Plus Size Travel x Bali Nov '23

Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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Kirsty Leanne
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Nov 16 - 26, 2023
Group size: 9 - 9
Plus Size Travel x Bali Nov '23
Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Kirsty Leanne
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Nov 16 - 26, 2023
Group size: 9 - 9

About this trip

The Plus Size Travel x Bali trip is a group tour organised by Kirsty Leanne (@kirstyleannetravels).

 

With travel being so daunting for so many, we understand just how important it is to be with people who just *get it* when it comes to travelling in a larger body. 


That's why we want to create trips that act as a safe space for those that want to travel. 

When?

 The trip will run from 16th November 2023 until 26th November 2023. Depending on your flights, you may find it easier to arrive the day before. The trip ends at 11 am on the 26th, but you're welcome to leave earlier if you need to. 


If you do need to arrive earlier, we are happy to help you find a hotel to stay in the first night, as access to the hotel will not be available until the 5th. If that's you, pop us an email at plussizetraveltoo@gmail.com and we'll sort it for you!

So, what is included?

 

We wanted to plan an INCREDIBLE trip for you, so we've included some amazing activities alongside accommodation and transport throughout the trip. This is what you'll get included in your ticket price:

  • 5 nights in a luxury private room in Kuta (private room)
  • 5 nights in an Ubud Hotel next to all the action (private room)
  • Private minibus for the duration of the stay
  • Welcome Meal with drinks included
  • Floating Breakfast at the hotel (the PERFECT Insta photo)
  • A massage treatment and plus size friendly flower Bath at a much-loved Ubud Spa
  • A tour of Bali's temples and rice paddies tour with a local woman guide
  • Jewellery making with local Indonesian business
  • Pizza Party
  • Indonesian Cookery Class with experts
  • A visit to fat-friendly Bali swings and top Insta locations (including lunch)
  • Private Sound Healing Meditation
  • VIP Beach Club access with all food and drinks included
  • Golden Hour Session with a local photographer at the beach
  • Sunset drinks
  • A VIP goody bag and thank you for coming along
  • + lots more!

Please note: flights are not included. 


In total, you get 10 nights of accommodation, 5 breakfasts, 3 evening meals, one lunch and LOTS of awesome activities included. You also get drinks at the sunset bar and the VIP beach club. 


All other food and drink will not be included, however, Bali is very affordable and we will be stopping at some great local places along the way!


We will send a full itinerary with accommodation details to those that sign up but for safety reasons, we will not release this to the public. 

Refunds and Cancellations

All deposits are final and non-refundable.


If in the event of COVID-19 (or other extenuating circumstances) affecting the trip, the dates will be rearranged. If you can no longer make those dates, your deposit will be transferred to a future trip. 


Please make sure you have travel insurance to insure your flights and other travel arrangements you may need to make.

What’s included

  • 5 Nights Villa
  • 5 Nights Hotel
  • Included Activities
    (all listed above)
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 5 Evening Meals
  • 2 Lunches
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers

Itinerary

Day 1
Hotel Check-in and Welcome Meal

Today will be our first day! Check-in is at 2 pm so after dropping off our bags and freshening up, we'll meet for our first group meal. 


Your Organizer


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Kirsty Leanne
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Kirsty Leanne is a Plus Size Travel Blogger and the founder of the community website, Plus Size Travel Too. Her mission is simple, as she wants to help change the way travel looks, showing both brands and society that plus-size people really do travel too. In a community where plus-size travellers are made to feel unwelcome, Kirsty wants to inspire and advise people like her to make the most out of their own incredible travel experiences through her own journey, showing you how to travel both confidently and comfortably.

