Villa Voyage is aptly named. This private five-bedroom haven set beside a secluded white- sand beach, on the idyllic tropical island of Lembongan, just 30 minutes’ private boat ride from Bali’s Benoa harbour, transports guests to another time and place with its rustic nostalgia and sense of adventure.
Turquoise waters beckon divers, snorkellers and anglers; dramatic coastlines are a photographer’s dream, and seekers of luxury will be delighted by the villa itself, which offers elegant accommodation, a beachfront infinity pool and a team of efficient and friendly staff, including a chef who can turn his hand to anything from soufflés to satay.
Villa Voyage commands prime position on a small, sandy cove in the south-west corner of Nusa Lembongan; other than Nusa Dua on mainland Bali, from where a string of lights sparkle across the sea at night, the nearest landfall is Australia! Voyage is part of a small, exclusive community comprising a handful of private villas along the beach and raised on the cliff. Next door is the Beach Club at Sandy Bay with it’s charming, quiet, beachfront restaurant and brand, new Glo spa. Across the bay is the spectacular rock formation of Devil’s Tear, scene of crashing waves and plumes of white-tipped foam. A pleasant ten minute stroll along the cliff-top path – populated by pandan plants and the occasional cow – is Dream Beach with it’s popular café and swimming beach; a fifteen minute walk in the other direction are the restaurants and bars of Mushroom Beach.
Villa Voyage is located at Sandy Bay (if I recall correctly) which has a great view of the Devil's Tears on the left of the bay.
Crashing waves offer a dramatic view daily. We were advised not to go swimming out in the bay but a few of us still decided to check it out on one of the days when the tide and waves were ok for swimming/snorkelling/freediving. I wouldn't recommend swimming there unless you're a strong swimmer (we didn't see anyone else swimming out there during our stay), but I thoroughly enjoyed our 30 minutes out in the bay with a little overhang on the right of the bay which you can swim under (not too much of an issue for surfers or freedivers). Do wear booties or water shoes as the entry points there are rocky.
Sunsets on the beach right in front of the villa were brilliant.
We were there in December which is supposed to be the rainy season, but apart from the one day which was mostly rained out, the showers were intermittent - we could have been really lucky. Being cautious about having bad weather for whole trip, we took the first opportunity after a short rain to walk to the Devil's Tears. There are rock pools there, with a few blowholes about, and these are probably the best sights you'll have, and shouldn't miss, on Lembongan.
There are 5 rooms with 4 of them in the main villa (the rooms on the 2nd floor had the best views and are the most spacious ones with balconies, whilst the master bedroom had a huge bathroom area and bathtub) with the last standalone room near the entrance to the villa.
The villa's amenities were good and there were 2 bluetooth portable speakers UE Boom and Bose Soundlink (music is crucial for us) which we were able to bring around everywhere in the villa.
The staff were also spot on with the cleaning, quick with the provision of beach/pool towels when they saw us ready to jump into the pool (saltwater - I imagine it must be difficult to have the amount of fresh water transported there and most if not all of the pools in Lembongan are probably saltwater pools), and always ready to make your stay there as comfortable as possible. There are also floats for kids and adults alike to properly lounge in the pool.
The inhouse chef makes good Indonesian cuisine - we're fussy with our food as with most Singaporeans but we enjoyed the Indonesian food on offer. Just next to the villa is a beach club which we ordered take out for one of our dinners during our stay, and they serve decent western food - pizzas and the like.
Special mention has to go to Made, the manager of the villa, who was everpresent without ever being intrusive. Every detail was taken care of for all of us - we've stayed in many villas in bali previously but Made was absolutely first class and definitely impressed us with his care for the guests, and for me at least, was the best manager I've encountered to-date.
I didn't given a 5-star rating for our stay for two reasons: (1) it stormed overnight on our first night, and water leaked from the roof into the two 2nd floor rooms. I informed Made of this the next morning, since the water actually leaked onto one of the beds and a couple of us obviously didn't sleep well. This was probably a one-off as it was a proper storm that night, and we didn't have any issues the rest of our stay. I do think however that the waterproofing for the roofs should be improved. (2) there were a few electrical sockets which jut out from the floor in the living room area - to me this are design flaws, as it could cause guests to trip on them. One of these floor sockets was also not properly installed/protected and caused a mild shock to one of our friends who accidentally touched it. This is a safety issue which I believe definitely has to be rectified, but knowing Made, he will or has probably already taken steps to sort this out with the villa owners.
