The heart of Bali

Posted 22nd May 2017

After relaxing by the pool for 2 days we decided it was time to do some sightseeing. On our arrival to Bali we were given a booklet with some amazing day trips from Asia World Indonesia and we booked one called The heart of Bali. 

If you watched my latest Youtube video you would know that before this trip I had made an order with Shein. I bought 3 beautiful dresses from them and for this day trip I decided to wear my favourite one. I got so many compliments on it and felt amazing wearing it. I am also happy to report that it washed really well and I can’t wait to wear it again:)

On the day of the trip we got picked up from out hotel and were pleasantly surprised to find we had our own guide and a private driver. What a luxurious way to see Bali.

Our first stop was a local market in Tabanan. Bursting with colours and local cuisine, I couldn’t take photos fast enough:)


Next, we continued to drive into the inner region until we arrived at Pura Luhur Batukaru, one of Bali’s most important temples dating back to the 11th century. It was one of the most peaceful places I have ever been to.


After that we were taken to stunning Jatiluwih rice terraces (UNESCO listed heritage site) where we stopped for lunch at the cutest cafe with the best view.

The next stop was Angseri hot spring, the natural volcanic hot spring located in the foot of mount Batukaru. Please excuse the lack of photos but I was too busy having the most amazing swim and my camera is not water proof. I wanted to memorise every bit of this breathtaking place.

Afterwards we went to Marine Temples Ulun Danu Beratan and here is where we got caught in very heavy rain. Unfortunately it stopped us spending more time here but we were trying to see it as an experience and an excuse to come back again. Nevertheless these floating temples were mesmerizing.

During the day we had mentioned to our guide that we like coffee so for our last stop he decided to take us to a coffee plantation where we could try all different type of local coffee and teas and even a luwak coffee. Bali coffee is one of the best I have ever tasted and I was happy to find they even had a little shop where I could buy some teas and coffee to take home with me. Now when I am missing Bali at least I have some coconut coffee to sip on.

This day trip was an incredible experience and one of the highlights of our holidays. If you are ever in Bali I suggest you check out Asia World. We payed around £75 each for the whole day including private guide and driver, air-conditioned car, tickets to every attraction and lunch. Our guide was the loveliest men and we learned so much from him about Balinese culture. 

I thought that day could not get any better but spotting this cute monkey on our way back to the hotel was the icing on the cake.