DELUXSHIONIST GUIDE: PACKING FOR WEEKEND GETAWAY - Joy to the world, a holiday has come and no other things to in Indonesia except doing some weekend getaway. Grab your thing into one big bag and GO!
And this the new collection from THE IDLE MAN FALL/WINTER 2017 make everything easy to pack. Since in tropical Indonesia, the weather sometimes hot sometimes cold, I choose the striped shirt both basic & long sleeve, so actually I don't need a jacket. Forget jeans and relax a bit with a jogger, that actually so warm, the fabric of the t-shirt is also thick and warm (obviously because it's FW collection), and the faux suede hat in pale pink to give the soft combo into all the navy things and town down the whole look.
The canvas bag is also huge to carry your all things into that, and I think I can put a maroon boat shoe to make it more casual and airport ready, should we go now? Happy Holidayyyy and you can but my The Idle Man choices at their website.
THE TASTE OF BELMOND JIMBARAN PURI BALI - It's a beach destination delicacy, none other than SEAFOOD, especially in Jimbaran Bay where the famous Kedonganan Fish Market is only feets away from Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali, can you imagine the freshest meat from the sea you will eat if you stay in Jimbaran?
Besides its food, what I like from Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali is its classic ambiance and not over the development of their resort make it like a luxury treasure that brings back old memories. Even though, that what makes the resort selling point strong and I think that what's Belmond stand for, classic luxury and you can also feel here at Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali.
Back to food, I had usual breakfast nothing different, but you can order their daily breakfast special menu that different every day, I had kinda rolled tortilla with scrambled egg and vegetable inside, complete with guacamole and I believe mayonnaise mix with plain yogurt, simple but it's interesting plate that offered different daily at the breakfast table. Even there's Tom Yum Gung, which is quite nice. The next morning I decided to tick all the in-room-breakfast sheet and as you can see, I had them all on my room table.
Lunch at Nelayan Restaurant, an open-air concept beachfront restaurant that so chills you can go barefoot and feel the beach's sand send the energy from below. Gladly there're huge trees as a natural canopy to protect you from the direct sun, just hope that the wind will blow the fresh air. But you can always freshen yourself with all the fresh salad and drinks.
I think the best time in Jimbaran is always when the sun goes down, it's mix of beauty, relax and fun. Other people may yell at the beach or do some silly things, you will see a bunch of couples have pre-wedding photos, but grab your drink, order some food and relax here on the Jimbaran coast is a perfect.
You can try the signature seafood platter that I personally can share up to 4 people (actually it's for 2), pasta, salad, grilled meat etc. If you come to Nelayan Restaurant at Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali, you will surprise with so many menus they offer. So if you think that lunch time is too hot for the beach, you can come after 3PM and enjoy the beach until the sunset. Do you have any better idea than friends, food, and drink during sunset time in Jimbaran? I don't think so
IN ROOM BREAKFAST AT BELMOND JIMBARAN PURI BALI
A CLASSIC BEAUTY BELMOND JIMBARAN PURI BALI - You have probably heard about Jimbaran Puri long before Belmond take over this gorgeous properties, after more than 36 years its charms is still sparkling, is it me that appriciated something older that they tend to be prettier or there is something more here at Belmond Jimbaran Puri to be discovered? I will take you to my genuine stay experience at one oldest property in Jimbaran and why I love with that fact it can be one memorable experience if you think Bali is your second home.
Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Yoga Perkanthi Lane, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
(+62 361) 701605
Read also The Taste of Belmond Jimbaran Puri & Explore Uluwatu with Dedari By Belmond Jimbaran Puri (soon)
As so you know that Jimbaran is one of the richest area in Bali, people from all over area in Bali come here everyday to work in hospitality industry, as traders in traditional market, even Jimbaran become central of island's fishery, people from near by island come here to do their business. Long story short Jimbaran is a dynamic area, of course nice for leisure business because the location that close with International Airport and in the middle of the hype Kuta/Seminyak and southern part of Ungasan/Uluwatu that offering beautiful ocean view. So, no wonder if the best accomodations are located here since Bali open their arm for tourism a long decades ago.
The beach is still beautiful especially when sun goes down, Jimbaran is one perfect place to enjoy sunset in elegance beach table setting, classic music and ambience. The beauty charm of Jimbaran Bay attracts so many people; young, adult, couple, group, the one who enjoy their holiday or couple who want to capture their love story into a romatic photos (don't be surprise if there will be a bunch of couple, that dress in formal even in a wedding dress, waiting for sunset moment in Jimbaran with their team of personal photographer) while the other, including me and the other guests of Belmon Jimbaran Puri wacthing and enjoying the ambience of Jimbaran Bay with drinks and Indonesian folk songs.
Although it sounds packed and attracted so much crowd during the evening, the night time here was so serene, there's no over hype music, it was totatlly calm and lively, that's why I love Belmond Jimbaran Puri. With 38 (most favorite) cottages suites, 4 pool cottages suites, 22 pool villas, beachfront dining and ocean view bar and huge area of swimming pool and beachfront area, making Belmond Jimbaran Puri is one of the most elegance classic resort in Jimbaran Bay.
