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Welcome to Bali

written by Julia Lundin November 3, 2014


Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? I have to admit that I didn’t attend any Halloween parties but nevertheless I still enjoyed seeing all the elaborate costumes flooding my social media feeds. Who did you dress up as?

So here we are at my first (out of many) posts from Bali and I’m going to try and not forget anything that I wanted to share with you. Even though it might be a bit hard as we had so many adventures and every day brought a lot of new emotions and experiences. After two weeks of a non-stop excitement the one thing that will always stay in my memory is that Bali is a paradise and I’m hoping to go back there many more times.

But let’s start from the beginning. As I mentioned in a short note right before we left, we have teamed up with the amazing The Luxe Nomad who helped us organise the honeymoon of our dreams. Our plan was to stay in Bali for two weeks and explore it’s different parts via five different hotels and villas. At first I was a bit worried about this plan as I’m mostly used to spending my holidays in one place without needing to relocate. But I knew that The Luxe Nomad team wouldn’t suggest this if it wasn’t great. And I decided to trust their experience and after almost 18 hours in the air we landed in Bali.

First thing that I got really excited about was the climate. We landed at 10pm and it was +27 degrees outside and very very humid. But the surprising part was that I got used to this humidity so quickly that it never caught my attention again. Already the next morning I couldn’t believe it’s October and that back home is freezing. God, Balinese people are lucky! Throughout our stay the temperature rose up to +31 during days and we never got any rain. Just perfect!

First on our itinerary was the Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa. We were greeted at the airport by their driver who took us there while telling us a bit about Bali on the way. I was so excited to see the resort with my own eyes after spending so much time looking at it online and the reality exceeded my expectations. Let’s start by saying that I have never stayed or been to a private villa before. I felt my legs going all woozy at the sight of our beautiful private pool and two most gorgeous rooms. We soon learned that Kayumanis means cinnamon and the entire resort had cinnamon-coloured decor which I now think of as the most relaxing and peaceful one. I am going to show you a bit of Kayumanis surroundings in this post followed by more detailed descriptions in the several upcoming ones.

These first pictures are from our first breakfast in Bali which took place at the Kayumanis private beach while watching the sunrise. Nusa Dua is the area where this hotel is located and slowly I will explain to you all about the differences between this and other areas in Bali but what you have to know for now is that Nusa Dua is perfect for people who want to have a relaxing time, enjoying spa treatments and yoga exercises all while surrounded by beautiful nature and peaceful beaches. This area is perfect for honeymooners like us and provides endless number of romantic activities. So when Kayumanis asked if we’d be willing to have a 6am breakfast on the beach we had to do it. It was a first for me and it was so magical and breathtaking. Even though I grew up 15 minutes drive from the beach it never occurred to me to wake up early and go see the sunrise. Note to all of you. If you have an opportunity to ever do this, do it! Bring a little picnic along, take a camera and witness this beauty.

So I hope you enjoy these pictures and in the end of each Bali post I’d like to make little notes of all the things I learned and that I’d like you to know:

– Balinese people are the most friendly and helpful people I ever met. I mean all of them (apart from one grumpy taxi driver)

– I wasn’t struggling with jet lag in Bali at all (I did when I got back to London though)

– Balinese men have interesting naming system and once you learn to understand it you will always know which child in the family (first, second or third) they are

– The mot beautiful frangipani trees are everywhere in Bali (and everywhere in my posts, you’ll see)

Julia xo

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MISS SIXTY sandals
Special thank you to Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa and The Luxe Nomad.

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ajnira November 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I’m planning to visit Bali soon, and this was great info for me, love the pics XD

Jeanne November 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Gorgeous pictures! Such a beautiful place!

Erika November 3, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Beautiful photos!!


Anouk November 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm

What a beautiful pictures!
My grandma is born in Bali..
Someday I’m going to this place.


EE November 3, 2014 at 6:03 pm

SO beautiful!! SO Jealous!!!



Megan November 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

This looks beautiful! I love your black and white striped maxi..it’s so chic! Thanks for visiting my blog! I followed you on bloglovin so I can read more of yours!

Malonda Rose November 3, 2014 at 6:28 pm

What a beautiful look!
We also went to Bali for our honeymoon in September and it was amazing. I completely with the things you’ve learned.


Lilli November 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Oh, frangipani trees, love them! Now, I want to pack and travel to Bali, Im speechless Julia, this is what I mean for PARADISE! And you are gorgeous, as a princess! xo

Alexandra November 3, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Beautiful place, photos, dress, everything :))

Anna November 3, 2014 at 8:33 pm

That looks so incredible, what a beautiful place

Thankyou for visiting me x



Typicalaudreyy November 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Your photos are absolutely perfect! 🙂

Thankfifi November 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm

What a start! Beautiful shots and can’t wait to follow the rest of your trip – perfect prep for mine!


kirsten November 4, 2014 at 10:09 am

love your blog!

Nissi November 4, 2014 at 11:41 am

Boah amazing photos!!


Ade November 4, 2014 at 1:48 pm Reply
Sophia November 4, 2014 at 5:19 pm

You’re a star! xoxo

Priscila November 4, 2014 at 7:43 pm Reply
~ Carmen ~ November 4, 2014 at 11:08 pm

These photographs are stunning. This brings out the wanderlust in me for sure. I love the shots of you on the beach with the sunset. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

Zhuo November 4, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Very beautiful dress–perfect for the peaceful beach view! and great photos!


Marissa @ Chic Darling November 5, 2014 at 5:47 am

That dress is stunning! Beautiful pictures.

Katie Elwood November 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Amazing photos! I love that dress, I lived in my Seafolly dress when we were in Hawaii at the end of October!

Runway Ribbons November 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

I would love to visit Bali some day soon!
Your entire stay sounds so lovely!

P.S I love the maxi dress! xx



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