Bali Grand Sunsets

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Bali Grand Sunsets Resort

With Winter approaching in Western Australia, I am delighted to promote a wonderful new Bali resort that an Aussie friend of mine has just opened. He has just completed an amazing renovation to open a remarkably unique resort.

Situated right on the picturesque beach front in the tranquil setting of Lovina Beach in the North of the island, this resort is away from the madding crowd and frenzied madness of the better known areas such as Kuta, yet it still has plenty to offer.

In fact, what many people fail to realise is that many of the tourist attractions that you would visit from Kuta are in the North anyway.

For those who enjoy a walk on the beach, a candle lit meal on the beach or a relaxing cocktail by the pool, this hotel will certainly not disappoint.


Bali-GS-dining-roomCheck out my other site at Holiday Specials Bali for details of the latest very special offers at this resort and many others to suit all tastes.

The airlines are competing heavily for business, with Qantas, Jet Star, Virgin Blue, Strategic and Air Asia all likely to offer some amazing specials as we head for the July/August peak season.

If you’re planning a winter break, there’s no time like the present.

What Is A Travel Bucket List?


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Tony Inman at the Arc de Triomphe 1994


If you haven’t yet seen the movie, The Bucket List, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, then you’re probably wondering what on earth I’m talking about?

Firstly, I’d highly recommend the movie because it’s a good story and they are two extraordinary actors.

Secondly, it’s a movie that inspires you and makes you think, which I must confess are the kind of films I really enjoy the most.

One of the things that I preach the most when I’m coaching people in creating work/life balance is to look for the things in life that will really get under your skin and motivate you to achieve and be successful, because when a person has purpose, life itself immediately becomes more joyous and meaningful.

So what I’m saying is, “Find something to get excited about!”

Amazingly some people really struggle with that.

So, here’s an idea…

Think about all of the places you’d love to visit in the world and write them down as a list of places to visit before you ‘kick the bucket’ (AKA ‘die’).

If someone told you that you only had a year to live, which places would you really want to go and see?

Now if travel is not your thing and your answer is, “I don’t want to go anywhere, I’m fine staying here”, that’s cool too. I have plenty of alternative ideas for you as well, but we’ll save them for a different article (blog).

Nevertheless, here’s an example from me…

I was brought up in Jersey in the English Channel Islands, which is only a short flight off the French coast, west of Paris. Despite its close proximity, every trip I planned there was unavoidably postponed, owing to fog, sickness, yada yada.

So when I found myself living in Perth, Australia, you could say I was almost as far away from Paris as I could get, with two small children and a mortgage and no spare cash, yet I always yearned to go there.


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Tony visiting Napoleon's tomb

As a teenager, I was fascinated with the exploits of Napoleon and his armies, the way he had led them to incredible victories and the way he had conquered vast amounts of the known world. I had always wanted to go and see his Arc de Triomphe, the French Army Museum and of course the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and all of those amazing tourist icons that the City has to offer.


I cut out photos of the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower and stuck them on my bedroom mirror, vowing that I would somehow go there and visit them.

On top of that, I repeatedly visualised sitting at a table in one of those little Parisian coffee shops, eating croissants, drinking hot chocolate and looking at the view up the Champs Elysee looking at the Arc de Triomphe.

The dream became so strong I could taste the chocolate!

A few years later I found myself emerging from a trip through the Australian Outback, spontaneously jumping on a flight from Darwin to London to chase after the girl whom I later married, then continuing on to Paris.

I felt like pinching myself when…

…there I was drinking my hot chocolate, eating my croissant and admiring the view I had so often imagined. It was an empowering  moment in my life that I will never forget.


So, I’ve personally always found travelling to the places on my bucket list to be a very motivational tool. It’s great to set those goals and to have something specific to which you can look forward and about which you can get excited.

Here’s another thought – don’t wait til you retire to do this stuff. Do it while you are still healthy and active -especially those more physically challenging places.

Plus, if you really want to make it happen, put dates on your list, in order of priority. Don’t stress about how you will afford it – get serious about the goal, visualise it, commit to it and you can turn the dream into a reality.

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Machu Picchu, Peru

We’re going scuba diving in Sipadan in a few weeks and in September 2012, we plan to do the Inca trek to Machu Picchu with a couple of good friends, which is definitely one for which we will need to be fit.

So I urge you guys, set aside half an hour, grab a pen and paper and write out your personal bucket list.

I also have a travel business, so if you’re struggling for ideas, have a look at my site at www.myresorts360.com/tonyinman and that can give you some suggestions.

Believe me, having a bucket list is exciting, crossing things and places off the list is even more exciting. If you have any good stories to share, I’d love to hear them.

Until next time, make good things happen – for yourself and for those good people around you!


PS If you want some ideas on making a few extra dollars on the side, to fund those exciting vacations, check out these ideas:

www.sendoutcards.com/clubred

www.myresorts360.net/tonyinman


Bali Palms Resort – $199 p/week

Bali Palms Resort

Bali Palms Resort in Candi Dasa, Bali

Here’s another great way to relax – a 3 Star Resort in Candi Dasa.

