If your husband manage to find any other hotels, please tell me.
Yah, hope weather will be good and hot and will be able to see nice nice sunset when we are there
I will be going there for 8D7N. Actually, wanted to stay for like 10 or 11 days but hubby didn't allow, he scare wait like we go chiangmai can't tahan the food and he said the place very laid back. If we go and find that we like the place, can go back again.
My hubby asked me why I always like to go to places that are so laid back why don't go to other places but I like leh, don't know why???
I like to go to places that are much more laid back than Singapore???
I haven't draft out my itinerary yet but had been reading through virtual tourist and bali travel books.
I had plan to go shopping for my household barang barang in Ubud, water rafting, spa treatments, snorkelling at deer island, Bali Barat National Park, Bali hai tide hut at Lembongon Island and Melka Excelsior Lovina for swimming with the dolphins
I saw a hotel located in Bali Barat National Park, don't know whether you like it or not? It's Waka Shorea. It's a 4 hour drive to the jetty and after that had to take a boat to the resort. Sound exicting and adventurous for me
But for hubby he like huh, pay money to say in this type of place???
How about you, what had you or your hubby plan to do or where to stay?
wow, u seem very adventurous leh... Me and hubby just tinking of going there to relax, esp for my hubby coz he has been quite stressed out at work lately... So i guess for us, its more of a relaxation trip and most likely we'll find some place quieter and away from the crowds... U manage to get the contact for driver, Sila? If have pm me okie?
I haven really started planning anything yet... So far only think of going Kuta, Tanah Lot, Ubud, spa treatments.... U so good can go for 8d, me only going for 5d... Thinking of see if I like Bali or not, if good then maybe i'll bring my parents there in future...
As far as I know (from my conversation with Sila), his schedule is fully booked till end of Nov. You can consider him for dates from Dec. Dec-Feb is peak season and hopefully you will be able to book him.
Bear with him, he will definitely reply his emails within 2days I think cos he's busy working everyday (7 days/wk) then only get to come home after 8pm. He just got a baby (15months old) then needs to "entertain" his baby gal after work and dinner. Get online after 10pm to check emails and head to bed almost 2am every night. He's really a busy man eh.
I not adventurous lah, actually I very chicken-hearted. Just imagine that last time I go to Escape Theme Park and take the pliot boat, I scare like siao like this and keep on screaming
It just seem that the more I travel the more eager I am willing to try out new things. If you ask me to go hiking in the forest or climb up to the tip of the mountain, my leg will certainly turn jelly.
Yah, I think that Bali is a good place to relax. Hope that you and your husband had a good time over there.
No lah, bcoz i go the day before Chinese New Year Eve so plus the holidays, I only take three days leave
i been there twice already...now planning for my 3rd trip hee..
oh ya, if u dun mind...i heard bad comments about not being able to see dolphins at Lovina (need to wake up damn early somemore), water rafting also like a scam...not fun etc. maybe u do more research or ask ur driver for comments or better still pix of those places...
btw, if u r staying in Kuta...it is Not laidback at all..its a very commercialised place with many int'l brands shops..if u like laidback then travel further to Ubud...then is really laidback n quiet n relaxing
thanks for your info on the hotel... I found some cheap rooms at Asiarooms also. u can check out the website for info... Think i will be booking Le Meridian for 3 nights... Its next to the Tanah Lot Sea Temple, plus its quite self contained...
Then last night i may be booking a villa with pte pool... 'Aiming' at Uma Sapna, the reviews and photos seem not bad... Plus the price seems quite cheap...
Will u be booking driver for the whole trip? I did tink of renting a car and self drive coz own time own target plus we can stop wherever we want but scare get lost.. Even tot of renting a bike also, seems fun leh... Haha
I am trying to work out my itinerary by next week (hopefully if i m not too lazy), will share info with u then...
