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.
Party Sergeant – Villa Sali
August 8, 2016
“beyond our expectations”
The house was absolutely great, beyond our expectations and the swimming pool was the real added value ! The personnel more than helpful and very friendly. The communication with the owners was fantastic, all the info they gave us on beforehand was very valuable… the restaurant addresses were the best we had….. We all had a great time !
Liliane Sergeant Belgium
Family Heil – Villa Pantai
August 2, 2016
“Beautiful beach villa”
Beautiful villa, located right at the beach. Made her cooking is superb! Rooms are good, bathrooms are almost new and luxurious.
Gerda Heil, the Netherlands
Family Staub – Villa Bundar
July 28, 2016
Wir würden diese Villa immer wieder buchen! Tolle Staffs (Ketut, Putu, Edi und die Türsteher, ebenso Ilu, die Masseurin im Schiff nebenan), super Lage, tolle Restaurants inkl. Shuttle, obwohl Ketut auch wunderbar kochen kann! Die Massagen im Schiff nebenan waren sehr entspannend und wohltuend. Danke Ilu. Für die Delfinbesichtigung wurden wir direkt von einem Fischer vor der Villa abgeholt. Tolles Erlebnis!
David Staub, Switzerland
Family Gandossi – Villa Pantai
July 22, 2016
“Come here…you won’t regret it!!”
Villa Pantai is an absolutely fantastic place. It has a great location with direct access on the beach, a wonderful pool and beautiful gardens. The villa itself is fitted with very modern conveniences. The kitchen is brand new and is fully equipped with the most modern appliances. All four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. These are also brand-new and are very stylish. One bathroom is outdoors, in a little enclosure that guarantees privacy but at the same time allows you to shower outside, in the wonderful tropical weather. I loved this!
All bathrooms are furnished with plenty of towels. Air conditioning is provided in all bedrooms. These worked very well, cooling the rooms when required within only few minutes. Large ceiling fan are provided in the living area and in the patio outside. The pool and gardens were stunning, exceptionally well kept by the gardener Kadek! Security was provided as part of the rental price.
We had your own private guard during the night, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The villa manager and cook, Made, is a wonderful person and a fantastic cook. She made us many great meals and helped us a lot with tips and advice about the surroundings. She even organised a wonderful birthday party for our daughter, who happened to turn 12 during our stay there.
The villa has a very comprehensive guide which is sent to you as PDF after booking, with lots of tips about the villa itself and the surroundings (restaurants, things to do, places to visit, etc.). You can clearly see that the owners care about the place and its visitors. I would also like to mention the local tour organiser Gede Nova (Bintang Dewata tourist information service). He was truly excellent, very friendly and always at our disposal to arrange punctual transport for us (even on very short notice). His phone number is provided on the villa guide.
We will never forget our stay at Villa Pantai and strongly recommend it to everyone who comes to Bali.
Luca Gandossi, The Netherlands
Family Buijert – Villa Buka Kecil
July 18, 2016
“Buka Kecil: a beautiful place to stay”
We had a very nice vacation in Buka Kecil. The villa was excellent; so was the staff. We saw a lot of beautiful places. Menjangan Island is top. Ubud was also very nice.
Romano Buijert and family, the Netherlands
Family Hvidberg – Villa The Mango Trees
July 18, 2016
Very good place. Nice and clean. Very good staff who want you the best. Quiet place. But not close to a town. The staff sailed us to the dolphins from the Beach. The Beach was dirty.
Carsten Hvidberg, Denmark
David Swan – Villa Bersama
July 16, 2016
We were greeted by the very friendly staff on our arrival, shown around the house and given a very welcome drink! Our journey to the house started from Ubud and the drive involved some amazing windy roads. The scenery was of course amazing. The house was exactly as we had expected. The only exception being that a recent storm had damaged the steps from the garden to the beach and also the sand of the beech had seemed to migrate to one side. As a result, access to the beach during our stay was a very short walk past the two neighbouring houses. The location is also very nice, perfect for relaxing but if you want to dine out it is a taxi ride away. We did a number of trips including a dolphin watching boat trip. We were picked up from the beach next to the house and say a huge number of dolphins…..this is a trip not to miss. The staff were good and are able to prepare all your meals. They don’t work late though so if you want lunch and dinner cooked for you, you will have to reheat in the microwave. We were traveling with our kids aged 4 & 6 and they loved the house, pool, garden and play house. We would definitely recommend this property for those looking for a relaxing stay.
Lisa Li – Villa The Mango Trees
July 14, 2016
It was very wonderful experience for our big family team staying in such beautiful and comfortable villa. Everyone was excited and enjoyed this staying. Staff are very kind and helpful, thanks to their great high quality service, we enjoyed the food and drink prepared by villa staff too, which all delicious! Special The recommended car drivers Alit and Pudu, their great guild for all local attractive added much more values to our Bali summer holiday! Best Regards from whole team of Lisa!
Lisa and Family, China
Family Corelli – The Mango Trees
July 1, 2016
Overall the entire experience was just wonderful. Starting from the constant communication leading up to our stay by Angelique via email and sms through to the friendly and calming service given to us by the house maids (Putu and ILuh) as well as the gardener (Komag) and the security man (Made). Putu and ILuh were so polite and always had a smile on their face, whatever we asked was never a problem, they made phone calls to various people for us to organise things (restaurants, yoga class, snorkelling, drivers, food shopping etc) through to even attempting to cook dishes which we had requested but they had the never cooked before, nothing was too much trouble for them. Their dinners were unbelievably delicious and we were able to eat traditional Balinese food for very little cost. The villa itself was just as the website showed, the location was amazing, the house was super clean (thanks to Putu and ILuh), the facilities were spot on, overall our holiday could not have been better.
