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.


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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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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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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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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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Where to stay

Some of the wonderful places to stay that we frequently recommended.

Nirjhara £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Boutique

Contemporary architecture using locally sourced recycled wood and natural stone, Nirjhara fosters a truly sustainable yet stunningly stylish stay. A haven of peace balanced by the relaxing sound of Nirjhara’s waterfall and up and coming Kendung. With only 25 villas and suites, filled with locally crafted furniture and a few moments from Bali’s sacred Tanah Lot temple, Nirjhara encapsulates the essence of this spiritual island.

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Amankila £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Mount Agung provides a dramatic backdrop for Amankila, a secluded resort overlooking the Lombok Strait. The 33 spacious stilted villas offer exceptional views from their hillside locations amongst frangipani and bougainvillea. Guests can relax around the signature three-tiered pool or at the Beach Club on Amankila’s black sand beach. What separates Amankila from other luxury Bali resorts is that it is situated in Karangasem, one of Bali’s most traditional regencies. Amankila also offers easy access to untouched rural countryside, local crafts and the region’s royal past.

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Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali is a luxury resort with a simple and unpretentious style. The 63 cottages and villas, with private gardens and some with pools, offer refined luxury and sea views, sitting on the white sands of Jimbaran Bay. The most sought-after rooms are the 21 deluxe pool villas, which feel like a private home. The airport can be seen in the distance, but this doesn’t distract from the location.

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Capella Ubud £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Tented Camps

Capturing the spirit of an 1890s European settlers camp, Capella Ubud is made up of 22 extravagantly individual tented suites and lodges, each with its own private salt-water pool. Conjuring up an atmosphere of adventure and seclusion the rooms offer views of the rainforest, rice terraces, river and valleys.

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Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Beach and Island Escapes

The Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay is made up of 156 thatched Balinese villas set into the lush hillside. All are elegantly styled and most have private pools. Located on a long stretch of beach in Southern Bali – local seafood shacks dot the sand and the hotel itself has a choice of three restaurants. With three swimming pools, a spa and a range of excellent activities on offer this beachfront resort is great for friends, families and couples.

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COMO Uma Ubud £££££

  • Indonesia
  • Boutique

Uma Ubud is set among rice terraces overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley close to Bali’s cultural heart. The 46 rooms and suites are all furnished with light fabrics, each with its own garden and some with pools – the property is a stylish and sun-filled hideaway. Uma Ubud is not just about its abundant style but more a sanctuary, allowing guests to indulge in a haven of peace and spirituality accompanied by fantastic food and one of Bali’s best spas.

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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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