We had a wonderful week at the gorgeous Villa Bayad in July 2018. Nestled in the hills above Ubud, it was the perfect place for our large family to relax and enjoy the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Ubud hinterland. The accommodation was gorgeous and generous. The beds were large and comfortable. The architecture blended beautifully with the natural setting. The view over the adjoining rice paddies was stunning. However, above all Villa Bayad will be remembered for its lovely staff, led by the ever smiling and accommodating Komang. We enjoyed daily breakfasts with fresh juices and fruit and had many home-made meals in the dining room, overlooking the gardens. When we needed inspiration, Komang was ever ready to make recommendations to walk us through rice paddies and show us elephants, monkeys and much more. We will definitely be back.