I have to say that me taking a liking to Bali was unexpected. I’ve always been the kind who liked exploring busy urbanised cities like Seoul and Shanghai, where my itinerary for the trip was planned to detail. Prior to this trip, I didn’t have much of an expectation for the place and didn’t do any research on Bali. I barely knew which part of island I was at most of the time; I just followed along with my family. I grew really fond of this lovely island. There’s a certain spirit to it that I can’t help but be drawn to. I don’t know what is it, but I like it.
I’ll be doing a couple of posts about my visit in Bali, watch out for them! :)
I stayed at Villa Irma, situated in trendy Seminyak, South of Bali. The pool and garden were very charming, and I had a very pleasant stay there. It was 20 minutes (by walking) from the beach and there was a Pepito Supermarket nearby, which was very convenient to do grocery shopping and make use of the kitchen facilities. The villa was right next to a grass field with a small team of cows and we had a little stray dog named “Bruno” loitering the driveway.
There were no windows in the villa so I was rather bordered off from the rest of the world – I guess to block the view of the cow field and the less modern environment. When dipping in the pool at night, all I saw were the stars and moon, and all I heard were nocturnal animals going about their lives. It was quiet, a little scary but peaceful nonetheless.
Sandwich & fruits for breakfast thanks to having a supermarket nearby (and my mom)!
Ed Sheeran’s music filling the silence in the villa with the player provided.
Villa Irma wasn’t the cheapest or most luxurious option, but it was affordable (non-peak charges) and comfortable enough for my family of four to live in for a couple of days. It was located in the more secluded part of Seminyak.
Pro: Avoided noise pollution and crowd that popular areas usually bring about. It was a good place to relax away from the bustling shopping and dining area of Seminyak.
Con: Though relatively close to the bustling areas like Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Petitenget, it was troublesome to get out since we lacked a rental car/motorcycle. Walking without shelter for more than 15 minutes on a hot and sunny day in Bali would have been an absolute terror. Sometimes we hired a driver (who was super awesome) and often we took a taxi to get around. At least there were many taxis available in Bali!
Find out more about Villa Irma (click here) or look for other villas in Bali (click here).
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