There is so much to see and do in southern Bali that you will need some help to focus! Our Insiders Guide with help with that.
To (badly!) paraphrase Charles Dickens, E N T E R T A I N M E N T & H E D O N I S M southern Bali offers both the best of times, THE FUN OF SOUTHERN BALI it is, undeniably, the most touristy Because in Bali it does have traffic, lots area people (unsurprisingly!), and more of in general than the rest of the congestion But don't be put off! island. and some of the busiest of times, on Bali. Seminyak in particular, also offers visitors a I ' l l h a v e a s k i n n y v o d k a l a t t e t o g o p l e a s e . year-round warm weather, that is perfect for lazing on the beach; or for visiting the mind- vibey, sophisticated - yet relaxed - holiday, in boggling amount of shops; or for - A n o n y m o u s - experiencing the multitude of good restaurants on offer - not to mention the plentiful nightlife. You won't regret a visit to Seminyak! N O M A D I C | 2 4
25 years ago my husband, David, still young, single About fancy-free, came to Bali as part of a whistlestop tour of and Asia, but paused long enough on Bali to realise South-East he needed to come back again – soon and for longer! that OUR STORY So began his love affair with the island, which then saw us visit together for the first time on our honeymoon - and I (luckily!) fell in love with it in the same way he had. M A I L I E G R E E N Once we had our two boys, Adam and Jed, we started staying in villas rather than hotels, and immediately realised that villas are the ideal way for families, friends and groups to holiday. That set us dreaming about owning our own villa on Bali and, in 2010, after extensive (and I mean extensive!) research, we settled on Villa Sagitta in Pejeng, just outside Ubud. We subsequently purchased Villa Cocoa Maya in Candidasa, and Villa Bebek in Seminyak. Together with our two properties in South Africa we now run the five properties as Global Villas Ltd. Our boys have grown up with Bali as their second home. Over the years we have brought family and friends on holiday here (it’s amazing how your social group grows when you suggest a free holiday in paradise!), and our boys are now at an age that their friends are joining us too. Yet, sadly, one of the tragedies of life is that one can't holiday year round (!), so we also rent out our properties to guests. We really enjoy the experience of being long-distance hosts, and we are very serious about making sure that our guests’ hard-earned holiday goes well on our watch! It’s always fun to read the reviews in our guestbook, and on T R I P A D V I S O R TripAdvisor, and our staff get a huge kick out of it too. There’s R E V I E W S something very satisfying about knowing that our guests get as much enjoyment out of our homes as we do!