Holidays - Aren't they the best! Months of anticipation, thinking about your well earned R&R and all the relaxing thing's you intend on doing while your in paradise.
That's most people......
Then there's the AvGeek! A holiday means flying, flying means aircraft, and aircraft means airports, AND airports means plane spotting!!
On a recent holiday in Bali, my wife and I spent a morning with a new friend (Peter) at the H Sovereign Hotel, conveniently located next to Ngurah Airport in Denpasar. So far as spotting locations go, this one ticks all the boxes and more.
Perched high on the 6th floor of the hotel, you have a full 360 degree view of the surrounding suburbs, and the eastern most end of Rwy 09/27. This itself is more the enough for an Avgeek.. But there's also a rooftop pool (and yes I literally did some photography waste deep in the pool at some stages, to cool down the tropical heat), and there's also a bar with a wonderful barkeep to bring you refreshing cool drinks the entire time.
This my friends, is luxury spotting.
As I understand it, you need to be staying at the hotel to enjoy these perks, but I'm sure if you asked nicely, they would accommodate (pardon the pun) your request!
I've attached some photo's from the session below.