Relaxing poolside is my favorite travel past time (next to shopping), so when I heard there were a total of 12 pools- I was sold. I think out of the 16 days I was on vacation, I must have spent two thirds of the time in some sort of body of water.
Partying in Seminyak at Potato Head: This Club came highly recommended from the Hotel Concergie…. but I’ll admit, when I first arrived I thought to myself, “I can’t believe I traveled all the way around the world to visit yet another Day Club a la Las Vegas”…… but this Day/ Night Club did NOT disappoint! From the quirky exterior with the patchwork of old shutters to the gigantic lawn that overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean, each nook and cranny of this Beach Club was stunning. The drinks were definitely on the expensive side, but well worth every Rupiah. The food was just so-so compared to some of the local food that I had on this trip- and it was MUCH more expensive. I sat on the lawn all day and listened to the live reggae music, (they have International DJ’s on the regular), chatted with other foreign tourists, and revealed in the beauty that was a perfect day. On a side note- the waves in my photo above are really THAT BIG and powerful! This beach is definitely for experienced swimmers ONLY…. My suggestion- enjoy the crashing waves from the comfort of one of the plush daybeds or even better- from the edge of the warm infinity pool with of course, a fruity cocktail in hand. (website link below).
I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I stumbled upon this incredible bead store, Big Ben Bead Shop during my day trip to Seminyak. The colors, shapes and textures of the beads were some I had never seen before, and all mostly handmade. From blown glass, clay, carved bone and semi-precious gemstones- this store had it ALL. The owner was so knowledgeable and friendly- I’m so glad I brought an empty suitcase for all of my finds! (Photo Below, link to shop at bottom.)