Carlo Corelli, Australia
Family Oliver – Villa Pantai
June 27, 2016
“Your own private Resort”
Villa Pantai is absolutely delightful. Your own private resort with beachfront access. Relaxing by the pool during the day, reading a great book and hearing the gentle roll of the waves in a picturesque landscape is definitely my idea of a relaxing island holiday. The Villa itself is fitted with very modern conveniences. Bathrooms are all brand new and sparkling clean. Air conditioning in bedrooms and large ceiling fan in living area. Lovely timber dining table under verandah where our delicious meals were served daily by Made. At another reviewer’s suggestion we stocked up on drinks and snacks at the large supermarket in Singaraja (approx.. 20km) from Villa as there is nothing in walking distance to replenish supplies. The beach is not very clean here and we didn’t swim in the ocean, however, you couldn’t see rubbish and debris from villa as the small wall from villa to beach blocked view of rubbish and all you could see was the water. Just beautiful. In summary, if it’s an island holiday that you want, but you don’t enjoy the hustle and bustle of south Bali, then you must come to the North. We have been in Seminyak for two weeks, which we love, and now seven days on our first trip to Lovina. We are back in Bali in March and will most definitely be heading straight to Villa Pantai. Thanks you to all of the staff.
Family Gasparini – Villa Sali
June 15, 2016
“Paradise in North Bali!”
The owner – Angelique was a dream to deal with in booking the accommodation. She provided all required info via email, directions etc for us to plan our trip. Thanks very much Angelique. Travel – The villa is approximately 3 1/2 hours from the airport. You cross several mountains / ranges to get there. It is very slow going due to the roads, traffic (like getting stuck behind trucks), steep inclines / declines etc. The time it takes to get there is well worth it though! The villa – As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by the amazing staff. The trip got off to a fantastic start by their warm welcome. Once we walked through the villa and saw that amazing infinity pool and view straight out to the ocean…..well WOW!
The villa is clean, functional and we had everything we needed for our young family and the in-laws that came along for the trip too. The beds are huge and comfortable. The en suites are nice too. The kitchen is large and there is everything there required for a stay. The real winners are; the outdoor setting, table outside where we ate all our meals, the banana lounges, day bed and pool – everything outside that looks out at that amazing view! The staff – Iluh runs the show and thank goodness she is there. She was amazing. Good with the kids. Nothing was too much trouble to make / get. Everything was managed with little fuss. We planned ahead for our meals where we gave Iluh money for the shopping and then she would return with an itemised bill with change. The meals that were then prepared were amazing. A good selection and cooked to perfection each time. Angelique is very lucky to have Iluh on board. Sayu was also fantastic and attended to all our needs. We mainly dealt with Iluh as her English is better, but there were certainly no issues when Iluh wasn’t around either. Sayu even offered to work on the Sunday that we were there (the staff are usually off due to their celebrations). Sayu made all our meals, tea / coffee or whatever snacks the kids wanted – the ladies were perfect.
Agus was perfect also. Most of the time you didn’t even know he was there, but there he was cleaning up the yard every day in the heat, trimming trees, mowing etc. He was friendly and had a joke with the kids too. All in all, the staff were amazing and added to our awesome experience at this oasis. Recommendations – Bakery Lovina has some beautiful food and their bread is delicious too. Iluh even picked up fresh bread for us from there in the morning on the way to work!
The Spice Beach Club (SBC) was amazing for dinner. Beautiful food, great setting on the beach for a sunset and the band comes on at 7:30 p.m. which the kids loved. The bonus with the SBC is the free shuttle to/from the villa. We also got the ladies from Cambodia spa to attend the villa twice for massages, hair braiding for the girls. Iluh organised this for us. The prices were good and their service was very good. Iluh arranged for a boat to pick us up from the beach directly out the back of the villa to go and see the dolphins – which was worth it. A long trek on our day to see the pods but the kids loved it. Just ensure there are enough life vests on the boat for the kids before booking. Iluh also arranged with one of the drivers, Ketut, for us to have a day trip (approx 6 1/2 hours in the end). We visited; mini Borobudur temple (close to the villa), the Holy hot springs (not worth the visit in my opinion), Git-git waterfalls (worth the hike to get there), the Botanical gardens (kids enjoyed it) followed by lunch overlooking the lake. Good trip and Ketut knew all the local roads including shortcuts when the heavens opened up. The only negative was the amount of rubbish on the beach and in the sea water…. I would highly recommend this villa for groups, families or whoever – it is paradise.
Thanks to all the staff again for our wonderful experience / time there.
Anthony Gasparini, Melbourne, Australia
Party Riviera – Villa Bundar
June 9, 2016
Great location, clean house, great staff, amazing house and view of the ocean. Will visit again.
Robert Rivera, USA
Rachel MacDonald – Villa Banjar Beach
June 1, 2016
“Fantastic holiday and villa”
Had the most brilliant holiday on Bali and in Villa Banjar Beach. From start to finish the whole holiday was brilliant. Easy and well organised by the owner of the villa. Prompt and efficient booking and correspondence from the start.. Thank you Angelique and Matt. On arrival at the airport we were greeted by a driver sent by the manager, and driven to the Villa, this took a couple of hours but time passed quickly. Checked in by the security guard and shown around the beautiful property. 3 bedrooms all with Air Con and private bathrooms. The entire property was tastefully decorated and furnished, all new and well looked after. The infinity pool was just beautiful and so relaxing, just to dip into at anytime of the day, also plenty sun beds. The garden was so well looked after too. Looking straight out onto the shoreline. The house keepers Kadek and Desa, did a grand job of taking care of us as well as the villa. Cooking lovely meals when required. the property was immaculate… We went out with the driver Eric several times, he was just amazing! taking us to plenty places, Temples, Waterfalls, Monkeys, Elephants, Volcanoes etc. He took such great care of us and really made the trips for us. Thank you Eric. Most places were quite far away but well worth the drive (air conditioned) in the people carrier. Splendid holiday made even better by the kind people of Bali and the Great hosts of this Villa.
Family Pattiwael – Villa The Mango Trees
May 14, 2016
We stayed with our children and grandchildren in mango trees bungalow. The kids used the swimming pool even before they had their breakfast, the staff was so kindly and helpfull as can be. Whatever you want to eat, they can make it. The best holiday of their live. The villa is so beautiful and big, even more beautiful than pictures can tell.
Henny Pattiwael, the Netherlands
Family Commandeur – Villa Bundar
May 3, 2016
“Your home away from home, with more personal service than in a hotel”
The location of villa Bundar is beautiful. The villa and the beds are clean. You wake up having breakfast on your own terrace with a fantastic view on the ocean. The staff is very friendly and flexible. They adapt to your wishes and schedule. They help you with tours you want to do and advice you on how to do them. They discuss with you what you want to eat the next day and do all the groceries for you. The pool of this villa was very suitable for small children and clean. The other villas have all different pools. The end of your garden is the beginning of the beach. The beach is clean and has black volcanic soft sand. The beach is also used by fishermen, which is nice to watch. The tour from this beach to see the Dolphins was very special and an adventure. The group of Dolphins is very large. Beautiful to see. The cooking of the staff is very nice and tasty, sometimes even better than in the restaurants we went to. Also the drivers that you can book via the villa for tours are very friendly, helpful and discreet. All staff is very friendly for the children. If you are looking for peace and silence when you come back from touring Bali, this is the place to be. If you are looking for disco and night entertainment than this is not the place to be. Surf waves are not te be found here either. You can make some nice trips to Pemuteran for snorkling and take a boat to Menjangan Island. Also see the turtle sanctuary and let your child adopt a baby turtle. We also did trips to the hot water springs, the buddist tempel, a beautiful waterfall, a coffee plantation, Lovina beach, the volcanic crater with temple. All within range of the villa and not to far with small children. At the same time letting them see and learn a lot about Bali. I do think that the trip from the airport to the villa after the long flights is long. About 3 hours and in our case in the dark. I would recommend to stay a night near the airport and than combine the trip with seeing Ubud on the way to the villa in daylight. If you do a round trip Bali than the villa is a nice place to end your trip and relax. The new spa is a treat.
Family Commandeur, the Netherlands
Else – Villa Bunga
May 3, 2016
“Lovina villa Bunga”
Villa Bunga is a very nice place to stay. The ladies in the villa are very kind and helpful and the house is super. The sound and the view of the sea!
There are several things to do in the neighborhood. Especially the tracking in Mayong with our guide we liked.
Pavitra and Sumit– Villa Cantik
April 30, 2016
Amazing staff, gorgeous views, great facilities. Only the little lizards made our stay a little uncomfortable 😉 Julia the cook made our stay very pleasant, she is very helpful and has done all the possible things to make us happy. Also the security was good. Overall the best villa to stay in! Will be coming back as soon as possible and next time not for only 1 week but for 1 month!
Thanks to all the staff!
Family Svoboda– Villa Santai
April 23, 2016
2 families with 4 young kids we really enjoyed our stay in this awesome villa. Angelique was very adorable during the reservation phase and arranged the pickup for us from the airport to Lovina (3h). Ketut was very helpful and drove us to many lovely places Girls prepared gargatuan breakfast and delicious meals. Very impressed by the villa itself and the area around – perfectly equipped – tastefully decorated – wonderful swimming pool (even for the youngest 2y old boy) – massages at the end of the garden. Cool, relax, a staff attentive to our well being What else ? 😉
Claire Svoboda, France
Takako Ramsey – Villa Bundar
April 21, 2016
“A little paradise”
We stayed at Villa Bundar for 4 nights. After I read all other reviews I thought I would give it a go, and it was fantastic! A big thank you to Ketut who made our holiday relaxing and memorable. She cooked beautiful meals for us and I am looking forward to trying out the recipe she gave me. ( Must try her Sate Ayam!) The villa was spacious and big enough for 4 of us. The swimming pool was great in the beautiful garden right on the beach. The beach was black and dirty but we enjoyed the beautiful sunset. The welcome massage was a big bonus.(1 hour full body massage) The villa is situated 20 minutes drive from Lovina town and 30 minutes from Singaraja, so you will need a transport to get around. The driver will charge you IDR 150K to Lovina or IDR 250K to Singaraja (return trip) which I thought it was a bit expensive. Some restaurants give you a free transport and we tried a new restaurant that was recommended by the villa. The setting was beautiful but the food was very average and the service was very slow even though they were not busy at all. So why don’t you stay at the villa and have a beautiful home cooked meal Ketut could prepare for you!? The only negative comment I would make is the bathroom always smelled musty and so did all the towels that were kept in the cupboard. They don’t provide any soap or shampoo in the bathroom (only hand soap) so pack them up before you get there! Thanks again for your lovely hospitality! I would highly recommend to stay at Villa Bundar!
Takako Ramsey, Australia
Family Schneider – Villa Buka Kecil
April 17, 2016
Schoene Villa mit grossem gepflegtem Garten und grossem Baumbestand. Ruecksichtsvolle Staff fuer Privatspaehre. Sehr gutes Fruehstueck.
Family Magliocca – Villa Bersama
April 8, 2016
“Vacances de rêve à la villa Bersama”
La villa est encore mieux que ce que l’on voit sur les photos. Pour le repos ou les activités, tout est prévu pour passer un séjour inoubliable. Le staff est tout simplement extraordinaire. Mention spéciale pour Ketut qui sur simple demande vous organisé dans les minutes qui suivent l’activité de votre choix, visites,treck, plongée….
De plus c’est une excellente cuisinière qui vous fera découvrir la diversité de la cuisine balinaise. Je n’oublié pas Gede et Kadek, leur gentillesse et leur disponibilité.
Bref, 15 jours de pur bonheur à recommander sans hésitation.
Our stay was even better than expected. The villa is wonderful and the staff really amazing.
Their kindness, their disponibility and efficiency help us to spend a wonderful holiday
We were very sad to leave Bali and the villa and we hope we will return later.
I thank you very much for all your kind advices.
