Three of us spent a week here in October and it was great. Very quiet location although there are a few bars and restaurants a short taxi ride away. However in a week we only went out to dinner twice as the villa and food was so good.
The villa is great and can comfortably sleep 8! The pool and garden were immaculate. The beach was volcanic black and whilst a bit dirty in places still made for a pleasant walk.
I also took my running shoes and jogged around the local villages most mornings. The children and locals were really friendly.
The owner gave us lots of information on things to do and also advised us of driver who was available when needed. As you would expect in Bali, the driver was inexpensive. Even the three hour drive from the airport was only about $60.
We weren't sure about the weather going in October but it turned out fantastic. One dodgy afternoon in seven days.
Will go back here again at some point.
It was amazing. What a beautiful villa and what a super friendly people. The view as you enter the villa is breathtaking. We will certainly be back again. If there is a paradise on earth, it is here!
This was a second villa we stayed in Bali and it was thoroughly enjoyable. It is located right on a volcanic black sandy beach with an infinity swimming pool over looking the sea. The photograph of the view of the sea from the villa across the swimming pool was the USP for this villa.
The villa was tastefully designed with all the essentials in place. Two of the bedroom was sea facing the other two were garden facing . All the bed rooms were elegant and inviting.
The bath rooms were small and the bath area was just a niche in a corner. The design of the bathrooms has embraced the, " Best use of available space", principle with the available space being minimal. The open air kitchen and the dining area was in keeping with the open air living concept in a tropical environment.
The kitchen was well equipped however a grill was either not available or it was dysfunctional. Nevertheless the staff managed to get us delicious grilled fish one day.
The staff initially were a bit reserved but became more helpful and friendly after some ice breaking. Communications with the staff was generally no problem provided one kept in mind that English was a foreign language for both the guests as well as the staff . Their cooking skills was great when it came to local food. They had difficulty with other cuisines. That however was understandable.The staff was very efficient when it came to cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen and the villa in general. They kept them selves busy most of the time, washing,cooking,shopping and keeping house.
The beach was safe to swim but it was far from exciting. It lacked the roar of rollers and the sound of waves. The beach again was uninspiring Despite the best efforts of the cleaning staff the beach continued to be littered with man and woman made debris. . In contrast swimming in the large swimming pool was more enjoyable. The kids spent almost all their time in the pool honing their swimming skills.
The villa had its share of lizards and bugs and several cats . They kept their space . Not a major issue if one keeps in mind that the villa is in a tropical environment.
The information book available in the villa about the various options available for dining out,shopping and sightseeing etc. was helpful and informative. Taxis for local travel was easily arranged from the villa by the staff.
This is one great place for a memorable holiday
Villa Sali, how else can I say then a litle part of heaven on earth.
You feel like a Hollywood star in this villa. The view is great, great staff and you are in the center of Lovina within 20 minutes by car.
Breakfast will be made by the staff and if you want they can make dinner too.
We really felt home and didn't want to leave.
Next time we go to Bali, we will definitily go back to villa Sali.
The location is even more beautiful than on the pictures.
You can't get enough of the view.
Iluh and Sayu were two very good hosts. If we asked for something, delivery was almost straight away.
Next time we stay longer, because we didn't want to leave.