It was a spontaneous getaway. I felt like getting away to chill with my girl friends. The usual suspects. Unfortunately 2 of them were not able to make it during the suggested time frame and KP originally planned on going for a solo trip to Ubud and invited me to join her instead.
So I did just that.
Bought the plane ticket on the same day and in less than a week, we flew to Denpasar - she from Jakarta and me from Kuala Lumpur and met up at Warung Made at Seminyak. The poor girl waited for me for hours because she flew in on an earlier flight – plus it took me ages at the immigration at Denpasar. After taking some light snacks to settle my growing belly, we headed to Ubud. (We hired a driver for the day as it turned out to be cheaper than cabbing). About 1.5 hours later, we arrived at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa.
This resort was so nice and peaceful. It wasn’t fully occupied and I definitely felt very zen! The purpose of this trip was so we could rest and relax and that was exactly what we did!
So by the time we arrived at the resort, it was already in the evening. We got a corner room and got a breathtaking view of the padi fields.
The room was decorated nicely and I must say that I was very pleased by how well maintained the place is.
The bed faces the day bed – which can easily fit another adult.
This is the entrance. To the left is the bathroom. Surprisingly though, I didn’t take a picture of the bathroom – and it is a very lovely bathroom. Funnily enough, I actually enjoyed taking my shower in that bathroom. I know, quite an odd thing to say but the room wasn’t a typical hotel room. A lot of though has been put into the design and furniture used.
This is another picture of the beds taken during the day.
After settling down, we headed to Naughty Nuri’s Warung. Apparently there are 2 outlets at Ubud. The one we went to is at Jl. Raya Sanggingan (Depan Musium Neka), Ubud, Gianyar. Phone (0361) 977547. They are famous for their BBQ pork ribs here. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived there, all the ribs were sold out :(. We did however order other dishes e.g. pork steak, pork burgers, wedges and some german sausages. One thing to note though that the BBQ pit is situated at the front of the warung hence it’s best to dress casually and not get your hair done for dinner because you will definitely leave the place smelling of all the smoke from the BBQ
The next morning, while I slept in, KP went for a yoga class organized by the hotel (for free). And by the time she got back, we got ready and headed to the breakfast hall for breakfast. We were very pleased with the breakfast spread.
See? Needless to say, we went for seconds and thirds….fourths maybe but by the time we walked out of there, my tummy was ready to explode. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This was our breakfast spot for 2 days.
See the straw bag on the right? That was in the closet in our room which was provided by the hotel. It’s details like this which makes me a very happy customer. They make sure that you’re at least handbag-ready for your holiday!
The hotel provides shuttle bus service to the city at regular intervals. We decided to go into the city to do a bit of shopping.
A trip to Ubud is not complete if you don’t at least try the Babi Guling!
It was a hot day out and after lunch, we headed back to the hotel to chill.
There are 2 swimming pools at the resort. This one is next to the spa which overlooks the Petanu River Vaslley if I am not wrong. It was indeed very peaceful. I cannot imagine my kids being there at that moment because their boisterousness would kill the zen-nes of it all.
We then adjourned to the other pool which was closer to the main building and chilled out.
Every day from 4-5pm (or was it until 6pm), they offered tea and snacks to the guests. (Part of the package). The snacks were great – especially the chocolate moist cake which I had many many pieces of.
For dinner, we took a cab from the hotel to Bebek Bengil. Also a must try if you’re every at Ubud.
The food was great – and of course so was the company
After dinner, the restaurant got a driver to send us back to the hotel for free. It’s a service which they provide to their customers. So if you’re worried on how to go back, well, worry not.
The next day, after a scrumptious breakfast, we chilled out by the pool for a couple of hours before we checked out of the hotel and head to the airport. On the way to the airport, we stopped by at Cafe Batu Jimbar at Sanur.
We had some local food. Again, it was so yummy. (p.s I love Indonesian food!)
KP lives in Jakarta and has been to Bali many times. Hence, lucky me !!! cause she knows the good places to go to to eat!
After our last meal at Sanur, we headed to the airport and parted ways.
It was a short getaway but we definitely achieved what we wanted out of the weekends – to rest, relax, chill and eat!
I would definitely go back to Bali again!