Gérard Magliocca, France
Family Thieme – Villa Sali
April 6, 2016
Villa Sali is a great place to relax and to have fun with family and friends. The environment is quiet and the staff is very good and flexible. Trips, shopping, massages, etc. were managed by the staff. We enjoyed the time and our kids had a lot of fun.
We can recommend the villa for groups, families and couples they want to relax.
Thanks for the great time, maybe in the future we come back.
Kevin and Tanja
Family Taubert – The Mango Trees
April 5, 2016
Eine wunderschöne, sehr gepflegte und stillvoll eingerichtete Strandvilla mit Pool in der Nähe von Lovina. Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen und die ganze Zeit gut versorgt. Die Frauen haben für uns Lebensmittel besorgt und jeden Tag gekocht, der Gärtner kümmerte sich um den Garten, abends kam der Guard und sorgte für Abendbeleuchtung. Ein sehr gelungener Urlaub in schöner und entspannter Umgebung, danke, gerne wieder.
Anna Taubert, Taipei, Taiwan
Family Gadeib – Villa Santai
April 4, 2016
This is a wonderful place to stay. Angelique has been very responsive and helpful. We got quick replies on everything and did not miss anything. Even when we learned that our flight back was cancelled (Brussels 🙁 ) she replied very quickly and we could arrange everything needed. The staff in the house is just great. Kept the house in order and cooked really delicious meals for us. They organized everything we wanted, drivers, scooter, trip to dolphin watching, just everything. We loved the region since there where not many tourists. This is a place I highly recommend to stay. I am sure we´ll be back.
Andera and family, Germany
Family Haimakainen – Villa Bunga
March 29, 2016
Lovely house with a lot of space. Dining outside and a wonderful swimmingpool-area. Best service ever in the house! I would really like to visit that place again!
Family McWilliams – Villa Santai
March 25, 2016
The Villa is amazing & we had a wonderful 6 nights staying there. The setting is incredible, the villa very comfortable & the beach a few steps away. We explored the area & spent a couple of great evenings having dinner & drinks at The Spice Beach Club. We were traveling with our 3 young children – 9 yrs/6 yrs/ 3 yrs – who all had a fantastic time. The staff are many, friendly & attentive. We did however feel a slight lack of privacy as there are always numerous staff walking through the property or in the property. A few hours a day of no staff around would have been quite welcome. We unfortunately did not get to meet Angelique as she was in The Netherlands but we had a great stay and felt very welcome. It would be nice if the birds & bat in their tiny cages in the garden were let free. It is pretty sad
seeing them every day. thanks for the great stay.
Party Brown– Villa Bundar
March 19, 2016
The staff at the villa were amazing and helpful. Putu and Ketut really took care of my friends and me. The food was great, they did a good job of cleaning up the place each day. They spoke English well. The yard workers didn’t speak English but you probably wont interact with them much. The pool was amazing and the aesthetic of the villa is relaxing and calm. The villa isn’t too far from stores and you can order in food if you prefer. We did a lot of activities in Bali. I suggest going to the Krisna watersports 15 mins away and trying out the activities they have there. This trip was one of many first time activities. However, beware android phone users their wifi does not work with our phones. Also note that there is only one bathroom with 1 shower and 1 bathtub. There is a powder room near the living room. Also the listing says suitable for 5 ppl. It has 2 full beds and a single bed. Not 5 separate bedrooms. Therefore, it is more suitable for 2 couples and 1 additional person. But my friends and I were OK with sharing a bed. Overall, I would recommend this villa. It was so beautiful and `the view alone sells this place. The pictures on the site doesn’t do the place justice. It really is more amazing.
Roshana Brown and friends, USA & Australia
Aditya Seethana – Villa Cantik
March 12, 2016
Thank you! We had an awesome time in Villa Cantik. The villa is very beautiful and the staff very nice, they took very good care of us. They are also awesome cooks. We will definitely plan to come back!
Family Cizmarova – Villa Bundar
March 12, 2016
Villa Bundar is absolutely gorgeous and just perfect. It’s as described and better. Beautiful garden, pool and directly on the beach, next to a bar with massage lounge. We were made welcomed from the very first moment and spoiled to the last. The staff is amazing. Meals were most delicious and we had a chance to taste variety of local meals. The house was kept very tidy, we were helped with laundry. Also help with arranging trips was very much appreciated. It was our best relaxing holiday ever. Bali is a beautiful island with amazing nature and lovely and talented people. Truly an excellent experience in all levels.
Hana Cizmarova, Cupar, United Kingdom
Family Toonen – Villa Sali
March 11, 2016
Returning to Bali, this time with my parents and our two small children. We wanted to experience the quiet and calm part in the north after visiting Ubud, but never anticipated finding such a paradise! The beautifull villa lies surrounded by stunning, very well kept gardens with very nice views on the Bali sea, it’s even better when sitting on the terrace, lounging in the bale, or from the pool, infinity blue is the correct term. The staff makes your stay even more pleasant, Iluh and Sayu keep the house immaculate and are both gifted cooks. Their attention and kind care makes the stay even more comfortable than a five star resort. The villa is well equipped and even games and dvd are provided, although they are no match to the great swimming pool. There is more than enough to explore in the vicinity, the Banjar hot springs and Brahma Vihara Ashrama temple are near by, snorkeling Mendjangan island is more than worth it. It is also a very special experience to be able to be picked up on the beach right in front of your villa to see the Dolphins swimming near Lovina. If we are lucky enough to return to Bali in the future we will definitely return to villa Sali!
