We are pleased to share with you the experiences of our guests.
We would appreciate it if you would like to contribute to this guest book after your stay.
Family Smit – Villa Buka Kecil
December 17, 2015
The location of the villa was marvelous, directly to a nice beach with a hudge garden with swimming pool. Most of all however was the kindness from the people who served us. To make it complete one of the ladies was a perfect cook.
Chris Smit, the Netherlands
ARUNA – VILLA THE MANGO TREES
December 10, 2015
We stayed here for 3 days n it was a very relaxing holiday for us after a hectic trip in South Bali . We were welcomed by the courteous staff and were very excited to see the stunning Villa which is very well maintained . The view from each room is beautiful you just can relax looking at the sea by sipping the tea prepared by Ilu. We had a traditional Balinese massage and had a exciting time swimming at the calm beach which is right in front of the villa!! You will be picked up right in front of your villa for après dawn dolphin watch trip which is a must see. Anik a help desk executive was really helpful in arranging for the bikes and Other things. Over all we had a pleasant and memorable stay .thank u Anjelique for everything.
Aruna Raghunath, Ballari, India
RACHEL – VILLA BANJAR BEACH
December 9, 2015
“A perfect getaway – little paradise / Super adres!”
We stayed for a couple of nights in Villa Banjar Beach. When we arrived at the place, we were just mind blown!! The place is tastefully decorated (really up to date), has a spacious and well maintained garden. The rooms have all the features you are looking for (eg airco). There is one staff member on site who prepares breakfast and helps out with all enquiries (eg when we wanted to book a trip or wanted to go to pharmacy). We really felt like celebrities! We were with 4 persons and the place was spacious enough (even for 6) to provide enough privacy if needed. The place is two-three hours away from the airport so less touristic which is what we were looking for! Conclusion: if you want a place to relax and feel spoiled – this is the place to be!
Rachel, Sydney, Australia
FAMILY JOHANSEN – VILLA CANTIK
December 9, 2015
What we experienced when we came to Villa Cantik was pure magic. We loved everything about it, from the absolutely magnificent staff Desak and Julia, to the house itself, that had everything we could absolutely ask for, to the wonderful garden/pool area where we spent most of our 12 days of holidays. The garden was well kept by Eddie, and the closest neighbour was an old wooden boat, made into a massage place, where we all enjoyed good massages. It was an absolute paradise, and we could not stop smiling at all the beauty and kindness we encountered. For a family of four with relatively small children (6 & 9), everything was very easy yet so different. We had to go for the three hour drive to cross the Island to get to Lovina, but it was well worth it, and no complaints from our children. The driver Putu found us at the airport, and was one of many very friendly drivers that worked for the villa. From then on we enjoyed the house and pool area, the beach with its luke warm and very calm waters (not always super clean, but still lovely for small children) and the surroundings of Lovina. One of the best experiences – and the cheapest – were the hot springs very close by, where locals and tourists alike enjoyed the warm healing waters. All in all we have nothing but praise when it comes to our trip to Villa Cantik, and we hope to come back and visit soon again. All the best,
Jesper, Christina, Karla and Svea
DAVE AND LAURA LIEVENSE – VILLA BUNGA
December 7, 2015
The second time I have stayed with my partner in Villa Bunga, a luxury retreat, in the more raw and less commercial part of Bali. Boasting a beautiful beach at the rear of the villa, it makes for a serene and natural holiday with talented and friendly staff. Recommend highly,
Dave and Laura
LIYANA SCHROEDER – VILLA THE MANGO TREES
October 8, 2015
We were a big family group that went to stay at the Mango Trees villa in Lovina. The villa itself is as magical as it looks in the pictures. It is every bit breathtaking. We stayed there for 3 days and 3 nights and loved every moment of it. We’ve been to other villas but none compares to this one.
There are many private places in the villa one can just retreat to for some quiet and tranquility. The pool was a good size for all of us and waking up to the view of the beach from two of the rooms is spectacular and breathtaking. We were serviced by the very helpful 4 staffs there at the villa who were always very attentive to our needs and wants even before we voiced them out. Good work in hiring such good people.
We went dolphin watching early one morning at 6am and just had to step out onto the beach and we had a boat ready for us. That was how convenient it was. We didn’t go out to explore the places as we just wanted a relax and recovery time there. We got massages done and food cooked in the villa itself by the staff. Prices are relatively cheap so it makes alot of sense to tip the staff more and/or other services of the people you hire to come to the villa to tend to you.
There will be peddlers on the beach selling souvenirs and little items but you don’t get too many of them, usually just 3 or 4 maximum in a day. Only thing to highlight to other travellers would be to use cars or vehicles that are small enough for the narrow Jalan Melati road. Buses will not be able to go through that stretch of road. If you’re in a big group, go in smaller vehicles. Big shout out to the staff of the Mango Trees villa for coming to get us in the middle of the night when we arrived and couldn’t proceed down the Jalan Melati road via our bus. They were all very amazing and we wouldn’t hesitate to consider coming back here again!
