Bali has long been a favoured destination for Australian travellers looking for the perfect beach escape. Beyond the Bintang and Nasi Goreng lies some hidden, luxurious gems that are guaranteed to enrapture you and have you promptly planning your next Balinese escape.
Embracing the eco lifestyle, Bambu Indah sits cohesively in the natural environment, employing sustainable measures to ensure their impact on the land is minimal. Their accommodation is like no other you have experienced before, with the luxuriously appointed boutique hotel utilising antique bridal homes built by native Indonesians over 100 years ago that have been lovingly restored. The true wow factor comes from the hotels natural pools, which are nestled in dense jungle overlooking the Ayung River. You could easily pass the day floating around, soaking in all that the natural area surrounding Bambu Indah has to offer.
Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas
Sometimes when you travel, you encounter a place that renders you speechless. When you stay at the Adiwana Dara Ayu Villas, you can expect this reaction every time you open your window, look out across their spectacular infinity pool onto the terraced rice fields and the lush jungle that surrounds the resort. Offering a variety of experiences for guests, our picks are a floating breakfast in the infinity pool, the traditional market tour cooking class and the bicycle tour, which allows you to ride amongst the rice fields and green hills, showing you a part of Bali many do not get to see.
For the adventurers that prefer to shy away from areas frequented by tourists, the island of Nusa Penida is the place for you. Considered an “off-the-beaten-track” destination, the island is largely untouched and has a variety of unique sights and experiences that make it well worth chartering a boat to see. For those who love to trek, you will not be disappointed with the abundance of tracks that can take you from the hills to the beaches with a few waterfalls to admire along the way. As most travellers come to Bali for their unforgettable beaches, Atuh beach, Kelingking beach and swimming with manta rays at the appropriately named Manta Bay are just three of the many beautiful places for you to dive into.
The Villas at Ayana Resort and Spa
For the ultimate luxurious Bali getaway, it is difficult to go past the Ayana Resort and Spa. This cliff-top destination boasts everything you could possibly desire, including a 24-hour butler and private pool when you stay in one of their sumptuous villas. If you enjoy pool hopping, you can leave the intimate confines of your villa and sample the resorts 12 other swimming pools, each set into the cliff with views over the Indian Ocean. The ultimate experience at the resort is a visit to the Thermes Marins Bali Spa, which boasts possibly the most unique spa location in the world. Set on the rocks above the crashing waves you may believe that you are on an island all to yourself as you indulge in their signature treatment, the Diamond Miracle, lulled by the sounds of the waves below and the intoxicating scent of the sea air.
Talk to our travel advisers to start planning your next Bali break.