About Puri Nirwana
Nirwana is a state of perfect happiness, an idyllic place. It’s the perfect name for this patch of paradise poised by a black-sand beach on the edge of Cucukan, a traditional Balinese village on the island’s south-eastern shore. Villa Puri Nirwana dazzles with its sweeping sea vistas and stunning contemporary-colonial architecture —colonnaded verandas, highly decorated ceilings, acres of marble floor, plantation shuttered windows, light-filled interiors, and profound sense of space that invokes heritage hotels and bygone days of grand travel. Flitting through shaded corridors are smartly uniformed staff, ever ready with an ice-cold towel, refreshing drink and ready smile.
Somerset Maugham would have felt quite at home here, gazing through the row of Casuarina trees lining the beach across the ocean to Nusa Penida rising on the horizon. 21st Century travelers will welcome more contemporary luxuries: supremely comfortable beds in all six suites, air-conditioning even in the stately ensuite bathrooms, a media room and gourmet kitchen.
It’s easy to slip into a transcendent state in such a blissful setting. Start the day with an early morning stroll along the promenade, meeting fishermen with their catch as Gunung Agung’s mystical peak appears above the clouds. Spend mornings by the pool, mesmerised by the breakers foaming on the shore. In the heat of the day retreat to the upper level lounge to play pool or just relax in the sea breeze. Enjoy an afternoon siesta or massage in the ornately carved joglo spa. In the early evening cool, savour the sunset with a cocktail in the raised beach-edge balé, serenaded by the surf and cicadas. Then gather around the gargantuan dining table for a gourmet dinner prepared by the accomplished villa chef.
Rest, recharge, renew. Repeat. How can it get any better?