EDGY STAYCATIONS : The Edge Bali

It’s no secret that I like (well love) a little luxe in my life and since coming across the incredible insta snaps of The Edge, I immediately knew that this was a resort that I HAD to experience. On line I hopped and booked myself a one night staycation at what looked like heaven perched high on the cliffs of Uluwatu.

We were collected from our Seminyak villa in a sleek black people mover by a resort driver along with Apong, who politely told us that he was our private Butler for our our stay. HELLO, Im starting to get used to this private butler business, its one that many high-end resorts in Bali do offer, but I have to say, The Edge have got it right.

We were whisked off to our destination in complete luxury arriving to a lobby full of staff with smiles for miles.

Upon our arrival, we were given a tour of the property; I just don’t think there are enough words in the thesaurus to describe what lay in front of us. Sitting high upon the limestone cliffs, The Edge literally takes in the 180 degree views of the spectacular Indian ocean – this sight is quite simply jaw dropping and one that I spent a lot of time during my stay gazing at.

Apong escorted us to our villa, The One. For the first time in a long time I was speechless. Larger than you could possibly imagine, of course taking in more of those spectacular views,  this villa is fit for Royalty.  Contemporary Javanese styling, featuring a large lounge area, along with a beautiful dining area, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors taking in the views of the ocean and your private 20m long infinity edge pool that literally runs the length of the villa. There is a sprawling deck area, which I was told is often used for weddings, and I can see why, I could not think of a more beautiful place to hold my nuptials.

The bedroom was bigger than some of my friend’s apartments, lush, plush, lovely and luxe with more floor to ceiling glass sliding doors looking out onto your pool, but bordered with metres of luxurious black out curtaining. Walking through the stylish and super large dressing room, is the Bathroom – wow, wow and one more wow, marble, opulent and enormous. Separate shower, his and hers vanity, jacuzzi style bathtub, separate toilet and of course an outdoor shower.


This villa is meant for 2 but could very comfortably hold a party for 50 or more. Literally larger than any resort villa I have ever stayed in.

There is detail everywhere you look, whether it be the white robes placed beautifully at the end of your bed with a goodnight note, bookmarks left on your pillows, the amenities tray in the bathroom stocked with perfectly presented items. Everything is thought of here.

The Edge may not have a private beach, but it has the amazing One Eighty Sky Pool, this now very insta famous pool extends 6 metres over the clifftop, 150 metres above the waves and rocky shoreline below, featuring a glass bottom which gives you a birds-eye view to everything happening directly below you. I watched in wonder at the people taking their pics whilst leaning on the edge of this spectacular pool. I gave it a go myself, but being slightly scared of heights, it was only seconds before I quickly swam back to the safety of the larger in ground section of this big blue pool

One Eighty has a sand lounge where you can relax poolside on sun loungers or daybeds under big white sun umbrellas, the VIP lounge is rock star, and the enclosed terrace features a restaurant along with a sleek bar area, It’s a really cool place to sip cocktails, chow down on the delicious poolside menu, take in the view and of course, people watch. Best thing – One Eighty is open to the public, so everyone gets to enjoy this beautiful pool club, please note : bookings are required.

We spent the afternoon eating, drinking, lazing around our enormous pool, reading and relaxing. Bali bliss. Snob Tip : try the  prawns – om gosh – these little seafood critters are delicious and huge !

Our breakfast order was taken by Apong, before we went retired to our gigantic comfortable bed, and we woke to the most delicious spread of fruit, yoghurts, muffins, juice, coffee and eggs, as much as I tried to, there was just no way I was going to ever get through all this food. I did give it a red hot go though.


Apong, our wonderful butler, was literally with us throughout our stay, but we never ever noticed him. He just appeared when he sensed we needed him. At one stage it started raining, and like magic, he was next to us holding 2 umbrellas! Another thing I loved, there is no check in at reception, it’s all done via your butler in the comfort of your villa, need a massage at the Edge Spa, your butler will organise, anything we needed, Apong was available 24/7 to take care of us and I mean 24/7, as he was dimming our lights and wishing us a good night sleep, he reminded us that if anything was wrong even at 3am in the morning, just to call him and he would come to help. This is service – and goes hand in hand with this luxury villa.

The morning proved to be a little grey so decided that a gym session could be in order, and given that the gym at the Edge has one of the best views of any gyms in Bali, it made for a rather enjoyable workout. We then decided to treat ourselves to a one hour massage at the Edge Spa, the ambience is so relaxing – you literally walk through water to get to the massage table, again all taking in the most amazing vista. I left there relaxed and totally blissed out.

This stunning resort might be large in scale, but it is small whereby it only has 8 villas, keeping it exclusive, personal, and so very special.

The staff are nothing short of amazing (I seriously wanted to sneak Apong in the car back to my villa) the views are literally jaw dropping and the villas are most certainly fit for a king and queen.


