Kemah Tinggi is tucked away in Seseh, a quietly welcoming traditional fishing village a few kilometres north of Canggu. Approached via a winding lane between palm and jackfruit trees, Seseh and its tiny neighbour Sogsogan are surrounded by lush green rice fields stretching back from a rugged black sand beach. Distant volcanoes emerge from the early morning haze whilst the villagers goes about their day to the chorus of cockerels and cheerful voices.
This villa is one of Bali's most seductive and serene private hideaways, and being away from the bustle has its advantages. Our staff all live locally and will be delighted to offer guests privileged insights into Bali’s old culture, Hindu traditions and the local life which prevail in this delightful rural setting. Here you will still see ducks herded, the morning’s catch landed, rice planted and harvested, and perhaps an elderly farmer in a conical hat teetering on a rusty bicycle, a scythe tucked in his waistband. Your stay may well also coincide with the many festivals in which villagers from miles around converge on Seseh’s important temple to perform cleansing ceremonies in traditional dress bearing intricate towers of fruit and flower offerings.
Although guests will no doubt find it hard to resist using our complementary chauffeured car to discover the shopping, dining and sights elsewhere on the island, there is nothing more enticing than returning to the oasis of Kemah Tinggi and its staff at the end of a long hot day. Enjoy a relaxing massage, a dip in the pool, or savour a cool drink as the sun sets, the candles begin to flicker and you contemplate the delicious dinner that lies ahead. Relax - you're home.
Distances and Day Trips from Kemah Tinggi
Cemagi and Cepaka
2.5 km and 10km respectively. (20 minute walk/drive).
Interesting rural villages where some of our staff live. Traditional Balinese family compounds, ricefield views and local warungs (cafes).
9.4 km (20 mins drive or a walk along the beach).
Surf Break, boutiques, fine dining or casual beers and BBQ. Sunset tapas and cocktails to live music at the Como.
8km (15 minutes)
Local market town off the tourist trail with an interesting batik shop. Can be combined with a trip to Tanah Lot.
Canggu & Berawa
8 & 12 km respectively (20-30 mins drive)
It-Scene shopping, dining & bars. Finns Recreation club with waterslides, trampolines, bowling, tennis.
8 km (15 minutes).
Tourist markets, historic sea temple, iconic photo opportunities. Early morning is the best time to visit to avoid crowds.
Legian, Seminyak, Double Six Beach
15 km (30-50 minutes, depending on time of day).
Boutiques, spas, fine and casual dining, bars, family friendly swimming beach.
19km (50 minutes)
Waterbom park for a fun family day out for all ages. Go early to avoid traffic.
30 km (1 hour)
Famous market, art galleries, local crafts, monkey forest (be careful - the residents are pro’s!), excellent dining & spas. Stunning ricefield terraces. Whitewater rafting. Backroad bike rides through local villages.
40km (75 minutes)
Sacred temple, clifftop views, luxury resorts, famed white-sand beaches. Surfing. Jimbaran Seafood. Traffic can be tricky enroute.
48 km (75 minutes)
Volcanic lake views and important temple. Treetop Adventure Park.
70 km (2 hours)
A sunrise trek experience for the hardy (or keen!).
Denpasar International Airport
24km (45-60 minutes depending on time of day).