We are pleased to share with you the experiences of our guests. We would appreciate it if you would like to contribute to this guestbook after your stay.
Peter and Donna Irving
January 9, 2023
Wonderfully relaxing..accommodating staff. We thoughouly enjoyed the property and staff.
December 2025, 2022
Gorgeous property in a relaxing and beautiful setting
I had a wonderful time at this property. I spent 3 weeks alone there, a perfect retreat It was very beautiful, both inside and outside of the house. The sound of the surf was relaxing and the reflective surface of the pool was entrancing. The staff of wonderful and attentive to detail. The garden and pool were well taken care of and I felt safe at night with the watchman and well placed lighting. Iluh and Putu took excellent care of the house and of me. They cooked simple home style meals, and arranged everything for me including my massages, visits to town and to the Spice Beach Club for some variety. The manager of the property, Anik, even took my passport in to get an extension on the Visa.
On the last day at their suggestion, I went to the nearby Buddhist temple and to the Hot Springs. I wish I had gone there earlier so I could have gone to them more once. My only complaint was a couple times when the next door neighbors rental had noisy children that woke me up early in the morning and adults that partied until fairly late. But that was only 3 or 4 days and I don’t think there’s anything that the owner of this villa could do about that. Most the time it was private and tranquil. Highly recommended.
November 8, 2022
Simply stunning! We could not have had a better stay at Angelique’s incredible villa. The pool is massive and provides a welcome break from the sun. The staff at the house were so welcoming and friendly for the entire stay – really did make the house feel like a home! We so enjoyed our stay and would jump back there as soon as possible!
November 1, 2o22
Herzlichen Dank für die unfassbar großartige Woche.
Das Team rund um die die Villa ist ein Traum. Putu und Iluh sind ein wunderbahres Team. Sie sind da, ohne aufzufallen. Sie haben uns jeden Wunsch von den Lippen abgelesen und auch erfüllt. Der Gärtner Gede macht einen großartigen Job! Der Garten ist so schön und gepflegt, ein Traum! Mit Made fühlten wir uns immer sicher – der Sicherheitsmann im Hintergrund. SUPER! Wer auch immer für diese Teamzusammenstellung verantwortlich ist, du hast das perfekte Team gefunden!
Die Villa selbst ist ein Traum! Der Pool, ein Traum! Das Ambiente, die Beleuchtung, alles drum rum ist wirklich ein Traum! Wir hatten leider nur eine Woche in der Villa – gern hätten wir hier viel mehr Zeit verbracht. Zeit zum runterkommen und entschleunigen.
Danke an den Host, an das Team und an die Menschen auf Bali – Ihr wart großartig!
Saipradeep and family
Ocotber 31, 2022
My stay at the villa was very peaceful and satisfying.The people at the villa were lovely and assisted us well. highly recommended go for it!
September 27, 2022
“Heaven on Earth!”
This was our favorite place to stay in our travels. We loved the beautiful villa and grounds, the pool, the view, and especially the staff who never failed to greet us with a friendly smile. Our only regret is we didn’t stay longer. Don’t hesitate to book this villa. It is well worth the drive, and you will see a slice of Bali that is much more laid back and pristine than the normal tourist spots.
July 2, 2022
Dewi Meisari and family from Jakarta
June 19, 2022
The villa is much more beautiful than the pictures shared. Beautiful beachfront super clean villa. I must say it beats any 5 star hotel.
Jyoti Mirchandani and family from Jakarta
June 16, 2022
Really, the listings do not do this lovely property justice.
Very comfortable accommodation with everything you would need. Attentive, competent and friendly staff who enjoyed interacting with us and going above and beyond even inviting us to their Hindu temple on a major festival day. When we had issues with lost luggage Anek was very helpful and our driver, Tu Deh was very safe and personable. Overall, we loved our stay at Villa The Mango Trees and would highly recommend it to others.
February 24, 2020
Very nice and clean villa, recommended!
Salim Dag, Turkey
Jabin Noor and family
February 15, 2020
Great stay! My family of 10 stayed in this place and enjoyed it to the fullest. The location is quiet and very remote. Transportation can be expensive but the cook and staff were very helpful, friendly. Property was excellent with views and it was clean, in up to date condition.
Jabin Noor, Malaysia
February 6, 2020
The Villa did not disappoint, very clean and staff were very friendly, accommodating and discreet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Vinci Schmelz, USA
February 1, 2020
Absolutely Perfect!!! I can not say enough wonderful things about our stay at this property!! It was by far our favorite villa we rented in Bali!!! All staff were extremely kind and seemed committed to making our stay as comfortable as possible. The meals they cooked for us were delicious and plentiful. Everything was clean and appeared very well maintained. I had read some reviews stating the beach was dirty, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting. And there had obviously been an effort to clean up the beach area in front of the villa. Highly recommend taking advantage of the early morning dolphin viewing. He will pick you up right on the beach by the property. We loved the pool and the gardens!!! Such a beautiful setting to enjoy relaxation and fun!! Would highly highly recommend this place to anyone!!
Christina Erickson and Gaile Hansen and children, USA
January 10, 2020
The pool is terrific. I lost count on how many swims I had. Plus the roof top outdoor bed catches the breeze, so is a lovely place to spend the mornings.
Margot Smith, New Zealand
November 26, 2019
Fantastic villa for a large group. Highly recommend!
Angela Jacobson and friends, Australia
November 11, 2019
Immer wieder diese Villa!
Wir wurden herzlich empfangen. Auch im Vorfeld wurde alles top organisiert. Alle sind sehr freundlich. Uns wurde jeder Wunsch erfüllt.
Anne Niermann and family, Germany
Ocotber 29, 2019
We had a lovely time in Villa the Mango Trees. Beautiful villa directly on the beach with a lovely pool. Very friendly staff, what a treat! What can you wish more for your holiday?
Leendert Stam and family, the Netherlands
Ocotber 16, 2019
My family and I enjoyed our stay in your villa very much. Your staff are fantastic. Great service. The place is clean at all times. I highly recommended your place to all my friends.
