Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa
Travel Blogs from Seminyak
... were pretty chuffed with ourselves!! we didnt book another lesson as the conditions were too bad and the beach was really dirty and covered in piles of rubbish so we were in no rush to return to the beach. On our last day we hired a driver to take us to one of the nicer beaches further down the island, the beach was much cleaner, so we stayed for a bit and had a young coconut. We then went to Uluwatu temple to watch the sunset, it is a traditional ...
... from a local liquor called Arak. We met some other travelers (2 South African guys, an Australian guy, a girl from Russia, a girl from Sweden, and another American from Maine) at the bar and they knew of a good club, so after awhile a group of us went to a club called Sky Garden. It was a pretty wicked club and the friends we had made were a lot of fun to hang out with and dance with. It was a long and fun night and we suffered the consequences the next day. ...
... by mass tourism and an unbelievable amount of traffic, we had a final meal as a group and went to a real restaurant, which none of us had done for months and looked back at all the places we had been! A few hours sleep and an early morning departure at 3:30am to catch my flight to ...
... around a monkey forest in the middle. This is where the true Bali that everyone loves was hiding! (This is of course the setting of Eat Pray Love, and although the woman is seriously whiny, Bali is pretty much just like the film! Oh apart from the medicine man, who we went to visit, he has just become a huge tourist attraction and people were queuing for like 3 hours just to talk to him!) The Balinese, unlike their fellow countrymen follow the Hindu religion/way of life but ...
... Padang Bai, which we're really grateful for.
Eventually Nyeman is hopelessly lost and we eventually resort to asking the locals for directions. In Bali there are few signs advertising these resorts as the government taxes them an extra 10% for having a business, so the signs are taken down and it's up to the guest to find the place they're staying at. Some of the Holiday Inns should adopt this method because I've not met anyone who really wants to stay there.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool