We thought it might be a bit quick to go back to a beach resort so soon after Koh Samui, and in retrospect, I think it was. It was going to be hard to top Koh Samui, and it might have been better to have a few more weeks between the two. But of course, that doesn't mean we didn't enjoy it!
Bali is an island belonging to Indonesia, and it's just south of the equator at eight degrees latitude. The flight in from Singapore was easy, and the island was larger and more heavily populated than I'd expected.
But we really enjoyed the pool and hanging out. We decided to rent a cabana for a few days, and that was nice. It was only $20 for the entire day, which seemed incredibly reasonable for a comfy, shady place to hang out. We even ate our lunch in the cabana, since the waiters would come around and take orders.
Overall, we had a lovely time. The property was beautiful and the pools were fun. The food wasn't as stellar as it had been at the Hyatt in Goa, but I'm starting to understand that the Park Hyatt Goa is a very special kind of resort.
When the tide was in, there were all sorts of beach activities going on. There was parasailing, ski-doo rentals, banana boat rides, and several other things. We didn't end up doing any of those, but maybe we will in another place.
From Bali we flew directly to Perth, Australia, where we were transported from summer to winter. In the next post, I'll talk about our ten days in Australia and the fantastic driving trip we just finished.