After months on end of early mornings, nappies, school runs, playdates, nursing sick children and basically lives revolving around our families (who, by the way, are everything to us), it was time for a weekend away – mums only! With one girlfriend now living in Sydney and two of us living in Singapore, the only logical choice of destination was Bali, baby! And the ‘to do list’ for our weekend? Whatever we felt like!
After a short 2 hour flight from Singapore (a longer 6 or so hours from Sydney). We were greeted by one of the friendly drivers from Chandra Villas. We were presented us with bottled water and cold cloths to freshen up while on the drive to the Villas in the heart of Seminyak. As soon as we arrived we were escorted to our beautiful 2 bedroom pool villa, where our friend from Sydney was waiting. The staff gave us some information about the Villa’s services and then retreated so we could catch up, drink champagne and relax in the pool.
Chandra Villas has cars and drivers that will take you around the local area at no charge. You just need to find your own way back. But we soon discovered that this was very easy because of the brilliant location of the Villas. They are within easy walking distance to KuDeTa and Seminyak Square and a little further walk down the beach to Potato Head. These three places had all of our bases covered for brilliant coffee, food, bars, spas and of course……SHOPPING!
We didn’t actually have to leave our gorgeous Villa that was decked out with pretty much everything a girl could want. If they didn’t have something we wanted or needed, then the staff at Chandra Villas would have it delivered for us (with a charge to our room). One afternoon after exhausting ourselves wandering around the shops (with a couple of coffee stops), we indulged in a lovely pedicure by our pool whilst we sipped away at our ‘duty free’ champagne.
As the saying goes, ‘time flies when you’re having fun’. And that it did. Before we knew it we were saying our farewells for the journey home. Three nights and four days of sleeping in, massages and being purely self-indulgent, it was time to go home to our babies feeling relaxed and refreshed….and with a case full of presents!
Photos provided by Chandra Villas and Lauren Wilkinson