Deciding on where to go on our first holiday as husband and wife was an important decision for us. We had both travelled the world but wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been. We sat down (with wine in hand) and talked about what we both wanted in a honeymoon, a theme quickly became evident… We both wanted a romantic and relaxed destination where we could explore the local culture. We contacted Karan Gray at Harvey World Travel, Figtree, NSW (02 4225 9966) told her about what we were after and she sent us a variety of different options. We decided on a luxurious 5 star honeymoon in Seminyak, Bali.
We stayed at Sun Island Boutique Villas in Seminyak, the rooms were stunning, people were beautiful and we always made to feel “at home”.
Our first day in Bali, and we set out with our backpacks and plenty of water to explore.
I found PLENTY of shops!! Some of my favourite shops included This is Genevieve & Miss Milne, Lulu Yasmine, Uma & Leopold and The Corner Store. All offer beautiful clothing, shoes and accessories and can be found on Jalan Raya, Seminyak.
After a few days of relaxing by the pool and shopping we went on a 4wd tour to Mount Batukaru.
A lot of our trip was spent enjoying local food and wine. Some places we highly recommend to anyone looking for a great night out with beautiful food and cocktails are Ku De Ta, Cocoon, Sea Circus and Jimbaran Bay. All of these restaurants have something different to enjoy. If you are thinking about Ku De Ta we definitely recommend booking in advance.
Overall we had a fabulous trip filled with so many happy memories. We loved the culture, the people, the fresh food and the general feel of Bali. If you are looking for a honeymoon where you can enjoy a mix of resting your feet by the pool with a cocktail in hand, soaking in some sun and a bit of an adventure then Bali is the place for you.
Ms Polka Dot says: Doesn’t this just make you want to pack your bags and fly away? Thank you Elle and Luke for sharing your gorgeous honeymoon and allowing us a ‘virtual’ taste of Bali!
My name is Elesha and I was recently married to my best friend and love of my life Luke! We have our own little (canine) family but can’t wait for the world to stop turning so we can settle down and start our (human) family. We love getting outdoors with Jazz & Oscar, spending time doing up of little home and catching up with our friends and family.
Photographs taken by Elesha and Luke