BALI EXPERIENCE – INTERCONTINENTAL BALI RESORT
It rained most of the day so we just chilled and drank cocktails at the sunset beach bar overlooking the lovely view of the ocean for most of the morning.( yes it was in the morning but if I am on holiday there’s never a bad time for cocktails)lol
In the afternoon, we indulged in the spa treatments at Uluwatu spa which gives 20% discount if you are a spg member.
The whole set up from the building, pool outside and waiting room was relaxing. It was like entering the ancient Egyptian spa. The masseuse introduces themselves and check with you if you have any specific problems or allergies, while you enjoy a refreshing cold tea. All massages start with a mini feet scrub which is a bonus for me because I’m sure that would come with an extra charge in Dubai.
It was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. I rarely fall asleep during massages and if I do it means, well that should explain how much I loved the massage.
They have 4 restaurants:
Japanese- Ko Japanese restaurant
Italian- Bella Cucina restaurant
Seafood- Jimbaran garden restaurant
Sunset beach bar- Taman Gita Restaurant
On the first night we dined at Jimbaran garden restaurant(Seafood restaurant)
I had the vegetable spring rolls with peanut sauce and grilled king prawns and steamed rice.
After the visit at the temple we decided to have Japanese food but unfortunately it was fully booked so always book in advance for dinners at any of the 4 restaurants. we ended up dinning at Bella Cucina (the Italia restaurant) which was just as perfect. Every Thursdays they have “Freixet Cava Dinner”. It’s a 5 course dinner in which you get to taste 5 different Spain Cava, each carefully paired to a special meal by their executive chef.
Each dish is uniquely prepared, presented and mostly delicious.
you’ll definitely be tipsy by the end of that meal though, it’s a total of 5 glasses of Cava🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷…!
We dined at Kebun Bistro, a popular French cuisine restaurant in Ubud. Their Gazpacho Annulus is amazing especially on a hot Bali day and the Bali cosmos and mojitos are a hit. 👌
On the last night, we decided to do the seafood restaurant again and end the trip with the traditional Nasi Goreng. Again, I was not disappointed at all.
Food is fresh, tasty and affordable in Bali except alcohol because it is heavily taxed. I recommend to have their local beer Bintang but if you must drink wine, ask for local wine which fairly priced compared to all wines.(Ask the waiter about it as its never on their menus)
Overall, it was such a pleasure staying the Intercontinental Bali Resort. Their staff are friendly, helpful and always full of genuine smiles. 5 days was simply not enough and I’m definitely visiting again soon.
Have you visited Bali recently and what were your experiences?
Have you stayed at Intercontinental Bali resort? what did you think of the hotel?
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