‘Very special and great value’ is how our reporter, Cessa Moore, describes these north-west Bali serviced villas, cottages and suites with a view down the beautiful gardens to the sea. There’s a pool, of course, and a well-run spa. Food is inexpensive and delicious; on the wine list you’ll find the reasonably priced, drinkable, local Hatton chardonnay. Visit the little offshore island Meng for top snorkelling and diving.
Northern Bali is unspoiled compared with the south, protected by marine conservation parks, and with a superb mountain backdrop.