Trust us when we say there’s more to this favourite holiday hotspot than first meets the eye. There are as many sides to Bali as there are temples to explore in this Indonesian gem. A tropical island paradise where flower and incense offerings abound at every step, from the golden sandy shores to the lush paddies and dramatic cliff-tops, just one visit can never truly do it justice. It’s no wonder travellers are lured back here time and time again.
Seminyak: sophisticated and central
A favourite stomping ground for travellers, Seminyak is a no-fail Bali hotspot. Yet despite its popularity and laidback beachside locale, opulence and class prevail. Upscale boutiques, a trendy line-up of bars and sensational restaurants make this a magnet for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Perched right next door to bustling Kuta, the luxurious array of accommodation options keeps you close to the action yet a whole world away. Whittle away hours in lavish suites touting butler service, private plunge pools and ocean views, or get out and explore.
Sanur: mature and discreet
For a taste of Bali that perfectly combines bliss and bustle in a discreet location, it’s impossible to resist Sanur. Nestled on the east coast, this was Bali’s first tourism hub before Kuta whisked away the crowds. Famous for its beautiful sunrises, it’s a mature upscale resort area that many find ‘just right’. Despite the abundance of restaurants, resorts and dive operators, it retains a quiet and relaxed charm. Self-contained suites and multi-bedroom villas with private pools provide the perfect home away from home in this destination ideal for families and older travellers.
Nusa Dua: leisurely and 'laxed
If you can’t imagine leaving your resort, Nusa Dua lends itself to leisurely days. An enclave of five-star resorts with tight security, there are no hawkers and no busy crowds – just serene downtime with prime service at your fingertips. Renowned for its water sports, golf courses, kids’ clubs and private beach clubs, it’s all about the high life in Nusa Dua. Picture winding lagoons, rows of sun loungers sprawled along the sand and private valet service should you choose to ever leave.
Ubud: lush and cultural
The epitome of escapism however awaits nestled amongst the lush rice paddies and tropical forests of Ubud. Here, decadent hotels sit shrouded in greenery overlooking river valleys. Peace and indulgence come guaranteed. A refreshing change from the sun and sea, this is the heart of Bali’s cultural, spiritual and artistic side. Browse the local art villages, hike to tumbling waterfalls and brunch in organic cafes after a morning of yoga. Wherever you go in Bali, there’s always more just around the corner waiting to be discovered.