Evoke your wanderlust fantasies with Indonesia’s rich and painfully gorgeous visual paradise: Bali. Besides its rich heritage influenced by the Indian and Chinese culture, this tropical island plays host to some of the best rice paddies, fascinating temples, idyllic beaches and exquisite designer hotels. Detox at the Como Shambhala Estate, surf at the Padang Padang beach or simply party at the Gili Islands, Bali should be next on your holiday radar!
What makes Bali really charming is the fact that it appeals just as much to the 'I-want-to-find-myself' crowd as it does to the 20-something party goers. If your holiday demands dazzling new levels of comfort and sophistication, then head straight to Nusa Dua's extraordinary calibre of luxury accommodation. With its flawless private beaches, breathtaking palm trees and warm, beautiful blue waters, it's the perfect place to enjoy the coconut-drenched days and spectacular views.
Although, the real experience lies in living like a local. Think Eat, Pray, Love and treat yourself to new adventures on a bike through rice paddies and green volcanic landscape in Ubud. There are also plenty of ancient temples that have now become the island's most iconic landmarks. Deinitely visit the postcard temple, Tanha Lot. Its has the most unique offshore setting and gorgeous sunset. Then there's also Uluwatu temple, Goa Gajah and Ulun Danu Berta for soaking up the culture. No trip to Bali would be complete without an unforgettable beach experience. Head to Kuta beach for surfing, Sanur beach for swimming and Balangan beach for a secret hideaway!
This absolute heaven-on-earth island has every kind of dining and drinking experience that you and your palette can only imagine. After you are done grazing your way into every vegan/vegetarian cafe in Ubud, head to Metis for a masterful combination of French Mediterranean cuisine. This restaurant not only features Bali's most elegant setting but has impeccable service. For party lovers, the Potato Head Beach Club is a no-brainer. Make sure you get there around midday to secure a tent and enjoy those delicious cocktails until the sun goes down. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, then Rock Bar at the Anaya Resort is your ultimate destination!
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