Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Bali the beautiful
Last day in Bali after a short but very sweet experience staying at the Ayana Resort and Spa perched above Jimbaran Bay, since Sunday night. After intensive eating, swimming, eating, viewing the view, today, a few of us will leave the comfortable confines of the 75hectare compound for a lightning trip to Seminyak and Legian for a shopping expedition.
Spa treatment day here was an amazing Bali Treatment where my body was covered in a paste of turmeric powder, sandalwood and yoghurt, packed down and almost dried and then rubbed off. Next came the almond oil to assist the massage - I felt wonderful but suspected at one stage of being marinated for a curry pot!
An evening at the rock bar - yep, real rocks on the cliff above the beach - offered a soft sunset and after a dinner at a restaurant where you kick your shoes off and wiggle your toes n the sand while eating local seafood.
Here are a couple of images from the resort and enjoy the 'floating breakfast'. I had the brekkie in my own pool and it was enhanced by sharing it with a couple of visitors - it would have felt a bit silly standing on tip toe in the pool cutting up toast and eggs on my own. This is a treat for couples who want that extra bit of romance while on holidays. In fact the entire resort and award winning spa is a treat - beats the real world any day. Visit: http://www.ayanaresort.com