We often say 353 Degrees North is an experience, not just a destination. And this starts from the moment you reach the beach in Sanur. We recommend our guests travel with Rocky Fast Cruise from Sanur to Lembongan. The Rocky team are organised and have everything under control, from loading your bags onto the boat to getting you to the beach on Lembongan and then helping you off the boat. A short wait for your bags and the Rocky transport is taking you through Jungut Batu village up the famous hill to 353 Degrees North.
It’s funny how the boat trip and transport ride leaves you speechless but how can you talk when stunning blue waters and white sand beaches are zipping by you? And no one is checking their phone when they are on the truck heading to the villa, the views of the jungle, the village, the stunning view to Mount Agung – they seem to take over your thoughts!
Arriving at the villa you go up the stone driveway and see the crisp white building ahead of you, draped with green leaves and beautiful brightly coloured flowers. Usually Molly, and now her little buddy Max, will meet you at the front gate – tails wagging because new people to love have arrived! On a side note, Molly and Max are the villa’s resident dogs. The staff look after them while their island mamma Jodie is in Australia. They are typical island dogs though and tend to disappear to go catch up with their friends. But feel free to adore them and give them cuddles when they are around.
The 353 Degrees North team will meet you at the door when you reach the villa, with fresh watermelon juice to start your 353 Degrees North experience. The staff at the villa are discreet so you can enjoy your time at the villa, however they are close by whenever you need them. Meet the gorgeous team of: Kiri, who handles your transport and bookings when in Bali; Dana, villa manager; and Ocha and Ketut who look after you in the villa. And Eka, who is the villa night watchman.
Then the villa takes over. I always say the villa has it’s own personality – whether it’s the stunning sunrises in the morning or the gorgeous tiny birds that dart over the pool just before sunset, there is an energy in the villa that captivates.
The villa was created to make sure you felt at home while enjoying a holiday in luxury and the 353 Degrees North experience is one that stays with you long after you leave. The gorgeous people you meet along the way and at the villa, the stunning views across to Mount Agung, the colours of the villa that somehow instantly create a sense of peace and relaxation, and the long lazy days spent lying by the pool – 353 Degrees North is definitely an experience, not just a destination.
The only negative… when the experience ends and it’s time to leave your island home for wherever your usual home is. We understand as we feel that way too when we leave! So to help continue the holiday experience, we have created a Members newsletter which will keep you up to date with villa and island news, special 353 Degrees North packages, and of course it will include stunning photos from the villa – a bit of holiday inspiration!
Just make sure to click on our ‘subscribe now’ button on the website and you go on our mailing list. All details are private and confidential so your email goes to us and no one else. We are also on Facebook and Instagram for your daily daydream holiday fix!
Come visit 353 Degrees North – it’s what a holiday in paradise should be!