Perhaps the best thing about Majapahit Beach Villas, and by extension Villa Maya (one of the cluster of three fully serviced luxury villas that make up Majapahit, the others being villas Nataraja and Raj, is its isolation. Standing on the absolute seafront timber deck that Villa Samudra calls its front door, with the spray from the waves teasing you slightly backwards with every crash, it’s easy to forget you don’t have this island all to yourself. Think Cathy and Heathcliff, wrapped in the drama of the wild and stormy Yorkshire moors … only translated onto the stark beauty of the black volcanic sand beaches and swirling waves of Ketewel, Bali.
Of course, this very isolation, Villa Maya's biggest positive, could also be its biggest negative. It really depends on how much you want to show off that teensy weensy bikini of your own, or whether you’re here for total rest and relaxation, an escape from the masses. Besides, Wuthering Heights wouldn’t have had anything like the comfort of Villa Maya to boast of. With its four double ensuite bedrooms (one situated in an antique wooden Joglo with its own private garden, swimming pool and beachside deck); a lounge/dining area that opens up completely onto the jacuzzi, 16m x 4m pool, tropical garden, the sea and the tiny neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan beyond; a massage bale (gazebo) and an open air living/dining area – both within range of refreshing sea spray; poolside umbrellas and loungers and a private beachside deck with two massive daybeds, you’ll have a hard time choosing a spot to put your feet up.
Guests who book five nights or more at Majapahit Beach Villas are treated to a complimentary trip aboard the villas’ private traditional Balinese fishing boat (max 6 people) to idyllic snorkelling spot, The Blue Lagoon. The boat is also available for other fishing and sight-seeing trips for a reasonable fee.