About Citakara Sari Estate

Citakara Sari Estate is a tranquil compound comprised of three separate villas.

The expansive grounds (6200m2) with decorative bushes, tropical flowers, over 100 palm trees, encased in an immaculate green grass lawn connects the three villas and leads to 40m wide beachfront.  Ocean side is a magnificent infinity pool, a dining pavilion, bale, and a private white sand beach (constructed on top of the sea wall) suitable for lounging, dining, massage, lessons in yoga, art, dance or music—taught by our artists in residence.  Just steps below is a safe natural white sand beach, protected from big waves by a coral reef. Citakara Sari is home to one of the few natural white sand beaches left in the Candi Dasa area.  A state-of-the-art tennis court is a rare highlight in a private villa. Good equipment (rackets, balls) is provided.  After a match you can jump in the pool or snorkel at the beach.

Citakara Sari villas are constructed using reclaimed teak wood, old coconut palm trees from our land, clay, and thatch to blend seamlessly with the natural landscape of a coconut grove. We built around the trees in an effort to cut as few as possible. Those that were cut were repurposed as columns and structural elements of our buildings.

Over 100 palm trees, an immaculate green grass lawn, and a 40m wide beachfront

Our villas are named Saraswati, Joglo, and Yoga Bale. Wonderful ocean views are ubiquitous at the estate and from every villa guests can enjoy the ocean panorama.  Each villa is equipped with living / dining room, kitchen, media room and two bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms.  Rent all villas together and have the entire grounds with private spa, pool, tennis court, and ponds for exclusive use.

tennis-about-squareCitakara Sari, is located in East Bali in Mendira village close to Candi Dasa. East Bali is known as the real Bali where rice terraces spill down hillsides under swaying palms, and traditional villages remain intact. The culture of the region carries on as it has for centuries with little adaptation. Guests are likely to see ceremonies and temple festivities and enjoy a welcome alternative to the touristy hustle and bustle of South Bali and Ubud.

Citakara Sari welcomes people interested in learning about Balinese arts and culture from some of the best artists on the island.  With advanced notice, we can offer guests a Balinese cultural immersion program. The program is carefully designed to introduce our guests to Balinese arts by visiting private studios, art shops, exhibitions, and museums, or participating in workshops, performances, and concerts. Training sessions in Balinese dance, music, and singing are conveniently taught by artists-in-residence at the estate. Many of the artists involved in our program have world-class reputations and have traveled internationally giving performances, lectures, and seminars. Our guests will be able to meet people who are passionate about arts.

Wonderful ocean views are ubiquitous at the estate and from every villa guests can enjoy the ocean panorama.

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Our Villas

Villa Saraswati, named after the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts, is custom made by master craftsmen from antique Joglo (houses built for royalty) from Kudus (Java). We slightly modified the antique structure and erected it at the Citakara Sari Estate.  Carved wooden walls, soaring ceilings that promote air circulation (assisted by nine powerful fans) keep the building cool even on the hottest Balinese days. There are many places to tranquilly rest in Villa Saraswati, including a bale with an ocean view and large welcoming front porch with daybeds and antique armchairs. Read more

Villa Joglo is an antique teak Joglo house from Java with contemporary architectural elements. This elegant two-story home has all the conveniences of a contemporary villa well suited to our beachfront location. There is a semi-open spa with granite soaking tub and sauna attached. Koi fishponds grace the entrance. Wrap around granite porches are on the first and second floors. Read more

Villa Yoga Bale is grandiose semi-open living space with a seven-meter high ceiling made with local thatch. Antique Javanese (gebyok) walls are united with large panes of glass to create a traditional/contemporary blend in a fully air-conditioned downstairs bedroom. Attached to the bedroom is a semi-open bathroom with a separate shower and hand made terrazzo bathtub. Flowers and green trees grace the bathroom and add to the elegant tropical atmosphere. Upstairs is an open bedroom with a large king size bed, desk, lounging chairs, and bathroom with open show and terrazzo tub. Read more

From the moment we arrived at Citakara Sari Estate, the welcoming staff and the magnificently appointed villas combined to give us the holiday of a lifetime.

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