SPENCER BRIGGS – VILLA BUNDAR
October 7, 2015
“Brilliant Villa Bundar”
This was our second visit to the villa. Once again our expectations were exceeded. The villa, setting, location, staff, etc., were all excellent. We cannot speak highly enough of Ketut who looked after us so well and made the holiday even more memorable. Oh, and Ketut’s cooking skills are sublime; her meals were better than at a couple of high-end resorts we ate at. All in all, a perfect place to relax and be looked after but unfailingly smiling staff. Bliss.
Spence and Michaela, Adelaide, Australia
FAMILY LOUPAS – VILLA BUKA KECIL
October 7, 2015
Villa Buka Kecil was a beautiful property. The house staff were divine, Ketut and Komang saw to our every need and Putu maintained the grounds immaculately! It was a bit of a mission to get there from Denpasar airport but well worth the trip. We loved our stay and would recommend to anyone seeking a completely relaxing holiday.
Ketut was a brilliant cook. We asked for a ‘Ketut surprise’ on our last night for dinner and we got possibly the best traditonal Indonesian whole cooked fish we have ever tasted. What a way to end our stay!
Was very cool to have fresh Mangoes from the Mango trees and fresh coconuts from the coconut palms all in the front yard. So authentic!
Christy Loupas, Melbourne, Australia
SINA WELLMANN – VILLA BUNDAR
October 5, 2015
We stayed at villa Bundar for three days and it was absolutely amazing. The villa, the pool, the beach and the surrounding were just spectacular. Everything was perfectly organized. Angelique organized the transfer from Ubud to the villa and everything went perfect. The staff was really nice and friendly. Ketut’s cooking was simply amazing. We found a place in paradise and were really sad that we had to leave after 3 days. Thank you for this wonderful experience at the villa Bundar…
Sina Wellmann, Germany
PARTY DAVID FOLTA- VILLA CANTIK
October 2, 2015
Thank you for the beautiful 15 days we spend in Villa Cantik. We have been fully satisfied with services, environment, location and nature. Desa and Julia made everything what they saw in our eyes. Food was perfect cooked and house cleaned all the time. We also had a great time in the swimming pool and garden. We really appreciate the complimentary 1-hour body massage we all received, it was very relaxing and restful. Also I would like to mention Eddy’s work. He is such a good gardener. Swimming pool, terrace and wole area were cleaned perfectly every time. You can be proud of your staff. Thank you for this awesome holiday!
Lucie, David and friends
FAMILY HANNAH GANDI – VILLA SANTAI
September 30, 2015
This villa is absolutely lovely! Great location right on the beach and a fantastic pool to escape the heat. Our family and friends had a lovely stay here…
FAMILY GERRAND – VILLA BERSAMA
September 29, 2015
By Natasha Gerrand: We stayed at Villa Bersama for 3 nights over my fathers birthday weekend. We stayed with a group of 5 who fit comfortably in the four large rooms. Two rooms share an ensuite – this is fine if you are family. The other two large rooms have their own ensuites. This villa is perfect if you wish to escape the main hustle and bustle of popular Seminyak, Legian etc. It is a long drive on busy roads from the airport but we generally enjoyed this as you get to see alot of the countryside. The villa staff are wonderful. We had my fathers 60th birthday there and they helped me organise a birthday cake with no troubles. They were so pleasant. We didnt get out and explore the area much as the villa was so perfect for lounging and hanging out with family, although we did organise with a local fisherman to go fishing for half a day, where they picked us up from the beach frontage. The beach itself is often littered with rubbish – often looks like material and plastic debris. The pool is amazing so its not a big deal about the beach (although very sad). We had such a great time! Thank you Villa Bersama!
FAMILY RULKENS-DIJKSTRA – VILLA PANTAI
September 23, 2015
Villa Pantai has a beautiful garden with spectacular sea view, especially from the bale benong. The nice staff made us feel very comfortable. A wonderful place for relaxing, and making day trips that are less touristic than in the south of Bali.
Nienke Rulkens, the Netherlands
ALEX WORKER – VILLA THE MANGO TREES
September 20, 2015
Absolutely stunning place and lovely team looking after the villa! Had a great, relaxed time with family. Hope to return before long!
KATHY MEDJOUB – VILLA BUNDAR
September 19, 2015
Belle villa, avec deux chambres en face de la mer (50m). Pour les couple ou famille qui veulent passer des vacances tranquille et calme. Personne de maison a disposition : pas de vaisselle, ménage, course, cuisine… cuisine excellente (elle organise tout a votre demande). Si vous voulez vous déplacer, demandez un chauffeur (environ 40 euros la journée) + les dépenses (visite, restaurants : ils sont très bons et pas cher 10 euros par personne).
Une semaine suffit amplement.
Kathy Medjoub and family, France
ALEX BOGDAN – VILLA SANTAI
September 15, 2015
Too much to say about our stay in Villa Santai. Gonna limit it to Awesome from start to end. Angelique made everything extremely easy for us, the villa is simply too good to be true and set exactly on the beach, the images are relevant but the reality is way better! The staff is super friendly and competent, not with a strong English, but more than enough to get along just fine. Everything is super clean and well organized…made our stay a visit in paradise! Thank you for everything and looking forward to seeing you again next year!
FAMILY SCHUEMAKER – VILLA BUKA KECIL
September 1, 2015
“Wonderful place. Luxurious, peaceful, great staff”
Beautiful spacious and clean villa with the nicest garden ever including Mango and Banana trees. Quite area, besides the villa nothing within walking distance but that does not matter because you come to Lovina to see Dolphins and to enjoy the tranquility. Nice contrast with buzzing Ubud or Seminyak. To Lovina center takes you about 10 min by car. The villa has a sort of private beach (you share a beach with 10 villa’s) but you hardly see people during the day. Local people and fisherman come to the beach around 16.00h. Great staff (incl. the 2 guards), all lovely people that are happy to help at all times and prepare the best meals. Nice pool with a lower area which is great for kids age 6-7. I definitely recommend this great villa to everybody that wants to bath in luxury in a quite surrounding. We all (including the kids 4&6 yr) felt a bit sad having to leave after 5 days to continue our journey. A bit touristic but we had a swim with Dophins in the Melka hotel in Lovina which a great experience the kids will never forget. Thank you Buka Kecil!
Mark Schuemaker, the Netherlands
FAMILY PAYAN – VILLA THE MANGO TREES
August 30, 2015
une maison ideale pour 2 familles de 4 personnes. Superbement située sur la plage, face à l’ocean qui apporte sa brise rafraichissante toute la journée.
Belle plage naturelle de sable noir, avec les barques de pécheurs échouées.
Un excellent choix de villa pour se reposer au calme.
Stephen Payan, France
FAMILY PIEK- VILLA CANTIK
August 24, 2015
“5 days in paradise!”
We loved almost everything here in Villa Cantik. If we think about the new renovated, clean and functional house, the gazebo in a wonderful garden with a lot of shadow, the cool pool and the quiet beach during the day and the more busy beach during the sunset with all the local people, we smile!
We were happy with the great staff. Eddy, always kind and smiling and busy in the garden, Ketut from the helpdesk was always helpful in any kind when we had questions and of course Desa and Julia who made our stay perfect! They were always ready when we needed something like towels, coffee, juice, change money or go shopping. We joked a lot and laugh together. We got the best Balinese food cooked by them, don’t miss Desa’s pisang goreng or their Ayam Ketcap or Satay. We will always remember!
We have been in Bali many times, have seen and stayed in several villas and we can say: Villa Cantik with it’s staff is ONE OF THE BEST!
Vielen dank für alles, wir hoffen wir kommen wieder!
Birgit and Marco Piek, Germany
FAMILY BONDING – VILLA SALI
August 21, 2015
We spend 7 nights in Villa Sali, but could have stayed much longer.
The villa is perfect for 2 families just wanting to get away from it all and relax.
The house is beautiful, spacious, clean and perfectly located right on the beach with great views and sunsets. The swimming pool is big and perfect for both children, teenagers and adults.
The staff is amazing. They were so helpful, smiling and made the most perfect meals for us, did our laundry, cleaned, arranged all trips for us etc.
We went out to see the Dolphins with a local boat. We were picked up right in front of the villa and back a couple of hours later.
We had massage several times in the villa – best time ever having massage in the gazebo with the beautiful views.
Thank you for a perfect stay, we would love to come back and stay any day!
Henriette Bonding, Denmark
FAMILY VAN DEN HOEK – VILLA PANTAI
August 18, 2015
“Very nice villa”
Pantai is a very nice Villa. We loved the food Made prepared for us. The staff is very nice.
The villa is large, well kept and very relaxing. North of Bali is not so touristic yet. A good choice!
Ingeborg van den Hoek, The Netherlands
FAMILY KLEIN – VILLA CANTIK
August 14, 2015
we enjoyed four wonderful days in your marvellous villa. Everything is fantastic, the location, the pool, the garden and last but not least the staff!
Dessa and Julia were providing excellent service and were very attentive and open to individual requests. They prepared various dishes (breakfast, lunch and dinner) appealingly and tastefully. We enjoyed a wide range of Balinese specialities every day! Moreover, they offered a morning coffee at the pool or a fruit juice in the afternoon without any request – a delightful experience. We really miss them!
We can recommend to see the spa facility at the beach and make use of the complimentary welcome massage and additional treatments. The relaxing 60 minute massage was great and more than we expected. Great location, highly relaxing and professional staff!
We asked one of the fishermen to take us to the coral reef in front of Lovina beach for snorkelling. The boat trip took only 30 minutes, the reef was amazing and we spotted colourful fish and many deep-blue starfish. We can recommend this tour.
Villa Cantik was the third accommodation of our tour through Bali and we were all of the opinion that this was the best by far! Also Angelique was always available for us and we felt extra ordinary supported and informed, thank you!
Family Stefan and Jutta Klein, Germany
FAMILY VAN DER VEER – VILLA SANTAI
August 10, 2015
“Enjoyed every moment!”
This place is wonderfull. We (2 adults, 2 kidz) stayed for 7 days in this beautifull villa, perfectly located for daytrips to the mountains, Lake Batur and for daytrip to Menjangan Island for instant. Pick up for early morning tour to see the dolphins just at the beach in front of your villa. The staff, helpdesk and driver are very kind. Really recommand it and we will come back one day!
Bas van der Veer, the Netherlands
SUSANNE MULLER – VILLA CANTIK
August 9, 2015
Right at the beach near Lovina we found this gorgeous villa – it’s a perfect place to relax. The villa is beautifully built, very spacious and the beach is right behind the pool at the end of the private garden. The sea is calm and warm, very nice also for smaller kids. The team was very helpful and always there to help. We enjoyed our stay very much and are happy we found this nice place!
FAMILY WILSON – VILLA BERSAMA
August 9, 2015
“Beautiful house with great staff”
Villa Bersama was a great place to stay in Northern Bali. We had a lovely time, getting spoilt with a chef to cook for us! The house had everything the kids and us adults needed and wanted. The staff were very helpful and kept the place in immaculate condition. The place has a beautiful aspect too, overlooking the sea however the rubbish on the beach was off putting. I would recommend this place.
Sarah Wilson, Australia
PHILIPPE – VILLA BANJAR BEACH
August 3, 2015
“To be recommended without any hesitation…”
We just spent 9 wonderful days at villa Banjar Beach. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers of 16 and 18. Everything was perfect : villa is equipped as indicated in the description (so, no surprise), very clean and everything is working perfectly (air conditioning etc…).
Wonderful garden and pool were great and maintained every day. We could also rely on the presence and kindness of Kadek and Sedak who were available to prepare – with a smile – tasteful typical Indonesian meals for all of us. By the same token, Erik our driver, helped us to discover wonderful places all around Bali.
Without any hesitation, I would recommend the place to anybody willing to discover Bali and recharge in a peaceful environment. We will keep wonderful memories of great time we spent together in Banjar Beach.
FAMILY LIMN – VILLA SANTAI
July 19, 2015
We stayed in five different villas in Bali over the last month and this was the best. It is everything that is displayed on the website. The host was fantastic in keeping in touch with us and making sure our stay was easy and enjoyable. The villa is spotless and very comfortable and the boat at the end of the garden is fantastic-best massage all holiday and a great place to have a drink and watch the sunset. The staff were wonderful and provided us with fantastic meals each day and made us really welcome -we wanted to take them home with us. Our only regret is that we did not book a longer stay here. I would recommend this property to anyone staying in Lovina and would stay here again.
Pierre Limn, New Zealand
FAMILY HAGOORT – VILLA THE MANGO TREES
July 10, 2015
Just a amazing Villa! Everything was super! Beautiful pool, great and very nice staff, your own driver etc. If you want a super-the-luxe holiday in an amazing Villa, rent it. You won’t be disappointed…:) WE LOVED IT!!
LISA HAINES – VILLA SANTAI
July 1, 2015
This was an amazing place for 8 of us. 4 kids and 4 adults, just fantastic, we all had plenty of space to relax, chill, chat, sleep, eat. The 2 girls prepared lovely food for us for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we all ate sooo much food and we all thoroughly relaxed. Every day we would go out on the beach at sunset and play soccer with the locals, VERY competitive, it was soooo much fun! All our kids LOVED the pool, everything was very clean and we loved shopping with the lady who came around with her batiks and sarongs and clothes, beautiful gear! Would definitely come back – this is such a great place to fully unwind and get away from reality! Amazing massages in the boat as well and what a beautiful setting!
FAMILY BRADSTREET – VILLA PANTAI
July 1, 2015
“It is as good as it looks”
Lovely place lovely staff lovely location. Worth the long drive as away from it all on the beach. Really great spacious villa, pool and gardens are beautiful just a great place to get away from it all. Made is lovely and a great cook.
