Bookings & Rates
Please see our bookings page for this information.
Payment for extras such as meals, transport, massages etc. must be made to Wayan in IDR just prior to your departure. Foreign Currencies can be easily converted at a reputable currency counter in nearby Candi Dasa.
The national currency is IDR - Indonesian Rupiah. There are some money changers and ATM’s in Candi Dasa. However be mindful that your foreign ATM card needs to be linked with Star, Plus etc to work in Indonesia. If in doubt, bring extra cash and convert it at as you need it at the money changer.
Most Balinese speak some English, however, take time to make sure you are truly understood and be gracious if the Balinese get it wrong. If in doubt, please ask again. You may find it rewarding to learn to speak some Bahasa Indonesia (the national language of Indonesia).
To rent a car and drive in Bali you need a driver’s licence and an international driving permit which must be obtained prior to your arrival in Bali. There are a number of car and bike rental providers in Candi Dasa.
Beach and Snorkelling
The beach disappears at high tide. At low tide, it is very safe for swimming. However, if there are high seas (often around a full moon in July or August) please take extra caution. Some snorkeling equipment is available at the Villa.
There is a satellite TV, DVD player and mini stereo with a selection of DVD’s for you to enjoy at Villa Gils.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Wayan and the staff are happy to adapt dishes to your tastes. For children, we can provide kids meals such as pizza.
Respect the Local Customs
The Balinese are deeply religious people. Ceremonies are an integral part of their life. If there are less staff members working due to a local ceremony, please understand. Always wear a sarong and sash if entering local temples. There are temples on the grounds, so that traditional Hindu beliefs can be adhered to by the staff.
Your experience at the Villa is our focus and as such we would appreciate your feedback – a guest book is located at the villa and we welcome your comments. This will enable us to not only improve our service and facilities but will also alert future visitors to what you really enjoyed about your stay. We are also on Trip Advisor.
East Bali does have power black outs. They do not occur very often but they do happen. The villa has bore water, so if the power goes out, the pump goes off. If you are showering or washing your hair when the power goes out, you might need to rinse off in the pool.
The villa has 24 hour security. The security is primarily to protect your privacy. There are safety deposit boxes in all the rooms for you to store your valuables, please make use of them.
Wireless Internet is complimentary at Villa Gils. The internet speed is generally quite reasonable, but as this is a quieter part of Bali the speed can be slower at times.
Quality wine is difficult to source in Bali. If you enjoy a wine with dinner, it is probably best to purchase bring a few bottles via Duty Free (don’t forget when entering the country, Indonesia has limits on the amount of alcohol per person. When out dining in a restaurant, expect to pay about US $55 per bottle. Spirits and beer, on the other hand, are easy to purchase in any supermarket and are cheap in comparison with Western prices.
There is bottled water in the bar fridge in the kitchen and in your rooms. Villa Gils also has bore water but we do not recommend drinking it. Although it is much cleaner than down in the built up areas of Kuta and Seminyak it is not worth spoiling your holiday with illness.
Private taxi transfer can be arranged. Please advise Wayan of your travel dates ahead of time.