Bali - 9th April, 2016
This my second visit to the Land of the Gods, was an amazing one, with 24 of my family and friends.
From the moment we arrive, we were greeted by our very own itravel driver Sudira, who we used for all our tours. He is so sincere and honest, even shared a meal and a beer with him on several occasions. We knew we were always in good hands.
Our 14 night holiday was actioned packed. We stayed 8 nights in at Jade Villas, Sanur and 6 nights at Bali Dynasty Resort, South Kuta. What a fabulous combination. We would always find ourselves at Stiff Chilli, The Stadium Bar & the Onion Bar in Sanur. They were our favourites. In Kuta, we ate at many places, had the best steak ever at the Bamboo Bar, its was delicious.
A visit to the site of the Bali Bombing, 'The Sari Club Memorial" & Paddy's Club, has a sense of grief, very emotional. Pandawa Beach was gorgeous with its crystal clear blue water (had to be the best massage by far), Uluwatu Temple was spectacular (watch out for the monkeys), amazing view of Tanah Lot Temple and Seafood Dinner at Ganesha Café (on the beach), Jimbaran Bay, was delicious. Venturing into Poppy's Lane 2, it was the best shopping by far. Waterbomb Park, where us Adults are just like the Kids, another fabulous day had by all. Another great day, with a visit The Barong & Kris Cultural Dance, Ubud Markets, but the days favourite being Bali Zoo.
We thought we be a little bit fancy and see what Potato Head Beach Club was all about. Wow! It is a must place to go... The view is superb! The ambiance is remarkable, the décor & pools spectacular. Just chilling out, relaxing and listening to the music was just heaven.
The major highlight of our trip was Bali Beach Reef Cruise with Beach Club Access to Nusa Lembongan. This is a full day of fun activities for the whole family. The catamaran leaves Benoa Harbour at 9.15am, taking approximately 1 hour to reach the activities pontoon, which is packed with fun activities for everyone, e.g. slides, snorkelling, banana boat rides etc. You are then taken by boat to Bali Hai Beach Club for a fabulous BBQ lunch. Here you can relax on white sandy beaches, snorkel and swim or try ocean kayaks from the beach in tropical water, relax in our peaceful gardens by resting your feet in the hammocks, or have yourself a game of water volleyball in the resorts pool.
Loved the food, all the warm and friendly Balinese hospitality & especially the massages. I have fallen in LOVE with you Bali.