Absolute disaster - broken jet skis
Do not go here...ever! Two broken jet skis and Banana boat ride too short. No partial refund/goodwill even offered by staff. Just lies!
24 Oct 2017
Dont do the horseriding
wanted to do the horseriding with swimming. I know that horses which are used for touristic horseriding are not always well treated, and I wouldn t have chosen this place but it was recommended by someone so I decided to go there. They didnt ask me anything ( like if I have any riding expirience) and one of the staff told me that "the horse guide" will pick me up. (I thought to bring me to the stables) In fact a guy came with a horse. At this point I aleady noticed that something went terribly wrong. I could barely close the helmet, the saddle was very uncomfortable and the horse was a really poor thing. First it was very scared, the guide tried to calm the horse down. As a expierenced rider i didnt care much about the nervousity but I was glad that my boyfriend (who has no expierence) decided to do the seawalking and not to join me.We went to a lake and the horse didnt want to go in so the guide tried to pull it in.. I asked him to stop. After a few more minutes back on our way I decided to get down. I preferd walking. I tried to have some conversation with the guy but he speaks only a few words in English. A conversation was not possible, he ask me if I am tired because I didnt want to keep on riding..When we went back he started to appolgize for the "bad" horse. I told him that the horse is not in a good condition and I told him about the horses in my country, he said he was sorry. It was not a long ride but a long walk (no cantor nor galopp..not a happy horse.) Back in the golden beach club i told them.about my bad expierience but there was no option to get my 99$ back. Poor horse and I can t recommend to do the horseriding there- maybe it is different concernig other activities except the horseriding.I will never come back.
11 Sep 2017
Gold Island - Swim with sharks
I went to Gold Island to do the swim with sharks experience. The sharks are kept in one place which is way to small for the animals. I absolutely felt sorry for these amazing animals! I also have to say that the people working at the Gold Island Beach Club were not as friendly as the rest of the nice people I met in Bali. Only the man who joined me in the water with the sharks was a great guy. Plus I booked and paid for swiming with sharks option 2, which included a turtle education centre, but I never got that part of my trip. If you want to meet sharks and go snorkeling with them: Plan your trip with BaliSharks! I did that after my experience with Gold Island because I hoped for a better experience and oh yes, I had a better day! For more infomation read my review for BaliSharks.
13 Apr 2017
Gold Island Beach Club
Jl. Tukad Punggawa No. 238x, Bali, Indonesia