Overall, the trip was average. I would say it could have been planned better. Since this was my honeymoon trip, I would have expected it to be little hassle free. The places that were planned to ...
visit, we were rushed to those places. We couldn’t enjoy any place. The driver was always in the hurry (except for the last day). Choice of places to visit could have been better. Instead of just going to view points to click a photo, I would have appreciated if I could enjoy the beauty of the place for a couple of hours atleast.
The decoration that was requested in the hotels were not there (Asvara didn’t have any decoration). Mahesh from Befikre ghumo was constantly in touch with me and helped me troubleshoot some of the problems, but again major problem was with the planning of the itinerary. Everyday was tiring for us because of the way it was planned. The candle light dinner was also super hectic for us as we were directly taken to the beach for candle light dinner from the airport. This isn’t a good planning (although my flight was rescheduled but still I have given the heads up 3-4 days before). The spa session that was planned for me was planned in the morning after breakfast (I don’t think so if anyone would prefer spa after breakfast). I had to let the spa session go and spent 4k INR for a separate session at Asvara.
Good part of the trip were the choice of hotels (little bit of hiccups were there with respect to the rooms at Sadara but that was still manageable).
We barely spent any time going to the waters on the beach. For Snorkelling also, it took 3 hours which wasn’t required (all the points were exactly same). Due to this, we were again rushed to all the spots in Nusa Penida island and skipped Crystal Bay.
The ground staff (Ms. Yuli and driver Mr. Kadek) behaved rudely on one day when we had to go to Nusa Penida and they constantly bugged us till the time we left the hotel. Although we were on time as per the itinerary.
I would prefer to plan a trip on my own the next time so that it’s a relaxing trip instead of a hassle
The private transfers, condition of the car, choice of hotels, Bali as a destination are among the good memories from the trip.