From the airport our group was promptly greated by Wayan, he gathered our luggage and drove us to Be Bali Stay, during the drive he was able to answer many questions I had as this was my 1st trip to Bali. Pointing out local traditions and places of interest.
Once at the villa we met Made, she was amazing, provided a tour of our accommodations. It was late evening when we arrived and she provided a home cooked Balinese meal. It was delicious and exactly what we needed as we were tired from the flight and excitement.
The place was very clean and had the comfort of a home not a hotel. Our luggage was brought to the house for us and the person waited with the luggage until we decided which room each of us wanted. So nice to have the extra care, I never had to pull or carry my luggage around as they did that for me.
We had full access to a second kitchen, it was only steps away from our house, there I was able to use any items like knives, pots, extra hand towels and codiments.
Every day was started with a Balinese breakfast yummy, and then I would have a massage and dip in the amazing pool, the view from the pool was beyond my thoughts. After my dip in the pool I woulld go for a long walk on the property, each day I explored a new part of the farm, I saw many animals, fruit trees a fish pond and was able to get some great pictures. I walked up to the top of the rice patty field and again saw a view of beauty that was beyond my imagination.
Hiked the steps to the river and watched people going along in rafts having an amazing time.
The Cooking class with Made was so much fun, it reminded me of childhood memories, and tasted amazing. Full written recipes were provided at the end of the class.
Wayan took us to the market and was able to provide an experience with the suckling pig, the use of farm tools in Bali, and ptovided the proper language to purchase items at tge market for fair prices. He also explained the history and importance of the market to us.
Wayan also dropped us off at any location we planned and would pick us up at the end of our day, which was often really late. No matter what time we called he always provided transportation for us.
If we ever needed anything we just asked and it was promptly provided to us. Extra towels, coffee & tea etc. There was never any push for us to do activities, to me it seemed as though Made, Wayan and the rest of the crew there only wanted is to feel at home and enjoy our time there.
As for the construction, this was minor and often I did not even know they were working. They dont use machines, I would watch them sift gravel by hand and use ropes to move items up and down. Plus each worker was very respectful and only talked to me when I would make the first contact
Thank you Made, Wayan, grandpa and the massage ladies for a truly relaxing fun experience. I will return to Bali and definately be back to Be Bali Stay.