Grace Bartlett and family, the USA
Ocotber 10, 2019
Die Beschreibungen und Bilder im Internet unter Airbnb spiegeln original das wieder was dort vorzufinden und zu erwarten ist (keinerlei “Fake”)! Die Unterkunft ist großartig und sehr sauber. Das Personal ist stets bemüht für den Gast es so angenehm wie möglich zu machen. Insbesondere sind die beiden Damen Iluh und Putu zu erwähnen, die für das leibliche Wohl sorgen. Auch der Gärtner und der Mann für die Sicherheit sind sehr freundlich und jederzeit für die Gäste da. Für uns gab es keinerlei Kritik an der Unterkunft und dies war unserer entspanntester Urlaub seit Jahren. Daher werden wir mit Sicherheit dieses Haus nochmals buchen. Es sei noch erwähnt, dass auch der Kontakt zu Angelique bezüglich offener Fragen und Abläufe sehr angenehm war und dass die Antworten sehr schnell kamen. Nochmals Danke für den schönen Urlaub.
Barry Hildebrandt and friends, Germany
September 4, 2019
Tranquility at it’s best!
The staff were incredible – always coming up with nice, unexpected touches and could not have been more helpful. The meals they cooked were fantastic and when we went to many restaurants they made all the arrangements for us. Villa is stunning. From the moment you enter through the main gates it’s like entering a completely different place. Look at the pictures, similar to it appears, only better!
David Whitehead and family and friends, the UK
August 15, 2019
The villa exceeded our expectations. Spacious, clean villa with stunning views over the sea. The pool was large and the temperature was perfect. Furthermore, the bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and we enjoyed every morning a delicious breakfast, all in all a great holiday!
Patricia Grapendaal and family, the Netherlands
Andrew Rivers and family
August 15, 2019
The location is amazing, on the beach. A great family-friendly villa with a big stunning pool and excellent staff.
Andrew Rivers and family, Australia
Jean Antoine Dugueperoux
August 6, 2019
Great place + great staff = great holidays!
Jean Antoine Dugueperoux, France
Beng Kian Lee
June 30, 2019
As good as it gets!
This is an amazing property. What ever listed is accurate and it looks much better than the photos! The staff were excellent as well and we did not feel unsafe in this open location. If you stay here, remember to book a dolphin trip from the property manager. You board the boat right in front of the villa, and the boatman stayed longer than most other boats to get close to the dolphins! The location is a little far but this is what we are in for!
Beng Kian Lee and family, Singapore
June 16, 2019
The service offered was impeccable! Never even thought that this would be that good! This could be the best villa in Bali. The view was also amazing and the beach in front of it was heavenly. Would surely return back ! Simply Wow experience!
Anmol Bakshi, India
June 5, 2019
We are extremely pleased and satisfied staying at your villa. The villa is MUCH BETTER than the photo. We had great time, the local staff were amazing! The host really communicative and fast reponse. check in process is extremely smooth, they have been expecting us and we just enter the property right away, HASSLE-FREE. The view was splendid, even for me who is hiding in the shade while the other is having sun bathing time. I can watch my children playing 10hours -straight- in the pool and sand, while I was enjoying my book and chilling in the air-con room! We love the villa and everything about it so much. will definitely come back for longer stay!
Gi No and family, Indonesia
May 23, 2019
One of best villas that our group stayed in while in Bali. Great views, clean pool and the staff provided a great experience. A must stay while in North Bali!
Rooshi Patel, the USA
Family van der Pasch
May 7, 2019
Beautiful accommodation, friendly and a nice welcoming and friendly staff. The ladies took care of a wonderful feast in honor of our son for 14 people. Fantastic! The swimming pool was really great, ideal for species of guests. Highly recommended! We will be happy to come back.
Jeanne van der Pasch and family, the Netherlands
April 27, 2019
A real five star villa with friendly staff, a perfect place to relax!
Martin Kriegmair, Germany
March 9, 2019
What a lovely place to unwind the property is lovely and clean great staff looking after everything. The pool was lovely and cleaned every day. Although the beach is right on the property we did not go in the sea as so much rubbish the staff clean the beach every day but it’s not their fault the rubbish comes back every day. Saying that it did not spoil it for us as the pool is wonderful as is the view!
Ray Patching, UK
February 13, 2019
Wonderful villa. The villa staff is amazing, provide excellent hospitality, and made our stay very comfortable and memorable. I highly recommend this villa and would definitely stay here again.
Juzar Ghadyali and family, USA
Jennifer & Mark
February 8, 2019
Villa Mango Trees is absolutely beautiful!
It is a long drive over winding hills from the party part of Bali, which is exactly what we wanted. Being so remote would be challenging but Iluh and Putu were there to help with transportation arrangements, shopping, cooking and keeping things tidy. Everything in the villa was in great condition. The beach had trash (as did every one we saw in Bali), but was cleaned in front of the villa. This was of little consequence because we practically lived in the gorgeous warm pool. Restaurants in the area were good, but the home cooking could not be beat and was very affordable. Nearby towns were mostly locals, and sightseeing up north is limited, which made staying at the villa so easy. Shopping at Krisna was very affordable with the largest selection of anywhere we came across. At night, there are mosquitoes (hence the netting on the beds), but there also is a large number of means provided to control them. If we find ourselves back in Bali we won’t hesitate to stay at this gorgeous villa.
Jennifer and Mark Hantel
January 20, 2019
Great facilities wonderful service and very relaxing location.
Hugh David, Australia
December 21, 2018
Nice place far from the crowds. Very enjoyable stay!
Chris Delassus, France
November 30, 2018
Highly recommend this place to whoever traveling to Lovina. It is a gem in Lovina and a perfect place for 2-3 families to chillax. It has a big pool with a beach right in front of the property. Its front and back gardens are lovely sights and great place to take photographs. Dolphins and monkeys are a must see in Lovina. Do buy loads of fruits (mangos, jackfruits, durians if you like, mangosteens, etc).
Ellen Zhou, Canada
November 28, 2018
Perfect stay at Villa The Mango Trees!
In front of the beach, own Swimming pool, very nice view, quiet Very nice people working in the Villa, helping… Very pleasant stay, for the second time there.
Estelle Voltz and family, France
November 25, 2018
Angelique was nothing short of awesome. My friend and I had an awesome stay at the Mango Trees. Great location which is secluded if you just want to enjoy yourself and relax. The cleaners/cooks were amazing. We had some of the best foods in Bali. I highly recommend the Mango Trees. If you’re looking to just unwind, relax and enjoy yourself, this is the place!
Ed & Rocky, USA
November 6, 2018
A beautiful villa in a great location, right by the beach. Staff were great, friendly and helpful. A car or scooter is a must if want to explore, but otherwise you really don’t have to leave the villa. Very few tourist’s this time of year, so if want peace and quiet it’s perfect!
Corey Goldsack, Australia
October 20, 2018
A perfect, tranquil villa with wonderful staff allowing you to totally relax!