Uma Sapna is quite near to Kuta. In fact, they r a lot of shops located nearby. U can in fact walk to Kuta frm Uma Sapna (tried to walk but it takes abt 45 min or so). The weather is hot but at the same time, i can go window shopping
To go RUMOURS, u need to turn left frm the small rd, then turn left again. Walk straight up (its near to their 7-11). Ask the counter staff if u need direction coz all of them r very friendly
I can ensure that u will wan to visit Uma Sapna again after u return
i'm planning for a trip ard the 7th jan also. looking for a cheap & good hotel/resort? any recommendation? shd i get thru travel agency or book thru internet? thru agency like easier. less hassle. but is the price difference veri great?
i am thinking of planning a short weekend trip to Bali just before christmas. Is there any recommendation of nice villas or hotels? A lil on a budget, so looking for nice but not too expensive kinda accomodation..any recommendations?
hi Jen and Midas,
Thanks for sharing! I have checked and Uma Sapna is avail aft christmas. I am only planning to go for prob 3N. I am hoping to stay at a villa since it will our first time in bali. Does chan Bro do packages for Uma Sapna with flight? I will try to check with them. I think its better than booking them separately ourselves?
Saw your bali photos in the previous pages. Very nice
So, you will be using back the same driver? The last two times you go there, you didn't do the water rafting & dolphin at Lovina.
Also heard that not able to see the dolphins but would like to try it out. Anyway will be staying at Lovina 1 to 2 days.
Heard that the water rafting is not that rough and adventurous also but would like to try it out. This is my first time doing the rafting so would like to try a gentle one cuz I doesn't know how to swim, scare wait fall into the water.
Midas, are you going to stay in alam kul kul? That time went for a spa in Kl and the lady who is a balinese recommend me this hotel and she said they sell spa products for homeuse too. By the way, do you which place in Bali send those masks, essential oil ect? Are there cheaper to be purchased in Bali?
Also, my house would be resort cum zen theme, thus looking for the items. Anyplace sell these lovely things at cheap prices?
Is Hai Tide Hut belong to Bali Hai Cruise own by a group of Australians.
I did check with one of the staff the next morning & ask him to check with his boss as his boss is staying in the hut infront of us.
The scariest thing is we had to go down our hut as the toilet is outside. All the rooms light are off as i think all people are sleeping and it's very dark and no people.
We check with the guest infront of us do they heard any knocking sound. They said no but they heard alot of noise and they couldn't sleep well also.
At first, I thought stay for only one night don't bother but after I came back i can't tahan and email to the boss.
They feedback to me that there isn't any crime and nobody died there before. Maybe the lady got a bit drunk.
I told my aunties and they said it don't look like ghost cuz my husband can see the whole body very clearly and as she got up from the chair, the cushion give way, she hold the railing and run down, if its ghost do you still need to run and ghost don't have legs.
Anyway, forget about this, what is past is past. I dare not stay there anymore. Next time, if go overseas again will bring amulets to protect ourselves.
Send my regards to Dewa when you see him, okay.thanks
Yes, i visit two spas. One at Sunari Villa, Lovina, don't think you will go there, the other is at Ubud, Verona.
For Kuta, i not sure, maybe can check with Dewa.
Hope you enjoy your trip. By the way, i manage to stay at tegal sari, the service is nice and did you try the suckling pig at Inu Oka? It's very nice, i love it so much. Hope that can visit bali again, nice place.
Yup, the depature tax had increased to 150,000 per pax since november last year. I did not know about it also then when we are going to the airport, Dewa informed me. Lucky, or else i would spend the money on something else at the airport
I don't know what time Ibu Oka open and when it open. I stay at Tegal Sari and the staff are so nice that they drive and brought the suckling pig to the hotel for us. Erh, to me it's nice lah but to my husband he said got only 1 crispy pig skin
but it's quite oily. The hotel charge us 20,000rp for the babi guling rice and 25,000rp for the special one.
Actually we did not go to the shop. Maybe can check with Dewa. He sure know about it and he told me he eat sometimes too but not always.
i think have pic, will go home search for it then post it here ok? But, you going off tomorrow, try to post it online tonight.