We actually came to Bali for our own honeymoon in 2009 and absolutely loved our experience. The balmy weather, incredible flowers and trees and the friendly people.
Where we're staying
This trip is sponsored by Lifestyle Retreats and we're visited three of their amazing resorts.
The Amala Wellness Retreat is right in the middle of Seminyak and is an oasis of calm and beauty with the best of Balinese architecture. Our private villa actually had a swimming pool in the loungeroom.
Next we went to the Menjangan Resort, in the middle of West Bali National Park. Horse riding, water-sports, forests and the beautiful beach. It was incredibly unspoilt and is in the middle of a brilliant expansion plan.
We're now at the stunning Balé resort, our own private pavilion with blinding white decor and incredible water features throughout the resort. Tomorrow we're having a gorgeous healthy meal served by candlelight next to our private pool.
We're doing a full review of each resort, but trust me they are all world class wellness and relaxation retreats.
What we've been doing
There's so much to do in Bali and you can go from extremely relaxing to extremely adventurous. We've been horse-riding, doing yoga, getting massages (Balinese massages are pretty intense) and exploring the beaches.
Shopping is brilliant, particularly for traditional artwork (honeymooners HAVE to get an art piece as a souvenir), textiles and homewares. There is a proliferation of organic clothing companies since we were here last year - Mark picked up a pair of Komodo flip flops with recycled tire soles.
We also did a couple of vow renewals here in Bali, it's a brilliant place for a destination wedding. I have several friends who've gotten married here, and it's a really relaxed place to combine a holiday and a wedding!
More photos coming soon, but let us know your favourite places in Bali!
Thanks to our flight sponsor China Airways and Lifestyle Retreats for this brilliant trip.
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