|We lounged in this (one of many) cabana overlooking the sea at Puri Bagus Lovina, iced tea in hand, with books to read on our phones. Rather relaxing.|
|The luxurious oceanview suits include two separate bedroom wings, a center dining area and a private pool.|
|The bedroom in the suite is almost identical (although slightly larger) to our ocean view villa except we don't have two bedrooms, an outdoor dining room, a private pool and the larger baths with added soaking tub and bidet.|
|Inside the private pool area in the two bedroom suites are several chaise lounges and space for entertaining.|
|Walking through the thoughtfully designed gardens Gede pointed out many mediation and relaxation areas, all designed with the gentle and healing Hindu philosophies in mind.|
|The Jaya Spa consists of several structures such as shown here each well appointed with its particular spa offerings in mind.|
Yesterday afternoon, we had the blissful experience of swimming in the cool, partially shady pool built into a natural rock and vegetation formation overlooking the sea.
|The grounds surrounding the various Jaya Spa structures are equally peaceful and serene.|
"The first born is Wayan, and if there is a fifth child, he/she is often called Wayan Balik (or Wayan "again").Balinese children/people are given other names, including a new "name" after death. Generally, everyone uses birth order names to refer to each other, and to call each other constantly throughout the day. "Given" names may be chosen due, for example, to the influence of popular culture or politics. Like some other Indonesian cultures, Balinese do not use family names.
- First born names : Wayan, Putu, Gede, Ni Luh(female only). Wayan is Balinese originally meant Wayah or oldest.
- Second born names : Made, Kadek, Nengah, Made/Nengah means madya or middle. Kadek means little brother/sister
- Third born names : Nyoman, Komang
- Fourth born names : Ketut)"
|Each guest is provided a unique experience suited to their particular needs.|
What fascinated me the most during the almost two hour conversation and tour was the dedication of the owner and the full staff to maintaining an environmentally friendly resort with an atmosphere based on the gentle, soothing and spiritual persona in Hindu beliefs.
|The salon for hair, nails and pedicures was equally inviting.|
Over the next few days we'll continue presenting more photos of our blissful experience at Puri Bagus Lovina while we make our way through the five days of requirements at the immigration office.
|The building where yoga classes are conducted.|
Add the delight of participating in many engaging conversations with staff, we've had a superb experience thus far and expect it will continue over our remaining two days until we return to the villa.
Tomorrow, we'll begin to share the diverse, delicious and creative food choices at Puri Bagus Lovina and an exciting special event occurring tonight. Please check back!
Be well. Be peaceful.
Photo from one year ago today, September 28, 2015:
|These baby goats in Fiji were less than a week old. Note the bit of greenery in the mouth on the one of the left. For more details, please click here.|