Beautiful Balangan Beach





Balangan beach is a beautiful white sandy beach and is on the west side of the Bukit Peninsula ( on the way to Uluwatu). It takes around 40 minutes from Kuta depending on how the traffic is flowing. You can surf, search for beach treasures, explore the reef, hang out in the shade of the warungs, have some lunch, enjoy an icy cold beer, or rent a sun lounge or surf board. You can sleep the night in the very basic rooms. There are a heap of stairs so keep this in mind if you have little children or elderly people with you. xxx


  WOW …. I was recently very spoilt and given a voucher to use at the Away Spa and now I know what true pampering really is ! Open 24 hours daily it is perfect for late night or early morning flights. With an extravagant spread of indoor treatment areas for total privacy  an extraordinary vibe welcomes you to explore senses set against vivid colors, gorgeous scents, , energizing light and detoxifying potions. Discover their natural healing therapies sensationally therapists. In three single treatment rooms with meditation platforms, two double treatment rooms with vitality baths, two spa suites with wet and dry treatment areas, a facial room, a hair salon and a mani-pedi lounge. All therapies use AWAY brand products made fresh for the spa using 100 percent natural ingredients that are good enough to eat. Before and after your appointment, kick back in the separate male and female changing rooms with hot stone bath and a cold jet set vitality pool. A chill bar and decompression (detox/oxygen) lounge. Do yourself a favour and indulge make and appointment and call Phone: (62)(361) 4738106.
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Villa Kitty Cat Rescue and Adoption Centre

I adore cats, and lost mine tragically a couple of years ago  since being a working mamma, with two little boys unfortunately I don’t have the time to care for one  ( or 120 ) of my own. So I took the chance to pop out to Villa Kitty which is about 10 minutes from Ubud for some quality time with these gorgeous feline friends.

Villa Kitty is a rescue and adoption centre for Bali’s abandoned cats and kittens.  You can find it at Jalan Ambarawat Banjar Tengahi Lodtunduh t: +62 8585 7584 131 or +62 361 981651. It was founded by Elizabeth Suttie (Henzell) in 2009 as part of a local shelter for abandoned dogs and has since relocated and grown to be the most beautiful sanctuary for the cats and kittens. The team is truly dedicated to making a difference to the lives of Bali’s  cats  they survive solely on donations to continue. Thank you to the gorgeous Dr Sinta for so genrously showing us around the beautiful facility.  Please consider donating in whatever way you can to support their work.
Yayasan Villa Kitty Bali
Jalan Ambarawati Banjar Tengah
Lodtunduh Ubud Gianyar 80751
t: +62361981651 | +6281558701737
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Travelling with babies & toddlers

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Don’t use your 20kg luggage allowance carrying baby gear!  Bali Baby have everything you need and it will be ready and waiting when you arrive. Helena and the team at Bali Baby have an excellent range of products from portacots, infant car seats, prams and strollers, sterilizers, toys, safety gates and the most amazing organic insect repellent. Much cheaper than excess luggage!