This is a fantastic villa in an amazing location with fantastic staff.
We were a family of 15 travelling around the island of Bali and spent 6 nights at this villa.
The villa is a beautiful as the pictures! Each room is well equipped, the style lovely and the pool great! Being in the middle of paddy fields, you're really away from it all and can relax with great views over the fields.
The staff were fantastic, nothing was too much for them (even a couple of requests for 5AM breakfasts!) and they even took one of the party to the local village to get some items on their bike. Vicky the chef prepared a number of meals for us ranging from light lunches to dinners which were all fantastic.
The villa itself is approximately 1km from the main road down a narrow track which provides a lovely walk through the fields. If you have limited mobility, this track is best handled by car - the villa can arrange transport with local drivers.
As the villa is in a rural area, you should be prepared for bugs, geckos and other wildlife. The en-suite bathrooms also are open to the outside with varying levels of openness (depending on the room you're in) to the outside though not overlooked and therefore are private.
The local Balian beach is a 20 minute walk - along the track for 1km, approx 500m on the main road and then down the beach access road for approx 1km. The local beach is black sand and very expansive. when we went, the tide was out and we had the whole beach to ourselves - bliss!
For anyone looking for a Balinese holiday away from the madding crowds, this is the place to stay
Thanks for this opportunity, to stay in this such a beautiful villas with friends and family.
It was pleasant time to spend in nice surrounding around villa.
Great service around wedding ceremony and friendly stuff / stuff like family.
Before we came there, we were little-bit afraid what will come, but it was awesome from beginning till end =)
Wedding was beautiful and it was above our expectations.
We are looking forward for next visit and for best value in great price.
Thanks LaBalian so much for all.
We booked a 4 night stay at La Balian Villa for a friend and family holiday, taking up the entire villa, which turned into a wedding! From the very 1st communication, Polly was extremely helpful and answered every question in detail. She kept us informed all the way up to the point we left for Bali, even sending a checklist of all the things you generally forget while organizing a wedding. She organized a cake, decorations and extra staff for the big day, and charged local rates rather than Aussie big bucks! Fabulous service! The journey to the villa took us around 2 hours and being Bali, was eventful at times! We snaked through villages and sometimes horrendous traffic, but seeing as much of the west coast as you do on the journey kept the journey from being too boring. When we arrived at the villa after a short dirt track ride through rice paddy fields, we were greeted by the staff who gave us a welcome drink of freshly squeezed fruit juice and amazingly friendly smiles of genuine excitement at seeing new tenants! Once we settled everyone into their rooms, everyone remarked just how stunningly beautiful this villa is. It's open plan, and the bathrooms in each room look out into the jungle...with no window! It's definitely being at one with nature when the call of nature comes! This however does not detract from the villa, which is modern, clean and very inviting. The pool was utilized everyday and was welcome relief from the usual Balinese weather at this time of year. We were treated to what I can only describe as proper Indonesian home cooking from the staff, and every dish was delicious. We had a banana and honey smoothie served up at breakfast one morning and it's honestly the best smoothie I've tasted. The staff were constantly busy, preparing meals or cleaning up, nothing was a hassle and if they could give us something we asked for, they did, or went and sourced the ingredients to make it. Being so far away from all the hustle and bustle gave each day a feeling of tranquility and local drivers were on hand to transport anyone if they wanted to venture out. One thing that niggled away at me was the tendency to try and score a high price for the trips we took, but that is a minor gripe.
I cannot recommend this place enough. If you want peace and quiet, a great family or friends holiday away from the bright lights, a fantastic wedding venue or just something different...book this gem.
A bit hard to find but once there its beautiful.Not a lot to do in the area but nice beaches not far would recommend this property to everyone.The staff are very nice and helpful
Really enjoyed our time at LaBalian, staff were so friendly and accomodating. The house, gardens and pool were beautifully kept.