The Bijoux is an old carved teak rice barn from Java. Sleep in a double sized Chinese antique carved bed. Enjoy our friendly staff. You get to the Bijoux by walking along paths in the rice fields far from traffic. For neighbors: ducks, rice farmers, and an exotic collection of local Balinese, travelers, artists and healers. A 2 minute rice field walk to wonderful restaurants. Another 3 minutes to our local village, with its shops and restaurants. And a 15 minute walk to Ubud central.
We will work with you to organize your arrival, get taxi quotes, find help carrying your luggage and organize your welcome.
We will send you "Hints", which contain your Internet passwords, staff phone numbers and suggestions about what to bring with you when you arrive. We suggest that you print Hints and use them while you pack.
We will also send you a Guide to Local Adventure to help you plan excursions. Adventures include the Elephant Park, Bird Park, the Zoo, scuba and snorkeling, cycling, rafting, paragliding, dolphin watch, cooking school, yoga, spas, and restaurants. Our taxi driver is a registered tour guide, who can take you on wonderful trips.
In the rice fields, far from roads, a real get away. Unique and exotic. A wooden veranda for lounging or dining, antique carved wood tables, chairs and bench. Look over the fields as you cook in the small kitchen on the veranda. Small fridge, carved marble sink, granite counter top and carved wood surround. The veranda is a place to sit and contemplate the rice fields, ducks, local rice farmers, and the Ganesha statue in the garden.
The bathroom has a petrified wood sink and carved lime stone pedestal. Open style stone floored shower, teak and woven bamboo walls.
Kind Balinese staff will look after you, tell you where to shop, find restaurants, direct you to car and motor bike rentals. They can explain Bali culture and temple visits.
You reach the house by walking along foot paths in the rice fields, far from traffic noise. Walk 3 minutes to a variety of local restaurants, yoga studio, spa/massage, and several small shops. There are motor bike rental shops, two taxi stands and a large super market close by. Walk 5 minutes to the restaurants and shops of our local village or walk 15 minutes into Ubud.
The best walks wind through rice fields, down to our river and its jungle, past views of the Western mountains, past rice field ducks and rice farmers, to the local Hindu temple. You can put on traditional temple clothes and be welcomed for local Hindu temple ceremonies.
Get to your house by walking up Steps for exercise, on flat walking paths, or by motor bike. For people who like to walk and climb steps, because these rice fields are built on hills and terraces. Best for children who are old enough to look after themselves around verandas, fish ponds and swimming pool, but not for very young children unless closely supervised.