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Samabe Bali Suites & Villas | All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel Review


“How should I address you,” the young woman asked me. “Ms. Petri? Ms. Alexandra?”

I was floored. “No – Allie is fine. You can just call me Allie.”

She smiled.

I’d never had my own personal butler before, but there is a first time for everything I guess. I stood there in my beautiful ocean view suite – the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean vast and calm before me, local fishermen paddling through the waters for daily catch –  in my tattered backpacking clothes. This is luxury on a new level, I thought to myself.  I tried to mask my giddy, childlike smile, but I couldn’t help it. I was just overcome with excitement.

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The Grand Mirage |Bali All-Inclusive Resort

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All-inclusive resort. I had never taken a proper stance on the matter, never was truly in the place to make a fair judgement on whether such resorts were really worth it. Part of me was hesitant at the thought of an all-inclusive stay, but I quickly learned that I was most definitely a fan. If I ever go away with my girlfriends (or maybe my travel-loving boyfriend), all-inclusive is definitely going to be something I vouch for.

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Where to stay in Ubud | Alam Indah Resort

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This is what I imagined Bali to be like, I thought to myself as I watched the sunny streets transform into a long shaded drive as we drove down the sheltered pathway leading to the Alam Indah Resorts in the infamous Ubud.

Ubud in itself is considered a retreat for so many – a refuge from the craziness that clutters that streets of Seminyak and Kuta. And though this small town can still feel a bit hectic and touristic, it is possible to find a hideaway like the kind that can be found at Alam Indah Resorts.

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