So I've finally created a thread of my own.
This post was initially posted on the thread, Honeymoon Stay.
I've planned a 5N/6D vacation to Bali for my Honeymoon and in the process sniffed through the various many posts in TA and also communicated with other DEs on PMs.
Thanks to ilab, Whinnie, rocketgirl, and so many others who helped me in plannin my first trip to Bali. And am very sure this won't be just the first, many more to follow.
I've been told that 5 nights is very less for a place like Bali, for now, I just cant extend my stay for 5Nights it is.
So for this trip, the 5N-6D I have tried to split it into 2 destinations. Since its a honeymoon, we both expect to have some variety in the trip. hence I have decided to split the vacation between
1.) Munduk Moding Plantation
Its a nice secluded villa resort on the hilly slopes of Singaraja around a Coffee plantation. With an infinity pool, and stunning views of the java Sea its a perfect romantic getaway.
And 2.) Uma Sapna in Seminyak. This has been covered by ilab in the Villa Crawl report.
website - www.coconuthomes.com
I know Kuta = Shopping, Seminyak = hotels and food etc, Legian = Partying. And Singaraja is just too good for a Honeymoon. Its got good reviews on TA. The package offered for 3N/4D is very good. Its got a mix of awesome scenic views, tranquility, peace and all of this in a romantic setting.
Details of the package are on the TA page for the same mentioned as a Special Offer.
The good part is its far far away from the hustle and bustle of the Beachy side of Bali. Its constructed on a Hilly slope amidst coffee plantation and my girl is crazy about coffee :) This trip has got everything that she could ask for. However, the only downside is we need to stick with the overpriced, limited food options at the restaraunt of the resort only. As there're no eateries nearby. But what the heck, there's hardly anywhere in bali where you could go wrong with food.
So once we are done with Singaraja we plan to spend the next 2 nights in Seminyak and see whats the buzz about, The nightlife, eat street, the shopping etc.
Now coming to the activities for these 5 Days, this is what i have in mind and wish to do.
1.) Of course a nice vigorating and relaxing Balinese Massage for both of us. Maybe twice too, if its good.
2.) We're adventure freaks so may be a bike ride to the volcano and back?
3.) 1 entire day for water sports and lunch at benoa. Can you refer a good agency? I've heard about jet Set marine Bali, but are there any others?
4.) A trip to the nearby Village communities to see the real life of bali, have a day with the villagers, see the handicrafts as they are made, or a trip to the coffee plantation.
I know the more I read the 'Things to do' thread, the more entries will come on this list and soon I will need to priritize them.
So thats the story so far.
Now here are my questions.
1.) Does this seem like a good thing to do? Splitting in 3N at (Singaraja) and 2N at Seminyak?
2.) I know Uma Sapna is very well rated and so is the other one, but any pitfalls for either of them that any fellow TAs may want to share? because I havent booked the villas as yet, I wish to do them this coming weekend.
3.) Suggestions for Spa, is Anika Spa the best and affordable as well? Or are there more?
I am Checking in 1-DEC-2010 and Checking out evening of 06-DEC-2010
Waiting for your replies.