Our first trip to Bali was a great experience and having put it off a year due to the terrorist attacks we booked into our Hotel at Nusa Dua, The Melia Bali after experiencing the intro to Bali drive though Denpasar. Crazy is the best way to describe it but it all made sense after visiting Kuta and other tourist areas during our stay. We were celebrating our 20th year wedding anniversary with the girls which was a wonderful opportunity.
The Hotel was amazing and being right on the beach we were able to enjoy both the open beach and waters (albeit not very clean) but more so the pool and cabanas.
The grounds were stunning and the nearby village offered a slice of Balinese life and as it was our first trip to bali we were ok with just a single visit into Kuta to get the real side of Bali crazy.
we just chilled a lot as that was the purpose of the holiday and as it was hot all the time it was sun in the morning and rain and snoozes in the afternoon.
Hair braids were essential for the girls and a bit of local shopping was also on the cards frequently
we wandered around the beaches and resorts of Nusa Dua and took in much of the surrounding country side as well as this souther side of Bali coast.