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!