Mike Franklin, Australia
September 28, 2018
The descriptions you have read on here or the website are what you get! It really is that perfect! The staff are so friendly and helpful! The house is beautiful! I wouldn’t recommend swimming in the sea as this was disgusting even with the staff cleaning it. But it’s not something you can change. To look at it though, is perfect and you have the lovely cooling pool to use. The geckos are really cute and won’t hurt you. Even the big ones, as long as you leave them alone it’s all good. We had a trip out one morning to look at the sunrise and dolphins! It was perfect and spectacular to see!
Garry and Kim Lee, UK
August 26, 2018
Without doubt the best villa I have ever stayed in, a true paradise. Our expectations were high as the listing looked so amazing but the villa was even better than we had hoped. It’s just beautiful, a really lovely villa with everything you could want. All of the four bedrooms were incredibly comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. The sitting-room was lovely but we spent all of our time outside on the terrace and in the pool. And so much space – always somewhere to disappear with a book if you need peace and quiet. The staff were great, they had made us a delicious dinner for our arrival and an amazing breakfast the next day. We had thought it would be odd having staff around but they were very discreet and incredibly helpful when required – doing shopping for us, booking restaurants and arranging cars. As others have mentioned the beach isn’t great – a fair amount of rubbish washes up in the mornings – but the pool is so lovely we never even considered swimming in the sea and the view from the patio and pool skips the beach and looks out directly to the sea. The sunrises and sunsets are just awesome, we never got bored of watching the sun set (with a beer usually!). Lovina is just 10 minutes by car with a huge number of restaurants to choose from; and a couple of them will collect you from the villa which is very convenient. I had read many reviews of the dolphin watching that were pretty mixed but we loved it – only about a dozen boats near us and we saw dozens and dozens of dolphin as well as flying fish and a pair of incredible blue marlins – one of the highlights of our trip. In the midst of British winter I will always think back to Villa the Mango Trees to cheer myself up!
Jim Sykes, UK
August 16, 2018
Villa gorgeous, comfortable, and furnished with taste. Sea view is really beautiful. A great place to relax in the quiet. For a bit of animation, needed to rent scooters or take a driver to reach out to distant few kilometres Lovina. The on-site team will help you arrange everything what you want to do.
Stephane Giles, Fance
August 7, 2018
The villa exceeded our expectations. It is a spacious, clean villa with a magnificent view of the sea. The pool was great and the temperature was perfect. Furthermore, the bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and we have enjoyed every morning a delicious breakfast, all in all, a great holiday!
Patricia Grapendaal, the Netherlands
July 4, 2018
This house, and the surrounding grounds are amazing. We spent many hours lounging in the various covered areas, relaxing, balanced with lots of play time in the giant pool. The caretakers are friendly and helpful, making good food, keeping everything clean, and helping you arrange for day trips. If you are looking for a little solitude, peace, and quiet, this place is ideal, as it is a little ways out of town. There are some good restaurants that will pick you up and bring you home. The only downside is the ocean… I don’t know if it is the time of year, or if it is always like that, but there was a lot of garbage floating in the water.
Wolf Schuster, USA
June 29, 2018
I couldn’t imagine this paradise in my wildest dreams… When the gates opened and the beautiful, breathtaking villa and surroundings I had to grasp for air… The staff are friendly, service minded and helped us when we had something on our mind. We would recommend it to everyone who wants to spoil themselves with beautiful surroundings.
Kim Borjesson, Sweden
A wonderful villa decorated with taste, a staff at the top, exceptional cookers…a paradise wonderful massage by the pool facing the sea, the departure by boat from the villa to go see the dolphins… A wonderful stay, the only regret him leaving…
Alain Chatenet, France
June 4, 2018
“Excellent value. We will come back!”
We stayed at The Mango Trees with seven persons. The house is great, the location breathtaking and the staff just wonderful. I have never slept in a bedroom that was so beautiful. Gardens around, swimming pool and sea within reach… just gorgeous.
Saskia Frie, the Netherlands
May 18, 2018
Very spacious house, super clean, with everything you need. I recommend you to rent a motorbike for your stay as the house is quite far from Lovina city center (9km). This is the perfect location to come with friends or family and just chill!
Laure Merle and friends, France
Habel Nazneen and family
April 25, 2018
“Amazingly relaxing break”
This villa is situated on the northern shore of Bali.What we liked about it is that it is well situated from the hustle and bustle of a town. Paddy fields on one side and sea on the other. Our boys hired some scooters and were able to nip out for any requirements but the staff at the villa were also always available to hand. They were all very helpful and polite and charming. We asked for the massage ladies to come to the villa and it was heavenly having them outdoors to the sound of the waves and the blue or starry sky. Would recommend to families anytime. Thank you to the owners for thinking of all the little things they provided such as sarongs for the pool etc.
From Habel Nazneen and family
April 5, 2018
We had a wonderful stay at this villa! The staff were so helpful and accommodating, the pool was amazing and the guest book of spas, restaurants and things to do was a nice touch. Angelique was great to communicate with and answered all our questions and helped us prepare our trip up north. We really appreciate it!
Johnny Phung, Canada
March 25, 2018
“Villa the Mango Trees is Heaven!”
Our family vacation included 4 adults and three children, the youngest age three. This beautiful home accommodated is extremely well. The garden and pool were absolutely stunning and incredibly relaxing. Close accommodation to shopping and dining in Lovina Beach made for much to do. Our family took a snorkeling adventure based on recommendations from the villa staff and it did not dissapoint. Absolutely world class excursion to the near by island. The staff is incredibly amazing! They took care of us as if we were family! Thank you all for our week stay in paradise!
Evan Ortiz, Japan
Laura van Dalen
March 13, 2018
We booked this villa with a group of friends and enjoyed it very much. If you book the villa you get a lot of information about the villa and about the surrounding area what to do, very friendly! The villa is even more beautiful on the photos and the staff is super friendly. They can arrange everything for you and want you to enjoy they stay at the utmost. We want to thank everyone for the fantastic stay at Villa The Mango Trees!
Laura van Dalen and friends, the Netherlands
February 16, 2018
We had an amazing time here in Mango Trees villa! The villa was amazing, beautiful garden, clean and absolutely huge swimming pool, stylish interior, lot of space for 9 people and so on.. Staff were amazing too and the cook VERY well!! Security guard was always smiling and was very kind but we also felt very safe during the night Gardener was also very helpful I really miss this place, it was very hard to go home from there. I hope we come back one day. Thank you for everything.
