It has been quiet on the blog as I was traveling for a month in Asia through Hong Kong, Malaysia and Bali.  It was so good to gather and spend time with my family, who are spread around the globe.  A week at Villa Maridadi in Bali was the ideal place to unwind and relax after a busy year.  It had incredible ocean views, with the sea temple Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus steps away.  I have been to Bali three times before, but always on scuba diving trips.  This time round with an 11 month old baby in tow, it was more about relaxing and playing.  Three swims in the pool per day instead of the usual three dives a day.  I managed to fit in some yoga, a trip to Tanah Lot for a Kecak performance, drinks at Ku De Ta and dinner at La Lucciola.  There were strolls through the padi fields, delicious balinese food and plenty of ice cream.  Perfect.We also had dinner at La Finca, an amazing Spanish restaurant owned by a friend of ours, with lots of influence from his time in Ibiza.  Such a warm and inviting place, with really excellent food.  All the tapas were delicious and the steak you cook at the table on a blistering hot stone was a really fun touch.  I highly recommend it.

I love the island of Bali so much!  There is something just magical about it.  I could keep going back again and again.

bali villa maridadi

bali outdoor bath villa maridadi

bali villa maridadi pool

bali padi fields

bali yoga outdoors

bali Sea temple pura gede luhur batungaus

bali kecak tanah lot

Photography by Ang Weddings and Events