In 2018 we traveled to a Pearl Farm in Indonesia. We called this our Bali Pearls Trip!
So Much to See
It was so FUN! My friend Maryse was so excited we had chosen to visit the farm she works with! We couldn’t resist! I had always wanted to check out Bali and the pearl farm was only a few islands away on Flores! Do you know what else was close by? The Komodo Dragon National Park!
So, it was pretty much a nonstop adventure!
We traveled June 15-June 22nd, flying from Detroit to Korea and onward to Bali. It was the flight with the best times and least layovers.
When we got to Bali we spent a few nights in the Seminyak area. There we enjoyed gorgeous accommodations, fabulous beaches and delicious restaurants! It helped ease us into the area (and helped us recover from our flights). Bali is such a special island!
The pearl farm hatchery is on the north shore of Bali. Although we spent a day exploring temples and sites on the island, we decided to skip the trip to the hatchery and just visit the farm.
Onward to Flores
After a couple of days of adjusting, we jumped a flight to Flores Island to our amazing beachside accommodations. I then hired a boat to take us the two hour journey to the site of the pearl farm on Labuan Bajo.
I think I laughed more than I ever have in my life. It was a blast! And, oh, the pearls!!
In Indonesia they culture the South Sea Pearl in the classic silvery white color. These pearls and large and beautiful. And the silvery tone and size is what really distinguishes them from the typical white counterparts, especially freshwater pearls. These pearls are the same ones cultured in Australia.
We had a ball trying on these pearls, known as the Queen of All Gems!
And then we played dress up with our purchases!