A Most Memorable Holiday for Me and Mum
Planning a holiday is never easy, and particularly for me, it’s sometimes more difficult than most. My mum is elderly, frail and in a wheelchair. Each and every year I try to create a beautiful holiday for us to enjoy together to honour her being such an amazing person for all these years. I always craft the holiday specifically for her, and it’s not without its challenges. This year, our destination was Anantara Vacation Club Seminyak Bali.
Bali, geographically hilly, and without proper handicapped access in most places, made it quite tricky. There are a lot of steps everywhere, including at the accommodation itself, yet, when there’s a will, there’s always a way.
The staff at Anantara Vacation Club Seminyak Bali were incredibly helpful and very accommodating. Always ready to help, they made a huge difference in the quality of our holiday. In addition to helping her get around, they also catered to her needs for halal food, ever ready to tailor our meal order, as mum is also diabetic and quite frankly is just a fussy eater.
Our housekeeper was superb! She made sure the villa we stayed in remained in top condition. She would help out with mum and called the reception to get someone to push her wheelchair to the lobby when we were ready to go out.
Anantara Vacation Club also arranged a car and a chauffeur for us for a day of sightseeing. We had a great trip to the Bali traditional dance show, visited a coffee plantation, tried batik canting, enjoyed a scenic lunch at Kintamani and did some souvenir shopping at the Hard Rock Cafe. It was a splendid outing!
The following day, the staff arranged for me and mum to have a pampering session at a nearby spa with complimentary pick up.
On our last day, they also provided us with an airport transfer. Our driver was even kind enough to stop over at a very good shopping outlet so we could get some last minute souvenirs. No ordinary hotel provides these kind of services!
All in all, we had a great time in Bali. It was a priceless experience and a truly memorable holiday for my mum and I. Without the outstanding service displayed by the staff there, it would have been a totally different experience and not nearly as enjoyable!
Thank you so much Anantara Vacation Club for all of your help. You have made our holiday a memorable one! See you next time!