VILLA COCOA MAYA
If you are looking for the best beachside location on the East side of Bali, then this is it! The water is beautiful (swimmable, clear, clean) with some nice sand lending to beach walking, although not a vast beach, adequate for strolling....what can I say about the house? Stunning views from all four bedrooms with the joglo suite the icing on the cake! Panoramic views, beautiful furnishings and baths. It will surprise you that you will come down a lane like road with a small working farm to find this treasure. Be sure to book through the house an excursion with their boatman to blue lagoon and white sand beach! Best of all is the staff that are warm, accommodating and help to make your stay a trip and time to remember (from the gardener, house keeping/cooks and house manager) a big thank you.
Lindsay, Canada, October 2019, as reviewed on TripAdvisor
Perfect for a large family
A villa that is perfect for a vacation with a large family. The swimming pool is nice, located on the edge of the beach which is very clear water. Also there are 2 canoes which adds to the excitement of playing in the water. Spacious family room, amazingly comfortable room. The location is close to interesting attractions in Karangasem Regency, Bali.
Arif, Indonesia, October 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb (translated from Bahasa using Google Translate)
Superb beachfront villa
First and foremost, the location of Villa Cocoa Maya is magnificent, right on the beach front at Candidasa. The vista out to the reef and beyond is enhanced by the colourful local fishing boats which launch every morning and return with the daily catch. All rooms in the villa are huge - especially the top floor unit with incredible views from the wrap around balcony. We also appreciated the characterful decor as the villa is dressed with local and international furniture and artwork. The pool and the many seating/lounging areas in the garden provided plenty of spaces to enjoy quiet moments or get together for conversation and meals. All in all, the property was perfect for our family group of seven, needing some rest and relaxation after the busyness of our daughter's wedding.
David S, Melbourne, Australia, September 2019, as reviewed on TripAdvisor
5-star luxury, book it!
My family and I had a truly exceptional stay and we cannot thank Komang and her team enough for their wonderful service - nothing was too much trouble, the villa was spotless, the food absolutely outstanding and finding many willing hands to play with my 7month old baby was the most fantastic surprise! The villa was enormous, the views and the garden divine. We couldn’t believe how beautiful the beach was with crystal clear calm water and genuinely excellent reef snorkelling literally steps from the shore. The villa provided snorkelling kit and kayaks to use, another great touch. We ate all of our meals at the villa and the menu was varied and of restaurant quality. 5 star luxury, book it, you won’t be disappointed.
Bonnie, September 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb
Best of Bali
One of the best places in Bali! If you stay here, you will not be disappointed. Komang and the team were just amazing. Best of Bali!
Jessica, September 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb
Great food and service
Great stay experience. The scenery of the villa is very beautiful, you can feel the beautiful scenery in the room or in the garden. The villa offers great food and service and is very tasty. The service provided by the butler Komang was perfect and helped us book a local restaurant. Don't miss out here, stay away from the red card attractions and enjoy your holiday.
Andy, China, August 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb (translated from Chinese using Google Translate)
We highly recommend this villa
Our time at Cocoa Maya was outstanding in every sense of our experience with the exceptional staff (and especially the gracious and beautiful Komang) affording us the most incredible hospitality and genuine comfort. The food was sensational and the correct balance of privacy and activity was extraordinary. This amazing home was perfect for the eight of us staying together with private and communal areas for every time of day. We highly recommend this villa.
Bronwyn, July 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb
Beautiful villa, beautiful staff
Our family of 7 stayed in Villa Cocoa Maya just a few weeks ago. Our daughter arranged the trip and accommodations.After thinking we might not make it here, because of an airline strike it was nice to arrive! After five nights here we traveled to Villa Sagitta in Ubud for five nights. Both Villas owned by the same owners. The owners live in South Africa, and I understand there is a third Villa somewhere else in Bali. We had a driver pick us up and upon our arrival at the villa we were met by the lovely Komang and her staff. Komang and Kutuck (? spelling) and other staff were so very nice and actually very loving. We all enjoyed chatting with the staff and asking them questions. They felt part of the family. There were seven of us, which included our 6 year old grandson. There are three floors on the villa, so my daughters and husband all took a different floor. We had the first floor, as we are the parents, older, and bad knees! I loved our room. The view from the deck area and the living room are breathtaking. All rooms have ocean view. The attention to the decor in the villa is amazing. So many beautiful art pieces, wonderful decor throughout. Komang and staff made breakfast everyday, there was a large variety to chose from, fresh fruit, strong Bali coffee and tea. We had lunch several times at the villa also. We tried several restaurants in town for dinner, and once had food delivered. The restaurants are close by, so you can walk or the driver can take you there. All rooms had a simple cotton robes for the guest as well as sarongs. It was enjoyable to eat breakfast outside on the deck every day. Wonderful view and grounds to enjoy. Komang could not have been sweeter if she tried. My husband ended up getting sick our last day and she made strong tea and took one of my daughters into town to get some medicine. Just a lovely person, the owner is very lucky to have her, as well as Kutuck. There was a gal name Madee also, and the driver/grounds person. I am sorry I don't remember their names as I should have written the review from the villa, so I could remember. I noticed someone said there was no hair dryer. I thought this also, but asked Komang and she showed me where it was in our bedroom! A beautiful stay. We took many picture, but don't see a place to share pictures.
teacher34, June 2019, as reviewed on TripAdvisor
Very satisfied with this villa
Very satisfied to be able to stay in this villa, the scenery is really great, the service is also very satisfactory. You can snorkel when you go out. The children have a good time. You can also find nearby fishermen to take them fishing, you can let the housekeeper arrange meals, you can also buy your own food to cook, there are many delicious restaurants nearby. It's 90 minutes away from the airport and Kuta Beach. It can be shuttled by car. It's very convenient.
