“In a few weeks, I’m going to wish it was today again.” My exact thought as I took these pictures on our 1st day at The Bale. After 3 days at The Amala in Seminyak, Jon and I moved to another Lifestyle Retreats property, this time in Nusa Dua. We used the hotels’ private transfer and it took around 30 minutes to reach the southern part of Bali. Welcomed by smiling staff and a smooth check in, plus a ginger + lemongrass + lime + mint drink, we were also presented with the same butler setup as The Amala. Toto was eager to show us around and we were just as ready to explore our ‘home’ for the next 3 nights.

Oh my. When the tour began, I gave in to indulgence where peace and harmony are the utopian reality. The main pool is beckoning for a refreshing dip while the spa menu is tempting you with a warm honey oil massage. You wonder if anybody is around as there’s a calm and quiet vibe throughout the grounds. I then learned that there are 29 private accommodations, each with its own pool and garden. Now I understand why they describe it here as a rare gem, a retreat that offers you the chance to relax and rejuvenate in style.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANusa Dua is known for being the area for high-star resorts, and The Bale is up to par. Enter our blissful [single] pavilion; a space whose every purpose is to help you unwind, slow down and re-energize. A patch of green (breakfast was here everyday), daybeds     (inside the room and by the pool), indoor and outdoor showers (His & Hers sink and vanity area)… Other amenities to take note of are the in room safe, coffee & tea provisions, daily complimentary mini bar stock, Internet connection, Hi-Fi with MP3 player, and hair dryer. We really didn’t need to leave our 240 square meter room! In fact, we rarely did. There is access to the Geger Beach Club, which we intended on visiting, but it was nearly impossible to peel us away.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlunge into a serene and luxurious holiday and experience the invigorating energy and architectural aesthetics that set the scene for paradise. It has been a few weeks and yep, I’m wishing that it was ‘today’ again…

PHOTOS :: J, Me LOCATION :: The Bale