This is a hidden Gem!! So peaceful, exactly at the border of the national park of Bali. We loved the afternoons chilling in the villa enjoying the pool and the garden. In the morning we would do trips in the area, long walks on the beach, bird watching, hiking, we even went to Mount Ijen one day, this is a 100% must do if you are in this area of Bali! It is so beautiful. The snorkling is not my thing, but our two children loved it:). The food that is served is simple but delicious and in about 20-30 minutes drive there are some nice restaurants to enjoy as well. For sure we will come back!
We love the villa. Breathtaking beach views, so calm and peaceful.
The staff were amazing, always there when we need them.
This property is exactly what it's promising to be. Spacious, hidden, private. The pool and the garden is huge, the pictures do not lie. Beach is empty and gorgeous.
The beds are comfortable. We spent a week here before moving on to the city, and it was the most relaxed week we could have imagined. There are three villas but if we wanted to, we wouldn't have seen a single other person for the entire stay, they are that private. There are interesting places to go for dinner but you will need to take a (v affordable) taxi service for that.
The only things I'd call out: in August,there were a lot of flies. Harmless, but annoying. They tried their best to manage them.
Also, the property is nowhere near babyproof. Gorgeous stone steps and large drops mean unless you are able to watch a child all the time, it could be dangerous, so consider accordingly. We basically constructed a safe area for the little one using the large sofas and put a net between the columns, and when outside of it, he was with someone all the time, and no accidents.
Overall, we were really happy here and would recommend.
Our stay was just wonderful. The villa is so beautiful designed, comfortabel beds, a terrific view on the garden and the sea beyond (constantly hearing the waves gently hit the beach), but most of all the hospitality and services of the staff were excellent. From the welcome at the villa to the delicious meals they prepared and the suggestions to make our stay most memorable through the exciting and diverse activities in the neighborhood: from the world class diving at Menjangan, through a most enjoyable Balinese cooking class and the incredibly impressive hike up to Kawa ijen and down into its crater.
Even if we have been to Bali many times before, this may have been our favorite stay. The location seems a bit remote and the transfer from Denpasar airport is long (rather four hours than three), but it definitely is worth it. The beautiful surroundings, the very stylish villa with its garden and pool, the wonderful staff and the absolute lack of ordinary mass tourism makes this a truly unique holiday opportunity. We’ll definitely consider coming back! A very warm thanks to all the staff (especially Johannes and Nita!).
We are spending Christmas Holidays in Villa Melaya. Stunning place to disconnect from the world. Facilities are fantastic and all the staff is very friendly and helpful. Specially mention to Nita and Johannes,they make our stay really cozy. Villa melaya is far away from crowded areas and you can find kindly balinese people. As well you can forget to cook, make daily food purchases,clean dishes and make your beds, they take care of everything. Also you can order some visits by car. We like to ride on bike on surroundings. Many thanks to Mr Verdi and his people. Overcome my expectations