Located just a short distance from both the provincial capital of Denpasar and the top tourist area of Seminyak, Umalas is a popular residential area of beautiful Bali, which offers luxury villa accommodation in a tranquil setting amongst the rice fields of the south-west coast, just a short distance from the main tourist attractions of the region. Those looking for a peaceful hideaway in Indonesia from which to experience the beauty of the island should consider Umalas as one of their top potential destinations in South East Asia.
Self-catering villas in Umalas provide almost the perfect balance of a peaceful base and close access to top attractions. The area is surrounded by the vast rice fields and rolling hills that cover so much of the Indonesian landscape, with nature walks and hiking great ways of exploring a region that seems like a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the densely populated cities.
Despite all this, many tourist attractions are just a short distance away. Nearby Seminyak is one of the most luxurious resorts in Bali and offers top quality shopping, dining and entertainment options, and some of the best nightlife on the island. There are also a number of family attractions in the area, including Waterbom Park and Spa in Tuban, which covers nearly 4 hectares tropical landscape with a variety of water rides and swimming pools.
Horseback riding is also popular in the area, and can be arranged at the Umalas Equestrian Resort, which is situated near the beach. The beaches themselves are covered in fine white sands, and live up to the high expectations generated by the many television travel programmes that are dedicated to this beautiful island.
A visit to Seminyak is a must during any stay in Umalas, with the popular tourist resort just 7km south, along the Jalan Raya Kerobokan road. The capital of the island, Denpasar, is 9km east of Umalas, and a shopper’s haven - with textiles, pottery, artwork and jewellery all to be found at bargain prices. Public transport links from Umalas are good, and the use of a car is not necessary to enjoy this varied and fascinating region.
Temperatures in Umalas range from 20C to 34C throughout the year, with September and October often the hottest months in which to visit, though warm weather can be expected whichever month you arrive in. Rainfall is lowest from June to September, with December to March regarded as the wettest period in which to visit Umalas.
Denpasar International Airport (DPS), also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport, is 13km south of the capital, and just 14km from Umalas. Direct flights from the UK can be hard to find however, and you may be required to make a change at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) in Jakarta.