Three nights in Bali
Inflight dining with CEB
In a midst of rice fields
A night with the elephants
A taste of Indonesian cuisine
Food trip at Thana Lot
Last night at the Anvaya
Earlier this month, I had the privilege to travel and spend three nights at Bali, Indonesia.
During our trip to Bali, we had the opportunity some to visit and stay at some of its top resorts and tasted delicious local dishes.
On our first day in Bali, we had lunch at the Visesa Ubud Resort. This resort was unique from what I have been to because it is surrounded by rice fields.
After lunch, we visited the Ubud Village where we checked out the Puri Saren Royal Palace and Pura Taman Sarawasti Temple. We also had our pasalubong shopping at the Ubod Art Market.
After spending the afternoon at the Ubud Village, we left for Mason Elephant Park and Lodge, where we will be spending the night.
The overnight at the Mason Elephant Park and Lodge was certainly one of the most memorable experiences I have ever had. I rode the elephants, they picked us up and brought us back to our rooms, I washed them in the morning, and had an almost crazy time swimming with them.
The following day, we visited the Gourmet Chocolate Factory and Koko Bambu of Mason Adventure, the company that also owns the Elephant Park and Lodge. You can also enjoy a Jungle Buggy outside the restaurant before having a meal.
After our delicious lunch here, we went to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces where took a couple of photos and enjoyed the view. There were also souvenir stores in the area that you can check out if you have not bought any pasalubongs yet.
For our second night in Bali we stayed at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa in Nusa Dua, an area in southern Bali that is home to five star resorts. During our visit to Bali, we were in time for the province’s preparation for the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group that will be held mainly at Nusa Dua. The security was quite strict during our visit to the resort due to the event.
We had a really wonderful dinner at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa. Our host prepared a sumptuous meal of Indonesian and Balinese dishes.
On our third day we visited the Tanah Lot Temple. While some of my companions were busy looking for pasalubongs, I looked around to try some food by local brands.
After two hours of walking around the area, we were off to our last accommodation in Bali, the Anvaya Beach Resort Bali in Denpesar. We had a late lunch at the Anvaya where they served Indonesian and Balinese dishes with a contemporary touch.
It was my first international trip for a long time and it was definitely fun. There are a lot of things to do in Bali, Indonesia. Personally, the most memorable to me was at the Mason Elephant Park and Lodge.
I will talk more about the places we visited and the food I tasted in a series of blog posts in coming weeks.