The Award Winning Hospitality Team


Dr. Robert F Whitley holds an MBA and Ph.D. in business. He has worked as a Financial Analyst, Senior Accountant, and Consultant. Bob has spent the majority of his life self-employed and in service of his clients. He created a niche credit card processing company between merchants and banks to give small businesses a better credit card rate. His goal was to retire somewhere tropical and Bali fit the bill after extensive searching. Then he was fortunate enough to team up with Lydia to make an award-winning hospitality team


Lydia Whitley graduated university with a degree in law. Law was Lydia’s degree but she soon discovered her passion in culinary school in Jakarta. Lyds graduated with honors and landed a job as a chef for a cruise ship line. Lyds was hired next as a chef for a major 5-Star hotel in Singapore. Then she moved to Bali and started her own catering and event company and ended up partnering with Bob on a B&B.

As a Hospitality Team

Together Bob and Lyds created Aahh Bali and went to work to make a better B&B. The criteria is to offer a place that provides service and hospitality. Like they always wanted to have when they traveled. Where travelers are made to feel at home like old friends and given lots of information about local surroundings, dos, and don'ts of the area. As well as non-touristy things to do and see as well as the usual hot spots. Information is key when traveling and they feel you can never have too much. They start even before the guests arrive by providing a list of Bali Tips available at the top of their primary website and emailed directly to guests upon receiving their reservation or inquiry whenever possible however some OTAs don't allow pre-arrival contact of this type. Two years in they were ranked the number one B&B in Jimbaran by TripAdvisor and have been ever since.