Slept late. Walked over to Finns Beach Club to chill. Found a lot of “lost” diapers on the way. #KeepBaliClean.
The plan was to have breakfast at 09:00. Ended up eating at 11:00. I guess we could blame it on the 6 hour time difference. But I guess it does not matter. Holiday is all about not caring (too much anyway) about time. And what time it is. At least when you don’t have too much on the agenda.
Although the villa’s, the hotels and the beach clubs looks nice and clean, it doesn’t mean that the rest of Bali is. Clean, that is. People leave behind garbage where ever they are. Trash is everywhere to be found. Also on the beach.
We decided to walk by the beach from Batu Belig (where we stay) to Finns Beach Club. Love this location as it is in fact walking distance by the beach to many of our favorite beach clubs, such as Potato Head, LV8 and Finns Beach Club.
On our walk to Finns we came across a lot of garbage. It saddens me to see all the stuff people just “leave behind” when they visit the beach. Or what they throw over board from a boat. Tooth paste, plastic bottles and used diapers to mention a few things.
I could easily have filled at least one large bag with other peoples garbage. And for the coming days when we are planning a walk on the beach I’ll make sure I always have a bag with me, so that I can contribute to keeping Bali clean, by picking up the garbage. I am not exaggerating if I say that we passed by more than 10 diapers by the time we arrived at Finns Beach Club. And that was during no more than a 20 minutes walk.
Fact: Only 3 decades ago, plastic was not used in Bali. Today, almost every item that is purchased throughout Bali, from ceremonial offerings to food, to general house hold items, is packed in plastic. Bali’s population is estimated at 4-5 million people and most residents receive a minimum of Two plastic bags per day. Thats close to 10 million plastic bags per day. Read more at KeepBaliClean.com.
Finns Beach Club
Upon arrival at Finns I had to leave my DJI Mavic Pro drone to security. Brought it with me in case I wanted to shoot a video as we where walking on the beach. Too much wind made me leave the drone in my back pack. Left my credit card in the reception, and got escorted to a double bed by the sea. The bed was big enough to fit the four of us.
The rest of the day we just chilled. Had a few drinks. Ate some food and “jumped” between taking a dip in the pool and the ocean. And off course – stayed until the sun had set for the day.
If you come to Bali and you have the opportunity to visit Finns Beach Club, you should. A bit pricy, but the customer service is impeccable. And the food is excellent. Small warning though; it is always crowded and they do play rather loud music – all day long. But I am pretty sure you will end up having a great day.
Most definitely not our last visit to Finns Beach Club during this holiday.