Beauty Style Travel

Winter sun diary: Bali

29th November 2016

After a hiatus, I’m back writing and reporting my latest adventure. In fact, not much of an adventure as I didn’t explore much more than the ginormous resort I stayed at for 8 days but hey, I needed it. Let me recap. I try to go on holiday to luxury resorts in wonderful spots – yes, I like my comfort. I look for deals and try to “chase” my dream destination until I can book or afford it on my terms. And this year, we chose Bali. The Ayana Resort & Spa is one of the most awarded luxury resorts in the entire Asia and deservingly so. And needless to say, I fell instantly in love with the pool. That was enough – spa, restaurants, beautiful beach and room… we booked.

Bali is lush, far away and interesting.

The highlights and takeaways?

real relax. 8 hours ahead, enough to not be disconnected completely but also plenty to forget about Europe.

total pampering. The spa and Aquatonic pool were just idyllic and I can never recommend them enough.

virtually no Europeans – nice for a change. Hearing new languages and new stories.

super nice people. And a lovely place to explore. We went to Ubud and the Monkey Sanctuary on a guided day trip.

fish fish fish. I ate my body weight in fish.

– a stopover in Hong Kong made sure I could stock up on Asian branded goodies like SKII, Albion and Shiseido. My new favourite is Laneige lip mask. Stay tuned for a dedicated post on my beauty routine 🙂

Traveling makes me feel excited about life.

Every now and then I believe we need a break – if you’ve been reading TSF, I am not a fan of long detox from work for various reasons, but 7-9 days are ideal. Here you have a #bestofBali photo diary – and yes, I like me some infinity pools.

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  • Reply Sophie Jones 8th January 2017 at 3:11 am

    Wow really incredible photographs and you look so beautiful! I also just love how Bali makes for the best place to take photos because the natural backgrounds and temples and everything is just so filled with color and delightful.

    • Reply Val @ TSF 11th January 2017 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks Sophie! It was a blast.

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