This hotel is incredible, you have your own pool in your own villa complex with a kitchen and huge bathroom. Definately the most luxurious place we've ever stayed. Food was incredible and staff friendly and helpful
This place is situated in such an amazing view. Right by the ocean. We stayed in a villa with as a group of 6. We had amazing massages. This is a quiet resort and we may have been a little loud, but they were still very welcoming.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wished we had taken longer. Wayan (head chef) was such a lovely person to meet and being introduced to the owners and being blessed in their private home temple was an honour and priviledge we will never forget. We will be returning to this magical Hotel for sure as was one of the best hotel stays I have ever experienced. The dining was superb and the staff couldn't do enough for us. Thankyou Arya Amed for some wonderful moments and memories.
Lots of people who stayed at the same time as us also extended their stay here, it's very relaxing. Only downsides (at a push) was air conditioning not being very strong so the room was hot at night and there's only one lounger outside your room - pretty minor. Snorkelling along the beach is amazing, food in area is good.
Before we write this glowing review, two things you need to realise:
1) Baliku is 2hrs 30mins from the airport.
2) Banyunin, the village that Baliku is in, has a pebble beach i.e. the beach just outside Baliku's door is pebble. However, if you walk just 5-10mins around the corner northwards, you can have a lovely small sand beach to yourselves. You just have to scale down a makeshift, overgrown path and scramble back up it when you're done.
The Hotel is amazing: Room beautiful - plenty of room for 2 adults and 3 kids; breakfast superb - especially the black rice pudding; food generally excellent; the swimming pool is so lovely; but it's the staff that really make it. They were just so very kind and helpful. You really get to know them and learn about their village and culture. The village is just next door too.
The pebble beach has the sunken Japanese shipwreck just off the coast which is spectacular. The snorkelling is generally amazing. The sea is clean, coral is huge, fish are plentiful.
There are good restaurants at both the Kawi Karma bungalow place on the beach and Eka Purnama next door to Baliku. Made on the beach will do you a good deal on snorkel rental. He's a lovely guy.
You have to go 2 1/2 hours but it's so worth it because what you experience is much richer.
After travelling to Bali more than 15 times this was the best stay ever and so comfortable, I would highly recommend it to everyone. They are refurbishing it this year when it is already perfect, the staff were great and we were so cared for every day was a special day, thanks to all the Staff at The Bali Shangrila Beach Club.
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