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  • Villa Amrita: My New Favourite Luxury Villa in Ubud, Bali

    Villa Amrita: My New Favourite Luxury Villa in Ubud, Bali

    Jan 5, 2019 Bali, Indonesia

    We visited Villa Amrita, one of the best luxury villas in Ubud, Bali, and found out what it means to be treated like a celebrity. The villa staff were super friendly and helpful, carrying our luggage, getting us settled in, and giving us insider tips for …

  • 21 Things To Do In Bali With Teens

    21 Things To Do In Bali With Teens

    Dec 31, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    I recently spent a week with my niece (14) and nephew (15), and like most teenagers, they’d be happy to spend a week in a plush hotel with on-demand movies and a high-speed internet connection… But where’s the fun in that? Teen years are a period of disco…

  • Banyan Tree Ungasan: Is This Bali’s Leading Luxury Villa?

    Banyan Tree Ungasan: Is This Bali’s Leading Luxury Villa?

    Apr 23, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    There’s no shortage of villas in Bali. And there’s no shortage of luxury accommodation either. So when the Bali Tourism Awards recognised this particular property as Bali’s leading luxury villa in 2016, it cemented the stellar reputation of Banyan Tree Un…

  • Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Mulia Bali: The Best Beach Resort In The World?

    Apr 18, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    Mulia Resort in Bali opened its doors in 2012. Less than 1 year later it won the coveted Condé Nast Traveler USA - Readers' Choice Awards for #1 Beach Resort in the World. How does a brand new independent resort in an uber-competitive location like Bali i…

  • 41 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Ritz-Carlton Bali

    41 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Ritz-Carlton Bali

    Feb 26, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    There are some resorts that have to be seen to be believed. The Ritz-Carlton Bali is one of those places. I've tried describing my experience discovering this Indonesian paradise in written form, but now I'll step aside and let the pictures do the talking…

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

    Feb 25, 2018 Bali, Indonesia

    There are vacations, and then there are dreams that come true. Staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is one such dream. Combine a grand tropical vision of castles in the sky, world-class cuisine that's almost too good to eat, VIP treatment at every step, warm…

  • 8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    8 Ways The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa Will Wow You

    Nov 16, 2017 Bali, Indonesia

    What pops into your mind when you think of Bali? Is it the historic religious sites and cultural celebrations? Or stunning beaches offering ample activities for everyone in the family? The Holiday Inn Bali Benoa is the best of both worlds – offering the l…

  • Top Things To See & Do In Bali, For That Unforgettable Experience By Emily Barker

    Mar 18, 2016 Guest Blogs

    If you’re planning to go to Indonesia, then you definitely need to see Bali as well. This island and province is a small piece of paradise. With friendly locals, tasty local cuisine, lots of outdoor activities and places to hang out after sun set, Bali is…

  • Top 10 Foods You Must Eat In Bali

    Top 10 Foods You Must Eat In Bali

    Jun 25, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    Balinese food gets me excited every time we come back to Indonesia’s most popular holiday spot. I get excited about unpretentious flavours and time-tested spices that result in mouth-watering food that I just can’t get enough of. Next time you visit Bali …

  • How To Find The Perfect Holiday Villa in Bali

    How To Find The Perfect Holiday Villa in Bali

    Jun 10, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    We’ve stayed in 3 villas in Bali so far this year. Find out how we look for a relaxing villa in Bali and what features you need for your next holiday in Bali.

  • Canggu Club: 4 Reasons To Visit Bali’s Newest Attraction

    Canggu Club: 4 Reasons To Visit Bali’s Newest Attraction

    Jun 5, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    Bali continues to grow and surprise us every time we return. Canggu Club recently opened it’s doors to non-members and launched 4 new major facilities: a waterpark, kids club, indoor trampolines, and 10 pin bowling. Find out how it stacks up against Bali’…

  • Bali’s Best Sunday Brunch: Sheraton Serves Up Kuta’s Only Market Brunch

    Bali’s Best Sunday Brunch: Sheraton Serves Up Kuta’s Only Market Brunch

    Jun 2, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    This is possibly the best brunch I’ve ever had. But it’s only held once a week and you need to get in early. So find out everything you need to know about Kuta’s only market brunch.

  • Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort: Never Has A Hotel Done This

    Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort: Never Has A Hotel Done This

    May 29, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    Kuta feels like familiar territory to us. I realise it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and over the years the district has gained a reputation as a crowded tourist hotspot for Australians. But this trip was different. Kuta got its groove back thanks to the S…

  • Where To Stay In Bali – Best Locations By 10-Time Visitor

    Where To Stay In Bali – Best Locations By 10-Time Visitor

    May 27, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    Bali is our backyard. When we lived in Perth, Australia we would visit Bali several times each year, so we know what we’re talking about. Read our first-hand recommendations on where to stay in Bali.

  • Bali With Kids: Top 51 Things To Do

    Bali With Kids: Top 51 Things To Do

    May 26, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    We have visited Bali 10 times now and in no particular order, here’s our 51 favourite things to do in Bali with kids - from waterparks to zoos to pedicures. It's all here!

  • Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran: Best Rooftop Sunset

    Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran: Best Rooftop Sunset

    May 25, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran left me speechless. It’s not every day you visit a hotel that is decorated more tastefully than a millionaire’s Beverly Hills home. And not just any home, but the home of an avid art aficionado. Colours, shapes, and textures that…

  • 34 Gorgeous Photos of Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

    34 Gorgeous Photos of Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

    May 23, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    Jimbaran in Bali is known for fresh seafood, beautiful sunsets and luxurious resorts. Take a stroll with me around one of the most gorgeous resorts in the area, Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran. Be warned though. If you haven’t already booked a flight to Bali, t…

  • 5 Hotel Dining Experiences In Bali To Suit Your Mood

    5 Hotel Dining Experiences In Bali To Suit Your Mood

    May 22, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    There is something magical about food. When visiting a far-off destination food pulls you into that culture. It entices you to smile, sigh, and feel satisfied with your place in the world. It tells a story without words, and places emotion on a plate. Dis…

  • 5 Hotels in Bali To Suit Your Mood

    5 Hotels in Bali To Suit Your Mood

    May 20, 2015 Bali, Indonesia

    Bali offers a wide range of holiday experiences from heart-pounding adventure, to pure serenity and everything in between. We realised there truly is something for everyone… if you know where to look. So what style of holiday are you looking for? What’s y…

  • 5 Reasons Why I Hate Full Body Massage

    5 Reasons Why I Hate Full Body Massage

    May 14, 2015 Reflections

    My husband adores massages and there are not many days that go by in Bali where he is not off searching for his next $5 full body massage. I rarely go. Give me a pedicure or some foot reflexology, but I tend to avoid the full body massage. Is it a matter …

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