The calculus of Manu Villas is magical but is by no mean an accident.The owner's Alex, an Austrian and his gracious wife aptly named Grace, have creative a very special place that will lovingly haunt your conscience and subconscience with memories of spectacular sunsets, the distinct, rhythmic calls of toucans, the cool fresh water of the infinity pool ,the velvety evening breezes from the Pacific,the elegantly casual Balinese architecture, the intoxicating fragrance of fresh cut rainforest blossoms, the friendly occasional greetings of their lovely dogs Chica and Pluma and quite possibly, the star of this amazing show-little Pepito, an enchanting white-faced monkey. Travel is my passion and I have been to 90 countries and rarely do I find a place, that has left such a positive impression and such a strong desire to return. Manu Villas is not for everyone, so 'know thyself' but if it is a fit, it gives one hope that there may be such a place somewhere in the cosmos as 'heaven'. I loved it and so did my friends: a computer tech manager for a large hospital, a Florida banker and a Texas lawyer....Disclaimer: this place is for people who are somewhat independent, have a little sense of adventure and love nature; there is plenty to do in the area. It is not for high maintenance individuals, who measure their success in life by having people spritz their face with avian water, turn down their sheets and place Belgian chocolates on their pillow and feel validated by waitstaff hovering about inquiring about your golf game and ending requests with breathy, trite phrases- a la Ritz Carlton- 'with pleasure sir'...that is what I mean by 'know thyself'. Buen Viaje
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