Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beach. Show all posts

Friday, January 17, 2014

Qunci Villas

While searching for a place to go to for our family's Christmas Holiday, I chanced upon this beautiful resort called Qunci Villas in Lombok, Indonesia from a friend's facebook photo. and I was mesmerized with the beauty of the place.

Arriving at the place, I did not feel disappointed seeing how beautiful the hotel surroundings are. I immediately fell in-love with the open shower in our room. You can see the tree tops outside while you take the shower because half of the shower area is roofless. It reminded me so much of the batalan in the Philippine provinces. :)

The beautiful bathroom with the shower's roofing half exposed to the elements :)

All the art works in the resort are created by a collaboration of french and local artists. I super love them. We tried to visit the gallery where the art works came from but they close really early and they only sell huge wood carvings.

Hubby says the woman in the painting looks like me.

Our bedroom with comfy window seats :)

That's our room as seen from one of the restaurants

Our bedroom directly opens into a view of one of the swimming pools right in front of the sea. That huge mountain from across is in Bali. It's quite famous and I had a pic with the view of it when I visited Bali but I forgot the mountain's name.

One of the three gorgeous infinity pools facing the sea towards Bali
They actually have three gorgeous infinity pools with salt in them, not chlorine, which is quite fortunate since I have just had my hair colored for the first time.

Beautiful and serene setting

They also have two restaurants which serve really good food for quite a reasonable price.

Breakfast by the sea... super loved it!

The Christmas Dinner, though, was a bit of a scam. It was more expensive than usual but there was nothing so special about menu.

They also have a bar, which we would always visit before having dinner at the restaurant.

Sipping some frozen cocktail while enjoying the view of the sunset

You could also order room service and dine in at your very own balcony, if you're feeling lazy to go out.

Lovely christmas treat waiting for us in the balcony on Christmas morning
The ambience is just so relaxing. They have lots of chaise lounges by the pool and even some beds to nap on while watching the huge waves from the sea. And also these bed areas can be converted into cozy nooks like this for romantic dinner dates:

Hubby notes that only cheesy Asian people like this romantic stuff (i.e. people like moi)

And to complete the relaxation, they also have a spa. I had the facial and the full body massage.

Nothing like a good old spa! :)

The spa room

Here are some more beautiful captures from around the resort:

Enjoying the view with my baby

Hubby and baby
I have totally enjoyed my Christmas Holiday, hope you all did too! :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sight-seeing Sydney

highlights of my short trip to Sydney, Australia

the magnificent rocky beach views along the coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach:

Bondi Beach waves

some art work along the coastal walk

you can see the boardwalk that passes by a cemetery right next to the sea... reminds me so much of Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee

reliving my tree-climbing childhood days at Hyde Park... and speaking of trees, would anybody know what this purple tree is called:

gorgeous and fragrant purple tree inside the Botanic Gardens

these magnificent captures of the Opera House:

the view of the leafy greens framing the Opera House and Harbour Bridge

it really doesn't have any bad angle

the weekend market and night fair at The Rocks in Old Sydney, where our hotel is located:

market stalls selling food, crafts, clothes, jewelries

watching Thor at the world's biggest IMAX Cinema:

we wanted to watch Gravity but only Thor was showing at the time

seeing the sleepy koalas and the Neverland crocodile:

siesta time -- i tried my very best not to bother them while taking this shot

same goes for this guy

et voila, c'est tout pour Sydney. have a lovely week, people! :)