Dear Shyra,

Arrived in UK this morning, so feeling a little tired, but high on the wonderful week you arranged for us in Lombok and Bali.  We thought the Tugu was just perfect – wonderful location, charming staff, very relaxed, superb beach and dinner on the beach in the evening, just perfect!  What a find!  Our son spent the previous 5 days there on part of his honeymoon, fortunately they left just before we arrived!

The Samaya was very different with wonderful accommodation and excellent food at the Swept Away restaurant.  Unfortunately we didn’t have particularly good weather in Bali which was a bit annoying but we went on a trip to the rice fields and to look round a Coffee plantation which was very interesting, along with a very good walk by one of the staff at the Samaya round the rice fields and the nearest village, including seeing round a traditional Balinese house.

Anyway, everything worked very smoothly and we thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to these new places.  We will, of course, be in touch to see what we can plan.  In the meantime, many thanks for all your help and advice which was excellent.

Best wishes,


SH, Samaya Ubud, Aug ’14