Wow, what a fabulous stay! I'm not really sure where to begin. There are so many positives about Catherine's villa. I'll go through and list my thoughts here.
- The booking process and subsequent communication by Catherine was friendly, clear and concise
- The villa staff are fantastic! They are there for your every possible need. You don't always notice them but they're always working, cleaning, preparing the next meal or organising your movements. I've stayed in many large villas in Bali and the staff at Villa Amita were some of the best I've experienced. A special mention must go to the in-house chef, who cooks very delicious meals. Remember, the villa is fully serviced so that means there is a full menu available. The staff will ask you for meal choices in the morning and prepare meals throughout the day. Obviously you can eat out if you're not at the villa.
- The villa is stunning, and much better than the pictures portray. There are many Bali villas on Airbnb, but few are at this level of luxury. The villa isn't worn in any way, everything works and it's kept in pristine condition. The villa is very large and grand, having four double bedrooms, gardens, pools, ponds and rooftop. The main swimming pool is huge, and we had so much fun playing. The villa is really suited to groups of 6+ I'd say, but can comfortably cater for 10+ people. The living space is expansive and is a great entertaining space both day and night.
- The location is quite remote, but this wasn't an issue for us. When we wanted to leave the staff organised a car and took us to the sights around Uluwatu in less than 20 mins. There is little traffic in the Southern area of Bali so getting around isn't a big problem. Some of the best beaches are just minutes drive away, Rock Bar at Ayana is 25 mins away, Jimbaran Bay similar, and beach clubs just 15 mins drive. Car and driver prices are very reasonable. If you want a busy atmosphere with multiple restaurants/ bars in walking distance, I wouldn't recommend this villa.
My partner and I rent through Airbnb once or twice a month, and we can say with confidence that Villa Amita was one of our best experiences so far. We loved our stay and hope to be back soon! Many thanks!