Today’s deal review is a follow up on yesterday’s review, “Lovey Dovey Bali”. We received feedback from our beloved readers asking us about which deal to buy as they are so many Bali vacation deal around! Thus, for today’s deal review, we will be comparing 5 Bali vacation deal which is currently still ongoing (when this post is written), and telling you which one is ADL’s recommendation!
These 5 Bali vacation deals are being published at 4 different deal sites. Namely, Outlet, AllDealsAsia, LiveOffCoupon and JuzToday. ADL always advocate to our readers that it is always important and good to compare deals across different deal sites to find out which is the best deal before purchasing it. However, we too understand that this process of researching and comparing is really hard, especially when the deals are on different sites! Thus, to keep in simple for you, we have summarize the details of these 5 details in the table below so that at one look, you will know what does each deal offers!
What ADL says
Now we will go on to analyse these deals and tell you which deal to buy! Firstly, we would like to point out that out of these 5 deals, the accommodation for the $499 deal by Outlet and the $359 deal by AllDealsAsia are villas while the accommodation for the other 3 deals are suites. Due to the this difference, we shall do our comparisons for these 2 groups of deals differently.
Let us first begin by comparing the villa deals. The deal by Outlet costs $499, and the deal by AllDealsAsia costs $359. A difference of $140. This difference is accounted for by a 0.5 rating better in hotel, daily high tea, butler service and bus charter. In our opinion, we feel that all these additional perks and benefits are rather redundant. For instance, lets look at the daily high tea which is available from 3 to 5pm daily. Most likely from 3pm to 5pm, one will be out visiting the island, shopping etc. Seldom do people stay at the resort between this period of time to enjoy high tea right… True enough, there is the 24 hour on-call bulter service and the mini bus charter. But we don’t really feel that all these additional perks justify for an additional $140. Whats more, the $359 deal by AllDealsAsia offers a romantic dinner by the pool; one thing which the other deal do not have.
In conclusion, for this Bali Vacation deals competition, the winner for the villa category is….
Couples Special: $359 instead of $731 for a 3D2N Stay in 1 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool at Nunia Boutique Private Villas, Seminyak (Bali). With 2 Hours Spa + Candlelight Dinner + 2-Way Airport Transfer
Next up, we will compare the three suites deals by Outlet, LiveOffCoupon and JuzToday respectively. Before we continue from here, we would like to point out that the two $319 deal by LiveOffCoupon and JuzToday are essentially the same (Food For Thought: same deal different site, who would you buy from?).
After comparing the deals, we feel that the deal by Outlet one is better among the three because of a few reasons stated below.
- The resort by Outlet’s deal in question has a higher TripAdvisor rating (by 0.5).
- Outlet’s deal consists of complimentary 15min massage.
- Outlet’s deal has an additional hour of SPA treatment.
- Outlet’s deal comes with complimentary items.
True enough, the deal by Outlet costs $40 more. But in our opinion, $40 more for the above additional perks and benefits, is more than worth it.
In conclusion, for this Bali Vacation deals competition, the winner for the suite category is....
Outlet: $359 instead of $760, 53% off 3D2N Stay in Suite with Private Jacuzzi at Kamuela Villa & Suites, in Sanur, Bali. Includes Daily Breakfast + 1 Dinner + 2-Hour Spa Treatment + 15 Minutes Massage + 2-Way Airport Transfer.
Note: Do take note that what we said above are as what the ADL team feels. Feel free to heed our advise and analysis, but it is definitely not mandatory
Thats all we have today! Hope this deal comparison is useful for anyone who wishes to visit Bali! Have a good weekend!
PS: all the above deals are valid till 31 Mar 2012. Which means… You can buy them to use it for next year’s Valentine’s Day!
Click here for Nusa Dua Retreat Boutique Villa Resort & Spa review
Click here for Kamuela Villa & Suites review
Click here for Nunia Boutique Private Villas review
Click here for Astana Kunti Suites & Villas review
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