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Mark was in Bali recently and spent a few days in
Seminyak staying that the Desamuda Village. Located in the heart of Seminyak,
Desamuda Village is 5 minutes' walk from shopping, restaurants and
entertainment options and a 20 minutes walk from the beach. The resort is a
20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The Desamuda Village boasts a spa, gazebo and 2 outdoor
free form swimming pools. There’s a restaurant and bar are also available.
Guests enjoy free shuttle service to Kuta area and free Wi-Fi access. The Rice
Table Restaurant serves a wide selection of Indonesian and European dishes.
This beautiful resort offers traditionally styled deluxe
rooms, and a select of impressive pool villas. However the highlight of this
resort are the amazing Deluxe Pool Villas. Mark opted for one of these for a
few nights and was very impressed.
“On arrival I loved the lovely Balinese feel of the
resort and also the friendly staff. I was swiftly checked and taken to my room.
My Deluxe Pool Villas was huge and started with a grand Balinese double door
entrance that lea into it’s own private oasis. Off to the left there is a full
kitchen offering everything from a large fridge / freezer, hob and all the
crockery you could need (though I had the room service a couple of times which was
really good value and the food amazing so probably didn’t really need any of
There was a large partly outdoor living area with a large
L-shaped sofa, coffee table and large flat screen TV. The bedroom itself had a
large king sized bed with all the usual trimmings, safe, dressing table etc.
The spacious bathroom was partly open with a large bath
and good sized shower. However the jewel in the rooms crown was the amazing
private swimming pool. Flanked by two comfy sun loungers, the pool was of a
good size and depth with a beautiful waterfall to one side.
The room was just stunning and also great value and it
would make for a perfect honeymoon or special occasion holiday. The only
disappointment was that I was only there for a couple of nights.”
Mark has seen and stayed at a number of resorts and
hotels in Bali and found the Desamuda Village to be one of his favourite and
would highly recommend their Deluxe Pool Villas.
Bali is a great holiday or honeymoon destination and
twins very well with the likes of Hong Kong, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.
Japan is a simply amazing destination and a visit to
Hiroshima is a must.
For most people the city of Hiroshima is synonymous with
one thing - the dropping of the world’s first atomic bomb, however today
Hiroshima is a modern, friendly city, with the Peace Memorial Park being a
constant reminder of what happened here.
A highlight in the area is nearby Miyajima which is one of
Japan’s primary sites with it’s beautiful shrine gate seeming to float on the
water. It a short train ride and boat trip and a must go see.
What to do in Hiroshima
In central Hiroshima there is the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park and the sites
close by are the main draw here - allow yourself a time to take in this area of
the city, as its very moving. There is also an excellent museum and the eerie
Atomic Bomb Dome close by. The island of Miyajima with the Itsukushima Jinja
Temple and its iconic ‘floating’ torii gate is one of our top sights in Western
Honshu, and a half day trip from the city is straightforward and very
worthwhile - the main areas of the island can be explored on foot easily, or
allow a full day if you want to go hiking.
Where to stay in Hiroshima
Central Hiroshima is fairly compact so hotel location isn’t too important -
although being close easy to use tram network is handy. There’s a good range of
hotel options available in the city, with the area around Nagarekawa-Dori being
ideal for restaurants and bars too. It’s also possible to stay on Miyajima
Island, although options are limited and prices are high, but well worth it if
you want to stay in a magical part of Japan.
Holiday ideas to Hiroshima
A day or two will allow you time to take in Hiroshima’s key sites and
atmosphere, along with nearby Miyajima. This area of Japan has easy rail
connections to Osaka, Kyoto and other areas of Japan making Hiroshima and
Miyajima easy to include in to any rail itinerary of the country - have a look
at our suggestions http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/far_east/japan_holidays.html for some excellent ideas