Sited facing the pristine, wave-sung sunset beach of Canggu and flanked by the Batu Bolong Temple and to roll of rice fields, Hotel Tugu Bali is one of Indonesia’s historical gems built by a man with a passion for the beauty of Balinese art, history and culture.
The Hotel’s lobby is a structure of extravagant beauty and stimulating traditional construction. Here in the lobby a museum’s worth of antique and artful artefacts are stunning to behold. Hotel Tugu Bali is a member of ‘Secret Retreats, a collection of small hidden gems across Asia’ and offers 19 suites, 2 villas, a spa, and several dining venues. Suites and villas here are set just steps from the beach.
The Red Puri Le Mayeur villa is the largest and grandest of the two villas here. This villa is often described by local folklore as “The Sexy Villa” as its construction was inspired by the love story of Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès who in 1932 moved to Bali in with Ni Polok, a beautiful Legong dancer and Adrien-Jean’s model.
The villa has an area of 200 square meters and is designed to appear as if floating on its own 700 square meter lotus pond as it faces the Indian Ocean. The Puri Le Mayeur villa is furnished some of the original carved furniture of Le Mayeur as well as some of the furniture carved by his blind wood carver. It was Ni Polok who made all this available. The villa also features a charming bedroom, a wonderful outdoor bath, a private plunge pool, and a veranda from where striking sunsets can be witnessed. If you wish to have a romantic dinner under the star, there is an intimate dining hut for two situated above the lotus pond, through a bridge from the Puri Le Mayeur villa.