July 18, 2015 18:50
Dear travel diary,
Our second stop on this tour was five star Pan Pacific in the Tanah Lot area. It took about 1 hour and 20 minutes with a taxi from our previous hotel. My first impression of Pan Pacific can be described with one word, Massive. The hotel is very “sport-centered” with a massive golf course (I don’t know how big they usually are but..), tennis courts, water sports such as basketball hoops in the pools, and a sand football pitch. Since I’m not a great golfer, nor a sport-girl of that kind, I spent most of my time in the pool area which was quite huge also. They had waterslides and stuff that actually was pretty fun, at least once or twice. Like many of the hotels here in Bali they also arrange activities like Yoga Classes, Bike tours around the area, ATV trips etc etc. If you’re a sports girl/guy, you’ll be having your hands full. However, the hotel is a bit “off” so you never really leave the area, at least we didn’t.
The hotel sits just by the ocean but it doesn’t have a beach, so the pool area is the place to be at if you wanna go for a swim.
As I said, it has a lot of different sport stations and the ping pong table became our spot since I’m actually quite good at it ;)
Even though the food was in the pricier price range compared to the previous hotel (more like swedish prices), the food was really really good. We ate at all of their restaurants and they all were impressive, not only for for it’s taste, but also for how it was presented. I don’t think I’m the only one who eats with my eyes too :) The breakfast was also very good. I love it when they have a chef who can do your omeletts exactly how you want them. As the icing on the cake, they had a chocolate fondue that I actually didn’t use that much. Or, the truth is I used it once just for a picture, but somehow lost the picture…. (?)
They had these beautiful private pavilions facing the water placed at least 50m away from each other. It was really calming just lying there for the 30-40 minutes it took for it to go from sundown to almost pitch black. The whole area was also very romantically lit during the night time. But yeah, this is by far the best way I’ve caught a sunset. Love em!
Our room were big with two bathrooms, a livingroom and a bedroom with two balconies. It was almost like a suite. It had the typical “american luxury not too mordern” type of feeling which I know many luxury hotels go for, but is not really my cup of tea. Next up is Seminyak, let’s see what it has to offer :) Xx