Bali has been dubbed the “island of the gods” and many who have been there say that there is something truly magical about the island. There are so many things to see in Bali, from ancient temples to majestic mountains to long sandy beaches and lurid green rice fields. Whether it is a honeymoon or a family vacation that brings you to Bali, one thing is certain; the island will leave a mark on you.
Bali is a popular tourist destination and it receives a constant stream of travellers from all walks of life. While there is an abundance of cheap accommodation and food in Bali, the well-to-do traveller need not feel left out. Bali offers several luxurious and exotic accommodation and activities as well.
Indulgence is Key
If you are willing to splurge in Bali and are interested in only see the best that this beautiful place has to offer, then this checklist should be of some help.
Live Like a King
Here’s the good news. You can stay in a luxury hotel in Bali for the same price as a mid-range hotel in Australia! Some luxury hotels worth looking at are Amandari, located five minutes from Ubud, Intercontinental Resort Bali and Ayana Resort and Spa. Bali luxury villas are another alternative. Villas are popular amongst wealthy travellers as they offer space, privacy and the comforts of a home. A luxury villa invariably features a swimming pool, sundeck, semi-open living environment and a fully equipped kitchen. It is also a fantastic holiday option for families or for a couple seeking a romantic getaway. Villas have become increasingly popular and trendy and they can be found all over Bali. You may want to check out these villas before deciding where to stay – Novus Gawana, Villa Mahayani and Atas Ombak.
Aï¿½Double H – Health and Holiday
Combining health and tourism has become an attractive formula for tourists and why shouldn’t it be? A luxury Bali holiday simply isn’t complete without a spa treatment. Bali is well known for its tropical spas, traditional massages and holistic healing techniques. There are many spa spots on the island and most Bali resorts and hotels have spas in their compounds. Choose between the intimate luxuries of an internationally renowned resort of the modest, but no less enjoyable delights of a traditional Balinese day spa. Or do both!
Shop Till You Drop
Here’s a useful tip, head to Bali with an empty luggage. Large western-style shopping malls can be found all over Bali and the country is a great place to stock up on summer wear. If you’re a new homeowner, it might be a good idea to buy and ship furniture from Bali. If large shopping centres are not your things, head to Ubud where you’ll find many lovely and quirky boutiques. Some up market shops include Bong’s, PitheCan Thropus, Pusaka, Pura Vida and Biasa.
Why have dinner in Bali if you can afford to go on a dinner cruise? There are many travel agencies that offer these intimate, fine dining experiences so be sure to do some research before picking the one that best suits your needs… or wants. These cruises usually take three hours and offer a good spread of food and entertainment. They are truly a feast for your eyes and taste buds!