My husband and I have always wanted a Balinese wedding and we stumbled upon Villa Madu during our research. From the pictures on the website, it looks like a beautiful spot but it's a bit hard to gauge the layout of the property and the rooms. I corresponded with Adrienne over the past year and she very patiently answered all my questions.
When our group of 9 people arrived at the villa, we were simply blown away at how gorgeous this property is. I barely took pictures because they won't do this place justice. It is literally 5 minutes walk to the main road, and yet the villa is surrounded by lush green trees and nature. The main villa has two bedrooms, a large alcove and lots of living space, furnished with teak furnitures. There's two bungalows adjacent to the villa and if needed, there are also optional cottages that you can enquire about for really large groups. Not to mention, there are also gazebos and and little spots where you can have massages or afternoon teas.
While the property is stunning, it's the staff who made our stay unforgettable. We looked forward to the scrumptious breakfast everyday and Ibu Nurdi's sambal. Oh how we missed her cooking! The staff was always there attending to our every needs, even during the evening. Deepak helped us to organise an amazing Indian dinner at the villa and we ate in for dinner ever since.
For our wedding, they decorated the villa with palm leaves and marigold and made the BEST banquet I've ever had, complete with a nasi tumpeng feast, rindik music to set the mood and a Balinese dance. The staff even dressed up in Balinese costume and we were so happy they get to be part of our big day. We wanted an absolutely basic wedding surrounded by some frangipanis in the lush Bali outdoors and the villa surprised us with lovely mini frangipani centrepieces and a stunning flower arrangement in a local vase. We wished we could have brought it home with us to California.
We could not have been happier to stay at Villa Madu because it was truly the best stay I've ever had. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer. Thank you and suksuma for a memorable wedding and holiday! We will be back to Bali very soon.