On the road again! Former President Barack Obama and his family jetted off to Bali for yet another vacation. The 55-year-old former president and his wife Michelle, 53, were joined by their two teenage daughters, Malia, 18, and Sasha,16, when they touched down in Indonesia for a 10-day visit, which will see them exploring the country Barack once called home.
VER GALERÍA Barack's two teenage daughters were seen wearing matching sarongs before entering the Tirtha Empul temple Photo: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
On Tuesday, Barack’s three leading ladies were seen sporting caps and matching yellow sarongs before heading into the Tirtha Empul temple at Tampaksiring Village in Gianyar. The Obamas, who arrived in Indonesia on Friday, June 23, didn’t just explore the new destination by land. Over the weekend, the ever-active former first family were in high spirits as they went whitewater rafting along the Ayung River near the Bongkasa village in Badung. During the adventure, the family wore matching red life jackets and yellow helmets.
Barack also took his family on a tour of the Jatiluwih rice fields in Tabanan, a UNESCO world heritage site that has breathtaking views across rolling rice paddies. The former first family, who has spent time in Neckar Island, Palm Springs and French Polynesia since January, are reportedly staying at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Ubud where they can enjoy fine dining, spa treatments and yoga classes.
VER GALERÍA Barack and his family are spending ten days in Indonesia Photo: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images
It is likely that they are based in the Royal Villa – the most exclusive villa at the resort – a secluded and palatial three-bedroom residence that has its own private swimming pool and stunning views of the Ayung River. They are set to enjoy the next few days in Bali before travelling to Jakarta, where the dad-of-two is scheduled to speak at the 4th Indonesian Diaspora Congress on Saturday.
VER GALERÍA The former first family is staying at the the exclusive Four Seasons Resort Bali Photo: fourseasons.com
Barack, who will be joined by his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, will also visit Yogyakarta, the city where his mother Ann Dunham did research for her work as an economic anthropologist. The Hawaii-native spent four years of his childhood living in Jakarta with his mom, stepfather Lolo Soetero and Maya between 1967 and 1971 and has previously described his life in Indonesia as "one long adventure."