Another of the ventures with which I help people enjoy a better life, is a business called Holiday Specials Bali.

Here I’d like to introduce one of our highly recommended bargain vacation ideas.

Bali Palms Resort is located at the start of the small established town of Candi Dasa, in East Bali, just one and a half hours from the airport on the new by-pass.

Bali Palms Resort looks out to a magnificent panorama on a bay of clear blue sea, golden sand, mountains and small islands.

The Resort also has two small secluded beaches. Entry to the sea is a gradual and ideal for children and those preferring calmer waters.

The beach is protected by a coral reef and a short swim from the shore takes you to coral beds which rich with marine life and a paradise for snorkeling. You may see many varieties of beautiful tropical fish.

The main town of Candi Dasa is just a 5 min. walk away and offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, shops, beauty salons, and other amenities of a small coastal town.

The Resort boasts one of the largest pools in the area with lush palms and sunbeds all along the beachfront and well established tropical gardens.

Enjoy Palms Cafe beachfront bar and restaurant where guests can relax, enjoy a cool drink or meal and watch the sea, our small islands and beautiful sunsets.

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Bali Palms Resort Dining Room Bali Palms Resort Bedroom

Package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 Adults*
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable Television
  • Swimming pool
  • Safety Box

Holiday Specials Bali works by allowing you to purchase a holiday voucher for 7 days accommodation for 2 adults at your choice of Bali resort which you can redeem any time you want to use it.

One voucher entitles the holder and a partner to make a booking at one of our many resorts and hotels for a period of up to 7 days, however it is not required that you stay for the entire week.

Your voucher is valid for 12 months, so there are no hotel reservations until you’re ready to travel.

Bali Palms Resort is currently available for bookings for any 7 day period in 2010, and is covered by our 100% money-back guarantee policy. However, if you would like to check on the availability for a certain date range, please click here to go to our contact us page and make an inquiry.

If you wish to purchase a voucher for this resort, please click the continue button below to find out more about our payment options:

* Children over 12 permitted subject to additional charge. Children under 8 not permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is for accommodation only and does does not include flights, meals or drinks. There are no extra fees for booking, or any other hidden fees. Airport transfers are optional and can be arranged for an additional charge of $AUD35 each way. In hotel breakfast can be purchased for an additional $AUD5 per person per day.

This really is a fantastic holiday opportunity. Don’t miss out – remember life may be short, so make the most of it!

Bali Holiday Bargain

 

Bali Shangrila Beach Club, Candidasa, Bali

7 Days for only $199 in Candi Dasa, Bali


4 Star Resort in Candi Dasa.

Bali Shangrila Beach Club, set in the beautiful Bali town of Candi Dasa, is just five minutes stroll from the town centre.

Candi Dasa is a small established coastal town around one hour fifteen minutes from the Denpasar airport via the new by-pass. It is nestled in a bay of sand and clear blue waters which offer breathtaking views across the sea to our three small islands, and to the rear a view of green palm covered hills and mountains.

Bali Shangrila is set right on the sea front, just a few steps to the sandy beach which slopes gently down to the sea. A short swim from the shore takes you to coral beds which are rich with marine life and a paradise for snorkeling.

If you prefer to relax you can just lay back on our sun beds on our beautiful terraces surrounding the pool side and and be served ice cold beers or a cocktail and watch the beautiful sunsets across the bay. You may also wish to be pampered with a traditional Balinese massage.

This Resort also provides a truly perfect location for either the experienced or inexperienced Scuba Diving enthusiasts. We have our own Dive Centre with full training facilities. Each week we provide an introduction to diving in our pool.

Our staff are dedicated to your enjoyment and we want you to have a wonderful holiday at Bali Shangrila Beach Club, so enjoy our views, our beach and sea, our resort is yours and the romance of Bali awaits you.


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Package includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 Adults*
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable Television
  • Swimming pool

Holiday Specials Bali works by allowing you to purchase a holiday voucher for 7 days accommodation for 2 adults at your choice of Bali resort which you can redeem any time you want to use it.

One voucher entitles the holder and a partner to make a booking at one of our many resorts and hotels for a period of up to 7 days, however it is not required that you stay for the entire week.

Your voucher is valid for 12 months, so there are no hotel reservations until you’re ready to travel.

The Bali Shangrila is currently available for bookings for any 7 day period in 2010 (except for July/August high season and the Christmas/New Year week), and is covered by our 100% money-back guarantee policy. However, if you would like to check on the availability for a certain date range, please click here to go to our contact us page and make an inquiry.

If you wish to purchase a voucher for this resort, please click the continue button below to find out more about our payment options:

* Children over 12 permitted subject to additional charge. Children under 8 not permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is for accommodation only and does does not include flights, meals or drinks. There are no extra fees for booking, or any other hidden fees. Airport transfers are optional and can be arranged for an additional charge of $AUD35 each way. In hotel breakfast can be purchased for an additional $AUD5 per person per day.