Waka Shorea Resort
Travel Blogs from West Bali National Park
Well, it's good-bye to Resor Seminyak - maybe for the last time, with major renovations due to start in July. We said our good-byes to our friends there, and Made & Nyoman across the road, and headed for Waka Shorea with Wayan. Gede stayed behind to make sure we had enough room for all 6 of us plus luggage in the car. Just as well - because we …
... 6am, I hear birds chirping and other noises of creatures that I have no clue what they are...not sure if I want to know either... I dived twice and I must say, they have the most beautiful reef I have ever seen. I guess it makes a difference to be protected as a national park. The corals are stunning. They are not chipped or broken off like they are in southern Bali. And there is abundance of corals. Just ...
... from getting up so early to see the sunrise at mount Bromo, we had early dinner and enjoyed the sounds of our pillows. We organised ourselves a driver and guide (we took the lazy version and booked via the hotel) for our planned climb of volcano Ijen and went to bed early again because we had to wake up just after midnight. Driver and guide were waiting already and after driving for a bit over an hour we got to the parking area where the path to Ijen starts. We ...
... coloured igneous rocks. We photo the **** out of the place, the workers carry baskets of sulphur up down the mountain and pretty much everything that moves. The weather is holding out for us One worker passes us by and sells us a Sulphur turtle. There's millions of little items like this on display, and as you can imagine they're sculptures made of tightly compressed sulphur. We make sure it diesn't get placed next to the water bottles as they're streaming condensation ...
... owner, an old man with 2 maybe 3 teeth didn’t speak a word of english. So conversation was limited. But he did bring us this lovely green drink one day as a treat. It looked disgusting so we tried to gulp it down and it was delicious. Warm, fruit mix (with banana and who knows what else) with cinnamon. Just like drinking a fruit crumble! On the last day he also bought us tea, bananas and biscuits for the journey.
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet