We stayed at Amertha Bali Villas during the final 4 nights of our honeymoon. Although it is a scary 3,5 hour drive from the airport to the resort it is well worth it!
Our villa (nr 7) was simply breathtaking! We spent most of the 4 days on the day bed next to our beautiful private pool reading a book and enjoying the privacy, seclusion and total relaxation we wanted for the final days of our honeymoon. The interior of the villa was perfect and exactly what we expected from a luxury accommodation in Bali: simple yet modern and clean. It had a beautiful outside shower as well. Every day our bed was made with beautiful flowers - this was a very nice romantic touch. During our stay we only ate at the resort's restaurant which is almost on the beach. This meant magnificent views every morning for breakfast and every evening for dinner. Every day we ordered room service for lunch, at a very small additional charge, and this was promptly served on the outside kitchen/dining area of our villa. After an hour or so the dirty dishes were collected without intruding on our privacy. The food is delicious and very affordable, The menu offers both Indonesian and Western-style dishes. The room was cleaned while we were at breakfast which meant we could continue our day without interruption.
The grounds of Amertha Bali Villas feature beautiful lush gardens and surroundings. The staff is super friendly and very helpful! We also made use of the spa facilities which we booked on the day itself or a day in advance. The spa treatments we received (full body massage and a facial) were very relaxing and professionally executed. Walking around the resort we had the impression that our villa (nr 7) offered the most privacy of all the villa's as the pool was out of view, it was not on the main walkways to the restaurant, beach, spa or reception and it still had some sea views as well even though it is not located on the beach! Plus there is a private lounge/day bed located on a special patio above the kitchen/dining area. We would definitely recommend nr 7 for honeymooners.
Although we saw no need to leave the resort there are quite a few tourist day acitivities in the area such as snorkling and visiting the nearby hindu temples.
Highlights of our stay at Amertha: - breathtaking villa with private pool located in beautiful lush garden and stunning beach and mountain backdrop - privacy - super friendly and professional staff - food is delicious and good value for money - beautiful restaurant on the beach - located in the north-west which means more secluded and less tourists than other parts of Bali
Less enthusiastic about the long (scary) drive from the airport and many mosquitoes. Definitely do not forget the insect repellent.