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Bali July ’14: Sisters in Paradise

 

Being the mother of a 2 year old, time to myself is a rare commodity.… So when my sister asked me to rendezvous with her in Bali for 5 nights of sun, sand, cocktails and sleep ins (!!!) – I leapt at the chance!!

 

After a very emotional goodbye (tears all mine) – I made my way to the airport and quickly ordered a pre-flight drink from Bar Pulpo (MoVida’s sister restaurant). Highly recommend this little spot for time-wasting before any international flight at Melbourne Airport!

 

I then boarded the brand new JETSTAR DREAMLINER aircraft for my non-stop journey to Denpasar. I must say, I was very impressed by the service offered aboard the Jetstar flight. The seats were comfortable, cabin crew helpful and flight very smooth. The cabin itself was modern, with mood lighting, USB ports and seat-back entertainment for all passengers. By the time I had watched Frozen (still in mum-mode), had another glass of wine and eaten my dinner, we were touching down in beautiful Bali and I was whisked off to the newest hotel in town DOUBLE SIX LUXURY HOTEL.

 

Having arrived late at night, the first thing that impressed me was the vast foyer of the hotel and the fact they offer in-room check-in (a god-send at 1am!!). The room assigned to my sister and I was ENORMOUS and beautiful! With easily one of the best bathrooms I have ever seen.  In the morning I awoke to a stunning beach view and staff that were falling all over themselves to make me feel at home. Breakfast was an all-you-can eat a la carte affair overlooking the pool. After filling my tummy with some very on-trend menu items (breakfast pizza…. Wow!) I took myself down to the pool for some sun. HEAVEN. By that afternoon the bar staff knew my name and preferred drink… Brilliant!

 

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What followed for the next 5 days was something of a ground-hog day routine: eat, sleep, swim, repeat. And I loved every minute. The weather was wonderfully warm and sunny, the hotel was luxurious yet homely, and we enjoyed lots of delicious food.

 

My favourite food picks:                                               MOTEL MEXICOLA http://www.motelmexicolabali.com/ and MAMA SAN http://mamasanbali.com/ pre booking online is ESSENTIAL

My favourite cocktail picks:                                         LA PLANCHA, WOO BAR AT THE W http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=3221&attractionId=1005716068&language=en_US and KU DE TA http://www.kudeta.net

My favourite beauty treatment picks:                    LUX: PANA SPA http://www.pranaspabali.com/2013/index.html, less: MELASTI DAY SPA:http://www.legianmelastispa.com

 

For a quick getaway (child free or not!) Bali really cannot be beaten. I can’t wait to go back!!!

 

Written by Mel, a member of our Beaumaris Team

 

 

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