My husband and I have just returned from a week at Villa Celagi. We had a glorious time and have fallen in love with the villa, the staff and Amed.
As others have said, the photos do not do the villa justice. It is far larger and more beautiful in real life and its position and views are spectacular. The sunrise was worth getting up early for each morning. We have not seen anything like it before.
The villa is within an easy drive several sights worth seeing. We were taken out for a day by Ketut, the driver recommended by the owners of the villa, and had a wonderful time. He is lovely and very knowledgeable and we would recommend him. He also met us at the airport and drove us to Amed.
Wayan, the host and cook, is lovely and took great care of us, preparing tasty and plentiful breakfasts each morning. Her nasi goreng was the best we had during our stay – and we had several! She clearly takes pride in hosting guests and taking care of the villa and was happy to help us with whatever we needed.
The garden and outdoor area is a credit to Komang who came each day to water or clean the pool.
We love that the villa is a little out of the busier stretch of Amed. There are several great restaurants within walking distance of the villa. We ate at Trattoria and Komang John’s at Blue Moon and they were both great. We also enjoyed several massages each at the spa at Aqua Terrace – all great. We didn’t hire scooters but were taken by a driver to restaurants and other places that weren’t within walking distance. Some of the restaurants offer a pick up and drop off service as well so being without transport wasn’t an issue.
Thank you, Theresia and Jonathon, for a perfect week. Your villa and staff are amazing and we look forward to returning.
We, family of 4, stayed 14 days in Amed in Villa Celagi. Beforehand we read all the reviews, in real it is even better. The house is top, 2 big bedrooms with their own bathroom; huge living room. Then the pool - excellent. 15m long, so we were able to swim. The view from the pool is.. cant even describe it.
The cook, Wayan, is lovely. Every morning she served breakfast. At least once a day, either lunch or dinner, Wayan prepared the meals for us. Her cooking was very good, that is the reason why we ate so often in the Villa. Ketut the driver, knows a lot about hindu-culture!
A perfect, private haven to relax, with enormous 180degree views over the ocean, watching the sunrise and the colourful sails of the fishing boats coming to shore, against the silhouette of Lombok. After a swim in the truly enormous pool to work off Wayan’s equally enormous breakfast, the bale was a perfect place for a siesta, lulled by the sound of the waves below. Easy, short walk to the Japanese shipwreck for snorkeling & diving, and to good restaurants (Komeng John’s, Acquaterrace & Trattoria) and also good cheap warungs. Very large, clean bedrooms and bathrooms, with comfy beds and good aircon. We had good reliable wifi connection while there. Wayan looked after us wonderfully well, and she and manager Dirta were helpful with all our needs, including ordering delivery of groceries, in-villa massages, ttransport and restaurant bookings.
We stayed for 6 days in late April and really enjoyed the Villa. The view is amazing and worth the trip from the south. Waking up early to watch the sunrise will stay with me for long time, absolutely amazing. Watching the silhouette of Lombok and the fishing boats returning in the morning was definitely a highlight. Then watching Lombok disappear later in the day is definitely worth watching. As you can see I spent a few hours each day just sitting on the day bed and watching the amazing scenery.
Wayan is an amazing cook and very friendly and helpful.
Everything was better than expected.
Where to start. One of the most perfect holiday houses we’ve ever been to. Everything was simply amazing. The villa is beautiful, modern, open, super clean. You wake up, you get out of your heavenly bed, you walk up to the porch and there it is: the most beautiful view you could wish for. The pool is lovely as well and you have complete privacy. And you can swim in the pool while watching the ocean below, so what more do you want?
Then the staff. Wayan is super friendly and an amazing cook. We ate there almost every day and it was better than at the restaurants. The gardener keeps everything clean, from the pool to the garden below. It almost feels wrong to enjoy this level of luxury. We loved it. We’ll definitely come back.