The cooking class is amazing, you get to buy the products form the market while doing a visit in the morning then you cook yourself your own lunch. You do many dishes and the result is just outstanding. Highly recome d this activity, even if you are not a good cook, like me ;)
31 Aug 2018
Pesantian is a breath of fresh air in the middle of rice fields outside Ubud. Ubud is so clogged with noisy scooters and 1000s of travellers that both the roads and the footpaths are barely passable for half the day. There’s a small village very close by Pesantian where life goes on more or less as it always has. You can stroll along the road after dinner spotting fireflies - I never get tired of doing Owner Santika and his wife Ari are friendly, helpful and professional. His many years as head chef at top resorts in Bali mean that he understands the needs and wants of guests and nothing is too much trouble. Santika’s food is glorious and top restaurant standard though not expensive. Main courses are roughly $6 to 8 USD equivalent and you don’t leave hungry! I rarely eat meat but I loved his take on traditional Balinese chicken curry - and the vegan choko ( chayote) jackfruit and green bean curry in coconut milk - so good!! Santika runs cooking classes a couple of times a week - I haven’t done his course - yet - but everyone raves about them. One of the best things? My phone battery was nearly flat and Santika produced a charger so I could charge up at the table!! It’s pure pleasure to be at Pesantian.
08 Aug 2018
Love love loved our time here- the owner (who is also a chef/ runs a cooking school) is so hospitable, as well as amazing chef- all the food was mouthwatering and we felt like part of the family. The location: just out of the city, you can really feel the difference, it’s so peaceful. Perfect place to relax by the pool for a day looking out into the trees and rice paddies. The room- beautiful! Modern, quiet, good aircon and ceiling fan, the shower was perfect, bed was perfect. We will be back 100%
15 May 2018
Jl. Raya Pejeng Kangin Pesantian Villa, Pejeng Kangin, Tampaksiring 80552 Indonesia