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Recent Bali reviews

  • Beautiful, peaceful villa with warm, wonderful staff

    "My wife and I stayed here briefly as part of our Indonesian honeymoon. We absolutely loved the villa. It was quiet, set apart from the busy and generally too-commercial Ubud. We woke to birds singing and went to sleep with just the stars. The villa was immaculate, and we enjoyed the pool, and outdoor shower and bath. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well each night. The house is filled with ornately carved doors, stone statues, carefully placed lighting, and an indoor waterfall. It, like Bali itself, marries art and function. But what made this stay so special was the staff. Juli picked us up from the airport and drove us to the villa. After a brief scooter lift to the house, he introduced us to the gardener and security officer, Ketut. We always felt safe there. Maya made us wonderful breakfasts -- both traditional Indonesian and Western options are available. On our second day, we hired Juli to take us on a local tour. We saw the traditional Barong dance, visited artisan shops, and toured temples. He even stayed with us late to make sure we saw the famous rice terraces. The next day was a special Hindu celebration -- Galungan. It is a sacred day when devout Balinese visit temples, make offerings to ancestors, and visit families. All the villages were decorated with beautiful penjor -- tall bamboo poles covered with flowers and other offerings. We were deeply honored when Juli invited us to attend the local temple with him and his son. We first met his wife and children and enjoyed some Balinese coffee and jaja cakes. At the temple, Juli guided us through the ceremony. It was one of the most special and sacred parts of our trip. After leaving, we went to Nusa Dua for two nights to enjoy the beach before returning to winter in New England. Immediately we missed Rumah Cahaya and the people of Penestanan. Nusa Dua felt artificial and inauthentic. Next time we will stay at Rumah Cahaya and skip the touristy resort. We could not recommend Rumah Cahaya more strongly. It is perfect for a couple or small family, and ideal for those wishing to see the "real" Bali and avoid the more commercial centers."
    Guest: TIMOTHY . Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 17, 2016
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  • This is a GEM, worth every second of travel!

    "When the words come out of my mouth, or off my fingers onto the computer, it's really still hard to believe. This was the best holiday we have ever had. We are a young family from the East Coast of USA, at the moment, we reside in Bangkok, Thailand. We have lived there for 1.5 years. We are taking advantage of traveling while we are here and when my husband said "how about Bali for Christmas?" There was a resounding YES out of my mouth! But, what I didn't expect was for him to find a true gem in Bali, for us to call home for 8 days. A place for us to relax and get away from the crazy city life we live. To see nature, water, sand, mountains, flowers all around us each day. I didn't expect Villa Wilali to be a place of such deep and utter tranquility and serenity. It felt like home immediately and it was hard to imagine leaving it as soon as we arrived. I've never been to a place that wasn't my home, that actually felt like home. Our days were spent with ease and relaxation. We filled time with swims in the pool, walks on the beach to find treasures, afternoon massages and evening fireworks set off on the beach. We took morning runs along the beach, a trip to the Waterfalls, sunset cruise, ate at wonderful restaurants and enjoyed a day trip to snorkel and see the bluest starfish we've ever seen. We visited temples, fed Monkeys and rode motorbikes. The list goes on, and if you are there, take advantage of the suggestions of things to do. They do no disappoint! The staff was helpful, kind, and generous. Puspa was there whenever we needed him and never let us down. The homeowners were so thoughtful they even fulfilled our request to have a Christmas tree for our three little boys to enjoy. This house and our trip to Bali will stay in our hearts forever. For the time we spent together as a family, for the time we had to reconnect, and relax and be ourselves. And, for a new member to join our clan. My brother-in-law, Matt proposed to his girlfriend Kelli on Christmas day, just along the rock wall on the beach. For them, this place will always be a part of them too. We thank you Cisca, you have something special and we are blessed we got to experience it. Thank you. Peter, Meghan, Brodyn, Parker and Camden Lynch."
    Guest: Meghan L. Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 11, 2016
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  • Great villa!

    "We stayed in Villa Lotus and had a very pleasant time. The villa is clean and has everything you need. The views from the villa are really spectacular. The owner Max is very pro-active and help full. If we travel a next time to Bali we stay here again!"
    Guest: André O. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 8, 2016
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