Family De La Vergne– Villa Banjar Beach
March 10, 2016
Die Villa war das absolute Highlight unserer 3,5-wöchigen Balireise! Anhand der Bilder hatten wir bedenken es könnte zu modern oder steril sein, was sich nach unserem Ankommen als unnötige Sorge zerschlug. Die Villa ist mit sehr viel Stil und Geschmack geplant und eingerichtet worden. Dieser Eindruck begleitete uns über die gesamte Dauer unseres Aufenthaltes, hochwertige Ausstattung bis ins kleinste Detail (z.B. Essbesteck). Das gesamte Personal zeichnete sich durch besondere Freundlichkeit und Kompetenz aus. Alle sprachen Englisch. Das Haus war absolut sauber, der Garten und Pool top gepflegt und der Nachtwächter war stets präsent. Das Essen welches Kadek und Dessa zubereitet haben, war so hervorragend, dass es in der folgenden Zeit schwierig war indonesische Küche zu finden, die sich damit messen konnte. Unbedingt empfehlenswert! Organisation und Kontakt zu Angelique waren hervorragend. Sie half uns sehr kulant über Nyepi-Day, vielen Dank hierfür! Wir empfehlen diese Villa auf jeden Fall weiter, obwohl wir die Abwechslung lieben werden wir diese Villa wieder buchen, sollten wir wieder in diese Region reisen. Vielleicht die ehrlichste Bewertung gab unsere 3-jährige Tochter ab, die weinend zu Protokoll gab, dass sie nicht weg möchte und in dieser Villa bleiben möchte.
Bettina De La Vergne, Germany
Family Thunborg – Villa Santai
March 10, 2016
We have found paradise on earth! Lovely staff and house for relaxing and peaceful living.
Next time we will stay for three weeks and we will also book the Spa every day! Thank you very much for this wonderful holiday. See you next year!
Angelica, Adam, Karl, Filippa, Frida, Fanny, Morgan, Henrik, Viktoria, Stina and Olaf.
Cheryl Corcoran- Villa The Mango Trees
February 22, 2016
Where do I start. Amazing, glorious, fantastic, oasis hideaway.
From the time of first booking our 5 night stay the owner Angelique was so prompt and so helpful. Nothing was ever a problem. Fantastic communications.
After a nightmare week in a villa in Seminyak we were soo happy when the driver arrived to take us to Villa the Mango Trees on the other side of Bali. The drive is long but beautiful and a great opportunity to see the real side of Bali. At the end of our trip we drove into the gates of what I can only describe as paradise.
The staff where all waiting for us and greater us with such kindness and an ice cold drink. Fabulous.. The villa itself is exactly as portrayed in ALL advertisements. Actually it excelled the photos. We spent a magical 5 nights and the staff were kind caring attentive and just terrific. I can honestly highly recommend this villa. You will not be disappointed. The most beautiful and peaceful place in all my 30 years of traveling to Bali that I have ever stayed.
Thank you to all the staff who were so patient and involved us in their lives (we learnt so much) and thank you Angelique for allowing us to share this spectacular treasure in Bali. Hint: stay longer than we did. 5 nights is defginately not long enough.
Cheryl Corcoran and party of 4
Party Choo – Villa Santai
February 17, 2016
We had a wonderful time in Bali and Villa Santai was fantastic – everyone enjoyed staying in the villa and enjoying the facilities – swimming pool, the beach, the massage and not forgetting the villa’s staff who dished out great meals for us and also the “security guard”(adorable) dogs – and thank you for arranging all our necessary outings (which we enjoyed tremendously) and the fantastic driver that was assigned to us.
Wishing to go back soon!
Party Romanowski – Villa The Mango Trees
February 17, 2016
The Villa is just marvelous. A great place to have a rest especially after intensive sightseeing. We have seen the photos before coming there but the villa looks even better in real life. Amazing bedrooms, lots of space and a beautiful pool with the view at the sea that we were using a lot. Staff is taking care of the place well, it’s clean and fresh. Everybody is kind and very helpful.
Karol Romanowski and friends
Family Reynolds – Villa Bundar
February 15, 2016
Beautiful property right on the water in lovely Lovina! Lovely staff and atmosphere, we had a wonderful time.
Seema Seraphina, Australia
Family Mahir – Villa Bersama
February 11, 2016
Firstly, I really want to thank Angelique and the staff for a great time at the house. It is as mentioned beautiful and spacious the beach is write at you door and the pool is fantastic. the Garden is beautiful and smells nice. The staff are friendly and really good in following orders. They will do anything to make feel at home!
Jacky Gaworski – Villa Simha
February 5, 2016
We have a wonderful stay 3 weeks in villa Simha. There is a very good team. We enjoy many nice places with the good house driver. The food was very good. Again thank you for everything. The house, swimming pool are beautiful, clean and safe. Except an expresso coffee machine, we don’t need nothing more. Sure, we will come back.
Family Ten Berge- Villa Bunga
February 1, 2016
“Perfect location, good staff and beautiful house”
The villa and the garden and pool are in perfect condition. The staff is very kind and they are willing to fulfill all your whishes. The taxi driver Putu speaks good English and shows you the most interesting places and restaurants.
Also the contacts with the booking agency are pleasant. She provides comprehensive information.
Dija Ten Berge, the Netherlands
Family Khan – Villa The Mango Trees
February 1, 2016
The villa is gorgeous and comfortable, the staff efficient and friendly, the location peaceful and serene. Each and everything promised in the description and pictures was delivered beyond our expectations. The villa, pool and facilities are best in class and anything you can think of is provided or can be arranged by the staff. This is an ideal place for a “get away from it all” vacation, although there are activities in the area which one can pick up if desired. Strongly recommended and a big thank you to the Mango Tree Villa staff and administrators.
Ismaa & Saad Khan
Duc-Nha Po – Villa Santai
January 25, 2016
Such a great place to stay and have quality family time in front of the sea. All the villa’s personnel has done its best to make us feel at home. Thanks to you all.
Duc-Nha Po and family, New Caledonia
Family Beekes – Villa The Mango Trees
January 23, 2016
“Heaven on Earth!”
