This was the perfect place to stay for the beginning of our honeymoon in Indonesia. It felt private while still having the assistance of the wonderful Yabbiekayu staff to help us with every detail of our stay. The owners and staff were so welcoming, genuine and accommodating. They went out of their way to provide us with special touches-flower petals on the bed, a lovely letter with a delicious passion fruit parfait and a private breakfast brought to our bungalow. The eco resort is very unique and felt like an oasis while still getting to experience the village. The bungalow was beautiful and a comfortable place to relax. Oh, and the restaurant! Breakfast was such a treat…fresh fruit, yummy mains and cappuccino. We ate dinner there a couple of times and enjoyed our meals as well. Everything was made to order and incredibly fresh and delicious. Staying at Yabbiekayu is really an experience and I agree with other reviewers-it felt like staying with family.
Yabbiekayu is a village level home-stay. Activities and tours, from birding & batik to tempe making & temples, and city & market visits can all be arranged through their hospitality team, including airport connections… making it all very easy. The food is excellent, other options are available locally. If you are really lucky you can talk to Dave and learn about the difference between disaster relief, the transition back to normalness, and development aid. Dave’s focus is shelter, you can stay in the bungalows he designed and organised, and I approve the lack of paint!
Yabbiekayu gives you a real look at village life with all of the comforts and amenities you are used to. The close attention to their environmental impact is inspiring. It is far enough away from the busy city but close enough to explore easily. The hospitality from everyone we interacted with at Yabbiekayu was phenomenal. The food was excellent as well.