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Finding a Friend at The Ritz-Carlton in Bali

Friday, March 18, 2016
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I find myself writing yet another beautiful memory in Bali. Looking back at the pictures, I seem to remember the memories we made the most from just lazying around the pool with our new friends we met while staying at The Ritz-Carlton. It seems like a decade ago only because I have been traveling back to back ever since. I have lost sense of time. It’s my reality. I’ve come to terms to accept it, after all, it’s not a bad one right? Especially after taking back a memory of a new friendship.

After leaving Jimbaran, we moved south of Bali, 40km south of Depansar, to Nusa Dua. A less populated touristy area famous for its beautiful beaches and white sands as compared to Kuta, Jimbaran and Seminyak where the shores are black.

 The Balinese Traditional Architecture is not only monumentally, but also has the aspect philosophies and religious and this hotel’s architecture prides in it.

Restaurants are a dime a dozen in Bali, so in order to stand out you must really set yourself apart, you must have exceptional service and deliver. The Beach Grill is the greatest example of an exquisite taste in dining by the beach.

There is also an important concept in Bali about friendship. It seems that wherever you go, you build a connection with those you attract. That’s why a lot of people claim to find solace and peace in Bali.

One afternoon, Chloe was tip toeing her way into the pool when she across a beautiful 5 year old and instantly, decided, right there, to become best friends…at least for the 4 days we were there. Ultimately, Charlie’s family turned out pretty awesome too.

And what I thought most about was luxury. I’ve always realized before that it is more than just having things; it makes the very air feel different. And I felt different, breathing the air: relaxed, lazy and happy.

One morning, at 6am, I had a soul cleanse ritual with a Balinese priest by the beach. Traditionally referred to as “Melukat,” derived from the word ‘Lukat’ which means to purify in Balinese, the soul purification practice is centered around holy water. They then tied a red, black and white rope around my wrist. Told me it was blessed. I had to make a wish. Today, it reminds me of our new friendship and my time spent with my family at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.

The hotel is not far away from exploring Bali. The hotel had organized a drive up to chase waterfalls at Tegunungan and visited the hidden canyon and a 30 minutes away from the hotel is Uluwatu Temple which is one of six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. It is also popular for breathtaking sunsets.

Breakfast was ordered in our room almost ever morning. We were spoiled by the champagne breakfast and Chloe would take her pancakes in her tent!

They made the best gluten free, dairy free pancakes just for me. Up till this day, I still talk about how the team at The Ritz-Carlton made dining with my allergies and intolerance very easy to swallow.

Our new found friends postponed an extra day to stay at the hotel with us. That’s how comfortable and easy it was being there. A place we called home for 4 days.

This is what we can take back home with us.

New friendships, family experiences at the fabulous kids club where the kids made pizzas for lunch and our countless lychee drinks by the pool.

 

The images of me were taken by Sesandy

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 The Ritz-Carlton Bali is recommended for families and honeymooners. For more privacy for honeymooners, it is suggested to book the sky view suites. The resort has the only chapel by the beach! 

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 The Ritz-Carlton, Bali has 6 fantastic dining outlets. Bejana, Indonesian cuisine and The Beach Grill we fell in love! Order the salt & pepper lobster, king prawns & the caesar salad with grilled lobster!

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 The Ritz-Carlton, Bali ‘s spa features signature treatments such as the indian ocean ritual and the sea coconut secret which are two of our favorites! Make sure you do not miss out!

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Recommended for families with children! Vacation activities based on the four pillars of the program, water, land, environmental responsibility and culture, kids are swept away by everything!

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4 comments

  1. Lora by Lora says:

    We went to Bali for our honeymoon and I have beautiful memories of our stay. Looking at these photos makes me want to go back.

  2. Farah Taleh says:

    Booooooking this for the summer with my kids and parents!!!! Thank you so much for the push!!!!

  3. Mice says:

    It looks so quiet and nice. Is their local food full of spices?

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