What a great place to be! Beautiful Villa situated on the beach, with a great view, even from your bedroom when you wake up! Wonderful garden with a swimming pool and all kinds of chairs/ lounge/bunga for relaxing or massage with Balinese music. Very private , good maintained, clean and everything you need for a wonderful holiday. We were spoiled by Illuh and Putuh with great food: the menu is maybe even better then in a restaurant. We felt secure with Komang guarding during the day and Made during the night. No regret for the early rise for the Dolphin tour, picked up in front of the villa: we saw at lest a hundred. We used the bikes to make a trip but also hired motor bikes. If you like a nice, relaxing holiday then GO!
Marianne Beekes, the Netherlands
Family Schwarzer – Villa Santai
January 21, 2016
“A lovely place with exceptional customer service”
In December, 2015 we spent nine days at Villa Santai and can only say ‘Thank you’ – it is an exceptional place with plenty of options to unwind and relax.
The villa itself is big, providing enough room for 9 people, including a dining area and several community areas (eg. garden, upper deck, lower deck).
The villa and surroundings are clean and well-maintained. The ‘staff’ are super friendly and sweet, accommodating around any plans and wishes. They were lovely and very helpful. Thank you very much!
The customer service pre-arrival was just as good – excellent communication and support with all travel preparation. Again, thank you.
We spent the holiday here for a family reunion with people arriving from different places. For such, I can only recommend Villa Santai.
Other activities or places are further away and, as such, we booked either cars or scooters with which the team helped at all times. The villa is a good base for diving activities up north or discovering places further inland.
It is not a place for those seeking entertainment and a lot of action. For a casual, yet nice lunch/dinner we can recommend Sea Breeze Cafe in Lovina – great ocean views and a wonderful place to watch the sunset.
There is a spa attached to the garden where you can book massages. Hence, we often just moved between the amazing pool, reading on one of the day beds, massages and eating yummy food… that’s how you picture a holiday, don’t you?
Overall, a great experience that we would recommend.
Thank you and all the best.
Josephine Schwarzer, Australia – Germany
Family Weitang Wee – Villa Banjar Beach
January 20, 2016
“Away from the hustle & bustle”
We had a wonderful vacation at the villa (5 adults and a child). Matt was wonderful in responding to all my queries and facilitating the whole process from the time we made our reservations, including helping us to arrange for our massages. The villa is beautiful. A paradise away from commercialized areas in Bali if you would like a retreat. It’s well taken care of by Kadek and Desak, and also the gardener. Kadek and Desak were also very helpful in housekeeping, and the food they prepared for us were delicious. They also helped us to arrange for dolphins watching…which is one experience that we totally enjoyed! What a treat to see wild dolphins leaping out of the waters of Bali Sea! Erik the driver was also very friendly and wonderful in arranging for our day trips and airport transfers!
Weitang Wee, Singapore
Family Al-Otaibi – The Mango Trees
January 18, 2016
Absolutely great and spacious place and lovely team looking after the villa, and our relaxation. We had a great, relaxed time and my family loved it. We thank you very much Angelique. Hope to return.
Kurt Moffitt – Villa Bundar
January 16, 2016
The villa was amazing the people there gave great vibes. I would totally recommend for people to go to this location. The local people were awesome, the food was amazing and they were on our schedule. I can’t wait to go back to Bali again I already am planning on sending my parents here too enjoy the same villa ..they provided a driver who was local and knew what was going on the house cook / guide booked everything for us that we wanted to do. There’s tons of activities, we went snorkeling Road JetSki’s white water rafting, went and viewed waterfalls, played with monkeys, swim with dolphins, Road fly boards it was never ending…The masseuse had magical hands I swear it’s the best massage me or my girlfriend had ever had in our life’s. It was nice waking up every morning with the locals fishing and out on the beach playing soccer, everyone said hi every opportunity they got. This really is a special place.
Kurt Moffitt, California, USA
Family Aly Flood – Villa Bersama
January 15, 2016
This house was absolutely beautiful. The pool was great and the private cabana on the side of the property overlooking the ocean were fantastic. The bedrooms were very comfortable as well. I can’t say enough about the staff–they were so kind and helpful. We had my 2 year old nephew with us and they were great with him, too. If you’re looking for a place to get away and relax this is it. However, if you’re looking to go out for shopping and restaurants I’d probably recommend staying elsewhere. I was a little unsure of the neighborhood when we drove in, there’s not much around. We took a day trip to Menjangan for snorkeling–1.5 ish hour drive. We also did the dolphin tour from here which was great because they picked us up right on the beach at the house! Well worth it.
Aly and family, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Family In-Albon – Villa Cantik
January 6, 2016
The booking of Villa Cantik was extremely easy. Angelique responded immediately and was very helpful in arranging pick-up and transport. The Villa is beautiful, equipped with everything that is needed to spend unforgettable vacation in a perfect setting. The location of the Villa is on the beach, the atmosphere laid back and relaxing. The staff provides the Service with a smile; just perfect. The north of Bali is still calm compared to many other areas of the island but many places worth visiting within a radius of 2 to 3 hours. We can’t but recommend Angelique’s villa- it’s a dream and we will certainly come back.
Josef and family, Switzerland
Family Venter – Villa The Mango Trees
January 6, 2016
We had a lovely family holiday in this villa! The house is well equipped and maintained and looks just it does in the photos. We stayed for two weeks and it was the perfect way to spend our holiday and relax.
At Venter, Australia
Iker and family- Villa Bundar
January 6, 2016
We stayed at Villa Bundar from Dec 26th to January 1st and we couldn’t have been happier. We are a family of four with a 4 year old boy and a 2.5 year old girl and the villa, pools, and beach were exactly what we were looking for to relax and enjoy spending time together as a family. It simply doesn’t get better in terms of location. In addition, Angelique was always quick to reply to all of our questions and offered good advice prior to our trip. That said, it’s worth noting that Ketut, the main cook, and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing. You’ll see this being said in other reviews, but it’s only because it’s true: Ketut’s meals are hands down one some the most memorable meals you’ll try in all of Bali. Trust me on this. In any case, long story short – this place is a 10/10. It was our first time in Bali and I’d recommend this place to anyone. You won’t be disappointed.
