Escapades in Bali
First tick off my bucket list: 2015
Bali, a destination that dances magical dust to life in all aspects of the mental, spiritual and physical state. A wanderlust.
Everyone and anyone that has traveled to Bali has had a life changing experience that either lead them to move back, visit regularly or hypnotized them into a state of bliss. It’s a love affair not to be replaced with any other kind.
I was embraced by this sparkle a few years ago when I came about Eat Pray Love. From that point, I was set on landing my mark in Bali where I experienced my own magic at some of the most remarkable destinations!
Touchdown! I was captivated by its majestic landscapes and even more by its enchanting culture. Its divinity rests amongst the Balinese and their mysterious secrets of the hidden pleasures that linger around every corner.
Beginning from Seminyak across to Ubud, there’s something in each place to keep you craving for more.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces: flooding your cameras memory is just the start! Enclose yourself by a location that will sweep you off your feet. Picture an entire staircase that can go as far as the eye can see made from bursting olive green grass that shelter the terrace with a blanket, guarded by succulent trees that water the earth as the locals work on it day and night. Preservation to its finest. The aroma of crisp air and breeze against your coat puts you in a state of absolute harmony. If you’re looking for a place of solitude to write, photograph or even ponder then take a seat at the rice terrace and let your thoughts wonder away.
Starfish Bloo restaurant in Seminyak: seduce your taste buds by mouthwatering combinations of crayfish, mussels and prawns brought about from Asian and Western cuisine. An ultra-chic ambiance with decor designed to ship you straight to paradise. Crystal white tables, hanging bamboo braces and turquoise blue settings are just the beginning! From there, you are drawn by silky sand onto the day beds, facing the open waters calling, an atmosphere so tranquil and pure. Starfish Bloo is an adventure of elegance, splendor and exquisiteness.
Maya Spa: who doesn’t yearn for a little pampering and TLC in Bali? One of the finest spa’s, Maya Spa. A setting that displays raw magnificence. Words cannot even describe the emotions of pure serendipity that one feels walking across the lush and fruitful lands. Leading your way up to the spa, a marvelous arena of luscious greenery welcomes you to the land of tranquility. The spa offers flower baths, chocolate wraps, yogurt cleansers and so many more organic experiences whilst you drift away to natural sounds of streaming water and fragrances from the mountains staring right back at you. After your treatment, it doesn’t end there so be sure to head down to the infinity pool to continue your journey to the heavenly skies.
Five elements Ubud: if you’re searching for spiritual healing, wellness or simply rejuvenate your soul then Five Elements is a place to visit! I was lucky enough to have met Nanu, a healer at the centre. Nanu taught me about stress relief, time management, illness healing and happiness through the incorporation of the five elements into my daily activities. It’s been an utter blessing!
Ayana Resort Rock Bar: if there’s one thing you need to experience Bali, its power to create hypnotic sunsets that gather people from across the world just to witness. Viewing this picturesque moment at Rock Bar allows you to get a front row seat of the glamorous show that takes place directly on a cliff top facing the open horizon. Envision a live painter creating a passionate piece of art that glows in and out of your soul in an instant.
Links to some of my favourite destinations in Bali: http://www.fivelements.org/en http://ayanaresort.com/en/dining/restaurants-cafes http://baleudang.com/ http://www.seminyaksquare.com/ http://www.starfishbloorestaurant.com/ http://www.baligoldentour.com/git-git-waterfall.php http://www.baturhotspring.com/ http://www.mayaresorts.com/ubud