The Sungu Resort and Spa in Penestanan Village, Ubud offers visitors a uniquely traditional and ethnic experience through its designs, furnishings and management philosophy. The barn-shaped building of The Sungu Resort is a great representation of the Balinese culture and heritage as it was used to store crop yields and food supply in the past. The resortís General Manager, I Gede Geria explains that maintaining and caring for the barn-shaped building is a form of respect to Dewi Sri, the figure of Goddess of prosperity responsible for protecting the welfare of farmers. The resort is fully committed to preserving this traditional structure as part of its Heritage Concept.
With only 15 rooms, the resort is small yet beautiful as staff members strive to maintain Ubudís image as the centre of arts and culture in Bali. The word ìSunguî is a Balinese word that refers to the seashell or sangka-kala (trumpet of the soul). These types of trumpets were used in earlier times as means of communication to tribes or villages nearby. The Sungu trumpet was also used as an instrument for spiritual healing. With different types of rooms including the Sungu Superior, Deluxe Sungu, Duplex Villa Sungu and Pool Villa Sungu, youíll be sure to enjoy your holiday retreat to the maximum. Take advantage of the resortís range of amenities including a swimming pool, in-house Balinese Spa, and a specially designed restaurant serving guests a fusion of Balinese, Indonesian and Western dishes in a romantically designed environment, giving you the impression that youíre dining in the middle of a fine art gallery. As part of its initiative in promoting healthy living, the resortís Afternoon Tea serves organic, traditional snacks including Balinese Cakes that are made without any artificial sweeteners. Do make sure to try a piece, as these cakes are complementary for all in-house guests. The Sungu Resort also offers a free guided walking program that takes you through lush green paddy fields. A shuttle to various artistic venues around Ubud is available free of charge at your disposal. Having the works of some of Baliís most renowned artists close by; Maestro in Rudana Museum and Rudana Fine Art Gallery, guests at The Sungu, will enjoy free admission along with free transportation to the galleries.
The Sungu Resort and Spa is perfect for those looking for understated elegance and lasting impressions. During your stay, youíll be able to immerse yourself in truly authentic ethnic Balinese experiences from an agrarian society ñ the barn shaped building and friendly, cheerful people who live in the traditional villages nearby will surely give you a once-in-a-lifetime stay, filled with unique memories and one-of-a-kind moments. With the tagline: Supreme, Serene and sacred, The Sungu Resort & Spa is dedicated to contribute even more to Baliís tourism industry in the near future.
Jl. Penestanan, Ubud, Bali 80571
Ph: +62 361 975719