We will definitely be back for another stay, but until then, we will be visiting One Eighty Sky Lounge very soon as I need more pics of that insanely infinity edge pool.

Makasih Banyak The Edge – we loved our staycation with you.

 

 

The edge – Uluwatu Bali
Jl. Pura Goa Lempeh Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu – Uluwatu BALI 80364 – INDONESIA
T. (62) 361 8470 700| F. (62) 361 8470880 | E. intouch@edge.mesahotelsandresorts.com 

FIVE STAR FABULOUS : St Regis Bali Resort

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Even when you live in paradise – you need a sneaky getaway, and given that Seminyak was slightly cray cray during the Christmas, New Year, School holiday stretch, my BF and I were looking for some time out away from party town which is what the Yak turns into during this time. We were in desperate need of quiet time where we could do, ummm, well, absolutely nothing.

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We decided that the calmness and serenity of beautiful Nusa Dua was calling our names, this would be the perfect spot to wind down and, we wanted to do it in style so the stunning St Regis Bali was where we were going to stay.

As soon as you drive through the spectacular St Regis entrance we knew instantly we had made the perfect choice. Having stayed there many years ago, we had forgotten how truly magnificent this resort is.

 

Right from the second we entered the exquisite lobby, we were treated like royalty, check in was super speedy, which was great because I was dying to familiarise myself with the resort all over again. Within minutes we were escorted by Edi (our private butler) to check out our one bedroom St Regis lagoon villa. The property actually has 42 villas and each and everyone of them has undertaken a total refurbishment at a total value of $5 million USD.

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This villa was beyond what I could have ever imagined, this newly refurbished mini palace, is large, luxe and lavish. Décor perfectly reflected the traditional Balinese / Javanese style, opulent but not too over the top. The villa was so large, lounge, dining, extremely impressive bedroom, exquisite marble bathroom, with an enormous “I want to dive into your right now bathtub”. Outside was our own private pool, a bale that you just wanted to lay in all day, but my favourite part, stairs that led directly into the HUGE, and I mean HUGE (4,900 m2 to be exact), salt water lagoon pool that surrounds a good part of this property. I seriously think that this is THE biggest pool in Bali. AHHHHMAZING.

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The resort offers 5 delicious dining choices, but beachfront at the beautiful Kayuputi restaurant was where we wanted to dine. We have eaten here in the past, and I had literally been dreaming of their pasta from when i last inhaled it approx. 5 years earlier , the smoked chicken linguine is legit the best thing I have tasted ever. This restaurant overlooks the stunning blue waters of their private pristine stretch of Nusa Dua beach as well as the beautiful blue beachfront pool and pool bar. The service here is impeccable as is the food. Speak to Harald Wiesmann, the sommelier who has been there forever and a day, there is a reason St Regis has won the best wine list in Bali, and he is it.

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There is nothing to do here except relax, and it is so super easy to do that, the resort has such a calmness about it, we spent our time swimming, snoozing, swanning around the enormous pool, sunbaking, sipping on cocktails and of course taking in that perfect view. Their golden sand private beach is lined with sun loungers and the waiters deliver beverages and food straight to your lounger, so your sunbaking session need not be interrupted.

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The St Regis staff are nothing short of incredible, attending to every request at a moment’s notice, their big Bali smiles melt my heart. From the buggy drivers, to the waiters, to the ever-attentive and extremely patient person that answered my ongoing requests when I pushed the “butler service” on my phone, nothing ever was a problem, not even me leaving my sunglasses in the car we arrived in, somehow they managed to track them down and i found them later that morning sitting by my bed !

The gardens are vast and lush, be sure to take a walk thru all of them, you will find the most amazing hidden secret spots.

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Cocktails and a bottle of champagne in the King Cole Bar whilst watching the fire dancers was the prelude to our beautiful dinner (we couldn’t resist dining again at Kayuputi ) . This restaurant takes on a whole new feel at night, with the subtle lighting showcasing its grand white architecture and that beautiful chandelier over the main bar. And, yes….. another dish of that smoked chicken linguine please!

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Our sleep was sweet, this super king bed with its incredibly large pillows – was like sleeping on a cloud. There is nothing like waking up to another day in paradise in the worlds most comfortable bed.

Be warned: Breakfast will break the diet, with so much on offer at the buffet as well as many a la carte choices included from the menu, I found myself circling the buffet over and over again – wanting to try every single thing.
St Regis Nusa Dua is a retreat from the crazy that Bali can sometimes be, it’s so peaceful here, nothing to do except relax and remove yourself from the outside world, there is so much on offer here at the resort, there is no reason to ever leave its grounds.

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The Remede spa is a beautiful escape offering a range of excellent treatments and pamper packages in the most beautiful setting, it also features an Aqua Vitale Hydrotherapy pool which is a great way to start, or even end your day, the gentle pressure of the massage jets relaxes your body and any stresses from the outside world will be quickly forgotten.

