Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort
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Monday 10th June
Had arranged for our driver Made to pick us up at the airport and then go thru Kuta to pick up Tara and Scott for our trip to Nirwana, Tanah Lot. We used Made again as he had driven us around about 5 weeks earlier when I was here with the golfers.
As we departed from the terminal we looked for our name on the …
... trip. I feel lucky to being sexy. I dont mind not have satisfaction during sex, when I am back to my daily routine I can get satisfaction from my other boyfriend Greg,..cute guy. Anytimes I had sex with my old man I just thinking that the man who on top of me is GregBali, Indonesia solongoos
... theme amongst many former Japanese occupied colonies), Sukarno, the nationalist leader, declared independence in 1945. He established a sovereign republic, which interestingly is officially a secular state despite the massive Muslim majority (akin to India as a secular state, for now, despite the massive Hindu majority). Java is the most populous state (Javanese ethnicity is 42% of the country's population) and the nearest and dearest to the political ...Kuta, Bali, Indonesia chiapoe
... and a Funeral esq storm downfalls, before drying up in two seconds. In Ibiza if you walk down the street you inhale enough hallucinagenics to wipe out a baby Rhino, so it doesn't matter what the weather is like. Plus Bali has Australians walking around all day. Take away their accents, general talking and men and they aren't a bad bunch. I'm climbing one of the Volcanoes tonight. I leave at 1am to watch the sunrise from the top. I hope it's not cloudy ...Bali, Indonesia davidstodel
... in Bangkok about 4:00am (which is normal for taking a night bus from another country) but couldn't check-in until 5:00am. We hung out in an internet cafe to get some news on what was going on. We met a guy on the sidewalk, with his bags packed, & said he was "getting the hell out of Bangkok" after he heard explosions earlier in the night. Again, not a great sign. The consensus around Thailand was everybody was escaping to the resort area of Pattaya ...Bali, Indonesia wally09
... but now instead of an intricate heart dissection, I have a very badly minced section of liver! Calmly I look up at the students and begin to manufacture a description of a heart while frantically hacking shapes into the liver while they are not looking!! Jesus, I am going to have to get some lambs hearts for them to hack up now or they will be seriously confused by later lessons!! At a later point that day having stormed down to Mr. Aris and demanded to know what was going on ...Umalas, Indonesia ifanabroad
... every time you paddled back out in the channel with the pros just putting on a show as they surfed past. Sergio and I both had a couple of fun waves before renting a car and going on our inland Bali adventure. After renting a car we ventured our way on the narrow and crowded Balinese roads up the flanks of a volcano to Ubud. It's an artists' haven with much natural and cultural stimulation for bountiful inspiration. We spent a couple of days wandering around the ...Bali, Indonesia kalchalker
... the 3 monkeys, its in downtown Ubud. The atmosphere, the food and the service are worth the splurge....my big last night dinner came to $9 US dollars, and I even had a beer. Tomorrow I have to say goodbye to my villa and Ubud, and will head back to busy Bangkok. I enjoyed a nap on my veranda today right when we had a beautiful afternoon rain storm, and it funny, I don't particularly like the rain. But when looking out into the jungle and watching it come down is ...Ubud, Indonesia elizacass
It's only noon so I really don't have much to report on doing yet, but I'm actively trying to slow down and not gage the success of my day by how many activities I put into it. I've been reading in my Vagabonding book about the new trend of 'slow travel', instead of hitting the town each day with a list of sights, it's about living in the town/village and being with the people who live there; Experiencing the culture and really ...Ubud, Indonesia suzettesp
(This post is an extension of the Dirty Duck post to be found in Ghost Food http://ighosteater.blogspot.com, Please check that out first). Such a beautiful and peaceful surrounding encouraged playful spirits. I was lucky to catch these two girls ...Bali, Indonesia ighosts
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort Tabanan
This Hotel and golf course just keeps getting better everytime we visit. Had 4 wonderful days playing golf, lazing around the pool and making use of the restaurants.
Once on site you are basically captive at the resort but ideal location to either play golf or just chill out.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort Tabanan
This is the place to stay for anyone that wants a bloody good holiday, but isn't bothered for a beach. The location is out of the way, but you get the impression you're in Bali, as opposed to staying in the tourist traps of Kuta and the commercialised purpose-built hotel zone that is Nusa Dua (we stayed at the Grand Hyatt there for one night - awful!).
You won't want to leave.
Good Value for Money Spent
Overall very good hotel. The swimming pool is very nice and big and with fun water slides, even for adults. Food (whether it's bkfst, dinner or snacks by the pool) was great. We had a Cultural Night Dinner at the outdoor amphitheater with balinese dance and set dinner at US$30/person. The complimentary spa treatments we received from the package was so so, probably because the staff was in a hurry to go home. The second massage by the pool side was great.
The room we had was an ocean view one and is big but a bit dated. The mattress is too soft for me.
The attached golf course if very nice and challenging and a good bargin: US$75 for 18 holes including caddy and cart, a big discount for in house guests.