Mark Bradstreet, Perth, Australia
FAMILY LOW KOH – VILLA SALI
June 28, 2015
“Jewel of Bali – Perfect villa”
I booked Villa Sali for 4 nights for my family of 4 children and we were wowed from the moment we arrived. We were warmly received by IIuh and Sayu and the villa is simply gorgeous. Rooms are spacious, clean and the infinity pool is always inviting. Although it is tugged away from the main road of Seririt, we had no problem locating the villa with the detailed description from Angelique. (Advice : to arrive in the day instead of night as road signs are not visible and poor street lighting)
We spend our days out snorkelling, mountain trekking and dolphin watch. All of these could be booked online or at Lovina. If you would prefer a hassle free holiday, IIuh the housekeeper is always on hand to help with the bookings.
This is such a wonderful place that I have been raving about it to my friends and would highly recommend it to anyone who seeks for an ideal villa for a relaxing vacation.
Thank you Angelique and all the staff for your wonderful service and upkeep of the property.
Pearlyn Low – Singapore
FAMILY AIRIKKA – VILLA PANTAI
June 24, 2015
“A Wonderful relaxing and adventurous stay in Villa Pantai”
The villa is perfect peaceful haven for relaxing after busy south.
But it is also a good base for exploring the environments,
especially for nature lovers and getting to know the local life.
Must see things are waterfalls, mountain village trekking, temples, dolphins and the Menjangan snorkling.
The highlights of the villa are the outstanding staff, the wonderful garden and a small but nice pool and the peaceful beach.
The staff of the villa really made our stay special and we really got the best cooking in Bali.
The beach is dark sand, tranquil for most of the time and good for swimming,
on low tide a bit shallow though.
The bathrooms would not hurt to have a little renovation,
but because of the staff and garden we would not hesitate to choose it again,
We are hoping to revisit soon.
Excellent booking and transport service and arrangements.
Päivi Airikka, Finland
STEPHEN FAULDS – VILLA SALI
June 9, 2015
“Lovely And Quiet”
We loved it here.Was big and spacious.If there was any fault it was a bit far from any Bars and Restaurants.
No Taxis here in Lovina.You have to rely on Rental Cars to take you everywhere,even to do your shopping.So that cost a bit back and forward.
Had a bit of a run in with some local kids making a nuisance of themselves of the Beach.
Maybe some things they could do for future is build a small wall to stop this problem.Also i think the Kitchen in the Villa needs an upgrade.
These were only minor things.
But well worth a visit to Villa Sali.
Stephen Faulds, Australia
FAMILY VAN DEN HEUVEL – BUKA KECIL
June 2, 2015
“Great Holiday in Villa Buka Kecil”
In may 2015 we (family, 5 adults and 2 young children) stayed in the villa Buka Kecil. It was even better and more special than we expected. If you look at the website, it’s a ‘wow’, but when we arrived we were speechless… So beautiful, big villa, everything you need is available. Very, very nice people, expecially the staff in and around the villa! They did everything to make our vacation as one to never forget. I just mention a few things: fresh breakfast with pancakes, eggs and fresh fruit… Lunch and diner idem. It was so good, that we didn’t feel like going to a restaurant; it was all there and maybe even better than in a restaurant. The little ones (age 4 and 7) enjoyed their stay as well… We enjoyed living outside, the beautiful garden, the guesthouse in the garden, the treehouse with the view at the Bali sea. The great trips into the countryside, the dolphin spottingtour (at 6 am) and so on. Every day was great and that was thanks to Bali, it’s very friendly inhabitants, the chauffeur, staff of the house and the garden! It was great and absolutely, we will come back!!
FAMILY SIZOO – VILLA THE MANGO TREES
June 1, 2015
“Villa Mango Trees, it’s like a paradise!”
We, 2 adults and 2 children, really enjoyed our 11 days stay in the villa in May 2015.
The setting is beautiful, direct at the beach. This villa is into all details very well designed. The house is a modern and semi-open Villa and there are many beautiful details.
As soon you arrive you feel a good vibe of everything around you and the welcoming smiling staff makes you feel immediately at “home”. Illuh and Putu have already prepared a meal for you. We will tell you the typical Nasi Goreng and the sateh together with a beer taste very good after a long trip.
We enjoyed the company, cooking and caring (i.e. shopping, washing etc.) of Illuh and Putu very much. They are wonderful persons and wonderful cooks. Every day you let them know what you like to eat, for breakfast and dinner and prepare it for you. Every day we had nice Indonesian fruit and dishes. Every meal was absolutely delicious (even for the kids).
There is also a guard making you feeling secure during the night. In the evening, Made will turn on the beautiful garden lights and shuts the parasols etc…
The gardener Komang is there from morning to evening and he is the most caring gardener we have ever seen in our live. The garden must love him very much. If you would like to have a fresh coconut : he climbs into the palmtree to take one (two or more) for you.
