In February me and my boyfriend booked a flight to Bali. For me it was for the first time visiting Bali. When we booked the flight I decided to write a few resorts there. But because of a Chinese New Year, most of them were full and busy so I got couple emails with their apology. However Komaneka Bisma wrote me back and we got 3 days at the resort. We decided to go there just before our flight back to Malaysia.
When we arrived in Ubud I was surprised at how many tourists were there because I was expecting a small village in the middle of the jungle. Some roads were closed and it took us long time to find the street we were looking for. But we found another Komaneka resort and they gave us instructions how to find it. The start of the street we were looking for looks more like an entrance to a restaurant than a road. Once we arrived at the resort, were were sat down in a spacious reception area and given a fresh juice with a piece of pineapple and a nicely scented moist tissue. The main building has four floors. On the fourth floor, where the reception is, you can see the magnificent landscape of the jungle which surrounds the resort. You can also see the grounds of the resort which include the rice paddies and public swimming pool. The scenery of Komaneka Bisma was amazing and took my breath away.
After checking in we were escorted to our one bedroom villa with private swimming pool and a terrace. When we opened the sliding doors our bed was decorated lovely with roses’ petals in a heart shape. The bedroom led into a washroom with his and hers sinks and wardrobes. From there I noticed in the next room a bath filled with water and flower petals. I was so excited and had to take my camera to take some photos of that flower patterns in the bath. Then I put on my bikini and tried to get into the bath without damaging those patterns. It was hard task but I made it! 🙂 At least for the first few photos, then I just slipped in and destroyed it all 🙂
Next to the bath there was an inside shower which led to an outside showering area. We fell in love with the outside shower which was made from wood. When you live in a city you will definitely enjoy that feeling having shower under the trees. So refreshing!
That day we were quite exhausted after the long ride and we stayed in the villa. Enjoying the swimming pool and resting on the sun was exactly what we needed. Around 5 pm we ordered an afternoon tea into our villa. I was expecting just the cup of tea but we got some small snacks and cakes as well. The rice cake was delicious and the jasmine tea smelled so good! I really enjoy this “Tea at five” 🙂
We were so lazy to go somewhere that we ordered our dinner to the villa too. After half an hour staff came and set up our outside table for dinner. If I or my boyfriend orders a steak the other one not be jealous has to order it too and so we both got our medium rare steak with sauteed vegetables. It was so delicious that when we ate it I realised I hadn’t taken any photo.
Then we put on us a funny looking pyjamas that we got there and started to strew the roses petals on our bed. We fell asleep like babies while watching a movie (they have Apple TV with wide selection of movies and music in case the weather is bad or you just want to relax in the bed).
The next day we went for breakfast in the restaurant located in the main building. We got seats on a balcony with a view on the swimming pool and rice fields. We could choose from four different menus. I got an egg omelette filled with cream, cheese, mushrooms and broccoli. What a great combination! At 11 we were booked for a spa treatment but we had more than an hour to go so we took a walk around the resort and explored its small rice fields.
Our spa room was opened from one side with a view on a river. First, our therapists took us for a feet treatment and after that we were ready for a whole body one hour Balinese massage. During the massage heavy rain poured and it was so relaxing to enjoy the massage and listen to the rain. When the massage was over, our therapists prepared a mixture of spices, fruit and mud for a body scrub. Once they had finished they left us alone in the room with a jacuzzi filled with cinnamon and some other spices which I didn’t know what it was. A fruit platter was served while we were in the jaccuzi. I was expecting just an hour spa treatment but in the end we enjoyed almost three amazing hours of pampering.
For lunch we decided to visit a small restaurant in the middle of rice fields located close to our resort. A small muddy road lead to the restaurant. The restaurant, called Sari Organic, offers a beautiful view on the rice paddies. I chose chicken with vegetables and curry sauce and Lee went for spinach and broccoli pasta.
Back in our villa we enjoyed our tea time with snacks, deserts and cookies. We also relaxed in the pool. I loved the view on the jungle from the swimming pool. No noise, no people just nature surrounding us.
In the evening we took our bike and drove around Ubud to find a nice restaurant. Komaneka Bisma is on the side of the village so it takes just a few minutes to get there, but we were too lazy and we also wanted to explore further parts of the village. If you don’t have a bike you can use a resort’s shuffle bus which is complimentary. After dinner we moved to a bar next to the restaurant to get more beer and listened to live music.
The last day we enjoyed our breakfast – again sitting on the balcony, but this time I decided for a typical Balinese breakfast. Our check-out was at 1 pm so we stayed in our villa, swimming and sunbathing.
A nights stay in our villa normally costs 725 dollars, but the prices for accommodation, as you can see below, are starting at 500 dollars per night. This escape to the jungle from civilisation is definitely worth it 🙂