Bali Island 6D/5N Day 1 & 2 (Part 1/2): Arriving Bali Island & Checking Sandat Mat Cottage + Waves, Beaches and Sunshine!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I’m back to Bali again but this time with wider coverage on places to visit and I hunt down all delicious food in Bali especially the fresh Seafood. I took 2month ahead to plan for this trip. I search for the best hotel at minimal cost. So sit back and treat your eyes with the beautiful photos I’ve took and read through the insight of this awesome trip.
We took night flight as usual as I love to have sufficient rest the night before I start my wholesome travelling day. Thanks to Air Asia for the 10cent fair promo, my effort to book ticket at 4a.m worth it as it’s just RM300 including airport tax and 15KG luggage.
The road heading to the Cottage were narrow and it’s going up and down the hill. I specifically choose this Cottage due to is location; on high cliff  few metres away from the beach!
Reach Sandat Mat Cottage around 10pm, greeted with friend staff and after checking in, we were given key to our cottage. 
Beautiful Sunny Day!DPP Bali (67)
We pass by the beautiful pool and we were amazed. It’s only USD 34.00 (~RM 105++) with such beautiful surrounding, what a bargain! Do note that hotel prices are slightly higher at Nusa Dua/ Padang Padang Beach due to the beautiful cliff view. 
The stunning pool view in front of our cottageDPP Bali (1)
Hotel surrounding unexpectedly good especially the pool and the cosy garden beside the cafe.
Sandat Mat Cottage Surrounding.page1
However the room were really basic. Simple bed, wardrobe and there is no mirror inside the room. The only mirror was located inside the bathroom. No aircond but there is fan. Trust me fan cool enough for cliff area.
The basic bed with blanketDPP Bali (16)
To my surprise the bathroom is open air!!! WTFFF…
At night is a bit scary but in the morning it’s very soothing to look out!DPP Bali (53)
But still the amenities is basic but they decorated the bathroom nicely. However there is no hot water available.
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Open air bathrooms kinda scary n bloody hot when sun rise n make up under hot sun is killing me. The only mirror is in the toilet. Can you imagine doing make up or s your hair under the hot sun in the morning?Heck I gave up and use my own small mirror!
We woke up like 8am in the morning. I of course went for a dip in the pool.
Refreshed after the dip!DPP Bali (353)
There is also some stool for your to chill in the pool with drinks!
I was busy updating live updates to social media from Bali.DPP Bali (352)
Okay time for breakfast. The portion were small. You can order from few choices like toast, pancakes or jaffle. Juices is available too!
The fruit juice is superb!! Very cooling especially on such bright morning.DPP Bali (363)
Banana Pancake; a lil too moist but still tasty….DPP Bali (365)
Jaffle; first time eating this. Almost like toast but more filling sandwiched in between. Crispy and buttery in the filling.DPP Bali (366)
Choose between pool area or garden area to enjoy your breakfast. I love the sound of the flowing water so pool is a better option!
After breakfast we snap snap around the pool!page3
Sandat Mat Cottage
  • Distance : 40 minutes from Denpasar, Bali International Airport
  • Nearby Attraction : Uluwatu, Padang Padang Beach, Nusa Dua Beach, Dreamland Beach & Jimbaran
  • Stay here for their soothing surrounding and beautiful design of the pool area, yummy fruit juice, strategic location.
  • Address : Jalan Pantai Suluban, Uluwatu, Bali Indonesia.
  • Contact No : +628155824874
  • Price per night : USD 34++ (normal rate). Non air conditioned, standard fan, bed and breakfast.
It time to walk down to Blue Point Beach, a very famous spot for surfing.
Turn right from the cottages and walk along the road. Then walk down the steps and you will see lots of souvenir shops along the road side. Explore around and you will find a way to the peak point of Blue Point Beach.
The road to Blue Pointpage2
The beach are not as crowded compared to those in Kuta or Sanur. Blue point beach used to called Pantai Suluban. A famous villa, Bluepoint Villa located near the beach and so Suluban is name after the Bluepoint villa.
There are some spots along the path where we begin to see breathtaking views.
We are heading to viewing point after this!DPP Bali (397)
Continue to walk along the shops and you will eventually see these steps. Walk down pass the steep step through a gap of two cliff to the entry point for surfer.
It’s rather scary, but it definitely rewarding for those who dare it through!DPP Bali (404)
The waves is kinda huge here. Good for surfing.
Surf board is sell here and repairing is available too..
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Hot Hunk getting ready to surf!DPP Bali (401)
Surfer back from surfing!DPP Bali (406)
On the left, there is another stair going up to the peak!
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Superb view on the first level.
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Continue to walk up the stairs again. A few cafe is available where you can have plenty of time to hang around and have drinks. From this spot, the view is stunning.
You can even watch how people surf and the waves is so amazing to watch!DPP Bali (420)
Look at the waves..DPP Bali (429)
High cliff surrounding the beach creates a stunning view from any angles. I love the blue tones created by the sky and waves….I don’t mind sitting for hours here
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Blue Point Beach
  • Distance: 10 minutes walking from Sandat Mat Cottage, 45 minutes driving from Kuta
  • Attraction : Surfing, Beautiful cliff view, Enjoy reading with cuppa of coffee facing stunning beach view, photo shooting
  • Nearby Attraction: Uluwatu, Padang Padang Beach, Nusa Dua Beach, Dreamland Beach & Jimbaran
  • Location: From Entrance of the Sandat Mat Cottages just turn right and walk along the road
We have to get our ass moving to next spot! We walk back to our cottage and check out. Our driver is here to pick us up to Padang Padang Beach.
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Padang Padang Beach is a great place for sunbathing as well as surfing.
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The white sandy beach with great waves become a favourite surf spot for surfer. This surf point is situated the white stone hill with nature scenery to the Indian Ocean and spectacular sunset at late afternoon that creates the romantic nuance.
Woah the stunning blue view continues…DPP Bali (477)
This is the right place for you to enjoy the surf adventures during your holidays in the paradise island of Bali. The exotic scenery completes this place as a perfect place to visit in Bali.
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For those who don’t surf, you can enjoy sunbathing under the white umbrella and read some books.
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Padang Padang Beach
  • Distance: 25 minutes from Denpasar Airport or 10 minutes from Jimbaran Beach
  • Attraction : Surfing, Sunbathing, Beachwear shopping
  • Nearby Attraction: Uluwatu, Blue Point Beach, Nusa Dua Beach, Dreamland Beach & Jimbaran
  • Location: Unggasan Village, South Kuta District
The first day in Bali goes really well..too well I would say. Time to catch some food.
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So we had Ayam Bertutu for lunch. We had the fried type and add on the satay.
The chicken is so small, more like a bird. But the spice they use to marinate the chicken made it so tasty. Sadly the “kangkong” is tasteless unless you go along with the sambal and it’s cold.
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The satay is so delicious. The meat is minced not in chunk like the one I always have back in KL. Yummeh..
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The bill come out around RP 250K
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Ayam Bertutu Khas Gilimanuk
  • Address JL Bypass Ngurah Rai, No 89 DPS
Well so long for now..stay tune for my part 2 post..It’s all about sunset in the coming post.































































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