Ohhh, Bali. One of the famous beach destinations in Southeast Asia with astonishing beaches, perfect chill vibes, and dazzling personality. Why do lots of tourists keep on coming back to this tropical destination? We decided to visit the Island of the gods to find the answers.
We decided to stay for 4D3N, and this is what we have smoked out.
Straight from Changi Airport, we arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport around 11 am and hola! Bali vibe is in the air. We met our driver there which we had booked in advance who will take good care of our bucket list for the rest of our days. He was very knowledgable about the place, and for our first stop, before we dropped our things at the hotel, he took us in a nice restaurant for lunch, I forgot the name of the place somewhere in Denpasar which is nearby the airport. After a sumptuous meal, we headed to Maharani Hotel, located in front of Kuta Beach. The Hotel had a pool area, with fully air-conditioned rooms, and with nearby restaurants and shops which made our life easy. What we love in this hotel is that it has a decent tub in the bathroom and provides vast choices of free breakfast for their guests, but the only downside of it was the lack of parking area, and the place tends to be noisy at night due to its location.
After we dropped our things at Maharani hotel, we headed to La Plancha Bali to enjoy our first day watching the golden sunset while sipping on fresh cocktails and enjoying the beats played by their resident DJ. The evening was spectacular, and it was an excellent start for our trip.
Next, we tried the Balinese massage to relax our body, explore Seminyak at night and head back to the hotel for a glass of wine after dinner.
The driver fetched us at the hotel lobby around 9 am to visit the famous gate of Bali Handara and to explore areas of Bedugul.
We haven't manage to drop at Ulun Danu Temple because it was too crowded. We decided to go straight to Motel Mexicola to have our lunch. The place was very funky with a flashy Mexican vibe. The interior was on point, and the service was a two thumbs up for me.
Next stop, We visited the Revolver. This cafe is one of the hidden gems of Seminyak and having a shot of double ristretto stimulated my senses after a long and tiring road encounters. The place was the right spot to regain my energy for our next destination.
Potato Head Beach Club, the tropical soul is up next on our list. The gate was very inviting, and we didn't waste any time to get in. The music and the crowd was loud, and the sunset just complimented the chill vibes. Cocktails were great, and we had three rounds sipping on different kinds until night.
We decided to leave at the hotel a bit late after we had our breakfast. We made a daybed reservation at Omnia Bali in advance, so we didn't had worries at all. We left around 10 am, dropped by at Abian Subak Agrotourism Luwak Coffee at Pecatu and experience one of Bali's pride, the Luwak coffee. We had a little chit chat with their staff and gained a bit of insights about the famous coffee came from a meerkat's poop. We tried a cuppa and tasted different kinds of tea. Indeed, it was a pleasant experience.
After the Luwak insights, we went straight to the cliffs of Uluwatu and arrived at Omnia Bali Dayclub around 11 am. From the doors of Omnia down to our daybed, first-class treatment was rendered. We were lucky we got the first row from the pool overlooking the Indian ocean and the famous spot of the place, The Cube.
We explored the place, and we were fascinated by the luxurious vibe from the marvellous architectural design to every detail of the Dayclub. Every angle was perfect for a great holiday. Music, crowd, drinks, food, and service, everything was elevated. We enjoyed our western-style lunch, sipping on cocktails while dipping in the pool. The resident DJ played some chill-house music during the day, but as the dusk comes, it became more lively because of the crowds' hype and switch of music from chill-house to club. It was one of the highlights of our vacation.
We didn't have enough time to stay at Omnia; we left at 5 pm and head to our next destination, The Rock Bar. Located at the cliffs of Ayana Resort, this bar was one of the astonishing bars I have ever visited in my life. (lol) , an extravagant open-top bar that offers unparalleled views of the Indian ocean. The sound of the waves will rock your bar experience having top-notch cocktails and good food.
Time to pack our bags and we are leaving Bali, but before that, there's still a couple of hours to enjoy the place. Before our driver sent us to Ngurah Rai International Airport, he took us to Tanah Lot Temple to end our Bali experience, we captured a lot of memories there and shopped for some souvenirs. We dropped by at The Bungalow Living Bali somewhere in Canggu, a shop/cafe that sells pieces of stuff and vegetarian food. I was amazed by the products they sell; I am a person that loves interior design, and this place reminded me of shabby chic tropical vibe pieces to accentuate every space.
Being in Bali for four days was never enough, We haven't visited Ubud and the northern part as well as the famous Nusa Penida Island and Nusa Ceningan however, those days were filled with excitement and uber-chill vibes. I'll probably go back to Bali again and continue to search for some hidden gems in the Island. It's undoubtedly one of a kind paradise in Southeast Asia.