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Bendega Nui

Bendega Nui

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Staying at Bendega Nui is a wonderful way to experience Bali. The neighbouring paddy fields scattered with colourful flags and tinkling bells to scare the birds away from the ripening rice; the crowing cockerels; clear blue skies and amazing sunsets were a delight in themselves, but to enjoy all of this from the luxurious surroundings of this stunning new villa (completed end 2009) was a real privilege. 

The super-comfortable beds (I felt like Alice in Wonderland climbing up onto the deep mattress of the canopied four-poster in our bedroom!), bold colourful fabrics, tasteful pieces of art, impressive sound system and blissful swimming pool were just some of the features that made a very clear statement about how much care and thought Bendega Nui's owners (who regularly stay there themselves) have put into the design and finish of their tropical holiday home. 

In recent years, the Canggu area has sprouted some exciting new venues for drinks and/or dinner – several of which you can walk to from the villa. That said, we felt no desire to eat out after sampling the chef's culinary creations: From roasted vegetable salads, to steak and chips, to chicken curry, cheesecakes and crème brulée – everything was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and served with a smile.

Bendega Nui is a peaceful retreat; breezes from the nearby coast kept things cool wherever we chose to relax – and there was no shortage of options, from the hidden deck beyond the pool, to the shady reading pavilion next to one of the pretty ponds, to the bedroom balconies with their lovely views. And what better way to round off the day than with a glass of wine and a good movie on the big-screen plasma TV, or a social game of pool over a couple of beers – listening to whatever takes your fancy from the vast selection on the Sonos sound system (or bring your own – iPod docks in every bedroom). We felt that Bendega has something to please everyone in the family and would also make a great place for a group of friends to get together for a holiday, as well as (especially if you rent the one-bedroom suite and three-bedroom Bendega Rato next door) an exceptional and truly memorable wedding venue.

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From $850 ++ Special 4br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 8

Our
Rating 8.7
Guest Rating 8.9

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Bendega Nui

Bendega Nui

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

Staying at Bendega Nui is a wonderful way to experience Bali. The neighbouring paddy fields scattered with colourful flags and tinkling bells to scare the birds away from the ripening rice; the crowing cockerels; clear blue skies and amazing sunsets were a delight in themselves, but to enjoy all of this from the luxurious surroundings of this stunning new villa (completed end 2009) was a real privilege. 

The super-comfortable beds (I felt like Alice in Wonderland climbing up onto the deep mattress of the canopied four-poster in our bedroom!), bold colourful fabrics, tasteful pieces of art, impressive sound system and blissful swimming pool were just some of the features that made a very clear statement about how much care and thought Bendega Nui's owners (who regularly stay there themselves) have put into the design and finish of their tropical holiday home. 

In recent years, the Canggu area has sprouted some exciting new venues for drinks and/or dinner – several of which you can walk to from the villa. That said, we felt no desire to eat out after sampling the chef's culinary creations: From roasted vegetable salads, to steak and chips, to chicken curry, cheesecakes and crème brulée – everything was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and served with a smile.

Bendega Nui is a peaceful retreat; breezes from the nearby coast kept things cool wherever we chose to relax – and there was no shortage of options, from the hidden deck beyond the pool, to the shady reading pavilion next to one of the pretty ponds, to the bedroom balconies with their lovely views. And what better way to round off the day than with a glass of wine and a good movie on the big-screen plasma TV, or a social game of pool over a couple of beers – listening to whatever takes your fancy from the vast selection on the Sonos sound system (or bring your own – iPod docks in every bedroom). We felt that Bendega has something to please everyone in the family and would also make a great place for a group of friends to get together for a holiday, as well as (especially if you rent the one-bedroom suite and three-bedroom Bendega Rato next door) an exceptional and truly memorable wedding venue.

