We returned from our Costa Rican vacation a couple of weeks ago, and we rented Batik Blue and Casa Mali for a group of seven of us, all adults, and from two different families. The arrangement was perfect for our group, because it gave each family their own space, and privacy, while being steps away from each other should we wish to dine/swim/hang out together. My husband and I had stayed at Batik Blue two years ago, and liked it so much that we came back, and brought more people with us! The property has a very Zen, minimalist feel...bamboo partition walls, open air living, except for the bedrooms, which are fully air conditioned. Even the bathrooms are open to the stars at night, while still maintaining complete privacy. The kitchens are well stocked, c/w an oven a the Batik, which we actually even made use of this time. Some of us enjoyed the pool in the hot afternoons, and spent a lot of time just hanging out and keeping cool. There is a beautiful yoga (is it called an asana?) on the property, complete with beautiful Balinese buddhas. Actually Balinese furnishings are a theme with the properties. Very peaceful feeling.
It is only a short walk to the very expansive, clean beach, through a short jungle path.
Cristina and Dante are lovely people and very conscientious owners, and Dahlia, the concierge, is a wealth of information and extremely helpful. She would stop by in the mornings to see what we wanted to do for the day. She would then line up surf boards, massages, horseback riding, restaurant reservations, yoga classes, various tours, or whatever your fancy! She is also very knowledgeable about directions to airports, restaurants, etc. and the time it takes to get places. By the time you leave, you feel you've found a new friend. With so much to see in the world, I am not usually one to want to go to the same place more than once, but even though we've already been there twice, I don't think we're done with it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BATIK ESTATE offers four luxurious and elegantly designed villas in a very private tropical setting with a beach access on Playa Hermosa at the north end of Santa Teresa. They can be rented separately or together for larger groups, wedding, events or family vacations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Batik Beach Villas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa