3rd of May 2015-16th of May 2015
03.05.2015 - 16.05.2015 30 °C
We really can’t wait to see you at our wedding and that really is the best gift you could give us. However we know many people like to offer a gift or donation to wish us well for married life together. We are so blessed with a lovely home together already, a gift towards our honeymoon would be very much appreciated. We really wanted people to be able to give us something tangible and of your choosing so we have picked a honeymoon to the beautiful island of Bali and a number of activities to do while we are there. In return for your kind gift we will be sure to send you a photo of us enjoying it. There are a number of websites that offer this kind of service, however they all charge a significant fee. Instead we will be making a donation to RAFBF and using this travel blog to give you all the information.
How it works; read through the list below and see if there is something you would like to donate to us, these are all things we would love to see and do during our stay in Bali. Note the identification code attached to each item and make a transfer to our Honeymoon fund (details on your invitations) for that item with the reference including the identification code and your name so we can be sure to thank you. E.g HT1 Liza and Oli.
Many thanks again and we can’t wait to see you on the 2nd of May if not before.
Hotels and Travel to Resort
HT1 :A flight from London Heathrow to Bali - £500. In order to enjoy our honeymoon we need to get there first. We are flying with Singapore airlines via a very short stop in Singapore.
HT2: A nights accommodation at Royal Kamuela Ubud - £150. Our first stop is Ubud the cultural heart of Bali. We’ve found this beautiful villa with its own private pool in the centre of the town so we don’t miss out on all the local excitement.
HT3: A nights accommodation at Koenokoeni Villas Seminyak - £176. For the second part of our holiday we are moving south to the beautiful beach town of Seminyak. We are near the heart of the town so will be able to go to both the beach and urban areas with ease.
Transport and Activities
TA1: Airport transfer to Ubud - £30. Ubud is around an 1-2hours away from the Airport so plan to take a taxi there upon arrival.
TA2: Airport transfer from Seminyak - £15. At the end of our honeymoon to ensure we get back to the UK safely ready for work Monday!
TA3: Hire of a car and driver for 10hours - £40. Many locals in Bali offer private hire tours and this can be one of the best ways to explore all the Island has to offer. We are hoping to be able to charter one of these drivers for a couple of days so that we can do a number of activities and see sights further afield.
TA4: Day of touring the historic temples of Bali - £40. There are so many historic temples to see on the island we would love to do a tour to see the best of them. From Ubud the most spectacular are all within easy driving distance.
TA5: Hiking with a guide up one of Bali’s mountains or Volcanoes - £100. You need to hire a guide to ensure you take the safe route on these active volcanoes. There are many hikes to choose from and weather/conditions will dictate how adventurous we are.
TA6: Snorkelling trip - £50. Bali is surrounded by beautiful reefs with an abundance of fish and even sea turtles. We will need to travel to get to the best spots and organised tours are available.
TA7: Luxury Spa session for two - £50. There are spas everywhere around Bali and what better way to unwind from all the stress of our wedding than a morning of pampering and relaxation.
TA8: Beach massage for two - £20. After a cocktail or two there is no better way to unwind as the sun sets.
TA9: See a local Balinese dance show - £10. In and around Ubud there are dances on all the time for tourists to get a flavour of traditional Bali culture.
TA10: Day trip to a nearby Island- £150. There are a number of islands accessible by speedboat from Bali. The islands have some of the most beautiful beaches in Bali and should not be missed on any trip.
TA11: Surf board hire - £20. Bali was the first place in Asia to adopt surfing as a sport. Known for its surf and stunning beaches this is a must do activity. If the swell isn’t suitable then paddle boats or dinghy’s are also available.
Food and Drink
FD1: Bottle of Champagne at the airport before we leave - £40. A perfect way to start our Honeymoon and celebrate our second night as a married couple…on a plane with 300 others.
FD2: Authentic local Balinese meal for two - £30. We want to sample as much as we can of the local cuisine and specialities so plan to eat out in a variety of restaurants and cafes.
FD3: Luxury candlelit dinner for two in our private villa - £120. Our villa offers the unique experience of a chef coming to your residence and cooking you a romantic meal for your honeymoon.
FD4: Round of beers - £5. The local beverage of choice Bintang will be high on the priority list for all the ‘Thirsty work’ we will be doing.
FD5: Round of cocktails - £10. So many fruits of the forest are available to make delicious cocktails to enjoy as the sun sets.
FD6: Balinese fine dining in Seminyak at Sardine or one of the other great Seafood Restaurants - £80. With the large seafood markets nearby bringing in fresh fish daily the fine dining restaurants in Bali create culinary masterpieces.
FD7: Café lunch with drinks - £20. There are a huge number of cafes around both Ubud and Seminyak. We want to try as many as we can while we are there.