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I loved the St. Regis Butler service which is available to not only the Villas Guests, but each and every guest can enjoy this on call  butler service. They are available 24 hours a day to assist with all your needs, be that a nanny, a round of golf, a tour to the elephant park, an outside dinner reservation. The St Regis staff are here to take care of you.
I need to tell you, we were only booked to stay one night, but ended up staying three…. We just didn’t want our time here to come to an end. But like all good things, they eventually do.

The St Regis Bali Resort  is Five Star Fabulous and I can highly recommend this relaxing resort to anyone looking for a bit of a break from the crazy life, its quiet, its romantic, its lush and its luxe its Paradise done to Perfection.

 

Want to sample a bit of the St.Regis Bali luxury – well good news – they currently have a Taste of Luxury Package which includes the following :

A Taste of Luxury

Your luxury breaks made unforgettable. Reserve 3 nights and be enticed with a complimentary 4th night.

Your exquisite benefits includes:

  • Daily breakfast at Boneka Restaurant for two
  • Luxury roundtrip airport transfer
  • Complimentary late check out until 3 PM (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary 4th night

Rates start from IDR 5,700,000++ per night for a St. Regis Suite.

click here to find out more and book yourself in

 

St Regis Bai Resort

Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua,

Lot S6, PO Box 44, Nusa Dua, Bali, 80363, Indonesia 

 Phone: (62)(361) 8478 111  •  In Australia, call: 1-800-221-637

 

 

 

COMPETITION : Tropical Two Night Getaway at the Samabe Suites & Villas

Luxury Laid On  – The Samabe Bali Give Away

There’s nothing better than a dreamy tropical getaway with the one you love and there is no better place to do this than the stunning and so very romantic Samabe Suites & Villas situated in Nusa Dua, absolute beachfront property with stunning views of  brilliant blue waters of Nusa Dua beach This gorgeous resort is does romance with a capital R.  And…. Im so excited to give you the opportunity to win 2 romantic nights here!

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The Seminyak Snob along with the Samabe Bali Suites & Villas are thrilled to be working together to offer one lucky winner a 2-night giveaway staying at this luxurious beachfront property. On offer is an opportunity to spend 2 nights in a Family Pool  Suite, with breakfast daily and dinner for 2 at their Rempah Rempah restaurant, Free flow non alcoholic beverages, daily afternoon tea, beach side yoga, cooking classes, water sports, as well as a host of other guest activities are all included in the phenomenal giveaway.

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Looking to win a little bit of Luxury staying at one of Bali’s 5 star resorts, need to escape the working life and experience the tropical life

Read on to find out what you need to do :

 

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Details

Commencing November 6th 2017

Entries close at end on Sunday 19 November 2017

With the winner being announced on Thursday 23 November 2017

 

Prize:  Standard Benefits Package

  • Welcome drink & cold towel upon check-in
  • Daily buffet breakfast served at Rempah-Rempah Restaurant or in the privacy of your suite or villa
  • 1 x Dinner for served at Rempah-Rempah Restaurant
  • Daily free-flow non alcoholic beverages at any of the open restaurants and bars
  • Complimentary one time daily replenished mini bar, stocked with beer and soft drinks
  • Daily afternoon tea served in beach cave starting from 14.30 to 17.00 hours
  • Daily turn down service and daily changing fresh fruit amenities in your room
  • Daily complimentary yoga at the beach side
  • Daily fruit service at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Daily ice cream service for children at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Daily cooling cucumber eye compress at the pool side (15.00 hours)
  • Gym, cooking class and other guest activities included
  • Complimentary wireless internet access in your room and resort area
  • Samabe original welcome gift for each guest & 24 hour butler service
  • Unlimited use of non-motorized water sports (catamaran/kayak/windsurfer, snorkeling , stand up – paddle)

 TOTAL VALUE $1100

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The Competition – How to Win

Tell us in 20 words of less why Samabe Resort would be the perfect tropical escape.

You must use the #tropicaltimeatsamabe

You must like and follow @samaberesort & @the_seminyak_snob on Instagram

 You may enter as many times as you like

The winner will be judged by a team of 3 from the Samabe along with the Seminyak Snob. The judge’s decision is final.

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Terms and Conditions:

 

The completion is open to an international audience.

The participants must be over the age of 18 to enter and have a valid passport

The winner is responsible for booking & paying for their own flights / transport to Bali

The competition will run from November 6th for 14 days,l with winner being announced on 23 November, 2018

You must follow both partners to win this prize

Block out dates do apply – contact Samabe for these dates.

The winner must book accommodation directly with sales team at  Samabe Resort  and is based on availability.

The Prize is not transferable from the winner to another person.

Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash

The Prize is valid for 1 year from the date of the winner being announced.

