We must start this post with a full disclaimer – We are NOT morning people! And I’m talking cranky-and-mean without ample time to “wake-up” and savor our cup of coffee. But a combination of jet lag and vacation always gets us out of bed in a jiffy without the need for any type of caffeine – you know, we may have just found a permanent cure! (get the drift 😉 )
We had been waking up at 6am, well-rested and ready to eat!! Breakfast was exactly what comes to mind when I think of a vacation in Asia – lots of exotic fruits, flavorful local cuisine and some fresh coconut water to stay hydrated by the beach – ah!
Pineapple, Jackfruit, Guava, Passion fruit, Rambutan and Papaya
Indonesian local favorites – the drink is called Jamu (it is a blend of natural herbs, orange and lemon juice)
Next, we are off to enjoy the beach and lounge by the pool – isn’t that why we’re here?!
The rest of the afternoon was spent at the Henna Spa located in Villa Balquisse (across from the Intercontinental). I really wanted to spend a day at these villas since they are so beautifully decorated. It felt like we had stepped into an Anthropologie catalogue!
The massage was great of course! We both got the Balinese massage followed by a “lulur”. A coffee lulur (detox scrub) for the man and a yogurt/rice scrub lulur (moisturizing scrub with yogurt) for me. This was a fabulous afternoon and just maybe our jet lag is over… 🙂