Batu Tangga is a truly luxurious experience. The Villa is beautiful, light and airy.
2 huge bedrooms downstairs to easily accommodate 2 families. And a double bedroom with ensuite upstairs.
The living, dining area is truly amazing. Huge, with views you could only dream of. Paradise. We even saw a pod of dolphins swim by and a whale was spotted the week before we came.
But the villas best feature is Sari. The beautiful housekeeper who caters to your every need. She will organise massages, transport, diving and snorkelling beauty treatments.
She is an amazing home cook and for very reasonable rates will cook the very best Balinese food in Amed. Any meals you want. She even managed to get us mint for our mojitos! Sari met our special request of a whole fresh fish to barbeque securing a large fresh tuna fish which her husband barbequed for us to eat with Saris veggies and rice. Best dinner we had. Make sure you try Saris dada gating. Pancakes rolled in coconut and brown sugar. Ummm delicious
The fridge is stocked with tonic soda and bintangs you can buy.
The pool is beautiful with to die for views of the ocean. Meticulously maintained by Maddea and his crew.
All in all we had an experience we will never forget thanks to Sari and all the wonderful staff who look after Batu Tangga.
Allen the owner is an excellent communicator by email and was patient as we tried to decide whether to come as Agung continued to grumble(it slept all the time we were there).
Amed is a safe place to come. The people there are missing their visitors.
We were 2 couples, and stayed at Batu Tangga for 8 days when we were in the Amed area. First, I will say the booking was very easy, Allen was very easy to communicate with, had some great recommendations, and though him, we made arrangements for a pickup from the airport. Upon arrival, the villa took our breath away. There were two huge bedrooms on the lower level, each with en-suite bathrooms, a queen (king?) size bed, and two single beds. The third bedroom was on the upper level along with the kitchen and sitting area. This bedroom also had its own on-suite, but only 1 bed as it was the smaller bedroom of the 3. Because of the solid construction and layout of the villa, each couple had total and absolute privacy in the large bedrooms.
The grounds were very well kept, the pool was wonderful for a refreshing dip, and the comfort provided by on site security was very thoughtful (though we didn't ever feel we needed it in the Amed area).
The location is fabulous for a quiet restful vacation. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, and one that had a live band playing on Saturday night. Though if you are looking for night life, this may not be the place for you (or you can arrange for a driver).
And finally, the last feature that made our stay so magical... that was Sari. Sari is the housekeeper / house manager / cook that comes with the house. She made us the very best meals (for very very reasonable prices), was happy to offer advice or opinions when we asked, and arranged cars, day trips for us. But above all else, she has a welcoming personality and a great sense of humour and sparkle. This is the first time any of us have booked accommodations that come "with staff" and we weren't sure how comfortable we would be with it. But Sari helped us get over that very quickly.
Don't be concerned by the small number of reviews on Tripadvisor. You can search Batu Tangga on other 'vacation rental' sites and you will find plenty of reviews, all of them glowing.