Cepaka, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Looking to step off life’s treadmill and slip away from the crowds for some sensory re-sourcing and tranquil breathing space?

The one dilemma facing you on arrival at the aptly named Villa Maya Retreat is this: how will you ever leave?

Villa Maya Retreat rests at the base of a gorge on the banks of the Penet River in the pretty village of Cepaka on Bali’s south-western coast.

This utterly private paradise is all about time out, and time together – for both relaxation and socialising.

The tropical architecture and interiors pay tribute to traditional Balinese design, with open-sided alang-alang thatched living pavilions facing the 12-meter green-stone swimming pool, and six individual bedroom pavilions – three with plunge pools – thoughtfully laid out to maximise privacy and views.

There are loads of outdoor living spaces among the lush jungle gardens too: after lunch on the dining deck, retreat to the shade of the poolside bale, enjoy a massage in the large curtain-swathed garden bale, or sip pre-dinner drinks on the lounge terrace overhanging the river.

Maya is ideal for families and groups of friends looking for a get-away-from-it-all place in a stunning location with lots of social space for partying and quiet corners for private time.

While there’s no reason to leave – everything you need is at your fingertips and an experienced chef is on hand to prepare and serve delicious home-cooked Asian and Western meals – a driver is on standby for those eager to explore the island or scout Seminyak’s hip restaurants, bars and shops a 45 minute drive away.

Beyond the villa, Cepaka village offers guests a glimpse of rural and religious traditions unchanged across generations.

This is a place to breathe in the essence of Bali, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated for your return home.

Cepaka, Bali, Indonesia
12 people (six bedroom pavilions with king-size beds)
2 extra beds for kids may be set up on guest request at additional charge
Open-sided living/dining pavilion, TV lounge, riverside lounge terrace
Villa manager, chef, 2 villa attendants, 2 gardeners/pool attendants, 2 security guards
Masseuse and babysitter on request
Western, Asian, vegetarian and children’s menu
Requests accommodated (including special diets)
WiFi internet access, landline for local calls, mobile phone coverage
IDD on request
Baby cot, high chair, car seat, DVDs, games
Satellite TV and DVD player, surround-sound system, CD player, iPod dock
Car and driver available for 8 hours at a special rate of USD35++ per day (excluding petrol)
Safety deposit boxes

– Open-sided, fan-cooled dining pavilion /living area overlooking the swimming pool
– 10-seater solid wood dining table
– Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel worktops and appliances
– TV lounge housed in large pavilion, with 42-inch satellite TV and DVD player, sofas and good collection of magazines and DVDs
– Indonesian artifacts and stone statues throughout
– Lush gardens shaded by tropical rainforest
– Picturesque river bank setting
– 12-meter green stone swimming pool, surrounded by timber deck with sun loungers shaded by white ceremonial umbrellas
– Al fresco dining area overlooking the pool
– Traditional-style bales and secret garden hangouts
– Atmospheric outdoor furnished terrace overhanging the river
– Entrance to the villa by stone stairs carved into a river gorge, alongside a trickling waterfall
– Secluded setting with private garden
– 5-meter plunge pool and timber sundeck overlooking the river
– Semi outdoor bathroom with terrazzo bathtub and rain shower made from black volcanic stone
– Walk-in dressing room
– Small TV lounge
– Sheltered patio with daybed.
– Air Conditioned
– Three spacious thatch-roofed sleeping pavilions are nestled along the riverbank, with wonderful jungle views
– Indoor sitting areas with rattan sofa and marble topped coffee table
– Glass doors leading to outdoor terrace
– Semi outdoor bathrooms set into stone cliff face with twin vanities and lava stone rain showers
– One suite with terrazzo bath tub, TV and DVD player. The other two equipped with their own music system
– Air Conditioned
– Two additional suites are set higher up with scenic valley views
– Plunge pools surrounded by timber deck with sun loungers
– Black rattan sofas with white cushions
– En suite bathrooms with tubs and rain showers – one is semi-open air, the other totally enclosed
– Air Conditioned
Cepaka Village
0.50 km
Echo Beach
9 km
9 km
10 km
Tanah Lot
10 km
15 km
23 km
23 km
Denpasar Airport
25 km
Villa Maya Retreat is situated in a jungle-clad river gorge close to the village of Cepaka in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, known as Bali’s ‘rice bowl’ due to its vast terraced rice fields.
This quaint village bordering the Penet River is a rare example of a traditional Balinese community untouched by tourism and the rapid development to the south of the island.
Villa guests are accorded a privileged insight into the agricultural, religious and daily life of the friendly villagers.
Just 12 kilometers away is the famed Tanah Lot sea temple and the award-winning Greg Norman-designed Nirwana Bali Golf Course. The nearest surf beaches, including Echo Beach, are about eight kilometers from the villa.
Different rates for using
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 bedrooms


$490 $441/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.


Bali, Indonesia
A trip to Bali can be filled with culture, nature, art, the spiritual or, even better, all of these. Apart from the wealth of Bali attractions, from the spectacular beaches of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak, or Ubud’s cultural heart and picturesque terraced rice fields, the northeastern coastal towns and Lombok Island are hidden gems awaiting discovery.
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites such as cliffside Uluwatu Temple. To the south, the beachside city of Kuta has lively bars, while Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns. The island is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
Planning your luxury holiday, we are with you every step along the way.
If the villa of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the villa can be arranged. A villa manager will meet and greet you at the airport ensuring your transfer to the villa is smooth and effortless.
Private tours and boat hire can also be arranged in advance. We will handle the arrangements to collect and return you to your villa after the event. Why not enjoy a fabulous day out and explore the surrounding islands and national marine park on a luxury speed boat?
Book a car with us and have it waiting at your villa when you arrive, we have a wide range of vehicles from a 2 seat Suzuki Jeep to a 7 seat Toyota Fortuner. Price includes comprehensive insurance, unlimited miles, collection and delivery, and optional baby and booster seats.
Prior to your arrival we will send you a food and wine shopping list allowing us to stock the villa with your favorite foods and beverages.
Once on site, your resident villa staff will ensure the villa is kept clean and tidy. Your villa manager is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize island activities, massage and spa treatments, as well as helping communicate requests to the Thai chef and dealing with any matter arising at the villa. Bed linen is changed every third day and towels are changed as necessary. Pool towels are provided and replenished as deemed necessary.
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