Martin Zahradnicek, Czech Republic
January 15, 2018
Our stay was outstanding the staff where incredible and the villa is exactly as pictured and better! Perfect place for a family holiday away from the hustle and bustle in paradise with plenty on offer to keep us busy perfect host organised a lot of extras for us no problem!
Zach Wiedemann, Australia
September 30, 2017
Can’t fault it, spent a lot of time in the pool, staff were amazing and the food around Lovina is 5 star!
Sam Aitken, New Zealand
August 30, 2017
We had a fantastic stay in villa The Mango Trees!
A lovely house, fabulous, but especially the people who work there …. they are super.
Really sweet and caring. Also we very much laugh with them.
Luh and Putu and have taught us how to make spring rolls. They can cook delicious.
Also Made was ready for us all the time.
I would love to come back one day!
August 11, 2017
La villa est magnifique et elle est très bien située. C’était parfait pour finir au calme nos vacances. La région de Lovina, bien que touristique, est bien loin de l’agitation de Kuta. Nous y reviendrions avec plaisir.
Eric Keribin, France
July 11, 2017
Nous avons passé 15 jours dans la villa. Un tout grand merci à Illo et Putu pour leurs services parfait( deux cordons bleu). Deux personnes très attentionnées. Nous avons fait des excusions magnifiques et des plongées superbes. La villa est très confortable et super bien entretenue. La piscine est nickel. La literie est très bonne. Bref vraiment à recommander.
Luc and Nathalie Melotte, Belgium
June 9, 2017
We have stayed in villa The Mango Trees from 26th – 29th May 2017. Trust it’s a wonderful Villa, well equipped kitchen, very good swimming pool, lovely rooms, mind blowing views, well laid villa, very good interiors and furniture. In a single word it’s awesome. I can guarantee you that you will not be disappointed at all by any means. Thanks a lot!
Tushar Das Kolkata, India
May 29, 2017
Me and my husband spent 5 nights at the villa and loved it. On arrival it was jaw dropping! very large and spacious with the most amazing view!. Putu and Ilhu were great and cooked amazing food, they cared and looked after you. Although the setting of the villa is amazing we did find the overall location a little remote for us, we like to walk to local bars and restaurants but you would need a taxi or catch a bus. We ate at the Beach Spice Garden under recommendation and used the free shuttle service, this was great and the food very good but expensive. Overall we had a wonderful stay, the villa is kept spotless and the pool and garden area immaculate.. if I was to be really picky the only thing I would change would be the towels, for a villa of this standard they were quite tired and old. I should also mention the bed was so comfortable and best nights sleep on the whole of our trip! memory foam mattress and pillows and air-conditioning that worked well 🙂 thanks for a wonderful stay.
Michelle Rooke, Australia
May 11, 2017
We stayed at Villa The Mango Trees for 5 nights for the first part of our Bali Holiday with our group of 2 adults and 3 children. It is the first time we have stayed in the northern part of Bali. I found the overall experience of staying there to be excellent. The villa grounds is large and the gardens, very large pool and out door area are kept immaculate and beautifully maintained by the gardener. The villa itself is kept in fine order by the two lovely ladies who take care of the daily housekeeping. They will also happily prepare and cook meals for you at your request. All you are required to do is select what what meal you’d like, give them the necessary amount of money for the ingredients, and they will do the shopping and cook up delicious food for you fit for a king. A security guard is also employed who comes on duty in the early evening and works on until the early morning. He does a tremendous job and it’s good peace of mind knowing someone is keeping a watchful eye on things overnight. The villa is set on a black volcanic sand beach which is unique and interesting but I chose not to swim in the water because there is a fair bit of rubbish in the water which washes up on the beach. This of course is of no fault of villa staff and someone is employed to pick up any rubbish that washes up on the beach which keeps it under control. There are also hawkers that troll up and down the beach trying to sell their wares to you and will stand on the edge of the villa grounds trying to get your attention and call out to you. Don’t make the mistake I did and buy something otherwise you may get pestered on a daily basis. If you are looking for a place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle with that little bit of added luxury, I would highly recommend this villa and can see myself returning in hopefully the near future.
Andy Wright, Perth, Australia
Judith and Otto
April 16, 2017
“Großartige Strandvilla mit perfektem Personal”
Die Villa ist für Selbstfahrer leicht zu finden und bietet alles in perfekter Ausstattung, was man erwarten kann. Das Personal macht eine großartige Arbeit, wir wurden jeden Tag von Putuh und Illuh mit frischen schmackhaften Gerichten verwöhnt, und das noch zu einem günstigen Preis. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten von Balis Norden sind von der Villa gut zu
erreichen, besonders empfehlenswert ist die Schnorcheltour nach Menjangan. Daß der Strand nicht besonders sauber ist, mindert nicht die Qualität der Villa, denn fast alle Strände auf Bali sind vermüllt. Auch die gute freundliche Organisation von Angelique im Vorfeld muss erwähnt werden. Alles in allem können wir die Villa The Mango Trees mit gutem Gewissen empfehlen.
Judith und Otto Lienert, Germany
March 28, 2017
Great villa for a chill and secluded getaway with friends. Although secluded, food and massage options remain plentiful with the plethora of delivery options. Maids were great and helpful. The pool is amazing and having the ocean right by the house is an unparalleled experience. Rooms are comfortable and well kept . Beds were soft and comfortable.
Dallas Seah and friends, Singapore
March 27, 2017
“A Stunning villa”
We loved everything about this stunning villa. It is located a 15 minute drive from Lovina but most of the restaurants offer a free shuttle service which makes it really easy to travel into the village. The staff were great and they helped us by booking massages, restaurants and tours. We took a dolphin tour and the boat picked us up from the end of the garden. The villa was really clean and well maintained. The pool is cleaned daily. The pictures do not do it justice in terms of the size the pool and garden which are really spacious. The sand on this side of the island is volcanic which means the beach is made of black sand. There is debris which is washed up daily, but the staff do try their best to clean it. This is obviously no reflection on the owners but on the many people who drop litter into our seas. We stayed for 5 days which just wasn’t long enough.
Jeanette Lyon and family, UK
March 13, 2017
Right by the beach with beautiful pool and quite functional staff.
David Khim, Jakarta
March 6, 2017
Excellent villa which exceeded our expectations. Location wise it is a bit distance from Lovina but transport can be arranged for a small fee. Good place to enjoy some peace and quiet with making some occasional trips with the driver as needed. Highly recommended to stay here.