Something I dicovered here is the words "Puri", puri means palace in Balinese languange and it is something not accidental and can not be arbitrarily used by any property, unless it has something to do with kingdom of Bali in the past. The information took me back when I was in Sanur, and stay at the property where ther's "Puri" word in its hotel name, and they also have certain gates that symbolized the royalty, quite interesting story behind the name of the hotel right?
I have stayed in one bedrooom pool villa, with seperate living room and bedroom, private pool with our own jacuzzy style plunge pool, with sunbed, hanging cabanas, spacious outdoor space and bathroom complete with bathtub and outdoor bath, the villa is really spoiling you with relaxation over the top personal spaces, definetely introvert heaven, and pretty much about keep the privacy while you stay here was an awesome, you can also have breakfast here and order almost everything on the list because you can put all your breakfats order in the living room (I will show the images on different post). So if you think that the classic charm is your style, I bet you will like your stay at Belmond Jimbaran Puri
A TROPICAL ESCAPE
"Belmond Jimbaran Puri sits at the heart of a wide sheltered bay renowned for calm & warm waters - Belmond Jimbaran Puri is truly magical place to stay, with traditional style villas nestling in lush gardens and a 180-degree view of the bay. The resort's is one of Bali's safest, a true bathers' paradise
Designed to resemble a typical Balinese village, cottages feature seperate building for sleeping and living, set within a generous outdoor space. The infinity edged freshwater pool, with its stunning bay views, is anemerald oasis within this tranquil resort hideaway. Step outside and stroll along the shore to discover Jimbaran Village and market, bustling with colour and life where the locals come to shop and eat - A chance to uncover fascinating aspects of the fishing community's life"
LIVING A BALINESE VILLAGE EXPERIENCE AT DESA VISESA UBUD - How do you like your morning coffee served? Me hot and with this kind of view, I went to Desa Visesa because I was curious what was Desa Visesa Ubud Bali has to offer with their complex of hotel, even their location pretty near with Ubud center. It's written, "Discover a wealth of activity that reflects the authentic lifestyle and heritage traditions of a Balinese Village.", for traveler that use to stay in a house own by local when traveling, whether because to feel the authenticity of the place they are visiting or to cut the staying cost, it's still an experience that interesting to try in a lifetime, and Desa Visesa make it easier for you to feel the Balinese lifestyle at their hotel, especially with its Permaculture Activity at Desa Visesa Ubud Bali.
Located near Ubud center, Desa Visesa Ubud provides so many activities, especially that represent Balinese lifestyle that you can experience while you stay at the Hotel (I will write in a separate post about the permaculture activity, for now, let's find out what else you can do at the Hotel). As Hotel that promotes an authentic Balinese lifestyle another thing you can do is, of course, relax, because for me Bali especially Ubud is a place that suits for maximum relaxation, enjoy the time, forest bathing while reading your favorite books, practice your skill at cooking class, do yoga & another healing thing, something that also you can do at Desa Visesa Ubud, although their concept is a Balinese Village, as you can see the room is like another modern hotel with comfort even bathtub, that essentials especially if you interested to do a lot of activity here. Night bathtub with sea salt is highly recommended treats in your own room accompany with a glass of wine or tea before sleep to recharge your energy.
The next morning to add some energy with breakfast, they provide various buffet menu you can choose that definitely not a Village style, there's Indonesian, western food even vegetarian dishes you can choose but here at Desa Visesa Ubud Bali you seem to be taken to enjoy the Balinese Village since you leave the Hotel room. You can see a farmer do his business with his cow and duck in the morning or afternoon, you can see children do some dance and play gamelan, you can see people making handicraft and daily offering, if you are into it you can visit Desa Visesa Ubud when you are around.
They have two restaurants you can try, one near the lobby, Taman Sari, the same restaurant that uses for breakfast that every Friday evening they held Penggak Desa Traditional BBQ Dinner, an all you can eat buffet dinner with special performance of Balinese Dance & Gamelan with affordable set price compared with dinner at Ubud Center and one is quite far from the lobby, located in farm area of the resort, Warung Tani is usually open during lunch time, you can enjoy the serene surrounding with local delicacies with fresh and organic ingredients handpicked from their own farm.
Another thing that pretty and very Ubud is the art of Balinese healing, you can join Yoga classes (Cakra Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ayanger Yoga, Antigravity Yoga, Mud Yoga), try Balinese holistic healing with Balian (local Balinese healer or guru - every Friday or you can contact them to book the private session) include foot ritual and body massage that very authentic Bali, with healing herbs and spices to boost and align your mind, body, and soul good vibes #namaste #astungkara #shava
Especially for healing classes, you can try their Cave Treatment that inspired by universal elements that created human body or in Balinese term is called Panca Mahabuta which is Pertiwi (earth), Apah (Water), Bayu (Air), Teja (Fire) & Akasa (Space) that can be unique for each individual, you can talk with the healer to see which therapy that suitable for you, it includes the healing consultation, healing treatment, healing meditation and healing blessing that so much has to do from spiritual point of view. Very interesting right :), so are you ready to experience Balinese village life here at Desa Visesa Ubud?