“A spectacular eyrie: peaceful suites and villas on a remote coffee estate above the north coast, offering a taste of rural Bali”
The 9 self-contained Villas and 3 Garden Suites are spread out across 4 acres of the plantation, so expect lots of privacy. The style is comfortable but simple: unembellished wooden furniture, marble bathrooms and mosquito nets over kingsize beds. The focus is firmly on the outside - bathrooms (all with tubs and showers) have skylights, and walls of glass are tickled by lush foliage. There is no air con but it is breezy up here so you don't need it.
Every villa and suite is different, but all have spectacular views over rice paddies, flower meadows and jungle to the distant sea. We loved our 1-Bedroom Pool Villa for its complete seclusion (and its pool and hot tub!), but we were also taken with the entry-level Garden Suites - they’re spacious and awash with sunlight, and their sea-facing terraces are completely private, despite them sitting in a block. For families and groups, there are larger villas with 2 or 4 ensuite bedrooms (some twins) plus glass-walled living areas.
The restaurant’s name, MiMPi, means 'dream' in Balinese and, while the simple décor (white stone walls and wooden furniture) verges on the plain, the food lives up to the name - and then some. Most produce is grown on the plantation, and you can taste it - even the lettuce in our beetroot salad was an education in just how juicy a fresh leaf can be.
Lunch, taken with the glass doors open onto the infinity pool and Java Sea, is a healthy feast of fruit juices and local favourites such as nasi goring. Make sure you save space for the 6-course tasting menus at dinner, though: one Balinese, and one Western fusion (which change regularly). The Balinese spread, in particular, is superlative - our bebek gurih (a local take on Peking duck) and fish satay on lemongrass skewers were perfectly flavoured and beautifully presented.
For breakfast, you’ve a choice of Balinese, Indonesian or Western menus. Drinks are available poolside and from the bar or lobby throughout the day - and, of course, the home-roasted coffee is on tap.
Families are welcome: the accommodation has plenty of space, and child-friendly activities (kite making, movies, Balinese dress-up) are laid on daily. Just bear in mind that this is a remote, rural resort, and older kids might get bored. The atmosphere is quiet and laid-back, and during our stay the majority of guests were couples or groups of adults.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
All accommodation can fit a baby cot or rollaway bed. Families are encouraged to book the 2-Bedroom Coffee Villa (sleeping 4-6) or 2-Bedroom Pool Villa (sleeping 4), though the latter’s infinity pool means young ones need supervision. The 4-Bedroom Pool Villa can sleep 8-10 in 4 bedrooms.
Available on request
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The restaurant has a kids’ menu
The site is hilly with plunging drops, so keep an eye on roving little ones