 

 

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

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Win a Sunset Escape to The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

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Another fabulous Instagram competition for my lovely loyal followers

The Seminyak Snob along with the Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa are thrilled to offer a 2-night giveaway staying at this gorgeous beachfront property in the heart of Seminyak. On offer is the opportunity to win 2 nights in a Beach Wing Room, with breakfast daily and dinner for 2 at the delicious Sanje Restaurant & Lounge

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Who wants to spend a couple of days lazing in the sun around the Seminyak Resorts beautiful beach infinity pool ?

Read on to find out what you need to do :

 

The Competition – How to Win

Tell us in 20 words or less why you would love to stay at The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa. Or, alternatively you can also tell what makes Sanje Restaurant & Lounge the perfect spot to see the best sunset in Bali

Use the #seminyakbeachresortescape  #theseminyakbeachresort

You must like and follow @theseminyakbeachresort, @sanjerestaurantandlounge & of course me @the_seminyak_snob on Instagram

Tag who you would bring with you if you win

You may enter as many times as you like

Prize:

2 Nights at in Beach Wing Room, including breakfast and afternoon tea

1 x  Seafood Buffet Dinner  at Sanje Restaurant for 2 persons

TOTAL VALUE $ USD 1500

The winner will be judged by a team of 3 from the Seminyak Beach Resort along with the Seminyak Snob. The judge’s decision is final.

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Terms and Conditions:

The completion is open to an international audience.

The participants must be over the age of 18 to enter and have a valid passport

The winner is responsible for booking & paying for their own flights / transport to Bali

The competition will run from  11 August 2017 for 14 days –  with winner being announced on 31 August 2017

You must follow all 3 partners to win this prize

Block out dates do apply those being: 23 December -6 January 2018

The winner must book accommodation directly with sales team at  info@theseminyack.com   and is subject to  availability.

The Prize is not transferable from the winner to another person.

Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash

The Prize is valid for  12 months from the date of the winner being announced.

 

Please note this competition is not sponsored by Instagram yet by the accounts in this post and is in no way connected to Instagram LLC. You must abide by Instagram terms and conditions at all times. 

 

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LUXURY LAID ON : The Legian Bali

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With the Seminyak stretch filled with beautiful beach front resorts, each of them offering something different, it can be difficult to decide where you should stay, however, if your list of requirements includes, luxury laid on, ocean views, romance, an incredible location and a perfect pool – We can highly recommend The Legian Bali.

This stunning sophisticated resort may not be the newest on the Seminyak strip but she is most certainly the Grandest (a major refurbishment to upgrade all rooms and facilities did take place in 2012). Approaching her 21st birthday she has stood the test of time and is proof that luxury lasts forever.

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Beachfront and so very beautiful, The Legian Bali offers the best of everything. With her distinctive Balinese style, this property is spread large with nearly every corner of the property looking out to the famous Seminyak beach.

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The landscaped gardens are lush with THE softest and greenest lawn I have ever stepped on, the 3-tiered pool situated smack bang centre of the resort is so blue you will spend every daylight hour by it and if you are like me, will not move until the sunset is done and dusted, the poolside dining menu is delicious (snob favourite, the prawn cocktail – hello yumm) and the cocktails are served with smiles as big as the ocean this property faces. I can promise you all the worries in the world will be forgotten when you walk through the impressive entrance – this place literally projects peace and tranquillity.

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Each and every room at The Legian Bali has ocean views, so no need to worry when making your booking that you will be in the back blocks facing a stone wall. The suites are large and luxurious, all with enormous terraces and jaw dropping views, obviously the higher you are the more you see, we were lucky enough to be on the 3rd floor – which overlooked the pool and an amazing view that stretched from Jimbaran to Pereranan.

Our 2 bedroom suite was huge and I mean HUGE !!! I could have held a party for 100 in this suite and still had room to swing a CAT. Dining area, Butlers Kitchen, Lounge area, a dreamy bedroom and a bathroom bigger than some people s apartments. Everything you could want, and some things that you didn’t realise that you would want are included in the suites. From the nespresso coffee machines, the ipod that plays various genres of music, the blue ray dvd machine, the dreamy bath products, the complimentary mini bar, the list goes on, and on.

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I could spend hours, probably days laying by the Pool, 3 tiered and so very very blue, it is truly mesmerizing, with the 3rd tier being a long 30m infinity edge lap pool which sits literally just above the beach – I found myself grabbing a cocktail and watching the passing procession of beach walkers and gazing out at the waves all day, only moving to my lounger at sundowners to watch the spectacular sunset show.

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Dinner is served poolside with romantic candle lit tables for two lining the terrace, if your Boyfriend hasn’t proposed to you yet, don’t be surprised if he gets down on one knee here. The food is delicious and cooked up by a some very talented (& quite handsome) Balinese chefs from their open kitchen – you can walk on over and watch them do their magic. Could not fault anything here – food, knowledgeable waiters, ambience – everything amazing.

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I managed to drag myself away from my sun lounger to visit the spa and wellness centre for a organic deluxe facial and a foot massage – hello heaven. A treatment at the spa is must if you are staying here and the well equipped gymnasium will help keep the kilos at bay if you are on first name basis with the cocktail list and pool side dining menu.

