The boys and I are heading back to the Bukit ( South Bali) in particular Balangan and Bingin. I love this area as there are less tourists, less traffic, less shopping to be tempted by. More beautiful beaches, more gorgeous warungs and cliff top boutique resorts to check out. We will be staying at La Joya ll Biu Biu for a few nights and then Sal’s Secret Spot after that. Keep an eye out on my Instagram feed @littlemissbali for stunning pics and more detailed posts to come via Facebook and here on the blog. Here is a sneak peak !
Rumah Besar is a private villa nestled amongst rice paddies just north of Seminyak. The Villa has been built to the highest standards in a distinctively Balinese style offering wonderful facilities and comfort while maintaining the uniqueness of the Balinese culture and design. The villa features 5 air conditioned bedrooms complete with king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms also contain bunk beds for the children, and additional roll away beds or cots can …be provided if required.
Rumah Besar has an open living area, a dining table large enough to comfortably seat 14 guests, and a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances. Two large daybeds overlook the private swimming pool which features a thatched roof gazebo surrounded by manicured tropical gardens.
The Villa comfortably accommodates 10 adults and 4 – 6 children
A short walk will take you to local restaurants, a supermarket, an ATM and the famous Bumbak Coffee Café. A 5 to 10 minute drive will take you to the centre of Seminyak where some of Bali’s finest restaurants and shops are located.
Rumah Besar is perfect for a group of friends or family that prefer to stay together in a private setting. Included in the rate is breakfast, laundry and airport transfers in Bali, day time baby sitting is included in the rate and the staff are happy to baby sit in the evening for a small charge. Starting from $400 AUD per night this large villa is exceptional value and you must book in advance as it fills up quickly. Don’t be disappointed and book early.
Take a virtual tour here ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPQVP8ZR-IM
Whilst Balinese Officials debate solutions to the growing issue of tiny newborn babies being abandoned in the streets like rubbish, 3 lonely little souls await clearance from local hospitals to be released to the gorgeous Vivi and her team at Metta Mama & Maggha Foundation. With gut wrenching stories of abandonment due to being born outside of marriage, to very young mothers, into absolute poverty or with health issues which parents could never manage to cope with. These tiny little humans will soon join the smiling baby Kissa ( photo by the gorgeous rowe timson photography) to be in safe loving arms, in this beautiful little sanctuary. Since opening only last year Vivi has been inundated with requests not only to help the babies, a new need has arisen to help abandoned young mothers. If you would to help grow and support this wonderful project provide a loving, nurturing environment and give these little cherubs the best chance possible, please consider donating a dollar or two. My gorgeous friends Balis Best Babysitting, Mini Muncher Baby Food Bali , Bali Baby and I have set up this You Care Fund Me to which every cent will be donated to Vivi and her team. You Care ! https://www.youcaring.com/bali-orphans-metta-mama-baby-orphanage-bali-548427
A favourite shoe shop amongst my girlfriends and I has long been ‘ Cat Sweet’ and ‘Phia’ both located on Jl Seminyak. Good quality and well priced with on trend designs. Prices start from 250 000 Rupiah upwards dependant on style and materials used. Be warned these savvy business owners don’t bargain hahaha .
I found this image on one of the Bali Facebook pages and it seems really popular with newbies to Bali, when they are getting used to the currency. Perhaps Print it off and laminate it to take out in your wallet or save the image to your phone, to use when shopping up a storm or paying for a taxi when the notes all just seem a little overwhelming.
Why not take the opportunity to capture your family while they are relaxed, tanned and enjoying beautiful Bali. If you are after life long memories and stunningly candid photos speak to the gorgeous Bepe and his team at Silangit Photography. They have a range of affordable packages to suit your budget and can cater for your creative ideas as well. Bepe is incredibly passionate about making sure your whole family relaxing during the session which creates some really fun photos. If you are like us it’s so hard to get the whole family into photos with everyone looking nice however Silangit is able to do this for you. Head on over to their website for more information Silangit Photography
After walking the Campuan Ridge we decided to check out the new Jungle Fish Restaurant in Ubud. Set on the hillside with this stunning view this classy new place boasts a delicious and eclectic menu. We enjoyed the Pink Panther ( dragonfruit smoothie), choc shakes, Squid, Meatballs, Nuggets and a great fish, fennel and cous cous lunch. We completed the meal with creamy cold icecream and hot chocolate lava cake. You can choose to dine up on the balcony or chill poolside with a more casual bar snack menu. You do need to pay to swim and lounge by the pool bar and your kids will need to be supevised however are more than welcome, with a great kids menu as well. A stunning new place for lunch if you are in Ubud. xxx
Just on your left before you get to Splash Waterpark Bali, Bounce Bali and Strike Bowling Bali, you will find Tinkers Toy Shop at the Canggu Plaza. This cute little hut is jam packed full of costumes, books, kites, mobiles, snorkle and googles, pool floaties, puzzles and so much more. They also stock some stunning wrapping paper for gifts as well. Pop in if your out this way and check it out. We shopped up a storm ( as per ususal ) and got some mini lego stuf, bows and arrows for the boys and a weird little skelton coffin thing for all of Roccos treasures etc. My boys ( and I give it the thumbs up ) . Its about 15 minutes from the top end of Seminyak xxxx
I was invited to come to Golddust Beauty Lounge in Canggu to experience one of their signature 24 Carat Facials and being pressed for time and slightly sceptical (you might suggest ‘silly me’) I had been a little lazy in getting back to them. However I had a free afternoon and said hmmmm I want to see what all the fuss is about and LADIES, let me tell you YOU MUST TRY THIS !!!! I don’t believe the hype of many beauty products or treatments an follow a fairly boring kind of Cetaphyl cleanse and moisturise skin routine, so really what as a bit of 24 carat gold leaf going to achieve ???? Personally I feel this blew my expectations out of the water. Only a small day spa on Jl Batu Bolong, in Canggu and increasingly booked out ( please book in advance and ask for mini Komang) . You enter Golddust to find a stunning array of affordable and soft luxury clothing. Your are then taken upstairs to a stunning quiet dimly lit seated area, where the mood and tone is set, immediately seducing you into a sense of calmness and a touch of luxury. You are then taken to your treatment room and asked to slip on a silky little gold number and lay down on the table. This is when the real experience begins. The most subtle and beautiful facial cleansing, exfoliating, and toning process, with delicate hands and skilled massage techniques and delicious aromatherapy. This all leading to the delicate placement of the gold leaf as pictured. Now chat to the team at Gold Dust some more and I was at this point giggling saying to myself hmmmm more like ( bull dust) yes, yes sincere apologies to the team at Golddust, but have to be honest. whilst this gold leaf is in place, the tiny mini Komang gave me the best head, should, leg and arm massages and left me to meditate( rest) for a short amount of time. The gold leaf was removed, and I was moisturised and feeling pretty awesome by now and she left me to get dressed. I gave my skin a once over in the rather large mirror and thought hmmmmmmm I feel and look amazing. My skin appeared fresh, clean, revitalised and I really must say glowing ! the wrinkles just a tiny bit less, the freckles and pigmentation a little less obvious and you know what most importantly it felt amazing. I know this treatment wont be in everyone’s price range and I truly say my skin was beautiful for days after this treatment and possibly longer, they do have facials starting from around 350 000 Rupiah and other very professional salon treatments, I highly recommend you check out Golddust Beauty Lounge in Canggu as I truly think your expectations like mine where will be met if not blown away ! Stay tuned for a little giveaway coming soon thanks to Little Miss Bali and Golddust Beauty Lounge. xxx
Located just behind the bustling top end of Seminyak in the rice paddies of Umalas is the brand new delishious Susheria. The menu reads a little bit quirky with an innovative blend of creations mixing more tradiitional japanese style cuisine with little mexican twists. Yes I can see your faces now ( much like my husbands) but trust me when the food is served and you get it in your mouth ! you really will thank me ! with all the freshness of avocado, salmon, tuna, mango, salads and soooo much more combined with a little bit of corn chip crunch or spicy mexican sauces you will be just as in love as I am. Be sure to check it out open for Lunch and Dinner ! Just added to the ‘Cheap and Cheerful ‘ Section in the eating our category of the Little Miss Bali App.