Could it be? Our last full day in this alternative universe?! Well, we should probably make sure it’s a good one!
We had another yummy breakfast looking over the mountainside. Gede (our personal butler) then took us to the treetop course we have been so much looking forward to. We made a stop to see the Twin Lakes view again, just too pretty to drive right by!
The ropes courses were total insanity. They had about 6 different courses that increase in difficulty, height, and fear factor. We made it through them all, but I chose to stop before the most difficult course. Kyle confirmed after the fact that it really required a good deal of upper body strength and it was a good thing I didn’t go for it. We rocked it through all the courses, but at the second hardest level I was definitely scared. The craziest part was after shimmying up a tree, literally straddling it, you get on an extremely narrow platform (only one person can fit). From this platform, you had to reel in a rope, and then swing Tarzan style on it across to a rope grid ladder and catch the ladder. Like seriously whoa. After that part, I was shaken up and trembled through the rest of the course. The zip lines were scattered within all of the courses, but the last one was highest, and longest, so of course the most fun! Okay, here are a lot of photos, the go pro rules!The first half of me where taken from the GoPro Kyle wore on his head, and the second half of him I took from the ground while he did the most challenging course without me. We have a bunch of videos too which came out great!
After a few hours here, again pleasantly surprised at the lack of other people, we walked through the botanical gardens that we had read a lot about. Very pretty and exotic!
From the gardens we headed to see another waterfall.. we like waterfalls 🙂
Next we took a drive to the north coast to see the black sand beaches in a town called Lovina. The Java volcanoes have been erupting so the sand was extra dark from the ash, but typically it is dark due to its distance from the volcano anyway. Very neat.
Next up were the natural hot springs! This part was another honeymoon highlight. We got to these public hot springs as the skies opened up into a down pour. It was so cool to get into the hot water while it was raining. The hot springs are public and lots of people go under the running water to use the pressure as a sort of massage. We caught on quickly and really enjoyed ourselves. It was especially nice that everyone at the hot spring was Balinese. It’s just a thing to do for fun and relaxation for the locals! Not too shabby!
We had our massage that was included with our honeymoon package at 6 o’clock and were back to the plantation just in time. The spa was hidden on a neat path along the plantation in a location that was completely secluded. The massage was once again, awesome!
We had just enough time to get showered and ready for our candle lit dinner in the private pavilion on the side of the mountain. They had rose petals in a path leading up to the pavilion and a heart and an “I love you” also decorated with rose petals on the table. We had a tofu app, some Balinese soups, and traditional dishes for our entrees. We enjoyed our honey moon cake for dessert in the room which came full circle from the honeymoon cake we received at our first stop! Sad to know it is the end of our final day, but so exhausted from a packed jammed schedule that we were snoozing in no time!