La Villa Mathis "Relais & Châteaux"
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I apologize for all the sunset photos ...
... can be so powerful and dangerous. From there we walked to the next beach but realised we would not be snorkelling today!!! After four hours of walking we arrived back at the hotel pool, cooling off we spoke to our surfer friends to find out that it was quite dangerous out there and that they had to come back! No wonder we did not see them!!! Tip for the day: get a local map before exploring! Plus make sure you take enough water and food in case you don't see a shop for ...
... a lot about the customs in Bali so were fully prepared for a disorganised and lengthy process. To our delight the visas were quickly purchased and aside from having to pass our bags through a series of x-ray conveyers for my tyre pressure gauge to be scrutinised it was plain sail...flying all the way. The taxi was paid up front to the hotel which was a shockingly handsome hotel on the main stretch of beachside resorts by the airport. We were met with a free drink and ...
... It's been really nice to get to know Curlys family better and i've been learning how to swim (finally)
Temples we visited:
Pura Tanah Lot - We (like most visitors) arrived just before sunset at Tanah Lot Temple (30,000 Rp entrance fee) It's a very popular tourist attraction and even though it's a stunning place to visit it does seem a little spoiled ...
... pull back into the correct side of the road just in time to avoid a head on collision. More culture was required before we could return to our hotel. One more visit to a temple, this time to the Tirta Empul public temple. It was a much larger affair than the village temple. An elderly Balinese gentleman checked our entry tickets and asked us where we came from. Once he knew we were from near London, he became our best friend and volunteered to act as our guide. Susie had ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Villa Mathis "Relais & Châteaux" 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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