Elate Tammenurm, Tallinn, Estland
February 9, 2017
The Villa was exactly as described, beautifully maintained and the layout is perfect, a most relaxing place, we would return without even looking elsewhere, superb!
Peter Gillespie and family, Australia
January 14, 2017
Amazing property, very appropriate for a family vacation away from all the crowd and chaotic atmosphere of south Bali. Best place to stay in if you’re keen on scuba diving and dolphin watching. This place is one of the best ones in Bali to do all of these!
Sharanya Vasu, India
Wing Yuen Loon
December 24, 2016
My family had a lovely 8 day stay at the villa. The villa was luxuriously appointed and we spent quite a bit of time in the villa itself, enjoying the place and just relaxing. And the villa staff of 4 was just first class, taking care of every need and more.
Wing Yuen Loon and family, Malaysia
October 28, 2016
Beautiful Villa! Garden and pool area are well kept and all rooms are clean and comfortable. The stuff was really nice and helpful and made us feel welcome and comfortable. The Villa had nice atmosphere, during the day you could enjoy the pool and sun and during the night you could sit in the candlelight and listen the sound of waves. Everything was just perfect!
Maija and family, Finland
October 18, 2016
Staying here in this amazing villa was really great!!!! Soooo beautiful you can’t imagine!!!!! The Team was very very nice and helpful and great cooking!!! Thank you very much Iluh and Putu! And also the gardener and the security! Everything very clean and the pool is also great!!! We wouldn’t leave this stay, was so beautiful!!! Also the driver Alit was great and helpful! we really recommend this villa!
Regina and Michael, Austria
September 30, 2016
“Villa set in paradise!”
Our stay at the Villa Mango Trees was absolute heaven! The site of the Villa is idyllic and the views from the main rooms is truly amazing. The Villa is much bigger than we had imagined and it allowed us and our friends to have plenty of room. The free Wi-Fi was fantastic and certainly kept our teenagers happy! 🙂 The staff were friendly, helpful and super knowledgeable. The accommodation was very luxurious and much better than the photo’s – we were all blown away! Would highly recommend this Villa and the area and would definitely return….great hassle free, relaxing holiday.
Victoria Eichner, Australia
September 25, 2016
It was everything that the pictures showed , very nice property and well looked after . A pleasure to stay in . We plan on doing it again soon. Lots to explore if you are a bit adventurous . Great to come home to after you’ve been out all day . quite private as well . great staff!
Errol Turner, The USA
September 19, 2016
The villa is very nice and the staff there are very helpful as well! The host is also very kind for helping us to arrange everything.
Chau Perng Chin and family, Malaysia
September 10, 2016
We loved the villa and wished we had more time. The staff, space, view and the pool were fabulous. There was a lot of debris on the beach which was sad to see, but it was obvious larger items were picked up and removed daily. Hope to be able to visit again!
Heather Baker, USA
September 5, 2016
“Wow!What a beautiful place”
We (2 adults and 3 children) enjoyed our stay at the villa Mango Trees.The kids prefered the big swimming pool and we liked the relaxing places around the pool:very ideal to enjoy your massage (Putu and Ilhu can arrange for an appointment).But the kids were also proued to have each one of them a bedroom on their own with an outdoor bathroom;very luxurious.Komang was taking care of the swimming pool and the lovely garden and Made as the security garde was taking care of us during the night (he took us with his boat on a dolphin tour).Putu and Ilhu create nice meals (breakfast lunch and dinner).If you want to eat elsewhere no problem: there are a view nice restaurants in the area with normally free shuttle service and when the stuff is having a day off (normally on sundays) you can also order at home.The villa has a nice view, is near the beach.On our first trip to Bali we felt wellcomed and we were lucky to have such nice stuff so that we had no stress during our holidays.Maybe we see you again:Villa Mango Trees!
Fabienne and Daniel, Luxembourg
August 14, 2016
“Heaven on earth in “The Mango Trees”
We stayed 14 days in Villa The mango Trees , Lovina Bali last july with our two grown up children and their girl/boyfriend. The stay was a complete success! The villa is spacious, has all the comfort you can hope for and very well situated. The staff is amazing! Putu and Ilu are two lovely women who cook great food and are always there to help you with whatever you need or want. They have arranged for us motorbikes, the dolphin trip with Made (who is also the security guy for the villa) and are invisibly present! Thanks ladies. Koman the gardener and pool boy is a quit sweet guy who takes care of the garden and swimming pool and made with us a volleyball net in the pool! We were sad to leave these lovely people! The north of Bali is less crowded and offers good opportunities for various trips. Do not miss the Aling Aling and Sekumpul waterfalls, less known than Git Git but more pleasant. Certainly do not miss a tracking experience in the rice fields with Mayong tracking by Putu Artan, a fantastic way to experience balinese life.If you plan to say in the lovina area the “villa the mango trees “is the place to be! One (small) detail: the beach is not always very clean!
Guy Hubens – Belgium
July 18, 2016
Very good place. Nice and clean. Very good staff who want you the best. Quiet place. But not close to a town. The staff sailed us to the dolphins from the Beach. The Beach was dirty.
Carsten Hvidberg, Denmark
July 14, 2016
It was very wonderful experience for our big family team staying in such beautiful and comfortable villa. Everyone was excited and enjoyed this staying. Staff are very kind and helpful, thanks to their great high quality service, we enjoyed the food and drink prepared by villa staff too, which all delicious! Special The recommended car drivers Alit and Pudu, their great guild for all local attractive added much more values to our Bali summer holiday! Best Regards from whole team of Lisa!
Lisa and Family, China
July 1, 2016
Overall the entire experience was just wonderful. Starting from the constant communication leading up to our stay by Angelique via email and sms through to the friendly and calming service given to us by the house maids (Putu and ILuh) as well as the gardener (Komag) and the security man (Made). Putu and ILuh were so polite and always had a smile on their face, whatever we asked was never a problem, they made phone calls to various people for us to organise things (restaurants, yoga class, snorkelling, drivers, food shopping etc) through to even attempting to cook dishes which we had requested but they had the never cooked before, nothing was too much trouble for them. Their dinners were unbelievably delicious and we were able to eat traditional Balinese food for very little cost. The villa itself was just as the website showed, the location was amazing, the house was super clean (thanks to Putu and ILuh), the facilities were spot on, overall our holiday could not have been better.
Carlo Corelli, Australia
May 14, 2016
We stayed with our children and grandchildren in mango trees bungalow. The kids used the swimming pool even before they had their breakfast, the staff was so kindly and helpfull as can be. Whatever you want to eat, they can make it. The best holiday of their live. The villa is so beautiful and big, even more beautiful than pictures can tell.