The downside is that the hotel is very far from all the tourist spots, like 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, except for Tanah Lot which is really close by
We just returned from a may break which we thoroughly enjoyed at this very relaxing hotel in a beautiful setting with splendid views of the Tanah Lot temple.
great Spa selection and other organised activities make up for the fact that you are really quite far from anywhere in bali. We took a couple of trips into Seminyak (about 30 minutes/4 euro) to eat excellently at The Legian and Ku De Ta, Denpasar (about 40 minutes) for the market, and Kuta (45 minutes). use the complimentary Kuta shuttle or ask the very helpful staff to book you a metred taxi.
breakfast as well as lunch at the poolside were very good. we ate dinner at the hotel twice, at the once-weekly seafood bbq and at the nirwana, and it was good value-for money except for one very small lobster.
we were lucky as the seaview room booked by our agent was not available and so were upgraded to a bungalow which shares a private yard with another bungalow. outdoor shower, dipping pool and a bale in the court overlooking the golfcourse were a definite advantage over the standard rooms. this came with a daily amuse-gueule and fresh fruit, twice/thrice daily room service, etc.
the only real drawback: booking a hotel on the sea, we expected to be able to use the beach and swim in the sea. Due to the rocky nature of the beach and very strong currents, this is not possible. however, the gorgeous pools with slides and other amusements make up for this.
Comparing Le Meridien to The Legian, where we stayed in 2002, I prefer the Legian for its design, beach and location, but if you want a quiet (golf) vacation Le Meridien is great value for money.
Just came back on 30th March too. Had a lovelly time. We had a 2 bed villa and took the kids and my mum. The villa was huge. Only thing would say if taking very young children who won't have an adult sharing with them the bedrooms are not adjoining there is a garden between them within the villa walls. The pools at the hotel are brilliant probably the best I have ever seen with fast slides which adults enjoy as much as kids. The food in the pool grill and Nirwana restaurants is excellent, the others are OK. If you've not got children the one bed villas would be very romantic. The villa was very affordable as we managed to haggle the tour operator down quite a bit. The resort covers acres of grounds and the views are fantastic. Swimming in the sea is not possible due to dangerous currents. You feel very much part of the culture as there are a number of in use temples within the grounds and locals come and pray at them. The security at the hotel is very good and we felt very safe. The spa treatments were very good especially the massages but the treatment rooms looked a bit dated. We got loads of free massages because we stayed 3 weeks and a free meal.
I was a bit worried about the hotel before we got there, as it was part of a package deal, and I'm not usually one to buy packages...but fears were quenched upon arrival. Stayed in a standard garden-view room, and it was lovely! Nice size, elegantly furnished, very strong waterpressure in the shower, strong AC, kept spotless by twice daily maid service. Service overall was very good - attentive, very friendly, but not obtrusive. The grounds are beautiful; the pools are fabulous - the larger water slide is very fun. Breakfast is great - big selection of western and local fare, and fresh fruits & juices; plus there are lots of pretty birds and fish hanging around that area (cendana grill). The view of Tanah Lot is great (and only a 10-minute walk away). Hotel staff were great for getting drivers and taxis for us - that's the one con - it's at least a 30-minute drive from anywhere - but....it's a nice drive, so we didn't mind. Would definitely go back.
Best hotel i have ever stayed at
This is without doubt the best hotel i have ever stayed in. We have stayed in five star hotels throughout the world and none can beat this place. The hotel room was fabulous and the staff incredibly friendly. You have no problem getting a lounger around the pool because the staff give out the towels and when the loungers are empty they remove the towels. The staff wait on you whilst you sunbathe so you dont have the trouble of moving to get anything you may need. There is no beach at the hotel although you can walk to tannah lot where there is a beach or hire a taxi into kuta and use the beach there.
A Remote Get Away with great golf course
My wife and I spent three days at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel was a bit off the beaten track but if you just want to get away from it all, this is a great spot to do it. If you are a golfer, even better. The course attached to the hotel is one of the best in Asia. We stayed in one of the Garden facing rooms, which was very nice. The villas on the golf course look great. All in all highly recommended and great value
Superb Bali Sunset
Much cheaper than the hotels in Nusa Dua or Denpasar, Le Meridien is a fantastic hotel.
Located minutes away from the Tanah Lot temple, it is only 35 minutes away from the airport. You can take a free shuttle bus to Ubud or Kuta several times a week.
The buffet breakfast is huge, all the restaurants offer great quality and choice. Rooms are clean. And the pools are great for children adults.
Will be back
My family and I stayed at one of the villas. It had views of the ocean and golf course, was extremely well-maintained, had a beautiful out-door shower, outdoor plunge pool which the kids loved and a spacious dining area outside (complete with bale) where we had dinner with our friends. All-in, an absolutely wonderful villa (though the hotel rooms are normal). The resort has a wonderful golf course according to my husband with many holes having superb sea views; they have bales fronting the parameters of the resort where you can just lie and gaze at the ocean; and is within walking distance of the famous Tanah Lot temple.
Pure nirvana!!!!!!!the hotel and our room was a
dream!!!!we was have an ocean-pool view.hope to stay again soon....
breakfast was great ...
the food was is reasenoble prices
the stuf is absolute friendy
great poolsgreat outdor place
the only small problem is that the hotel is a little bit bar from nusa dua...