What The Press Say
Frommer’s Bali & Lombok
“If paradise existed, it can’t be far from this” is what one guest wrote in the guest book here, and how right he is. It is hard to find fault with the lavishly decorated bedrooms in warm, earthy tones filled with artifacts, furniture and pictures lovingly collected by the owner from her world travels. The adjoining spa is an ideal place to shake off the stresses of life in the most luxurious way possible. With additional personal touches like free drop-offs to the beach in an old Volkswagon convertible, daily afternoon tea, and fruit sticks at 11am wherever you are, this little gem is hard to leave.
Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok
" ...A charming and intimate little hideaway."
Fodor's (USA), Bali and Lombok
“Walk through the stone temple doorway, and you're magically transported into a Mediterranean hideaway right in the middle of Jimbaran, just steps from the beach."
"Top Ten Bali Villas - Of all the luxurious holiday houses described here, none comes closer to the classical concept of true villa than the recently opened Shaba."August/September 2007
"The Villa Balquisse is an exquisite tropical retreat set admist a picturesque coconut groove...2006-07 Edition
Paris Premiere & Voyage
Seen on TVDecember 2006
Weekend le Vif l'Express
"Un havre de paix avec bougainvillées surplombant une piscine bleu outremer..."July 2005
Le goût du voyage, l'appel des îles "Lescharmes cachés de la Villa Balquisse..."May 2003
"Bali Chambres avec vue. La plus célèbre des Îles indonésiennes a chassé ses démons..."August 2003
l'art de Voyager
"Pour quelques instants de repos dans le jardin de la Villa Balquisse..."September 2001
"...Discover the resort's delightful and serene Henna Spa set above lotus pond..."2004-05 Edition
"Voyages. Sites exotiques et noces magiques... La Villa Balquisse, cocooning garanti..."January 2002
Frommer’s Bali & Lombok
"This charming restaurant opens onto the fertile gardens of the Villa Balquisse. This is no haute cuisine, it’s honest from the heart cooking. For appetizers, it can be hard to choose from a selection of dishes like light and fresh Scallop Carpaccio with lime and olive oil marinade; New Zealand lamb and mint rolls; and Moroccan salad, a blend of vegetables, Olives, feta and herbs. Two pages of main courses offer Balinese delights like roasted duck with spinach, star anise chicken on ginger risotto, and the popular lamb kebabs with couscous and vegetables. For dessert, it was hard to resist the almond pear tart and delicious selection of homemade ice-cream”.
Rough Guides – Eating In Bali
Asam Garam JI Uluwatu18X Price: Mains Rp50,000–125,000. Classy international cuisine at this secluded spot in the gardens of boho-chic Villa Balquisse. The menu ranges from tuna sashimi to lamb medallions and there's a kids' menu.