And a beautiful morning it is! I woke up to the sound of the ocean breeze and the waves crashing against the shoreline from my tent only a few feet away from the ocean. A tent? You might be wondering. Yep, I decided to “camp-out” this week but not in your typical “tent” type campground but more of a “glamping” style which is right up my ally!
If you’ve never heard of “glamping,” it’s a term used to describe a more glamorous type of camp set up. One where tents are more of a “luxury” type stay that add comfort and amenities to make you feel like you’re in the comfort of your own home rather than just having a sleeping bag and a flashlight which also comes with a hike to the outhouse for washing up and bathroom usage. No, thank you.
I’ve done it many times but it’s just not my cup of tea. I love the outdoor aspect of it but not the sleeping and daily routine part of it. To each her own but for me, tent camping is not my thing unless I have all the amenities I need at my fingertips. It’s just too much of a hassle and I don’t enjoy it. But if you want to see what glamping in a resort looks like, keep reading!
Bali Beach has taken glamping to a whole other level. This place is AMAZING!
With 40 luxury air-conditioned tents, there are plenty of options to choose from that range from Ocean Deluxe, Deluxe, Family, and Outpost – All include a bathroom suite. Except for the Outpost which doesn’t include a suite but more so just a separate shower and toilet “block” as they call it.
I chose to stay in the Ocean Deluxe because I wanted to be as close to the ocean as possible. Being near the beach is therapy for me and you can’t be the healing sound of the ocean.
How my morning unfolded
Waking up to the ocean’s music was a treat this morning. I got out of my comfy bed, washed my face and stepped outside onto my tent deck for a deep breath, meditation practice and morning stretch. It felt so good breathing in the salty, fresh air as the warmth of the morning sun beamed on my face.
I stood there in stillness for a while overlooking the luscious landscaping and watching the palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. I’m in awe of this beautiful and majestic place. Immense gratitude fills my soul.
After washing up and getting ready, I walked over to the resort restaurant (aka The Beach Club) to have some breakfast and fresh citrus juice to alkalize and nutritionally jumpstart my day. But not before I stopped over at the giant swing for my solo morning picture sesh. I love these swings!!! They make a perfect photo opp.
The restaurant isn’t fully plant-based, vegan but they do have plenty of options to choose from and will customize any meal as you’d like which I think is pretty awesome.
And, by the way, breakfast here is an all day affair so if you’re a breakfast lover, you can indulge in it all day long!
My go-to in the morning is either a smoothie or smoothie bowl so out of their delicious smoothie options, I chose the Pitaya Bowl to start out with today. This one is made with frozen banana, dragon fruit, mango, almond milk, and honey (I chose agave instead). Plus, a side serving of seasonal fruits, crunchy granola and toasted coconut.
Mmm, mmm, mmm… Food from heaven!!!
I also couldn’t wait to try their Lychee Elixir made with fresh lychee fruit, lychee juice, and tea which I picked up to go, to sip and savor along my morning beach walk.
I’m in heaven. I don’t think I can say that enough!
How I’m spending my day
Today is simply going to be a chill day. I’m getting some good rest – mind and body – and fueling my soul with all the beauty that surrounds me. This includes a 60-minute Balinese massage, Shiatsu Massage and Foot Reflexology spa combo which I have scheduled for this afternoon.
Looking forward to it!
After that, it’s off to the breathtaking infinity pool to watch the sunset as I indulge in their veggie Pomelo Salad, spring rolls and whatever else I decide to eat for dinner.
The infinity pool is perfectly situated for taking in some of Bali’s most majestic sunsets as it overlooks the Indian Ocean. Something I am looking forward to taking advantage of!
Being here feels like paradise – peaceful, tranquil, serene, and simply breathtaking. It’s no wonder they call it the Island of the Gods.
I chose the right time to stay here too because it’s during Nyepi Day which is a Balinese “Day of Silence.” Nyepi is somewhat like the New Year for us in the U.S except the Balinese use it as a day of silence, fasting and meditation which makes my stay all the more perfect.
I’m loving the culture, the people, the energy, and the connection I have with nature here. It’s the absolute best experience I’ve ever had and with just one more week left, I will continue to enjoy every single moment.
Stick around to see where in Bali I go next!