Henny Pattiwael, the Netherlands
April 5, 2016
Eine wunderschöne, sehr gepflegte und stillvoll eingerichtete Strandvilla mit Pool in der Nähe von Lovina. Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen und die ganze Zeit gut versorgt. Die Frauen haben für uns Lebensmittel besorgt und jeden Tag gekocht, der Gärtner kümmerte sich um den Garten, abends kam der Guard und sorgte für Abendbeleuchtung. Ein sehr gelungener Urlaub in schöner und entspannter Umgebung, danke, gerne wieder.
Anna Taubert, Taipei, Taiwan
Cheryl Corcoran, Australia
February 22, 2016
Where do I start. Amazing, glorious, fantastic, oasis hideaway. From the time of first booking our 5 night stay the owner Angelique was so prompt and so helpful. Nothing was ever a problem. Fantastic communications. After a nightmare week in a villa in Seminyak we were soo happy when the driver arrived to take us to Villa the Mango Trees on the other side of Bali. The drive is long but beautiful and a great opportunity to see the real side of Bali. At the end of our trip we drove into the gates of what I can only describe as paradise. The staff where all waiting for us and greater us with such kindness and an ice cold drink. Fabulous.. The villa itself is exactly as portrayed in ALL advertisements. Actually it excelled the photos. We spent a magical 5 nights and the staff were kind caring attentive and just terrific. I can honestly highly recommend this villa. You will not be disappointed. The most beautiful and peaceful place in all my 30 years of traveling to Bali that I have ever stayed. Thank you to all the staff who were so patient and involved us in their lives (we learnt so much) and thank you Angelique for allowing us to share this spectacular treasure in Bali. Hint: stay longer than we did. 5 nights is defginately not long enough.
Cheryl Corcoran and party of 4
February 17, 2016
The Villa is just marvelous. A great place to have a rest especially after intensive sightseeing. We have seen the photos before coming there but the villa looks even better in real life. Amazing bedrooms, lots of space and a beautiful pool with the view at the sea that we were using a lot. Staff is taking care of the place well, it’s clean and fresh. Everybody is kind and very helpful.
Karol Romanowski and friends
February 1, 2016
The villa is gorgeous and comfortable, the staff efficient and friendly, the location peaceful and serene. Each and everything promised in the description and pictures was delivered beyond our expectations. The villa, pool and facilities are best in class and anything you can think of is provided or can be arranged by the staff. This is an ideal place for a “get away from it all” vacation, although there are activities in the area which one can pick up if desired. Strongly recommended and a big thank you to the Mango Tree Villa staff and administrators.
Ismaa & Saad Khan
Family Beekes, the Netherlands
January 23, 2016
“Heaven on Earth!’
What a great place to be! Beautiful Villa situated on the beach, with a great view, even from your bedroom when you wake up! Wonderful garden with a swimming pool and all kinds of chairs/ lounge/bunga for relaxing or massage with Balinese music. Very private , good maintained, clean and everything you need for a wonderful holiday. We were spoiled by Illuh and Putuh with great food: the menu is maybe even better then in a restaurant. We felt secure with Komang guarding during the day and Made during the night. No regret for the early rise for the Dolphin tour, picked up in front of the villa: we saw at lest a hundred. We used the bikes to make a trip but also hired motor bikes. If you like a nice, relaxing holiday then GO!
January 18, 2016
Absolutely great and spacious place and lovely team looking after the villa, and our relaxation. We had a great, relaxed time and my family loved it. We thank you very much Angelique. Hope to return.
Family Venter – Australia
January 6, 2016
We had a lovely family holiday in this villa! The house is well equipped and maintained and looks just it does in the photos. We stayed for two weeks and it was the perfect way to spend our holiday and relax.
At Venter, Australia
Aruna – India
December 10, 2015
We stayed here for 3 days n it was a very relaxing holiday for us after a hectic trip in South Bali . We were welcomed by the courteous staff and were very excited to see the stunning Villa which is very well maintained . The view from each room is beautiful you just can relax looking at the sea by sipping the tea prepared by Ilu. We had a traditional Balinese massage and had a exciting time swimming at the calm beach which is right in front of the villa!! You will be picked up right in front of your villa for après dawn dolphin watch trip which is a must see. Anik a help desk executive was really helpful in arranging for the bikes and Other things. Over all we had a pleasant and memorable stay .thank u Anjelique for everything.
Aruna Raghunath, Ballari, India
Family Moeller – Denmark
December 5, 2015
“Amazing place. You have to go there!!”
Wow this place is amazing. Relax and chill with the pool while the staff making great dinner. I will diffenatly go back again!
Anna Moeller-Vang, Denmark
Family Manish Sharma – India
October 26, 2015
We had a great time in the Mango Villa. It is picture perfect with a very friendly staff especially Ilu and Putu. It is away from the hustle and bustle of South Bali and perfect for a peaceful vacation. Highly recommended are Menjangan Island snorkleing and Dolphin watching which you will not get in South Bali. Snorkleing was amazing with excellent water clarity, corals and other marine life. Excellent food was served by Ilu and Putu and they are very good hosts. Overall an amazing experience that we would like to repeat.
Andrew Goodbourn – Singapore
October 19, 2015
The Villa Mango Trees was wonderful – a truly beautiful outlook – and excellent staff, we had a great holiday, thank you.
Liyana Schroeder, Australia
October 8, 2015
We were a big family group that went to stay at the Mango Trees villa in Lovina. The villa itself is as magical as it looks in the pictures. It is every bit breathtaking. We stayed there for 3 days and 3 nights and loved every moment of it. We’ve been to other villas but none compares to this one.
There are many private places in the villa one can just retreat to for some quiet and tranquility. The pool was a good size for all of us and waking up to the view of the beach from two of the rooms is spectacular and breathtaking. We were serviced by the very helpful 4 staffs there at the villa who were always very attentive to our needs and wants even before we voiced them out. Good work in hiring such good people.
We went dolphin watching early one morning at 6am and just had to step out onto the beach and we had a boat ready for us. That was how convenient it was. We didn’t go out to explore the places as we just wanted a relax and recovery time there. We got massages done and food cooked in the villa itself by the staff. Prices are relatively cheap so it makes alot of sense to tip the staff more and/or other services of the people you hire to come to the villa to tend to you.
