Bali Travel

Feeling Like A Celeb

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I’ve been so fortunate with this blog that I’ve been able to experience things that I would never have dreamt of doing. No, scratch that. I would have dreamt about it but never expected that these wild daydreams would become a reality. My stay at The Layar luxury private villa was one of these pinch-me moments.

After leaving the calm of Gili Air to arrive in the bustle of Seminyak, it was a taste of heaven to find this gem of a place. Being welcomed with a fresh juice, cold towel and then picked up in a golf buggy and driven the short distance to our villa was just the start of things to come. For a girl used to staying in hostel rooms this was a huge!

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Both mine and Mr Notwedordead’s jaw dropped when we opened the door to where we would call home for the next two nights. I know you should act cool when going to places as fancy as this but within moments we were giving each other the ‘is this for real‘ type look as I tried to contain my squeals of excitement. Can you blame me? Look at this place!

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Three double bedrooms all with open air lush bathrooms, a large lounge with separate chill out space and a fully stocked kitchen was more than enough for just the two of us! It would make a fantastic place for a group trip and guarantee no squabbles over who has the best room.

Personally, the pool with separate jaquizzi, was the piece de resistance and the place where we spent most of our time lazing about like pampered cats stretched out in the sun.

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One thing I like about this place is that the people who look after it, Elite Havens, have created this free app to make your stay even more stress-free. It’s full of insider information and hidden gems that you don’t want to miss, from retail therapy spots to beauty parlours. They’ve also teamed up with lots of local business to offer discounts for Elite Haves guests. Win win!

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There’s also a fantastic Italian restaurant onsite that’s open to non-residents. Give the sample menu a go to try the chef’s signature dishes such as buttery arrancini balls, fresh tuna carpaccio and sun dried tomato bruschetta. Bellissimo.

I honestly didn’t want to leave and had been trying to work out way of chaining myself to the sun lounger in protest. But alas, all good things must come to an end. If you’re after a treat or can split the cost with a group of friends of family members, then check this place out. I know I’ll remember it for a long long time!

Thanks so much to The Layar for hosting our stay. All opinions are 100% my own and I really tried to find fault, guys, but I failed!

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