Could not agree more with the previous reviewer who pretty much summed up our experience at Fraser Baye. The villas are really beautiful and its an ideal place to go with children because once the gates to the property are closed, they are totally safe and you don't have to worry about them wandering off or falling into the pool because the pool is screened off with a glass surround.
We stayed for ten days and travelled with two other families so between us we were six adults and six kids under six and occupied both villas. If you only took one villa, you'd need to get on with the people sharing the other one because there's really no separation between the two and if you went there with your family and there was a party of young surfer dudes in the other with a party habit you'd know about it!
Everything in the villa is built to a really high standard and with staff on sight, you really don't need anything. They provide breakfast, they clean your room and make your bed and any time you want a drink from the bar, they will make one for you. The staff leave at 8pm but you can order food to be made for then and they will stock the mini bar with drinks if you ask them. Food and drink is delicious and all very cheap. The staff made a huge lasagne for our kids for tea and because there was so much left over they had it again for lunch the next day.
Once the kids are in bed, the adults can chill out with some drinks in the outdoor lounge or order take away from a nearby restaurant. There are also cabanas to have a swim and sit and have a starry drink. The sky is so clear the stars are amazing.
The villas are beautiful. No expense spared
Staff at your beck and call from 7am to 8pm every day to do everything for you
Great outdoor dining room perfect for families or groups of adults
Satellite tv with all channels
Close to four great surf beaches
Five minutes walk to other resorts with plenty of choices of places to eat
45 minutes to Kuta
Staff can organise babysitters and taxis for you no trouble
Spa right next door
Cheap food and drink
Feels like your own house but with hotel services
Outdoor bathroom is very special
Not so pluses
Upstairs retreat is incredible, downstairs double bedroom is small and has no wardrobes
No shop nearby for provisions or incidentals
With young kids, getting down to Bingin beach is tricky. Track rather than a path and rocky craggy beach out to sea. Great walk from Bingin to Dreamland beach though.
You can only pay your final food and bar bill on the last day and they only accept cash yet the ATMs only give you small amounts each time so you really have to go into Kuta to get the cash out unless you take it with you.
The booklet at the villa gives prices for taxis and babysitting that are really reasonable. However, when the babysitters turn up and the taxis arrive, they charge you up to five times the amount they said they would. Can't help but feel you're being ripped off. Agree everything up front and refuse to use them if they take the mick.
In a nutshell, this place is amazing for adults or families. Hire a car, take plenty of cash, order alcohol for your mini bar each evening and go to Micks place for a massage and you'll have a fab time. Thank you to the owners for putting so much time and effort in making the villas so nice. Would definitely go back.
- Also Known As:
- Fraser Baye Villas Bali/Pecatu