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Bali holidays introduction...
Bali’s reputation as a paradise Island is fairly unsurpassed,
though it is worthwhile exploring the centre and north of the island to find
total seclusion. The standard of accommodation is unquestionably one of the
highest in the world and new resorts are always springing up, raising the bar
even higher. Traditionally, Bali has a reputation as a beach holiday
destination, or to chill in the chic hill resort of Ubud, but it also has plenty
to see and do, aside to pampering and soaking up the sun, should you want to
Ubud offers a fine art scene and other creative work such as local handicraft,
and generally has a very relaxed vibe and cafe culture, not dissimilar to Chiang
Mai 25 years ago. The area is beautifully lush and you can absorb the views of
tiered paddy fields that are some of the finest in Asia as you wend your way up
towards the town. For a little more action, you can indulge in some white water
rafting, in the same area, and the Ajung river will actually take you right past
some of Ubud’s most exclusive resorts perched high on the banks above.
there’s Tanah Lot, the temple built in the 1500’s just off the west coast.
Surrounded by water at high tide, it is quite a sight. North Bali offers a
different side of Bali, away from the more popular south and you can see
plantations growing vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cloves, and even wine grapes.
Near the village of Banjar is a popular hot spring where you can take a bath in
the natural pond. Visit Lovina’s black beach before you pass the old capital of
Singaraja on the way to Git Git, famous for its multi-tier waterfall. Kintamani
volcano is another spectacular sight, and you can cross the crater lake of this
still active volcano.
Last but not least are Bali’s beaches, the bulk of which stretch all the way up
the west coast. Starting in Jimbaran in the south, with its fantastic beach
seafood shacks barbecuing their food over burning coconut shells, through
buzzing Kuta to the luxury resorts of Legian and Seminyak, the beach just keeps
on going. Dotted along it are not only some of the finest beach hotels in Asia,
but also some of the finest restaurants. La Luciola, Gado Gado and the
incredibly chic Hu’u restaurant/bar/club are 3 of many fine dining options but
although they are the top of the tree, they won’t break the bank.
Ultimately you can make your Bali holiday as active or inactive as you like, but
it’s great to have the choice. We can also arrange bespoke tours to the
neighbouring island of Java.
If you require any further information about any of the destinations or hotels
please do not hesitate to contact us. Why not combine 2 or more
destinations/countries for a really memorable experience.
- Anantara Seminyak
- The Legian (Nathan's recommendation)
- Samaya Villas
- The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah
- The Maya Resort
- Samaya Ubud
- Spa Village Resort
- Waka Ganagga Resort
- Matahari Beach Resort & Spa
From one Director to another; Oliver quizzes
Nathan all about Bali...
Why did you choose Bali for your honeymoon?
After looking at a range of countries it was apparent that summer
is a difficult time to choose an exotic honeymoon destination. After scouring
the globe I discovered Bali, an area we both hadn't been to and were intrigued
to visit having a previous passion for the Far East.
What surprised you
about the island?
The island does
really have something special about it. The charm of the people, the luxury
comfort of the hotels, plus the combination of this with traditional rustic
How do you get
As it is a 15 hour
flight I recommend combining it with an Asian city such as I did with
Singapore. Singapore Airlines offer fantastic connections and excellent
service. From London they use the new A380 on
certain flights which was a great experience.
Who does Bali
A wide variety of
travellers from couples of all ages looking for history, quality service and
very comfortable surrounds. Some of Asia’s best hotels are now in Bali and can
easily be combined as part of a multi centre
destination with chic inland areas such as the town of Ubud, one of filming
locations for the film ‘Eat Pray Love’.
What else is
there to do than the beach?
cultural inland areas, temples, wildlife including an excellent elephant reserve
and spa retreats there is much more to do than sit on the beach.
The food was some of
the best I have ever had in Asia. The resort of Seminyak has some of the islands
best restaurants and offers a wide of cuisine from Balinese, Asian to seafood
and international food, all tastes are catered for.
How do you get
around the island?
We found the best way
and the most economical was hiring a driver for the day. This was great value
for money and comfortable and would show us around the island pointing out
highlights along the way.
How did this
compare to other holidays?
It really was the
trip of a lifetime, just as I imagined. The choice of accommodation was
fantastic for us, it gave us a great combination of city and relaxation. Having
our own private pool villa in Bali was a real added
luxury and comes very highly recommended for anyone looking for privacy and
“In Summary, Bali is a great option for those
looking for a far away romantic island during our summer months, very much
Photo’s taken by Nathan and his newlywed wife Kelly during their honeymoon on
the island of Bali.
THE LEGIAN - BALI HOLIDAY SPECIAL
This beachside resort is a haven of good old fashioned luxury with 67 rooms in
all, offering a whopping 99m2 as the smallest size room, going up to a
gargantuan 364m2 for the Legian suite. There is even one more room that
surpasses that, the private beach house set in its own gardens with a 16 metre
pool, 2 day beds, 4 sun beds (so you don’t have to move with the sun), a private
butler and, the icing on the cake, assistance at customs on landing before they
whisk you by private helicopter directly to the resort.
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