Honeymoon Crashing in Bali

After the celebrations in KL a large group of us including Ben's parents and Lisa's Mom headed to Bali to join them on their honeymoon:) We were all very grateful we were included because it was an amazing time and we all joked the whole trip that we would be happy to go back with them to celebrate their anniversary every year!

We stayed in a gorgeous villa, The Longhouse, that accommodated all 14 in our party.  It was a private villa, we were the only guests, which included a chef, 14 staff and a private driver named Putu a.k.a the magician who could make all your problems disappear.  We were greeted on our arrival with hot towels, fresh pineapple drinks, flowers for our hair and banana fritters glazed with honey, the service was outstanding.

The villa had so much to offer that we felt hesitant to even leave.  We selected menus each day that the chef prepared and spent a lot of time taking dips in the patio side infinity pool.  They staff arranged for masseuses to come to us and I think all the ladies had a service or two.

Endless Views

All the guys rented scooters so everyone could do what they pleased.  We visited the touristy city of Kuta for some shopping and beers, visited a few beaches and scootered around.  We hung out every night at the villa after delicious meals playing Celebrity and even singing karaoke, yes they had a movie room with karaoke.

Highlights of our time were a morning visit to a monkey temple followed by a hilly run in a downpour with Putu honking out directions and supplying water when needed, guess that is what it feels like to have a support vehicle!  Waking up to delicious coffee and the smiling faces of Iou and Happy, the staff who prepared a delicious spread to start every day, poolside yoga with a beautiful view, haggling with the hawker on the beach for dresses, and mostly laughing with our friends!

Barbara's amazing sofa jumping karaoke, Ross & Tim's synchronized flipping across the room, Jasmine's male signature move that became a key part of our celebrity charades, Emily's mad haggling skills, and Scotty's love for Katy Perry.  I could go on and on, but Ross and I will definitely look back and smile with memories of our time in Bali and we will hopefully be back as it was truly paradise!

(Ben & Lisa - October 2011?!?!)


1 comment:

  1. FUCK YEAH. Good times. Thanks for all the shout out, Abby!