We arrived a few days before Christmas desperate to unwind, a family of four from Sydney meeting old friends, another family of four, coming from London, meeting 'in the middle'. It was an easy transfer from the airport, around 40 mins. We were thrilled with the villa which is a stunning mix of european and local design, great space, large grounds with large pool, a large bali where we ate most meals, and entertainment area (pool table, large screen tv, movies, music, wii) and well sized double bedrooms, really comfortable beds, with large en suites as you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The staff welcomed us warmly on arrival and catered for our needs for the duration of the holiday. The menu was extensive and we were able to eat local cuisine with the odd european meal for the children. There were very friendly local drivers on call when we wanted, for some shopping or elephant riding and white water rafting near Ubud.. We left thoroughly relaxed and have planned a regular re- union at this magical villa, Uma Nina.