Its been a while since we spoke about our adventures and having braved a flight with the two of them on my own I thought it was time to pick up our travel chronicles again.
After our wonderful time in Singapore we headed to the relaxing portion of our honeymoon in Bali. The toddler by now was nearly on local time and we were hoping to have him out of our bed in Bali!
We stayed at the luxurious Alila Villas, Ulwatu and most unlike us we didn’t leave the resort once. Well we were on honeymoon.
This means we didn’t actually see that much of Bali.
But for once I don’t mind so much as truly the place was beautiful. A little haven for us.
After all it was our honeymoon all we were meant to do was laze around and be with each other.
And laze we did though we fell into our own little routine.
Wake up and feast on a seven course breakfast. Breakfast was designed for you to taste every course and every day was different. Oatmeal. Cakes. Waffles. Eggs. Balinese. Breads. We ate so much each morning we were full until lunch! Alongside the fabulous food was a different fresh juice and special herbal tea. Detox tea. Refreshing tea. Vital tea. Each morning something different.
Following breakfast we headed back to our villa, on the resorts golf buggy, which would have been opened up while we were at breakfast. By open up I mean just that, the whole back was made of floor to ceiling windows which rolled back giving easy access from the day bed to our own private pool and cabana. The ultimate in luxury.
As well as this, as we were travelling with the toddler who was only 6 months at the time, we had a beautiful cot and a toy box full of toys brought to the room which was a lovely personal touch. Though he did poop all over the floor mats one day sorry! That said he only slept in the cot at night preferring to take his naps listening to the gentle splash of the pool in a pillow fort on the day bed…
As we were travelling with such a young baby we kept it very chilled, sunbathing, alternating trips to the spa for a massage (heavenly), allowing him to sleep and take him into the pool.
Every evening we would head down to the main pool looking out off the cliff top and order our sundowners…
And then there was the time we attempted to take a selfie in the main pool, the husband set it up to go and then tried to swim to beat it. He failed. 3 times.
Then we asked the nice pool staff et voila.
Before catching a ride back up to the villa to put him to bed and ventured out to our pool to order room service from the restaurant which was delivered down the side of the villa rather than through the villa so as not to wake the baby.
We did venture out to the restaurant without the baby once but unfortunately the husband had the worst cold in the world and while I was sipping champagne he sat nursing a ginger and lemon tea.
I have never experienced luxury like this and I have nothing but amazing memories, it was a wonderful start to married life and my only question has been…… when can we go back?