Moving on to day 4 in Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort. The day where we woke up at 05:00 and went around the resort taking photographs.
It was non stop shooting for the entire day, and I ended up with close to 600 pictures. The irony is, most of them were architectural and scenery shots; there wasn’t even a single picture of the Husband and me. While I do enjoy shooting architecture more than people, they are times I wish we took more photographs together when we are overseas.
Anyway, the reason for waking up this early was so that I could snap some sunrise shots. While Alila Seminyak was a terrific place to catch the sunset, Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua was a great place to catch the sunrise.
The original picture was pretty dark, but nothing a little editing can’t do.
When most guests were still asleep, and the resort was quiet.
This was taken at the main pool, right in front of Cucina restaurant.
Made our way down to the beach to catch the sunrise.
Nothing beats catching the sunrise from the middle of the ocean, but I guess this is good enough.
An empty beach is truly the best.
But the truth is, we actually saw quite a number of Chinese visitors at the beach the same time we were there.
Sofitel’s very own wedding chapel known as the Jewel Box.
From the inside of Jewel Box. Have to stick my camera to the glass door in order not to get any reflection.
Kwee Zeen | Breakfast
Since we had try out the breakfast at Club Millésime, we decided to have our breakfast at Kwee Zeen that morning. The breakfast spread at Kwee Zeen was a lot better as compared to Club Millésime.
All these and much more for breakfast!
Among all the hotels I stayed in, I believe Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua has one of the better breakfast spread. From Italian pasta to Chinese fried noodle, to dim sum and Japanese chawanmushi; the varieties they served was impressive. It was almost as good as their dinner buffet.
If you’re looking for a more personalised service, Club Millésime is the place to go for breakfast. However, if you’re looking for variety, then you should definitely head to Kwee Zeen.
After breakfast, it was more shooting, before we head back to our room.
Kwee Zeen | Lunch
At around 12:30, we made our way down to Kwee Zeen again. This time for lunch instead.
and Roasted Chicken Rice.
Lunch was nothing to rave about; and I actually love the mushroom soup more than I like my mains.
After lunch, we were given a tour of the different types of Luxury Room in Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resorts. The rooms are categorised as follow:
Luxury Room, 1 King Size Bed
Luxury Room, 1 King Size Bed, Lagoon View
Luxury Room, 2 Single Beds, Lagoon View
Luxury Room, 1 King Size Bed, Ocean View
Luxury Room, 2 Single Beds, Ocean View
Luxury Room, 1 King Size Bed, Plunge Pool
Luxury Room, 2 Single Beds, Plunge Pool
Luxury Room, Club Millésime Access, 1 King Size Bed, Pool Access
Luxury Room, Club Millésime Access, 2 Single Beds, Pool Access
I believe ours was the “Luxury Room, 2 Single Beds, Lagoon View”.
Aside from Luxury Room, the resort also offer Suites and Villas. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to go to any of those as they were all fully booked.
Before we went to the various room, we did make a quick stop to our room to pick up the tripod and camera. Was surprised to see that the staff had come over to help us to combine the two single beds into one. We asked for a king bed during check-in but was told that it wasn’t available. The staff told us once it’s available, they would let us know and we could switch rooms. But I guess it’s easier to just combine two beds into one. It turns out to be even bigger than a king bed!
This is our view from the balcony. We do see the lagoon pool when we look down.
Despite having various type of Luxury Rooms, the interior setup of the rooms is nearly identical. The main difference is the outdoor section of the room. It either has a balcony, plunge pool or direct access to the lagoon pool.
Luxury Room, Plunge Pool
This is how the outdoor section looks like.
Luxury Room, Pool Access
As the name suggests, the Luxury Room with Pool Access grants you direct access to the lagoon pool right from your room. However, because of this, the room actually offers less privacy as compared to the Luxury Room with Plunge Pool since there is a likelihood that other guests might swim in front of your room.
I supposed for couples, the Luxury Room with Plunge Pool might be a better option, whereas families with kids might prefer the Luxury Room with Pool Access for the convenience.
Luxury Room, Ocean View
Glimpse of the Indian Ocean right from your balcony.
Finishing our tour, we went to check out SoFIT – a state-of-the-art fitness centre in Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort.
I was expecting to walk into an empty gym, but I’m surprised to see that they are guests who actually use the gym.
Aside from the machines found in the gym, there are also various recreation activities one can sign up. (i.e. Aquarobics, Archery, Water Volleyball, Tennis, etc.) Some are complimentary, while some would require a small fee.
Looking at it was close to sunset, we made our way down to the beach.
I think we stayed around half an hour at the beach, before making our way back.
I can’t remember exactly what we did at night, but I assume we went for dinner at Kwee Zeen.
We spent six nights at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, and during this entire time, we didn’t once step out of the resort. I suppose that’s what you do when you stay in a property like this. You eat, you spend time at the pool and the beach; before you know it, it’s time to leave.