Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Mark's stay in a Deluxe Pool Villa at the Desamuda Village Seminyak in Bali

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 these!)

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.

More details of the Desamuda Village Seminyak can be found at: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/far_east/desamuda_village_seminyak.html  or some of the holiday options to Bali we can offer can be found at:http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/far_east/bali_holidays.html

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hiroshima.... a must visit on any trip to Japan.

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

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