We are pretty regular to Bali and part of the charm is always to find a villa that will be the home away from home. Shanti Residences comes very close to that. The property itself boasts amazing views, beautiful cool sea breezes and a very well thought out, luxrious and comfortable villa that is also very well maintained.
Location wise, transport is definately needed to move around but you are not far from Nusa Dua proper with all it's shops and food and Geger beach is really child friendly. Having a beach nearby (not more than 10 mins please!) that is both beautiful and child friendly is very important for us. Shanti fulfilled this important criteria nicely.
Service was both attentive and professional and was certainly not intrusive. The staff clearly loved children and we were very happy to leave the children with the staff for short trips out.
Where we found the villa only 4 out of 5 stars was mainly in the F&B; department. The gourmet experience fell short of our (admittedly very high) expectations. For general cooking like a great breakfast spread, the staff coped handsomely. We were dissappointed with the dinner that was arranged for us. Food is not bad but we would have prefered to go out to a Bumbu Bali or Kayu Putih for example. More expensive to eat out but for us (very fussy foodies), that would have been the way to go.