Friday, 28 July 2017

Reflections on the holiday

I enjoyed our ten days in Bali more than I would have expected. It was a very leisurely holiday. Apart from two sightseeing excursions the rest of the holiday was centred on our resort area lazing by the pool and the beach, doing crosswords, gossiping, people watching and, of course eating. All our evening meals were taken in the vicinity of our resort on the beachfront at Sanur. All the meals were three courses. A starter, mostly soup, a main course and a dessert. All the meals were delicious or at the least entirely satisfactory. Not one of these meals cost more than $A20 each.

Breakfast was taken at a covered but wall-less area under a nearby Banyan tree which was a two minute stroll from our rooms. The grounds of the resort were vast and beautifully maintained and the pool refreshing. The rooms are rather tired and need considerable refreshing but they were spacious, and the beds were comfortable. Even with families present, the noise level was low and sleep was easy. The daily temperatures were 26º to 28º with low humidity and we did not experience a drop of rain. It was a little breezy eating meals at night on the beachfront but we remained in shorts and t-shirts throughout. We took long walks daily and averaged more than 10 kms of walking every day; although not in one burst. I came home two kilos lighter but it is not reflected when I look at myself in the mirror 😞.

I was less impressed with the high profile tourist areas at Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Ubud but no doubt their resorts are also havens from the outside world and in some cases are undoubtedly more luxurious than where we stayed. That is the case with the W resort at Seminyak which we visited briefly. It looks stunning to the eye but would be even more stunning to the wallet.


  1. Your views are noted. Friends stayed in a luxurious place where bedrooms and bathrooms were private but everything else shared. Not cheap but very nice and came with staff. 26 to 28 sounds with low humidity sounds pleasant.

    1. I'm not sure about the W resort but ours also contained villas that sound like what you describe although their current condition would not be described as luxurious I imagine.