It's the last day at work at the end of the year. You have finally had a full week when you don't need to worry anything but how to plan your itinerary to enjoying your week of freedom. Yes, that includes you waking up and go to bed late for a far more fun reason!
When you are an Indonesian, what's the first destination you can think of for that sweet escape! Your end of the year getaway. Yeah, I hear you. Don't worry, I think most of us, if not all, are thinking the same place. BALI.
The smell of the salty air, the sound of the ocean and the fun of Bali nightlife.
So, what are the best things to do in Bali at this time of year? Well, since I have been to Bali for so many times, I've always wanted to try something new in each visit so I could get to embark on a new experience and enjoy different shade of this island of gods.
I first touched down Bali on Christmas eve and headed to Sanur to go to Ceningan. Why Nusa Ceningan?
Answer is why not? ;p
After a long journey (bus ride, plane, taxi, boat, motor ojek, another boat and a pick up car from the hotel), I finally arrived at Le Pirate Nusa Ceningan, a really nice small resort situated by the beach.
This time, I am staying with a friend from Switzerland and it's his first time coming to Indonesia, and to Bali. So, I guess Nusa Ceningan is a perfect choice to showcase the beauty of Bali (if not Indonesia) before we head to Ubud and Seminyak for the next few days after the new year's eve.
Situated in an island environment, our hotel is a perfect stop to start our first days in Bali. Walking around barefoot, chilling by the pool, lazying around the hammock facing the ocean and the overlooking Nusa Lembongan. What else do I need?
Our first sunset was magical. The sky scattered in pink, the wind blew right onto our faces and the night rises and sun gets some rest.
What can you do when in Nusa Ceningan?
Not too far from Le Pirate, there are few sightseeing you can visit. All of them are within walk distance, that if you don't mind walking for 15-20 minutes (depends on how fast you walk). Or you can rent a motor bike which will save you more time. Spots you can visit are Blue Lagoon, Mahana Cliff Jumping Point and the beach right below it.
Should you want to visit Le Pirate, you could contact them through phone number +62 361 733 493 or +62851 0041 6833 for booking one of their huts. They could also arrange your transport all the way from airport or hotel in Bali until your arrival at their little heaven called Le Pirate!