Previously - A Birthday Surprise.
So I brought my baby to Club Med in Bali for his birthday. Having been to Club Med Cherating at a very young age, baby wasn't really impressed with the place and has sworn never to go to another Club Med again.
(Another post on Club Med Cherating)
I wanted to prove him wrong.
And I know for one thing, so I heard, that Club Med Bali is way better than the one in Cherating. But as a first time visitor there myself, I can only hope the things I heard were true.
We boarded a flight to Bali that morning, arrived in the afternoon and was chauffered by those friendly GOs (Gracious Organisers of Club Med Bali) to the club in Nusa Dua.
Upon arrival, we had our welcome drinks and was given a strap to wrap our wrists with, which we have to wear during our entire stay here, so for GOs to identiy us as the paid guests, or GMs (Gracious Members).
Upon check-in, we have a personal GO to show us around Club Med Bali on all their facilities, from yoga in the morning, spa centre, quiet pool, the main pool, seafront bar, restaurants available for all-day dining, mini golf and golf course, windsurfing, tennis, flying trapeze, inverted bungee.
Some are the same facilities as the ones in Club Med Cherating while others are different, like windsurfing.
Our room was a deluxe, which is basically the same as the standard but with a full mini bar and a patio facing the garden outside (aka, ground floor).
the do-not-disturb and clean room signs are so cute. Two little sack to hand on the door handle outside.
The patio was a very cool idea which we never used. Either it's too hot in the afternoon, or there're too many mosquitoes at night.
Me and my big straw hat.
After checking in and got a tour of the whole place, it was evening and we decided to head out to the bar and restaurant for our dinner.
The bar at night.
Agung restaurant is the main restaurant that serves three buffets a day.
We were early by an hour we went to the bar from an pre-dinner snacks.
You can see why you can get fat living here, there's simply food all day round till late night. You can even have your supper till 2am in the morning. And breakfast as early as 7am.
Our light meal at the bar.
Now I don't have a lot of photos of the food we've had in Agung restaurant, but I cannot emphasize enough how amazing the chefs (assumingly French, since Club Med is French) here are so good at what they do.
We all know cooking up a buffet for hundreds is not easy. We've seen many attempted and many have failed. Whipping up three full buffets, each with different courses and genres and dishes are difficulties beyond my imagination.
There were Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, French, Scandanavian?, BBQ, Dessert, and more sections. Each a different selection of dishes each time. And apart from the Japanese and Korean sections that were quite sad, my personal opinion, everywhere else was superb.
And like all French, they focused on their food presentation.
Some Hummus spread.
My snails in a puff pastry.
er... curry meat?
If you're watching your weight, there's even a weight-watch section! Serving all food healthy and low calories, low carb, low fat, low sugar, etc.
it comes with a description too!
My favourite has to be the dessert section.
Their extensive array of desserts varries three times a day and it never failed to surprise me every single time.
Just when I thought I was getting sick of their sweet stuff, they turned around and whipped something amazing up that would blow your mind.
Massive cake, just for shits.
One thing they even made Macarons, piles of them, during the lunch buffet.
You'd think the macarons would taste horrible, if not boring, or out of character.
But no, they did it so well it was the best macarons I've ever had thus far. Better than Nathalie Gourmet Studio's in Bangsar, better than baby cakes in G Tower, better than Gardens restaurant.
just for illustration
It was so yummeh and chocolatey and soft but crispy but chewy all at the same time.
Damn those French, they can make their desserts well.
Enough for today. Let's talk about acitivities we did in Club Med Bali next. So awesome, we learnt windsurfing!