About Aahh Bali Owners:
Bob holds an MBA and Ph.D. in business. He has worked as a Financial Analyst, Senior Accountant, Controller, and Consultant, but has spent the majority of his life self-employed, serving clients. 20 years in a credit card processing company of his own creation. He created a niche between merchants and banks to give the small businessman a better credit card rate. After selling that business, owned and operated 66 apartment units. This included single family homes, duplexes, 4 plexes and multi-unit complexes for the next 15 years. Throughout his career, he has focused on customer service. Losing less than 1% of his client base to competition over the 20 years in the credit card business. As a landlord had very low tenant turn over because he was always responsive to the needs of his tenants. He also continually upgraded the properties. Retirement in Bali was destiny once he met his partner.
Lydia (Lyds) earned her law degree, at which time she discovered that wasn’t her cup of tea and attended culinary school in Jakarta. She graduated with honors and landed a job as a chef for a cruise ship line. Then she was hired as a chef for a major 5-star hotel in Singapore. She moved to Bali and started her own catering and event company.
About Aahh Bali
Together they started Aahh Bali Bed & Breakfast in 2010 with the idea of creating a better Bed & Breakfast. Bob with his business acumen and attention to customer service and Lydia with her artistic creative abilities. Her attention to detail and her amazing food presentation that is always picture perfect combined their talents to be ranked #1 B&B in Jimbaran on TripAdvisor by 2012 (one of the largest and most used travel sites online). They have held on to that honor ever since, winning Travelers Choice Awards and Certificates of Excellence every year. TripAdvisor inducted Aahh Bali into the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame in 2018.
Courtesy of Aahh Bali Bed & Breakfast Jimbaran, Bali