We were at the end of our 10 day stay in Bali, and after the unfortunate events that occurred in Nusa Lembongan it was definitely time to slow down and take things easy before we headed home. Jimbaran was the last stop on our itinerary and we were so excited to really do nothing for the last few days that we had in Bali.
The majority of our accommodation had been in hotels so our stay in our own private villa was something new for this trip. We’ve never really stayed in villas because I think I am more comfortable with all the amenities that hotels offer. Especially on holidays I like not having to buy groceries and think about cooking my meals. Our villa in Jimbaran totally flipped my opinion because it was absolutely gorgeous and we had so much space to just be as would be at home. With 3 living spaces, 2 bathrooms, a pool and a bungalow hut all to ourselves we had more room than we knew what to do with.
I knew the outdoor bath was going to be one of my highlights because after the scooter accident and the heavy bruise that was developing on my left leg, a little R&R was appreciated.
Thankfully we had the most incredible driver who went out of his way to find me a florist with the biggest bag of rose petals after a bit of a song and dance of hand signals trying to describe what I was after. We were lost in translation for a hot minute and I wasn’t entirely sure he knew what I wanted, but after we drove around for close to an hour he pulled up to this flower shop that was perfect. The store owner beckoned me into the back of her shop, opened her fridge and showed me bags of flower petals that were already arranged. We walked around her flower shop and she picked up single stems here and there and ripped off the petals in different colours to mix with the petals already in the bag. It was as if she read my mind. Despite the language barriers I’ve never met a foreigner who knew me so well.
Let’s just say my bruised leg and I were eternally grateful.