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Villa Cemara

Villa Cemara

Indonesia » Bali » East Coast » Sanur-Ketewel

Wow…from private pool to shallow sea in five paces?  We’ve been lucky enough to stay in quite a few beachfront villas, but none have been as close as Villa Cemara!  We were amazed when we first walked through its unassuming entrance and into the enormous living pavilion; the view was so attention-grabbing that we hardly noticed the cold towel and freshly squeezed orange juice that were pressed into our hands in welcome.  When we eventually dragged our eyes away from the vista, Pande showed us around the place.  We loved that the bedroom suites were all named after tropical flowers found in the garden.  And the Australian owner’s taste was evident in the exquisite Indonesian furnishings, artefacts and art; gosh, is that really an original Arie Smit painting?  Surely that can’t be a real Hoffker?  And I felt an acquisitive flash for that fabulously gilded door framing a mythical garuda. The first question was where to relax. The pond bale? The living pavilion daybed? The poolside sun-lounger?  The pool was just too inviting, and after a refreshing dip, we slipped through the gate onto the golden sand for a leisurely sunset walk, returning to find a tasty dinner waiting for us.  (We found the staff to be very friendly and obliging, and appreciated that they knew when to disappear.  Two of them share cooking duties, and there’s an extensive suggestion menu of Balinese, Indonesian and western dishes … plus one of the cooks is dab hand at Mexican cuisine.)  This is a fantastic fair-share villa for couples or a group of friends; it’s very family-friendly too.  Though the master pavilion is gorgeous, we don’t think anyone would be upset not to get it; in fact we chose to stay in the guest bedrooms instead, preferring their scale and light.  The villa is great for those who want to relax and recharge their batteries, but the more energetic can go jogging or cycling along the promenade, or head to the water-sports centre for a spot of kite-surfing or sailing.  We thoroughly enjoyed our it-can’t-possibly-be-a-once-in-a-lifetime Cemara experience, and were not at all surprised to learn from the villa manager that well over 90% of guests return.  That’s now sure to include us too.
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From $1,290 ++

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 10

Our
Rating 8.5

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Infinity Blue Phuket

Infinity Blue Phuket

Thailand » Phuket » Natai Beach

On a beach that’s home to some very large villas, Infinity Blue is a more modest Natai escape, but for our family’s holiday requirements – sun, sand, sea and swims – it was the perfect choice. Khun Sao, the full-time housekeeper, greeted us warmly on arrival and we quickly settled in for an afternoon of drifting down to the beach to cool our feet in the sea before retreating for a lazy read on the shaded terrace while watching the kids splash around in the pool. 

As the villa’s name suggests, the views are endlessly blue and mesmerising and we made sure to have all our meals alfresco on the terrace so we wouldn’t miss a minute of the changing colours as the sun dipped towards the horizon. There’s no in-villa chef included but this didn’t hinder us from eating very well during our stay! On our first evening, Khun Sao arranged for delivery of a selection of Thai dishes from a nearby restaurant, and we were pleasantly surprised when she also thoughtfully presented and served the meal, which was delicious. (Especially the tom yam.)

We also enjoyed the chance to get out and explore some of the dining spots in the area. We can recommend the Aleenta resort restaurant and Baba Beach Club – both are set along the beach just a short stroll away from the villa. And we also enjoyed a more rustic lunch at a beachfront place about five kilometres to north called Rabiang Lay, where we sat under thatch roofed huts gorging on tasty soft-shell crab curry. Paradise found! 

Khun Sao is friendly and eager to please, although her English skills are a bit limited. We were able to communicate well enough on our visit, but were reassured to know we could call the villa manager in case we did need more assistance. Overall, Infinity Blue is a fine family escape that’s quietly elegant and comfy – with those priceless views. With its four bedrooms set in two separate pavilions it’s especially well-suited for extended families or a group of friends.
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From $550 ++ Special 2br Rate

Bedrooms 4

Sleeps 4

Our
Rating 8.2

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Infinity Blue Phuket

Infinity Blue Phuket

Thailand » Phuket » Natai Beach

On a beach that’s home to some very large villas, Infinity Blue is a more modest Natai escape, but for our family’s holiday requirements – sun, sand, sea and swims – it was the perfect choice. Khun Sao, the full-time housekeeper, greeted us warmly on arrival and we quickly settled in for an afternoon of drifting down to the beach to cool our feet in the sea before retreating for a lazy read on the shaded terrace while watching the kids splash around in the pool. 

As the villa’s name suggests, the views are endlessly blue and mesmerising and we made sure to have all our meals alfresco on the terrace so we wouldn’t miss a minute of the changing colours as the sun dipped towards the horizon. There’s no in-villa chef included but this didn’t hinder us from eating very well during our stay! On our first evening, Khun Sao arranged for delivery of a selection of Thai dishes from a nearby restaurant, and we were pleasantly surprised when she also thoughtfully presented and served the meal, which was delicious. (Especially the tom yam.)

