December 6, 2017

Dust off the Decorations…Santa’s On His way!

Bali bound this Christmas and looking for options to feed the extended family for Santa’s big day out? Finns Recreation Club has Christmas Day all wrapped up this year and they’re already taking bookings for Xmas lunch 2017!

As one of the warmest times of the year, nobody wants to add to this equatorial equation by cranking up the cooker in their own kitchen on Christmas Day. Let the experts baste the bird while you enjoy a frosty glass of bubbles or beer and lap up the island lifestyle as lunch comes to you.

Monday, December 25th celebrate Christmas at Finns Recreation Club and enjoy a long and lazy buffet lunch from 12 – 5pm. In keeping with their Christmas tradition, Finns once again invite the children from the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage to share the day, one of the highlights being the kids’ Christmas carol performance!

Indoor air conditioned or outdoor seating is available so you can beat the heat or embrace Bali’s balmy weather and with Splash Water Park merely metres away, you’ll have every opportunity to completely cool off and feel refreshed either side of lunch.

In addition to a Christmas Day feast with all of the festive trimmings, get two for the price of one on selected champagnes to toast Santa in style. Speaking of the guy in the red suit…… word has it he’ll pop in and pay a visit to the kids and maybe join in a few fun activities on the day. You might even catch the jolly red suited guy on the jumping castle! Live entertainment throughout the day ensures your toes will keep tapping and free activities for the kids means Santa’s little helpers will be actively engaged, out of your hair and off to play.

As is the case each December, the Jodie O’Shea Wishing Tree will stand resplendent in Finns foyer from the first of the month, complete with tags depicting pictures of each of the children at Jodie O’Shea along with a note detailing something they might wish to receive for Christmas. In the lead up to Christmas, Finns members and guests are invited to choose one or more of these tags and buy a gift for that child. The presents can be dropped at Finns Recreation Club reception prior to December 25th and Santa will distribute them to the children on Christmas Day at Finns Recreation Club. Embodying the spirit of giving, it truly does bring meaning to the day and there will undoubtedly be many a ‘leaky eye’ among the crowd as each child receives their gift from the Wishing Tree!

Everybody is welcome to join in and celebrate Christmas Day together at Finns for 2017. Don’t get distressed determining just how you’ll fit everybody around that dining table meant for four, or whether you can keep your cool (literally) if cooking plans come undone. If you’re on your own this Christmas or have the whole clan tow, Finns is a terrific option for everyone to relax and enjoy a casual Christmas day of fun and festivities. For full details regarding pricing per head and inclusions, see the team at Finns Rec Club Reception or go to the website: and click on the ‘what’s on’ tab at the top of the page. Finns Gold and Platinum members are also eligible for 10% discount off advertised prices. It’s approaching the middle of December and time to start getting festive. Secure your Xmas Day bookings at Finns today ‘cos Santa’s on his way!

Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu


Not Just for the Fur Kids…. Now There’s Room for Hoomans Too!

For many of us, our fur babies are an important part of the family and traveling or going away without them is akin to losing a limb! Canggu Pet Resort has provided the answers to pet boarding and care in Bali for several years now, offering a safe, secure, clean and caring home for all kinds of pets while us mums and dads travel abroad for holidays or business. Recently they have extended their facilities to include lodgings of a different nature!

Leaving our animals for even the shortest period of time can be just too much to bear for some and finding reasonably priced accommodation which allows you to bring your pets with you is often a tricky task. Not any more! Canggu Pet Resort have recently added two fully self contained rooms across from the boarding kennels, giving pet lovers the opportunity to stay with their furry best friend!

More than just a motel room, each space is kitted out with kitchen and bathroom facilities and comfortably sleeps two adults in a loft style mezzanine bedroom area above! Each room fronts onto a lush, grassy area which is fully fenced for your pet’s comfort and security. There is also an added community area for extra space to spread out and the opportunity to socialise with other guests and watch your pups play at the same time! Generally for short term rental, these rooms are the perfect solution for those who need or wish to stay in the Canggu area or beyond and bring their pets along too with the option to come and go as you please.

As well as pet boarding and now, accommodation for ‘hoomans’ too, Canggu Pet Resort also offers obedience and agility training from their fully qualified and award winning staff as well as a doggy day care option. This is a terrific opportunity for your pampered pupper or kitty to develop some socialisation skills with other animals or simply the opportunity to run and play! Fur kids are also grouped together into similar ‘sizes’ so they can play safely during outdoors time.

One of the most comprehensive and well equipped kennels on the island, Canggu Pet Resort boasts a large, secure grassy area, a pool just for pooches to cool off on hot summer days (it is a resort after all!) and a variety of ramps, tunnels and toys for agility training and exercise. Christine, her daughter Maya and the rest of the staff have an obvious affinity and skill with animals and show genuine care for every four legged friend who comes to stay.

As the holiday season approaches and many of us who live on the island are planning our Christmas getaways, now is the time to book your pets into their own resort for a holiday! Notoriously busy over this time of year, be sure to get in early and secure a place at Canggu Pet Resort for your puss or pooch before they are fully booked. Four legged friends of all shapes and sizes are welcome and you can leave the island for Christmas secure in the knowledge that your fur baby is safe and sound and living it up too! For details about kennel facilities, training and obedience services or to find out more about availability for their new rooms, contact Christine today on: 081 238 139 28 or email them at:


Making it Feel Like Christmas for the Whole Month @ Body Temple Spa

It might be the start of the silly season but Body Temple Spa has some serious specials to help you get into the spirit of Christmas. December can be a very social month with festive season tipples and end of year party dates piling up in your diary, so it’s important to look your very best for these big nights out.

All of those late evenings and Long Island Iced Teas can play havoc with our health but Body Temple can help you get in shape before Christmas and New Year’s Eve with their Green Tea Body Detox Treatment. Green tea is readily recognised for its slimming and detox benefits and this treatment is just the tonic you need before you set foot into the festive season fast lane!

This 90 minute treatment starts with a Green Tea Body Scrub to slough off dead skin cells and open pores in readiness for the Green Tea Body Wrap to follow. Warmly cocooned in your detox wrap, rest and relax while you enjoy some otic cleansing with an ear candle therapy from one of Body Temple’s experienced therapists. Detox treatment complete, you’re ready to hit the party scene, but before you step onto the dance floor, make sure your tips and toes are sparkling too.

Due to popular demand, Body Temple has extended their November Mani Pedi Super Special until the end of December. From 5pm daily, you can bring a friend or family member for some spa time and get two Sports or Classic mani/pedis for the price of one. I’m thinking Christmas red maybe…..?

Speaking of Christmas… If you are in a quandary over what to buy for that friend who has everything, select a Body Temple Spa gift card and get a present for yourself while you’re at it! It is Christmas time after all and the team from Body Temple Spa are certainly getting into the spirit of the season. Each gift card purchased for any treatment of 60 minutes or more comes with the gift of an oil burner complete with one of Body Temple’s signature essential oils. There’s another present ticked off someone’s wish list, or just keep this one for yourself!

The festive season is always a busy time on the calendar and with so many Christmas parties and end of year celebrations scheduled be sure to get in early and secure your spa appointments so you don’t run the risk of missing out before your big evening. Body Temple Spa is open from 10am ’til 8pm, 7 days a week for your convenience. Make an appointment by booking online at: , call them on: +62 361 4741019 or +62 361 8483939 or What’s App them on: +62 815 47626946 . Don’t forget Finns members are also entitled to discounts of up to 30%.