Everything was clean and the 4 big bedrooms makes it an excellent place. They have 1 extra room/studio so it is good to stay there with 2-10 persons. You can hear the surf of the sea even while you are in you’re bedroom (so zen)!
The pool is spacious and good for laps after a day of lazing around and in front is the sea with a clean black beach direct accessible from the nice well maintained garden. You’re private beach is also cleaned every day. You have to know that at 5.30 you will see a beautiful sunset. But after you have had dinner it’s really nice to jump into your private swimmingpool and see the beautiful stars.
And if that’s not enough, there is also a possibility to watch satellite tv.
There is not much more to say then terima kasih banyak-banyak to Illuh, Putu Komang, Made and the other staff who make us looking back with a smile and nice memories.
MICHAELA BENSLEY – VILLA BUNDAR
May 27, 2015
The villa is situated on the beach next to a small spa and bar. Difficult to imagine a more relaxed and idyllic setting. The villa is wonderful; spacious, well maintained, clean and with all creature comforts. Wi-Fi is free and response times are pretty good. The staff are wonderful; friendly, courteous, well organised and in our case a sensational cook. Very few negatives other than a fairly long drive from the airport (3+ hours) and the villa is a little way from the Lovina the nearest town meaning you need a driver. Having said this, it’s so non-tourist and a great opportunity to meet the locals who invariably friendly and relaxed. All-in-all a wonderful villa in a great location.
KAREN BOULTON – VILLA PANTAI
May 24, 2015
“A beautifual relax in lush tropical surroundings.”
I recently stayed at Villa Pantai and loved the relaxed atmosphere that was offered in lush tropical garden with a crystal clear pool and Made to cook our meals for us. However it is remote, so if you want remote great, not a problem. So to get into town you need to get a driver to drive you, 15 mins each way. There are no taxis. I recommend a 3-5 night stay. Villa Pantai has 4 bedrooms but of course we only used 1 as there were only 2 of us. Recommendations: stop on the way and get some snacks and drinks and coffee. Otherwise loved our stay.
Karen Boulton, Australia
PARTY VAN DONSELAAR & LOK – VILLA BUNGA
May 6, 2015
“With two friends I stayed in Villa Bunga for three nights. It was in one word AMAZING. The house is big, clean and beautifully decorated with spacious bedrooms. The private garden with private swimming pool (with seaview!) felt like paradise! The helpers were great! Every day we could choose what to eat (Pancakes, eggs, fresh fruits for breakfast) and delicious local meals for lunch and dinner). When I came back home, I immediately booked a full week for next year. Great place to unwinde, get away from touristy Bali and relax!”
Liedeke van Donselaar
FAMILY SALIBA – VILLA SALI
May 5, 2015
Very nice house. Staff very helpful… The cooking was excellent … Beautiful swimming pool.
Nice trip to see dolphins, snorkeling…
Everything was perfect.
Thanks to Villa Sali Staff!
Stéphane Saliba, France
FAMILY TUTTY – VILLA SALI
April 27, 2015
We stayed 4 nts in Villa Sali in April, myself, husband and 2 daughters aged 17 & 19 yrs.
It took us 3 hrs from Legian by road, but certainly worth it.
As soon as we entered the property saw the open doors onto the infinity pool and sea we all said ‘wow!’ just beautiful.
The ladies who looked after us were lovely. Great cooks, kept the villa clean, did our washing for us and got supplies when we needed them.
The Gardner Agus and Didi security were great too, very friendly.
The pool was fabulous, a good size and was just so relaxing looking out to sea.
You could just step onto the beach, which is black sand, straight into the sea. Plenty of locals fishing and bathing in there. Also quite a lot of rubbish being washed in daily, but we did see locals picking it up, but a common thing in Bali unfortunately.
The girls and James went out on the local boat to see the Dolphins, picked up on the boat at 6am and back about 8.20 am, right outside the villa! Took them about an hour to find them, but they enjoyed it.
We did have a locals pass by on the beach trying to sell us things, but once we said no they moved on.
We had massages at the villa on 2 different days which was nice, saved us having to arrange transport.
There are villas on each side of the property. One of the villas we did not hear very much, but on our second to last day in the afternoon/evening a family arrived who had extremely noisy children. I work with kids so am pretty tolerant, but these ones were screaming and shouting and parents seemed to just let them get on with it, and continued till bed time.
We were all getting quite cheesed off by this stage, nearly went around, but decided to wait till morning and see if things improved.
They were not quite as bad the next day, but still noisy, and then luckily the villa manager appeared so I told her, and she said she’d speak to them. By now we were on our last full day, and yes we still heard them, screaming and shouting but not quite as continuously as the day before.
It baffles me why parents put up with it, I would be so embarrassed if my girls had been like that, to me it is not acceptable.
