Bali Bliss

Beautiful Bali! I really didn’t expect Bali to have so much to offer and as many spectacular sights to see. Although, you do need to know where to go as there is a confronting side to Bali.

For our one week Bali escape we chose to stay in Seminyak at the seaside villas at Samaya resort and spa. I cannot recommend this resort enough. Everything was perfect from the one bedroom villas with a private lap pool and a shower the size of a room, to the generous hospitality and warm kindness of the staff.

I have loved exploring the different areas that Bali has to offer. We’ve ventured north to Canguu, south to Uluwatu, north to Ubud as well as west to Nusa Dua. Uluwatu was mesmerising with its infinity pools, sweeping ocean views and great surf for hubby! The food there was mouth watering and even better since we found our favourite Acai bowls.

I also loved exploring Ubud which was more of a traditional Balinese experience particularly with the monkey forest, rice paddies and coffee plantations. They do a really great tour at the Satri coffee plantation and explain the process of making the famous Luwak coffee which is not to be missed! (Think The Bucket List movie…)

One of my favourite things about traveling is the people you meet along the way. We’ve loved getting to know our driver Mario who our family have used several times whilst here in Bali. I loved getting to know his way of life, his family as well as the Bali he loves.

Here are some snaps from our past few days exploring Bali. Check out my Instagram @goldenhourgirl and Snapchat @adrianajennings for more travel snaps.

In all honesty I loved our trip to Bali but it also made me realize how blessed I am to call Sydney, Australia home.

Sunsets at Potato Head

Waiting for hubby to finish surfing

 

Uluwatu surf views

Monkey madness at the temples

Best Acai bowls from here

Mesmerising infinity pools all across the south of Bali

Cocktails with Arden

Yep, found my dream bed

Our resort, The Samaya. A fairytale

Can’t get enough of fresh fruit in Bali

What’s your favorite part of Bali?

Love A x

A Summer in Byron

Thought I would share with you an update from Byron Bay, the eastern most tip of Australia. We are currently up here over the Australia Day long weekend, and my goodness it is pure magic!

Luckily the weather has been pretty darn good for the majority of it. Sometimes around this time of the year, the extreme hot weather can result in afternoon rain and storms. Majority of days have been around 28 degrees Celsius, and we’ve only had one burst of rain. 

We flew up here so we don’t have a car, meaning lots of bike rides! I’m counting it as my exercise. Our primary mode of transport being bikes has actually been a blessing in disguise. It’s made us slow down, see more and really appreciate the natural beauty of Byron. 

I visited The Pass yesterday for the first time and was amazed. Due to the aspect of this surf break, you get lines and lines of perfect waves. It was super busy but so nice to watch everyone enjoying the surf, whether it was their first time or their local spot. 

I think the best thing about Byron is just how intune everyone is with nature and the ways of the sea. Everything here seems to revolve around daylight hours, surf breaks, wind patterns and the sun. I love it! Sunset beach sessions all the way. 

We are currently staying on Belongil beach which is nice being a little tucked away from the main town. As I’ve always said about travel, it’s nice to see a place the way locals do. 

Here are some photographs from our trip. 

    
    
 
     
    
    
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Where are you spending your start of the year vacay? 

Love A x