My parents were on one of their regular trips to Singapore. My sister and I who were both based in Singapore thought of bringing them somewhere outside Singapore. Bali was the top choice because none of us had been there before.
We booked an early morning flight from the one of the world’s best airports, Singapore’s Changi, to Bali’s Denpasar airport. I love morning short-haul flights as they make my days productive especially if I am on a holiday.
This was actually a hastily scheduled flight and I really thanked God everything went smoothly and we got a very good flight schedule, even though it costed us higher.
Yes, finally we were on our way to exotic Bali!
We arrived in Bali two hours after the plane took off from Singapore.
We took a private car from the airport to Nikko Bali Resort and Spa. I originally wanted to book our stay in Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua but it was fully booked. Well, Nikko Bali Resort and Spa did not disappoint me anyway.
A massive resort.
We were ushered in to comfortable seats in the lobby for our welcome drinks….
……freshly squeezed orange juice.
Moments later, we were already up in our room. We booked a deluxe beachfront room.
Going to the balcony, our room was actually overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean….
…..with the long stretch of white sand beach accenting the whole scenery.
Indeed, this would become the most breathtaking beach room view I have ever got.
The bathroom was large enough to contain all my expectations. The shower area was separated from the tub.
Everything was as expected as what we have paid for.
Picture-taking ensued in the next few minutes.
However, the most stunning pictures we would have were taken at the balcony.
After the picture taking, we had snacks of pizza and fettucini carbonara.
It was a cool dining experience overlooking Nusa Dua beach.
We rested for a while after the light meal.
Afterwards, we were down exploring the pool area and the beach.
The resort covers a massive area and there were only few guests so it seemed we had the resort to ourselves.
The wide relaxing area on the way to the beach was filled with empty blue beach chairs and green grass carpeting.
So we had a grand time taking pictures.
Even the beach area was not so crowded.
We proceeded to the beach.
The afternoon sun created a golden-pink beach.
And it was picture-taking time again!
With a closer look, the beach sand is a combination of pink, red, beige, white, brown and other colors of sand grain.
As the sun was setting, we marveled at the beach as it turned more golden.
Then it was time to play volleyball in the pool.
We were able to convince my mom to swim and play with us so it was indeed fun.
From the pool, The Shore Restaurant and Bar was just easily accessible.
We had to leave the pool and had to go to a unique jacuzzi.
Designed with cave-like atmosphere, the warm jacuzzi, enthralled myself….
…and my parents. After staying here for 20 minutes it was time to….
….prepare for dinner so we had to go up to our room.
The night view of the pool and beach area from our room was as stunning as the day time view.
After a quick shower, we went down to the hotel’s only Japanese restaurant, BenKay.
It was the perfect place for us to dine that evening. The food was above average.
We had wafu beef steak…..
….3-kind sashimi & tempura…..
and chicken teriyaki.
The night was capped with a bottle of wine up in our room.
My father and I shared the bottle before we retired for the evening. I was already preparing the day’s pictures to be uploaded to Facebook.
The next day we explored the pool and beach areas again.
We passed by the Shore area again.
Walking further, amidst the rock formations, we could view the resort’s high rise tower containing the beachfront rooms.
Below that was the man-made falls.
We then walked through the short bridge over the pool that appeared cool.
And the beach area looked enticing!
As we moved closer it was indeed a thrilling beach sight that unfolded before our eyes.
It was postcard-like.
The white sand was gleaming in the mid-morning sun.
Yes it was real hot for us to swim so we just strolled along the beach…..
…and be stunned!
We still have to visit many places in the island to really totally capture the Balinese culture. However, this was enough for us to experience a resort in Bali even in such a short time.