There will be peddlers on the beach selling souvenirs and little items but you don’t get too many of them, usually just 3 or 4 maximum in a day. Only thing to highlight to other travellers would be to use cars or vehicles that are small enough for the narrow Jalan Melati road. Buses will not be able to go through that stretch of road. If you’re in a big group, go in smaller vehicles. Big shout out to the staff of the Mango Trees villa for coming to get us in the middle of the night when we arrived and couldn’t proceed down the Jalan Melati road via our bus. They were all very amazing and we wouldn’t hesitate to consider coming back here again!
Alex Worker, New Zealand
September 20, 2015
Absolutely stunning place and lovely team looking after the villa! Had a great, relaxed time with family. Hope to return before long!
Family Payan , France
August 30, 2015
une maison ideale pour 2 familles de 4 personnes. Superbement située sur la plage, face à l’ocean qui apporte sa brise rafraichissante toute la journée.
Belle plage naturelle de sable noir, avec les barques de pécheurs échouées.
Un excellent choix de villa pour se reposer au calme.
Stephen Payan, France
Family Hagoort, the Netherlands
July 10, 2015
Just a amazing Villa! Everything was super! Beautiful pool, great and very nice staff, your own driver etc. If you want a super-the-luxe holiday in an amazing Villa, rent it. You won’t be disappointed…:) WE LOVED IT!!
Family Sizoo, the Netherlands
June 1, 2015
Villa Mango Trees, it’s like a paradise!
We, 2 adults and 2 children, really enjoyed our 11 days stay in the villa in May 2015.
The setting is beautiful, direct at the beach. This villa is into all details very well designed. The house is a modern and semi-open villa and there are many beautiful details.
As soon you arrive you feel a good vibe of everything around you and the welcoming smiling staff makes you feel immediately at “home”. Illuh and Putu have already prepared a meal for you. We will tell you the typical Nasi Goreng and the sateh together with a beer taste very good after a long trip.
We enjoyed the company, cooking and caring (i.e. shopping, washing etc.) of Illuh and Putu very much. They are wonderful persons and wonderful cooks. Every day you let them know what you like to eat, for breakfast and dinner and prepare it for you. Every day we had nice Indonesian fruit and dishes. Every meal was absolutely delicious (even for the kids).
There is also a guard making you feeling secure during the night. In the evening, Made will turn on the beautiful garden lights and shuts the parasols etc…
The gardener Komang is there from morning to evening and he is the most caring gardener we have ever seen in our live. The garden must love him very much. If you would like to have a fresh coconut : he climbs into the palmtree to take one (two or more) for you.
Everything was clean and the 4 big bedrooms makes it an excellent place. They have 1 extra room/studio so it is good to stay there with 2-10 persons. You can hear the surf of the sea even while you are in you’re bedroom (so zen)!
The pool is spacious and good for laps after a day of lazing around and in front is the sea with a clean black beach direct accessible from the nice well maintained garden. You’re private beach is also cleaned every day. You have to know that at 5.30 you will see a beautiful sunset. But after you have had dinner it’s really nice to jump into your private swimmingpool and see the beautiful stars.
And if that’s not enough, there is also a possibility to watch satellite tv.
PS There is not much more to say then terima kasih banyak-banyak to Illuh, Putu Komang, Made and the other staff who make us looking back with a smile and nice memories.
Family Swart, the Netherlands
March 4, 2015
“If you picture a beach villa on Bali, this is it!”
This house is axactly what you picture when thinking of a beach villa on Bali! It´s like living in a fancy magazine for a few days. It is all the relaxation you need+ pool, beach and see on the front, rice field in the back. Nothing more, nothing less. We loved our stay!
Doortje Swart and family, the Netherlands
Family Wright – Melbourne, Australia
October 3, 2014
Many of the previous reviews cover our positive experience. The many days of sunny weather were spent using the villas impressive amenities, including organising local masseurs to provide excellent massages on the front bale. The sea was certainly not swimmable given the local village used the nearby creeks. The lovely pool,lounges and front bale were well utilised and well maintained. The staff were very friendly and polite. Iluh and Putih organised a doctor, at short notice, for one of our group. Komang was there most days and kept the gardens and pool in top condition. He also fixed a stiff, heavy, sliding door which had been rusted by sea air. Made was a very proficient, engaging security guard. The bedrooms were very comfortable and had lovely garden or sea views. An on-site laundry was also well used.Watching daily village life, from morning fishing to ducks waddling along the beach, was delightful to witness. Nearby restaurants in Lovina offered variety, value and superb food- we tried Spice Beach Club, Le Jaenzen (with “interesting”owner-chef driving us in and back) and eclectic Rikkis Bar & Bistro.
Two of our group went on the 5.45am dolphin tour with Captain Made. Though seeing the many dolphins was exciting, they both said the highlight was the amazing sunrise they saw at 6.15am from on board their klungklung.
We all enjoyed watching the superb sunsets over West Bali/Java from the beach out front of the villa.
Joy, Martin. Linda, Bruno, Denise, Llloyd & Kay from New Zealand
June 14, 2014
“Wow – Great Villa”
Villa Mango Trees is a restful place to stay, and a haven after such a long windy journey. The lay out of the villa is superb, seven of us stayed and we all felt we had plenty of space. The staff are amazing, they could not do enough to ensure we had an enjoyable stay. Illuh, and Putu cooked us some wonderful meals. Unfortunately even though the sand was cleaned each day, we were unable to swim in the beach owing to pollution. This does not reflect on the owner or staff in anyway as it is beyond their control. The swimming pool is a good size with lovely clean water,which is Komang cleaned daily, therefore definitely makes up for being unable to swim in the sea. Us girls all had massages lying on the outside bale-benongs, which relaxed us for the rest of the day. There are a number of nice restaurants in the Lovina area, we went to Spice on the beach and Damai in the hills. We have no hesitation in recommending Mango Trees as one of the best places to stay in Bali, and all hope to return at some stage in the future.
May 6, 2014
Villa The Mango Trees is truly a beautiful house. It contains of four bedrooms, two of which have a (nothing less than) magnificent ocean view of the villas private beach: black sand, blue water and a view of the outline of Java. The staff is friendly and helpful, and more than capable of providing great meals. We enjoyed every moment of our stay.
What really made our stay extra special was the contrast of the luxury of the villa and the local charm, that surrounded us. I wrote before that the beach is private, I admit that is truth of modifications. Because all day we would see fishing boats moving ind and out, and up and down of the coast. Every day the Duck Shepard would wave good morning and good evening, when he walked his floc of rice field ducks. And we would smile and sometimes have the privilege of talking with the women bathing in the small stream beside the house. And in this midst of truthful livelihood, we could enjoy cool drinks and family in our little garden of Eden.