Would we return, yes, and would hope that we don’t have noisy neighbours, but it’s the same in hotels, some parents couldn’t care less what their kids do. Having fun and laughing is very
different to screaming and shouting.
The villa itself is lovely. Beautiful outlook, great staff and is the real Bali!
Thank you Angelique for arranging everything for us, very easy and great communication.
They also have a lovely family of ginger cats, mum, dad and 3 kittens, who are very sweet. Please look after them, there are too many sad cases of animal cruelty. We fed them and the staff seem to help them too.
When we go back it will hopefully be for longer, 4 nts just went so quickly for us.
Melanie Tutty and family, New Zealand
FAMILY WILSON – VILLA PANTAI
April 24, 2015
“A little piece of Paradise”
Beautiful villa set in equally beautiful surroundings, the ideal place to just sit and watch the world go by. Spend six days here split between just sitting around chilling out and being a bit more adventurous seeing the local attractions. Made the housekeeper was a wonderful cook and person who it seemed nothing was too much for. Gede was also always on hand to offer suggestions on possible excursions and organise them for you with his drivers Kadek and Putou who were also excellent. Then on top of that there was the gardener and night time security guard just to make sure everything was perfect.
What more could you want?
Family Wilson, Birmingham
FAMILY DE BEIJER – VILLA SALI
April 18, 2015
“Well kept, beautifully situated villa on the shore of the ocean”
Modern, beautifull villa with 4 private bedrooms and bathrooms, well
maintained and well furnished inside as well as outside. Nice art and
Good size pool in a pretty tropical garden, also comfortable in the evening
thanks to plenty lamps in and around the water.
Joke de Beijer and family, the Netherlands.
FAMILY KLINGBERG – VILLA BUNGA
April 10, 2015
“Relaxation Away From the Big City!”
Our family of four had an excellent time being pampered by the staff at the Villa Bunga from March 29 to April 3, 2015! The cook, the housekeeper, especially the driver, Putu, made our vacation one of our best ever! He was very knowledgable of the entire island of Bali. We enjoyed a trip to the waterfall near Lovina, snorkeling, and dinner and shopping in Lovina and Kutu!
The villa itself was excellent with its view of the ocean and its sea breezes! The pool and shaded cabana got a lot of use, too! Our two teenaged daughters were very excited to have their own bedrooms with private baths! Thanks so much for running such a reputable and relaxing vacation spot! When it was time to pack up to return, none of the four of us wanted to return to the hectic streets of Shanghai. Give the Villa Bunga a try if you really want to be spoiled!
AMANDA MCDOUGALL – VILLA SANTAI
March 25, 2015
What an amazing and beautiful retreat! We stayed for 4 days upon our arrival to Bali, which coincided with Nyepi (New Years). It was great to drive through the diverse villages and areas on the way to Lovina, experiencing the celebrations as we went. Beautiful welcome to agora round country. The villa itself is beautiful and serene. Staff was amazing and very attentive. Would return in a heartbeat.
Amanda McDougall, Canada
TARA JACOB – VILLA PANTAI
March 13, 2015
“Wonderful stay at Villa Pantai”
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Pantai. It was so relaxing and comfortable. Made the cook and the rest of the staff were amazing. It was such a luxury having Made cooking for us. The food was outstanding. It was so easy to book day trips. The villa is very well kept and very clean. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a hassle free and relaxing holiday.
Tara Jacob, South Australia
FAMILY SWART – VILLA THE MANGO TREES
March 4, 2015
“If you picture a beach villa on Bali, this is it!”
This house is axactly what you picture when thinking of a beach villa on Bali! It´s like living in a fancy magazine for a few days. It is all the relaxation you need+ pool, beach and see on the front, rice field in the back. Nothing more, nothing less. We loved our stay!
Doortje Swart and family, the Netherlands
LILIAN L. – VILLA BANJAR BEACH
February 18, 2015
“stunning property, real balinese jewelry”
I stayed with young daughter for a week in this property. We felt very safe and well taken care of by the staff. We arrived late in the evening. The lovely security gentleman waited for us and made sure we settled down nicely. All staff are very friendly, always with smiles. The property is stunning and well taken care of. Eric, the driver, took us for excursions to see the real balinese life. Great stay and wonderful trip.
ERIN TAYLOR – VILLA PANTAI
February 9, 2015
We stay at villa pantai with a group of friends and a baby late Jan- early Feb. We travelled to Lovina for a friends tradtional balinese wedding ceremony and choose this villa to stay and it was absolutely stunning!
The villa is everything you want and need, rooms are all large, clean and comfortable with air con. The pool area and gardens are beautiful, its where we spent most of our time lounging around the pool.