Reviews

TD
This was Kirsty's first time organizing a trip like this. Overall a wonderful experience. I think that there is also opportunity to grow from this and only make the next ones better. 1. The platform WeTravel - There were only two options for payment. Pay the deposit and then pay the balance by the deadline. I wish there was a feature to put amounts down between the time the deposit is paid and the final amount is due. It would be nice to be able to make installment payments prior to the final payment due date. 2. Everyone is coming to this adventure from different levels of travel experience. I liked the WhatsAp group that was set up. That was a good way to get to know people before hand. It makes sense that airport transfers are the responsibility of the traveler. Having two or three suggestions on who and how to book upfront as part of the package would be helpful. I understand there may be considerations around promotions or advertising, but where possible, explaining how to book, and what to expect upon arrival is very helpful. 3. Communication with the group is imperative. Take every opportunity to communicate what is happening, what to expect next. You will never be accused of overcommunication. This was lacking. There were times where information on start times were heard third hand and there was confusion on what one should expect. It is tempting to answer on individual person and then information spreads uncontrolled. Have a controlled and defined communications plan and don't deviate from that so all individuals get the information at the same time. The end of day summary that was sent out on whatsap on a couple of evenings was very good. Take this to another level. Communicate in more than one way and through more than one medium. I had heard from a couple of people it would be nice to have a end of day "newsletter". The day's highlights and what to expect and do for the next day. 4. Your role is a travel coordinator/travel experience leader. You are the go to person and the trusted support. Your trip is a working adventure. It's important to maintain that division. You are in charge. Your role isn't peer. You get to direct people if needed. You can't make everyone happy which is a crummy spot to be in sometimes. 5. The trip was very front end heavy with activities. It was nice to hit the ground running! I really enjoyed that. However, perhaps a better balance between free days and activity days across the trip would be nice. I felt like we didn't stop until near the end of the trip. Which can be good certainly! For me a one on one off might have felt better. 6. We spent a lot of time driving. Oh my goodness. I still can't wrap my head around a three hour drive to go 35 kms. Knowing what you know now, look for balance in that too so there isn't so much time spent in vehicles. It was overwhelming on one day. Overall Kirsty, the notes that I have provided in no way colour my experience. I had a wonderful time. It was so much fun. It is clear that you are on the path to creating something great. I know that you will take any feedback from any of the travelers and weigh it and consider it and only make your travel groups better and even more memorable. Congratulations on a very successful travel experience! Take care, Tracey
By Tracey D for Plus Size Travel x Bali '22 on 07 Dec, 2022
Hi Tracey! Thank you so much for your review, I’m so glad you had an amazing trip! I wanted to say that although I am there as a travel provider, I am also there to be people’s peer too. I’m sorry if that wasn’t understood when booking. I hosted these trips so people had a chance to travel with me and make friends - including with me. I was happy to make a friend in every single person that attended and wouldn’t have had it any other way, especially as I don’t think this impacted the organisation of the trip in any way :-) I know that on a few days timings changed, but this was due to things out of my control (ceremonies, weather, road closures etc) and so I communicated this info as soon as I had everything confirmed and in one place, as well as updating the group document with changes. If someone asked me a specific time while we were out and about, I would rather answer them there and then as they may have needed the information for their own personal plans etc I agree, the end of the night WhatsApp messages were fab and I’m glad you liked these too. I’ll be doing these in every group trip I run for sure :-) I’m sorry you were not happy with the amount of driving - unfortunately traffic in Bali is something I can’t control and in order to do the things on the itinerary we had to go from one place to another often. This is the nature of group trips like this one, in order to fit things in, you have to spend a bit of time driving. If there was an easier way to get from A to B, I’d have definitely done it! Bali traffic is something I’ll never get used to, haha! Finally, I am sorry you felt there was too much on the itinerary. There are several different types of group trips you can book onto, this was one that was quite on the go, balanced out with moments to relax (I.E the beach club, free days etc). All of this was detailed at the time of booking, with a list of what was included and a day by day idea of what we’d be doing. I agree that one of the quieter days became more jam-packed as we had to rearrange a few things due to rain, but when the group was asked everyone said they were okay with moving a few things to ensure we didn’t miss anything. I hope this answers any concerns you had about the trip! Thank you so much for coming along to the first one - it was so fab having you there!! ❤️🥰
By Kirsty Leanne on 07 Dec, 2022
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