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Luxury Honeymoons At The Mulia Resort Bali

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Ms Gingham
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Recently, I was lucky enough to be invited on a press famil at the Mulia Resort Bali. I had visited the Mulia once before for dinner on a trip to Bali with my family and so had an idea of what to expect. We all were so impressed with the resort on that occasion and were planning to go back so needless to say I was very excited and jumped at the opportunity!

The Mulia is a massive facility. It is made up of three separate styles of accomodation within the one.

First there is the Mulia Resort, a large resort catering to families, honeymooners and holiday makers alike. This is the section that I stayed in.

Next to the resort a few hundred meters down the beach is The Mulia.This section is quieter and more private but close enough to the resort to access facilities such as the gym and restaurants. The rooms are serviced by your own 24 hour butler service and you have access to the Mulia’s own private dining facilites, away from the crowds at the neighbouring resort.

The third section are the Mulia Villas. Here, you get to indulge in your own private villa with hydrotherapy pool, a 24 hour butler service and exclusive access to the Mulia Villas private dining facility the “Living Room”, which provides a la minute breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails and canapés. As with The Mulia, the villas are but a complimentary buggy ride away from the main resort where you can access all the restaurants, bars, gym and other facilities. The best of both worlds!

But back to the resort! The trip to the resort from Denpasar airport is about 30-40 minutes depending on the traffic. Upon arrival, the sheer scale of the resort and the attention to detail is unmissable. Boasting 526 rooms this resort was built in 2012 and has since earned many awards and accolades including the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award and the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List USA (2013) Best New Hotels in the World. Not bad.

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I was escorted to my Royal Ocean View Suite and was immediately overwhelmed by the luxury and beauty of the accomodation. The decor is modern with an art deco twist. The bed is absolute luxury (in fact you can buy the bedding to take home with you) and the view over the Indian Ocean is such bliss you can feel yourself unwinding instantly.

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The bathroom is huge and absolutely immaculate. The shower is fitted out with body jets and the toilet is one of the Japanese TOTO fully automated affairs. Believe me, you haven’t lived until you’ve answered nature’s call on one of these!

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Of course, being a 5 star resort, you have access to facilites such as the gym, kids club and restaurants. The restaurants are so diverse ranging from buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner at the impressive The Cafe, Modern Chinese at the resort’s newest restaurant Table8, Japanese at Edogin to Pan Asian, all day beachside dining at Soleil. If you feel like a little treat at any time of the day, The Deli offers a wide selection of world class sweets including signature macarons, cakes, ice cream and pastries. Or for something even better, indulge in a scrumptious high tea with a choice of European or Indonesian bite sized delights. Think tiny parcels of sticky rice and traditional Balinese desserts the Indonesian high tea in my opinion is worth a try.

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If after all the indulging you’re feeling a little rotund, there’s a huge variety of activities to choose from such as morning yoga, a workout at the state of the art gym, upright paddle boarding on the Indian Ocean, aquaerobics or a beautiful stroll on the beach. Or if you’re up for a spot of shopping to burn off those calories, you can organize with the resort concierge to have a driver take you to nearby Seminyak (around 45 minutes drive) or even book the driver for the day to experience Ubud or Uluwatu.

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I had such an enjoyable stay at the Mulia Resort and was absolutely spoilt. This is a stunning facility which will satisfy the most discerning of travellers and would make for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Contact the Mulia Resort for rates and packages here.

Images by Ms Gingham

Polka Dot Bride was flown to Bali and stayed at The Mulia as a guest of The Mulia Bali for editorial consideration in accordance with our disclosure policy.

Autumn Adventures In Queenstown New Zealand

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Cassie Of Photography With Cassie
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Autumn travel photography in Queenstown New Zealand by Cassie Sullivan.

I leaned on the glass of the window, gazing at the mountains throwing shadows over the lake. They had such calm, such pride. I felt at home here, drawn to this overwhelmingly beautiful island. A place where little ones still play barefoot with sticks and everyone takes an interest in your story, even the horses.

I watched the light play with the land all day long. Climbing over mountain ridges. Splaying over a horse’s hide. Weaving it’s way into sheep’s wool. Holding each rain drop.

We did day trips every day and every day I looked on with a smile across my face. We had hot and silky fondue in a small french cafe, overlooking the yellowing leaves of Arrowtown. I slept through the rolling hills to wake up in windy Wanaka. Counted curious deer, silhouetted on mountains. Touched foreheads with friendly horses on the road between Glenorchy and Paradise, they were happy with their lot in life. We drove at a snails pace along Skippers Road, averting our eyes from the sheer drops to the side of us, until the beauty of the lake below outshone our fear and we couldn’t help but gaze in appreciation. We walked the edge of Moke Lake, taking photos of the perfect reflection then turning them upside down to see if we could tell the difference. We explored and adventured each and every day, through forest, lake and mountain, our favourite thing to do in all the world, literally.