We also enjoyed the chance to get out and explore some of the dining spots in the area. We can recommend the Aleenta resort restaurant and Baba Beach Club – both are set along the beach just a short stroll away from the villa. And we also enjoyed a more rustic lunch at a beachfront place about five kilometres to north called Rabiang Lay, where we sat under thatch roofed huts gorging on tasty soft-shell crab curry. Paradise found! 

Khun Sao is friendly and eager to please, although her English skills are a bit limited. We were able to communicate well enough on our visit, but were reassured to know we could call the villa manager in case we did need more assistance. Overall, Infinity Blue is a fine family escape that’s quietly elegant and comfy – with those priceless views. With its four bedrooms set in two separate pavilions it’s especially well-suited for extended families or a group of friends.
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From $700 ++ Special 3br Rate

Bedrooms 4

Sleeps 6

Our
Rating 8.2

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Infinity Blue Phuket

Infinity Blue Phuket

Thailand » Phuket » Natai Beach

On a beach that’s home to some very large villas, Infinity Blue is a more modest Natai escape, but for our family’s holiday requirements – sun, sand, sea and swims – it was the perfect choice. Khun Sao, the full-time housekeeper, greeted us warmly on arrival and we quickly settled in for an afternoon of drifting down to the beach to cool our feet in the sea before retreating for a lazy read on the shaded terrace while watching the kids splash around in the pool. 

As the villa’s name suggests, the views are endlessly blue and mesmerising and we made sure to have all our meals alfresco on the terrace so we wouldn’t miss a minute of the changing colours as the sun dipped towards the horizon. There’s no in-villa chef included but this didn’t hinder us from eating very well during our stay! On our first evening, Khun Sao arranged for delivery of a selection of Thai dishes from a nearby restaurant, and we were pleasantly surprised when she also thoughtfully presented and served the meal, which was delicious. (Especially the tom yam.)

We also enjoyed the chance to get out and explore some of the dining spots in the area. We can recommend the Aleenta resort restaurant and Baba Beach Club – both are set along the beach just a short stroll away from the villa. And we also enjoyed a more rustic lunch at a beachfront place about five kilometres to north called Rabiang Lay, where we sat under thatch roofed huts gorging on tasty soft-shell crab curry. Paradise found! 

Khun Sao is friendly and eager to please, although her English skills are a bit limited. We were able to communicate well enough on our visit, but were reassured to know we could call the villa manager in case we did need more assistance. Overall, Infinity Blue is a fine family escape that’s quietly elegant and comfy – with those priceless views. With its four bedrooms set in two separate pavilions it’s especially well-suited for extended families or a group of friends.
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From $800 ++

Bedrooms 4

Sleeps 8

Our
Rating 8.2

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Villa LeGa

Villa LeGa

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Returning to Villa LeGa recently, almost everything was the same as it was the last time.  And by that we mean, fantastic! The staff remembered us from our last visit and it felt a bit like coming home.  There is a new beach club and restaurant next door now, but the noise was not really noticeable. On the few occasions when they have a special events going on, we suspect that villa guests will probably be dancing along with the best of them! And as they offer a permanent discount to villa guests, it’s a win–win situation.  The villa now boasts a new rooftop deck right at the front of the property, with sun loungers and umbrellas that look straight out to sea.  All very Ibiza and la de dah.  We love it! LeGa is not only a stunning property, but it boasts a fabulous location and comes with an excellent staff team who were very good at anticipating our needs before we had even knew them ourselves. There is a good menu too with an excellent choice of western fusion cuisine.  Whilst the interiors of LeGa are stylish and beautifully arranged, the property still feels very homely. The ground floor living areas spill onto the swimming pool terrace and, as such, are very sociable, as is the whole villa; it feels fun, young and sophisticated.  My favourite spot was the upper-floor terrace with its great views over the beach and sea.  It’s a fab venue for cocktails at sunset. The villa might not have a lot of outside space, but what there is works well and the gardens are meticulously maintained; wander beyond the villa and you have the whole beach to explore.
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Lime Samui - Villa Splash

Lime Samui - Villa Splash

Thailand » Koh Samui » Bang Por-Nathon » Nathon

We defy anyone not to be ‘Wowed’ by Lime Samui.  The villa and the views are sensational and instantly create just the right holiday mood.  While we normally tend towards more traditional tropical villa design, we felt that this multi-level, super-modern villa fits its environment perfectly. The fresh, vibrant and uncluttered interiors are exciting and liberating, enhanced by a dramatic sense of space, light and height, courtesy of the villa’s hilltop location.