吕, China, June 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb
Amazing view and hospitality!
Eileen, May 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb
We have just left Cocoa Maya Villa after 4 nights. We are a group of 8 couples, family and friends. As soon as we walked in it was just wow, wow and more wows! The attention to detail is impeccable. Everyday we would notice another detail in the villa or the beautiful well kept garden. The views in the morning from all the rooms is just breathtaking. As we are all from London and suburbs, it's the respite we needed. Our stay was made perfect by the attention of the villa's staff. We are not holidaymakers that are familiar with a serviced villa so it took a while to get used to being waited on. They are all friendly and nothing too much trouble and served with a smile. The staff are so discreet you will not notice their presents unless you need something. We will miss Cocoa Maya and if we do ever get the opportunity in the future we would most certainly return. The only criticism we would offer, and this is intended to be constructive for the owners, is we would like to have seen the staff in a more comfy seating/resting area in their quarters. It seemed rather sparse for the amount of hours they work. The other is the approach to the villa could do with some attention. The route down is very muddy and uneven and would look great if it could be paved, or anything to make it more welcoming and in tune with the quality of the villa. We are sure the locals would welcome this too that live nearby. Thank you for making our Bali adventure so amazing with your stunning villa.
Charlie1992, London, April 2019, as reviewed on TripAdvisor
Absolute waterfront villa
Great location with fishing boats at the doorstep, kayaking and snorkelling straight out front with views of the bay and nearby rocky outcrops and islands. Komang and her friendly staff are always on hand for any assistance. We also recommend the inhouse massages. Walking distance to nearby bars and restaurants. Will visit again.
559plc, Gold Coast, Australia, March 2019, as reviewed on TripAdvisor
Very satisfied with this villa
The villa was the perfect location for a reunion of 14 childhood besties! It is beautifully located right on the beach, with magnificent views from all the bedrooms and the living room. We had all our meals beside the pool and overlooking the sea. Being able to just walk out of the garden into a beautiful, coral-filled sea (the beach in front of the house never seemed to have more than about 8 other people at most) was magical. The villa has two kayaks - and kayaking at sunset was an unforgettable experience! Komang and her staff were amazing - nothing was too much trouble and they were warm, hospitable and super competent. The food cooked in the villa was delicious: we had a feast of slow-cooked duck one night and scrumptious breakfasts every day. They were great about organizing and recommending things - for example, they helped to organize transport from the airport and for excursions, they brought in delicious Nasi Champur and other food we wanted to try out, organized massages and provided restaurant recommendations. The villa is beautifully designed and furnished, and makes the most of its amazing location. The open-air shower on the top floor is quite an experience! Everything in the house is tasteful and artistic, yet practical and functional. Staying at Villa Cocoa Maya is a completely relaxing and restful experience, and we are so grateful to Komang and her colleagues for giving us a wonderful holiday. Also before we even arrived in Bali, Mailie and Lauren helped immensely with our planning, always available and accommodating our many requests and changes of plans which helped to make this an unforgettable experience.
Nilakshi, February 2019, as reviewed on Airbnb
Best Airbnb experience ever!
This is the most wonderful Airbnb experience I have ever had. The house was more beautiful than the photo. I wish I could have been there longer. Thank you Mailie and Komang.
Ye, December 2018, as reviewed on Airbnb
Better than expected, exceptional staff
I can't say enough good things. We had such an amazing time! They made arrangements for getting around, for scooter rental and other reservations so easy! I hope I am lucky enough to return someday! Komang and her team are THE BEST!
FadiH284 2018, November 2018, as reviewed on TripAdvisor
Our best stay in Bali!
Absolutely amazing!!! Our best stay in Bali!
Lucia, December 2018, as reviewed on Airbnb
Best Airbnb experience ever!
Villa Cocoa Maya is an absolutely stunning place to stay at. The Villa in real (life) is much better than the pictures suggest and we really enjoyed our stay there. Here are some more details: We were travelling with 3 small kids (twins of 3 and a daughter of 5 years) and stayed at the villa for 1 week. In total we spent 5 weeks on Bali in 3 different villas. Cocoa Maya was a real "pearl" and our favorite place of the 3 villas we stayed at. To be transparent, it was also the most expensive one of the 3. However, the money was spent well. The villa is quite superb, both in the way it's constructed and where it is built. We spent hours in the pool and at the beach. The beachfront (white sand directly in front of the villa) is perfect for kids as the water isn't deep and you can walk in for about 50 meters. Also, there are no big waves, which allowed our kids to happily play in the water. We did various smaller trips and can definitely recommend going to the White Beach, which is a beautiful place with a scenic trip going there. We really enjoyed the fact that in the area around the villa there are many very good restaurants. They are in walking distance (if not they usually provide pickup / return service for free). We also had lunch (few times) and dinner (one time) at the Villa which was excellent. As our other accommodations didn't have restaurants around them however, we enjoyed the possibility to go out for dinner. The staff was also very attentive and accommodating. The Villa is kept very tidy and all the rooms are breathtaking. The garden is beautiful and well maintained. During our stay we were fortunate to be part of a holy celebration that took place in the villa. This allowed us to get very memorable insights into the Balinese culture and is something we will not forget. It was also an incredible event for our kids and they loved the buzz that took place at the Villa. The whole place is so nice that we will definitely try to return and recommend it to anyone. With 5 people we had more space than necessary and I think that even with 2 large families (5 people each), the Villa is big enough.
Steffen, November 2018, as reviewed on Airbnb
An unforgettable holiday
Perfect home in a perfect place, with a wonderful staff ! We spend unforgettable holidays in this house !!
Julie, November 2018, as reviewed on Airbnb