May 3, 2014
Cette villa est la plus belle de notre séjour. Le personnel est présent et pourtant extrêmement discret. Ayu et Ilu sont d’excellentes cuisinières, le tout pour un prix modique. L’homme de sécurité nous a emmené voir les dauphins. Bref tout était parfait. n’hésitez pas venez la villa mango trees.
Mar 11, 2014
It was our first ever visit to the tropics and it turned out to be a very pleasant one. The drive from the airport gave us an impression of the very busy traffic, but also of the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the rice fields. Arriving at the Mango Trees we were amazed at the loveliness of the villa. And in the 2 weeks we stayed there we enjoyed every minute. The houses interior is very luxurious , the exterior has beautiful gardens and a wonderful view over the Bali sea. The swimming pool is marvelous and especially nice to look at when lit up in the evening.
The staff is respectful and very helpful, the ladies took very good care of the villa and of us, fulfilling our every wish. Delicious meals, breakfast, lunch and on request supper, they prepared anything and everything and using fresh local products. We spent an unique and unforgettable vacation at a very unique and unforgettable place, the Mango Trees. Highly recommended!
September 22, 2013
“Super stay near Lovina”
We stayed with our 1 year old son in this lovely house. The staff is super, preparing amazing nasi goreng or whatever you want. The house is well developed to guarantee you maximum privacy. All facilities in the house like wifi, pool etc is super. Please ask the crew in the house to organize a massage in the garden, it is super relaxing.
Family Serah Soon
May 20, 2013
Amazing slice of paradise!
This was one amazing place and we all loved it and enjoyed our stay completely. Our only regret is that we didn’t get to spend more time there!
The place is true to the beautiful photos, spacious and nicely decorated and furnished, and we were pleasantly surprised that there was even a nice stock of books for the guests. We got the staff to cook quite a few of our meals and the food was great and very reasonably priced too. The staff were very helpful with everything as well, arranging for massages for us and even coming in early on our last day to provide us with a final breakfast. The driver took us wherever we wanted to go and was helpful in helping us plan our routes better too, as they know better the traffic conditions and how long each journey would take.
The staff also arranged for a dolphin watching trip for us, and they got us a very good guide- our boat ‘met up’ with many others at one particular spot but there were no dolphins there. our boatman was one of only 2 or 3 other boatmen who then proceeded to take us further elsewhere in search of the dolphins and we got a lovely show! he even stayed while the other few had already left so that we were the last boat still taking our time to enjoy and try to capture good photos!
The drive up from the airport is long (it took us over 3 hours and i confess, we were getting rather cranky towards the end of the journey especially since we arrived late in the evening) but the place is completely worth the long drive in. It was beautiful even at night and our moods completely changed when we finally got out of the car and saw what was waiting for us! Definitely well-maintained and clean, and so accurate to all the gorgeous pictures. Prices (villa rental, food (if you request their staff to cook for you), driver etc) are very reasonable too for what you get.
It was wonderful waking up to blue skies and a pool and sea view every morning as well as to the sound of waves crashing on the sand.
We all agreed that we would definitely revisit if we had the chance and this time spend more of our time relaxing in the villa itself, or perhaps try other villas (which all looked good too) offered by the same owner/establishment.
I communicated with Angelique for all our arrangements prior to our visit and she was lovely too- prompt replies and she answered all our questions and was most helpful in arranging all that needed to be done.
Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, i’d say this gets a 14.7!
April 29, 2013
We went for 11 days to the villa the Mango Trees, with 2 children. They didn’t want to leave the overflowing pool only for the food which was made by the fabulous staff.
They could make you anything you want.
Nice villa, with splendid view, great staff.
Tip: make a dolphin trip with de security guard. (Captain Dolphin)
Alex and Sheila Ankersmit
January 31, 2013
A beautiful Villa. Provided with all the luxury you can imagine. All the rooms were well maintained and as shown on the photo’s. The beds were comfortable and all the bathrooms luxurious. The staff was very friendly and they made our stay very relaxing. Cooking, cleaning, tidying and even helping with our kids or any other questions we had. The gardener even provided us with fresh coconuts from the trees in the garden. The pool was lovely. Beach beautiful to look at, but not so clean. Lots of rubbish that was washed ashore probably by the little creeks that flow into the ocean on both sides of the property. The taxi driver was very friendly was also our tour guide. Such a lovely person that he became our friend.
Family van Gerven
October 19, 2012
“Nice relaxing stay”
We stayed for two weeks in Villa The Mango Trees. The villa is a nice place to relax. The pool is lovely and we were well taken care of by the staff, who prepared a Balinese dinner for us almost every night. We also went dolphin spotting one morning. We were picked up in front of the villa by our security guard, who owned a boat. We really enjoyed the trip, it is worth getting up early for. If you are looking for a place to unwind, The Mango Trees is the place to be!
Peter and Annemarie van Gerven, The Netherlands
August 13, 2012
All you need to unwind!
We recently stayed at Villa Mango Trees with two families for a few days and we loved it! The villa is a combination of a traditional Balinese house and modern materials and interior design. The living room with adjacent kitchen is modern, with some nice artistic elements. Most of the time we sat outside though, on the couch, at the dinner table or in the Bale benong. The villa has two spacious bedrooms on each side of the house, perfect for two families. The bedrooms on the pool side offer a great view of the sea when you open your curtains in the morning. All bedrooms have modern semi-open bathrooms and two of them even have an outdoor bath. There are two Bale Benongs, one besides the swimming pool and one on top of one of the new wings. Both offer great views of the Bali see, with fishermen passing by in their boats. The beach is right next to the swimming pool. It has black vulcanic sand, but it’s nice and sandy (not rocky). The water is shallow for about 50 meters and the surf is small, so it’s quite safe to play in for children. The house has nice and friendly personnel. The cooks are at your service and can cook a great variety of tasty dinners. Breakfast is basic but good, unless you ask the cooks to make you something special. Lovina, about 5 kms away is a charming small town that is not as busy as the touristic places like Ubud and Kutah. The area has plenty of nice places to visit, like waterfalls, rice terraces, a Buddhist temple, dolfing watching and great snorkeling at Menjangan island. We especially liked a hike through the rice terraces and forest near Lovina with a guide. We found the north coast in general and Villa Mango Trees in particular a perfect place to stay with our families with small children. Enjoy! Sander, Singapore