At arrival we were picked up by our extremely friendly and pleasant balinese driver in a brandnew luxury van, who both would accompany and drive us safely for the next 2 weeks. After a approx. 3h picturesque drive through the wonderful balinese countryside, through rice-fields, mountains and old volcanos, stopping whenever you wished to take a photo or a rest at a restaurant, we arrived at the villa, indeed not exaggerating, deserving the description of a tastefully furnished luxury villa, followed by a hearty welcome of all the staff, who would accompany us over the next 2 weeks. There was no wish the staff would not try to fulfill. The cuisine was superb, the house always kept very tidy and protected by a security guard over night. Have we already mentioned the location and view of the house? It is fantastic! Located on a hill, having a 180 degrees panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding fields. In the morning and evenings you can hear the hindu prayers and the muezzin from the nearby villages - this in combination with the beautiful, for a north european, very exotic countryside, makes this experience surrealistic. We enjoyed it every morning and evening and felt like in another world.
The location of the house in Serririt is perfect to get away from the masses of tourists in the south, which we fortunately only encountered on arrival and departure. It is a perfect starting point to discover real Bali, whether you travel to nearby Serririt, Lovina or Singaraja, along the north coast or drive up to the extinct volcano mountains. A must to do are a snorkeling tour to nearby menjangan island (1hr drive) and a guided excursion through nearby jungle and rice fields (3 hr walk including lunch). Information for these tours are provided in the house or by the manager. Unforgettable for us will be a balinese dance and music show (gamelan) at the house (can be organized by the staff at your discretion).
The question is not whether you should go to this property - but when!