a) we still haven't received the pictures from our OP yet
b) H's harddisk has problem with its cable and hence I can't upload the photos
c) I don't have the back up file from his HD
In view of that facts, it seems useless to continue with the review without the pictures. Right?
Since I also have been receiving requests about our honeymoon in Bali, I guess, now is the time to share.
We booked the return flight tickets from AirAsia sometime in March, if I am not mistaken. And booked our accommodation for the 5 days 4 nights stay through a travel agent during MATTA Fair in September 2010. We arranged our accommodation in such that we'd spent the first 3 days and 2 nights at a hotel in Kuta and the remaining days at a villa in Tanjung Benoa (near Nusa Dua).
The hotel that we stayed in Kuta is this newly built Aston at Grand Kuta Hotel & Residence. The room is quite large with a small kitchen area, living room and balcony. Breakfast buffet for two was included in the package. The breakfast option was so-so with only the selection of local and the normal continental breakfast. Nothing impressive. I don't know if it's me or us (because H felt the same too) but I think that food in Bali tasted a bit bland.
|The hotel pool. They have 2 of such pools and I regretted for not using it!|
For our 3rd night onwards, we stayed at The Bali Khama Villa in Tanjung Benoa and is situated at the beach side. It is actually a hotel but most of the rooms are arranged in a villa-like arrangement. Ours was the Romantic Pool Villa.
|Taking a stroll at the main pool after breakfast|
|The walkaway to our villa|
|3104! That's ours|
|The living/lounge area and it is actually outside of the (bed)room as the villa has the whole open concept going on including the bathroom. See the door behind? It leads to the bedroom and bathroom|
|The king size bed! Finally, no flower petals strewn. Call me unromantic but I don't like the bed to be scattered with flower petals. Looks so messy.|
The package that we took includes the daily breakfast buffet for two. Breakfast option was less compared to our first hotel but I guess maybe the villa has less guests that the food spread was also small. The waiter was not quite attentive that I had to ask over and over again for my coffee. Apart from that they were very polite. We also received complimentary fine dining dinner on the day we arrived. We had our "romantic yet dark" candle light dinner at the patio by the our private pool.
|Mine - Appetizer|
|H - Main course|
|Mine - Main course|
Don't let the small serving size fools you. We were so full that we forgot to snap the dessert's photos. Hehe. Also, I can't seem to remember the fancy schmancy names of the dishes. But it's assured Halal.
Next, the activities. By activities I mean sight-seeing and other touristy related activities ok. Jangan fikir bukan-bukan ok. HAHA.