If you’ve read any of my travel posts then you’ll know that I absolutely love travelling and exploring life’s little wonders. The scenery, different cultures, the food – I love it all! Unfortunately I don’t get to fly off to different countries as often as I’d like so now that we’ve decided to run off and elope abroad (read all previous wedding related posts here) I’m kind of in my element. I read a lot of travel blogs and look into different countries quite often, but this has taken it to a whole other level.
Jordan was quite keen to jet off to Hawaii and get married there and whilst as an avid Hawaii 5.0 viewer, Hawaii might have looked ideal on first glance, we quickly decided against it due to it actually not looking as lovely as it does on the TV show (apparently – I don’t watch it!) and then not really falling in love with any of the hotels we’ve looked at (and I looked at A LOT). It’s not often that Jordan suggests places to fly off to so I really hoped that Hawaii would have been a winner but after a lot of umm-ing and ahh-ing it just wasn’t meant to be. Then the Maldives was suggested as we love those little water villas, but I’m terrible at sitting still so a little tiny relaxing island holiday/wedding location/honeymoon where you can only go elsewhere via boat would quite possibly drive me insane.
And finally the idea of Bali came up and guess what!?… We’ve fallen in love with the look of the place. Described as the ‘isle of the gods‘ it oozes culture, beautiful scenery and great food. Win, win and another win! Everything’s reasonably priced and near enough every hotel we’ve looked into seems incredible. We already think we’ve found ‘the one‘ hotel-wise, but I’ll share that once it’s all booked and we’re further on in the planning process – not that there’s a whole lot to plan when you’re eloping! The lack of guests definitely makes things 100x easier and more laid back. It’s our party to celebrate with friends and family when we get back to the UK that’ll take more planning than anything else, strangely enough.
So that’s it, the country has been chosen and we’re both extremely happy with our choice. Bali it is!
Have you ever been to Bali? If not, is it a country you’d like to visit?