About 1 hour from the international airport and 5 km north of Ubud is the compound of Villa Naga. "Naga" means dragon, an auspicious sign of the Chinese zodiac. The house is designed by Dutch architect, Joost van Grieken using traditional Balinese and Javanese building materials in a very modern minimalist style. The house has been written up in a number of books and architectural magazines as part of the new Bali school of architecture. The long stretched piece of land gives far views over the Wos River - valley, is mainly facing the east, the direction of the sun and moonrise.
The modern designed pavilions were completed in spring 2001 and consist the following. From the
entrance pavilion a walkway leads through a lush garden to the central courtyard. Here is the access
to main pavilion from where you can experience your first stunning views over the valley.
bedrooms. In between the entrance from the gallery to the bedrooms is a private comfortable sitting
Via the dining area, walking over stepping-stones of the main focus fishpond, one reaches the large
living pavilion, where the kitchen and the staff quarters are housed. While traditional Balinese and
Javanese materials are used throughout, the pavilions with the thatched roofs appear to be modern,
so is most of the furniture.
By using limited selection of materials Joost enhances the simplicity and purity of the house.
Lombok grasses form the thatch of the roof, but bengkerai wood is used in the roof framework, as well
as for all the door and window fittings, and the octagonal load bearing columns; the latter are
supported by resilient Javanese white stone. All decorative and art works have been collected by the
owner during trips all over Asia. The lighting in the pavilions and gardens create another serene
atmosphere during the evenings.
Ceiling/ Wall Fan
Cable TV, DVD players
Car and driver at additional charge
IDD Telephone access
In villa chef
Scooter/ motorbike/ bicycle rental
Daily continental breakfast
Full staff including private chef,villa attendants, gardeners, technician.
In villa yoga at additional cost
In villa massage at additional cost
In villa dinning at additional charge based on groceries.
Laundry and dry cleaning service at additional charge
Night security service
Tour guide service available