My holidays in Indonesia Bali
I guess you might have noticed I spent the whole November 2015 in Bali. Almost daily I get messages from other people asking for advice on where to go, what to do there and what places to avoid. Just a minute ago a friend of mine from Slovakia was wondering if I could help her with a hotel as together with some friends she would like to go on holidays in Indonesia, most probably Bali.
Here is a recap of my holidays in Bali:
1. OK Divers diving
The first 5 days on the island I spent relaxing by the pool drinking papaya smoothies and getting Balinese massages at the OK Divers hotel in Padangbai. The hotel is owned by a Slovak couple and their manager was at my talk at a conference in Bratislava, Slovakia so they invited me to stay at their new hotel. As the name suggests, the hotel was built just the next door to their famous diving centre and for the first time ever I could go and try scuba diving. It was hell of an adventure!
2. Raw vegan training
Then I moved to Ubud, the well-known town for yoga and healthy restaurants. There I took a 10-day raw vegan chef and detox training with Amy Rachelle and Jillian Love. What an awesome experience! Ate only super clean food, gained more information about the raw meals and how to detoxify my body, yoga, swimming, infra-red sauna and water temple cleansing … and I could leave as a brand new person.
3. Relax on Nusa Dua beach
Refreshed, I packed my suitcase once again to catch up on work, swimming, sunbathing and also proper chill time on the Nusa Dua beach. There, I stayed at 3 different hotels: The Laguna which has 7 stunning swimming pools, then the Grand Mirage where I tried salt water thalassotherapy and cried of happiness at the luxurious Samabe villa I had all to myself. I only wish I had more time there to observe the wild animals, take nature walks, taste delicious local meals and simply do nothing (which I am not really capable of = workaholic talking!)
4. Ayurveda and yoga course
You know how much I love yoga, do you? Well, then logically I had to go back to Ubud to practice more yoga there. This time I stayed at the Kumara resort and attended their Ayurveda and yoga course for a week. I could enjoy yoga twice a day, meals based on my dosha types (if you know anything about Ayurveda, then you are familiar with 3 doshas), learn more about Ayurveda and pamper myself with massages, such as Shirodhara.
Each place I visited in Bali was very different to the others, yet very similar. However, I can say it was all about nature, Balinese culture and temples, various healthy organic meals, yoga, swimming, spa treatments and Balinese smile …
Which place out of my list would you like to visit? What activities do you think of when you hear holidays in Indonesia or especially in Bali? Share in the comments below 🙂