The original plan was to visit Oceania for 6 weeks, but ANA had other ideas. Our inbound flight from Sydney was canceled, and by the time I could reschedule our award flight, the schedule had been pushed out by almost 2 months. Instead of spending all that extra time in Australia, I decided we’d ride it out in affordable Bali. With our Hyatt points, I was able to cover all 5 weeks of lodging without shelling out a penny. My Globalist status essentially covers all our meals. So it’s R&R for the next 5 weeks. We can certainly venture out into town, but with the unimaginative 85°F sunny day everyday, it’ll be hard to convince ourselves to move too much. For now, it’s a chance to get back into our exercise routine and healthier eating habits, given the readily available fruits and vegetables here in Bali.
To avoid boredom, we’ll be hotel hopping in the next few weeks. First stop – Grand Hyatt Bali, our first “home” for the next 12 days.
This resort was built in 1999, and has only been partially renovated once in 2015. As expected, the rooms are dated, but the grounds are immaculately maintained.