Accomodation in Bali - The Santai Villas
Accommodation: The Santai Villas Room
Type: 2 bedroom Pool Villa (Breakfast inclusive)
Cost: SGD 941.14 for 2 nights for 4 pax
Address: Jl. Bumbak No. 88A, Banjar Kelod Anyar, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia, 80361
Power Plug: 2 round pin
Currency rate: 9800 rupiah : 1 SGD
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Checkin time: 3pm (We are allowed to check in at 11am upon our arrival)
Checkout time: 12pm Travel dates: 21 Sept - 14 Sept 2017
Things to buy before travel
Flight Tickets: Scoot SGD 734 for 4 pax with only 1 checked in baggage 20kg to & fro Travel Insurance: Bought from Fwd Insurance at $9.80 per pax via gobear Simcard: I bought the prepaid simcard from starhub since I will need data for going to JB, bali, and my upcoming trip to US and Taiwan. It cost me $5 sgd for 3 days 1 GB data, pretty worthwhile.
It has been a lot of warning before and during our trip in bali, Mt Agung has been reported with the warning of eruption. But it is pretty far away, the one we will be trekking is Mt Batur.
Day 1 21 Sept 2017
It is another girl’s trip and this time round the destination is Bali. We expect it to be a Rest & Relax trip for the last quarter of the year 2017. But it is not an easy trip for us. Many hip cups along the way but we are lucky to get through all of it.
First hipcup starts from our beloved jojo who had left her things behind and make U turn back to take when she is on the way to airport. By the time we check in it left 1 hour before our flight time. We couldn’t check in via the self-kiosk and head to the counter to process. We were told no seats available, and pending for release of seats from the management and we were given seats accordingly (row 5 & 11). We got in and head to toilet before boarding, upon boarding the train, our beloved jojo left her handphone in the toliet! She rushed out to find but couldn’t find, and someone picked up her phone when we rang it. Thankful, the person who had picked her hand phone manage to return her in time before flight took off.
After 2 hours of flight, we saw the nice view of bali, we landed at Denpasar airport! It was a total revamped compared to my last visit back in 2012. They are fully furnished, air conditioner. The immigration was fast too. We head to the baggage belt to collect 2 checked – in baggage. It took us quite a while I gotten mine but jojo’s one did not appear. We went to the counter and a staff came along with a trolley with a few pieces of damage baggage. And one of it belongs to jojo and the most badly damage one! Baggage was cracked and 2 of its wheel came off. There I sat down hand over my passport to get the incident report form the counter. And lucky we bought insurance!
The whole process delay our plan for an hour and we are sorry that the airport transfer staff waiting for us outside. We were welcome by a huge limousine with drinks and fruits serve in it. Pretty luxury, about 45 minutes ride, we arrive at our villas, The Santai. Hugh, luxury and welcome with some snacks and they prepare for our check in.
The villa room 12 were given to us, and is really what it is as seen in the photos.
We got the villa to arrange us a transport to angelita café. The cafe was quiet and the egg benedict is pretty good.
We have make a reservation with Sundari Day spa recommended in Trip advisor thus we giving it a try. Sundari is just 3 mins walk from angelita café.
A deposit was required from us $10 USD per pax for reservation, and I actually paid a $80 USD beforehand for 2 days massage service for the 4 of us. The deposit will use to offset my bill at the rate of 13,000 per usd.
Sundari Day Spa
Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 7, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
I went for the Balinese massage 2 hours, since we are in a rush, we didn’t get to do scrub as per our initial plan we leave it to the next appointment. It was really great especially I fancy acupuncture points massage, it cost me 473k after 12.5% tax. Sundari provide one way transport and sent us back to our villa and we got to get ready for the transport pick up by the liat café at Jimbaran beach. The traffic can be heavy at the roundabout and it took us 1 hour plus to reach Jimbaran beach just in time to catch the sunset.
Tables are set out at the beach, with reservation, we were given a better view. As sun set, we got to eat in a dark. Food wise was alright, like the fish and squid. The rest are pretty normal. Many recommends the BBQ corn that can be found at the beach. To be honest, overrated, it taste a little lemongrass which was unmatched with my expectation. Buttery was way too little. Perhaps I visit the wrong stall, one corn cost 25k rupiah.
The driver who droves us to Jimbaran offers us a return trip for 300k rupiah, but when I check on grab it only cost us 70k. Well so we try bargain with him for 250k rupiah and successful. Well we did paid a lot more but uncle was nice enough to drop us to some mini mart for us to buy some bread and milo for our next morning trekking.