Stunning 3 or 4-bedroom seafront villa, Candidasa
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Beach, Ocean, Town|
Description from the owner
Villa Cocoa Maya is a luxury villa on the Candidasa seafront, set just 20 metres back from one of the townâ€™s very few stretches of sand beach and within walkin distance of various top restaurants in Candi Dasa.. It has magnificent, sweeping views across the Lombok Strait and is home to a number of internationally celebrated dive sites. Decorated in an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional Balinese furniture, the luxurious furnishings and free-flowing architectural styling provide a relaxed and comfortable haven. The villaâ€™s four extremely spacious bedroom suites each have their own bathroom and large lounge areas with their own uns...Read more
Stunning 3 or 4-bedroom seafront villa, Candidasa
Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
Because of Candidasaâ€™s excellent position as the gateway to east Bali, there are many fascinating areas to visit if youâ€™ve had enough of lounging on the beach! Listed are a few of the sights surrounding Candidasa that are worth a visit:
Besakih Temple â€“ Baliâ€™s Hindu Mother Temple
Besakih Temple is about an hourâ€™s drive from the villa, through beautiful scenery. Besakih is the holiest and most important sacred site in Bali. The complex consists of 23 temples located one thousand metres up the slopes of the volcano Mount Agung, the tallest mountain in Bali. Ceremonies at Besakih, of which there are many, are a particularly spectacular sight.
Goa Lawah â€“ The Bat Temple
Less than a 10-minute drive from Villa Cocoa Maya lies the small but important temple of Goa Lawah. The temple is built just in front of a cave opening in the coastal cliffs and is home to thousands of fruit bats. Legend has it that it is also home to a giant dragon-like snake called Basuki.
TirtaGangga Water Palace (Waters of the Ganges)
TirtaGangga is an easy 30-minute drive from Villa Cocoa Maya through beautiful rice paddies, with excellent views of Baliâ€™s biggest volcano, Mount Agung. A real feel of old Bali still exists in this region and it is worth taking a trip back to the villa via the beauty of the Sideman region, famous for its handloom weaving.
The isolated Bali Aga people, who are the original Balinese, date back thousands of years. Surprisingly, their bloodline and culture has stayed largely intact over that time and is quite distinct from the rest of the Balinese, with the Bali Aga still speaking a dialect that is entirely their own. Because of their unique beliefs and practices they are of interest to tourists, anthropologists and historians. Tenganan is considered to be an excellent example of a Bali Aga village in Bali. Just a few kilometres away from Villa Cocoa Maya, it is possible here to see examples of the famous double and single ikat weaving; temples; the communal kitchen for preparing ceremonial feasts and the village meeting place.
Approximately an hourâ€™s drive from Candidasa lies the small inland town of Ubud, beautifully situated among picturesque rice paddies. Despite the increasing numbers of tourists, Ubud, known as the cultural heart of Bali, still retains its charm. It is well known for its good shopping, excellent restaurants, fantastic spas, and many spiritual practices and varied courses.
The area around Nusa Penida (approximately 30 minutes by boat from the villa) â€“ together with Komodo and Raj Empat â€“ is considered by many to provide the most exciting, and diverse, diving anywhere in the world, with a diversity of fish rarely seen elsewhere. Combined with amazing shipwrecks and coral reefs up and down the eastern Bali coast, Villa Cocoa Maya provides irresistible diving opportunities.
If you prefer your marine exploration to be a bit more relaxed, and closer to the top of the ocean, look no further than snorkelling right off the beach at Villa Cocoa Maya! The coral reefs directly in front of the villa allow for the presence of beautiful and diverse fish in warm swimming water. If you prefer, the local fishermen can take you snorkelling further afield at the little islands just off our coastline, or at Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai, or further east at White Sand Beach. There is limited snorkelling gear at the villa which you are welcome to use during your stay. It is also possible to hire equipment in town. The staff will happily assist you with rates and arrangements for the fishing boats, or you can chat to the fishermen on the beach yourself.
