Ambalama is 30 mins from Seminyak
Ambalama is on the outskirts of Cemagi, a traditional Balinese village, and is approximately 25 km from Bali’s international airport. Transfer time will be 45-75 minutes depending on traffic conditions. We recommend using our transport services, which are competitively priced and the drivers are knowledgeable.
Situated amidst quintessential Bali landscapes, Ambalama is an oasis for quiet, soothing relaxation yet very accessible to the nightlife of Seminyak just 30-40 minutes away.
Do you accept credit cards?
Payment for the villa rental is generally made to a designated bank account in USD. For the villa rental booking it is possible to pay by credit card through PayPal with a 4% fee. When at the villa local expenses can be charged to your credit card with a 3% surcharge.
What about gratuities?
Unless otherwise stated the villa rental EXCLUDES gratuities. We recommend a gratuity equivalent to a minimum of 5% of the total villa rental for your stay which can be passed at the end of your stay to the Head of House. The staff will of course appreciate your generosity which is at your discretion.
What are the food and beverage arrangements at the villa?
One of the many attractions of staying at a private villa is to enjoy excellent cuisine at a cost much lower than in hotels or restaurants.
Food: Ambalama has its own in-house chef exclusively for the requirements of guests. There is a villa menu but please do ask for your favourites too!
Each day the chef will discuss with you your meal requirements. Please note that we do not operate as a hotel kitchen and therefore do not stock food. If you request to eat in at short notice, please allow for the necessary time to buy the ingredients and prepare the food. When staying as a group we request you dine from a shared menu selection.
Drinks: The villa can provide soft drinks, excellent local Bintang beer and a selection of wines. We do have a limited supply of alcoholic beverages provided at cost plus an administrative charge. Of course you may bring your own beverages to the villa without charge.
Cost: When booking the whole villa exclusively food is charged at cost plus a 10% admin fee. Ingredients are bought fresh daily and payment can be made in cash or by credit card at the end of the stay or periodically. When booking by individual villa we offer a very reasonably priced menu.
How do we arrange transport?
We recommend you allow us to arrange airport transfers since the drivers are familiar with the villa location and we have the flexibility to provide the size of the van/car required. Transport for whilst you stay can be easily arranged – we have a new luxurious villa car available exclusively for guests at very reasonable rates. Rental per day, including driver and petrol is quite economical and varies depending on size and type of vehicle.
What are the activities in and around the villa?
We have a lot of activities that you can take part in and around the villa!
We have several local activities such as golf, temples and paddy fields that are within just 15 minutes of the villa. You can also take advantage of the growing number of F&B outlets at Canggu and Echo Beach just 15 mins away or Seminyak is 30 mins drive from the vila.
Want activities brought to you? Ambalama can arrange for in-house activities such as massages, yoga or traditional Balinese dance performances for a reasonable price. Please speak to the Head of House upon arrival for details.