While Bali has seen an influx of tourists in recent years, travelers who are willing to go off the beaten track can still find its hidden charms. Other than Nepal, Bali is the only other Hindu-majority region outside of India, and is home to a fascinating culture which blends a variety of influences. In terms of activities, Bali is a versatile destination; visitors can find a variety of pursuits, including trekking, surfing, diving, and rafting, or cultural pastimes, such as dance, cuisine, music, and textiles. Among Bali's gems are the Taman Ujung, a palace constructed to dazzle and awe foreign notables, and which features eclectic, diverse design influences; hikes along lush, emerald-green rice terraces; and sampling Bali's polyglot culture, particularly its famous, native dance.
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Spend 13 days taking in the best Indonesia has to offer on this luxury journey. Immerse yourself in Bali’s fascinating culture, learning about rice planting and snakefruit farming, walk alongside the fearsome Komodo dragon in its natural habitat, and explore the ancient architecture of Yogyakarta on this incredible journey.
- 13 days / 12 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $17,800
Explore the town of Ubud, the heart and cultural soul of Bali. This quick and easy 5-day getaway to the lush island of Bali takes you to its verdent rice paddies and ends on the beach.
- 5 days / 4 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,000
Island-hop from the bustling island nation of Singapore to the many islands of Indonesia, on this exciting 13-day luxury tour. You’ll capture the Singapore cityscape from atop Marina Bay Sands, raft down the Telaga Waja river in Bali, hunt for dragons on Komodo island, and explore the ancient ruins of Yogyakarta.
- 12 days / 11 nights
- Per Person Per Day
- Enquire for price.
Travel 14 days in sheer luxury aboard your private jet to some of the most hidden corners of Indonesia. You’ll explore the ancient Borobudur in Yogyakarta, spot orangutans in Borneo, marvel at traditional burial grounds in Tana Toraja, enter the secret lairs of the Komodo dragon, and stay in luxury Indonesia hotels.
- 14 days / 13 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $127,100
Let a private jet whisk you away on a thrilling 10-day journey through Indonesia’s remarkable history. You’ll fly in style to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Yogyakarta, orangutan rehabilitation grounds in Borneo, the traditional village of Kete Kesu in Tana Toraja, and to your luxury hotel in the cultural center of Ubud.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $83,600
All fine things in life deserve time. Indonesia is no exception, and after a whole month of this epic journey, you'll want even more. Fly, ride, drive and boat your way around, stopping off to say hi to the inquisitive orangutans of Borneo, hiking past the dragons of Komodo Island and navigating the majestic volcanoes of Java.
- 31 days / 30 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $24,400
Located on a clifftop plateau on the Bikut Peninsula on Bali’s southern coastline, the Alila Villas Ululwatu was designed by the award-winning Singapore architecture firm WOHA using environmentally sustainable principles, including water conservation and recycling and the use of local stone, wood, rattan and other raw materials. The luxury property, which opened in 2009, is the recipient of the prestigious Green Globe “Best Practice Building, Planning and Design” certification. Its 84 sea-view, private-pool villas feature contemporary Balinese accents along with such amenities as 24-hour butler service, wireless Internet and flat-screen satellite TVs. The resort has a 24-hour fitness center with yoga and pilates studio, while the Spa Alila features a variety of massage, skin and hair treatments. Dining includes the contemporary décor and western cuisine of CIRE and authentic Indonesian and Balinese dishes at Warung. Alila Villas Uluwatu is approximately 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Amandari welcomes you to stay in central Bali at its 30-suite luxury property designed to resemble a traditional Balinese-style village with coconut wood posts, Javanese marble and volcanic stone. The suites come with a private garden, courtyard and outdoor sunken marble bath. The open-air restaurant serves Indonesian and Western cuisine with views of the lush gorge. Amenities at Amandari include a swimming pool, fitness center with state-of-the-art machines, private outdoor yoga classes, tennis courts and a library. Wi-fi is available in all rooms and public areas.The spa is surrounded by a lotus pond and has a beauty room, sauna, steam room and two bales (gazebos) for outdoor treatments. Amandari is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Denpasar Airport (DPS) in Bali.
Amankila is perched on a cliff overlooking Lombok Strait and the private beach just below the resort. The 34 thatched-roof suites have walkways that wind through vegetation, attaching them to restaurants and public areas. The restaurant overlooks the pools and the sea and serves Western and Indonesian cuisine; private dining in the suites is available all day. Amankila’s Beach Club is located at the base of the cliff where there is a large pool in addition to the three-tiered pool on the cliff side. The club offers a range of activities; windsurfers, kayaks, boogie boards and Hobie cats are all available for use. Yoga classes are available at the Beach Club, or taught privately in your suite. There is no fitness center and no business center, however wi-fi is available in all rooms and public areas. The spa offers beauty and Balinese massage treatments on the beach, hidden away among coconut trees, in your suite or in a massage pavilion. The resort is one hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).
COMO Shambhala Estate is a haven of wellness situated in the heart of Ubud. The Estate is the flagship property of the COMO Shambhala brand and offers the services of a wide variety of health professionals, including a nutritionist, naturopath, Ayurvedic doctor, physiotherapist, as well as fitness, yoga and pilates instructors. The property’s spacious rooms and suites have a host of amenities including direct dial telephones, Internet access, satellite TV, a DVD player, CD player, electronic safe, private bar, and COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities. Hotel amenities are equally plentiful: indoor and outdoor fitness centers, a natural spring that feeds into Kedara garden, which has four treatment bales and other relaxation areas, lap and hydrotherapy pools, a full-service business center, Ojas, the Sanskrit word for “essence of life” and the name for the Estate’s principal treatment area, a yoga pavilion, pilates studio, rock climbing wall, tennis courts and two restaurants.
A stay at COMO Uma Ubud Bali in the beautiful, green Balinese countryside guarantees peace and relaxation. From its location amidst rice fields, to its services and amenities, guests are sure to unwind in this tranquil oasis. Just a short drive from Ubud, famous for its artists and culture, the hotel offers a free shuttle bus service and the knowledgeable staff can arrange tours and treks for guests to explore the local area. After a day of hiking, rafting or watching cultural shows, guests can return to their beautiful accommodation at Uma. The 46 suites and rooms are perfectly in keeping with the gorgeous natural surroundings whilst being tastefully decorated and equipped with all the mod cons. Dining too is a delight at Uma, from the rustic Italian cuisine at Uma Cucina to the seasonal local menu at Kemiri. What’s more, the poolside bar serves up tasty cocktails.
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Bali has over 3,000 hotels scattered all over the compact but diverse island of over 6 million people. There are many different regions of Bali, and figuring out which areas and hotels to choose is confusing at best. Here’s our guide.