All in all, we definitely enjoyed our stay here and if we do return to Lembongan in a big enough group as we did this time, we would definitely stay here again.
Very kind staff and great service! Always available and ready to help with anything. Nice view! Love the ambience of the living room too. Thankyou villa voyage we're all so happy :)
Villa Voyage, Nusa Lembongan is a 4+1 bedroom upmarket absolute beachfront villa. 4 Bedrooms are in the main villa with 3 having sea view. There is a bedroom in the annex in the garden.
We were 11 (8 adults and 3 children) who traveled to Lembongan. We had a ball of a time at the villa. The villa has a nice sized pool, nice living room and dining room (not air conditioned - it would have been great to have that during mid day, when it gets hot. The deck areas were absolutely super. While overall, I would rate the villa a 4+, there were a few maintenance issues and a rat to deal with a couple of nights.
Pak Made, the villa manager is an absolute delight. I believe there is nothing he said no to and was ever available to assist us and guide us, organizing motorbikes, boat rides, return tickets and and other island visits. I think by himself he makes up for all the minor glitches in the villa.
The cook was average by our standards, especially since he was cooking at an upmarket villa. I am not sure whether he did not have access to ingredients, was limited in cuisine and menu options - though he did try to please us. Breakfast was never a problem, we did struggle a bit for a couple of other meals. But he too was always happy to cook anytime and always. The other staff and security were always there in the background, ensuring the villa was maintained clean, we had clean towels, beds turned down/up etc. They turned up when needed and disappeared into the background leaving us to our privacy.
Overall a great stay.. nice villa, superior views.
We had a wonderful stay at villa Voyage. The villa layout is perfect for entertainment with a fantastic outdoor deck area, decor was tastefully done and view on sandy bay beach/Devil's point is breathtaking. The rooms are spacious, Sam the villa chef at the time cooked great indonesian dishes and the staff were helpful. Sandy Beach Club is right next door so it's convenient. The only drawback is the beach is not swimmable (quite trecherous) but there is Dream beach about 5 minutes away.
Nusa Lembongan is a perfect quiet get away from Bali and diving/snorkeling is fantastic there.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Voyage. Villa Manager Kadek was extremely friendly and very helpful. He helped us to organize private sunset yoga session and scooters for our stay. He also told us about all the best spots to explore on the magical Island of Nusa Lembongan. The villa itself was stunning and tastefully decorated. Loved the pool overlooking the ocean. Thanks so much for an amazing stay!
My family and I traveled to Nusa Lembongan in February 2015 and stayed for 5 nights. We were picked up from our hotel in Legian and taken to the boat where we were met by Kadek. Everything we according to plan.
The trip from the boat to the Villa once on Lembongan was a little daunting. But.... We were blown away by our first glimpse of the Villa. From the very outset, the appearance of the villa was once of opulence and indulgence. The grounds are very pretty and once in the Villa, the pool and beach were like something out of a magazine. We found the Villa to have everything we could ask for and more. The decor was very tasteful and invited relaxation. Books scattered throughout, games, DVD's and plenty of places to simply soak up the ambiance and sunshine.
For us, the most outstanding part of our stay by far, were the staff. The cleaners were like Ninja's, - quiet, quick and very thorough. Nothing was ever out of place and we were more than satisfied by the cleanliness of the Villa. The chef and kitchen hands were amazing and the food was beyond compare. We all put on weight. Led by Mr Kadek, our every need was catered for and to say he went above and beyond the call of duty would be an understatement. Kadek saw to it that we were all safe and sound and nothing was too much trouble for him. He was on hand to see to it that we were fed, watered, comfortable and that we wanted for nothing. He made our holiday perfect.
I would recommend Villa Voyage to anyone wanting to get away from the chaos of Bali. If its relaxation and attention to detail your looking for in a getaway, this is the place to go. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Villa Voyage is one of the most beautiful villas Ive stayed in Bali and around, with a lot of attention to details. Bedrooms are designed in Glamping style - I loved it!) Magical location with ocean waves in front of you 24h. Good service and excellent chef! Pure bliss and relax! Wish could stay there longer.
What a wonderfully relaxing stay our party enjoyed at VV.
Top class facilities are supported by fantastic staff who made our stay delightful.
Poolside cocktails and delicious cuisine with sunset ocean views.
Pricey, but well worth it!
The web site for this property promised much and I'm delighted to report that al, the promises where fulfilled and indeed exceeded. Villa voyage is a truly magical destination.
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