Family Bergqvist – Villa Sali
January 4, 2016
We had a wonderfull stay at Villa Sali. Communication with the owner went smoothly and she organized our transportation well.
Villa was really nice and big. Pool was fantastic. Everything was so good that we stayed at the villa without going out for many days! Staff was also really wonderfull!!! They really took good Care of us! They cooked tasty food and and kept everything clean and neat!
We all liked the staff a lot (parents, boy 13, girl 9). Garden was really beautiful and really well kept! Beds were good with quality cotton. Deco in the house was nice. It was really relaxing to enjoy the scenery to the sea!
We have been in Bali many times but this was nicest place we’ve been! Will be back there for sure! We heard that there are many regular guests- which doesn’t surprise us at all!
Hannaleena and family
Family Eskel – Villa Bersama
January 2, 2016
We spend ten days at Villa Bersama. The villa is just next to beach with very nice ocean view. The staff are doing amazing job to fullfill your every request. The villa was clean with aircons in every bedroom. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Angelique about smooth check-in and check-out. She is very easy to communicate with and she replyed promptly whenever questions raised.
Ismo Eskel, Finland
Family Kanowski – Villa Santai
December 15, 2015
Thank you Angelique. Everything went really smoothly from the pick-up to all of the details at the villa. We loved the peace and tranquility of the villa, the pool, the gardens and the boat. The girls looked after us very well and we really enjoyed their cooking. We all went out to watch the dolphins on our first morning and were not disappointed. This was a lovely quiet place to stay in between Seminyak and Ubud. Thanks for everything.
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
Family Moeller – Villa The Mango Trees
December 5, 2015
“Amazing place. You have to go there!!”
Wow this place is amazing. Relax and chill with the pool while the staff making great dinner. I will diffenatly go back again!
Anna Moeller-Vang, Denmark
Gwynneth en Lex – Villa Bundar
November 30, 2015
We did enjoying our vacation at vila Bundar with a smile and sweet memories. Pick up service was excellent and the driver Putu is a great person and tell us many jokes in english and in bahsa Indonesia. Even the cook Ketut. She is a really warm, enjoyable person with always a smille on her face and cooked with pasion with a lot of spicy herbs if you aksed for it. Edy, the gardner did his job also with passion and the garden looks every day nice. The vieuw from the veranda was outstanding and we enjoyed every day. We certain come back to vila Bundar and her lovely staff.
Gwynneth en Lex Stok, The Netherlands
Family Moeller Vang – Villa The Mango Trees
November 27, 2015
“Amazing place. You have to go there!!”
Wow this place is amazing. Relax and chill with the pool while the staff making great dinner. I will definitely go back again!
Anna Moeller Vang
Family Lathouwers-Lefeber – Villa Sali
November 13, 2015
“Heaven on earth!”
We had a wonderful week at Villa Sali! This was our fifth time in the past 7 years and we are already looking forward to come back next year. The villa is very nice located, rooms are big and very clean. The garden is getting more beautiful every year. Lots of trees, plants and flowers and the ocean view is breathtaking! The staff is very very kind and made us lovely dinners every day. Due to volcano ashes Denpasar Airport was closed so our trip was postponed 3 days but the owners came with a great solution. I would really recommend Villa Sali to everybody who is looking for the best place on Bali!
Bill – Villa Banjar Beach
November 11, 2015
Beautiful, new-feeling villa in an awesome setting with wonderful staff. Couldn’t ask for more!
Veronica – Villa Bundar
November 10, 2015
The villa is just gorgeous. You are feeling like you found a piece of paradise. The villa couldn’t be situated better. The staff is great. Ketut and her team did a great job to care for the villa and keep everything neat and clean. And the dishes the cook are gorgeous. If you want to feel like you found your personal piece of heaven. Than Villa Bundar is the perfect spot to be.
Veronica and friends, Switzerland
Party Baumgartner– Villa Santai
November 7, 2015
We were a (quite random) group of eight travelers and spontaneously decided to rent this villa to escape the backpacking/hostel life for a couple of days. The 3 hour taxi ride was already worth it for the beautiful landscapes of Bali we passed. When we first arrived at the place, we couldn’t believe our eyes. Even though we had an idea what to expect from the pictures on airbnb, the beauty of the villa and it’s surroundings blew our minds. It just seemed too good to be true. For five days we lived like kings and queens. The two lovely maids did everything for us. They went shopping for us, did our laundry, cleaned our rooms and the mess we left behind, and prepared both breakfast and dinner every day. They really are fantastic cooks!. It was a true feast every night. They did a perfect job in every aspect. If you want to spend your holiday in paradise, rent this villa.
Niels Baumgartner and friends from Switzerland and Spain
Family Mossinkoff – Villa Cantik
November 3, 2015
10/24 until 01/11
We arrived late night at villa Cantik. After a long day of travel. Immediately we noticed the wonderful garden and the table already set for 3. A warm welcome even though it was 11.30 p.m.
The next morning, we woke up to what for us was called paradise. A wonderful infinity pool with a lovely ocean view. And 3 different area’s to relax.
However, what really made our stay the vacation “to beat” was the staff! They were so friendly, kind and always ready to help out. And did I mention Julia and Dessa are great cooks?!
And when we felt like going out for the night Dessa had some good tips for restaurants in the vicinity of lovina!
A wonderful week in paradise! Thanks.
We’ll definitely come back to enjoy this oasis of peace and beauty.
Kristal Foster – Villa Bundar
November 3, 2015
I stayed at villa Bundar with a friend for 5 days and it was amazing! The staff was so friendly and accommodating with great suggestions of what you to do in the area. It is a very quiet place, which allowed for some much needed relaxation! If you stay I would suggest renting a scooter so that you are able to hop into town easy and explore the hills of Lovina!
Kristal, Doha, Qatar
Christy – Villa Buka Kecil
October 31, 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 traditional 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!
