My husband and I needed a break to recharge our batteries and chose Villa Shamballa. We have visited Bali a dozen times and wanted somewhere relaxing and away from the usual tourist spots. This villa, only 10 minutes drive from Ubud sounded ideal for just the two of us.
The villa was beautiful and overlooked a valley. Even though there was a road opposite, the noise was not particularly intrusive. Facilities and staff were excellent and the meals we had at the Villa were good,
We had many delightful lazy days by the pool but also went into Ubud a couple of times and out to nearby restaurants. We would heartily recommend Mozaic for a special evening-the food is divine and not too expensive by Australian standards.
There is a list at the villa of all recommended restaurants and spas which is very useful.