Guests will be treated to a sumptuous array of culinary treats at Taman Ahimsa, where the chef and his team will tantalise tastebuds with fresh, wholesome and healthy food.
Our in-house chef prides himself on sourcing garden-fresh local organic produce daily to create soups, salads, raw food, seafood and meat dishes in his state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, utilising Ayurvedic principles. The freshest seafood, bought direct from local fishermen, is delivered to the doorstep.
The chef’s spin on Indonesian food, from his fresh spring rolls with tamarind and papaya dipping sauce, traditional mixed satays or Bebek Betutu (Balinese roast duck marinated with local ground herb and spices) provide a wonderful introduction to the delights of the region’s cuisine.
The menu is packed full with suggestions ranging from pizzas and pastas to curries and the signature house dish, Taman Ahimsa chicken roulade. Or if you have a special craving and want the chef to create something from your own repertoire, he will be happy to oblige. And be sure to try one of his amazing desserts, such as the live tiramisu or the strawberry tart that can be paired with home-made ice creams and sorbets.
Taman Ahimsa’s vast suggestion menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day snacks. We recommend that you discuss your meal choices with manager Pramawathi and chef Nyoman and let them know about any special likes, dislikes or dietary needs.
If you’d like a special celebratory meal we suggest giving Nyoman and his team at least 24 hours notice so that the necessay arangements can be made.
Food and beverage charges
Groceries and beverages are charged at cost price. On arrival, guests are asked to provide a ‘float’ with which the chef and his team will buy the groceries, keeping all receipts for guest reference.
One of the greatest advantages of staying in a villa is the personal service provided by a dedicated team of professional staff.
At Taman Ahimsa, warm and radiant Balinese smiles are the signature of the staff team who hail predominantly from the local village of Cemagi and are always delighted to share their insights into Balinese culture and the surrounding area, looking after every guest to ensure a perfect holiday. Taman Ahimsa staff are attentive yet discreet, able to second guess the needs of even the most discerning guests.
Fluent in English, the villa manager is on hand to ensure that you get the most out of your stay and can arrange for yoga or martial arts teachers and traditional Balinese healers to visit the villa. The villa manager can also organise restaurant bookings, cultural tours or even horse riding on the beachfront.
Our chef can prepare extraordinary cuisines from around the world as well as local Indonesian dishes. He is supported by an expert cook and waitress.
Two supervisors and five butlers will take care of all the villa’s housekeeping requirements and serve guests throughout the day until 11pm.
The garden is lovingly tended each day by two gardeners.
The experienced driver has a seven seater car and is available for eight hours per day at USD$35++ per day (excluding petrol). Get him to take you to a secluded beach spot or for a shopping safari to Seminyak.
Security staff are on site to take care of your safety needs 24 hours a day.
The family friendly advantages of a villa holiday are many, including access to your own private facilities and the freedom to use them whenever you want. Knowing that the kids can run around happily, independently and safely, without you having to worry about other guests, is a real plus – and one that means parents are certain to have a more relaxed holiday too.
Taman Ahimsa’s rambling garden makes a magical playground for kids, the perfect place to play hide-and-seek, or even just chase the butterflies. There are plenty of grassy areas to kick a ball around or throw a frisbee. The pool is unfenced but there is no shortage of comfortable places for parents to relax while they watch their toddlers frolic, and pool toys are available on request.
If the kids tire of that, the beach is right on your doorstep, lapped by the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean. Here, they can collect shells and build sandcastles, and older kids can venture out in Taman Ahimsa’s two canoes. Parents should be aware that the surf in Bali can be tricky and the beach here is unpatrolled so constant supervision is necessary.
During downtime kids can watch one of the many DVDs on the 32-inch plasma screen in the TV room or play with the toys provided.
The team of friendly staff at Taman Ahimsa will make children feel as welcome as adults, and having these willing helpers on hand gives guests plenty of flexibility and freedom to do their own exploring beyond the villa grounds (full-time babysitting incurs a small extra cost).
Although the equipped kitchen allows you to prepare meals for fussy eaters or babies with ease, staff will happily to do this for you – just talk through your requirements and meal schedules with the villa manager or chef and they will take care of the rest. The chef can customise all meals to suit children’s taste buds.
Don’t worry about packing all that cumbersome kids’ equipment for your stay. Just let us know what you need, and anything we don’t have in-house we can hire on your behalf (click here to see list of available hire items).
If the excitement of exploring the villa starts to wear thin, check out our Things to do page; there’s plenty in the area to keep all the family amused throughout the holiday.
Succumb to the touch of a traditional Balinese healer and book a massage under the covered balé overlooking the ocean, or head to Fivelements, Bidadari Beauty Sanctuary at Puri Ahimsa (Taman Ahimsa’s sister property in Ubud) for a vast array of healing spa treatments using pure, plant-sourced products inspired by traditional Balinese recipes.
Some of the unique and enriching treatments at Bidadari Beauty Sanctuary include:
This mood-lifting experience begins with a Balinese chocolate-almond scrub, followed by a decadent body mask of warm, melted chocolate drizzled over your body. For the final touch, you will receive an invigorating cacao butter body massage to lock in moisture and further activate your emotional senses.
Surrender your thoughts as your body is massaged with pure virgin coconut oil, one of nature’s healing miracles. Indulge in a hydrating coconut milk bath with our signature Shanti essence and heavenly frangipani flowers.
Balinese Garden Facial
Feel the benefits of powerful ingredients selected from local gardens and blended together to create this traditionally inspired beauty ritual.
Fivelements Crème Bath
This restorative treatment begins with a relaxing hair wash using Fivelements signature hair care products, followed by a deeply hydrating hair and scalp massage. A hot towel compress allows the hair to absorb these body-loving nutrients while your neck, shoulders and arms are massaged with calming acupressure techniques. A final Balinese flower rinse will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized.