Must go there if you can!
We were with here with a family group of 14 people, and all of us were completely impressed and feeling blessed. We enjoyed our stay VERY VERY VERY, VERY, much. This experience and place really stands out in various dimensions, and I've been to Bali 10+ times over 20+ years.
To start, all of the Anantya team members on site were clearly in the mindset to make our stay as pleasurable as possible, and eager to learn. So you can guess what this means to the level of service, food, personal attention. Next to that the location is fantastic, the facilities are abundant and the villa itelf is very comfortable and spacious.
This place is especially nice if you are with a larger group or family, adults and/or children all works fine.
Top 3 for us, to get a feel.
1. The people, the service! Our interactions, it was so friendly, considerate, balanced (also clear when it needs to be clear, for example on payments, timing to order in advance, what was not available in the shop), asking us for feedback, open minded, I could ramble on... a great time.
2. The kitchen, the food. The kitchen personal was very nice and attentive and able to provide all sorts of food, Balinese, Indonesia, Western, BBQ on-site, you name it. What I had on mind to eat, we could order and all tasted very good. If you have a BBQ, check if there is fresh Mahi-Mahi to grill (the best BBQ-ed fish I have tasted many years!). Also, the creative thinking along by the kitchen chefs when we were out of ideas by ourselves.
3. The location, the place. This was our prime reason to come back. We stayed at
the same spot 4 years ago, prior to the total upgrade of the place into villa Anantya.
The views, the see and snorkeling, the lush pool, walkable to many shops and restaurants. The location allows for many activities in the area. Our group, with children, very much liked the walk to the sawah's with Made (btw, some caution upfront that you will pass several village dogs when, to me a part of a real Bali experience to realize how much comfort you are enjoying).
STAY HERE! This villa was absolutely perfect in every way. We didn't want to leave.
The view was superior. Ocean front at our front door. Fell asleep every night listening to the ocean.
Beautiful huge clean swimming pool.
The staff arranged massages for us every day.
The staff was always around but stayed within ear shot. They always seemed to know when we wanted something and they appeared!
Fresh towels every morning on the lounge chairs.
The rooms were immaculate and cleaned up so quickly. They even mopped the floors daily..I don't do that in my own house!
The staff would always ask if it was okay to clean the rooms prior to going in. Very nice touch!
When we wanted to go on an outing, the staff arranged a car and driver to fit the size of our group (6 of us), and always had towels and waters packed in the car prior to us leaving.
One day my brother in law Mike wanted to find out where he could get lobster for his daughter for dinner (Lobster shortage this month).
The staff got one of their motor bikes, put Mike on the back and hit the town looking for Lobster!!
This villa is truly 5 star.
Our group took over both villas on the property and we were well taken care of by the staff.
The owner Jusmin is very kind and so easy to work with.
When our families were deciding where to stay, I would email Jusmin.. A LOT. He would always respond right away.
We had a late night flight out of Bali and we asked for a late check out. He told us to take as long as we needed the next day because no one was coming in behind us. We checked out at 4:30 PM! Nobody does that!
I know someday we will be back.
Laura from California
Amazingly beautiful, perfectly appointed and wonderful service - Anantya is a true holiday. The layout was perfect for our 2 families with 3 kids - with space to chill out in private and communal spaces to hangout around the pool... after a spot of snorkelling on the coral beds right on the doorstep, afternoon shopping on the main street or dining out... We're all so relaxed and rejuvenated, we can't wait to visit again. Thanks, Jusmin, to you and your wonderful team.
It was unusual for us to revisit an accommodation as we thought we liked variety but I guess we just had never found perfect! That was before we discovered Anantya! The first thing we now do when planning a trip to Bali is check this beautiful Villa’s availability. Our latest visit was 3rd time a dream. Jusmin and his staff have got this down to a fine art. Pre-booked excellent fish curry and spring rolls for a late lunch on our arrival (delicious as always thank you Luh ani). Sunrise hike to a local village (thank you Made). Help to print out some documents (thank you Nyoman). Guided snorkelling literally on the doorstep (thanks again Made). Visit to a temple (thanks Suparta). And for the surprise birthday cake and song! Thank you all so very much for everything you do to make our precious holidays so very special! Sampai Jumpa! Oh and dear reader if you haven’t already gathered from this review… I highly recommend a stay, what are you waiting for!
There was a lot of debate within my group as to where to stay when we booked our tickets for Bali.. We debated about how the popular destinations such as Seminyak or Ubud would be the right fit.. Hidden away among dozens of options to stay, we spotted Villa Anantya.. We decided to stay away from the hustle and bustle and just stare into the beach :)
Villa Anantya was love at first sight.. The rooms are lovely and the beach is beautiful.. As we sat and stared into the ocean, peace and quietness just set in within the entire group which was something that the entire group was looking for..
Jusmin was really supportive during our booking process especially with the disruption caused by the volcano. He would send us live updates about what was happening in Bali to ensure that it was all ok.
Suparta (Manager) was warm and welcoming and he ensured that our stay was comfortable. From giving us tips as to where to visit to arranging things for us and also guiding us through the various expeditions - he was just wonderful.
Compliments to the chef as well as we hardly stepped out. They just knew what we wanted to eat and ensured we tried every bit of Indonesian cuisine - varying from chicken, pork, sea food..
But my review would not be complete if i dont give a shout out to the staff. The entire staff was lovely but i would specifically like to mention Made (pronounced Maa-Dey). Always with a smile on his face and ensure me and my friends had everything we need. He was just there :)
Anyone who is looking for peace and calmness supported by the caring staff just to make you stay wonderful.. i would recommend Villa Anantya in the heart beat..
It was love at first sight at Anantya Candidasa for me and my family.
We "wowed" at the unexpected sight that greeted us the moment we stepped into the property. What a sight to behold! Beautiful clear blue sky merging with the sea and an inviting pool all seemed to create a mesmerising picture-perfect moment. Not to be out flanked, two luxuriously appointed villas stood facing the seafront and pool, amidst the lush green Balinese inspired landscapes, adding more "wow" factors.
The villa's bedrooms are spacious with high ceiling and are exquisitely designed with super king-sized beds draped with lovely soft mosquitoes nettings, and ensuite with open air rain showers and huge bathtubs. The living/dining area in Villa A is my favourite. It is modern, cosy, and open and is very cleverly planned and installed so that guests can enjoy the full waterfront view while watching TV, eating a meal or just sipping tea, reading or just daydreaming away. And if you have enough of lazing around, the pool beckons, or just slip into the crystal clear sea right in front of the villa to snorkel or kayak.
Located in Candidasa, Anantya is a small development and appeals particularly to groups who prefer the peaceful, tranquil setting to the maddening crowds at Kuta, Sanur and many other beaches in Bali.
Privacy is highly guarded and respected in Anantya, as I quickly learn during my stay that the management has an interesting policy of not accepting more than one group of guests each time so that guests can enjoy the property exclusively.
What's more delightful is the extraordinary service given by the staff manning the villas. Ever so attentive, they literally pampered and spoilt us for the 6 days that we stayed - cooking and feeding us, arranging every details for activities such as Kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, ATV rides, massages, etc.
Anantya is truly relaxing and restful, I was amazed by the fact that I had no desire to want to venture out during my stay there. Not to assume that Candidasa has no amenities to offer. If you care to stroll out to the main street you can find lots of shops and restaurants along the road. We were just too comfortable and pampered that we didn't need anything else. We left for home yesterday, promising ourselves to be back again.
For a special holiday we had booked the Anantya Sea Villa for ourselves, our 4 adult children, 3 wives and 3 grandchildren but our stay was much more than just special. We loved the serene location, the tasteful architecture and decor incorporating Balinese design, and the spacious bedrooms with their luxury ensuites - including awesome rainhead showers in garden settings. Such a great dining table too to enjoy our feasts of local food that Iluh prepared for breakast and for lunch and for dinner every day. How spoilt is that!
We snorkelled all day every day and Manager, Nengah even led the way in a night dive.Our early morning expedition to Virgin Beach was so good that we repeated the excursion. We fell in love with the nemos, the amazing corals and the turtles in the sea; we squealed at the eels and we relaxed at poolside and in the outdoor lounge on land.
We cannot speak too highly of the staff who cared for us and the quality of that care. Nothing was a problem to Made. He and his team were quick to anticipate and fulfil our every need and we loved the warmth and friendliness of the hospitality we received.
Jusmin's communication was prompt, informative and helpful throughout which made the booking process a pleasure.
We thoroughly recommend Anantya Sea Villa.