People always say to me “why do you need a holiday? You live in Bali” yes it is true that I live on an beautiful island where its sunny and hot for nearly all of the year – surrounded by beautiful beaches, beach clubs, surf, sunshine and a spectacular sunset to take in with your significant other and a mojito every single night.
But when you live and work here – trust me you do need to escape the constant hustle and bustle that constantly goes on around you. And our go to escape is Nusa Lembongan – just a 30 minute boat ride from Bali – this island is pure paradise !
From the minute you step off the fast boat and your feet touch the soft white sand– you can literally feel any worries / stresses / tension disappear immediately from your body as the excitement of what you are seeing takes over you. This island is like pure magic – and I promise you – you will feel it.
There is a great choice of accommodation available on Lembongan – beach huts, resorts and villas – however, when we travel to Lembongan, one of the places we love to stay is Villa Lago.
The gorgeous friendly staff will meet you on the beach the moment the boat pulls up – each of them filled with big smiles – they will carry your suitcases along the winding path that leads to Lago. It is along this short walk that you will be totally awestruck by the spectacular views out to Lembongan Bay.
But wait …. Its all about to get even better – when that gate opens and you walk up that stone staircase….you will literally think you have died and arrived in heaven. Villa Lago is quite simply, spectacular.
Lago takes in jaw dropping views of the stunning bluer than blue Lembongan bay – other wise known as “playground” this is a true beach front villa – any closer and the waves from Coconut Beach will be lapping at your toes. I never ever get tired of the stunning outlook at Lago, it is truly mesmerizing. And to make it even more perfect – the view is bordered by a gorgeous “I want to dive in there right now” infinity pool and a lush manicured to perfection tropical garden. Heaven I tell you – HEAVEN.
The gorgeous open plan living is modern but with a very Balinese / Beach feel – the living areas have every up to the minute modern-day convenience that you would expect from this luxury beach pad. Something sweeps over you when you walk in – you really feel like the place is yours – its so very comfortable without being over the top – given that you are staying in a first class villa. And in true island style – it is an open villa – meaning wherever you are in the living / kitchen / dining area – the jaw dropping view is in sight – again HEAVEN.
There are 4 air-conditioned bedrooms, each one beautifully decorated in a subtle beach theme. 2 are downstairs and the other 2 bedrooms upstairs which your get to by an outside staircase – again – stop – and take in the view. Each bedroom faces the bay – so no matter where you are in this villa you have a stunning outlook – there will be no fighting over rooms here – everyone of them is GORGEOUS and each are extremely generous in size – all with their own bathroom – some with baths – all with outdoor showers – you will feel like you are in a tropical rainforest when you are taking a shower ! Not that I think you will use it –there is an entertainment room with a flat screen TV, dvd, Playstation – all air-conditioned. A dedicated massage room, bales where you lay back and read your book. Villa Lago has thought of everything – and this is exactly why we love our time here.
You will spend your day lounging in the pool looking out to all that is taking place in front of you, boats coming and going, surfers taking on Lacerations, Stand Up Paddle Boarders paddling past, the heads of snorkelers bobbing up in the bay. Then – the best part comes when the sun goes down – at villa lago you have front row seats to one of the most beautiful shows on earth – sunset – get ready it is amazing. And, if you are super lucky Mt Agung will pop out from behind the floating clouds to say hello – providing the most spectacular backdrop.
The beautiful staff are there to look after your every need – nothing is a problem for them. They can book you a boat to go snorkeling, make dinner reservations, order delicious take out from The Deck Café, organize a masseuse to relive your muscles of any tension – they are there to ensure your stay is Lago is an amazing one. And they do a fabulous job. Breakfast time is included and the staff lovingly make your breakfast and serve it to you every morning with their usual big smiles.
I can guarantee you will spend your days lazing around or in the pool taking in the beautiful surrounds, but if you do want to venture out, Coconuts beach is literally 30 steps away where you can swim in the blue water, lie in the white sand, hire a board for surfing or SUP, snorkel or even take in a nasi goreng from the locals situated right on the beach. The Deck café is a short stroll away – famous for their beach shack which just out over the water proving a spectacular vista. This place has great cocktails, food and coffee. If you want to explore a bit further – there is much to see and the staff at the Lago will be happy to help with suggestions. Everything is easy here.
There is something about this island that puts you in total relax mode the moment you arrive, the chilled out vibe, the friendly faces, the sunshine, the beautiful blue water, there is no and I mean NO traffic, the gorgeous beaches – everything is easy here – you will forget about your iPhone, your emails, your everything – you will step into island time very easily on this island paradise.
Villa Lago has absolutely everything you could want or need for a short getaway or an extended holiday as does the island of Nusa Lemongan. I can guarantee you, no matter how long you are staying for you will wish that you were staying longer.
Want to visit Lembongan or stay at Villa Lago – contact our friends at The Lembongan Traveller they will help you with everything from boat transfers, massages, snorkelling and of course accommodation.