It is the most magical place I have ever experienced.

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Ms Gingham says: Absolutely speechless. I have a trip to Queenstown booked for the beginning of August so how excited am I?

About Cassie: I’m proud to have been born and raised in Tasmania. I love that I now call Melbourne home and Broome my second home, these places intrigues me every day!

Fabulous Honeymoon Ideas Quiz

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Kathryn Blom
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You have planned the wedding of your dreams. Now it’s time to organise the honeymoon. Honeymoons, however are not just about romantic getaways. It is your chance to really explore new things about your partner and create the first experiences as a married couple.

So, we we have put together a quick fabulous honeymoon ideas quiz to help you find the perfect holiday destination for you.

1. You get off the plane and arrive at your hotel and the first thing you do is:

a) Book a trek
b) Lie by the pool
c) Check out the local town and museums
d) Admire the natural beauty of the place

2. Your idea of the perfect holiday is:

a) Active and full of exciting and new things to do and see
b) Calming, romantic and indulgent
c) A place where your partner and yourself can meet new people and explore another culture
d) A place where your partner and you can get back to nature and enjoy the wildlife

3. Your ideal date involves:

a) Anything that gets your adrenalin pumping
b) A beautiful dinner with breathtaking views
c) Trying a new cuisine or restaurant
d) A chance to get back to nature with your loved one

4. You like to sleep

a) Glamping under the stars
b) In a modern sleek hotel room
c) In an elegant antique boudoir
d) In a beautiful cabin surrounded by trees

5. You have one day left of your honeymoon so you…

a) Get in as much to do as you possibly can
b) Relax there is still a day left
c) Stroll around the streets and eat street food
d) Go for a walk with the tigers

6. Your favourite article of clothing is…

a) Your Hiking gear
b) Your swimsuit
c) An elegant dress or suit
d) A summer dress

7. If you had to bring one thing on holidays with you it would be

a) A good pair of shoes
b) A bed
c) A camera
d) A sun hat

8. Your favourite animal is

a) A llama
b) Tropical Fish
c) A butterfly
d) Lion

9. You mostly like to surround yourself with

a) The great outdoors
b) Sun and Surf
c) Art
d) Nature

Mostly As
You are an adventurer. Like you, your honeymoon should be fast paced and full of excitement. Although you love your downtime while you’re on holidays you know how to make the most of it. So why don’t you go somewhere that has the same taste of adventure you do? Consider heading to Machu Picchu for a trek around the Inca trails. See the majestic ancient ruins of the Inca civilization in the middle of the Andes mountains. If you are also a bit of an animal lover you can go on a cruise from there, around the Galapagos Islands to see some of the most unusual creatures and birds on the planet.

Mostly Bs

What you need for your honeymoon is a nice relaxing holiday. This is a time for you and your partner to completely indulge. The ideal place for you is undoubtedly Bora Bora. Can you think of anything more relaxing than waking up to see crystal blue waters surrounding your over water bungalow. Hire a “Vaitape”-  a two seater buggie to go around the island and maybe even go snorkeling in the lagoon. Alternatively just sun bathe and enjoy the beautiful views together.

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Image via Heaven on Earth: Katrina & Matthew’s Queensland & French Polynesian Honeymoon – Part 2 Bora Bora

Mostly Cs
You love history and culture so you should go to somewhere that has an abundance of both. Consider beautiful Prague. Prague is as picturesque as it is incredibly rich in culture. Sit in a belle-epoque inspired cafe as you and your partner people watch. The city square is often alive with  live performers and music. Explore the beautiful churches or discover the contemporary art scene at the Dox gallery.

Mostly Ds
The perfect holiday for you is one where you can get back to nature. Try beautiful Mauritius. This place is truly a slice of paradise! Take a sea trip to see the dolphins and go diving amongst the extensive barrier reef and ship wrecks to experience the incredible marine life. Take a stroll in the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens best known for its lilly pond filled with Amazonian lilies. If you are really brave go walk with the lions and cheetahs at Casela Nature and Leasure Park. Alternately go trekking in the Moka Mountains or simply enjoy the stunning white sand beaches. It will be an amazing trip you will remember forever.

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Image via Our African Honeymoon – Alicia and Luke – November 2010

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