The Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort arranged our fast connection to the beach. Mx C was proud to spot our car first. After a quick luggage transfer (Yes, we remembered our best beach toys) we were on our way, and it was still early. Having explored the hotel website, we knew that they were doing their best to accommodate guests while keeping a close eye on COVID with sensible safety measures such as:
- Safe distancing measures in all hotels’ public spaces;
- Providing sanitisers in all public spaces;
- Briefing all employees on enhanced personal hygiene and;
- Increasing sanitation and disinfection and Corona preventive decontamination within the entire hotel area and certainly in each room after each check-out.
With this protection in mind, we could relax and enjoy while the hotel staff took care of our health and safety. With that assurance in mind, we raced to see our One Bedroom Suite.
And sweet it easy. With twin beds and plenty of pillows perfect for some jumping and scuffling (for Mx C – not me – of course not!). Adjacent to the bedroom is a sumptuous sitting room with a sofa, easy chairs, and a large TV. One look at the room and I thought of quiet evenings relaxing after a big beach day. Surrounded by greenery and equipped with rattan chairs and a coffee table, the terrace was a perfect spot for a pre-breakfast coffee and juice or for just kicking back and listening to the birds. Because of health considerations, no buffet breakfast was served, but we enjoyed our individual choices in the bright, welcoming dining room after our daily terrace-time.
“Where’s the pool?” wondered Mx C. Knowing he couldn’t wait long we jumped into our suits and pullovers, left our room (somewhat reluctantly, in my case) and headed down the flagstone walk to the surfboard-shaped pool. Oh, it felt so good to be dunking, splashing, cavorting and swimming in the turquoise water. After two years, we had almost forgotten the pleasures of a beach hotel.
Never far away, the beach called to us all day as the waves broke on the soft sand. Kuta is famous for its extraordinary sunsets. Sitting next to or walking barefoot along the beach, we found time to just be together amid the rhythm of the waves each evening.
When we weren’t swimming, walking or just chilling, we found the Rosso Vino restaurant and lounge an oasis of calm and good food. We love Rosso Vino on Robertson Quay in Singapore, so it was a happy discovery to find it here – right next to the pool! It served us well for several meals, For other choices and shopping, though, the Beachwalk mall is nearby as is Poppies Lane for souvenirs and more local eateries. A favourite of Mx C, chicken rice, was readily available so my companion was easily satisfied.
“Just Right” were the two words that kept popping into my head. Working hard to open the resort to visitors after the quiet times, the staff was eager to provide us with a happy experience. The room was, well, JUST RIGHT for our getaway vacation. “I want to come back!” declared Mx C.
For more information, you can visit www.kutaseaviewhotel.com
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