It’s the time of the year where me and my wife need a break to forget the work, the stock market and even our children. Yes, it’s our yearly routine trip to Bali. This will only be our first deserved overseas tour in 2016. It was a relatively short trip - 4D3N. Our initial planning was 5D4N but we have to cut short the trip, in exchange for the good news that we were shortlisted as “parent volunteers” for my child’s potential primary school and have to attend a briefing on one of the days of our initial planned trip.
Anyway, I always enjoyed Bali for the sun, sea, sand, nice restaurants, cafes, bars, culture, friendly people, reasonable pricing. We also have a regular honest and reasonably priced local guide for years who will always bring us to all the nice places and explain to us all the local culture.
Over the years we already been to several different parts of Bali, and this time round, it is the usual Kuta area that we stayed in plus the North East tour and also to the Southern Nusa Dua.
Refer to my last year Bali trip here.
Pamper ourselves with business class travel! Oops... this is not frugality.
But it may not be as expensive as you think, thanks to my Krisflyer points!
Our resort@ Four Points by Sheraton – In the past, we always stayed in the main Sheraton Kuta for the location and nice breakfast, but this time we opted for the cheaper newly opened Four Points by Sheraton Hotel.
My wife use her special contact to get ourselves a much better room in Four Points but still almost halve the price compared to Sheraton.
It’s a cloudy and rainy most of the times … but still a fabulous trip for us!
Traditional Balinese food! Thanks to our local guide.
The Fine Dining
Amazing romantic fine dining at Majoly restaurant. Another good recommendation from our guide.
Time for my hobbies
Beautiful view, cooling weather and a cup of hot tea to accompany my writing!
One of my all time favourite gyms I ever patronised in all hotels I been to.
View of Mount Agung in the background, a stratovolcano that is on the highest point of the island
View from Pura Besakih - Public temple of the Balinese
The romantic view during our dinner!
Shopping in Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua etc
Pura Besakih temple
Pura Goa Lawah - Bat Cave temple
Can't see well? These are giant spiders!
Thousands of bats!
Kuta beach at the very beginning. Quiet and clean!
Our favourite spa at Sheraton Kuta. Although we are not hotel guest there this year, and it is very pricey, we love the quality of massage.
When it's time to pamper ourselves, the price tag is immaterial - my wife says this, not me...LOL!
A good tour cannot go without good coffee. The illy espresso coffee in the hotel just taste so good!