As many of you will know, Josh and I got married this summer! In fact, two months ago today. He swept me away on a surprise honeymoon just a couple days after we tied the knot. I found myself waking up in one of the most magical places I have ever been – Ubud, Bali.
I’m not usually very good at not knowing what’s going on but it was actually really wonderful to have something I knew nothing about after spending so much time on all the details of our wedding day. We arrived at the airport, where we were greeted with the sign ‘Mr and Mrs Williams’. An hour and a half later we arrived at COMO Uma, Ubud.
We arrived late, and were shown to our room. It was so exciting to walk through the hotel having absolutely no idea what to expect. Even at night, everything looked so beautiful. We walked through the Hotel lobby, past the pool and to our room which was nicely tucked away and private. There, the staff welcomed us with a beautiful card, wine and handmade chocolates to continue the wedding celebrations. I was completely blown away as we were shown around our room, and just when I didn’t think it could get any better, a door was opened to reveal our very own private pool – Josh did very well! Everything about Como Uma, Ubud is both, luxurious and comfortable. The simplicity of the interiors create a soothing and calming environment, somewhere you can truly relax. All of the little touches – petals in the bath tub, incense in the morning and slippers for the evening made Como, Uma the perfect honeymoon destination – absolute post wedding bliss!
We spent the next four days relaxing and exploring Ubud, the markets, rice fields, temples, Mount Batur Volcano and had a private cooking lesson! Very quickly we both knew that Bali was a place we were going to grow to love.
It’s still hard to believe that we were only in Indonesia for five nights but it will always be an incredibly special place to us and we hope to return one day soon! Our thoughts and prayers are still with all those effected by the Lombok earthquake and all tragic events that have followed.