Dropping in to Bali for one of our two annual parties in Karma Beach, we decided to take the traffic out of the equation and spend three nights in Canggu before heading to Ungasan, where we can enjoy the vibrant resort, get some retail therapy in and, most importantly catch up with friends and get meetings done as we move towards adding the island to our Essential destinations. We gave our good friends at Balissimo a shout and they hooked us up with Villa Dehesa 1, in Berawa Beach.
When it comes to villa rental, there are few regions in the world that get it quite as right as they do in Asia. From the villa itself to everything surrounding it. We were met in the airport by our driver and before long landed at our Canggu base for the next few days, where the villa managers were there to greet us and show us around, even though it was almost midnight! Although it was late, we could see how impressive the villa was but it wasn’t until the next morning that the full magnitude of our Bali base hit home! It was minutes from the beach, where a range of cool venues offer a spectacular sunset experience, as well as handy for some delicious independant food offerings but, be warned, if you stay in this villa you will have to force yourself to leave. It is that good!
Four bedrooms are spread across the villa concept, with the master in the main building and three suites all looking on to the pool and enjoying the utmost provacy. They all have en suite facilities that range from sunken indoor and outdoor baths to indoor and outdoor showers with plenty of towels and toiletries for your convenience. Our villa managers were on hand daily from 8am to make breakfast and throughout the day to take care of any needs. The girls will organise table bookings, taxi bookings, basically act as private concierge. If you want to have a relaxig massage at home, it is all possible. The pool area is a great place to unwind and the pool offers the ideal spot for cooling down in the heat of the day or, for those that want to get their laps on, a challenging workout!
The area boasts several fantastic eateries, many of which will also deliver if you decide you want to relax and enjoy the villa at night. Each room has its own TV with cable, there’s a dedicated TV room upstairs as well as a billiard room, so you’re never short of something to entertain you. With wi-fi throughout, you can keep up with the outside world, get some work done if that’s important to you and make sure your mates know what you’re getting up to! Designed and decorated to a high standard and with impeccable taste, it’s the ultimate luxury experience and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Thank you Balissimo for making our stay in Canggu one we will remember and repeat in the very near future. If you’re heading to Bali and want to dmake sure your base is as good as it can be, then Balissimo is your first call!
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