We stayed for 8 nights with our family of 5 and a second family of 4. This was our second stay at the Balian Beach Villa and Arsa again had everything we needed covered. The location is the 100% the best in Balian and the setup of the villas is ideal, in particular the outside bar and pool, along with the incredible views form the master bedroom. As it was the end of the dry season the kids were swimming in the river which has cleaned up a lot over the years, and they played for hours in the large flat yard which is very well maintained. To top it all off the waves were great every day and variety and quality of restaurants in close walking distance is outstanding. If you are after a relaxing getaway then this is the place, we could have stayed for another month. We have already booked again for 2019 and contacting Andrew directly is your best bet as he is very professional to deal with.
That's right everyone, my husband and I just had our wonderful wedding on the beach just outside this villa, as well as our dinner and reception on the villa grounds themselves. It was a magical event and I'm so thankful all those involved with this villa from the owners to the staff for making it such an incredible experience.
Location - The villa is situated in a perfect spot, with the surf break on your front door and the river just to the side. Because the sand is almost black sand, it can get extremely hot, but all you have to do is walk alongside the river until you get to the beach. There's a convenient gate that takes you straight from the villa to the beach. It is also very conveniently located next to local cafes and restaurants, so you don't have to go searching too far for a good place to eat.
Villa - The views alone make this villa incredible. The master bedroom is upstairs and has a breathtaking 360 view of the ocean, along with its own patio. The downstairs rooms have both beach and pool views. There's a bar right by the pool so you don't have to go too far to get that coconut drink or tropical cocktail from the pool, which also boasts a lovely view of the beach and river. The outdoor grounds of the villa have a lovely little pagoda-like structure where you can take a nap, listen to the waves, and wait for your massage therapist to arrive. There is also an outdoor shower for you to rinse off after your surf session, so the owners have really thought of a true surf paradise when building this beautiful villa.
Staff - I can't say enough about the amazing Arsa, the man in charge of making your stay wonderful. We had a wedding of about 30+ guests and he made it possible for us to have impromptu pre-wedding day drinks and bonfire on the beach. When I was hungover the day after my wedding, he climbed a 25 foot tree to get me a coconut. Seriously, this guy is superman. Whatever you desire or need, Arsa can coordinate. There is also an amazing massage therapist named Jessa (not sure if I'm spelling that right), who is also incredible. She had some magic hands.
Surf - Balian is known for some incredible surf and I was lucky that when I was there the waves weren't too big for me. There is a surf hotel next door where you can also rent boards, etc., but I would recommend bringing your own boards if needed.
Overall, I can't wait for my next trip to Bali as I will most definitely make sure I find some time for several days in Balian. It is Bali at its most beautiful and what we look for when going on a trip to a tropical paradise. It is a bit remote, but completely worth it and a nice break from all the buzz and noise of the busier cities/towns.
an amazing place with the beach and river a stones throw away. having 2 teenage boys with me the river provided endless fun. the surf was amazing with the chance to hire an instructor to take you surfing. fab places to eat all within walking distance of the villa. Arsa was amazing always there to help with any information about your stay, places to go etc.
the villa is amazing with wonderful views of the surf from the bedroom upstairs, it also has a tv not that we watched it was too busy either surfing or lazing by the private pool
all in all an amazing place to stay would highly recommend it.
The villa location was perfect for the boys to surf and girls to laze by the pool! We all agree we will return. There was plenty of room for 8 of us, with our own bathrooms was very handy.
Spent a lot of time by the pool and outdoor bar after surfing or running on the beach!
A very short walk (2min-5min) to a few of the restaurants in the village..one even delivered our dinner on the first night!! Wish we had more time to explore more of the eating places further up the hill.
Could not praise Arsa more, he was incredibly helpful and informative with local and general Indonesian information. He is a great asset to the house. Also Desa, who pampered us with massages, manis & pedis, was great!
The local village is not far and was great for fresh fruit, market food and a little shopping.
We will be back with the kids in the very near future - Balian is now a favourite on the holiday list!!
This would have to be the best villa we have ever stayed in. The location is what every surfer wants when they go travelling. From the master bedroom you can check the surf without leaving your bed, and it's some of the best surf Bali has to offer. The layout of the villa is spot on with a massive upstairs lounge room fully equipped with large plasma and surround sound system.
A massive balcony joins the master bedroom and lounge and is the ideal place for a few bintangs after a long day of surfing.
Downstairs has 2 large ensuited rooms and a fully open plan dinning ,kitchen and another lounge.
It's the perfect place for a large group to get together as outside there is a beautiful pool with a perfect bar over looking it, it was a great place to have a few beers and a chat at night. The other villa is right next to the pool and is also massive.
The caretaker Arsa was amazing he looked after this place like his own and we were never waiting or wanting anything, anything we asked for was attended to very very quickly. He kept the place looking beautifully clean and was also very friendly..
I would recommend this place to anyone and we will definitely be back again making it an annual holiday destination..
Great work Andrew and crew