21.01.2017 30 °C
After breakfast we said our goodbyes to the group and set off on our own for our final week in Bali.
We'd arranged for a private taxi to take us directly there.
Nusa Dua was approx. 40km south of Ubud located on the south east coast of Bali which is the main diving centre of the island.
We decided to leave early morning as we'd seen most of Ubud yesterday and the traffic gets crazy by midday,
so we left straight after breakfast and go to Nusa Dua before 11am.
As we entered the Nusa Dua region, there were security guard checkpoints and
all the vehicles were scanned underneath with bomb detectors!
Shortly after we arrived at the Meli Bali - Paradise found !
Irene got a flower in her hair and one of the Hotel staff hit a great big Balinese drum as we entered -
we thought that royalty had just arrived not us !
As we'd arrived early, the room wasn't ready so we got invited to relax in the VIP lounge while our room was being "prepared".
The hotel was a typical 5* resort with hundreds of palm trees, numerous pools, restaurants and
it's own private beach, plus the hotel complex was on a "private estate" sandwiched between the
Grand Hyatt on one side and the Bali Hilton on the other.
As promised the room was prepared in no time, we then unpacked for the final time and
went down to the beachside bar for lunch overlooking the beautiful white sandy beach,
after lunch we had a lazy afternoon strolling around the vast hotel gardens and then had a walk out of "paradise" to the local town,
which had some local street food places.
In the evening we decided to go for another walk into the old town and
have some local Indonesian food rather than over priced "western" hotel food.