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Breakfast is delicious, served, again on the terrace looking out to the glistening waves.

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There is obviously lots to see and do around the Seminyak area which is just a walk away, however, you will find it very hard to leave the confines of this beautiful resort.

 

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Sitting regally and very proudly on Seminyak Beach, everything here is just perfect. I can see why this resort is the choice of Royalty and Dignitaries when they come to town.

If you want to spoil yourself, even if for one night, you cannot go past The Legian Bali.

The Legian Bali & The Club at The Legian Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach,
Bali 80361, Indonesia
Telephone number: (+62) 361 730 622

Reservation Enquiries: reservation@thelegianbali.com
Weddings & Event: events@thelegianbali.com

 

LEMBONGAN LUXURY : Villa Sayang

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It was that time again, the time when a little weekend escape was needed and given that the Seminyak silly season was all set to start I thought it was the perfect time to head to Lembongan to relax, refresh and recharge my slightly worn down battery.

 

That was the easy decision; the hard decision (as always) was which fabulously new and amazing villa should we stay at, my list of must haves is always long and I can (sometimes) be very, very picky – the only peeps that know my list of needs is the team at The Lembongan Traveller, the Lembongan experts.

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Villa Sayang was strongly suggested, and I have to say I was hesitant at first, as it wasn’t in the exact area where I really really love to stay and it wasn’t a brand new modern slash contemporary style villa. But…. then it was explained to me, it had its own boat (hello), its own private beach (oooh now that sounds nice) a full time team to look after everything (ummm even better) and its own private chef that cooks better than Jamie Oliver (okay im in).

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Arriving on Lembongan we were greeted by the team from Villa Sayang… where they loaded our bags, and us onto their very own boat, we were whisked off to Tamarind Beach – which is where Villa Sayang sits regally, high above overlooking the crystal clear surrounding waters.

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The gorgeous staff proudly showed us around, and I was overwhelmed not only by its majestic old style Bali beauty but how immense this property is – it literally went on and on forever.

Secluded and beachfront, Villa Sayang is nothing short of exquisite, spread over 2 tiers, this property is truly lush tropical oasis, featuring not 1 but 2 infinity edge swimming pools, 100m of ocean frontage, its own private beach, gorgeous green manicured gardens, 6 beautiful air-conditioned bedrooms all with private ensuites, these are just a few of the 5 star features that this villa has to offer.

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The bottom tier is a sanctuary in itself featuring 2 stunning bedrooms overlooking tamarind beach all facing onto the infinity pool, and a family / dining area sitting under a huge open living bale as big as a ballroom.

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Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I made my way up the winding white lava stone staircase and reached the upper level where the main villa sits …. It’s then you realize how large this property is – a double story pavilion housing 4 more super sized bedrooms all with their own private tropical style ensuite, each have massive balconies overlooking the bluer than blue bay. There’s another infinity edge pool with more sparkling views, a dining / relaxing outdoor bale and a huge family / tv area. I was blown away with how gorgeous this villa is and it had me appreciating all over again the beautiful old style Balinese architecture – with thatched roofs, open style living so you can actually take in all the beauty that surrounds you.

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Relaxing here is made pretty easy, you literally feel like you are in your own private retreat, peaceful and so very very pretty, its easy to do nothing here except chill and forget all the crazy that may be happening back home. There is a dedicated massage room where a talented masseuse can roll out all the tension that may be laying in your limbs. Or perhaps your are up for a surf? A stand up paddle ? A snorkel ? Villa Sayang has all the equipment right there ready for you to use. Their Private beach is pristine, the perfect place to take a bottle of wine, a towel and a book and hide on the white sand for the afternoon.

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The Sayang staff are nothing short of amazing, smiling, funny and so polite, they really are fabulous – all getting their jobs done with out ever “getting in your way”, nothing was ever a problem, pulling out the SUP boards, preparing the boat for snorkeling, making us a G&T, picking up a take away hot chocolate from The Deck. And of course the Chef… well she most certainly knocked our socks off. Nasi Goreng, Stir Fried Noodles, Chicken Salad, Thai Green Curry …. No wonder I went home 3 kilos heavier. This lady could cook up anything within a minutes notice and I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious her dishes were.

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villa sayangWe had planned on heading out for dinner in fact we had plans to hire a scooter and do all the usual things we love to do when on Lembongan, but why bother, when you have the perfect paradise with everything you need right at your fingertips.

I was really impressed with the attention to detail that Villa Sayang paid to the little things, L’Occitane products, hair dryers, kimono’s, beautiful, white linen, cable tv, flowers, magazines, the list goes on. The Bedrooms are large and the beds so comfy.

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It’s a perfect family holiday villa – with so much space you can send the kids up to the lower level area and not even hear them, an ideal place to celebrate that special occasion, wedding, 40th, engagement, whatever your celebration may be – these guys have the space and the staff to ensure that they can accommodate anything.

