Hi, I'm Mailie a born and bred South African. I live in Johannesburg with my husband David and our two boys, Adam and Jed.
I love to travel and I really love travelling to Bali. David first visited Bali 17 years ago and fell in love with the island, its beauty and its people. He continued to visit over the years and we also honeymooned there. Since then it's been our staple family holiday destination.
Over the years David was increasingly keen to buy property in Bali but the position had to be just right! For years we had stood on the undeveloped piece of land on the shores of the most beautiful white sand beach in Candidasa and fantasised about owning it. By chance we met a Canadian, Alan, who lives on the island with his beautiful Balinese wife and their two daughters. He not only owned 'our' perfect piece of land in Candidasa but offered to help build our beautiful villa! And so a wonderful project came to fruition - Villa Cocoa Maya!
Tragically Bali is a long way from South Africa so we don't get to go there are often as we would like. However we're happy to rent it out when we're not there!