The living and dining spaces open completely to the wide pool and deck areas making it effortless to drift indoors and out as the mood dictates without ever having to tear yourself away from that view. Bedrooms are all very privately situated, comfortable and spacious, and while each of the bright ensuite bathrooms offer a similar range of fixtures, individual colours and choice of materials make them all delightfully different.  We were sorry not to be able to try out the sumptuous home cinema during our brief stay (there was major power failure on the island), but have vowed to return, as this was a villa luxury not to be missed.  Not sure what our excuse was for not trying the gym – it was certainly well-equipped and even this room doesn’t compromise on the view – but somehow the massage beds won out over the stairmaster!

Lime Samui’s staff team impressed us in all the right ways.  When we had questions they had the answers; when we wanted privacy they disappeared; when we were hungry they presented us with deliciously fresh and tasty meals. There is nowhere you can easily get to from Lime Samui without transport (unless you’re into mountaineering!) but a driver and car is provided and, as far as we were concerned, we had everything that we needed right there and no inclination to leave.

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From $1,250 ++ Special 3br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 6

Our
Rating 8.8

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Lime Samui - Villa Splash

Lime Samui - Villa Splash

Thailand » Koh Samui » Bang Por-Nathon » Nathon

We defy anyone not to be ‘Wowed’ by Lime Samui.  The villa and the views are sensational and instantly create just the right holiday mood.  While we normally tend towards more traditional tropical villa design, we felt that this multi-level, super-modern villa fits its environment perfectly. The fresh, vibrant and uncluttered interiors are exciting and liberating, enhanced by a dramatic sense of space, light and height, courtesy of the villa’s hilltop location.

The living and dining spaces open completely to the wide pool and deck areas making it effortless to drift indoors and out as the mood dictates without ever having to tear yourself away from that view. Bedrooms are all very privately situated, comfortable and spacious, and while each of the bright ensuite bathrooms offer a similar range of fixtures, individual colours and choice of materials make them all delightfully different.  We were sorry not to be able to try out the sumptuous home cinema during our brief stay (there was major power failure on the island), but have vowed to return, as this was a villa luxury not to be missed.  Not sure what our excuse was for not trying the gym – it was certainly well-equipped and even this room doesn’t compromise on the view – but somehow the massage beds won out over the stairmaster!

Lime Samui’s staff team impressed us in all the right ways.  When we had questions they had the answers; when we wanted privacy they disappeared; when we were hungry they presented us with deliciously fresh and tasty meals. There is nowhere you can easily get to from Lime Samui without transport (unless you’re into mountaineering!) but a driver and car is provided and, as far as we were concerned, we had everything that we needed right there and no inclination to leave.

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From $1,450 ++

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 14

Our
Rating 8.8

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Lime Samui - Villa Zest

Lime Samui - Villa Zest

Thailand » Koh Samui » Bang Por-Nathon » Nathon

We defy anyone not to be ‘Wowed’ by Lime Samui.  The villa and the views are sensational and instantly create just the right holiday mood.  While we normally tend towards more traditional tropical villa design, we felt that this multi-level, super-modern villa fits its environment perfectly. The bright, open-fronted interiors create a pleasing borderless freedom, enhanced by a dramatic sense of space, light and height, courtesy of the villa’s lofty hillside location. It’s easy to drift between the pool deck and the living and dining spaces as the mood dictates without ever having to tear yourself away from those views.

The four king-bedded rooms are all very privately situated, comfortable and spacious, while the kids room, with its wide terrace just above the pool, is near enough to the villa’s main living areas to keep an eye on the little ones while still letting them enjoy their own space and the great facilities that go with it.

Lime Samui’s staff team impressed us in all the right ways.  When we had questions they had the answers; when we wanted privacy they disappeared; when we were hungry they presented us with deliciously fresh and tasty meals (do try the refreshing home-made iced pandan tea!). There is nowhere you can get to easily from Lime Samui without transport (unless you’re into mountaineering!) but a driver and car is provided and, as far as we were concerned, we had everything that we needed right there and no inclination to leave.

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From $1,200 ++ Special 3br Rate

Bedrooms 5

Sleeps 6

Our
Rating 8.6

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