Well what can I say. Bali really has impressed so far. Having been to the area 7 years ago I knew I wanted to return with a partner with its ‘honeymoon’ style guest houses and hotels and it’s quirky cafes and laid back beach vibe.
Our first few nights have been spent in absolute luxury. Oceans views, listening to the waves crash, buffet breakfast until late with views of the fantastic pool.
Tom and I have always been ones for smaller hotels with a more personal touch, so we were initially a little reserved that this hotel ‘Raddison Bleu’ would be too much but it has surpassed expectations; It has blown us away. The hotel hasn’t been busy, the staff have been super attentive and even provided us with a room upgrade... an ocean view where you can hear the waves! The fact that it’s had a gym has been an added bonus! When we arrived, our bed was decorated with swans made of towels and petals and on the table was an engagement cake... it’s been like an ‘engagement moon here!’
On our first night here we ended up just down the road from us at ‘The Lounge’ for dinner and then ‘Hatch’ for drinks. The second night we went to Uluwatu temple to see the traditional kacak dance show and see the sun set. The view were stunning and the waves that crashed meters in front of the cliffs were huge. We then went for a traditional dinner at Warang Bejana. The rest of our time here has been spent, lying in the sun! So I’m writing this this morning, on our last morning here in the shade, because believe it or not I am a tad sun burnt!
Overall, Uluwatu has been lovely, with cliff views and amazing sunsets to temples, dance shows and funky restaurants. The perfect break after a busy city break in Singapore.
It’s sad that we have to leave today, but those of you who know us well know that we can’t sit still, or be couch potatoes for too long. So it’s time to make our way to Ubud... bring on the jungle fun!