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Samabe Nusa Dua

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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the seminyak beach resort

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

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

 

sundara

SUNNY SIDE UP : Sundara

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Its no secret that us snobs love a beach club and that Four Seasons properties around the world are major snob material – so it makes sense that their Club located on the impeccable Jimbaran beach is nothing less than 5 star in every way.

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And the great thing is – you don’t have to be luxing it up at the Four Seasons Jimbaran to gain entry, this beautiful beach club is open to everyone that wants to visit for the day and soak up the sundara magic.

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Be ready to be WOW’d when you arrive, the beach is pristine and perfect, but the 57m long infinity edge pool perched alongside the beach stretches longer than you could ever imagine.

Be prepared to feel like a rock star, the staff here are absolute superstars and always ready to fluff your towels, pour your wine and serve your food, whatever you need – these guys are onto it!! Bottled water, sunscreen, oversized white towels, frozen fruit treats are handed out regularly and are all part of the Sundara service.

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Sit back relax and enjoy that bazillion dollar view, whether its while your lounging on your daybead, or whilst swanning around in the pool grab yourself a cocktail, their list is full of incredible creations all crafted by the legendary Javier de las Muelas whom I was fortunate enough to meet when he flew in to town from Barcelona to take over the Sundara list. The Bitter Sweet Love and Wasabi Martini are favourites.

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Hold onto your beach hat, your day is about to get considerably better, the daytime food menu here is so tasty, even if you just consumed everything in sight at your hotels buffet breakfast, you will eat, this menu is too tasty not to. Enjoy your feast as you sit by the pool or pop yourself on the terrace under the shade of one of the oversized umbrellas, whilst still soaking up that gorgeous view.

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At the end of the day you will find it hard to pack up and move, and, be told now, the Sunsets at Sundara are spectacular and well worth hanging around for, the fiery sky lights up that enormous pool and creates the most incredible romantic setting.

There is so much to love about Sundara, Sunday brunch, the wine list, the cocktail list, the Kids menu and get this… a dedicated kids area and pool with nannys on hand to entertain and take care of your bambinos – hello perfect!

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If you are in Bali – a day trip to Sundara is an absolute must, you will fall in love with this place and….. quite possibly your significant other all over again.

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Tips :

take a driver / taxi – because i guarantee you – you will drink more of their cocktail than you think you will

phone ahead and make a booking – there is a charge to book a daybed but comes off your food and beverage bill

To reserve a daybed, please contact sundara.bali@fourseasons.com.

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Komune Resort Bali

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

villa coral nusa lembongan

ADDICTED TO PARADISE : Villa Coral Nusa Lembongan

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It’s no secret that our go to getaway when we need to escape the silly that sometimes Seminyak is known for is Nusa Lembongan. We are pretty fussy about where we stay returning to our favorites again and again. But this time we thought – lets mix it up and try somewhere completely different. We got in touch with our friends at The Lembongan Traveller, who told us about a brand spanking new beach front villa in a secluded part of the island, so beach front in fact, you have to walk across the white sand to gain entry. Hello – book us in!

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I must admit I was pretty excited to try some new digs on the island, a change is as good as a holiday, and that’s what we are on Lembongan for. As the Rocky’s Van made its way through the bumpy roads and overgrown foliage we were pretty eager to get to this new villa we had heard so much about – Villa Coral. Pulling up on a narrow road right next to Tamarind Beach – I knew I was staying somewhere absolutely beach front when the waves were lapping at my feet as I was wheeling my luggage as promised thru the white sand to get to Villa Corals entrance. We were not disappointed by what greeted us.

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Very large and lovely, modern but in an elegant island style way this villa is cleverly designed so every inch of the bay is captured from every point of this double story villa.

This beach front beauty is tucked away in a private and very quiet part of the island, it’s truly beautiful, with every amenity that you will need during your stay provided for you. With four staff to take care of everything – all you need to do is sit back and do nothing – something I’m very good at.

