Tuesday, April 1, 2014

4 Spas to Pamper yourself with in Seminyak

If you’ve already booked for your luxury villa in Seminyak, it’s probably a good time to start deciding on what exactly you’re going to do on this trip! And while we all know that making travel arrangements for Bali family holidays isn’t a walk at the park, you can’t deny that after a long day of exploring the island one of the must-do activities in Bali includes getting pampered at a spa. So to make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spas in Bali to try:

1. Cokor Body Work Massage – Jalan Pangkungsari No.18A

Don’t be fooled by the exterior of this spa as it’s massages will take you to another level of relaxation. Off the beaten track, we absolutely adored our massages from Oka and Ketut. Coming highly recommended by professional masseuse’s too, we like to consider it one of Bali’s best kept secret!

2. Jari Menari Spa - Jalan Raya Basangkasa 47, Seminyak 

If you literally translated the meaning to this spa, it actually means ‘Dancing Fingers’. A little more upscale in pricing, Jari Menari is located right in the heart of Seminyak. And despite the masseuse team being all male, we can safely say that you’d definitely enjoy the professionalism, friendliness and quality of massages that the team has.

(image via Tripadvisor)

3. Chill - Jalan Kunti 118X, Seminyak 

If music is your thing, then you definitely need to try the Chill Spa. The very fact that your get your own iPod filled with various relaxing genres like jazz and ambience whilst getting a really good massage just gives it a unique experience for each person. And with the friendliness of the staff and chilled vibe this place has, it’s really hard to not want to come back!

(image via Body Works website)

4. Body Works - Jalan Kayu Jati No. 2, Petitenget 

As one of the more older upscale spas in Bali, Body Works has a always had prestigious name to maintain so it always aims to satisfy its customers. Located in Petitenget, the feeling of entering a beautifully decorated environment and greeted by such friendly staff gives one the perspective that they've entered a safe haven where they can relax and feel like their vacation has finally begun.

Since sharing is caring, let us know if you have another favorite spa in Bali too in the comments section below. Happy pampering!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

5 Cool Cafes to Check Out in Bali

Putting aside its tropical scenery, sandy beaches and blue skies, Bali is also a great place for your next holiday destination because of the choice of restaurants and cafes that conveniently surround your villa accommodation. And if you’re a huge coffee aficionado like we are, you’ll definitely want to have a look at our favorite cafes close to various luxury villas in Seminyak and Canggu area. From yummy pastries to world class coffee, here’s five cafes you’d want to check out if you’re ever in Bali: 

(image via Sharon Loh)

1. Revolver, Jl Kayu Aya No 3 Oberoi Seminyak, +62 361 788 4968 

This small funky little space is certainly off the beaten track. Located at the back of ‘This Is A Love Song’ concept store on Jl Oberoi you will be impressed with what we think is the best cup of coffee on the island. Small but playful yummy breakfast menu, we love their ‘double barrel’. 

2. Sisterfields, Jl Kayu Cendana, No.7, Oberoi, Seminyak, +62 361 9050507 

HOT NEW CAFÉ with an yummy food and cute decor. This Melbournean style cafe with the oh-so-chic decor is the coolest new boutique in Seminyak. Showcasing fresh pastries, salads and sandwiches along side an all day breakfast/lunch menu. Everything on the menu is exceptional including the coffee. For a healthy lunch we recommend you try the fresh salad bar. Fully air-conditioned too with an outdoor courtyard. 

(image taken from Sea Circus Facebook)

3. Sea Circus, Jalan Kayu Aya, No. 22, Seminyak. 

If you’re looking for a colorful venue, you definitely should check out Sea Circus. The breakfast menu is superb and if you like ice cream, this funky cafe will provide you with yummy flavors on a hot and sunny day!

(image taken from Bruce W at Tripadvisor)

4. Anomali Coffee, Jalan Kayu No.7B Seminyak. 

If you're a self confessed coffee addict, you've got to pay a visit to this cafe. With beans originating from Sumatra to Bali to Aceh and even Java, Anomali will give you a taste of coffee Indonesia.   

(image taken from Betelnut Facebook)

5. Betelnut, Batu Bolong 60, Canggu, +6282146807233 

Feel like taking a drive? We promise it's worth the visit. Raved among local expats to have quality food, Betelnut brings you a great healthy breakfast place. The atmosphere is ‘old school Bali’ with a view of the rice fields and a nice breeze. And if you're up for dessert, ask for their brownies as they're absolutely delicious!

Got any other favorite cafes? Leave us a comment so we can check them out too! ;)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Make Your Bali Visit Memorable with 5-bedroom Villas

Vacations, especially the ones that involve flying across the globe, are some of the most exciting things one can look forward to. Careful planning is necessary in order to ensure a hassle-free time, or at least a visit that has limited concerns. One of the most crucial areas that need utmost attention is the venue where you and your family or friends will be staying. If you are going to Bali and there are several of you, then 5-bedroom villas are excellent choices. This is especially true when comfort will be a major concern.

Monday, March 17, 2014

5-Bedroom Villas in Seminyak Support Growing Manta Ray Tourism in Bali

In general, private villas can be pricier, with additional taxes and charges bundled into the luxurious amenities. Some establishments are more forthcoming with these; tourists must be clear on how much they’re paying and for what.

In addition, only a few owners of 5-bedroom villas in Seminyak assist visitors in finding the best shops and resorts, thanks to their knowledge of the locale and the country’s regulations. Visitors should find villa operators who know the latest developments in the island’s tourism industry.


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Luxury Villas in Seminyak: One of the Reasons Why Tourists Love Bali

After a long day of fun and exploration, however, tourists need a comfortable place where they can wind down. While they can book hotel rooms for accommodation, they should also consider staying at private luxury villas in Seminyak. These places differ from hotels in that guests transact directly with the property owner; as a result, they can expect higher quality service and greater savings since there are no booking agents to serve as middlemen.

Some operators in Seminyak have 4 bedroom villas too, so guests will never feel cramped, no matter how large their party is. Like hotels, these places also have luxury amenities such as massages and beauty treatments that rejuvenate people for another day of sightseeing.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Why Should You Stay in a Bali Villa?

You and your friends have made up your mind that Bali is the place to be this year. You have the finances, you have set your leave days, and you have reserved your tickets. The only problem now is this: where are you and your friends going to stay?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

No Mascots Here: How Bali Family Holidays Enrich Children’s Education

Another great family-friendly attraction is the sacred Uluwatu temple, where one of Bali’s most celebrated dance traditions is performed daily at sundown. Here, kids can get a glimpse of a cherished Bali tradition. Kids can also take a break from their usual meals at home, like meatloaf or macaroni and cheese, and enjoy Balinese cuisine, like Nasi Goreng (literally ‘fried rice’ in Indonesian), which is steamed rice mixed with green vegetables, seafood or chicken, and topped off with fried egg.

Saving up for family vacations is difficult. In this regard, parents can make the most out of their hard-earned money by considering a gorgeous destination like Bali, which offers great bonding and learning opportunities for the children. Parents can book a family accommodation in Bali through reliable companies like Baali Villas, which have a variety of world-class properties that are within walking distance of Bali’s top attractions.