16 April 2013

Uluwatu, Bali

Tonight is our last evening here in Uluwatu as we're leaving early tomorrow morning to continue our trip around Bali. Our next stop will be in Nusa Dua where we'll be staying for 3 days. Then, we'll be off to Ubud.

While I can't wait to move on to those places, I can't help but feel a wee bit sad leaving Uluwatu at the same time. Our 5-day stay here had been such a great experience and I just feel that I still haven't had enough of it. Now I understand why some tourists stay here for months (hell, even years!)--this little town is full of new experiences, laid-back people...oh, and did I mention that Uluwatu is a tropical paradise with crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches?

Padang Padang Beach, Bali
To ease this semi-sentimental feeling, I remind myself that we've still got a long way to go here in Bali. Nusa Dua and Ubud would both be amazing, I'm sure. And we can always go back anyway, and maybe with friends next time!

The cozy little place we called home for 5 nights here in Uluwatu is called Padang Padang Breeze Home Stay & Waroeng. Rooms here are spacious, clean, tropical chic, even, with its white walls, high ceiling, and tasteful, minimalist furniture. Bathroom's clean and spacious, too. Hot/cold shower worked perfectly well, had no problems with the toilet flush--all the basics were covered! Here, they take care of the basics and that translates to no air conditioning and no TV. But before you kill this tab in which you're reading this post, allow me to explain: with so many things to do around this town, there's really no need for a TV. While the A/C issue could be debatable, our stay here proved that there also isn't a need for one since it's cool and breezy (just had to make that pun--sorry) here at night. The wall fan's pretty much enough, though you can request for an extra one if needed. The staff are nice and accommodating: they'll try to provide for guests' needs as much as they can.

Here's their website and Facebook page, which hasn't been updated since 2011, so it's best to reach them via phone (phone number's on their Facebook page) or via email at erickpadangpadang@yahoo.co.id.

Rooms don't come with free breakfast, so that allowed us to explore other places to eat around here. But Padang Padang Breeze's restaurant serves good food, too. Their chicken barbecue and satay were awesome and came in big portions--we had no experience of "bitin" here!


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    1. Which one--the beach or the hotel? Haha.

      Hotel's pretty cute, I must say. :) Too bad I didn't take a lot of pictures in the hotel. *facepalm*