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DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT

A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT - We are back and have stayed at the most exclusive area of the whole Seminyak, Jl.Kayu Aya street, where there are only 4 luxury accommodations along the shore and even though it's Seminyak, you can still feel the private and peaceful ambiance compared with another Seminyak's Luxury Hotels & Resorts. One of them is The Seminyak Beach Resorts & Spa, of course with its beachfront pool and beachfront wedding chapel

Read Also Food Review & Fisherman Night at Sanje Restaurant, The Seminyak Bech Resorts & Spa (SOON)

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
Jl. Kayu Aya, Pantai Seminyak, Kuta, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

I always love this area, at one side you can still feel the privateness and exclusivity but when you want to explore the crowded neighborhood, it's only a couple steps away. You can explore it from the beach, where you can see on the right side, the Petitenget Beach and Masceti Temple, or you can walk outside (or with shuttle) to Seminyak Square or Seminyak Village where you can find a bunch of coffee shops or restaurants.

As a part of the Small Luxury Hotels, if you are a member, probably you can get the perks. But the quietness the ambiance like this in Seminyak is something already the biggest perk. You can see stunning sunset right from your balcony, or from Sanje Restaurant, you can do a morning yoga in an outside area where you surrounded by trees and shadow.

The room is super spacious with enough spaces for balcony, with intricate details of wood craving that feels so classic with a bathtub you can you as a jacuzzi (but because of they need a lot of water, I rather not to use it). As one of a pioneer in the hospitality industry in this area, they still maintain the old touch to the hotels, with so many histories and how they have been growing, back from more than 20 years ago, with the same sunset with the same Bali ambiance.

DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL - A TRANQUIL MOMENT AT THE SEMINYAK BEACH RESORT

DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN

5 THINGS TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN - How I love the western part of Bali? I guess I pretty love this place, this is my third-time visit West Bali National Park, even back then when I first time visited this place, there are no Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa yet, but we know that Plataran as hospitality brand really targeted the Indonesian's National Park, such as Bromo & Komodo, and now West Bali, with its Plataran Menjangan, with their ethnic style home, Joglo, it's a cute and suitable combination.

West Bali National Park, Jl. Raya Seririt – Gilimanuk, Gerokgak, Pejarakan, Gerokgak, Buleleng Regency, Bali 81155

1. TREKKING & BIRD WATCHING
Plataran Menjangan is located in a strategic location that allows you to be closer with the wildlife of West Bali National Park, as a habitat of endemic birds, deer (as the locals called them Menjangan), giant squirrels, monkeys (obviously), and also unique trees & plants. As you see in the picture, that the forest is kinda dry because it's dry season.

If you spare your time to bird watching and trekking into the woods, you will see a lot of butterflies, our guide told us that it's a sign that rain season will come and the forest will be back to lush green, and the cycle goes on, when the baby caterpillar eats the leaves and will turn into a cocoon.

2. BREAKFAST PICNIC
Do the trekking in the morning start at 7 AM and then, request for the special Breakfast Picnic. I have tried the picnic style of Plataran when I visited the Bromo, cold wind mix with sunlight, gorgeous mountain background and clear blue sky. Here in Plataran Menjangan, you will be surrounded by mangroves and probably a herd of monkeys will be watching you eat. I will write more about it on FOOD HEAVEN AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN

3. SNORKELING & CANOEING (or any other water sports)
Best time is afternoon, while the resort gets amazing sunrise and sunset, feel free to arrange an afternoon water or underwater adventure to explore the ecosystem near the jetty. Don't be afraid to get wet, free dive into the saltwater, or take the canoe and explore the bay, while the sun slowly goes down. Even just sit still in the jetty (where the other busy exploring or at The Octagon Beach Club) it will be extremely beautiful and tranquil.

4. RELAX AT THE OCTAGON BEACH CLUB
Even if you are not staying at the resort, feel free to come and order some amazing dishes from a la carte menu or set menu, from pizza to Ayam Betutu, from cocktails to coffee, the minimum spending IDR 250K (per 2018) for you to get the towel and can enjoy the pool too, this is perfect for you after exploring the neighboring island, Menjangan Island and want some laidback moment before leaving the area of national park.

5. MORE RELAX TIME AT PADMA SPA
Spa with a stunning view of mountains in East Jave, surrounded by mangroves, I believe that Padma Spa is the best Spa in the area regarding of view, ambiance, and facility. I suggest you come here in the evening right before sunset, ask yourself some time to relax on the second floor where you can sunset watching and do a pre-treatment. You will thank me later, with an amazing view and if you are lucky, a family of deer will catching your sight. More about Padma Spa on STUNNING SPA TIME AT PADMA SPA PLATARAN MENJANGAN

Overall the experience at Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa was fantastic: amazing view, great food, beautiful villa, unforgettable yet fun experience, relaxing ambiance, wonderful staffs, something you need to do in a while, back to nature and leave with more respect towards it. Not in your lifetime, you can feel the living experience in a wild when you open your door, there's a bunch of monkeys and deer already woke up and having their breakfast in your Plataran (terrace)

DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY BLOG - WHAT TO DO AT PLATARAN MENJANGAN

"A tranquil hideaway located within the protected sanctuary of West Bali National Park, Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa offers an escape to nature at its most beautifully raw and untouched. 

Experience the epitome of luxury, privacy, and comfort in the traditional Joglo villas of this unique eco-retreat, at one with nature in the midst of the forest or right by the ocean. Dine along the oceanfront on a world of fresh flavors crafted from the treasures of the garden and sea. Listen to the song of the exotic Bali Starling while exploring the beauty of the wild, trekking through the jungle, kayaking through the mangrove canal, diving in crystal clear waters, or enjoying the romance of a sunset cruise. 

