Taman Ahimsa means 'Garden of Peace' which, apart from the rhythmic waves breaking just beyond the boundary of this magical seven-bedroomed villa on Bali's south-west coast, describes the setting perfectly. Traditional materials of thatch, coconut husks, bamboo, rattan and recycled wood enhance a stunning natural environment, while Indonesian artefacts and ornate handmade fabrics lend unique character to interiors. After a day of relaxation or an invigorating massage by the pool, let your taste buds be dazzled by the villa's skilled chef and his team before heading back to your dreamy bedroom pavilion with its starlit ocean views. Taman Ahimsa is in the tiny village of Cemagi on Bali's southwest coast, 11km north of Canggu and 9km south of Tanah Lot sea temple. Cemagi is approached through the pretty village of Mengening, along narrow streets surrounded by rice fields and punctuated by holy banyan trees. Although only 14km from the cosmopolitan glamour of Seminyak, these two villages retain the customs and culture of old Bali – there is a daily fruit and vegetable market, cows are herded through the fields and you can watch the rice and other crops being planted and harvested. Vibrant temple ceremonies are also a common sight, and you will often hear the sound of ritual music. The pretty beach in front of Taman Ahimsa offers delightful walks but is unsafe for swimming.