and Sharon Karyasa adore Bali and the traditional Hindu spiritual ceremonies
and culture which are part of their everyday lives.
Made is Balinese and has been in tourism almost as long as he has been speaking.
His first job was in the magical Sangeh Monkey Forest playing the Gamelan, a traditional Balinese instrument. He would sit outside the Monkey Forest busking to tourists when he was only six years old.
His varied customer service experience includes being head maître d for the exclusive Kunis Japanese restaurant in Seminyak, where he met and became friends with people from all over the world.
Made presently operates Laughing Buddha Bali Tours, his tours are well known for his speciality in providing private guided excursions.
With his expert knowledge on the ancient Hindu culture and cheeky personality, Made’s motto is to ensure that all guests have fun and most importantly laugh.
Sharon was born in Australia, her diverse work experience includes holding managerial positions for five star hotels in Australia and Europe. Sharon is a published author, Journalist, poet and inspirational speaker. Sharon scribes regularly on her website sharonkaryasa.com in addition to publications such as The Jakarta Post and the The Bali Advertiser.
Sharon has had a long love affair with Bali and after a spiritual experience, took some time out to immerse herself in the Balinese culture. After a chance meeting with Made they fell in love and married shortly after meeting.
Sharon and Made’s mutual respect for all nationalities and their advocacy for cultural inclusion, transcended a dream to a reality. Tri Sandhya Villa commenced business in 2013 and quickly became a space for travellers from all over the world to truly relax and unwind from the pressures of everyday life. Since opening its doors Tri Sandhya Villa has seen over fifty different nationalities stay and enjoy the magic.
"We love people, we love Bali and we respect all cultures, nationalities and religions.
Thank you for finding us, we wish you a warm welcome to Tri Sandhya Villa and Laughing Buddha Bali Tours. A truly special place on Earth to enjoy the magic.
We can’t wait to meet you soon, safe travel to Paradise".
Blessings from Made & Sharon.