Binging

by The Good Life on July 14, 2014

in Holiday, Surfing

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A few years back we visited Binging on our last trip to Bali and it instantly struck me what a nice place it was.

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I found it to be closer to potentially the real Bali than anywhere else i had seen on our trips, so when we were planning our honeymoon, it was a place we had to visit again.  Above the warungs are nicely filled up watching the evening surf going down.

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The beach is at the bottom of cliffs which you climb down on a few different routes all which feed through amazing warungs, some offering food, some offering just drinks, and other doing yoga and massage and accommodation also.

IMG_8664Its got an amazing feeling, and is a great place to unwind.
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This is the walk down the steps.  Its so beautiful but as with so much of Bali as you get closer to the beach you just hear the waves which can either fill you with dread or hope, depending on your surf level.  On our trip, I was definitely somewhat intimidated having not surfed for a while, and so having the best swell of the year mixed with my rustiness in the water was quite the mix.

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I have surfed in a good many places luckily enough around the world.  Some better than others but in terms of quality of wave and surfers on it, this place and last monday/tuesday have to be two of the best displays of live surfing I have ever seen.

This is the view across to Impossibles, which was firing also.

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Barrel after Barrel after Barrel and your just struggling to make sure you don’t get absolutely smashed on the inside normally.  One guy was even paddling with a guitar and playing it whilst in the barrel.  I was just struggling to keep going out there.

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This was from Kellys Warung, AMAZING fish tacos and burgers and these freshly made juices, orange and then another which could have been anything but it tasted amazing.  As a place to watch the surf it doesn’t get much better than this.

IMG_8357Its an amazing spot, you just have to be confident enough clambering over reef in and out of the waves.  I managed to smash my board getting in against the rocks, so the glider was a touch damaged when I got it back in.

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So on our trip, Mareike managed to do an amazing job of booking some stunning accommodation, including “Sal – secret spot” run by a lovely couple from Portugal.

IMG_8542 Its a 5 minute walk to the beach, but so nice as your tucked away nicely in a private little villa, with 8 rooms, and so its very intimate.

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The rooms are beautifully done, all shaped out of stone, so everything from your room, outside bathroom, swimming pool flow together very nicely.

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There is amazing furniture throughout such as this big dining table which is sourced locally in Ubud.  All of the smaller ornaments are actually reclaimed driftwood, which is a great use of the various stuff which gets washed up.IMG_8513

Besides the beautiful rooms, and pool, the grounds are lovely, and you can really relax and unwind here.IMG_8510

 

They even have a day bed incase you want to be outside for a quick snooze without the sun.IMG_8784

 

The Pool zone, perfect for a little tanning and book reading.IMG_8789

Its the small things which make the difference.
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I’m dreaming of going back for sure…..

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