When we stayed at The Blue Point Bay Villas in Uluwatu, Bali, the wonderful outdoor lobby immediately became our office.
That view over the cliffs that dive into the Indian Ocean and those fierce waves ridden by some of the most ambitious surfers in the world utterly magnetized our attention. But what made it even harder to focus on our work was the oppressive heat that would steal our breath and make it barely possible to communicate to our team on Skype.
It’s easy to say we shouldn’t complain given the stunning location we were able to call home for a bit. But just around the beginning of the afternoon, when the breeze vanishes, the air gets so hot and saturated with humidity that if feels like human lungs are just not meant to inhale it.
The brutal February weather made us tired and unproductive and our business lagged.
At dusk though, when the epic infinity pool of the Blue Point Bay started to cool down, the resort was one of the most legendary backyards we had ever had. We would glide in the water until night and then again hang out there at sunrise watching the surfers walk the 1000 steps that take them down to the remote beach and the open water.
All this beauty though couldn’t make up for the severity of the weather. And the food at the resort wasn’t really good nor particularly eclectic.
As soon as our driver told us the ‘Four Seasons’ in Ubud is immersed in the rain forest, which is 9 degrees Celsius colder, we were all packed.
The Torelli’s are ready to move in to the jungle!