Pisang Goreng – fried bananas served with palm sugar syrup, honey, flaked coconut or vanilla ice-cream
Silk Scarves at Ubud Art Market
Bali Safari and Marin Park
Explore The Legian, Goa Gajah Caves
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Where you stay can set the tone right for the rest of your holiday. Given its reputation as one of the most preferred holiday destinations for luxury travellers, Bali is home to some of the best luxury hotels, resorts and retreats in the world. If you are looking for the perfect combination of plushness, indulgent features, sophisticated aesthetics coupled with the exotic charm of the East, this nifty selection of the best luxury hotels in Bali will set you up for a great holiday experience.
Situated in Bali’s famous ‘Valley of Kings’, the Viceroy Bali is a family-run resort comprising 25 luxurious villas, complete with private pools. Given its unique blend of comfort and privacy, this tropical getaway is a hot favourite among international travellers, especially honeymooners. Each villa here is dotted with cosy outdoor spaces, that open up to breathtaking views of the surrounding valley. In addition to these well-appointed villas, the resort also has an infinity pool, a helipad for direct transfers from the Bali airport, an in-house spa overlooking the Petanu River Valley, and poolside gazebos to laze around in after a day of hectic sightseeing.
Another cosy yet luxurious haven in Ubud, Bali’s famed artistic and spiritual centre, is The Purist Villas and Spa. The property comprises 17 tastefully designed luxury villas that resonate warmth and a prevailing sense of tranquillity. The resort is designed to offer guests a panoramic view of Bali’s rich natural surroundings from the pool and restaurant areas. The villas that come with a private garden, most of them furnished with a private pool, are strategically constructed to offer guests uninterrupted views of sprawling rice fields, along with a sneak-peek into local rituals and cultural activities. The mix of modern architecture with reflections of Balinese traditions instantly appeals to one’s aesthetic sensibilities. The Purist also has a dedicated spa and yoga wing where guests can indulge in some much-needed relaxation and pampering.
The Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali is situated in the Nusa Dua resort area in southern Bali, and is strategically located to offer a mesmerizing view of the Indian Ocean, as well as the famous Mirage Gardens. The facility boasts of 301 rooms and suites, each sumptuously appointed to reflect the vibe of the Island of Gods. During your time here, don’t forget to treat your taste buds to the themed dinners that serve up some delectable offerings from Asian, European and Australian cuisines. The Grand Mirage is perfect for a family holiday, with a range of recreational activities, club area and a pool for children. This beachfront hotel is everything you need to combine luxury with leisure.
Imagine a lush green 18-hole golf course situated bang on a white sandy beach. Well, that’s exactly what the Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort has in store for you. Sprawled over a 103-hectare stretch in Tabanan, West Bali, away from the humdrum of island life, this resort has breathtaking written all over it. The rooms, suites and villas on the property have been designed to offer guests a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean and the famous Tanah Lot Temple. Privacy, pampering and leisurely pursuits are the focus of hospitality services of this resort, and you can expect to be spoilt silly during you stay here. Take a dip in the cascading swimming pools or treat yourself to a traditional Balinese massage at the in-house spa.
One of the best things about The Camakila Legian Bali is its location. The hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Legian Beach and at an ideal distance between Seminyak and Kuta, making it perfect for tourists who want to spend their holiday exploring the best of Bali. The property, with its lagoon pool and beachfront infinity pool, is also a delight for those whose idea of a vacation is to relax and not do much. That’s not all. The Seminyak and Kuta, making it perfect for tourists who want to spend their holiday exploring the best of Bali. The property, with its lagoon pool and beachfront infinity pool, is also a delight for those whose idea of a vacation is to relax and not do much. That’s not all. The Camakila is a heavenly destination for food lovers as well, offering a spread of Southeast Asian, Western and other World cuisines. A well-stocked bar, in-house spa, poolside lounger and a fully-equipped fitness centre are also part of the package. It. therefore goes without saying that the Camakila has something in store for everyone.
With your choice of hotels in Bali sorted out, you can get down to the business of planning your trip down to last detail, unless you prefer being spontaneous on holidays. In that case, just book your tickets, pack your bags and go!
A journalist by profession, Arushi has ventured into freelance writing to be able to do the two things she loves doing most – writing and spending time with her bundle of joy. When not writing, she likes to be in the company of books and food, or hitting the road to explore new places.