It can be tough work being a travel agent at times but as six Travellers Choice agents lucky enough to discover some of Bali’s luxury hotels will tell you – this was not one of those times.
Hosted by Viva! Holidays and Garuda Indonesia, the agents were treated to two nights at both the Double-Six Luxury Hotel in Seminyak and the Radisson Blu in Uluwatu.
“The service at the Double-Six was next level,” says Aiofe Murphy from Northern Beaches Travel & Cruise. “There was nothing the staff wouldn’t do for you and the rooms are massive.”
The agents then slowed down the pace at the Radisson Blu. Located in the quieter region of Uluwatu with a great collection of small cafes, boutiques and spas, the agents soaked up the village-like atmosphere.
In addition to luxury hotel stays, the agents also enjoyed a luxury catamaran evening cruise onboard the Aristocat and relaxed at the popular Finns Beach Club in Canggu.
The impressive experiences didn’t wait until the agents touched down in Bali though, with Garuda Indonesia impressing everyone including first-time passenger Peter Emms from Travel Design.
“The seats were comfortable and there was plenty of leg room, which is a very novel experience in economy class for me as a man that stands at 193cm,” says Peter. “The cabin crew were also very attentive, and the in-flight entertainment was great.”
On top of the amazing experiences, the agents had nothing but praise for their Viva! Holidays host Nicole Chapman.
“Nicole was so well-versed on the itinerary and her first-hand knowledge of the places we visited was fantastic,” says Sky Gander from Tewantin Travel. “Plus, being able to spend a couple of days at each hotel has allowed us to experience them as a guest rather than an agent and I can now confidently pass this knowledge onto my clients, which is really what it’s all about.”