This post came so late due to a fault linked to blogger’s incompatibility with the proxy server of our broadband provider Singnet’s connection. I wasn’t able to upload any pics with any of my entries and I only had the prob fixed last week after I asked for help in the Blogger Forum. Phew! Now that prob’s been solved, I am more than happy to share the rest of our Bali trip report. Feel so bad that it’s almost 2 months overdue.
ALiLA Ubud is a luxury boutique resort tucked away in a secluded hillside that sits high up on the edge of the Ayung River valley. Staying here gives us the best of both worlds – we are embraced by natural splendour yet remains accessible to the urbanised tourist town of Ubud (where art galleries, modern cafes, money changers and food warungs are aplenty).
The following sums up how much we enjoyed ourselves and why ALiLA Ubud (and Bali) is a great holiday choice:
1. The generosity and hospitality of the management and service staff.
The PR Manager, Mei adores Dana and helped us babysit her one morning so we can enjoy a leisurely brekkie 🙂 Its General Manager was also an extremely wonderful man (without any airs) who made several special arrangements just to ensure our stay there was memorable and comfortable. On knowing that we were celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary, he gave us a complimentary upgrade to their gorgeous Pool Villa throughout our stay!
2. The beautiful Pool Villa which gave us privacy and lots of fun time (and teachable moments) for Dana.
We swam when we like and however long we like.
There was a koi pond which surrounds the outdoor sunken bathtub and Dana enjoyed feeding the fishes with leftover bread from the breakfast table and see them get into a feeding frenzy!
Daddy was quick to use the tap in our outdoor sunken pool to teach Dana the concept of ”hot” versus ”cold”. Here’s Dana putting the concept to test 🙂
3. Its beautiful landscape and award-winning unique architecture.
4. The wholesome food served at the hotel restaurant appealed even to our little Princess’s budding taste buds! She especially loves the Fresh Fruit Juices served each morning and would clamour for more!
5. The interesting day tours which we did on our Anniversary:
Visiting the Rice Terraces
and Lush Rice Fields
and Ancient Temples
and sampling authentic Local Cuisines
Holidays are great as we indulged in time spent with each other and with our Princess.
We thank God for blessing us with such a wonderful holiday and it’s our prayer that He’ll continue to bless our marriage and family abundantly in the road ahead. We want to spend the next 10, 20, 30, 40 years still in love. If God willing, we even want to walk down the aisle again in grand style (with our grandchildren as flower girls and page boys?) on our 50th Wedding Anniversary.