“Perfect location and wonderful staff” The Villa Shanti at Dencarik near Lovina is the best place we have stayed in five trips to Bali. The villa and grounds are beautiful and were spacious enough so that the five of us who were staying could each find solitude if we wanted it in a variety of shady and relaxing places. The villa is set back from the sea and secure from the few passing hawkers and the outlook in every direction is superb. We did day trips to Menjangam Island, and to the Bali Tower at the Menjangam resort,as well as to Lovina and up to the Damai Villas for dinner. While all those places were lovely it was always good to get back to the peace and serenity of the Villa Shanti. Kertut, Ayu, Nyomang and the rest of the staff were faultless in their care. The food was delicious. Lying in the massage hut listening to the sound of the sea while we had a massage from Made and her colleague left us completely blissed out on a daily basis - each and every one of us floated back along the path to the villa with goofy looks on our faces. We enjoyed it all and look forward to returning one day. One word of warning - don't step on the black tiles with wet feet! Most of the tiles around the pool are white but there are a few black ones and they are very slippery when wet so please take care.
“Beyond our expectations” When we first arrived we kept saying 'wow!' over and over, there were so many excellent features we loved about this villa. From the flowers arranged in water in a big pot at the entrance, the fabulous views, the facilities were excellent, many comfortable lounging spots, with little touches we appreciated such as the ipod full of music, a laptop and printer. Great staff that meant we hardly left the place but they were discreet so we had our privacy. We had a wonderful time here.
“We will be back!” Our stay at Villa Bali Breeze was such a special one. From the moment we arrived, we were well taken care of in such a warm, friendly way. The estate is stunning. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the ocean in complete privacy with views to die for. We stayed in the main homestead as a family of 5 and it catered for us all very comfortably. The main lounge area is outdoor with the dining area able to be closed off as a separate room. One of the big highlights for us was that there is no television or radio here, so it really allowed us to shut off from the world and just relax together as a family. The kids didn't even complain once! The bedrooms are located around the house with shutter doors that open to allow in light and beautiful scenery. The pool was a particular highlight for us & our kids - what a magnificant size and view! We spent so much time in here either swimming or just relaxing by the pool.
The staff were brilliant especially Gede. Very professional, very friendly and really made our stay such a memorable one. They were all so willing to help us in any way we required.
As for the location of Lovina, it is a longish journey (~3 hours from denpasar airport) but worth every minute. We will definitely be back here for a holiday again, we may even extend it with more family members that hire the guesthouse on the estate.
We highly recommend Villa Bali Breeze as a holiday destination.
“Paradise” Our family of 5 stayed at Villa Mente for a week - and didn't want to leave. Villa Mente was paradise, so much so that we found few reasons to leave during our week. The infinity pool was perfect - with great views of the hills and the sea. The bedrooms were comfortable, the bathrooms were clean, and the place felt very luxurious. The best part of Villa Mente, however, were Komang and Kadek - the two wonderful "girls" who work there. They were so nice, so helpful, and the best cooks we could imagine!!!
Location was great - although the only issue is that you have to get a car (or rent a moped) to leave - it is high up the hill, which is great for the views, but it also means you have to plan if you want to go anywhere.
All in all, I couldn't recommend Villa Mente enough - fabulous rental!
“Awesome holiday” We had 2 weeks in Villa Pandu. Everything is well organized in a perfect house at a perfect place. The villa is located directly to the black sand beach (nice swimming). Pool, garden and house are nice and clean. We had delicious food prepared fresh from the staff daily. The whole staff is doing a great job to make your holiday perfect. They took always care about us and we felt like at home. Thanks a lot for this beautiful time - wish to come back!!!
“Definately one of the best holidays we have ever had!” Staff at the villa are exceptional and make the holiday that bit special. Marvellous Madie, will suprise you with wonderful Indonesian food 6 days a week if you wish. We left it to her discretion to organise our lovely meals including shopping for the supplies at the local market. Although you could have requested your own meals we did not feel it neccessary. She also catered very well for our daughter who is vegetarian. She kept the Villa spotless, changed bedding and towels, organised a massage at the Villa, a boat trip with the local fisherman for snorkelling and phoned our driver. Nothing was too much trouble. Putu our driver had a good sense of humour and was very informative of local culture. He would drive us around all day and made sure we saw the best of Bali. I would recommned the airport transfer. Upon arrival the garden was striking and is maintained by Kadak twice a day including the pool area. All sunbeds are cleaned daily including sweeping and washing down the patio when needed. At night you always felt safe, the night security guard was always there to open the gate when you returned from a night out.
The beach was very clean in the vicinty of the Villa as it was cleaned by Kadak every day. The sea was calm, clear and wonderful to swim in.
The Villa is about 10mins from Lovinia by car so you need transport to visit. Since the town is spread out over a distance of 8km you need a good idea where you are going before hand. We did venture out to some nice restaurants, visited the Bakery and used the supermarket in Singaraja. Overall villa Pantia is a very special place to go on holiday if you want peace and quiet. If you want a lively noisy clubbing holiday this is not the place for you. We loved it and were very sad to leave. You cannot underestimate the importance of Madie and her wonderful cooking, we were going to eat out alot more but it was not worthwhile. If you want to self cater then be aware that there is no oven. 10 out of 10
“Villa Bersama delivers more than it claims” We have stayed in Lovina many times over the past 10 years, It was absolutely wonderful when we found Villa Bersama available for 4 adults and 2 small children. Upon arrival we were greeted by two amazing ladies, Ketut and Cadek. They instantly made us all welcome and continued to do so for the next 8 days. Our drivers also were very accommodating when we either went to Lovina shopping, dinner or going for day trips to various places of interest. The Villa was well maintained, cleaned every day and the Gardener took extra pride in "His" garden and pool. Meals were prepared and cooked for us each day, and we were very appreciative especially when we had been out all day and the children were tired. The location was also excellent, especially for going to Lovina to some of the restaurants and bars.