La Villa Mathis "Relais & Châteaux"
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... time in Padang Bai with Florian although that time round we were in slightly more jolly moods. The food was delish though which helped to cheer us up. Once we had finished our meal it was time to go back to harbour to hopefully get our bags, but no of course it was not that simple. When we got there we were told a different arrival time for the boat from the coastguard who I don't actually think was a coastguard but just wore the uniform to look official. So we now how an ...
Today we drove to Lovina on a very scenic road and ejoyed going to the market, seeing monkeys and stopping at the hot springs.
While driving on the scenic road - it was a real adventure, as for parts it wasn't really a road and we drove through tiny villages and saw loads of mango, banana and cocoa trees. I've never really seen the cocoa trees so I asked them to stop and took a couple of pictures. The cocoa bean has ...
... his passengers and charge across the sea to watch it frolicking in the morning sun. It was a scene that wouldn't seem out of place in a Benny Hill film as every 'boat captain' watched every other boat captain for the hand signal, then cottoned on to the sighting and joined the high speed chase. Needless to say there were some false alerts but on the whole sightings were accurate and there were some dolphins to be seen. The next problem was capturing the little blighters on ...
Well it's time to leave Kerobokan. A good time was had by all yesterday at Mel and Lionels wedding...a truly beautiful day. It's been a really chilled week (apart from a little stress when my bank card was eaten by an ATM in Ubud, thankfully it was resolved quickly and I got it back with not much fuss thanks to the staff at the Mandiri bank)
The past week has ...
I looked into the night sky, the stars were out in full force. I didn't have to scan at all, instantly my eyes focused. I started to tear. The Southern Cross. I couldn't believe it, it was right there in front of me. I did understand just why I came this way. It was a powerful emotion that set in. I have been wanting to see that for such a long time. I couldn't wait to listen to the song now, doubtful I won't think of anything ...
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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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