities and especially to the staff, all in perfect. Thank you for all the kindness, to ride everywhere, the beautiful garden. Thank you for food served every day. We hope return someday. Great place, great staff, great food, we very such enjoyed staying here and mighty recommended it. Keep it up!
    Vadim T, Russia

  • July 14th, 2016 - July 18th, 2016

    It was a wonderful time spent at Villa Ombak Laut. Excellent service, friendly and welcoming staff, absolutely picture views, everything was perfect. Thank you so much.
    Troy M, Singapore

  • June 17th, 2016 - June 20th, 2016

    Fabulous place, we have great time, staff are wonderful. I want to thank all of them for providing such a great service.
    Stanley L, Indonesia

  • June 10th, 2016 - June 13th, 2016

    An incredible experience this vacation at Villa Ombak Laut. The background for reunion to celebrate my dear friend's birthday. Beautiful and relaxed landscape. This place is incredible, the experience, the staff always smiling - the true Balinese hospitality. We will come back.
    Lester Q, Singapore

  • May 15th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016

    There aren't enough words in the English language to convey how awesome our experience has been at Ombak Laut. Every little thing was taken care off, every need attended to, every desire sated. The staff are the real highlight of this villa, their knowledge knows no boundaries and their promptness is adorable. They went above and beyond to cater to dietary demands, producing, incredible dishes at short notice. The rooms were kept spotlessly clean and landscaping was maintained to the most amazing standards. The amenities were wonderful and we really enjoy the swimming pool, the tennis court, bale sunset. I must mention the upstairs room, where we spent hours playing billiards and board games. Ombak Laut is amazing in every way imaginable. Highly recommended. Thank you.
    Rishabh M, Hong Kong

  • May 13th, 2016 - May 15th, 2016

    Thank you for letting us stay in your "Corner of Paradise" and making such beautiful memories for us. Great place, super staff.
    Chris T, Australia

  • April 29th, 2016 - May 3rd, 2016

    Thank you for letting us stay with your "corner of paradise" and making beautiful memories for us. We enjoy everything. What an amazing place, thank you so much for helping us make this beautiful place as our home for few days, the staff very caring, great cook, we will miss it a lots. Great place, super staff, we will back.
    Pierreq H, Singapore

  • April 16th, 2016 - April 24th, 2016

    What a wonderful place, thanks for everything, you are just perfect staff, driver, gardener, don't change anything. We enjoyed our stay and will be back ASAP.
    Stephan C, Thailand

  • March 28th, 2016 - April 2nd, 2016

    Thank you Putu, Wayan, and everyone at Villa Ombak laut for perfect stay, we are especially grateful for the amazing food and service. We have been to Bali countless times but have never found a villa that combines this much physical beauty with this level of food, service, hospitality. it was hard to leave even for the few outings that we managed. Thank you for an amazing and relaxing, peaceful week, we hope to return. PS : Landscaping & gardener are amazing.
    David B, Hong Kong

  • February 29th, 2016 - March 8th, 2016

    Its really a paradise on earth, lovely view, caring service, delicious food, and above all peace and calm.
    Deborah W, Australia

  • February 6th, 2016 - February 11th, 2016

    We had a great time in this Villa. The staff were brilliant and view was fabulous. The experience was unforgettable. Thank you so much for having us here.
    Wei H, United Kingdom

  • June 25th, 2015 - July 10th, 2015

    Beautiful and peaceful place have had wonderful family holiday and the most excellent staff. Had the most amazing time here do not want to leave. Thanks for making us all feel so welcome, would love to come back again.
    Margaret V, United Kingdom

  • April 24th, 2015 - April 26th, 2015

    Amazing villa with an awesome outlook to the wild seas. If you want peace and serenity, this is perfect. Wonderful staff to help make the experience magical.
    Grahame W, Singapore

  • March 19th, 2015 - March 20th, 2015

    Absolutely stunning old Bali charm and feel. Beautiful grounds. One of the best in Bali. Villa staff lovely and well trained. Highly recommended!
    April P, Indonesia

  • February 14th, 2015 - February 17th, 2015

    Absolutely Beautiful Property with an amazing staff!
    Kim H, Hong Kong

  • December 26th, 2014 - January 1st, 2015

    It was exactly what we hoped for and more. Great villa. Wonderful amount of space. Magnificent views. Thoughtful, caring and attentive staff. And surprisingly wonderful garden.
    Christina A, Australia

  • September 13th, 2014 - September 20th, 2014

    Wonderful staff, sensational chef stunning location and grounds. Superb holiday for family and friends.
    Lynne Hayward, Australia