Date of Trip: February 2005
Attending a family wedding in faraway and exotic Bali is an once-in-a-lifetime experience! It is worth the travel distance!
Tropical paradise (Bali) is an easy flight from Hong Kong. It is worth the travel distance from USA. The wedding is at a grand mansion overlooking a cliff top with expanding view of the ocean. The mansion has 22 staff members to cater to the needs of 10 guests staying in five different grand suites. The wedding party is further attended by a staff of 50 (for 55 guests), with local musician/dancers, wait staff, chefs, etc. It is an out-of-this-world experience!
Check for local guest houses with staffs that cater to your every need. The price is comparable to that of big-name hotels.
Best Way to Get Around
Get a driver for trips longer than a day. The price is so reasonable, $35 to $40 per day, and it will make your life more easy and enjoyable! Don’t miss the stone carver’s village or silversmith village, and venture to the countryside and, of course, the beaches – a surfer’s heaven!
We stayed at the Grand Balisanese Hotel. Our one bedroom was very spacious, with a nice marble bath. There was a great local and Western-style buffet breakfast included, as well as easy access to the town center and shopping. With great Bali-style garden and service, this is a great choice for budget-oriented and non-Western-style hotel accommodations.