Friday, May 21, 2010

H-moon Recap: Eat, celebrate, swim with lots of photos!

So today's recap is going to be a little random, as in all over the place.  But I'll try to offset that by not writing too much and just sharing lots of pictures!

We'll start off with the incredible infinity pool at the last resort we stayed at:  Blue Point Bay Villas.  This is me in the pool.  You could sit on the edge of the infinity pool and look out at the ocean to the surf below where there would be at least a good 60-100 surfers on any given day.  I like this because Mr Fix It could surf down there and I could hang in the pool and watch from above, though I couldn't make him out from that far away. 


In Australia, we ate mostly seafood..a LOT!  We both love seafood and we asked a few locals to make some referrals for us.  They didn't let us down.  One gentlement from Sydney told us to head about 15-20 minutes from our place in Burleigh Beach to a place called Ashmore Steak & Seafood.  I have to admit, I am a horrible blogger...I didn't take a ton of pictures of lots of the food we ate and the few I did get are from my crappy camera.  I really should get a better camera if I am going to keep blogging - and start taking more pictures!

Anyway, this place looked like a huge car dealership with the way the windows and lights were set up.  It was not like any other eating experience we've ever had.  They let you see the meals in a glass display case when you walked in...that's right, raw steaks sitting out for you to view.  Mr Fix It liked this cuz he could see how big they were before he ordered.  His meal was served up like this:


I got the lobster with a new thing I found called Avocado Seafood...it's an avocado filled with seafood - DUH!  Since I am a huge fan of both, I was in heaven!!!




We also ate at a place called Omeros Brothers in Surfer's Paradise.  Very, very yummy food!  Then there was an Italian joint where we met an exchange student from Germany working as a waitress.  Mr Fix It wasn't in love with the bruschetta we ordered...it was like tomatoes on pizza bread.  There was a super yummy, authentic Mexican type place downstairs from our apartment where we met a Canadian waitress.  What was with all these foreigners serving us our food?  :)

In Bali, at Blue Point, we found a bowl of fresh fruit in our room when we arrived.  See that thing in the back left of the bowl?  It's kind of prickly...Mr Fix It couldn't remember the name of it but he peeled it and made me eat it.  It was really interesting...tasted like berries, apples and other sweet fruits all in one.  Very different.


Also at our resort in Bali was their restaurant.  This is a view of the room where we had breakfast and dinner a couple times.  (I would eat lunch by the pool - I got this tempura type seafood and vegetable thing with these yummy fries that was so good I ordered it two days in a row.  It came with this insane crispy asian salad that I scarfed down like I had been starved for a week!)  Anyway, you would see the same people in this restaurant each morning and night because the resort is not super huge and it is really your only eating option other than driving into town - which we did do on the very last night.


This table right in the corner of the room was what I determined to be the best seat in the house because it was right in front of the open windows overlooking the surf and ocean below.  The first night we were there, it wasn't open so Mr Fix It asked if we could reserve it for the next night.  They said they couldn't because there was a wedding reception happening there the next night.  But....


...instead they said they'd let us eat dinner upstairs which had a good view out the window.  Mr Fix It went to check it out to be sure.  The next night when we arrived, they walked us up these stairs to our own private room!!!  We had this all to ourselves...a view of the ocean, the pool, the wedding chapel.  It was so super cool!  And we were all by ourselves!



Here is a view of the ocean below from our private room...we got there at the perfect time as the sun was just about to start setting and by the time we left it was dark.


Here is another pic on my crappy camera (and through a window) of how pretty the wedding chapel looked like all lit up at night.  And let me say, that wedding chapel was PACKED!  The resort is known for weddings...and they did 'em up right.  While I laid by the pool, there were at least 2 weddings each day!  They were all Japanese couples (very beautiful brides) and they were mostly just the bride and groom - no guests.  Though I did see one or two weddings that had about 5 or 6 guests (looked their parents or siblings). 

See that umbrella by the pool that's on the far left of the picture but up on the higher level above the 3rd one in?  THAT was my spot - every day!  It was perfect.  It was right by this pretty tree on the edge of the cliff and it was the only lounge chair in the entire pool area that you could lay in and see the surfers down below over the cliff edge. 