Family Manish Sharma – Villa The Mango Trees
October 26, 2015
We had a great time in the Mango Villa. It is picture perfect with a very friendly staff especially Ilu and Putu. It is away from the hustle and bustle of South Bali and perfect for a peaceful vacation. Highly recommended are Menjangan Island snorkleing and Dolphin watching which you will not get in South Bali. Snorkleing was amazing with excellent water clarity, corals and other marine life. Excellent food was served by Ilu and Putu and they are very good hosts. Overall an amazing experience that we would like to repeat.
Family Franconville – Villa Banjar Beach
October 24, 2015
Villa Banjar Beach is absolutely great! The house is even better than on the pictures and the staff is superb. When we arrived there was a warm welcome by Eddy and a delicious meal was prepared. All the food and drinks prepared by the 2 ladies were very tasty and beautiful. The house and the service are really good. The tours with Eric are very entertaining.
I would recommend this villa to everyone who wants a very luxury and pleasant stay in the surroundings of Lovina.
Family Barbieri – Villa Santai
October 24, 2015
We absolutely loved our 5 night stay at Villa Santai and wish we could have stayed longer! The long drive (3 hours) from Seminyak was certainly worth taking to get away from the hustle and bustle and have our own little piece of paradise. The villa was even more beautiful than in the photos and the private pool and beautiful garden made us so happy and relaxed. The kids (5 & 7), my husband and I spent most of the day in the pool, sometimes lying on the day bed in the garden, playing on the black sand beach and getting cheap massages in the boat on the beach, just heaven. We met some local kids who enjoyed playing with our kids, despite the lack of common language. The villa is a good 10 minute drive from the town and any shops or restaurants but it has everything you need so there is no need to leave it. If you do want to go for a drive to town or a nearby waterfall, hot springs etc, the villa can organise a driver. The girls who cooked and cleaned for us were just lovely, and the food delicious, we just couldn’t get enough of it! We have already told all our friends back home about Villa Santai and are planning our next trip back for another relaxing holiday.
Jane Barbieri, Australia
Family Lyndrup – Villa Bundar
October 24, 2015
Thank you for taking very good care of us. Everything worked out really well, and we were really happy with the place. Communication with Angelique was easy, with quick replies. We hope to come and visit the villa soon again. All the best
Mikel, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Andrew Goodbourn – Villa The Mango Trees
October 19, 2015
The Villa Mango Trees was wonderful – a truly beautiful outlook – and excellent staff, we had a great holiday, thank you.
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
“Another wonderful stay”
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!
Tim and Judith– Villa Banjar Beach
September 9, 2015
Thank you that we could stay in your house. It was in one word amazing !! You have there a really nice hideaway and a wonderful staff that make guests unwise to their liking. We will recommend your villa to all our friends and family and we ever hope to come back someday.
Regards, Tim and Judith
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
Kitty– Villa Banjar Beach
September 1, 2015
My family：four adults and two children, live in Banjar Beach for five days. The two girls staff are very friendly, is good at cooking. From Villa to about 3hours. so here sparsely populated, very suitable for holiday. Go shopping can hire driver .My two daughters are very like to swim in the swimming pool. The beach outside the villa. My husband took a lot of beautiful photos to me, I am very happy. Thanks!
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!!
Kevyna Pang – Villa Bundar
July 1, 2015
From the beginning, we were really excited from the photos and reviews from fellow users of the site! Upon booking, Angelique was very friendly and prompt in her replies, and helped us if we had any issues eg wanting to book an extra night after payment. The villa itself: simply wonderful. Everything was gorgeous. From the entrance and the rice field surroundings, to the private pool and the beach that was right at our doorstep. The rooms were spacious, everything was spic and span, and true to the photos. Wifi was free, and good enough for normal surfing needs. Lots of electronic plugs, need to bring converter though, as it’s a type F. Water dispenser was refilled immediately when it ran out, without any prompting. Kitchen had everything needed for simple cooking; we even made breakfast ourselves one day! Ketuk very nicely helped us when we couldn’t find something haha The staff, especially Putu and Ketuk, were the biggest factor why our stay was so unforgettable. Patiently driving us to our activities (lots of long drives), telling us jokes along the way and suggesting where to go for meals like locals or tourists (whichever we wanted haha), or helping us make delicious meals and stocking up whatever we wanted and teaching us how to make coffee drinks. They also helped us arrange a lot of the activities we wanted to do, without any pushy sales gimmicks that you can sometimes experience. Everything was catered exactly to what we wanted and to make us feel comfortable at all times. This made our time, staying in or out of the villa so enjoyable. Not just the 2 of them, but the gardener, security guard and the pub/massage staff also always had a smile and “morning!” for us whenever we saw them in the compound. It was with great regret when we left. I think we shall never forget our time here at villa Bundar, and the area of Lovina. It is going to be hard to go back to Denpasar!! If you’re looking for a relaxed and non-party kind of time, where you can sit back with your book/ipad/iced latte and doze off eventually to the sound of the waves in the sun, villa Bundar’s for you (:
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
Family Grossman – Villa Bundar
June 22, 2015
I can’t say enough about the whole experience! It has been everything and more of what was promised. Angelique was extremely helpful with my many questions, always very prompt and forthcoming. The house is beautiful, right on the ocean and we were taken care of by lovely staff who have treated us extremely well. Breakfast and dinner were deliciously prepared and served to us with love. We can’t wait to come back!
Oscar Grossman, Canada
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
Family Klomp – Villa Bunga
May 23, 2015
Our stay in Villa Bunga felt for us and our children (9, 12, 14) like staying in paradise! After the busy south you immediately feel the relaxation in the authentic north. The villa is perfect and the staff of the villa is very friendly; you don’t see them all the time, but when you need something there is always someone to help. The cook Dewi, assisted by Kadek and Julia, made us such great meals that we only once went out for dinner. And the garden is so beautiful with the sound of the waves in the background! After 12 days we were sad to go home. We will go back again for sure.
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