Bali – Island of the Gods

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For decades this tiny Indonesian island has attracted travellers seeking sun, sand and surf in South East Asia, but there’s more to Bali than the beaches…
Recently voted ‘world’s best destination’ in the coveted TripAdvisor Traveler’s choice awards, Bali has successfully redefined itself as a complete holiday destination offering a winning combination of attractions, infrastructure and value.
Better accessibility into the island’s interior, along with a superb selection of resorts means that the cultural heartland of Ubud, the black beaches of Tembok along with vibrant rice terraces, lush rainforests and ancient temples can easily be integrated into a fortnight’s holiday. What’s more, air access is constantly improving, with some of the world’s leading airlines operating multiple daily flights and feverishly competing for your business with ever more competitive airfares. Add to this, great food, year round sunshine and a warm and welcoming culture for a combination that’s hard to beat.
Here’s our guide to the top spots in this Indonesian idyll and how to enjoy them…

 

NUSA DUA
Home to some of Bali’s best known hotels, this gated resort area offers beautiful white sand beaches, manicured gardens and sparkling clear waters. The beach promenade stretches the length of the resort and is the ideal place for a lovely stroll as it hugs the coast and connects with the nearby resort of Tanjung Benoa.

8 days / 7 nights from €1199
Including Return flights • Private transfers • 7 nights at a 4★ Nusa Dua hotel including breakfast
Includes 2 free nights – saving over €360 per couple

Add to the experience with a Balinese Cookery Class. Get a ‘taste’ for local life with a hands-on cooking course to learn traditional preparation techniques along with Balinese culture – from €68 per person

 

SANUR
This relaxed beachfront town offers a great selection of local shops and restaurants and is particularly popular with families thanks to the sheltered bay, ideal for swimming. Numerous cafés are dotted along the winding beachfront path offering the perfect place to pause and take in the view.

8 days / 7 nights from €1199
Including Return flights • Private transfers • 7 nights at a 3★+ Sanur Beach hotel including breakfast
Includes an early booking discount – saving over €100 per couple

Add to the experience on a Bali’s Countryside Activities tour. Explore the stunning landscapes of rural Bali on a light trek, participate in a cooking class and visit the holiest Hindu temple in Bali – from €127 per person

 

CANDI DASA
Found on the rugged east coast, this area offers peace and tranquillity, stunning landscapes and a traditional way of life. Local villages are easily accessible and there are many snorkelling spots a short drive away. If relaxation is the order of the day, this resort is the ideal place to get away from the crowds and simply enjoy the black sand beaches and peaceful scenery.

8 days / 7 nights from €1279
Including Return flights • Private transfers • 7 nights at a 4★ Candi Dasa hotel including breakfast
Includes 2 free nights – saving over €380 per couple

 

SEMINYAK
The most upmarket of the west coast beaches, this lively resort offers some of Bali’s best boutique shops, creative galleries and dozens of restaurants. The impressive beach is long and wide and far less crowded than nearby Kuta. Once the sun sets, this trendy and vibrant resort comes to life and is the place to see and to be seen.

8 days / 7 nights from €1599
Including Return flights • Private transfers • 7 nights at a 4★+ Seminyak hotel including breakfast
Includes 1 free night & a free upgrade to a Deluxe Studio – saving over €680 per couple

Add to the experience with our Coffee & Culture in Bali tour. Enjoy views over Bali’s rice terraces, a tour of a coffee plantation and a visit  to Nungnung waterfall – from €122 per person

 

TEMBOK
Situated on Bali’s tranquil northeast coast, the fishing village of Tembok is the perfect place to experience the rhythms and rituals of traditional life in rural Bali. With palm-fringed black sand beaches set against a dramatic backdrop of volcanic peaks, this area is a world away from the bustling resorts of the south.

8 days / 7 nights from €1649
Including Return flights • Private transfers • 7 nights at the 5★ Spa Village Resort, Tembok including full board
Includes 2 free nights – saving over €600 per couple

 

JIMBARAN BAY
This picturesque bay is famous for its beautiful sunsets, brightly painted fishing boats and a renowned selection of local seafood restaurants. With its crescent shaped white sand beach, romantic setting and low key nightlife, this area of southern Bali is an ideal place for a relaxing beach holiday.

8 days / 7 nights from €2849
Including Return flights • Private transfers • 7 nights at the 5★+ Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay including private plunge pool and breakfast
Includes 2 free nights & an early booking discount – saving €2670 per couple

Add to the experience with a tour of Bali’s Lakes & Hills. Explore Lake Bratan and some of Bali’s most iconic and photogenic temples, before a fascinating guided walk in the Jatiluwah Rice Terraces – from €83 per person

 

UBUD
Surrounded by stunning landscapes of terraced rice paddies and towering coconut trees, Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali and a few days here is an essential part of any visit. Best known for its arts and crafts, there are numerous workshops and galleries to pick up traditional handicrafts, whilst the nearby temples, palaces and excellent dining scene only add to the appeal.

Add 4 days / 3 nights from €349
Including Private transfers • 3 nights at a 4★ Ubud hotel including breakfast
Add to the experience with a Jungle Trek through the scenic Petanu valley stopping by waterfalls and hidden caves along the way – from €78 per person

 

See it all…
Can’t decide? Then why not try our comprehensive Bali Explorer Private Tour.

Discover sleepy fishing villages, exotic temples and the stunning mountain scenery of Bali’s lush green interior.

8 days / 7 nights from €2099
Including Return flights • Private car & driver and private guide • 7 nights hotel accommodation • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 3 dinners

 

 

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