The reason that we choose Bali for our honeymoon is that you could get real 5 star luxury for a much lower price than in most other countries. This was especially true when we were researching whether to honeymoon in Bali or the Philippines, the difference in the standard of accomodation at the same price brackets was startling!
We decided about a month before Bali that Ubud would be the place that we splurge. We realised that we didn’t spend much money on our wedding so we deserved this 😉
We had a couple of requirements when we were decided where to stay, a private pool was one of them. In the end we choose the Kamandalu and were so happy with our choice.
From the minute that we entered the grounds we knew it would be special. They first checked our taxi with a bomb detector before we could drive in through the big gates. Then once we were inside we were given a flower for our hair.
The Kamandalu has many different types of rooms to chose from, we choose the Private Pool Villa and found out that it gave us extra privileges so when we arrived at the resort we were ushered down away from reception to our own private check in area, complete with tea, coffee, canapes and cakes.
They also informed us that we would also have a butler, free afternoon tea every day, 2 free cocktails every evening and money off of all of their restaurants and activities.
Once check in was finished it was time to go to our villas. The villas all have their own front gates and are very private. Once we walked in our gate I think we both wanted to squeal. We had a beautiful garden area with the most amazing infinity pool overlooking the jungle and next to it sat a beautiful day bed.
Inside in our villa we were equally impressed, our bed was huge! They had also laid out rose petals in our names. The bath tub was already full for us and had rose petals in it also. We had a beautiful outdoor rainforest shower and a lovely honeymoon cake.
Once we were alone we tried to let it all sink in. It was amazing!
The next day was my birthday and we went up to the main building for breakfast.
During breakfast the staff started singing happy birthday to me and presented me with a cake. Myself and Jason were both amazed because neither of us told them it was my birthday, they had seen it on my passport!
The rest of our time in the Kamandalu was spent like that, just full of smiles and little surprises.
Our room got cleaned twice daily, in the morning and then in the evenings they would prepare our room for bed and leave us little gifts.
I went a couple of mornings and it was so wonderful doing yoga being completely surrounded by nature.
We also quite enjoyed their swim-up bar, especially during their happy hour!
I have nothing bad to say about this place…it really was a dream come true 🙂
Details: You can visit their website here.
and their trip advisor reviews here.
We booked it through http://www.booking.com