Made was a lovely lady and an amazing cook, would definitely recommending getting her too cook meals- our favorites where the crispy chicken with sweet and sour sauce, whole snapper and the beef curry!!!
Our driver kutu was a really cool guy too, nothing was too much trouble for him.
I would 100% recommend this villa to anyone travelling to Lovina.
Erin Taylor, Newcastle Australia
FAMILY ENGELSCHMAN – VILLA BANJAR BEACH
February 2, 2015
Prior to our Bali- trip we spent many hours comparing the (many) beautiful villa’s. We kept coming back to Villa Banjar Beach. And upon arriving, were extremely happy with our choice. No matter how beautiful, the photos don’t do it justice, it is so much better still!
The house is beautifully laid out, in true Balinese style but with every Western comfort. It has a huge, airy living, three spacy bedrooms each with its own beautiful bathroom. There is a huge sitting area outside, very comfy daybeds, and the lovely gazebo at the end of the garden, right on the beach. My very special spot, lay there reading, watching the waves roll in. And all six of us had several wonderful massages there!
The gardens are huge and gorgeous, and so very well kept. The infinity pool is another beautiful feature, and again with those little touches like build-in seats. I must definitelu also mention the staff; consisting of gardener, security and our two lovely ladies Kedak and Desan. They took so very well care of us; kept the villa spotlessly clean, prepared wonderful breakfasts with smoothies, lots of fresh fruit, eggs etc. Some days also asked for lunch, and ate in almost every evening simply because the meals were so wonderful.
The house is build in such a way that you profit from the lovely breeze, and has great airco in the bedrooms. Which, all six of us regularly comented on, had really great beds and a choice of pillows. The whole house is so very tasteful, with an eye for comfort but obviously a great eye for luxury as well. It really felt like a warm and welcoming home, and we had an unforgettable family reunion with our backpacking daughters. All contacts beforehand and during our stay with the owners were quick, efficient and very pleasant. Not an easy one to please, I cannot recommend Villa Banjar Beach highly enough, and would not hesitate to come back. Actually, we so much enjoyed our first encounter with beautiful Bali, and its wonderful population, that we are definitely planning coming back, combining with visit to Java and Lombok and ending with some leisure time at Villa Banjar Beach.
Will separately review our excursions with Emerald Cycling tour (cycling downhill from volcano), Arrows Dive Centre (snorkelling at Menjangan Island), Mahjong Tracking (hike with guide Putu). Hesitated about the dolphinspotting as we’d read some reviews about dozens of boats chasing the poor dolphins. We had arranged it via the Villa, left a little later (7:00), were picked up directly from our own beach, encountered no more than 3 other boats and were surrendered by at least a hundred dolphins!
FAMILY VELDHUIJZEN – VILLA SANTAI
January 25, 2015
We had a great holiday in Villa Santai. We stayed there the first week of January and it has been great. The ladies of the house took good care of us by cooking delicious meals and keeping the house clean. Also our children loved them!!
Family Veldhuijzen, The Netherlands
FAMILY HUNDERTMARK – VILLA BUNDAR
January 24, 2015
“Excellent stay in beautiful Bali”
We stayed in Bali the week after celebrating Christmas in our current hometown Singapore. Bali was just beautiful and very relaxing. The home was in an excellent condition and the service outstanding. The staff made sure we had a very relaxing holiday without any worries or stress. The food was excellent…….better than in many restaurants.
If you want to join a beautiful relaxing holiday without any hassle and lots of cultural experience, this is the place to go….
Family Hundertmark, Singapore
FAMILY MOOS – VILLA BUNGA
January 17, 2015
“Fantastic – Relaxing – Loved every minute”
A great place to relax and enjoy the fantastic service of the staff in the villa or the Spa just next door. The beachfront location gives you the continuous and very relaxing sound of the waves all day. The view from the terrasse or the pavilion in the garden is just fantastic. We spent 12 nights in the Villa and never sat down once inside or turned the TV on. The beach is kept very clean in front of the villa which is not the case for many other parts of Lovina Beach. Even though it was rainy season the weather was never an issue. We will probably go to the exact same villa again.
Henrik Moos, Denmark
FAMILY VERMEULEN – VILLA BERSAMA
January 15, 2015
“Very nice relaxing holiday on Bali”
Villa Bersama; a fantastic house with friendly people to serve and a lot of possible options; swimmingpool, relax sofa with seaview and loungeset. A great time for a relaxing holiday on paradise Island Bali.
Family Vermeulen, The Netherlands
FAMILY HUIZENGA – VILLA PANTAI
January 9, 2015
Outstanding grounds and pool, roomy house, and superb food! Quiet sandy beach location. We also loved the staff who worked at the villa. Ibu Made, the cook, is an oustanding cook so we need not leave the villa to go to restaurants. Villa was clean and spacious!
Michael Huizenga and family