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The villa has 4 enormous, repeat ENORMOUS, air-conditioned bedrooms, each with king size beds and very generous ensuite bathrooms – all bedrooms have views of the beach and bay that stretch out as far as the eye can see.

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We spent our days by or I should say laying in the infinity pool taking in the impressive outlook – the star of the show being Mt Agung – which, when he makes an appearance is seen perfectly from every location in this villa.

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The poolside bar got a good work out– that impressive stainless steel refrigerator kept our champagne chilled to perfection. The staff were always on hand with menus from local warungs and happily ordered delicious meals for us, collected them and lay out our dishes for us in the beautiful open-air dining area overlooking the pool and the beach.

Breakfast at villa coral is a great way to start your day – the staff cook up a some tasty treats that will keep you full right thru to lunch – so good in fact – we requested 2nd servings (my constant diet was forgotten for this getaway).

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This villa is literally on the beach! When the tide comes in – you open the front gate – and the waves almost reach the beautiful stone boundary. A walk along the beach you will find local fisherman untangling their nets whilst their young children play in the rock pools and waves.

At night take in the sunset from the poolside bar – or the view is just as good if not better from the upstairs lounge area.

With an air- conditioned entertainment room that also doubles as a massage room – This villa has everything to ensure your holiday is perfect in every way.

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There is lots to do on this island paradise, snorkel, explore, etc., but we have been to Lembongan many times before, so we decided just to chillax and enjoy everything that Villa Coral had to offer – that being the peaceful and secluded position – leaving us with the feeling that we had this whole stretch of beach to ourselves.

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Villa Coral is most certainly a beachfront beauty, a picture perfect position which will ensure your island getaway is as every bit as wonderful as the view it looks out to.

The Lembongan Traveller have this island covered – they can match you and your requirements to the perfect villa and book snorkelling trips, boating trips,  you want to do something – TLT can assist you.

If you haven’t been to Nusa Lembongan – can i suggest you put it on your itinerary next time you visit Bali – only a 30 minute boat ride from Sanur, i can promise you, you will become addicted.

Villa Coral can be booked through The Lembongan Traveller 

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fairmont sanur

Snobbing it in Sanur : Fairmont Sanur

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Its been so long, years in fact since I hopped on the vespa and took a scoot down to Sanur, and with noisy workmen trouncing in and out of our villa here in Seminyak – we were looking for somewhere quiet to spend some time. The day trip turned in to an overnighter, when we discovered that our noisy friends were going to take another day to fix our AC issues. Righto, where should we stay ?? Having been following the Fairmont Sanur on instagram for ages (the reason it ignited my interest in Sanur) the decision was pretty easy. Called them, locked in a night and off we went.

Not too sure what to expect, as I mentioned I think it had been over 6 years since I had visited this sleepy fishing village. We were in love when we turned in to the leafy quiet stretch of Jalan Danau Tamblingan which is the main drag of Sanur – the complete opposite to Jalan Oberoi.

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We rolled into the Fairmont and we were taken aback at how beautiful and grand this property is, high thatched roofs with dark wooden beams, all open with the cool breeze coming thru off the beach – which you could just see thru the top of the palms trees.

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After checking in we were given a quick tour of the resort – this lady is big, the grounds are HUGE, the gardens are green, lush and tropically beautiful. Excited now to see our room – I was totally WOW’d when we walked into the cool comfort of our Garden View Suite – the room was enormous! 95 sqm in fact. Featuring a spacious bathroom with separate shower, toilet and a bath big enough to sail a ship in. The bedroom area was stunning – king size bed and then slide the glass doors open to your own outdoor terrace, with a day bed, dining area, another tv and huge minibar, looking over the stunning green gardens and with a good view of the ocean. I was in resort heaven.

