Not only is Candidasa a refreshing escape from the south/east sides of Bali, Villa Barong is an oasis within an oasis.
The 3BR villa (Big Barong) was PERFECT in every way. Relatively newly built, it's as clean as a whistle, well facilitated, very private, and is located off the main strip, yet walking distance to restaurants and shops. The beach is also a short walk away, though is not the best swimming beach. This is not a huge problem, given the villa's well-sized pool and jacuzzi. The staff are very warm and hospitable and it felt like they were family by the end of our stay.
Would we come back next time? After a very enjoyable day snorkelling and with a belly full of magnificent local cuisine, I lay there by the pool in peaceful bliss, being served freshly squeezed papaya juice and thought, YES, we'll definitely be back.... Plus