We were lucky enough to be able to share a few days with a lovely family through the Alam Sari Homestays. We were unsure of where to go initially but our taxi dropped us off at the Alam Sari Resort where we were welcomed and permitted to use their pool facilities. This was very refreshing.
We were then picked up by Putu (our host) who was a lovely gentle man full of enthuisiasm and kindness. He was very eager to share his life with us and we eagerly listened and learnt. We also spent some time at the Keliki Art School were we learnt a little about Keliki art. What a beautiful form of art work it is- labour intensive with a great attention to detail. Highly recommend you have a look at it.
Our first evening was spent with Putu, and his family- his daughter spoke lovely English. We learnt more about their religious beliefs and the many offerings that they were preparing. We had a lovely evening with this very warm and generous family.
Unfortunately for us we were at Alam Sari for one of their most important religious days which meant that there were prior commitments that the family had so we were unable to spend more time with them on this occasion.
The room we had was comfortable with a lovely outdoor area to sit and enjoy the tasty home cooked breakfast. Showers did not have hot water, though this was not really an issue as weather was very hot. Room was equipped with a fan. The Alam Sari Resort is a 15 minute walk away and we were able to utilise their pool facilities and restaurant.
It would be useful to have your own transport as the homestay is a bit isolated from other things. It was only a 15-20 minute drive to the beautiful Tegalalang Ricefields.
We felt very honoured to meet such lovely people and to be welcomed so warmly into their family compound. Thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alam Sari homestays are guest rooms built into family compounds in the artist village of Keliki, near Ubud. Set among the rice fields and temples of this artist village, each homestay offers you the chance to experience the daily life of the Balinese as well as the cultural and natural attractions of the Ubud area. Join us in our comfortable guest rooms and come face to face with the real Bali. ... more less
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