After our overnight trip to Ubud, we were back to mornings of smoothie bowls and luxuriously having no set plans to fill the day. Mike decided one morning to give surfing lessons a try. While he set off with his board and a personal instructor, I sat on the beach with the intention to dive into a book. Instead I chatted the whole time with a mom whose daughter was also taking a surfing lesson. I learned through our conversation that her daughter competed in the Rio Olympics as a swimmer for Australia!
After Mike’s lesson we decided we could go for a massage (keeping with tradition from New Years Day when we were all in Santa Rosa) and I am shocked we didn’t do this every day we were there, given how affordable it was. We paid about $15 for a hour massage!!
The rest of the day pretty much consisted of pool time, eating, and more pool time. The luxury of a day not planned, I’m telling you!
On our last full day in Bali, we wanted to fill it with all of our favorites. We woke up early and set out for first breakfast. And then, a little while later we sauntered back to the villa for second breakfast. We dipped in and out of the pool, chasing our plunges with Bin Tangs.
Lunch was at Taco Casa for more of their strawberry sangria and nachos! An indulgent mid-day nap rounded out the afternoon.
Mike’s sister and company flew back to Australia that night but not before a last round at The Lawn. We went back for a drink, some apps, and a dip in their pool (how genius is it to have a pool at the restaurant?). Then we took our last family walk on the beach back to the villa.
A few hours later, everyone was packed and ready to go home. With all of the company we had that week – not to mention, the giant house we were staying in that was now quiet – it felt pretty lonely for just Mike and I to be left there.
We quickly reapplied bug spray and headed back to The Lawn for dinner (The Lawn isn’t paying me for this post, I swear hah). We ordered cocktails but probably should have skipped them because we were both already so tired. It was approaching 9pm, which was around our Bali bedtime. lol
We woke up the next morning and – you guessed it! – had smoothie bowls on the beach! We walked around the main strip before it got unbearably hot and then headed back for a last round of Bin Tangs and a plunge in the pool.
Our transport picked us up and an hour later and we were ready to embark on the 18 hour journey back home. Until next time!
** Note this blog went through a rebrand and is now veg vibes; which aligns better with the direction I organically gravitated towards. It’s all about your vibe.**