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The sky was blue so I was desperate to get to check out the beach and lay by the pool. And like everything else at the Fairmont – this infinity pool is humongous – 50m long ! All overlooking the gorgeousness of the golden sand and blue waters of Sanur beach. I was in paradise. Cocktail, tick, swim tick, another cocktail tick …. This afternoon was turning out perfectly – just how I like it.

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Grabbing myself the pool bar menu – i was super tempted by everything, wanting to forget the diet I tell myself I am on every morning, I selected some yummy wraps and sandwiches along with some calamari – all very generous portions and all very delicious.

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Wanting to explore a little more, we grabbed some bikes from reception which the Fairmont have available for all guests and cruised on up the paved pathway which goes for 10klms along the foreshore.

sanur beach This beautiful quite seaside village is stunning – riding along the beach the shallow waters are lined with colourful fishing boats on one side and market stalls, restaurants and spas on the other, no crazy traffic to contend with just other bicycle riders to watch out for. Complete opposite to its crazy sister Seminyak.

During our overview of the hotel we were taken thru the Spa, and liking what we saw – we decided to head back and partake in a few of their treatments. Well, we were totally beyond blissed out – foot massage, facial and relaxing body massage – I don’t think I actually woke up properly until an hour after leaving. If you are lucky enough to stay here be sure to visit – I haven’t felt that relaxed in a long long time.

Dinner via room service in our suite arrived quickly via our butler (hello) and was a perfect way to end the day, that was until we hopped into the king size bed… which was fluffy, white and just right.

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Now, in Seminyak we get to see a sunset eveynight….. here in Sanur, it’s the sunrises that are super magical. Not wanting to miss out on this, we set our alarm for 5.45am and headed down to the beach to witness this magical ritual – spectacular. As hard as is was getting out of that comfy bed…. It was worth it. You must do this no matter where you are staying when in Sanur.

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I have to say I fell in love with with this sleepy village, especially the Fairmont – this beautiful beach front resort is large but you kind of feel like you have it all to yourself ? It wasn’t until we had breakfast in the morning that I realized that there was actually people other than us staying here. This place is so quiet, peaceful and very chilled out – the staff are AMAZING, friendly and very efficient all with big smiles that make your day.

If you are looking for beach clubs, loud music, sunsets and a bustling vibe, perhaps save that part of your trip for Seminyak. Sanur is so peaceful, pretty and romantic you will be happy just to lay around, read, rest, relax and unwind.

The Fairmont is one of the only beach front resorts in sanur with over 120 suites and villas, a kids club, a massive beachfront pool, a stunning spa service, I think 4 dining options, all that along with amazing staff with exceptional service – it would be hard to stay anywhere else if you were looking for a resort style holiday.

The snobs loved our 24 hours at the Fairmont Sanur – we will most definitely be back again soon when Seminyak gets a little crazy and we need somewhere nearby to escape.

 

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SOMEWHERE SUPER SNOBBY : The Alila Seminyak

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Want some where spesh to hang with your significant other away from the Doof Doof and smell of Hawaiian Tropic? Well a day, a night or a week at the Alila Seminyak may be just what you need if you are wanting to add a capital R into your romantic holiday. You will want to kiss your partner long and hard as soon as you walk thru the striking entrance of this beautiful ocean front resort – this place reeks of romance and love.

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Comprising of 240 ocean or garden facing rooms and suites that surround a vast communal area,  Alila Seminyak contains 4 bluer than blue swimming pools that look right out onto the sparkling indian ocean – this resort is first class all the way. The hotel is shrouded in vertical gardens, leafy plants and a gorgeous green lawn that rolls on down to the beach interrupted only by a tranquil Balinese temple – you are right in the heart of Seminyak but the peace and calm takes over you the minute you walk down those steps onto the lawn looking onto the beach, the beautiful big pools and the dramatic beach bar – everything so strategically placed that doesn’t matter where you sit you are able to see all the goings on.

