I spent what I can only describe as my best couple of weeks in Bali so far at Pondok Nyoman. Absolutely stunning place and host- all round fabulous. The untainted views of the rice fields and mountains are breathtaking, the rooms are spacious and cleaned to high standards, the WiFi is strong throughout/ good enough for digital nomading. The gardens are delightfully designed, the atmosphere is serene, and there are well laid out places to eat and socialise. There even is a mini gym and area to practice yoga in- a wonderful add-on to the infinity pool for exercise!
The level of care I received from Nyoman and team was the highlight however- nothing was ever too much and all I could possibly need during my stay was handled directly from Pondok. Food, refreshments, laundry, massages- all arranged effortlessly and in a timely manner. For trips (no less than 10 sites worth checking out within 30 mins drive!), Nyoman even connected me with trusted drivers/ tour guides in the area so I could make the most of my visit in full confidence- as a solo traveller I felt very safe and looked after during every single outing. Last but not least, amenities nearby are good too- traditional market, minimarts, ATMs, plus a nice selection of warungs and restaurants available on foot if you're looking to try something different.
All in all, if you're passing in the area or looking for a bit of a retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the south like me, then please do not hesitate to give Pondok a chance to wow you. You'll find a home away from home, a sense of belonging, and the most loving embrace from Nyoman - a kind and caring man whose life story I bet will also inspire you.
Bapa Nyoman, thank you again for everything, from the bottom of my heart. Until we meet again, Ibu Doktor 💛