Location - Up amongst the cliffs facing the Indian Ocean, its paradise on earth. Definitely not accessible via public transport but the resorts would have arranged a pick-up service for you to get up there ;-) Getting into the comfortable car, the friendly but professional driver would share with you a bottle of Bvlgari mineral water and the free Wi-Fi available in-vehicle. Already impressed.
Decor / Ambience - Soothing, peaceful, wondrous....Its black & white Balinese decor villa-style. Security at the entrance is stringent - knowing that you are safe within the resort definitely helps in the overall experience. Upon reaching the lobby facing the ocean, you would be asked to rest in the comfortable cushions while enjoying the cool ocean breeze off the rising hills around it. The staff would serve you a refreshing mojito while you wait for check-in.
Service & Room - Your personal concierge assigned to you after checking-in would then take you on a guided tour round the estate and then to your personal villa. The villa with its private plunge pool overlooking the ocean blows the mind away as you wonder about the possibilities of staying here....forever.
The living area and bath facilities are spacious and there is also an outdoor bath shower in case you are not interested in the indoor bath tub....we probably need to take 4 baths a day to enjoy it all. Amenities are all Bvlgari-branded and you could not resist smelling them.
We were already distracted even though the butler tried to guide us within the villa ;-) Eventually, we were left to our own devices knowing that we can call our personal concierge anytime for service.
The room is also prepped with a local fruits platter and sweets on arrival. There is also a kite left in the cupboard in case you like to do so....Excellent service. Travel within the estate is via your personal buggy with your personal concierge but who really wants to leave the villa? This private villa is more than enough for you to enjoy a romantic day and night with your loved one.
Spa / Facilities - So much to write about but being massaged and scrubbed while listening to the crash of the ocean waves against the rocks is......something we've never experienced before and we fell asleep in this haven of nature.
Restaurants - We had both dinner and breakfast during our stay (definitely needs a separate review later...) and the amazing views over the cliff to the ocean is enough for you to thoroughly relax and enjoy your meal.
We also wandered around the villa and headed down to the private beach via a mini cable car / escalator which is accessible only by the villa guests).
Its hard to describe it but the only word that fits is "Paradise". It feels like your little piece of heaven and very private.
Would love to go back again if ever we head back to Bali. The price - USD1500 per night - is definitely worth it.