Also this 5 star villa offers a 5 star pick up service from Sanur – yes … if you have a group of 6 or more and are staying longer than 3 nights – the Villa Sayang team will pick you up on their private boat and whisk you over the blue waters where you will land beach front right in front of the villa. So very very VIP.

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We absolutely adored our stay at Villa Sayang – everything was perfect. Thank you to the Lembongan Traveller for introducing us to this magnificent villa and thank you to Villa Sayang for having us – it is most certainly the closest thing on earth to paradise.

 

This villa may not be the newest on the island but it is most certainly the grandest.

 

Want to experience this Lembongan luxury – contact our friends at The Lembongan Traveller – they are the island experts. Let them help you organise your tropical escape and make everything easy for you.

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COMPETITION : Sweet Bali Escape giveaway

Hey Hey Hey its time for our  Sweet Bali Escape Giveaway !!

 

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The Snobs along with our partners Peppers Seminyak , Destination HQ, Bondi Venus and U Look Hot In Bikini are giving you the opportunity to win a Sweet Bali Escape valued at AUD $9500 – yes that’s right $9500!!

I mean really, lets face it – who wouldn’t want the chance to fly to Bali for free and stay at a luxurious Seminyak resort and dine at one of seminyaks coolest new restuarants !

Well…. pull your passports out of the drawer, as we are about to give you the opportunity to win the following:

  • 2 return airfares from any AUSTRALIAN capital city from our travel partner Destination HQ Valued at AUD $2500
  • 5 nights of PURE LUXURY staying in a 3 bedroom pool villa at the 5 star Peppers Seminyak Resort with breakfast for 2 each day. Valued at AUD $5500
  • $500 Swimwear Voucher from the team at Bondi Venus
  • Dinner for two at a Seminyak’s newest and coolest restaurant  U Look Hot in a Bikini to the value of AUD $200
  • $500 AUD spending money – to use however you please loaded onto a Travel Card.
  • The inside guide to whats hot and whats not in Seminyak from The Seminyak Snob

PLEASE READ ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT THE END OF THIS PAGE 

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INTERESTED IN WINNING A SWEET BALI ESCAPE ??

OF COURSE YOUR ARE !!!

Heres what you have to do :

Simply follow all our partners on Instagram

@peppersseminyak

@the_seminyak_snob

@bondivenus

@destinationhq

@ulookhotinbikini

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PLEASE READ : The Small … but VERY IMPORTANT  terms and conditions are :

  • The competition will run from 25th January to 11th February with winner being announced on 14th February.
  • You must follow ALL partners to win this amazing prize
  • You must be over the age of 18 to enter and must have a valid Passport
  • You must reside in Australia to enter – return airfares from Australian capital cities only.
  • Blockout dates apply for flights and accommodation those being:
  1. 15 June to 15 September 2017
  2. 15 December to 15 January 2018
  • The winner must book accommodation through Peppers Seminyak Marketing, and villa is based on availability.
  • The winner must book flights through Destination HQ and is based on availability.
  • The Prize is not to be combined with any other promotions.
  • Peppers Seminyak provides room for 5 nights in a 3 Bedroom Pool Villa, along with Daily Breakfast for 2 people
  • Prize is not transferrable from the winner to another person
  • Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash
  • Once the winner books their dates – this is a final booking and cannot be changed.
  • The prize must be used by 31 December 2017
  • The winner will be announced on 14 February 2017

 

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ULUWATU INDULGENCE : The Ungasan Clifftop Resort

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Are you on Instagram and follow the bazillions of Bali bloggers taking pictures in paradise. Well if you are, I am sure you have seen the amazing shots, all with hash tags like #uluwatu #bluepoint #sulubanbeach #singlefin, etc, etc, and wished that it was you there on the cliff tops looking out at that big blue ocean holding a coconut in your hand. Uluwatu –  it truly is a magical spot, situated at the southernmost tip of south Bali and filled with the most picturesque luxury villas and resorts, nearly all of them sitting on the towering limestone cliffs facing the glistening waters of the Indian ocean.

With most of the islands 5 star property’s all situated in this region – the choice of which property to stay at can sometimes be hard. Let the Snobs step in and help you out here – just recently we decided a mini vacay to Uluwatu was in order – and (like you) had seen so many beautiful pictures, but liked what we saw of The Ungasan on Instagram and promptly decided this is where we wanted to be.

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Bags packed, blue bird taxi booked we were quietly excited to be heading to the Ungasan to see for ourselves this stunning picturesque place.

Pulling up to the entrance of this extremely impressive property, we were greeted by the gorgeous staff all welcoming us to the Ungasan – walking through to the reception area – it is then that you are overwhelmed by the beauty of this villa style resort. Nothing but green grass stretches out in front of you, then disappears down the cliff face and than you are greeted with the panoramic view of the big blue of the ocean.

