I’m going to start this blog by saying that this trip was booked about four days from flying out (so out of character for me, but so good doing something a little spontaneous!) So this trip wasn’t planned very well at all, no homework was done, we just booked and went! While that may explain the lack of us venturing out, we still had the most amazing time and we loved our short trip to Bali!
WHERE WE STAYED
Booking last minute meant taking what I could get! I found a resort in the heart of Seminyak called The Breezes and booked it (the swim up pool bar sold me in the end) I would normally like to stay in a Villa, and when I return to Bali, I’ll do just that. However, I loved the service we received at The Breezes Resort and Spa! Our first full day there was Richards birthday, they brought him out a pancake “cake” and sang which was really lovely! And yes the pancakes were really good!
What we loved about it:
The Daily Breakfast! If there is one thing they do well it’s the phenomenal breakfast served daily.
The Spa Devine massages, slightly more expensive then your typical spot in Bali but completely worth it!
The Location We were a short walk to the beach or to the shops and if you needed a cab, the front desk organized you one in a matter of seconds
The Coconut Bar! I do love fresh coconut water, so it was such a bonus that this was available! Loved drinking my coconuts and Bintangs by the pool!
The exceptional service You just can’t beat the beautiful Balinese service
What we didn’t love:
It got busy On our last day, the resort became really busy! In fact it was hard for us to get a day bed by the pool, this resort is way better when it’s not fully booked!
The Cocktails Maybe I’m just a little fussy but the cocktails were not my jam! Where I got my cocktail fix is coming up soon!
WHERE WE ATE
Sea Circus Fresh food, delish smoothies and healthy wheatgrass shots (if that’s your thing) This was by far my favourite spot for fresh daily food!
Mama San Asian Fusion, perfect for when your out and wanna eat somewhere a little more trendy (had some serious Hong Kong Vibes here)
D’Alas Warung This was actually situated in Ubud (not Seminyak) and had the best view of the jungle. I seriously felt so zen here haha, good food and a cute swing here too so you can snap up a photo opportunity!
WHERE WE DRANK
La Plancha Yummy cocktails, bright umbrellas and fun music! Perfect spot to watch the sunset for sure.
Neon Palms My favourite spot in Seminyak for cocktails! I loved this (slightly) hidden gem, situated above the Bali Boat Shed making it an intimate place for fab cocktails. Tip, head down on a Tuesday for two for one drinks!
Potato Head While I don’t believe this is the best day bar in Seminyak I still had to admit it was pretty cool. While we didn’t manage to get a day bed (you have to get there super early!) We walked upstairs to the Indonesian restaurant and drank cocktails above the bar while watching the sunset. Dreamboat.
WHO DROVE US EVERYWHERE?
We found a driver through our hotel, he drove us on our bigger day trips or to and from the airport. It’s important to find a good driver who is trustworthy and easy going! We used WhatsApp to contact him (everyone uses it over there) If your wanting a good driver message Jus on +62 812 3930 1234
WHO MASSAGED US
Out of our five day stay I had three massages, the first being at our resort and the second two at Bodyworks. The spa may have been slightly more luxurious feeling but both were equally relaxing in my case.
THE SPA I booked a 2 hour treatment which consisted of Full body massage, Body scrub and a Body mask. While the mask was on my skin I had a express facial. Loved this treatment! So relaxing!! And my girlfriend even booked one here and loved it just as much.
BODYWORKS I booked a half hour massage followed with a Hair Mask and Blow Wave. While the hair mask was on I had a neck, shoulder and arm massage. Super relaxing! Especially since I had just had my half hour back massage! Highly recommend this service, my hair felt and looked so good afterwards! If your booking the hair mask, book the blow wave too, so worth it, and your going to feel gorg after.
I truly loved our whirlwind trip to Bali! In fact we’re already planning our trip back next year!
I hope you enjoy my recommendations, and even get to try a few out for yourselves, let me know in the comments if you’re planning a visit soon!