I would heartily urge everybody to plan to have at least one stay in their lifetime at Villa Mathis – and to prepare yourself for many return visits as once will never be enough! From the first day of our six nights’ stay, we felt as if we’d walked into a kind of personal Eden. The grounds were full of arbours housing day beds, with all kinds of private relaxation areas nestling amongst the bird-filled trees, vividly coloured flowers and exotic vegetation. Chris and his team were wonderful: they were there when you needed them, discreet when not required and incredibly helpful, smiling and friendly all of the time. We took advantage of the “romantic night” offer and were given a pampering via massage and petal filled bath prior to a wonderful private meal served in fairytale candlelit surroundings. Even though the 18 bedded premises were apparently fully occupied during our stay, we could never have guessed – such is the design of the whole area. Our personal villa was spacious, comfortable and had beautiful décor. If you are looking for tranquility and balm to the soul – this is the place for you as it is out in the countryside but only a very inexpensive 10-15 minutes’ taxi ride away from Seminyak. I am sure there are still some glorious rooms and hideaway areas that we didn’t manage to discover – so we shall just have to go again!