A Genuine Sanctuary


Reviews – Children

It’s soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Good to be back! Our little Hamish (aged 11) said last night to us that ‘ this is the most beautiful place my eyes have ever seen in the whole world!” Considering how well travelled he is and where he has just been ie Paris and two of the most beautiful ski resorts

Melinda Blake (January 2016)

This trip saw us arrive with two small toddlers in tow, we could not have been more impressed with how well they were looked after, which in turn made our holiday all the more enjoyable and a true ‘holiday’. From specialised baby meals to providing nappies, the laundry service, cots and lots of toys, as well as the caring staff on hand to entertain them when our hands were full, the villa became our little sanctuary and we were quite happy spending the full day there with our little ones. The exceptional food at the villa also made it hard to leave. The menu choice is plentiful, with some beautiful modern Indonesian/Asian dishes and rivals any other high end restaurant we have enjoyed. Made and the team made every effort to care for us in a way that was warm, friendly and endeared us to the unique atmosphere that so many holiday accommodations attempt to create, but rarely do. There is a true passion in everything that is done at Villa Sungai by all the staff, who are clearly more like a family, and they made us feel part of it too during our stay. We can’t wait to return again one day soon.

Brianna Vidal (December 2015)

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful stay in Sungai. It was the perfect place to celebrate mums birthday and for the whole family to be together. Made and indeed all the staff were incredible. I know we probably didn’t meet half the people who contributed to making our stay so memorable so please will you extend them our gratitude for all their hard work… and what a great place to bring children. You could see how comfortable Olivia was with them – they all have a very peaceful energy and are beautiful ambassadors for Bali. I can guarantee that we will be back – I don’t know that anywhere else will be able to fill the ‘big shoes’ of Villa Sungai! Many thanks again and I hope to stay in touch.

Karen Cousins (Sydney, 8A, 3 toddlers)

Thank you and your wonderful staff very much for our wonderful stay at Sungai Gold. I must say I did have some pre-arrival anxiety about how we could keep two young boys occupied at a villa when we were used to staying at a large resort with a kids club but we needn’t have worried. All the staff were amazing and interacted so well with the boys, and they especially loved Made, Iluh and Trisna. They loved the hour or two in the afternoon that the girls would play with them, and mum and dad got to lie by the pool and have cocktails. The pool was wonderful and the large ledge made an excellent place for them to play.Trips out we’re so easy with the villa car and driver, and even the day when we had planned to come back to the villa for lunch and had stayed a little longer at the Elephant Park all hunger tantrums were averted when Made pulled out sandwiches, bananas and cold drinks for the long drive home! Charlie loved his chocolate birthday cake and his very specific request for yellow balloons for his third birthday was fulfilled by Made. As everyone has previously said, the meals were some of the best I have ever had and the children loved their food (and I loved the fact they had such variety and was also healthy). While I had no doubt that Sungai Gold would be a wonderful romantic place for a couple, I can confirm that it is also a wonderful place to go for a holiday with a 3 and 4 year old. Thank you again, we will definitely be coming back.

Nicole COLE [Perth, 2A, 2CH (3,4yrs)