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We head down to the Alila often to get away from the continual interruptions taking place at our villa. This is the most perfect peaceful place to lay and enjoy the beautiful surrounds, sip a cocktail, read, swim and enjoy the delicious pool menu.

 

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With its prime beach front position – it’s a given that the Alila is a perfect spot for a romantic sunset, and even better,  it doesn’t get quite so busy here and even if it did you wouldn’t notice because there is so much room to take in the show – that there is no possibility that anyone is going to get in your way.

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Get there early, make a day of it, lay yourself down on one of their oversized loungers or if you prefer the shade, grab a seat under the cover of the beach bar and sit back and enjoy Alila’s hospitality.

The pool menu is great (not enormous) and is more snacky type fine food, however the beach front restaurant is a stones throw away from the pool and offers a more substantial selection. The Beach Bar offers a good variety of cocktails to choose from and a small selection of wine.

We love the peacefulness of the Alila, its full of couples hanging out resting and relaxing, probably not a great idea to bring 20 kids with you, but if they are well-behaved, i am sure it wont be a problem

We are yet to stay at the Alila (we hope to do that very very soon) so when our villa gets noisy and we are in need of some peace we will continue to head on down there for the day and do what we love doing, sun baking, sipping on cocktails and enjoying the serenity of this sensationally beautiful seminyak resort.

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sofitel

RESORT LIFE : Sofitel Nusa Dua

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After something a little bit quieter than the craziness and commotion in Seminyak, well Nusa Dua is most definately the place for you. Well known for its white sand beaches, blue waters and enclave of five star resorts it is the perfect place for honeymooners and families alike.

One of our favourites and we head there often for a snobby weekend getaway is The Sofitel Nusa Dua. This luxury beach front properly has everything you could imagine to ensure you will be kept happy in  every way.  She’s a big one, surrounded by lush and green tropical gardens  it offers 415 guest rooms, including 22 suites and 17 Villas as well as 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a beach club, a well appointed gym, a stunning spa, Vietura Aesthetic Centre and a kids club.

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The pool here is massive, it goes on forever, the minute i arrive i drop my bags and make my way to one of the comfy loungers that actually sit in the water, grab a waiter, order a cocktail and settle into my book, whilst taking in the coming and goings on around  me. The swim up pool bar is a genius  and a hive of activity – i love it when you dont have to actually leave the cool confines of the pool to participate in a beverage.  I am in love with this pool – its so big and there are gazillions of poolside loungers meaning you wont have to deal with sitting in the back blocks should you wander down for a swim and a sun bake later than everyone else at the resort.

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So much to do here if working on your tan is not a priority, grab one of the hotel bikes and take a ride along the bike path which runs all along nusa dua beach past all the resorts, all the waters sports are a 5 minute walk away, jet ski’s, banana boats, snorkelling, parasailing, its all here and great fun. Feeling like a bit of a massage, well the So Spa is amazing – the girls here will have you floating on air after a 1 hours massage – and i guarantee it will become a daily ritual. Vietura spa can also provide a mini makeover and leave you looking younger than when you walked in the door.

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The rooms are stunning, spacious and sleek with all the amenities that you need, the beds are like sleeping on clouds and if you book a swim up room, you may never have to leave your suite.

Warning : You may leave weighing slightly more heavier than when you arrived and you can blame that on the 2 amazing restaurants which serve up gastronomic amazingness daily. The world famous Nikki Beach Club is attached to the resort and offers another option of wining, dining and swimming – head over there on a sunday – when the place really comes alive, with DJ’s, champagne flowing and lots of ladies and lads strutting around in tiny swimmers showing of their suntanned bodies.

The beach is beautiful and is provides a more peaceful place to relax if the action around the huge pool is getting to loud and you need a snooze – waiter service on the beach will ensure you glass is never empty.

And the great thing about the Sofitel Nusa Dua is that it is only a short 30 minute drive to Seminyak if you are need of some retail therapy.

Highly recommend this fabulous resort to singles, couples, families, everyone will love it.

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