BALI TRAVEL GUIDE

Story by Travel + Leisure

Bali has been a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world, but especially Australians and Americans, for the past few decades. As a result, the island is well accustomed to meeting the needs of international tourists. Travel + Leisure’s Bali travel guide will help you make the perfect trip to see Bali’s ancient and natural wonders.

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Bali is full of high-end hotels that effortlessly blend Balinese culture with modern, state-of-the-art amenities. Service standards are exceptional on the island, from the smallest family-run hotel to the most lavish resorts, and competition is tight.

Alila Manggis
Yoga practitioners and nature buffs flock to the volcanic-sand shore of Alila Manggis, an hour east of the trendy Seminyak beach resorts and adjacent to Mount Agung, an active volcano considered Bali’s most sacred peak. All 55 rooms face the Bali Sea and overlook a lush central garden with coconut trees, white frangipani, and pink bougainvillea—the setting for the resort’s complimentary yoga sessions (all levels are welcome). The rooms, with batik accents, are set in two-story thatched houses that surround a palm-fringed pool; each has its own shaded private terrace. One excursion to request: ask the resort to arrange a traditional jukung fishing boat to take you out on the water before the crack of dawn to watch the sunning sunrise over Lombok Island.

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Alila Seminyak
A more upscale alternative to the boisterous bar and clubbing resort of Kuta, Seminyak has stylish cafes, bars, restaurants, chic shops, and a wide expanse of white sandy beach. The Alila Seminyak is the brand’s newest hotel in Bali, with a modern design, tropical plants lining the open-air public spaces, and an ancient temple. The 240 modern rooms and suites are designed to maximize space, with wide mirrors fitted on the opposite side of the rooms and well-sized balconies with unobstructed sea views. The hotel’s Beach Bar is the perfect relaxed spot to watch the sunset, and offers specially paired canapés and cocktails from 5pm to 7pm.

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QUILA, AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

Story by What’s New Bali

Satisfy your five senses with 10-course dinner from Alila Uluwatu’s own, Chef Marc Lorés Panadés at their new QUILA dining room.

The name QUILA combines ‘qui’, which stands for ‘he who transforms’, with Alila, and aptly reflects the transformative dining experience presented within its exclusive setting. This exclusive dining experience is limited to a maximum of 10 guests each night within QUILA’s intimate five-table indoor setting. So reservation is a must. You should also share your dietary requirements in advance, so Chef Marc can prepare the food accordingly. Other than that, you just have to sit down, prepare yourself to try new things and just surrender to the unexpected.

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MEET CHEF ERWAN WIJAYA AT ALILA UBUD

Story by What’s New Bali

One of Ubud’s finest chefs, Alila Ubud’s Executive Chef Erwan Wijaya specializes in Balinese and international cuisine that is inspired by the culinary wealth of Bali’s rice terraces, farms and seas.

Wielding culinary skills honed within the best restaurants in Bali, Chef Erwan brings to his cooking a strong commitment to the use of local ingredients and organic goodness wherever possible. A proponent of the ‘slow food’ movement, he believes that Ubud and regional Bali provide a rich abundance of produce that can be thoughtfully matched to a menu that tempts even the most discerning of diners.

At Alila Ubud’s signature restaurant, Plantation, he has put together innovative fine dining and fresh seasonal menus that celebrate the best of Bali “Farm to Table”, using ingredients sourced from local farms and markets, or harvested from the resort’s own organic garden.

Under his direction, Plantation has earned the ‘Snail of Approval’ by Slow Food Bali for its organic and sustainable food. It was also voted “Best Balinese Restaurant” in the 2014 and 2015 Now! Bali Best Restaurant Awards.

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OMANI HOSPITALITY

Story by The Happy Travellers

We first stumbled upon Alila Jabal Akhdar whilst googling for the best hotel in Oman. Interestingly, it ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor, was given a 5-Star rating by fivestaralliance.com and has made it to CNT World’s Best Hotel Gold List 2015 and 2016. It got us so curious, we decided to give it a try and we are very glad that we did!

The hotel sits atop the Jabal Akhdar (The Green Mountain) which is part of the Al Hajar mountain range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman, the highest point in Oman and the whole of eastern Arabia. Previously restricted to all, until 2005 when it was finally opened to the general public, Jabal Akhdar is an extremely intriguing and culturally enticing region.

The hotel represents the very essence of Oman. Upon arrival, we were welcomed in traditional style with cold towels, khawa coffee and local dates, and with the beautiful aroma of burning frankincense and cardamom that filled the lobby. With all these, we knew right away that we’re off to a good start.

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WINTER SUN IN ASIA

Story by Country And Town House On the lookout for the best winter sun destinations for 2016? See our pick of the top luxury hotels in Asia; perfect for a New Year getaway, or some much-needed winter sun. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali In an end of the world location, majestic on Uluwatu’s limestone cliffs, Alila’s […]

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BEST PLACE TO ENJOY INDONESIAN FINE DINING

Story by whatsnewbali.com We all have our favourites when it comes to Indonesian cuisine. We consider them our comfort food, or dishes that brings back good memories of a place and people. It could be the famous rendang that we tried in West Sumatra, or the pepes ikan that our mom used to make, or […]

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BALI WE NEED TO TALK…

Story and photograph by André Russ, Vice President Sales, EarthCheck Dear Bali, Thanks for being such a beautiful place to visit. We adore your enchanting oceans, beautiful mountains, vivid sunsets, and unforgettable food. Sorry about the landfill sites, greenhouse gases and water shortages your eager tourists and industry which accommodates them has caused. But take […]

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LAVISH SPA IN UBUD BALI

Story by Hello Bali Guide Spa Alila Blessed with a breathtaking location and an unrivalled expertise in spa and wellness, Spa Alila at Alila Ubud launches the Rainforest Retreat Experience for those who seek a complete wellbeing escapade. The experience takes place at the resort’s secluded bale bengong, nestled on the edge of the rich […]

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