Set in the diminishing rice fields of coastal Canggu, this community-committed and eco-conscious village resort offers authentic Indonesian cultural and spiritual experiences, immersing guests in Balinese traditions and doing a fine job in its aim of preserving the island's dwindling heritage. Laid out to resemble a traditional Balinese village in hibiscus-filled gardens, accommodations—and public spaces—are comprised of authentic antique teakwood houses (joglos), relocated from Indonesia's archipelago and restored and refurbished on-site. Each of the 13 charming, stand-alone dwellings shows individual character and history, from singles-only Village Cabins to two-bedroom Village Homes, each with canopied beds and recycled artifacts, and modified with gorgeous semi-outdoor bathrooms and roomy timbered porches (note that the TVs have no working channels; their screens are used solely for the DVD player provided). Accommodations are surrounded by working organic veggie gardens, with much of the produce ending up in the house's excellent organic and raw foods restaurant.

Desa Seni is regarded as one of Bali's premier yoga centers, with daily classes in open-air yoga pavilions (free for in-house guests), covering meditation and a huge diversity of disciplines. The resort is renowned for its transformational yoga workshops and retreats and has an exceptional holistic healing and wellness spa on-site. Guests are encouraged to participate in a daily activities program and in Balinese spiritual rituals, such as offerings to the gods at the resort's Hindu temple and altars within your joglo. Alternatively, you might just laze around the saltwater lap pool.