Info : Villa Markisa
Situated beneath one of Bali’s most famous volcanos Gunung Agung, Villa Markisa is a charming and intimate beach side resort. Just minutes away from numerous famed dive sites, this hotel has its very own onsite dive centre allowing guests to explore the extensive array underwater sites North-East Bali has to offer.
With access to coral reefs including world-famous ‘Seraga Secretes’ macro-dive site, as well as access to the shipwrecked ‘USS Liberty’, Villa Markisa is ideal for all divers wanting to explore Bali’s underwater worlds and nature. Night dives are also available on request.
The hotel offers a range of accommodation, from the spacious standard rooms and bungalows up to the two bedroom Villa Sonea, all of which look out over the tropical garden, pool and sea. All bungalows have open air bathrooms and private gardens, and all but one of the standard rooms have their own balcony or terrace. Rooms are decorated in a modern Balinese style, remaining very open, airy and bright.
The hotel restaurant is found across a small lily pond offering mainly Balinese and Indonesian specialities, with a few European dishes as well. A small bar may be found by the edge of the beach, for those wanting to relax after a dive or watch the sunset behind the horizon.
A communal infinity pool and jacuzzi area is set in front of the main resort building, with views out over the ocean. Villa Markisa also has a traditional Balinese spa, library room and large screen for viewing movies for the guest’s entertainment.
Superior - This is what we would describe as our standard category. These will be decent 3/4* hotels providing a really good level of service. We would generally expect them to be providing a little something extra, in terms of character, guest experience or facilities too.
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Six great and amazingly different hotels - we would happily recommend any of them. We had three excellent guides as well. And we lost track of the number of "Wow" moments. In addition to the obvious, including Paramban, Borobodur and Bromo, we would add our tour of the markets + rickshaw ride in Malang, and having coffee with Mr Rai at the Agung Rai Gallery in Bali. Our guide in Bali, Otok (?) was excellent at explaining local culture, and we left an offering at his family shrine.