If there’s one thing I *think* I’m good at, it is definitely doing research Even before we embark on a trip, I’ll make sure I research well on the must-see and eat places and print it out. I plan ahead with an itinerary. Always. It may not necessarily materialize end of the day but at least I have some rough idea on what I’d like and should do when I’m in a new country.
Anyway I have NO idea how I came across the website of the villa we stayed in as it was already bookmarked on my laptop. Whatever it is, I”m SOOO glad we stayed here. You can read the EXCELLENT reviews on Tripadvisor too. The villa is actually located some 10 minutes away from Ubud Town. However, the hotel provides FREE transport into Ubud at any time. Since there are only 7 villas here (thus making it exclusive), getting a van out wasn’t a problem – it was readily available at all times. After you’re done with your shopping, they’ll even come and pick you up. All free of charge!! Transfer from and to the airport is also FREE. It’s the only hotel I know so far that includes all these excellent thoughtful services FOC. Oh and whatever you also see in the fridge is FREE
Here we are after a 1.5 hours journey – traffic was bad that day due to the cremation of the Ubud King.
I love the walk way heading to our villa. Was getting all eager to see the villa’s beauty.
The FIRST view of our 4-day home.
That’s right, it comes with our very own private pool. SWEET.
The comfy bed with one sleeping beauty on it.
Yup doubled up as Sairah’s food storage area, lol
OUTDOOR shower!! And Sairah’s bathing tub She treated it like a mini baby pool.
Baby woke up from her slumber all happy with the villa.
Sairah-approved – the most important aspect of the trip
The hotel staff here are generally one of the best we’ve encountered in a long time. They are VERY accomodating and thoughtful. Extremely friendly and always making sure that you’re comfortable with your stay. Asked if we wanted a cot and never in a million years did I expect to see a cot that’s half the usual size, haha.
Balinese-style cot yo.
Sairah has been rolling her tongue alot lately. New trick!
Nah, can you see what’s up my nose woman?!
Of course the cot was only for show and worked as a play pen (a damn small one) as she slept with us on the bed.
I especially loved our breakfast area that overlooked the pool. Absolutely serene and peaceful. I also had a pedicure and massage done on that chair – how’s that for awesome service?!
And of course I’d be lying if I say I didn’t enjoy breakfast. It was literally unlimited until 12pm!! The stingy husband would order in a big plate of nasi goreng and bihun right before the strike of 12pm and have that as an early lunch. Then again, I’m pretty sure alot of people would have done this too Most likely, Malaysians
Tea time was also readily available from 1pm-7pm. Unlimited.
Baby girl sure as hell knows how to chill out
This was baby Sairah’s FIRST swim. I got the bikini for her when I was only two months pregnant in Phillipines. It finally came to good use.
All eager and ready to play with water!
She absolutely loved being in the water so we’re going to start teaching her how to swim from now on. But I”m not keen on seeing my pretty baby with a tan. She tans easily, lol.
We took the honeymoon package (I know i know – we’re like wayyyy past that!) that comprised of 2 massages AND a romantic candle-lit dinner in the villa.
Tea-light around the pool
Well-set table. It WAS indeed romantic except……..
Fried Lumpia – so damn good!
Grilled Chicken with Wedges
Chocolate cake with ice cream – Sairah’s fav!
Pretty romantic like I said except…….
We had one cheeky baby with us.
Oh-hai, here to disturb your romantic dinner. Aren’t you two too old for that now??!
And one uninvited guest that didn’t please the baby too much. Sairah’s a dog lover alll the way! Damn cat stole our breakfast and Sairah’s food!
So Baby, did you enjoy your stay here?
Yes maam and let’s make it 5 nights the next trip shall we?
Nefatari Exclusive Villa is indeed a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED villa if you want a place that’s value for money. It may not be the most high end villa around Ubud, but for a mere USD440 for a 3 night stay (coupled with all the other value added services), this is indeed the BEST villa to consider that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
I should know, coz I did the research