When you think of accommodation in Bali, i'm sure pool villas are the ones that will first come to your mind! I must admit, there are really too much choices when come to the different kind of villas available. The one we chose was Tony's villa. It is a tropical paradise surrounded by green foliage conveniently located in the town of Seminyak with friendly staff attending to you. If you happen to opt for accompanying breakfast with the room, it's not too bad too, it's not buffet style but there's 4 sets of breakfast for you to choose from - Balinese, Indonesia, American or Intercontinental. Room wise, it's quite spacious with a king size princess bed, a dressing up corner and the wash up area that comprises of the toilet, soaking tub and 2 standing shower (1 enclosed and another open and surrounded with greenery). It has its down point to be surrounded with trees, that is the attraction of mozzies, but not to worry, the room do provide some cream that resemble that of insect repellent and it does a superb job in keeping the mozzies away from you, so just remember to apply it before bedtime! If you're a party-goer, this is a great accommodation for you as Potato Head Club and some other clubs are just a stone throw away from the villa. You don't have to worry that you will go hungry too, there are a couple of eateries and cafe just down the street.
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Beside all the fun and joy we have in Bali, of course there's one more thing that we could never miss out! MASSAGE! After a tiring day of walking and activities, it's always awesome to end your day with a good Balinese massage! Their massage prices varies by quite a bit, depending on the area you go to, the ambiance and the kind of service provided whether there's a private room or a shower place after massage and such, really make a difference to the price you are going to pay for! If you don't mind paying for around USD 35 for a good 1hour massage coupled with good ambiance, you can go to ADI Spa. We went there for a good relaxing massage to relieve all our achiness and tiredness before heading back to the sunny island! Though the price is a little steep, but we get to choose the kind of oil we would like to use. You can choose from the series - jasmine, green tea, frangipani, apple or lavender. After which we are showed into our private room, we can indicate the level of intensity we would like for our massage and at the end of the massage, we could take a refreshing bath before leaving. The surroundings of the spa itself feels really traditional and whole area was perfumed with essential oil that soothes our mind and body.
Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 501, Nusa Dua, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Now come's the most important detail! How do you travel around Bali? Very much depending on your purpose of stay, if you just plan to explore around the vicinity of your accommodation, you can go free and easy and use Blue Bird Taxis that goes by meter to take you to further area which you have in mind. But if you have the thought of exploring Bali all around from north to south, south to west, west to east and more, it's best and advisable to get a personal driver! We engaged Andy ( firstname.lastname@example.org , can just mentioned recommended by Rachelle) as our personal driver whom is like a guide to us who share with us loads of information and stories about Bali. Most important, he is able to help us secure good rates for the water sports and attractions and know where to recommend us for good local delights. You can just let him know what are the places or activities you intend to go/do, and he will plan out the itinerary for you! The information you will be most interested in - the rates! We got it for Rp 470,000 for 10hours and additional Rp35,000 for every additional hour per car which can sit 4 people, so rates may vary depending on the car size and the number of people you have.
Hope my travelogue helps you in planning your Bali trip! Just for your information, i spent around 4D3N in Bali for this time round and manage to comb what was mentioned in this travelogue just missing the partying part out though as we really have no time for that, and so based on your preference, you can adjust your schedule around, for instance, more of adventure and nature but less of culture and so on and so for! I believe you will fall in love with Bali as much as i do! Have a fun-filling trip and be sun-kissed in Bali!
This post was originally published on Pooh's Adventures.