“Around the world, the trip begins with kiss. Roam if you want to, roam around the world…” – B-52’s
Continuing from my previous Balesin post, I showcase you the different resorts of Balesin. Each seaside theme resort has a main clubhouse which houses a restaurant, bar, function rooms, pool, lounge and beach front.
In spite of the difference in design, the room structures are more or less the same.
We stayed in these villas. It could accommodate 4 people each.
The room. One king size bed in the middle and single beds on opposite sides.
View from the back:
Phukhet villa toilets:
Inside the Phuket clubhouse where we had a nice Thai buffet dinner.
From Phuket, we head to Bali:
We had our breakfast in the Bali Warung restaurant which served Indo-Malay-Singaporean food. They had Nasi Lemak which of course didn’t come anywhere close to best Nasi Lemak ever – Village Park Nasi Lemak.
They also had Nasi Goreng which was pretty good:
Bali Resort Clubhouse:
Seaside villa which are usually fully-booked:
Nusa Dua Bar which is perfect for afternoon drinks:
Bali at night:
We move on to the European continent.
St. Tropez, France:
The colorful clubhouse:
Group selfie time aka group pic in the olden days!
Unlike Phuket and Bali which have villas, St. Tropez is more hotel-like. They have different kinds of rooms for your needs.
They also have a honeymoon room which we obsessed about (it had a mirror at the top):
They had lots of different themed function rooms that you could book:
Our favorite was Le Neptune:
It could only fit one table for 12 inside for a very private gathering.
We booked this for merienda – to try their famous crepes!
My favorites were the savory crepes:
This bacon and egg crepe was very yummy too!
Hang around the pool and beach after your meal.
Or you could go to the beachfront:
From a very colorful place, we go to somewhere only white and blue…
The Taverna. Because of the sudden bumping of flights, I missed out on lunch here 😦
Unlike the others, the Mykonos villas had 2 floors. The usual porch, jacuzzi and lounge area are found on the 2nd floor. This to me is my favorite among all because it felt the cleanest and had the nicest finish.
The second floor:
We move on to our first colonizers:
Costa del Sol, Spain:
I felt like I was in a set of a telenovela. Welcome to Hacienda Costa del Sol!
The clubhouse where we had an amazing Spanish lunch!
At the back where the pool and beach are:
Function rooms. Very Spanish therefore feels like old Filipino homes too.
Our amazing Spanish lunch. Remember to order ahead, especially for the cochinillo!
Oh I almost forgot the villas:
Finally, we head home to our beloved country.
Balesin villas (nippa huts):
The beach front:
Very similar to the Phuket room in structure.
The Balesin Sala. We did not dine here as we ate Filipino food in the Balesin main clubhouse instead.
That concludes our tour around the world!
A big thank you to our awesome guide, Ankie for patiently touring our big and noisy group!
So what was your favorite?
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