By W. Wang
In less than 2 weeks, I will be back in Bali, ‘the heaven on earth’, as movie star Julia Roberts describes during her interview with Oprah. Growing up around the area, I am not surprise that Julia Roberts loves the place (she took her whole family to Bali in 2009 to shoot her recent movie ‘Eat Pray Love’, a movie based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s no. 1 best selling book). Bali is a special place where beautiful nature meet unique cultures and people.
New and luxurious hotels and resorts are booming rapidly in Bali that recently Indonesian government put a stop on new real estate developments. Cannot keep up with the fast growing hotels and resorts in Bali, I promise to myself that I will be more adventurous in experiencing Bali resorts and hotels this time around. Based on the recommendation of my friends who still live there, I will stay in 4 different hotels during my visit. 3 hotels are in Nusa Dua gated area (Conrad (by Hilton), Grand Hyatt, and Westin), and 1 hotel in Jimbaran beach area (Ayana – formerly Ritz Carlton hotel). I’ve booked all the hotels through my friend who happens to have a travel agency in Indonesia (how convenience.. :)). And I also arrange a private car and driver to pick us up at the airport and take us around during the stay.
I will keep on blogging through out my stay, so stay tuned..