Bali Adventures: Our Private Ubud Villa

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Adam and I took the most amazing trip to Bali this past October. It was our last big trip together while living in Korea and will definitely be a vacation to remember.

We departed Seoul the evening of October 16th and arrived in Bali around 11am on the 17th after a brief layover in Singapore. It was our first time flying with Singapore Airlines and we loved them! The service was amazing, flights were smooth and on-time and the entertainment options were excellent. Once we arrived at the airport we made our way through immigration and then met our wonderful driver, Dewa. We found out about Dewa after booking our Airbnb in Ubud. Dewa is the main driver for our Ubud villa and we were lucky enough to snag him for our entire trip.

We stayed in our Ubud villa for the first four nights of our trip. When we first arrived, Dewa dropped us off right at the start of a small alley that was just off one of the main roads. We had to walk down this narrow, somewhat dark and sketchy alley for about 100 meters before arriving at the door to Akasa, our villa. Once we opened the door to Akasa, we entered a tropical paradise. It was so beautiful and photos just don’t do justice. Villa link on Airbnb

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We were greeted at the entrance of our villa by three lovely ladies, Boni, Ketut and Komang. These ladies would come to our villa each morning and make us the most wonderful breakfast (our favorite were the plantain pancakes) before doing a little tidying up and heading back to their homes before noon. They treated us with a yummy coconut drink when we arrived and had us in search of them for the remainder of our trip. YUM!

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View from the kitchen looking at the dining and sitting areas

Our villa was pretty much open to the wilderness except the two bedrooms. We saw quite a few geckos, one the size of a medium squirrel. There were several koi swimming in the ponds as well as many tadpoles and frogs. We didn’t see many bugs other than some ants and mosquitos, thank goodness.

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Our pool area was my favorite. So relaxing!

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This was our bedroom. The villa has two bedrooms that look quite similar. Each bed has mosquito netting and looks out towards the pool area.

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To enter the shower area you walk out a glass door at the back of the bedroom. Each bedroom has its own shower with similar setup.

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On one morning during our stay we did a sunrise volcano hike. We had a 2am pickup time that morning so we didn’t have breakfast at the villa that day. Instead, Boni, Ketut and Komang came that evening to make us the most delicious traditional Balinese dinner. SO GOOD!

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This was Adam’s favorite spot at the villa.

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He also liked this spot when it was my turn in the hammock. πŸ™‚

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My turn!

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But most of the time, it was his turn.

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I hope you enjoyed our villa pictures! Check back soon for more posts on what we did each day in Bali. From hiking active volcanoes to swimming under waterfalls, I have lots of stories and pictures to share. πŸ™‚

-E

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