Our best beach vacation yet! Having spent wonderful holidays at many locations around the world, the Villa Shanti is the best beach location by far. From the friendly greeting on arrival by the staff, to the beautifully designed and constructed villa, and the perfect location on a quiet beach in Northern Bali, all of it exceeded our expectations (and we had set them high). The quiet location, set back in the rice fields, with its very well cared for grounds including the very short walkway to the beach and the huge pool are just a few of the advantages of Villa Shanti. The staff is great, going about their duties in quiet precision, allowing us to have our family time and privacy. During our stay, Ketut prepared our breakfast and dinner every day, except one, the food supplies cost a meager $250 for the entire 2 weeks! We like our mornings unhurried, so asked Ketut to prepare a late breakfast, and provide fruits and snacks for lunch. Then every evening we looked forward to our fantastic Balinese meals, including prawns and lobster several times. I have several food related allergies and Ketut prepared separate servings, in many cases just for me, and then added all the goodies for the family’s servings. Be sure to have the prawns and mie goreng for dinner and the pancakes with palm sugar syrup for breakfast. The gardens and lawn are well kept including several mango trees, and to our delight we had fresh mango every morning with breakfast. There are also pineapple and star fruit as well. In addition, it was grape season and so the villa’s next door neighbor offered us bags full of grapes several mornings, keeping us in grapes for our entire stay. The friendliness of the neighbor is a tribute to the Balinese people…we found everyone on Bali to be very friendly, trustworthy and accommodating. The villa’s design complements its surroundings and all of the amenities are great. The pool is very large; we were in and out of it several times per day. All of the furnishings in the villa are very nice; the rooms are comfortable and provide everything you could ever want. We spent most of every day outside, in the outdoor furniture, on the beach, and in the pool….what a great way to spend a day. Don’t miss a chance to go snorkeling or diving at Menjangan Island with arrows Dive Centre in Lovina. We were very happy with this company and Buda, our dive master, was great! Buda was very professional and very safety oriented and great with our teenage son during his introductory dives and us during our snorkeling. We were so happy with Buda and his staff that we went to the island twice! Don’t miss it! We also went on a dolphin trip that Nyomang had arranged. The boats came right to the beach in front of the villa. In addition to the dolphins, the Balinese sunrise is not to be missed, take your cameras. All of the staff is very kind, courteous and professional.Ketut with her continual smile and great attitude kept us fed with her great cooking, Ita kept our rooms and the entire villa spotless and assisted Ketut with food preparation, Nyomang was always available to take care of any issue and provided us transport to several places during our stay. The gardeners worked tirelessly to keep every plant and tree in perfect order, and Kadek our security guard with his calm presence kept everything in order, but was never intrusive. In addition to all of this, the owners are very friendly and helpful. This is a place that we intend on returning to. If you want a quiet, relaxing, worry free and beautiful place to vacation, this is it!
We have spent two fantastic weeks in Villa Shanti. The Villa, the garden, the pool just gorgeous. The whole staff is super, friendly and the service is just TOP! A very special thanks goes to Ketut for her extraordinary creative cooking ( 6 stars) and to Ita. We have been taken very well care of. The whole Villa is in excellent condition and the rooms, pool, etc. were cleaned daily. Great place to spend a holiday and we will definitely come back if we have the opportunity. Villa Shanti can be recommended without any reservations. Thanks again for an unforgettable holiday!
Een fantastische villa. Als je door de poort loopt word je bevangen van het huis zelf, de tuin en de prachtige omgeving. Op de 1e etage heeft de slaapkamer een fantastisch uitzicht over de wijnranken en rijstvelden. Het zwembad is heerlijk om aan te liggen. Je kan ook zitten in het zwembad en het is groot genoeg om baantjes te trekken. Het strandhuisje is heerlijk voor massages en voor het genieten van een zonsondergang.
Het is een prachtige villa, mooi design stijlvol ingericht, mooie tuin aan het strand. Perfecte uitvalsbasis om Lovina te verkennen en meer van Noord Bali. Je komt er tot rust, eigenlijk wil je niet meer van het terrein af, zo mooi is het.