The Ungasan

The Ungasan offers 7 unique villas, all architecturally designed tropical style and all overlooking the ocean. 5 of the villas can sleep up to 10 guests. We stayed in Villa Chintamani, which can sleep up to 14 guests – all bedrooms have a private plunge pool, bale and garden decking and a humungous but romantic master bedroom, a gorgeous bathroom with a bathtub big enough to swim in. The beauty of this property is even though Villa Chintamani offers 7 completely private bedrooms all separated by lush tropical gardens, it can be booked as a 1 bedroom, meaning you get to stay in a lux villa compound but only have to book 1 of the bedrooms. Brilliant! Villa Chintamani like the other 7 villas sits on the cliff top and faces the ocean – with a super long beautiful infinity pool which can be used by the other guests staying in Chintamani, dreamy comfy day beds, a million dollar view, and a butler to take care of your every need – you will have to pinch yourself to make sure you are not actually dreaming.

the ungasan

Chintamani offers plenty,  boasting 24 hour room service, nanny service (need to book) private butler, full bar service, private chef (upon request) car and driver, Wi-Fi, garden and cliff edge bale’s. The luxury is really laid on, I found it so easy to do absolutely nothing but take in the beauty that surrounded this gorgeous Balinese compound.

The Ungasan offers everything you can imagine – so you might think about leaving to explore the area … but with everything there at your fingertips, or the butler’s fingertips, I doubt you will want to leave.

the ungasan

Sundays Beach Club is a 3 minutes breathtaking inclinator ride down the cliff face and provides a stunning beach on par with anything I have seen anywhere in the world. White sand, crystal clear blue waters, cocktails, day beds, bean bags, a fantastic food menu, smiling staff to look after you, paddle boards, it literally has everything – and if you get bored of sitting around your private pool – well this makes an exciting and fun change. Even though Sunday’s is open to everyone, Resort guests get priority over day-trippers, which is fantastic.

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Sunsets here are spectacular as you literally have a front row seat to the nightly show – whether you decide to take it in from Sundays beach club or your villa – be assured – this is a must do for every evening you spend at the Ungasan.

the ungasan

Dinner at Selatun is a great experience; this beautiful restaurant sits at the top of the cliff taking in the spectacular view. The chef does a great job with western and of course local cuisine and I can assure you the cocktails are shaken to perfection.

With a tennis court, putting green, spa, and restaurant – this place is pure perfection. Everything is there for you and if its not – speak to Indra, the ever helpful Guest Services Manager – he can make magic happen.

the ungasan

Looking to spoil yourself at a Lust after cliff top resort (of course your are) Us snobs can highly upon highly recommend The Ungasan for that special sweet getaway and there is no better time to book as at Nov / Dec 2016 The Ungasan are celebrating their 5th birthday and offering 35% off all bookings when placed directly thru them.

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Get on it guys – this place is pure paradise.

 

Reservations at The Ungasan

reservations@theungasan.com
+62 811 833 1320

 

 

GETTING MY SUFER SIDE ON : Komune Beach Club

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A 45 minute drive from Seminyak (well okay can be 60 minutes in bad traffic) is a blissfully beautiful stretch of beach known very well to surfers from around the world called Keramas.

The word is slowly getting out about this surfer’s paradise and as a result accommodation is slowly popping up in and around this picturesque area, one of which is the magnificent Komune Beach Club & Resort.

I was looking for a new beach club to try and the photos I had seen of Komune totally captivated me – this stunningly beautiful resort is set on 180 metres of private lawns and gardens in amongst the 100’s of coconut trees and a total beach front property – where you witness every super sized snobby wave barrel on in.

Komune Resort Bali

As I made my way down the tropical lush pathway that lead from the carpark to the beach club – I was in total amazement of the magnificent stretch of Keramas beach, the photos I had seen did not do this place justice, WHAT – Why had I not been here before ?? I definitely have to get out of Seminyak more.

We grabbed a lounge right next to the beautiful bluer than blue and rounder than round beachside pool which was totally surrounded by day beds, bean bags and umbrellas to help shade you from the intense afternoon sunshine. This place has such a chilled, relaxed, party vibe – tunes were playing, waves were crashing, kids were swimming, suffers were taking on the gigantic waves, the staff were being incredibly helpful and their service was incredibly fantastic. I knew it was going to be a great day – and I was not disappointed.

Komune Resort Bali

Komune Resort Bali

Paddleboards and snorkels are on hand for when the tide goes out allowing you to explore the rock pools and crystal clear lagoons. And of course – if you surf, this venue could not be more perfect for you – it’s a match made in heaven.

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At night Komune has an outdoor beachside cinema showcasing weekly surfing events, highlights from the days or weeks surfing are shown on the big screen as well as regular screenings of latest release movies

Hungry? (silly question) this incredible beachside structure houses a restaurant and bar both providing some amazingly good food choices, healthy salads, juices, burgers, pizzas along with some pretty delicious seafood. You will not go hungry here – with something on the menu to satisfy everyone. The cocktails are pretty awesome too all served with a huge big Balinese smile.

