Hm.. another journal from 2012 that I haven’t completed. 2012 indeed a very lazy time for me to write :p
but there are some interesting part on this trip that I like and it’d be a waste if I don’t share it.
[ Petitengget Beach, Seminyak ]
Imo, Seminyak is a high class area in Bali. It’s well-known for its exclusivity .. exclusive clubs, cafes, boutiques, restaurant etc. I was a bit bored with Kuta so this time, I tried to stay here. Turned out, I enjoyed it ^^ It’s kinda remind me of Kemang area in Jakarta.
Day 1 – Saturday
My sister and I flew to Bali using Air Asia and for the second time, the flight delayed for about 30min. Hope it won’t be the same next time I fly with it. We arrived in Bali around 1pm. Bali airport is still under renovation. We had to walk a very long lane to the international terminal to reach the taxi place. I planned to walk until the exit gate to catch my fave Blue Bird taxi but unfortunately, the route to exit gate has been moved, much more farther that I’d have to take another long walk to reach the public road. So we tried to find a taxi nearby and luckily there was a Toyota Innova driver who offered us a transfer for Rp.80,000 till our hotel. A bit expensive from Blue Bird taxi but we have no option. Luckily we met our friends on the flight. We planned to meet them in Bali. So we became a group of 4 girls and split the taxi fare to be more affordable ^^
It took about 30 min to reach Fave Hotel Seminyak. It’s located in one of the famous nite entertainment street called Dyana Pura. This street is also known for its gay bars at nite while at noon, there is not much people on the road. Well, at least, much lesser than in Poppies Lane Kuta 😀
The hotel staffs welcomed us friendly. We could check-in soon after we arrived. Good service!! The room is nice too. It’s small but very clean!! Finished with all unpacking things, we started to find motorbike rental. We got it for Rp.50k/day through the hotel staff. Then it’s time to start our agenda that day.
First agenda was to eat at Ultimo Restaurant. After a few wrong turns and getting lost a lot, we found the place. Unfortunately it opened from 5pm so we decided to try Babi Guling Pak Malen (Roasted Pork) in Sunset Road. Again, we got lost but when we found it, it was close only for that day ><” . Geez… we had spent more than one hour wondering around for nothing with an empty stomach ><” We ended up eating Burger King in Sunset Mall, across Babi Guling Pak Malen.
Second agenda was to see sunset from Petitengget beach. Last time I visited this beach was 2 years before and it took my mind away. Why? Because there is no many people and surfer there that you can really enjoy seating on the beach, looking at the waves etc. It gave me peace at heart ^^ We were there for about 1.5 hour. It was hot with cold wind breezing. Oh.. I love this beach. The sunset view was beautiful that afternoon
Unexpectedly, we saw a ‘drama’ on the beach. There was this black dog chasing his master who was surfing and it got trap within the wave. Then a girl (a friend of the dog owner) tried to save his dog but she got trapped in the water too. So all Baywatch scene started. A coast guard tried to save the girl, she almost reached the shore but got trapped within the waves again. Then a surfer come rescuing her, putting her in his surf board and pushing it to the shore. Meanwhile the coast guard tried saving the dog. Ow.. That was so awesome!! The surfer was awesome too and very handsome LoL. Lucky her!
We made a stop to buy some supplies in Bintang Supermarket on our way back to hotel. They have a liquor store in the back with affordable price. We bought a small vodka for about Rp60k as a booze before enjoying the nitelife. We planned to go to Ku De Ta and Woobar that usually have most crowds on Saturday. First stop was Woobar and we ended up just going to this bar, which we didn’t regret it. Woobar had a silent party that nite where we danced around while hearing the music through headphone. There were 3 DJs with different kind of musics that we could choose. It’s our first silent party and really awesome. People are actually dancing.. Cool! But like most clubs in Seminyak, they close at 2am. So my friends and I continued it at Double Six clubs ^^ It was a great girls nite out!!
Day 2 – Sunday
The morning was about taking a rest after a long nite out or the coming nite out ^^ But we didn’t wanna miss the free breakfast which was simple but quite tasty. I luv their chicken wings… then back to bed.
We finally got our head straight around 2pm or maybe our stomach woke us up. We tried to check out Babi Guling Pak Malen again and yes, it was open!! We ordered the complete set and d**n it tasted really good. Not because of starving, but it really tasted that good. I’ve tried Babi Guling/Suckling Pig meal in Ubud (Ibu Oka) and in Denpasar (Pak Chandra) but this Pak Malen’s is the best one among them.
Got our stomach full, we drove to Melasti street to buy some souvenirs. It’s the most affordable place I know to buy clothes . Then headed up to La Planca beach cafe which seems popular that time. You can seat in their big pillow while drinking your cocktail to watch sunset. It was full with people that time and it opens till midnight. Cool!
Then it’s come the time to enjoy the nite. But before that, my sister and I went for a massage in Legian area. It’s about 10min taxi drive from Seminyak but that massage place is the only place we know to get affordable massage. Again back to nitelife, it was an awesome girls nite out in Legian and Doube Six clubs.
Day 3 – Monday
Back to Jakarta with an early flight, which was cancelled and we were shifted to the second flight. Hm… but no choice, we had to go back to work ^^
Fave Hotel Seminyak
location: Jalan Abimanyu (Dhyana Pura) No. 9A, Seminyak, Bali – Indonesia
room rate: USD 38 through Agoda.com for twin bed, AC include bfast
For more review on this accommodation, please visit my other blog:
” My Stay at Fave Hotel Seminyak ” @MyStayinBudgetHotel.wordpress.com
(USD1 = Rp10k)
<This price might be changed since there was a 30% increment of fuel price in August 2013>
- Transfer by Innova Car (Airport-Hotel) : Rp. 80,000
- Motorbike rental : Rp.50,000/day
– Seminyak to Legian : Rp.25,000
– Legian club to Fave Hotel : Rp.30,000
– Fave Hotel to W Hotel : Rp.30,000
- Parking fee
– Petitengget beach : Rp.2,000
– Double Six : Rp.2,000
– Melasti Street Traditional Market : Rp. 2,000
– Bintang Supermarket : Rp. 2,000
– Kuta beach : Rp. 2,000
Meals & Drinks
- Babi Guling Pak Malen, full set + orange juice : around Rp35-40k
- La Planca Beach café, sangria/wine punch which tastes more like water and wint : around Rp40k
- Woobar in W Retreat Hotel, promo Vodka mix: Rp75k
- Sky Garden, entrance for local : Rp75k, summer berries cocktail : Rp60-75k depends on the hour you buy
- La Vida Loca, weird martini : Rp60k
- Mineral Water : Rp3-5k, Vodka small bottle at Bintang Supermarket : around Rp60k
more about food, please visit my post Foods in Bali
- Massage : Rp. 55k for an hour traditional body massage
- Beach short pants : Rp. 20-25k each
MAP OF THIS TRIP