We loved the Toya Retreat, it is the 'real' Bali, I would wake every morning and be stunned by the view, it truly is paradise. Toya overlooks a valley thick with tropical forest, you feel a million miles away and so quiet, all you can hear are bird and animal calls. We are a family of 4 (kids aged 7 and 4) they loved the pool and garden. The food is fabulous (included in price), I went home with a case of clean clothes because the laundry I put in the laundry basket was just whisked away and done (included in price). We had a day out with a driver, visited a temple, a spice garden and monkey forest and shopping in Ubud (1 day transport included in price). It was so incredibly relaxing, not having to think about meals or going anywhere, just enjoying the magnificent pool and taking in the magnificent view was fabulous. Having a little frog appear in our room just adds to the fun, you are in the jungle for goodness sake, that is what makes it so special. Mosquitos weren't a problem because of the nets, their weren't many mosquitos around anyway. The weather as with everything was perfect. My only discomfort was the incredibly hard bed! But I find this is a consistent throughout Bali not just at Toya, maybe I'm just getting old! Having the wonderful masseuse come every day helped with the aches and pains ($8 an hour). My only other advice would be to take some drinks with you if you like anything specific as drinks options were very limited. Nyoman's fresh fruit juices where incredible though, and so accommodating, we didn't realize it until afterwards but we asked for mango juice and she went and bought the mangoes specially during our breakfast because she didn't have any left. I would recommend the Toya to anyone, especially couples looking for a quiet get away, having said that our kids loved it for the 4 days we were there, if we had of stayed longer they probably would have been looking for some activities but I'm sure if I had have wanted to arrange a nanny to keep them entertained for little expense I could have.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Toya Retreat is an authentic and almost untouched paradise of exotic culture, rich in art and natural beauty. This private retreat, in central Bali in indonesia, combines authentic Balinese traditions with modern lifestyle and facilities. Toya-bali is the beginner of the paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Toya Retreat Ubud, Bali