I stayed at Villa Matanai for the duration of a retreat I was attending at Santiago, and the moment I stepped into my room I knew, retreat or no retreat, I would find the peace and tranquility I had come to Bali for. I was lucky enough to have a sea view room on the second level and it was the loveliest room I had ever had. I must say here that I am generally a budget traveller, but this room had virtually two walls of glass and I could lie on the bed and see the ocean through the palm trees. There was a large terrace in front of my room that, although anyone could access it, they seldom did, and as soon as they realised it was a private room, they beat a hasty retreat. The hosts of the Matanai are very friendly and obliging and although I did not need to eat there, I heard from others that the food was good. There were little things that might bother you if you expect perfection. For some reason, the water that came out of my shower was never even warm, but others did not have this problem, and as I don't worry about little things, I took it in my stride. The weather was hot after all! There was no power point in the bathroom, but a hole where it had been, and I had to stoop to look in the mirror. Apart from that, I found the Matanai glorious! The pools were great, and the villagers were so lovely and friendly. I have been to many countries, but Jasri in Bali really struck a chord in my heart. It is easy to get a car and driver to take you further afield for a few hours or even the whole day if you wish. If you are just after a restful experience, the Villa Matanai and surrounding walks are enough to sustain you for a while. I just loved it!
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Matanai Bali/Karangasem