For couples, families, nature and adventure lovers alike, Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa offers a truly rare and enchanting experience beyond anything imaginable, with Bali’s untamed wilderness as the most incredible host." - Plataran Menjangan Resort & Spa

LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU BALI - Some people know that Canggu is famous as a surf destination, hippies kinda vibes with many cafes and beach club as like its neighborhood area, Seminyak, but it's more young, free and it was Kuta again back at 90's. So I am kinda surprised there's a luxury villa near Batu Bolong beach, with the ambiance you can find similar in Nusa Dua. Ametis Villa Canggu Bali, a private villa that offers you a sanctuary in the middle of growing Canggu and here it is my staycation story.

Ametis Villa Canggu Bali
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
(0361) 8445567


Luxury private villa always has a romantic ambiance; spacious bedroom, bathroom, living room with fancy furniture, kitchen set to prepare your private romantic dinner, private pool, your own butler that help you to make you have a memorable stay experience, that's why a new couple, family or group of friends choose villa when traveling or want to celebrate special occasion. Because villa life is so personalized the treat a little more extra than staying in a hotel.

No exception at Ametis Villa Canggu, even before the day you stay at the villa, staff will ask about your preference such as food, activities, and other details you want to add during your stay. Start at the airport, you will probably meet your butler and from there they will take care of all your need during your stay, with your itinerary, your last minute's special request, spa appointment and almost everything they can do, that's the perks staying at luxury private villa such as Ametis Villa Canggu which can personalize your needs, above of all, you can do the most or even doing nothing, enjoy the villa ambiance.

As like me, that want to feel relaxed, private pool and food are already making me happy, 30 minutes welcome dry massage is additional benefits, bicycling to the nearest beach to watch the sunset and have a nice night bath and morning in-villa breakfast next morning was already simply precious and enjoyable luxury experience. Soon on the next post, IN-VILLA BREAKFAST & LUXURY BENEFITS OF AMETIS VILLA BALI

LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU
LUXURY VILLA LIFE AT AMETIS VILLA CANGGU

"Ametis Villa is a contemporary resort designed to take the tropical vacation experience to the next level. It is sleek and sophisticated yet totally defines the island of Bali as it continues to evolve as a quality tourist destination. 
Ametis Villa offers a unique home-style concept from its design through to all of its services. The moment you enter our premises, you will feel immediately at home as opposed to being in an impersonal hotel setting. You will benefit from everything that has been prepared to enhance your stay. A personal butler or assistant, who excels in the singular ability to anticipate your every need, and to exceed your every expectation, will be assigned to your villa. What we offer is very simple, to make you feel like you are at home.
Accommodation at Ametis Villa is a collection of exclusive villa compounds. Each villa is a private sanctuary with ample space (over 350 square meters) to relax and unwind in comfort. A large private swimming pool (13 x 4 x 1.4m depth) is also available in each villa. No small detail at Ametis Villa has been overlooked, from customized furnishings to personalized amenities for that essential feeling of home-style luxury. 


Ametis Villa is a refreshing interpretation of an intimate Balinese community featuring private villa compounds and public areas for social interaction. Each villa is a modern sanctuary that blends indigenous timber with glass and metal to create dramatic living and sleeping spaces that seemingly merge into the outdoors. They are places to simply be at one with the surrounding elements of nature in a setting where a rich legacy of art and culture continues to color daily life. Bespoke furnishings together with unique works of art reflect a look of tropical elegance where comfort is foremost." - Ametis Villa Canggu Bali
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK

ENJOYING CHAO PHRAYA RIVER FROM SHANGRI-LA HOTEL BANGKOK - Do you know that Thailand is the only country in South East Asia that has never been colonized by a foreign nation? and so initially that Thailand is a kingdom and have a great relationship with the West for a long time. That's why, if you visit Thailand, make sure to pay a visit to its old town especially along the Chao Phraya river and the Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok capture the essence of the beauty from the riverside of Chao Phraya.

The hotel has 2 wings, the oldest is Shangri-La wings and the newest is Krung Thep. I was wondering what is Krung Thep actually mean. Turned out that Krung Them is an official name of the capital city of Thailand, which is mean "City of Angels" and the full name is,
"Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit"

SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK89 ซอย Wat Suan Plu - Dumex, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand+66 2 236 7777


I think that's enough information about the traditional name of Bangkok, but if you are visiting Chao Phraya you can dig dipper about some history by exploring the river and visiting temples near the river, 2 of them is Wat Arun and Wat Pho, which is close to each other and also Grand Palace that accessible both from the road and the river, but try water taxi because it will be so much experience.

Shangri-La Bangkok is located riverside and next to the main pier (Sathorn Pier) where you can book a day trip to explore Chao Praya, you can choose the kind of boat you want to ride. The day pass for unlimited Hop&Hop is 180 Bath, and BTS of Saphan Taksin, so the transport is easy, there's an appointed pier too, a free boat ride to Asiatique if you are looking to enjoy and feel some night market experience, you can buy clothes, souvenirs, and of course, food.

Staying at the best classic hotel of Shangri-La Bangkok, exploring the river and do temple hopping, strolling around the street and hunting some amazing street food, right from the street or Asiatique night market and end the day with spa at Chi then have fancy Thai Dinner at Salathip (Next time I want to try their dinner river cruise). Soon on the next post, I will write about the TASTE OF AUTHENTIC DINING AT SALATHIP

DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY TRAVEL SHANGRI-LA BANGKOK

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