We had a wonderful first vacation to Bali. I say “first” because there will be more trips there for sure! It’s only an hour and a half plane flight away! And, now we have discovered the joys of villa vacations! What a treat!
For the record – we stayed at two different villas. We spent our first four nights at http://www.balidreamvillas.com. We were in Villa Kedidi. We spent most of our time at the Legian Beach which was a relatively short drive from the villa. Our driver was happy to take us each morning. We would walk a hundred meters or so down the beach and then rent two chairs and three boogie boards from a man for about 120,000 rupiah (USD $12.00). This was a nice routine. When we returned from the beach, the two cooks would have our dinner prepared and waiting. We had preordered our dinner from a villa menu the day before. The villa had three bedrooms, living/dining area and kitchen all surrounding the pool. The bathrooms were all outdoor and the living/dining area had no walls. Very beautiful.
We had a couple of great days of Boogie Boarding at a fantastic surfing beach. The waves were challenging and we all wished we knew how to surf!
After a day at the beach we decided to go to the famous Waterbom Park in Kuta. This is an amazingly clean and very pretty park full of waterslides. The boys were in heaven. We just had to do a little creative hairstyling to ensure we’d beat the height requirements:
Here’s a picture of some of the waterslides we went on. Nicky and Ben loved the one on the far left…it was called Smashdown!
We spent one night up in Ubud – the mountains of Bali – and stayed in a different but equally wonderful villa – The Springs. This one overlooked the rice fields and you could hike down to a wonderful river.
Here’s the view:
One of the many nice things about this villa in Ubud was the little village it was located in. We could walk around this village and really get a taste of Bali life.
Here’s some rice drying in the street:
Can’t wait to go back!