After tons of research and many conversations, my friend and I finalized a "must" list for Bali. ALSO after many conversations, we agreed to hire Suma. Bali is full of wonderful, kind, hospitable folks and I'm sure there are many good guides, but I can't imagine having one better than Suma. We were in Bali for 6 weeks, and the three days we spent with Suma were the best and most memorable.
He knows his stuff, and very professionally takes care of business. He is also laid back, extremely flexible and ready to please. He takes a personal interest in his clients, and graciously shares himself with you, quickly feeling like a personal friend.
Suma readily customized our days to the "list" we had compiled. Then he added things we didn't know about, like the black sand beach, and waiting for the sunset at Uluwatu (both personal favorites). The days were long but we crammed a lot in, and they flew by.
I would just say, hire Suma. ..trust him, and know he will not disappoint. He will respect you, he's honest, and fairly priced. AND you will have the most beautiful, fun days ever! . . .oh, did I mention he has a great sense of humor, and is a great photographer!!More