Komune Resort Bali

When it came time to head back to the Yak, I have to be honest – I just did not want to leave, I felt totally at home here and the view that was laid out right in front of me was totally hypnotic – I hadn’t felt this chilled in a long time.

Komune Resort Bali

Komune Resort & Beach Club has so much to offer, you dont have to be a full time surfer to enjoy it here,  the hotel has a range of rooms, suites and villas which cater to everyone’s budget, along with a health “hub” a well equipped fitness centre and yoga retreat, long lap pool along with a day spa – there is not one reason you have to leave this resort after you arrive. Not knowing much about Komune when I visited, I can tell you I made it my priority to find out more once I arrived – this place is heaven. Now I have visited for the day – I am going to make it another priority to go back – but next time – I will definitely be staying for a couple of days to experience the hospitality that Komune is so obviously well known for. I would even go as far to say – skip Seminyak, get off the plane and head straight here for your holiday. I have no doubt that you will walk away feeling more relaxed than ever before.

Komune Resort Bali

Komune Resort Bali

Komune Resort Bali

If your heading for the day – be sure to phone ahead and let them know your coming, as very often they are booked out for weddings, etc. I mean really – why wouldn’t you want to get married here. What a great place to start the rest of your life together with the one you love.

I cannot recommend Komune highly enough and I cannot wait to get back again – but next time – I will be staying for a couple of days not a couple of hours. They may have trouble getting me to leave.

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On a side note – my partners son left his ipad on one of the day beds, he did not tell us about this until the next day…. We called Komune, and yes his ipad had been found and was locked away – we are grateful to the wonderful staff at Komune for this.

 

Komune

To reserve by phone:
Ph: (+62) 361 3018888

To reserve by email:
reservations.bali@komuneresorts.com

SECRET WOMENS BUSINESS : Bliss Sanctuary

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Ladies…. need to take some time out on your own, without the husband, boyfriend, kids, dogs, etc, so you can forget about work, dinner, school pick ups, washing, ironing, and all the other somewhat mundane things that may just be getting the better of you?

Want to take yourself out of your comfort zone and away from the familiarity of what you know so well and perhaps experience new things that you could never imagine doing for yourself?

If I told you there was a special place in Bali that could cover every single one of your needs, where the most difficult decision you will need to make is what spa treatment you would like and what meal you would like the chef to prepare for you, where you wake up to a beautiful fresh tropical breakfast everyday, where your washing can be done for you, where you could meet like minded women from all over the world…. would you believe me? I promise you its true and this place is aptly named Bliss Sanctuary for Women – yes you heard me correctly – FOR WOMEN ONLY. No kids, no couples, no men, just women.

bliss sanctuary for women

Bliss Sanctuary is more than just a retreat, it is a paradise that welcomes ladies from all over the world travelling on their own, looking for a beautiful place to holiday, without being alone.

bliss sanctuary for women

No matter what your needs, Zoe and her extraordinary team will tailor the ultimate relaxing holiday where each day is planned for you based on what YOU want. At no stage are you “forced” to take part in anything you don’t want to – Being a sanctuary means everything is tailored to your individual needs.

bliss sanctuary for women

There is a wide variety of packages available to chose from:

Blissful yoga, cross fit bliss, womens surf, water lover, sightseers, thrill seeker, fab foodie, bliss active, wellness, ultra fitness and detox, eat pray love, self empowerment….and the inclusions are incredible, for instance; meals cooked in your villa for you by the Bliss chef, accommodation in a stunning villa with a dreamy bedroom all with AC of course, a 4-poster bed, a semi indoor / outdoor bathroom with a shower and a bathtub big enough to swim in, a pool to relax by, personal drivers to pick you up and drop you at the airport as well as take you shopping, out for meals, to the beach, sightseeing or anywhere else you would like to go, unlimited Yoga as well as daily massage / spa treatments all performed by the gorgeous local ladies which will help you unwind and reconnect. These are all included in the price and Ladies I promise you the list goes on – there is nothing that the team at Bliss has not thought of – this sanctuary is every woman’s dream come true.

bliss sanctuary for women

bliss sanctuary for women

Bliss has villa accommodation in Canggu and the newest location in Seminyak has just opened its doors. The sanctuaries are all private and peacefully situated in quiet locations – but close enough to all the action if needed.

bliss sanctuary for women

This place is heaven – a perfect retreat for all women to reconnect, relax and reinvigorate.

bliss sanctuary for women

Want to know more? Don’t be silly, of course you do – you need to hop on to the Bliss Sanctuary’s website and chose a retreat that suits you – I have no doubt you will be packing your suitcase waving the hubbie and kids goodbye.

contact :

blisssanctuaryforwomen.com

bookings@blissinternational.com

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