27 Oct 2015

The Bale in Nusa Dua Bali is one of those places that once you arrive you don’t really want to leave. It just so happens that it was my first stop after a very long journey from America (nearly 25 hours to be exact) and I couldn’t think of a better way to start my trip in Bali.

Upon arriving, you are greeted with a beautiful modern walkway which leads to the reception and to your left a gorgeous marble stone stairway. Let’s just say within minutes of arriving I was already blasting my snapchat feed with videos (Don’t forget to follow me on snapchat for all my behind-the-scenes of my Bali trip & more: NikkiRSharp). I was led to my villa (number 9 to be exact for those of you who realize you must come) and I can pretty much say that I decided right then and there that I was not leaving. Nope, I’ve decided to stay not only here in Bali but at the Bale.

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{Copyright: Diana Zapata, above photos; Cover up: PilyQ; Shoes: Cocobelle}


That night I was treated to a meal at Tapa, the restaurant that sort of feels like you’re in a treetop house and it was delicious. I mean, really, really delicious. Balinese food is spectacularly good and so to be allowed to order whatever your heart desires was kinda cool, I mean, I am a little bit of a foodie in case you didn’t know. What did I get? Guacamole, hummus, tempeh in this incredible sauce, sea spinach, gado gado (I’m a litttttttle bit obsessed with this dish…so if you come to Bali, try it everywhere you go- just sayin’), vegetable spring rolls, plus a few more dishes and a cocktail. Not only do they serve delicious food, they have a live singer/piano player who serenaded the restaurant during dinner. Not a bad way to start my Bali trip.

baledinner2Unfortunately for me, I had jet lag the next morning and was up a little too early for my liking. That being the case, I was able to take a pretty cool shot of the sun rising, which I normally would have slept through.

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As everyone else was sleeping, I headed for the gym, which isn’t the best one I’ve ever been in, but they do have a few machines (plus a yoga room!) which looks out onto the garden area, so I was a happy camper.My day was spent taking photos all around the hotel, which was a pretty hard thing to do. I mean, it’s obviously not a photogenic place and it’s pretty hard to take a nice photo of the pool. Juuuuust Kidding! This place is spectacular and honestly, you are going to want to take a million photos while you’re here.

I cannot really explain this, and it might sound a bit crazy, but the photos do not do this place justice. Crazy, hey! No matter how many photos I took, it just doesn’t really show exactly how beautiful this place is.


{Swimsuit: La Perla}


{Copyright: Diana Zapata, above photos}

Onto the review of the hotel: This hotel is pretty breathtaking and I would highly recommend it if you’re coming to Bali. While it’s not directly on the beach there is a shuttle that will take you (although quite honestly, you probably aren’t going to want to leave the hotel). The villa I stayed in was tres chic, with an outdoor and indoor shower, private pool with entrance from the bathroom, large bedroom with plenty of space and a day bed outside. It comes with a butler for anything you might need. My choice of services? Getting a bath drawn with rose petals… because obviously it’s something that just must be done. If you don’t feel like staying in your villa, head to the pool and relax into the day.

Now one of the greatest parts of The Bale? It’s an adult resort, meaning anyone under 16 is not permitted. Now I realize that might sound harsh if you have kids, but it actually is such a beautiful, romantic spot that I personally loved having this.

Overall, pretty darn happy that I was able to experience this beautiful spot. I’ll definitely be coming back (although next time with a boyfriend, or at least a few girlfriends!).

With Love, N

Photography by myself, Diana Zapata, and Daniel at Dekko Photography

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{Copyright: Diana Zapata, above photos}





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  1. […] to enjoy every last second that happens. This past trip to Bali took me to various hotels, such as The Bale, which was a stunning location down in Nusa Dua. Next it was off to the touristy area of Seminyak […]

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