In need of a quiet week to recover from a hectic year, we found Villa Pantai, at Candidasa in East Bali.
The ocean front location makes it quite a majestic property, with a view across the pool to the fishing boats on the beach and out to the ever-changing ocean.
The villa is well furnished and thoughtfully set out, with a sense of privacy despite 24 hour staff attendance. The rooms are spacious and offer excellent views from lovely balconies.
The provision of a laptop and complimentary wifi was helpful for us keeping in touch and planning the next phase of our holiday.
We stayed a week, which enabled us to rest and sample several of the restaurants along the quiet but exuberant Candidasa strip.
Laundry service is excellent, and costs little.
Breakfast was more than adequate, and the inclusion of a delightful afternoon tea was a lovely touch.
We appreciated the fact that the service charge was voluntary - this enabled us to provide a tip in keeping with our experience. Additionally, we appreciated the capacity to pay for our stay via direct deposit in Australia, thus saving the exorbitant credit card surcharge and foreign transaction fees that can add significantly to a Bali holiday.
Airport transfer - an additional cost, but worth every cent! Efficient and informed.More