We have had a wonderful, relaxing holiday at Villa Shanti. The villa is stunningly designed, light and airy and the garden just beautiful; lotus flowers, mango trees, coconut palms and waterfeatures. what more could you ask for!
The Balinese staff have all been kind gentle and very accomodating. ketut is a great cook and we have had chicken, prawns, vegetables dishes. Pancakes for breakfast and lots of fresh fruits, its been delicious and lovely to be looked after so well and thoughtfully.
We have spent some time in Lovina. Nyomang has taken us where ever we have wanted in his jeep. Lovina beach is nice and the market nearby.We also went to visit the Buddhist temple which was interesting. We have learnt a lot about Hindu tradition and Balinese living through the staff and drivers. Dolphin watching was great, saw also part of a whale and great schools of dophins.
We enjoyed the trip to Menjangan Island to go snorkling the most, went twice, its about 1 ½ hours away. The coral is spectecular and the visibility fantastic. We left at 8 am and arrived back at 2:30 pm. Ketut made us lunch. At cost around 20 AUD each.
A lot of our time has been reading, relaxing by the pool and appreciate the warmth, space and simplicity.
If we had more time a trip to Ubud, exploring Singaraja and local village, also perhaps visiting a pearl farm….. many things, but this week has been perfect. Oh, and I did have 2 massage from Made! What a treat. She is excellent.

Many, many thanks to all of the staff especually Ketut and Nyomang, we are very thankful and grateful to you and hope to be back soon!
I think Villa Shanti is the best place ever!!!