Coming from Sanur, we arrived in Paradise! The setting is glorious. The villa is set back from the beach, so is surrounded by padi fields. It is unique among the villas on this beach; it’s special and secluded. The gardens burst with verdant plants and flowers – the lily ponds to the beach are gorgeous. The photos can’t do it justice. It’s beautifully designed, unusual in its style, is spacious, modernly furnished, and very well maintained. The staff are wonderful. House “manager”, Ketut was a delight as was her assistant, Ita. Ketut’s cooking was outstanding – we didn’t eat out once in our 5 nights/6days. Ketut asked what we liked, bought, cooked and served them to us each evening, and charged us just what she’d spent. She coped perfectly with the nut allergy of one of our party. All in all Villa Shanti and the food we were served were incredibly good value, the more so by comparison with other places we stayed in Bali. We can’t recommend the villa highly enough – it’s a delight.
Villa Shanti onderscheid zich ten opzichte van alle exclusieve villa’ s in positieve zin. De ligging is perfect, het top design, vooral veel privacy in een perfect onderhouden prachtige tuin, heerlijk uitzicht rondom op de sawa’s, de bergen. De zee op 150 meter en alles tot in de puntjes verzorgd. Fantastisch personeel, perfecte keuken. Alles is GENIETEN. Zoek je iets anders als anders in de het prachtige noorden van Bali……villa Shanti is een unieke toplocatie.
We stayed in bali Villa Shanti for 9 days. Wow, the first day we were surprised when ketut showed us around. On internet it looks great, but now we are here it,s amazing!. Most of the days we stayed at the villa and relaxed. One day we went to Mengangan for snorkling, really nice. We also visit the Git Git waterfalls, Buddhist temple, Monkey temple, hot springs and Munduk. In the villa we had a two times a massage from made in the beach house. We had a perfect, relaxed holiday.
Villa Shanti! True paradise- the gorgeous house and gardens and private walkway to the beach! ketut and the girl are great ladies- very friendly and helpfull and delicious cooks! Green pancakes are a mustt to try! Also fried prawns, chicken, fish and veggies are out of this world. They put us in touch with made of Arrow Dive – a private boot for the 5 of us and snorkling at mengangan Island. ketut also arrange the massage at the Villa, also a really must-do!! We also rented out some scooters and did a day of touring ; the Buddhist temple, hotsprings and just took some small roads up into the mountains. really gorgeous area to drive around!. Spent the rest of the time here enjoying the beach and quiet of the villa around the pool or in the hammock. Total paradise!!.
Everything you need to return rested, relaxed, happy and healthy. We had a fantastic 2 weeks here at Villa Shanti with teh help of ketut’s fantastic food ( we especially liked her fried prawns, mie goring, pancakes and greens) The girl for the washing and keeping everything spottless, Nyomang taking us back and forth to Lovina and arranging trips and putu and ketut for taking care of the pooland grounds – it all added up to un ultimate holiday. All staff is kind, friendly and caring. our son celebrate his 15 birthday here and the staff presented him with a plate full of balineese treats and each greeted him. We highly recommend Arrow Dive Centre in Lovina. Nyomang can put you in touch with Buddhah. We saw the Buddhist Monastery not far from the villa. we spend a lot of time in the loungers, in the pool and walking on the beach. This is a vacation we will never forget and hope some day to return. Thank you!
De weg er naar toe was lang en bochtig, maar bij aankomst werden we hartelijk ontvangen door Ketut en de rest van de staff. Na een welkomsdrankje gingen we de villa verkennen. van foto’s op internet hadden we al gezien dat het er mooi uitzag, maar in het echt wss het nog beter. We hadden de gehele villa voor ons tweeen…. wat een luxe. We hebben hier heerlijk genoten van de zon, de rust, de tuin en het zwembad en natuurlijk de bediening. De villa is 5 sterren waardig. Ketut heeft al die dagen voor ons gekookt. De eerste dagen vroeg ze wat we wilden eten, maar we hebben haar de vrije hand gegeven. En met succes. We hebben iedere dag heerlijk gegeten.