What we didn't expect was the duration and cost to get us to Ubud from Nusa Dua. It was about 2 hours later that we reached Ubud. The distance seemed so short on the map; we later found out that Bali is about 10 times the size of Singapore! And since Ubud is out of the what was considered the town area (beyond Sanur), a 20% surcharge applies. That would work out to be more than Rp250,000. Our taxi fare to and fro would be ridiculous!
Initially we didn't want to be restricted by time, but our driver, Ketut, convinced us to take his taxi back to Nusa Dua for a cheaper fare of Rp400,000. We finally agreed after bargaining it down to Rp350,000.
The owner of Reflexology Bali is Dewi who has worked in Singapore and many other countries before returning to Bali to open this shop. It was newly-opened in November and we just missed their one-for-one promotion. =P Like the clean, white towels and the comfortable seats. Our massage session began with foot reflexology and then hands massage. The seats were adjusted flat for a back massage and we had to sit up for shoulder and head massage.
Address: Jalan Dewi Sita, Padangtegal Mekarsari, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia 80571
Tel: 0361 9222 100
It was almost time to meet Ketut for our trip back to our hotel. Before that, we hurried across the street to packet our dinner from Kafe Batan Waru. We had Ayam Rica-Rica (grilled chicken with shitake mushroom in coconut milk) and Sate Sapi Bali (grilled beef skewers) with steamed rice. One thing we realised, the sate (or satay) in Bali are made without fatty meat, healthy but a bit dry to taste.
Since it was still early, we explored the hotel a bit and went for a walk along the beach. We walked the entire stretch of beach past other hotels as well and rested on the deck chairs to watch the stars in the clear night sky.