Secure in its own walled garden, the strikingly contemporary fully staffed Villa Hana offers four bedroom suites, including a double bunk room for kids, media room with 52-inch TV and Playstation 2, and split-level living pavilion overlooking the pool – ideal for families with kids. Surfing friends will appreciate the breezy laid-back vibe and 300-metre stroll to the surf breaks of Echo Beach. A car and driver are available at a special rate; though with the extensive in-house menu and both formal dining room and large barbecue deck, there's no need to leave the villa. Villa Hana rests just a few hundred metres from its namesake, although the real name of this surf beach at Canggu is Pantai Batu Mejan. This rural area is surrounded by fields and dotted with luxury private villas. Hotel Tugu, a fascinating living museum of priceless antiques is less than two kilometres away, while Echo Beach itself is a lively social scene with a line of restaurants and surfer hangouts resting upon a beachside buff. For surfers, this beach offers an exposed reef break with consistently good surf: May to October (dry season) is the favoured time for waves.