La Villa Mathis
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Villa Mathis Kerobokan
I stayed here for a week and the resort is very beautiful. Lovely villas, multiple swimming pools and bales to relax in, good food, day spa and a daily shuttle service. My only complaint is that they moved me from one villa to another in the middle of my stay without consultation - they need to manage their bookings a little better!
The staff were the best part of my visit. Gede, the head barman, makes some wicked cocktails and is very entertaining. Rum drove me wherever I wanted to go and was a source of a lot of information. Ketut was also very helpful, organising tours and advising me on places to try local cuisine.
Because it's not owned by locals, I'm not sure that I'd stay there again. It's a civil rights issue for me, more than the quality of my stay. But I would definitely like to see my new friends again, so maybe...
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... backs onto the beach so we walked through to the beach for a paddle, we were greeted by black volcanic sand and women trying to sell us bracelets and give us massages. The lady offering to give us massages was about 80 with spindly fingers, long yellow nails and a snaggle tooth. We declined their offers and hurried off. We felt sorry for the women though, they were clearly very poor and just trying to make a living. We headed off the beach and into ...
... and warm but due to the closeness of the reef bits of seaweed and other debris is floating all around you (me no like). Oh and you have no idea how hot the sand is, walking barefoot to the sea is not an option! Even the sea breeze is warm! Well I made it back to the hotel without melting to death, showered all the sand away, I hope and now by the ...
... none of them. One seems to organically roll into another. Referring and intermingling into a beautiful melting pot of literature and photography. They are, in no particular order:
* Vagabonding - Rolf Potts
* Walden - Henry David Thoreau
* The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigo
* The New Gypsies - Iain McKell
There's a definite theme there, I know. And it was Vagabonding that made me want to read Walden again. But who doesn't want to read Walden ...
... being taller than the rest of the population and Neil’s incredibly pasty whiteness drew a lot of attention! The looks were mainly friendly with big smiles but others looked bemused and older men generally looked grumpy, but giving people a huge cheesy grin as they passed generally elicited a reciprocal response. Lots of waving and "hello"s from shop owners and residents put us at ease as we meandered through the streets at no pace at ...
... it's picturesque and we see lots of smiling faces. After an hour the rain hits so we return and change routes through town. We return to Mama Mia's for dinner on our last night, pay for the room (and thankfully not the new taps installed in our bathroom as L takes a fall head first into the bath and takes the taps of the wall when trying to wash her hair!) and book a taxi for 5am to the airport - we couldn't get our flights booked online so we thought we'd turn ...