This was my first trip to Bali and I had no idea what to expect. I am afraid I may have been spoilt for all future visits. Our experience of The Shore Villa was just fantastic. We were a group of 10 - 3 couples and our (almost) adult children 16, 19, 21 and 21. It was just perfect for us. The "kids" had their own rooms out the front and the adults had great rooms in a separate building.
I do agree this house is not suitable for young children as there is the most fantastic pool that runs through the front yard and right under the house! There are no fences around the pool so it is idyllic but if you had young children you would be a nervous wreck worrying they might fall in.
We loved being outside of a tourist area and right on the beach. There was always something interesting happening on the beach - a funeral ceremony to scatter ashes in the sea with traditional musicians woke us one morning and we were able to watch the whole ceremony from our balcony! The beach was clean and the house was very secure. We did not swim in the sea- the first few day the sea was quite rough and the pool was definitely a more appealing option.
The staff was exceptional with a great cook and plenty of variety in what you could order - although we did not order any non Indonesian food. However the driver Dewa was probably the person who made our trip . Nothing was too much bother. As there were 10 of us and the bus only takes 7 we sometimes had to get another vehicle and Dewa arranged a second driver - Dewa Two for those trips. Dewa was really helpful tracking down things we wanted to see and do. Dewa was also very good at keeping track of the younger members of our party which was also appreciated.
We found Michael very approachable and although we did not see him often we did not need to! We did lose our water on two evenings late at night but is was not a drama and was back on by the morning.
I have recommended this villa this friends and would love to go back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Shore is probably the most unique private beachfront villa in Bali. The property is located in a colourful village less than 25 km from the International Airport of Bali and 12 km from the nightlife of Seminyak. Our five-suite luxury villa offers full services and facilities and unobstructed 180-degree view on the surfs of the Indian Ocean. Welcome ! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Shore Villa Hotel Canggu
- The Shore Villa Bali/Canggu