I don't know where to start....!! Attention to detail was amazing. The location is fantastic ....right next to the Bali Sea. You can hear the ocean whilst having a massage (another 5 stars....best ever) and I couldn't get enough of the view. The ethos was to promote quality family time, which was just what we were looking for when lives are so busy at home. Jamie took lots of photos for us so at last we have family photos with both parents in!! We felt completely looked after, safe, relaxed and amongst family. Little things like the bird that copies whistles in the gardens, a ladder to climb a tree and pool toys (including snorkelling equipment) meant that the children were never short of things to do. We had a walk along the beach to get an ice cream and went to a waterfall nearby but would have been equally happy doing nothing. The drive back to the airport gives a flavour of the unspoilt, less touristy northern Bali and a couple of stops could have been factored in. The villa can provide transport from the airport for a fee and I think they would do local trips for free, which I would strongly recommend as the roads are not for the faint hearted. My husband is an experienced driver but we took a wrong turn in the dark and ended up down a dirt track and after struggling to get the car out of it the clutch burned out. So we were completely stuck, lost, patchy mobile signal and three kids in the car. We managed to get a message and our location to the Mahalani team who were about 40 minutes drive away. They were incredible....words cannot express really....they had 5 men out plus Jamie searching for us and we had to be taken to the main road on motorbikes once we had been located. A real adventure for the kids, first time on a motorbike..!! An adventure the parents could have done without!!
The Malahami team are second to none and we can't wait to go back, now we know the roads!!!!
5 stars without exception... Everything in Mahalani for perfect and we really, really didnt want to leave. If you want to visit the north of Bali this is the place to go. The hills around are beautiful and you can do trips around. There have been waves in August, so little difficult to go to the sea. But to stay in the beautiful garden and pool was absolutly great...The food was amazing too in all aspects as we are vegetarians - mamas cooking was really tasty... Thanks to all staff and Jamie for top days in Bali :-)
I had such an amazing stay at The Mahalani!! The staff was incredible and the food was amazing!! Not having to worry about where to eat everyday made the stay so much more accommodating. I had everything I needed without having to leave the compound. Tucked away down a small road behind a gate, I was surprisingly greeted my lush greenery, flowers, trees and serenity! I didn't venture out and do any excursions because my goal was solely to relax, but I appreciated I easily could have had I chose to do so. The staff manager is always available for any questions. She has the most bubbly personality and you never feel like she's trying to sell you something. I will definitely be coming back and bringing more people with me since you have the option to rent a room or the whole house. I fell in love with Bali thanks to The Mahalani!!! I'll be back soon!!