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Famous Jatiluwih Rice terraces on Bali during sunrise, Indonesia

Bali and Lombok

Visit these two islands for the perfect blend of beach and culture. Bali can be as busy and frenetic or as peaceful as one wants to make it. Lombok is really a place for relaxing and enjoying the unspoilt beaches.

If you can bear to leave the beach, visit the spiritual side of Bali. If money is no object, then stay at one of the Aman properties – some of the best of these world-renowned hotels can be found in Bali.

For an extended holiday, combine a stay in Bali with the ultimate sea safari aboard Tiger Blue, for a cruise around Indonesia’s remote Eastern islands or Alexa for the ultimate in private luxury.


Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Lone paddle boarder silhouetted against the orange sky as the sunsets in Jimbaran Bay.

Bali Sunset Paddle Boarding

Paddle board through Jimbaran Bays mangroves at sunset.

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View of a bicycle stood next to a rice paddy field with palm trees in the background.

Ubud Bike Tour

Cycle the paddy fields of Ubud on a bamboo bike.

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Beach Villa, Menjangan Resort, Menjangan Reserve, Indonesia

Explore Menjangan Island

Explore the less visited northwest of Bali and the small island of Menjangan, home to nature, shrines and some excellent snorkelling.

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View up a straight street with traditional buildings on either side in Penglipuran village on a cloudy grey day.


Visit the traditional, untouched village of Pengilpuran for a greater insight into traditional Balinese life.

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Mount Rinjani Volcano, Lombok, Indonesia

Mount Rinjanin Sunrise

Watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Rinjani in Lombok.

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Balinese kites fluttering over a field of grass.

Kite Making

Travel to the north of Bali, stopping at a local village to make a kite. A hobby enjoyed by locals from a young age, kite flying season runs from May to September.

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Pura Besakih, Bali, Indonesia

The Mother Temple

Spend a few peaceful hours at the ‘Mother Temple’ of Besakih or Pura Besakih in Eastern Bali.

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Rolled grey towel with a yellow frangipani flower infront of it and four white stones to one side.

Learn Balinese Massage

Learn the traditional art of Balinese massage at a peaceful spa retreat.

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Close up of a local person weaving Ikat fabric.

The Weaving Villages

Visit the Ikat weaving villages of central Bali where skilled weavers create exquisite textiles using traditional methods.

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Beach at sunset in Indonesia,Gili island

Explore The Gili Islands

Watch magical sunsets and snorkel in waters rich in marine life off the Gili Islands, a stone’s throw from Lombok.

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Our experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something to spark ideas for a unique adventure.

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list.

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Clare was terrific! At the last minute, I did a complete change of my plans, and she was incredibly graceful and positive about changing everything. The liveaboard she recommended was great. I thoroughly enjoyed--and appreciated--working with her.


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