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5 Things You Should Invest In for Your Bali Wedding

in Weddings by

Quality is infinitely better than saving a few bucks.

Your wedding is a momentous and joyous occasion and as you plan your wedding, there are few things you should definitely spend more money on.

Which things are worth the splurge?

1. A Fabulous Venue

We might be biased, but having a stunning wedding venue is one of the most important details of your special day. The venue will play a crucial part in creating the right atmosphere at your wedding and the venue’s style will be key to defining the rest of your wedding theme. From cliff-top locations with 180-degree views of the seas to chic lush tropical gardens, we have a wedding venue for you, your groom and your style. If you’re into traditional Balinese surrounding, private beachfront and magical sunset, Sungai Tinggi Beach Villa ticks all the boxes. The villa’s dedicated events space – a coconut grove directly connected to the sands via a timber walkway, makes an unforgettable setting where you pose for portraits, exchange vows and party. Balinese dances can also be staged in the natural amphitheatre of the grounds.

Other recommended beachfront venues: Atas Ombak, Villa Batujimbar, The Anandita, Arnalaya Beach House and Taman Ahimsa.

 2. A Wedding Planner

We are not saying that it is impossible to organise your wedding on your own, but the right wedding planner can save you money, expenses AND the stress. The wedding planner takes care of it all for you and ensures that each last detail and your requirements are met – a key to having a successful wedding in Bali. You should focus on being present at the happiest day of your life, and not stressed for making timely decisions in trying to make everything perfect. From photographers, DJs, flowers, cakes, flowers, you name it and an experienced wedding planner will help make them come true. 

3. Professional Hair and Make-up artist

This is your special day and you want to look flawless. High-quality makeup will make you look your best in your wedding photos and most importantly, last through your entire wedding day (especially in Bali’s hot and humid weather). Bridal makeup done by professionals will neither smudge nor sweat off and you will look amazing even after the last dance. 

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Elite Havens Celebrity Hideaways

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Even the A-listers need a break, sometimes.

In case you didn’t know already, Bali welcomed Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan last month, and Elite Havens had the honour of looking after them during their stays.

Paris and her friend spent two nights at The Layar and another two nights at Villa Adasa, while Lindsay luxuriated at Seseh Beach Villas. They sure know where to enjoy an utmost privacy and sumptuous spaces to unwind in Bali.

THE LAYAR

The Layar’s cool design, hot location and five-star service are definitely for those with strong aesthetic principles seeking original experiences. The Layar features distinguished pitched roofs that slope dramatically to the ground, like the triangular rigging of traditional fishing boats – hence the naturally inspired name (Layar is Indonesian for sails). Each individual villa is set within a private landscaped garden with large swimming pool, and from 1 to 4 spacious bedroom suites. A short stroll is all it takes to be in the heart of Seminyak.

Insider tip: Ask for Paris’ Villa when you book.

VILLA ADASA

Villa Adasa is a glamorous 3-bedroom villa in the middle of action in Seminyak. The influence of traditional Balinese architecture is obvious; take a look at the alang-alang roof, Palimanan stone walls, polished teakwood and open-sided vaulted living pavilion. The villa is perfect for a group of friends who want to be in the heart of action, yet families with children will love the freedom to walk down to the beach in minutes.

Insider tip: Ask the chef to prepare a seafood BBQ for dinner and get the butler to mix classic drinks at the poolside bar counter.

SESEH BEACH VILLAS

The contemporary-styled Seseh Beach Villas are a perfect base for guests to absorb the rural surroundings, either by cycling along country lanes or exploring the beach – imagine a perfect seaside escape and a holiday abode to experience rural Bali setting. A total of 11 bedrooms (which can sleep up to 20 adults and four children), two sizeable swimming pools, multiple living and dining areas and garden pavilions.

Insider tip: Seseh Beach Villa I enjoys undisturbed ocean views. The kids’ bunkroom is in Seseh Beach Villa II (perfect for families with young children).

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Spilling the Beans: Majapahit Villas

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Every chef in Elite Havens villas has his or her own ‘special’ dishes – the ones that guests ask for again and again. Well, why wouldn’t they? Many of our skilled chefs have trained in internationally acclaimed restaurants. The outstanding chef at Majapahit Villas shared two of his favourite dishes with us.

Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop Stylist: Paige Hicks

Grilled Chicken Breast with Mustard Sauce

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 200gr chicken breast fillet
  • 50gr baby carrot (peeled, boiled and grilled)
  • 10 gr potatoes (peeled, sliced, boiled and pan-fried)
  • 1 tbs mustard
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

For the filling

  • 100 gr spinach (boiled and chopped)
  • 50 gr mushroom (chopped)
  • 50 gr onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 10 gr garlic (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs mustard sauce

Method

To make the spinach filling

  1. Heat the pan
  2. Add oil, spinach, onion, mushroom, garlic, salt and pepper and cook
  3. Set aside to cool

To make the chicken

  1. Season chicken fillet with salt, pepper, mustard, stuff with the spinach filling
  2. Tie chicken with cooking rope
  3. Pan-fry until cooked through
  4. Serve chicken with potatoes, carrot and mustard sauce

nasiNasi Goreng ala Majapahit

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 100 gr steamed rice
  • 100 gr caisim
  • 50 gr cabbage
  • 50 gr carrot (peeled, sliced)
  • 50 gr leek
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 20 gr onion
  • 50 gr garlic
  • 50 gr Red chilli and small chilli
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

For the seasoning sauce

  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • salt and pepper

For the chicken satay

  •  2 satay skewers
  • 200 gr chicken breast (diced)
  • 50 gr peanut sauce
  • salt and pepper for seasoning

Topping

  • 50 gr prawn crackers
  • 20 gr fried shallot

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the seasoning sauce,

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Top 6 Bali Adventure Activities You Can’t Miss

in Recreation by

A holiday in Bali is only complete with these adventure-packed activities . From taking a boat trip to neighbouring islands to riding an elephant or rafting, Bali is the ideal place to bring your adventurous side out.

Bali Boat Trip

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Are you looking to snorkel at the pristine waters of Crystal Bay at Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, but not sure which boat trips are safe and reasonably priced? Bali Boat Trip is a smart and ideal choice. Bali Boat Trip is perfect for those who want their own island-hopping experience – luxury style.
Price: Starts at USD 695 for 5 pax
What’s included: Transfer to and from Serangan Harbour, snorkelling equipment, bottled water, BBQ lunch, fruits and snacks.
T: +62 361 210 5757
E: trip@baliboattrip.com
Exclusive Elite Experience Benefit: Receive 10% discount

Elephant Safari Park & Ride
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Experience sitting on top of a Sumatran elephant through the lush Taro jungle in Ubud, hand-feed the elephants, bathe with them in a pool and learn amazing facts about them. Visitors to Bali are given the chance to get up close and personal with these friendly mammals at the Elephant Safari Park in Taro. Families with young kids will love this activity.
Price: Starts at USD 92 for 1 pax
What’s included: Hotel transfers, park admission, safari ride, hand-feed the elephants, lunch and insurance.
T: +62 361 721 480
E: info@baliadventuretours.com
Exclusive Elite Experience Benefit: Save IDR 300,000

Where to stay in Ubud
VWLIMO

VW Kombi Limo Bali at Canggu beach[1]

The fleet of colourful VW Kombi Limousines is ready to take you for a full-day cruise around Bali in style! All vehicles are soundproofed, equipped with in-car WiFi, amazing sound systems and a remote control mini bar. The guide will take you to historical sites in Bali too. A fun learning session to understand better about Bali’s history and culture is guaranteed.
Price: Starts from USD 245 for 2 pax
What’s included: Hotel transfers, an experienced guide, refreshments in car, lunch in rice field, blessing ceremony, entrance fee to all temples, insurance, donation to village and temples,

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5 Reasons You Need to Sign Up to Tough Mudder Bali 2016

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On the 1st of October 2016, the Island of the Gods will host Tough Mudder, a world-renowned endurance event that is the ultimate test of strength, stamina, teamwork and mental grit. Whilst huge in the UK, USA, Australia and other countries, Tough Mudder Bali is the event’s debut in Southeast Asia and perhaps not many know of what this challenge entails… 

Tough Mudder was founded in 2010 and is a fitness event series of up to 20km of military-style obstacle courses. It was styled around British Special Forces training and seriously tests the limits of people’s minds and bodies. Sure, it sounds daunting but NOW! Bali has come up with 5 reasons you have to join Tough Mudder Bali in October 2016.

1. This isn’t a race!

Here’s what makes Tough Mudder totally different, this is a challenge against yourself. It’s an opportunity to push yourself to new capabilities, a chance to train and get fit and see what you are capable of. You’ll be running, jumping, climbing, lifting, crawling, swinging and of course getting super muddy throughout the whole thing – but it’s all for you!

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2. Tough Mudder is about camaraderie and teamwork.

Everyone there is there to help you through your struggles and difficulties, and this is embedded deep down into the culture of the whole series around the world.  It is a hub for human positivity, something we are needing more and more in today’s world. So many runners from past events have commented on the new friends they made and the really positive atmosphere they felt throughout the challenge.

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3. The Obstacles.

This is something that comes out of pure creativity. The Tough Mudder series is known for their huge obstacles, made to test the abilities of the human body. You’ll likely be amazed at what Bali has in store (yet to be revealed), but from NOW! Bali’s conversations with the Tough Mudder organisers, they said they have spared no expense in creating something epic for everyone to look forward to.

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4. It’s Tough Mudder… in Bali !

Set on the rolling hills of Jimbaran, through sparse bushland, beach views and the waves of the Indian Ocean crashing at the feet of the bukit. It’s said to be the most idyllic, picturesque place that Tough Mudder has ever taken place.

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