Our review   Overall Rating: 9.10

We thought that Villa Babar was one of the most dramatic and beautiful properties we have seen in Bali. Far, far away from the crowds of the south, this place is splendid, stylish, larger than life and fit for royalty.

Due to the remote location, the complementary airport pick up is not only welcome, but essential. The alternative is to take a helicopter from the airport as the property has its own helipad. This (rather expensive) option can be arranged in advance with the villa manager.

When we arrived we were blown away by the villa’s grand positioning on the hill and the views it commanded. Thanks to the open-plan design, we were able to take in a sweeping 360-degree arc of the mountains to the east and the north, (including the mountains of Java), the ocean to the south and the west and, in between, the endless emerald rice fields and jungle-clad river valleys that complete the picture. The beaches are completely devoid of tourists - populated only by fishermen and locals walking or playing football on the sand. We witnessed an amazing sunset over the ocean, and got up at the crack of dawn to watch the sun come up over Mt Agung.

Some small grocery shops nearby provide a few snacks and drinks but being so, so far out of town it is imperative that you are well provisioned in advance. The villa acknowledges this and invites you to pre-order your meals as well as any specialty goods that you want, so that the staff can do the shopping before you arrive. The chef specialises in the use of the fresh and organic produce and there is an extensive menu.

Wireless Internet is available throughout the villa free of charge. If you fancy a massage, a local therapist will visit. A massage bed is situated in a private corner in the open air on the upper floor with great views.

  Overall Rating: 9.80

What can I say.Three families arrived not really knowing what to expect and WOW - as you walk towards the villa the presence of the villa and the spectacular view takes your breath away. From the time we arrived to the day we left the staff and villa exceeded our expectations (5+ star holiday) We have stayed in many villas in different parts of the world, and though they were all exceptional, Villa Babar is on the top of our list and the one we are all making plans to revisit in the very near future.

  Overall Rating: 8.10

The villa is absolutely beautiful it is quite isolated but if that is what you are looking for you won't be disappointed it is in a wonderful spot, overlooking a beach. The staff are incredible and nothing is to much trouble, we would truly love to go back.