Citakara Sari is translated as “The Essence of Arts.” The richness of Balinese arts is what drew us to this unique land in the first place. Every aspect of Balinese culture, from government functions to religious ceremonies, is a creative endeavor. This vibrant and lively approach to life has informed the concept and design of Citakara Sari Villas. Our 3 villas are located in Candi Dasa area, a quiet haven on the coast of east Bali, completely unlike most tourist destinations on the island. Candi Dasa was ‘discovered’ in the mid-eighties, but has remained a quiet refuge for artists, writers, and discerning travelers, seeking a beautiful retreat away from larger westernized resorts.
At each villa we have fully equipped kitchens open to our guests; enterprising cooks can experiment with Balinese ingredients, which are readily available at the local markets. The meals can be prepared by our cooks as well. Exotic fruits and spices are readily available, some even grow at our garden. There are also many good restaurants in the area, ranging from small Warungs, or cafés, to upscale establishments where Western chefs experiment with fusions of Balinese and Western food, and even offer cooking classes. The bustle of major cities like Ubud and Denpasar are within easy commuting distance, their excitement and entertainment is no more than one hour’s drive from Citakara Sari.
Citakara Sari Villas were designed to combine elements of the traditional and the modern: Javanese woodwork of 2 villas called Joglo and Saraswati and Balinese thatching of the villa Yoga Bale met western amenities and resulted in a comfortable, natural design. We have utilized glass doors all over our villas to create the feel of open space prized in contemporary Balinese architecture. And in front of it all, the ocean, framed by one of the only white-sand beaches to be found in Candi Dasa.