While you have a beach right outside the villa you might feel like a change once in a while. The two best beaches in the area to visit, which make for a really nice day out, are Blue Lagoon near Padang Bai or White Sand Beach. Both are great swimming beaches, are about a 20-minute car trip or boat ride away, have snorkelling, excellent warungs (traditional restaurants) where you can eat grilled fish or seafood, and inexpensive sun beds to hire for the day. If you prefer, you can combine snorkelling off the boat with a lazy day at the beach.
There is beautiful rice field, hill and mountain trekking available around Tirta Gangga. It is also possible to trek up Mount Agung. The walk up the volcano of Mount Agung leaves in the early hours of the morning and takes about 4-5 hours to ascend and the same time to descend.
White Water Rafting
Various operators offer rafting on the Telagawaja River at Karangasem. The rafting portion of the river is about 12km long, takes two hours and has Grade 3 rapids.
Cycling is a beautiful way to see the Balinese landscape and there are tour operators who offer cycling for different expertise and fitness levels, and also tours that include children.
Location Type Beach, Ocean, Town
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$370||$370||$0||$0||2 nights|
|All Dates||$370||$370||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Villa Cocoa Maya can be booked as a 3 or 4-bedroom holiday rental home.
Rate for 3-bedrooms, maximum 6 people or less:
$320 per night for 13 nights or less
$300 per night for 14-20 nights
$290 per night for 21 nights or more
Rate for 4-bedrooms, 8 people (maximum 10 people):
$370 per night for 13 nights or less
$350 per night for 14-20 nights
$340 for 21 nights or more
$20 per night per mattress (maximum of 2 mattresses)
Transfers to and from the airport or elsewhere on the island
Daily breakfast for all guests
Complimentary tea & coffee throughout your stay (excl. special coffees)
Bottled water from the water dispenser
11% government tax
5% service charge
Terms of Reservation
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 10am
Where possible we will try and accommodate requests for early/late check-in/out.
A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, with balance owing 21 days before arrival.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice until your booking is confirmed and a deposit is paid.
Sole use of the villa
Villa Cocoa Maya is rented as a unit. It is not possible to rent individual rooms.
The villa can accommodate eight people in four suites. In addition there are two extra three-quarter mattresses available upon request at US $20 per mattress per night. No adult triple share is permitted beyond the use of the two extra mattresses. The villa therefore sleeps a maximum of 10 guests, including children older than three.
We welcome children under the age of 18 as long as they are accompanied by an adult guardian, but cannot assume any responsibility for their safety whilst on the property. There is a large swimming pool on the grounds and the ocean is just 20 metres away.
You can pay for your booking through PayPal
Details will be provided with your quotation.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Canberra ACT Australia
Unsurpassed Bali experience in Candidasar
Our family group of eight stayed at Villa Cocoa Maya in May 2013. We have stayed at many villas and hotels in Bali over the past ten years and this was the absolute best. The booking process was straightforward and uncomplicated. Villa Cocoa May is spacious, clean and uncluttered and the location can't be bettered. It's beachfront with views to Lembongan and Nusa Penida, a short walk into Candidasar and only a 20 minute drive to amlapura for essential additional supplies of wine and Bintang. The local staff were professional, extremely cooperative and helpful with every request. We ate dinner at "home" every day we were there constructing a shared meal from the menu options. Our choices were mainly local Balinese and as each day passed - we enjoyed more and more the aromas and the chatter from the kitchen. The stairs to the upper floors may challenge some clients but the ground floor bedroom provides excellent access to the garden and pool. Tv access is limited but plenty of DVD players - and in that location, TV wasn't an issue. The location is beachfront and the fishermen come and go but it's quiet, without the traffic noise of central Candidasar and you are not aware of neighbouring resort properties. Renting Cocoa Maya represents real value for money for a luxury holiday with the privacy and flexibility of a villa setting. If you want aussie TV and the football - just slip into the resort next door through the back gate!
San Rafael, CA
Villa Cocoa Maya - The Best
What a wonderful paradise this is. A fantastic house, loving people to care for us and a country that is so beautiful and interesting. We love the people of Bali and can't imagine a better place to stay than Villa Cocoa Maya - thank you!