Village People

COURTESY OF DESA SENI

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Desa Seni's typical village houses offer atypical comfort

With over 17,000 islands, the Indonesian archipelago has enough travel possibilities to exhaust a lifetime. But if all you can spare is a few days, consider the microcosm that is Desa Seni, desaseni.com. At this Balinese resort, the accommodation consists of 10 traditional wooden homes, offering one, two or three bedrooms each. Houses are in various ethnic styles and have been imported from different regions of Indonesia before being rebuilt and refurbished. Some are over a century old. They are laid out in the manner of a typical village, and decorated with handicrafts, antiques and paintings from all over...

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