Mr Fix It decided to get a picture of the girls all dressed up for the wedding reception entrance

Before we got to Blue Point (while we were sill at the Wina Villas), we went to a beach called Bingins that Mr Fix It likes to surf at.  He had told me about this place saying that you walk down these stairs on the cliffs in Bali and they have these hut type houses built into the side of the cliff.  People own them and use them to offer food, massages, shops, etc for the surfers who must walk through them on their way down to the beach.  While Mr Fix It surfed, I would lay on a little mat/lounge on a table watching/listening to my iPod. 

When we got there, we met this woman named Wyan.  She totally remembered Mr Fix It from 4 years earlier!  She made us lunch one day while we waited for the surf to pick up and I don't remember what it was called but it was DEE-LICIOUS!  I jokingly referred to it as a high end version of Top Ramen :)  But seriously, so good!  Noodles with carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, fried egg and other sauce and such.

Here is a pic of the little 'hut' type things I was trying to explain.  Mr Fix It is sitting by himself at that little blue table in the middle.


And finally, here's me in the pool again - this time with my hat on.  Yeah, I spent a lot of time in there because man, it was so hot!  You needed to cool off...and that pool was scrumdiddlyumptious!


Here's what would have been my favorite picture of our entire honeymoon if Mr Fix It wouldn't have been making that stupid face wondering if the camera was going to go off...whatever!

19 comments:

JEM - Aqua Bride said...

Those are really great pictures and the food looks yummy. I think the fruit you couldn't figure our looks like a lychee nut but I could be wrong cause it was a little hard to see.

Gaynor said...

The seafood looks lovely; we ate loads of it in the Maldives too.

I sometimes forget to take pics too! Then other times people look at me funny when I say a need a pic for the blog!

Although my dad said to me the other day, after I had finished putting our wedding cards up that I should take a pic for my blog!

PartyPlannerGal said...

Oh seafood = YUM! I love it so much. My fiance is vegetarian, so I don't make a ton of it at home, but when we go on vacation, I'm al about the lobster!

I laughed when I saw Mr. Fix-It's shirt because my fiance wears quiksilver too!

Alicia said...

I've been to Bali, it was many years ago, but SUCH a wonderful time! Looks like a great trip and YAY for yummy food!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

That infinity pool looks incredible, and so does the food, especially the lunch Wyan made for you. I could totally go for some of that right now!

very married said...

woooow. i want to be in a pool.

and that food looks fabulous!

very married said...

had to stop by again: June 4 is my husbands bday too!

honey my heart said...

avocado seafood. wow!!! you have so many great photos of beautiful beach views.

Salt said...

Thank goodness it's lunch time because you just made me STARVING! All that food looks so delicious. OMG I love lobster. :)

I've never gone swimming in an infinity pool, but I've always been fascinated by them. Does the water stop right there on the side or does it run over?

Chocolate Lover said...

It all looks so incredible! I love that pool! I would be very happy just lazying around in it. And that food is making me drool! Gorgeous place!

Davanie said...

the fruit kind of looks like a rambutan. i ate them in hawaii. they're yummy and fun to eat because they're so weird looking.

Annie @ Marry You Me said...

Um, this is gorgeous! Can I just say how jealous you are making me right now? My honeymoon literally consisted of tropical storms and me getting a million flea bites. Yeah, I need a do-over!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww how sweet of the lady on the beach! I hope I meet lovely Indonesian people like that! Ooh and the infinity pool - le sigh.

redwhitebride said...

it looks like you had a great time! it's our turn now :)

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Lovely recap. Just for a few minutes, I felt I was actually in the pool, enjoying delicious oysters. lol.

Terese said...

looks like paradise. what an exciting trip!

Mrs T said...

Private room for dinner - score!

That lit up chapel looks so dreamy.

Glad you guys had such a fun time. Can't believe it's over already!

Em said...

It's official...I'm jealous of your honeymoon. And the food. That may be because I'm starving right now, but seriously, it looks like you guys ate like kings!

Katie said...

Oh man, this looks so fabulous! I am so jealous of your honeymoon...this makes me wish we were able to go on one!

I totally forget the name of the "spiky" fruit...I ate some in hawaii, and I remember them reminding me of grapes in a way...

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