Thursday, January 04, 2007

The Laguna Resort and Spa

Laguna Resort and Spa BaliThatched roofs, woven bamboo furniture, stone figurines, and balconies that allow you to step into the many interconnected blue lagoons! This resort is spead over a large area that is replete with waterfalls, winding paths, gazebos, and lagoons.

Laguna Resort and Spa BaliThe beach is very close to the resort's restaurants and pools. Our suite was located close to the beach. It had a large living/dining room, a seperate bedroom and a large bathroom housing the hot tub and shower stall. The hotel also provided a 24 hour butler service.

We woke up late almost every day to the chirping of birds and crashing of waves on the shore. We made good use of the complimentary tea from room service multiple times before getting out to spend the day lazing on the beach, in the pool or at the spa! Being on a coral reef, the beach can have hard surfaces under the sand and when you get into the water. Check out the coral we collected while strolling on the beach.
Laguna Resort and Spa BaliThe Cafe Lagoon laid out an elaborate breakfast buffet every morning. There were cooking stations for eggs, sushi, dimsums and fresh waffles. Exotic fresh fruits included kiwi, melons, pineapples, oranges, grapefruit and snake-fruit (the first time I have seen and tasted this fruit, see pic). Laguna Resort and Spa Bali
Laguna Resort and Spa BaliThe Mayang Sari restaurant offers modern Indonesian cuisine during dinner and also opens for high-tea, while the Cafe Lagoon serves Mongolian barbeque for dinner. The sea-side Ocean Terrace is best for its seafood grill and oyster bars. In addition to its two main bars, the Sand Bar on the beach serves fruity cocktails and other thirst quenchers.

Laguna Resort and Spa BaliThe resort was fully occupied, this being the peak season. However, there were few Americans or other Indians here. Most of the guests were Russians, Japanese and Australians.

The Spa at the Laguna provides an elaborate menu to choose from. I chose the most elaborate massage; what the heck, it was Jan 1 after all! The Balinese Lulur massage includes a full body scrub with a special blend of herbs, an aromatherapy massage (Balinese massage technique is similar to Swedish with long strokes), a 20 minute milk wrap, and a final moisturizing rubdown. All of this takes about two hours... 120 minutes of pure bliss during which you can easily convince yourself that you have been reborn as a royal in an ancient kingdom! Laguna Resort and Spa Bali

Other Bali posts from this trip: Ringing in the New Year at Bali, Indonesia, Islands of the Gods, Gourmet in Bali

3 comments:

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

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Sank said...

Sounds like a fantastic place to go. Well written article also.

poovar resort said...

sounds like a wonderful resort