“Amazing villa, beautiful location, relaxing holiday” As our first trip away with a 6 month old baby I was slightly anxious about travelling to all the way to North Bali. However, once we arrived at The Vineyard Bali, weary from 22 hours travelling from London all my anxieties were dispelled as we found ourselves in the most idyllic secluded setting listening to the sound of the Java Sea.
The gorgeous, spacious villa is set amongst beautiful lush paddy fields and moments from the beach. It is wonderfully airy with air-con and fans in all rooms. The rooms are huge with enormous 4 poster beds with mosquito nets and an ensuite shower room. A lovely cot was provided and a little tub to bath out daughter (which was also great for keeping her cool in the day). The pool was a great size with a smaller paddling pool which was brilliant for taking babies in. They were also plenty of shaded areas to keep her out the sun when I needed to but also get a little sun myself! The living area was huge and comfortable - lots of sofas downstairs looking out on to the garden and upstairs in a TV area which also leads on to a terrace with wonderful views over the garden and out to sea.
We were spoilt during our stay with a live in cook Kati who made the most incredible Indonesian food. Everything was made from scratch from fresh ingredients she bought at the market each morning and I don't think we ate the same thing twice. There were offerings of drinks throughout the day which meant i barely had to think about looking after myself. Eda was also there to help Kati and the two of them were warm, welcoming and brilliant with children - always making them smile and there to take them off you whenever you needed a break or an extra pair of hands.
We also arranged for massages at the house which is easy to do and well worth it as they are brilliant. The villa is also very near Singaraja and Lovina if you feel like exploring but honestly, you'll just want to get back to the villa. All in all amazing villa, amazing holiday!
“It was marvellous” the arrival in the house at night was a great moment
I didn't realise the house was direct on the beach untill I heard the waves beating the sand
after a very long fly, I had a very good night in a very cosy and well decorated room, and it was so nice to see the garden with so many flowers and coconut trees in the morning
I also appreciated the people in charge of the villa,who are very professionnal and nice, and loved the local food
I'll keep for long a very good souvenir of my stay in Bali