My family (myself husband and 4 children aged 19,19, 17 and 10) spent 6 blissful nights at The Mahalani in April.
The drive from the airport was longer than expected, but that was my just because of my unrealistic expectations!! The moment we arrived and entered the orange gates to be greeted by smiling staff and cool refreshing juices the drive became unimportant.
I have taken so long to write this review because how do you sum up the perfect spot in words and for us this was the perfect spot. The two villas are spacious and well equipped, the grounds beautiful, the pool amazing.
All of this is important but the staff really make your stay at the Mahalani. They are attentive and yet not intrusive. They are friendly and fun and so caring. The food is lovely and plentiful. Being fully catered makes it such a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about anything.
We went here to relax and connect as a family and I can't think of a more perfect place to do just that. You could stay here and never venture out!!!
We did enjoy walking around the local town, we visited the school, enjoyed the beach right at the garden edge just outside the beautiful green gate, loved watching the locals go about their days, we visited Bondalem beach Club a few times for a snack or drinks, it is an easy walk and reasonably priced. We snorkelled right in front of the villa and enjoyed coral and colourful fish.
Kadekie, the amazing villa manager, arranged a day trip for us and we visited Lovina and Aling Aling waterfalls among a few other things, it was a great day out and there are many other places to explore if you like to get out and about but we struggled to drag ourselves away form the grounds of The Mahalani. I am normally go, go, go on holidays but The Mahalani was the perfect place for me to stop and relax.
We had the pleasure of meeting Julie, the owner and it is obvious that her focus is on every guest having the holiday they dream of!!
I could not recommend this place highly enough and words cannot fully describe our experience, you may find more modern and 'flashy' villas but I doubt you will find a better place to stay and relax. The villa, the people, the feel, the location all combine to make this place magical!!
This place is by far the best deal and stay i have had in all my international holidays.
The all inclusive deal is really all inclusive, they mean it!!
They are always so happy to help and so acfomodating to all our requests, its just so nice to have helpful people around you in your holiday leaving no stones unturned to make your holiday great.
Located is offbeat, serene, soo clean black sand beach right out of villas beautiful bohemian gate.
You can do day trips to lovina, singaraja and ubud etc.
Water is extremely clean and you ll feel really close to natyre with every need taken care off.
Jukie, tripp, kadekie and all from mahalani team were available 24 hours for any slight problem we might have had.
We were travelling with infants and were worried. This place is a bliss. In short a perfect stay for big groups who want all taken care of holiday.
Food is sumptous, rooms are super comfy and equipped with everything you need. Flawless place
Much recommended. Great job here guys!
We just got home after a brilliant stay at The Malahani. The two villas are set in beautiful gardens with a large pool overlooking the sea. There’s even scuba diving right in front of the property! The staff are wonderful and took very good care of us. Big thanks to Jamie too. Paradise in North Bali.
What a fabulous place The Mahalani is! We were met by a row of smiling faces and a welcoming cold drink before being taken through to our two villas.
Nestled among lush tropical trees & plants in northern Bali, it was even more beautiful than the photographs.
The swimming pool was perfect for cooling off & playing with the three children in our family. The beach is just outside the door to the villas' garden, with great snorkelling over a coral reef. We are a family of scuba divers and were able to dive straight from the beach.
It was the perfect place for our family of eleven to reunite from all over the world. The rooms were very comfortable and the whole place was peaceful. All the staff were wonderful & we would love to go back again.
We will certainly recommend The Mahalani to friends & family.
The Mahalani experience was excellent. The staff did everything they could to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Our family of six enjoyed snorkeling, trips to beautiful waterfalls and some wonderful diving. We also experienced the local culture just outside the property. Our son (11 years) e.g joined the local boys for some football. As counterbalance we did some yoga and just spent time by the pool relaxing - a perfect holiday and we totally recommend the Mahalani for everybody. And yes, our teens (15 and 18 years) also appreciated the Wi-Fi :)